Village Doula opensPeggy Grant is the owner of KnoxVillage Doula, a postpartum doula business that she runs out of her Farragut home.
“Basically it is to help families after the birth of a child,” Grant said.
The business is in its infancy. Grant began the business in January. “As a postpartum doula, my job is to take care of the mother first, the baby second, the family third and the household fourth,” she said. “So I am trying to navigate new families through the experience of having a new child in their family.”
The focus is on care of the mother first, she said, “Because as doulas, we want the momma to take care of the baby. I can go in, and I can keep a baby quiet and I can feed a baby and do all that, but if the momma is not on her best game, she’s not going to be able to do the best for her baby.”
As a postpartum doula, her role usually begins once the family is home after the birth of a child, she said. read more
Fleet Feet looks to trainFleet Feet Knoxville, 11619 Parkside Drive in Farragut, offers 5K training programs that began in February and triathlon training that will start this month.
“Also I’m the head coach, so I oversee all the different training programs that we do,” owner Shahin Hadian said.
Fleet Feet Knoxville has programs for beginners looking to train for a 5K, more advanced runners looking for 5K training and 10K, SpeedPlay and long-distance training plus different levels of triathlon training, he said.
“We offer training programs from your couch-to-5K, beginner-not-runner-type person, all the way up to your ultra distance, runner triathlete,” he said. “So we offer, during the year, programs that would help someone for the first time ever walk or run a 5K or finish a spring triathlon, and at the same time we have programs for folks that are doing their marathons.”
While these programs are offered at Fleet Feet Knoxville, FFK also operates some Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation Commission programs, including two for 5K training plus triathlon training.
To sign up, visit www.fleetfeetknoxville.com/training/ read more
By Business For Business
Farragut Art in Park: a call for artists from all aroundAsk anyone in Farragut what they think is a highlight of the area and they are sure to include its parks and greenways.
With spring just around the corner, Farragut Art in the Park (presented by TDS) highlights these natural resources, while commemorating their beauty in paintings and photographs.
The Farragut Business Alliance and Town of Farragut are partnering for the fourth time to bring this Dogwood Arts event to the community.
On the weekend of April 26th, juried artists and photographers will locate throughout Farragut's parks and greenways for two days of painting and shooting. The public is invited to observe while the art is created.
These “plein air” works are then judged, exhibited and available for sale at a reception on May 9th. Cash awards and ribbons are given for Best in Show, first place and second place in several categories. TDS will also select a “Presenting Sponsor's Choice” for additional recognition. read more
business briefs• McFee Park in Farragut was recently honored with a Green Project Award by the East Tennessee Chapter of the United States Green Building Council. The park was designed by Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon, Inc., which provided architecture, landscape architecture and engineering services. The firm nominated McFee Park for the award. The Green Project Award is part of USGBC-ET’s overall Green Light Awards program, which celebrates outstanding achievements, leaders and volunteers who have advanced sustainability in the East Tennessee region. Green Project Awards are presented to projects that represent leading work in sustainable design, construction and/or operation.
• Brenda Crisp, Mitzi Griffin and David Bolduc have joined Pinnacle Financial Partners’ Northshore Drive office.
• Regional Advanced Manufactur-ing Partnership’s first quarter meeting of will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at LISEGA, Inc. in Kodak. LISEGA, Inc. is located at 370 East Dumplin Valley Road. It is required to RSVP. Visit http://q1-2014-rampmtg.eventbrite.com/ to RSVP. read more
biz beat• Calhoun’s, located at 10020 Kingston Pike, will host a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Networking event, starting at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 6.
• Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, located at 11490 Parkside Drive, will host a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting event, starting at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 7.
• Aspen Title and Escrow, located at 121 S. David Lane, Suite 2, will host a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting event, starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 12.