At Home is new branding for Garden Ridge

Kristal Ray, left, At Home store manager, and Don Heller, At Home front-end manager, assist customer Linda Clagett of Knoxville with a purchase of home décor items available in At Home. Garden Ridge, 11221 Outlet Drive across from Cotton-Eyed Joe’s, has a new look and a new name — At Home.

The company officially changed the name from Garden Ridge to At Home July 11 to put a brand stamp on the company.

”It’s a huge transformation for us,” Kristal Ray, store manager, said.

“This company was aggressively opening new locations,” Ray said. “We have 71 locations with the potential of 12 more opening this year.
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Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop hosts Farragut West Knox Chamber Networking

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Networkings take place Thursday mornings throughout the year at various FWKCC businesses in the Farragut, West Knox County and Knoxville metropolitan areas. Meredith Layton, left, co-owner of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, chats with Julie Predney of Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, middle, and Arlene Weinstein, Chamber ambassador, during a Chamber-sponsored networking Thursday, July 24, at the shop.

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• Pellissippi State Community College welcomes two new academic deans, Kane Barker and Lisa Stamm. Barker, a Knoxville native, was hired last month as dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. He earned a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology. Stamm is the new dean of the college’s Nursing department. She completed a Master of Science degree in nursing from The University of Tennessee and currently is pursuing a doctorate in health education. read more