Hobbs’ The Adorable Child in Farragut

Anna Delk, 12, left, daughter of Perry and Donna Delk, is assisted with a hair bow by The Adorable Child owner, Judy Hobbs. Judy Hobbs was a neonatal nurse in a hospital intensive care unit when she decided to take a detour and open The Adorable Child, 11416 Kingston Pike, in Farragut, with husband, Brad Hobbs.

“I’ve always loved children — I’ve always worked in a children’s hospital — but I had a passion for children’s clothes and I was burned out on nursing,” Judy Hobbs said.

She said she always wanted to open a children’s boutique, so when Judy Hobbs started thinking about leaving nursing, she and Brad, both Farragut residents for 20 years, opened The Adorable Child eight years ago.

“I love it. I love people,” Judy Hobbs said. “Having a small business, we have customers who have become like family. You know their names and the things going on in their lives, so I have made a lot of good friends that way through this business.
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Stan Swaggerty Tile Design now open

Adam Swaggerty, left, joins his father, Stan Swaggerty, as they open a Stan Swaggerty Tile Design showroom, 161 West End Ave. They anticipate opening the store Monday, Sept. 8. West End Center in Farragut welcomes a new business, Stan Swaggerty Tile Design.

Stan Swaggerty, owner and installation manager, is re-opening and relocating his business’ showroom to 161 West End Ave. in Farragut. Swaggerty said he and son, Adam Swaggerty, opened the showroom Monday, Sept. 8. “We are extremely excited about this,” Stan Swaggerty said. “It’s something we looked forward to and worked hard to get here.”

Stan Swaggerty changed the name of his business, which was previously known as S & L Flooring, after a recommendation from a marketing firm, he said.

“I’ve lived here my entire life, and if you ask anybody who S & L Flooring is, they’re not sure; but if you say Stan Swaggerty, they know who it is,” he said. “So, [the marketing representative] said, ‘You just need to promote your name.’”
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business briefs

• Marilyn Roddy and Aneisa McDonald have been recruited to work as directors in the Pellissippi State Foundation. Roddy will be director of major gift development. McDonald will be director of planned and annual giving for the Pellissippi State Foundation.

• Archer’s BBQ will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, at its new 10205 Kingston Pike location starting at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19.

• Sherrill Boozer, R.N., M.S.N., FNP-BC, has joined New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery at Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center as a registered nurse and board-certified family nurse practitioner.

• Snappy Tomato Pizza will host a Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce networking from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at its 11507 Kingston Pike location in Farragut.
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