Business

Elite Suites Salon Studios grow

Filled suites, business expansion and a second location set to open

Kimberly Garrison Hennessy, co-owner and CEO, opened Elite Suites Salon Studios. May 7, 2016, and has already expanded and filled her suites.
After opening almost a year ago, Elite Suites Salon Studios has filled its suites and is looking to open another location, said Kimberly Garrison Hennessy, owner and CEO of Elite Suites.

Garrison Hennessy and husband, Sean Hennessy, partnered at 10536 Kingston Pike, next to Walker Collision Repair near Farragut, on May 7, 2016. Since then, the business expanded its space in January and has 23 business owners.

“We are doing well,” Garrison Hennessy said. “It’s actually amazing. We are completely full and we are very thankful for that. I think we are passionate about it, and that makes a

difference.

“We’re hoping to open our second location in Powell in about a year,” she said. “We would like to see three or four more suites in other areas, and we hope to franchise.”

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Farragut couple’s quest leads to new business

Farragut residents Jeff Ogden, and Angel Ogden, join their children, from left, Annalise, 10, Elizabeth, 13, and Elijah, 7, as they get ready to open Brain Balance Achievement Center of Farragut. The Ogdens plan to open the center, 157 Brooklawn St. in Kroger Marketplace shopping center, in mid- to late-May.
A quest to help their daughter led Farragut residents Jeff and Angel Ogden to open a new business, Brain Balance Achievement Center of Farragut.

They hope to open Brain Balance, 157 Brooklawn St. in Kroger Marketplace shopping center in mid- to late-May.

“It’s a new experience for us,” Angel Ogden said. “God has laden on our hearts to help kids.”

“We wanted to bring something right here,” Jeff Ogden said.

Brain Balance Achievement Center addresses processing disorders, ADHD, behavior and social issues in children starting at age 4.

It is a comprehensive non-medical 12-week program combining physical and sensory motor exercises with cognitive skill training and healthy nutrition to place both hemispheres of the brain back in sync and allow children to reach their full potential, Jeff Ogden said, adding children go three times a week for one hour.

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• John Jeffries has joined Messer Construction Co. as environmental health and safety manager in Messer’s Knoxville region and Brian Walker has joined Messer Construction as project manager in the Knoxville region. Walker has played a key role in higher education projects.

• Knoxville resident Ashley Brooker has been recognized by Patcraft, part of Shaw Industries, as one of the company’s top sales leaders in the country. She has worked for Patcraft for three years, providing customer service, education of product knowledge and passion for identifying the best-fit performance product for commercial spaces. She was honored with the Sales Excellence Award during Patcraft’s Circle of Distinction ceremony in March.

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