Mind Yer P’s and Q’s comes to Farragut

Marci Stiles, left, and Hollie Hennessy have partnered to open Mind Yer P’s and Q’s, a craft beer and wine lounge, Friday, Oct. 31, at 12744 Kingston Pike in the Renaissance Center, Farragut. The town of Farragut can soon expect to get a craft beer and wine lounge in the community.

Marci Stiles and Hollie Hennessy, owners of Mind Yer P’s and Q’s, said they plan to open the business Friday, Oct. 31, in the Renaissance Center, 12744 Kingston Pike, Suite 104.

“We’re excited to come to Farragut and be a part of the community,” Stiles, who will serve as manager of the business, said, adding people will have an opportunity to sample their beers and wines at the Mind Yer P’s and Q’s booth during Farragut Food Festival Friday, Sept. 26, on the front lawn of Renaissance Center.

“Mind Yer P’s and Q’s is a place for people who enjoy all types of beer and wine,” Stiles said. “We recognize that not everyone drinks craft beer, and that sometimes a good old stand-by or domestic beer is preferred.

“We will offer a variety of beer on tap from craft, high gravity to domestic,” she added. “Our wine selection will range from those you recognize to some eclectic ... . In addition, small appetizers will be available to enjoy with your drink selection.”
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Primrose School shines bright in Farragut

Primrose School of Farragut is at near capacity since it opened two years ago. The school is located at the corner of Old Stage Road and Kingston Pike in Farragut. After two years in business, the Primrose School of Farragut, a private preschool at 120 Coach Road off Old Stage Road, is doing well, Courtney Brinkman, Prim-rose operations consultant, said.

“We are almost to capacity, but we do have some openings,” Brin-kman said.

“We are both extremely excited to continue our Primrose experience and bring such a highly accredited preschool to the Farragut area,” Jeremiah Webb, Primrose School franchise co-owner with wife, Amanda Webb, said.

The preschool, open year round, offers Balanced Learning curriculum, which combines teacher-directed with child-initiated activities, she said.

“It’s a balanced, purposeful approach to nurturing active minds, healthy bodies and happy hearts,” she added.
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TSBDC, Tennesse State Bank partner

Tennessee Small Business Development Center is partnering with Tennessee State Bank, 11470 Parkside Drive, to host a series of “Lunch & Learn” workshops for area small businesses this August through December.

The series will go through three phases — Google-ize Your Business, Growth Wheel, and Pin and Tweet Your Business. Each of these phases have been tested in the surrounding East Tennessee area, but this is the first chance local small businesses have to take advantage of such a learning opportunity in the West Knox County area.

“We have started this year offering them in other counties as a beta program, and we’ve tweaked it as we’ve gone along to best suit the needs of our clients and small businesses,” Laura Overstreet, TSBDC business specialist, said.
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business briefs

• Paul Bizier, project delivery manager for water services at Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, has been elected as national president for the Environment & Water Resources Institute, a civil engineering specialty institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

• Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union invites the Farragut community to Member Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the credit union at 102 N. Seven Oaks Dr, Windsor Square Shopping Center, Knoxville. This is a free event with activities such as massages, car washes, Medic Blood Drive, lunch, cake, candy for trick-or-treaters, free giveaways, a "Shred Day," provided by Cintas, in which the public can bring any paper documents to shred and fill the trucks, and "Tech Day” when people can learn about UChoose Rewards.
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