Volunteer Pharmacy to promote schools

Chad and Camilla Frost, owners of Volunteer Pharmacy, are promoting schools by inviting customers and residents to vote for their favorite public school at either their Lovell Heights or Maryville store. Every three months a winning school will receive $25,000. Volunteer Pharmacy has started a promotion to benefit area schools in appreciation of community support to its Lovell Heights and Maryville stores.

“We are going to give, every quarter, $25,000 to a school that receives the most votes between our Knoxville and Maryville stores,” Chad Frost, director of operations and owner with wife, Camilla Frost, said.

“We felt we could make this commitment and give enough to the schools to be meaningful,” Chad Frost said.

Residents and customers can vote at the Farragut area location, 10420 Kingston Pike, or the Maryville store, 2403 U.S. Highway 441 South, he said.

They do not have to be a customer of Volunteer Pharmacy, Frost said. However, he said, “Your vote is multiplied by the number of prescriptions that we fill. If someone is filling a prescription when he or she votes, the staff member will fill in the number of prescriptions being filled.
read more

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar prepares to open in Farragut

Brian McNeal, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar general manager, is preparing for the opening of the restaurant and bar, targeted for Monday, March 2, at 11683 Parkside Drive, Farragut. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will not be your mainstream burger restaurant, Brian McNeal, Bad Daddy’s general manager, said.

The restaurant, targeted to open Monday, March 2, at 11683 Parkside Drive, Farragut, will be chef-driven, offering made-from-scratch dishes.

“We are excited to be opening our second franchise and first Tennessee restaurant in Farragut,” McNeal said, adding the restaurant is going to be unique to Farragut and the surrounding area.

“Farragut is quickly becoming a ‘foodie’ town, and our concept fits perfectly,” McNeal, an Oak Ridge resident, said. “It’s new, it’s exciting, it’s different. It’s not mainstream at all, from the décor to the food.”

McNeal said guests might expect an edgy décor consisting of rebar, metal-plated walls and loud classic rock. These are combined with menus offering a variety of signature burger options.
read more

business briefs

• Ed Pershing, CEO of Pershing Yoakley & Associates, has been selected to East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Pershing is one of three executives chosen by Junior Achieve-ment of East Tennessee for the distinction. He will be honored at the 27th annual East Tenne-ssee Business Hall of Fame Award Dinner Thursday, April 9.

• Dr. Yong Bradley, chief of nuclear medicine with The University of Tennessee and associate professor at UT Graduate School of Med-icine, has been chosen by the American Journal of Roe-ntgenology, as a top manuscript reviewer.
read more