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WarrenJackson CPAs Announce Lenoir City Relocation

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WarrenJackson Certified Public Accountants, PLLC is excited to announce that on Monday, September 14, our Lenoir City office will be relocating to a new location. We are happy to share that we will remain a part of the downtown scene in the former Capstar Bank building at 705 East Broadway. We are very pleased at having not only a much better facility, but also a significant improvement in our parking situation!

Since our arrival in the Loudon County market in December 1997 – especially since our move in May 2004 to our present office located at 219 West Broadway in Lenoir City – our firm has experienced significant growth in the number of clients that we serve throughout Loudon County. In order to accommodate our present clients and prepare for future growth in the Greater Loudon County area, our partners felt it important that we find an office building that will enable us to meet those needs.

WarrenJackson is a product of the 2018 merger of Jackson and Runyan CPA, PLLC and Warren and Tallent CPA, PLLC. The two predecessor firms had a long history in Southeast Tennessee with Warren and Tallent having their start in 1962 and Jackson and Runyan dating back to 1984. WarrenJackson currently maintains offices in Athens, Sweetwater, and Madisonville, in addition to the Lenoir City location.

Our firm offers tax preparation services for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. WarrenJackson also has a very active small business accounting department that includes payroll and monthly financial statement preparation, bill paying services, and QuickBooks consulting. We have a very active audit department and are one of few area firms that provide forensic accounting services. WarrenJackson is always open to tailoring our service offerings to meet your accounting needs.

WarrenJackson Certified Public Accountants, PLLC

606 South Main Street in Sweetwater
423-337-5003

409 College Street in Madisonville
423-442-3890

705 East Broadway Street in Lenoir City
865-988-4440

206 N. Hill Street in Athens
423-745-9314

www.warrenjacksoncpa.com

Restyle Your Fur Event

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September 11th & 12th from 10 am to 5:30 pm

Do you have a sentimental fur stole, jacket, or coat hanging in your closet not being worn? Let Restyle Your Fur perform an unforgettable “trans-fur-mation” by having expert furriers:

» Convert it into a fabulous vest or 2-in-1 jacket with removable sleeves
» Make a cuddly teddy bear, pillow, or throw
» Enlarge, downsize, or repair your garment
» Create a lightweight reversible fur/silk raincoat
» Shear it to update the look

Fur is one of the few materials that can be stripped apart and entirely restyled. Beyond alterations, it can be sheared to a short plush, updated to a different style, or, most commonly, added as fur collars, cuffs, or lining for raincoats and everyday coats to add luxury and style. At our Restyle Your Fur event, we will first assess the condition of the fur of your coat and then discuss updating and restyling options for you. Restyle Your Fur is proud to make perfect fur alterations, always with on-time delivery.

If you were lucky enough to receive a fur coat from past generations, it may require a restyle to keep up with today’s fashion trends. Updating your furs will give you a new piece you can comfortably wear and even pass down to younger generations. 

Restyle Your Furs is an independent business that continues to fuel the ever evolving restyling market. All furs are restyled in the United States by their highly qualified professionals. The Lily Pad is thrilled to partner with them for this event! To learn more about Restyle Your Furs, visit www.restyleyourfur.com

The Lily Pad Boutique
209 N. Main Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874
423-337-5537
www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com

Gallian Medial Group

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Say Goodbye to Assembly Line Medicine

You may have to take a number and stand in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, but you don’t have to settle for the assembly line-like experience growing so common nowadays. 

Advances in medical science in the United States have dramatically enhanced life expectancies from 54.1 years in 1918 to 78.9 years in 2020.  However, these revolutionary advances in medicine have come at an enormous financial and personal cost to patients as many rural hospitals are forced to close their doors and urban hospitals and medical centers are forced to consolidate or face going out of business.  Today only one-third of physicians are still in private practice, and it is estimated that only 50% of our current health system will remain in place during the next decade.  

If you’re the type of individual who truly values your relationships with your medical providers once so prevalent in the healthcare community, it’s easy to appreciate your concern for the future as medical care becomes increasingly driven by bottom lines – often at the expense of you, the patient.   

Fortunately, a growing number of private practice medical providers are pushing back against these managed care, socialized medical models so common in Europe and elsewhere today.

Launched in 2016 by husband and wife team, Scott Gallian, MD, MBA, and U.S. Air Force veteran, and Lauren Gallian, FNP-BC, Gallian Medical Group in nearby Hardin Valley offers a fresh and totally new approach to providing caring and compassionate, full-service primary care to their patients, unlike the socialized medicine trends that so much of our healthcare system has embarked on. Complete with in-house diagnostic lab, EKG, and X-ray services, Gallian Medical Group offers their patients a level of medical excellence that’s becoming increasingly more difficult to find today.

What patients appreciate the most about Gallian Medical Group is a level of compassionate caring that they remember from their past. Gone are the “bus station-like” waiting room experiences and “steeple chase-like” visits with your healthcare provider. What remains is a team of dedicated medical professionals who are totally committed to your individual healthcare needs in a caring, compassionate, and unrushed environment. 

We trust that you are going to enjoy this month’s issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views and our interview with Scott Gallian, MD, and Family Nurse Practitioner, Lauren Gallian, FNC-BC, and the newest member of the Gallian healthcare team, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gina Bearden, FNC-BC. We believe that at Gallian Medical Group, you will rediscover an entirely new level of personalized healthcare that you might have thought no longer existed.

MV: You have all experienced today’s socialized medical trends firsthand as providers. Describe your experiences and how they helped you to envision a new future for your patients at Gallian Medical Group. 

Scott: In the outpatient setting, we felt as if our employers were dictating the level of care and not the patient in consultation with their physician. At Gallian Medical Group, we put the focus back on the patient and provide them with the time needed to fully describe their symptoms and to treat them. We don’t lock our patients into 15 minute blocks of time.

MV: How have your patients responded to the level of care they receive at Gallian Medical Group?

Lauren: They thoroughly enjoy it. They don’t like being rushed or ignored. I think most of our new patients are surprised at our more measured approach to healthcare. Accustomed as they are to the assembly line medical treatments they experience elsewhere, they are often surprised to discover that we take the time to really listen to them. They genuinely appreciate the fact that we desire to have a meaningful provider/patient relationship with them. Patients who wish to be more proactive in achieving their optimum level of health really enjoy their new provider/patient relationships. 

MV: I guess another indication of your success is the fact that your are currently expanding your medical facility to meet the needs of your growing group of patients. Tell us about your expansion plans.

Scott: We’re grateful to our growing number of new patients, for their trust in us and their support and encouragement. To meet this growing patient base and the additional providers, we are currently expanding our medical facility. We are adding 1,500 additional square feet of exam rooms, provider offices, and nurse work centers. Our new addition is scheduled to be complete in October.

MV: Gina, as the newest addition to the Gallian Medical Group healthcare team, tell our readers a little bit about yourself.

Gina: My family moved to Tennessee from Michigan when I was eight. I attended nursing school at Tennessee State University and earned my master’s degree from Vanderbilt University. I have worked as an ICU nurse and have 20 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner, with a decade of that practicing in Endocrinology.

MV: What most influenced your decision to join the Gallian Medical Group team?

Gina: Like the entire team at Gallian, I practice evidence-based medicine and feel passionate about treating the patient as a whole – truly listening to them and getting to the root of their problem. Like my fellow team members, I am extremely thorough and detailed in my management and want the patient to feel comfortable and confident in their care, but, most importantly, I want to show compassion to each patient. I look forward to making a valuable contribution to Gallian Medical Group and their family of patients throughout our East Tennessee community. 

MV: What services do you provide at Gallian Medical Group?

Lauren: We provide evidence-based primary care for patients age 12 and up. We have our own lab and X-ray machine. We also perform EKGs and spirometry services. We offer preventative care and immunizations, chronic disease management, hypertension management, nutrition and wellness management, diabetes management, physicals, and a variety of other services. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm. Same-day appointments are available. We also offer Telemedicine for your convenience.

MV: Because you’re a private practice medical practice facility, in what other ways do your patients benefit?

Scott: Choice is clearly an important way in which our patients benefit. If they need a service we can’t provide, then they are free to go wherever they like. They can choose any specialist, any hospital, any other ancillary service they want – not just the ones under a certain corporate umbrella. Patients also want a provider they can stay with for life, not someone that will move on after the provider’s contract expires or if the corporate employer makes decisions affecting the doctor-patient relationship. Patients want their provider, not a replacement or substitute. We plan on being here for many years to come. 

MV: Unlike other area healthcare providers that experience high staff turnover, your team has been with you for a number of years. How important is this to your patients?

Lauren: Extremely important. Our staff is a big reason for our success. We feel the patients’ relationship with our staff is as important as the patients’ relationship with us. Our staff is like family to us.

MV: What is a typical patient wait time?

Lauren: Most of the time less than 15 minutes. Rarely more than 30 minutes. 

MV: You appear to attract a great many Medicare patients. Why is that?

Scott: Medicare patients are a special population. They generally have more healthcare needs and have higher expectations than other groups of patients. They usually are more in tune with their health than a younger person and more self-educated about their health. We want them to know we’re here to meet their expectations and provide the quality care they deserve in order to achieve their optimal level of health and well-being.

MV: What other types of insurance do you accept?

Scott: Almost all commercial insurances, Medicare, and Medicare Advantage plans. We don’t discriminate based on a patient’s insurance status.

MV: How can people learn more about Gallian Medical Group?

Lauren: Our website is www.gallianmedical.com. We also encourage people to visit our Facebook page.

MV: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add?

Scott: We want your readers to know that we will go the extra mile to ensure they have a truly wonderful healthcare experience, the type of experience they might have thought no longer existed in today’s steeple-chase medical marketplace.

Gallian Medical Group
10744 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
865-383-7223
www.gallianmedical.com

Discover the Art of Navigating Life’s Financial Uncertainties

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By Nick Chamber, CFP®, Chambers Wealth Management

As a Certified Financial Planner and investment manager for more than 30 years in Atlanta, my wife Trish and I decided to retire and move to the mountains of Western North Carolina near Cashiers and Highlands. However, after six years, I concluded that total retirement wasn’t for me. I had a strong sense that I could still make a difference by helping retirees and pre-retirees achieve their financial objectives. In addition, we felt somewhat isolated where we lived and had a desire to make new friendships and participate in various recreational activities, including pickleball and golf, which we really enjoy. 

After spending three of the winter months this year at our home in Roatan, we moved to Tennessee in April. Currently, we are living in a small townhouse rental while we build our home on a golf course. 

After speaking with Tom Irmen of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, I decided to advertise in his publication and write this short article. Basically, what I’d like to convey is that I’m just like you. At age 72, I confront the same financial uncertainties, stress, and physical challenges as you. And while I can’t provide solutions to all of life’s challenges, I promise that I will use my more than three decades of financial expertise and 72 years of life experience to help you achieve your financial and retirement goals. 

Whether you are investing for growth to maintain your purchasing power, increase your spendable income, leave a legacy to your heirs, or make a significant contribution to charities and ministries that are important to you, we can help. I think that you will also discover that our process will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

To learn more about our services and our investment performance results (which have been remarkable), please visit www.chamberswm.com. You might also want to check out www.nc-entertainment.com, as I am a jazz vocalist as well. Thank you, and I look forward to helping you achieve your retirement dreams.

Chambers Wealth Management
828-200-7759
www.chamberswm.com
nick@chamberswm.com

Do You Have Pinhole Leaks? It Might Be Your Water…

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By David Brewster, Owner of Aqua Clear Water Systems, LLC

I have heard pinhole leaks are a huge pain. Not from personal experience, but from the clients I have worked with. Stories of massive floods, ripping out drywall, hidden mold growing behind the wall, and 10k-20k re-plumbing jobs having to be done. And the sad part is most people think it’s just their old plumbing, and there is no alternative but to invest in totally gutting the plumbing. Luckily, we have saved many clients from turning their home into a job site by fixing the water that travels through those old pipes. 

Chlorine is corrosive to copper. It reacts with the copper to create a chemical compound: Copper chloride. This compound can slowly attack copper from the inside, which results in those tiny but destructive pinhole leaks. Also, hard water, an abundance of calcium/magnesium, can erode copper pipes if a hot water recirculation pump is installed.  

Kinetico water systems remove the chlorine, chloramines, and hardness that can attack copper pipes. We also add a special coating filter, after the Kinetico system, to recoat the copper plumbing from the years of damage. After installing hundreds of Kinetico Systems to fix our clients’ pinhole leak issues, we can say with 100% certainty that it works. 

We’ve been saving our valued clients from 10k-20k re-plumbing jobs and from turning their home into a job site. And not only did they save their plumbing, but they also get all the other benefits of installing a Kinetico whole house water filtration system. We are so confident that we have a turn-key pinhole leak prevention system that we will refund your investment if it doesn’t stop your pinhole leak problem. Call or text 865-986-4234 to schedule your free pinhole leak assessment, and get your questions answered. 

Aqua Clear Water Systems
865-986-4234
www.aquaclearws.com

Make the Smoky Mountains Your Happy Place

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Many people find happiness in the Smoky Mountains. Burdens seem to roll off as the stately mountains come in sight. The Smokies are a restful place to retreat from the busyness of life and to be restored and refreshed by their beauty and serenity. Life is just better in the mountains.

Having grown up in Gatlinburg, Carol experienced the splendor of the mist-shrouded Smokies that greeted her each morning as Mt. LeConte stood majestically outside her bedroom window. 

“My childhood was filled with the joys of living in the mountains,” Carol remembered. “My days were spent outside exploring, hiking, picking blueberries, sledding, building forts, and eating family meals on our front porch picnic table. My parents’ love of the mountains not only overflowed to my siblings and me, but also to everyone they met. They welcomed relatives and friends into our home who wanted to visit the Smokies.”

In the 1970s, Gatlinburg’s popularity grew, and the local mom and pop hotels could not meet the demand for rooms. Visitors found themselves stranded with nowhere to stay. 

“Because the hotel owners trusted Mom and Dad, they asked them to take these desperate vacationers into their home,” Carol explained. “Our family would scramble to clean a bedroom and bathroom in time to welcome weary travelers to our mountain home.”

Carol’s parents’ opportunities for hospitality continued to grow. Neighbors with vacation homes on the mountain began to leave their keys with her mom and dad, so her parents could rent their homes. As Gatlinburg grew into a year-round vacation destination, people began to buy properties as a rental investment. As a result, Carol’s parents began managing more and more rental properties. Mountain Laurel Chalets Management Company was born – a true family business.

“My siblings and I answered our home phone, Mountain Laurel Chalets, how may I help you?” Carol recalled. “We were reservationists, cleaners, laundry workers, customer service representatives, remodelers, and decorators. While in college, my siblings and I recruited friends to help us clean cabins on busy fall and holiday weekends. We had a blast with our friends, and they enjoyed the extra spending money they earned.”

Carol considers it a privilege to have grown up in a family who loved combining life and business together as they endeavored to bless others through their hospitality. Carol’s mom and dad are gone. They left her with this wonderful legacy of six incredible rental cabins nestled in the Smokies, which became Trillium Family Properties to be shared with families like yours.

Imagine cool mountains breezes, the sound of gentle winds rustling through the surrounding trees, the smell of pine trees, an abundance of wildlife, and a crackling fire at sunset. And of course, the awe-inspiring views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Trillium Family Properties looks forward to the opportunity to share our mountains with you, your children, and grandchildren. Why not begin creating a lifetime of fond memories by contacting us today and reserving your family getaway or staycation? Why not start your own family legacy in the mountains? Visit us online at www.TrilliumFamilyProperties.com to explore all our cabins and to book your family escape.

“Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” – Mark 6:31

Trillium Family Properties
865-804-9000
www.TrilliumFamilyProperties.com
info@trilliumfamilyproperties.com

Say Hello to the Last Deck Board You’ll Ever Need

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Let’s be honest, wooden deck boards just don’t cut it. They twist, warp, splinter, and require pressure washing and refinishing. And forget walking on them in your bare feet. Many of us replaced these old wooden deck boards with newer composite deck boards that, while more attractive than their wooden cousins, are easily stained and promote the growth of mold and mildew. Yes, you can pressure wash and bleach the mold and mildew away, but it will likely return after just a few short months.

Well, say hello to the last deck board you’ll ever need.

Manufactured from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) reinforced with fiberglass, this revolutionary decking from WearDeck boasts the highest live load rating in the industry, resulting in unparalleled strength and durability. The deck boards are weatherproof, waterproof, and heat-reflective. Rated for ground contact and underwater installation, WearDeck will be the last deck board you’ll ever need.

WearDeck is available in eight different colors and profiles in up to 28′ lengths. Every WearDeck board incorporates heat-reflective technology, a proprietary mixture of additives, and a limited lifetime warranty. Splinter-free and heat-reflective, WearDeck decking provides permanent static protection and an embossed wood grain surface for excellent slip-resistance. WearDeck also comes in two new barefoot colors designed to keep feet cool and comfortable on even the hottest days.

Ready to replace those tired and worn out deck boards on your boat dock and deck? Just call Mountain View Dock & Deck Repair for a free, no-obligation consultation and estimate.

Mountain View Dock & Deck Repair has more than 20 years of experience in both the custom cabinetry and deck repair marketplaces. In fact, they apply the same exacting standards required in the custom cabinetry industry to every deck they install, resulting in that custom showcase decking look that you deserve. 

Mountain View Dock & Deck Repair also offers their customers a full line of custom cabinetry that can be used outdoors on docks and decks. Made to exacting standards to your specifications, their custom outdoor cabinets are designed to withstand anything that Mother Nature can throw their way.

So if you’re ready to say goodbye to your tired, old decking and hello to the last deck boards you’ll ever need, call Max or Jonathan today. Also, don’t forget to ask them about their out-of-door cabinetry designed to last a lifetime. 

Mountain View Dock & Deck Repair
Max 931-691-7279
Jonathan 931-691-5652

Electric Shock Drowning: A Silent Killer

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By Patrick Boring, Lifetime Docks, LLC

According to WebMD, Electric Shock Drowning, or ESD, “happens when an electric current – typically a low-level AC current from boats, docks, hoists or lights – ‘escapes’ and shocks nearby swimmers. The shock paralyzes them, so they can’t swim or help themselves.” 

Fortunately, there is a device called ShockIQ that can prevent ESD by monitoring the water around your dock for stray electricity. If stray electricity is detected, a siren sounds and the system’s monitor light flashes. Power to your dock is shut down instantly, and your ShockIQ system goes on battery backup and continues to monitor for electricity. 

To learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Electric Shock Drownings, call me at 423-566-7401 today.

Established in 1997, Lifetime Docks has earned a reputation for superior craftsmanship, honesty, and integrity. Lifetime Docks is the master distributor of ShockIQ in East Tennessee and has also been selected by the Touchless Boat Cover company to become their exclusive representative for the sale, design, installation, and maintenance of their revolutionary and patented Touchless Boat Cover systems.

Lifetime Docks, LLC
144 Industrial Parkway
Jacksboro, TN 37757
Office: 423-566-7401
patrick@lifetimedockstn.com
www.lifetimedockstn.com
https://dockiq.com/products/shockiq-system

Discover a Treasure Trove of Gifts That Will Be Cherished for a Lifetime

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We encourage all of our loyal customers to continue to exercise safe distancing guidelines but to get out and enjoy this incredible Tennessee summer weather and some great values on hand-selected antiques you will discover at Cones Cupboard Antiques, conveniently located at West End Antique Mall in nearby Knoxville.

Cones Cupboard Antiques’ owner, Peggy Cones, frequently travels throughout the South and Northeast in search of unique antiques, vintage items, and a wide selection of gifts. Cones Cupboard Antiques offers discriminating shoppers the opportunity to shop for exciting new items that would make wonderful additions to your home or a treasured gift for nearly every occasion.  Unlike gifts from one of the “big box” stores, many of the items offered by Cones Cupboard Antiques are unique, one-of-a-kind items that have been cherished by families for generations and that are destined to become part of your family’s future for many generations to come as well.

In addition to their intrinsic value, antiques will take on an even greater value in the future as your family, and generations to come, share your time honored treasure. No matter what the gift giving occasion, why not select a gift from the past that will create its own history in the future as it is shared with family members and future generations?

Even if your immediate interest is not antiques, why not discover the perfect gift from Cones Cupboard Antiques’ large selection of alternative vintage and gifts items, including hand-crafted candles, glassware, china, silver, collectibles, and more? And yes, we have brought back our popular garden flags and Sassafras door mats and inserts just in time for summer.

A visit to West End Antique Mall may help you discover that just-so-perfect gift for mom that will be remembered for many years to come.

Cones Cupboard Antiques at West End Antique Mall
7200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
www.ConesCupboardAntiques.com

Take Advantage of Our Special New Client Offer

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By Vickie Harness, Owner of Salon Anew

On behalf of the entire Salon Anew team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients for their continued support and encouragement during this unprecedented time as we all continue to practice all of the recommended social distancing guidelines, as well as the continued use of face coverings for both the staff and the clients to protect our community, our families, and ourselves.

We would also like to reach out to those of you who may not have used our hair services since the reopening on May 6, 2020, or you are new to the salon and its your first hair service visit, with our “New Client Special.” Simply make your first, second, and third appointments online at www.salonanewtn.com and mention “Three Visit Offer” and you’ll receive 50% off your first visit and 25% off your second and third visits. (Offer expires December 31, 2020. New hair clients only. Offer does not include any nail services.)

First launched nearly two decades ago, Salon Anew has continued to earn a reputation for extraordinary customer service offering a wide array of services, including hair, nails, and skin care, in addition to our very own fashion boutique featuring brand name women’s apparel at very affordable price points.

Here’s what our customers are saying:

“I use all the services at Salon Anew. From hair, to nails, services, they are FABULOUS! I originally came from California, where there is a huge option of services to be offered. Imagine my delight when I found them all under Salon Anew’s roof! They are wonderful and make me feel like family!” – Kris

“The atmosphere at Salon Anew is very relaxing. I know I will be pampered as soon as I walk inside. Everyone that works there is friendly and makes a point to call me by name. The little extras – beverages and snacks, drawings, monthly specials, and decorations – are an added bonus. I feel at home there. It’s cozy but also spacious. My stylist does a wonderful job on my hair, and the pedicures are wonderful.” – Debbie

I would like to personally invite you to discover the Salon Anew difference for yourself today. 

Salon Anew
101 Cheeyo Way
Loudon, TN 37774
865-458-3960
www.salonanewtn.com

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