A Tribute to Don Charles Hasson

Joe JohnsonObits, Our Town Leaders

During the last few days, Knoxville lost a true business visionary, Don Charles Hasson. He is the grandson of the founder and the son of a president of House-Hasson Hardware …

Robin Easter: Design magic

Sandra ClarkInside 640, Our Town Leaders

Meet Robin Easter: business owner, designer and behind-the-scenes promoter of initiatives that are great for Knoxville. If she has a failing, it’s self-promotion. “She’s shy,” said a colleague.
When you visit …

Kristy Lund takes helm of Halls BPA

Sandra ClarkHalls, Our Town Leaders

Halls has a new leader. Meet Kristy Lund, the 2021 president of the Halls Business and Professional Association (HBPA). Lund will champion it as a business and community strength, especially …

Thrive adds three leaders

Sandra ClarkInside 640, Our Town Leaders

The beginning of the year brought three new members to Thrive’s full-time staff.
Chuck Hooten is the campus minister. He is a musician, writer, author, speaker and pastor from Knoxville. He …

Tom Catani: ‘Be fast, fantastic’

Sandra ClarkOur Town Leaders

Tom Catani continues an upward trajectory at the newly logo’d UScellular. The company announced that Catani is the area vice president/general manager for its Mid-Atlantic Region. He will lead stores …