‘Clean’ ideas for fun

Sandra ClarkAround Town, Feature

Marco’s Pizza in Halls, 7121 Maynardville Pike, has your local Pizza Fan Club. In August, pictures were submitted by some of the cutest little Marco’s fans as “Marco’s Favorite Fan.” Post your picture and tag in your Facebook posts #MarcosFavoriteFan to become a favorite fan yourself. Those selected won their next pizza on the house.


Hallsdale Powell Utility District reminds customers to keep wastewater drains clear by not pouring grease down drains, sinks or toilets. Instead, store grease in the refrigerator until cooled to a solid, then throw away in the garbage. Never flush prescription pills and always recycle motor oil at a recycling center. HPUD offers lots of educational programs both to youth and adults. For example, bring a “Water on Wheels” lesson to your third-grade classroom by contacting Sarah Berry at 865-925-3948.

Norwex: In addition to my work with KnoxTNToday.com I’m also a Norwex independent sales consultant. In that work I engage with friends and neighbors – seeking to improve quality of life by radically reducing chemicals. Chemical-free cleaning is what it’s all about. You can find my Norwex information here. Community involvement and small business support is key to the success of so many. Make a difference where you can.

Knoxville’s Purchasing Department honored five businesses at the third annual Diversity Business Enterprise awards ceremony. Every year, $50 million or more is awarded in city contracts, and roughly one in three city dollars spent in competitively bid contracts went to small businesses in the last fiscal year. Honorees are:

  • Arrow Crane Services, Rising Star
  • The Cor-Tenn Co., Above and Beyond
  • Scientific Sales, Minority-owned Business of the Year
  • Roadway Solutions, Woman-owned Business of the Year
  • Design & Construction Services Inc., Small Business of the Year

In addition, Mike Bannon, KAT’s director of maintenance, was recognized as the Employee Advocate of the Year for his work with minority- and women-owned businesses – $1.4 million in DBE contracts awarded last year.

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