August Newsletter

  
     
August 07, 2008
2008 BBB GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS
August 5, 2008

On behalf of the BBB of Greater East Tennessee, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone that contributed to our 2008 Annual Golf Tournament.

The winning team represented Gatlinburg Real Estate & Rental Company, Inc. Second place team was from Knology of Knoxville, Inc., and third place went to a first time team from Free Service Tire Company, Inc. We truly had some great teams this year.

The highlight of the tournament was a 50-foot putt by Tim Bodie of the Temp Systems, Inc., team! This earned him a $5,000.00 check. Needless to say, this started the tournament off on an extremely positive note!

A special thanks goes out to the many companies that contributed door prizes, raffle items, goodie bag items, and especially to our Tournament Sponsors, Corporate Sponsors, and Hole Sponsors.

Finally, I would like to thank our host, River Islands Golf Club, for organizing such a pleasurable event.

I hope everyone had a great day and hope you will join us next year. We may even double the prize for the Putting Contest!

Sincerely,

Jerry Tipton

President/CEO


BBB Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor: Jewelry Television

Platinum Sponsors: EcoQuest International, Inc.; Pilot Corporation & Pilot Travel Centers, LLC; and Ruby Tuesday

Gold Sponsors: Advance Auto Parts; ORNL Federal Credit Union

Silver Sponsors: Regions Bank; MECO Corporation; Stowers Machinery Corporation

Bronze Sponsors: A & M Hospitality Mgt, LLC; AT & T Mobility; Cabins USA; Crown Park Resort;
Free Service Tire Company Inc., Fowler's Furniture, Inc.; Hidden Mountain Resort; Knology of Knoxville, Inc.; Lawler-Wood, LLC; Mountain Laurel Chalets, Inc.; National Bank of Tennessee; Northwestern Mutual Financial Network; Phil Bachman Toyota/Scion; Starr Crest Resort Cabin Rentals, LLC; Sunrise Homes, Inc,
The Inn at Christmas Place Inc.



New Members












Company Name

Street

City

County

State

Zip







Windrock Tree Service

2249 E. Wolf Valley Road

Clinton

Anderson

TN

37716







3T Glass Company

2415 E. Broadway

Maryville

Blount

TN

37804

Charter Communications

1776 Henry G. Lane

Maryville

Blount

TN

37801

David Bradley Stucco & Stone

211 Flynn Road

Walland

Blount

TN

37886

Eberting Orthodontics

619 Smithview Drive

Maryville

Blount

TN

37801

Garage Doors of Maryville

105 Pearle Drive

Maryville

Blount

TN

37801

Goddard's Tree Service

4417 Cullen Street

Maryville

Blount

TN

37804

Ogle's Tree Service

820 Belfast Street

Maryville

Blount

TN

37801

Roger L. Newman Co. Inc.

1100 Mountvale Dr. Maryville Blount TN

37803

Screens of East Tennessee

P. O. Box 4123

Maryville

Blount

TN

37802

Southern Elegance Tile

1519 E. Broadway

Maryville

Blount

TN

37804

Spectra Group, Inc.

225 Brookdale Road

Maryville

Blount

TN

37801

Sutton Marble & Granite

921 Foch St.

Maryville

Blount

TN

37801







Affordable Tree Service

2530 Middle Creek Road

Afton

Greene

TN

37616

Air Pro Heating & Cooling,Inc.

147 Mason Street

Greeneville

Greene

TN

37745

Old Stage Eye Care

15 Old Stage Road, Suite A

Greeneville

Greene

TN

37745

Terry's Flooring

85 Williamson Valley Road

Chuckey

Greene

TN

37641







Denton's Hardwood Flooring

6121 Rudder Road

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37920

Drive 4 Life Academy Inc.

4609 Papermill Drive

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37909

Kelvin Tonks Insurance

4513 Lee Road

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37921

Kinderdance

2334 Belt Road

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37920

La Weight Loss Center

149 N. Peters Rd

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37923

Phoenix Funding LLC

8512 LawnPark Drive

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37923

RMB, Inc.

409 Bearden Park

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37919

State Farm Ins./Maria Bull

11830 Kingston Pike

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37934

Woodruff Construction, LLC

P. O. Box 22185

Knoxville

Knox

TN

37933







Comfort Design Group

130 River Point Drive

Lenoir City

Loudon

TN

37772







D & D Enterprises, Inc.

1705 Chapman Highway

Sevierville

Sevier

TN

37876

Oak Leaf at Gatlinburg Chateau

P. O. Box 731

Gatlinburg

Sevier

TN

37738







AAA Fence

P. O. Box 333

Piney Flats

Sullivan

TN

37686

Crosswhite Roofing

1300 Egypt Rd.

Bluff City

Sullivan

TN

37618

East Tennessee Paving

1008 Greenvine Place

Kingsport

Sullivan

TN

37663

ParaFrog Airsoft

1225 N. Eastman Dr.

Kingsport

Sullivan

TN

37664

Volunteers Asphalt and Paving

1008 Greenvine Place

Kingsport

Sullivan

TN

37660







Alpine Plumbing Corporation

P. O. Box 9178

Johnson City

Washington

TN

37615

Hub's Paint & Design

117-1/2 AA Deakins Road

Jonesborough

Washington

TN

37659

Personal Touch Dog Grooming

2803 E. Oakland Ave.

Johnson City

Washington

TN

37601


BBB “ACCREDITED BUSINESSES” BUYING PROGRAM

The BBB of Greater East Tennessee is pleased to offer its “Accredited Businesses” Buying Program which is available to BBB accredited businesses and the general public. This program will allow you to reach thousands of prospective customers free!


Goddard’s Tree Service
4417 Cullen Street
Maryville, TN 37804
865-973-2249
Free estimate and consultation;
5% off if offer is accepted.

Oak Leaf at Gatlinburg Chateau
102 Baskins Creek Bypass Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865-430-3411
10% off on cabin, chalet, or condo
rental; 2-night minimum stay;
3-night minimum stay on holidays.

Spectra Group
225 Brookdale Road
Maryville, TN 37801
865-970-0005
20% off on recycling services and
10% off on environmental services.


BBB Advice on How to End Unwanted Junk Mail

BBB recommends consumers always shred important documents and take the following steps to reduce the amount of junk mail they receive that could fall into ID thieves' hands:

Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers
Pre-approved credit card offers are an easy target for identity thieves who can steal incoming mail and use these offers to open fraudulent credit accounts. Stopping these pre-screened credit offers can help reduce the chances of identity theft.

To "opt-out" of receiving pre-approved credit card offers for at least five years, and perhaps permanently, consumers can call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (567-8688) or visit: www.optoutprescreen.com. This service is offered by the three major credit reporting bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Consumers will be asked for personal information, including their name, address, birth date and Social Security Number. This information is only used to process requests and will remain confidential. This procedure will need to be followed for each adult family member.

Direct Mail Offers
Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is a trade group with 5,200 member companies that use telephone, mail, and the Internet to pitch their products directly to consumers. To stop receiving mailings from DMA members, consumers can go to: www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailing. DMA regularly updates its list, but companies it notifies to remove names from their mailing lists may not be as prompt and it may take as much as six months before solicitations from all DMA members stop.

Catalogues
A consumer's mailbox can often be overrun with catalogues - even if they've never shopped with the company before. To stop individual catalogues, consumers can contact the specific company in question. To stop mass mailings, consumers can e-mail, optout@abacus-us.com, or write to Abacus, Inc., P.O. Box 1478, Broomfield, Colorado 80038.


Solicitations Sent to Children
If a child under age 13 is being mailed advertisements or credit card offers, it could be a sign that identity theft has occurred. Parents should contact the three major credit reporting bureaus, listed below, and inform them of the situation.

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
Experian: 1-888-397-3742
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289

For more BBB advice on ID theft prevention - including trustworthy advice on staying safe on the Internet, visit www.bbb.org



AD REVIEW CHALLENGES

Debt Freedom Group, Crossville, TN

The BBB has requested that the company substantiate the website claims. A "Guarantee" of at least a 75% reduction or elimination of overall credit card debt. The company called and stated they would send this information, but nothing was ever received. This ad review was closed as unanswered.

Window World of Tri-Cities, Kingsport, TN

The BBB questioned the company's advertised claim "Simply the Best For Less". Despite an advertisers best efforts to ascertain competitive prices, the difficulty of determining prices of all sellers at all times preclude an absolute truth of generalized selling claims. Underselling claims cannot be substantiated therefore should be avoided. Window World has stated it does not feel consumers are being mislead and references the standard advertising language under subjective claims which are expressions of opinion. It is clearly our opinion that we do in fact provide the Best Price, Best Quality and as a result the Best Value for consumers. We have closed this issue as contested/unresolved.

Home Solutions, Knoxville, TN

The BBB requested substantiation of the advertising claim "Lowest Prices Guaranteed or Its Free" Company failed to respond, closed as unanswered


BBB OnLine Members

Denton's Hardwood Flooring www.dentonshardwoodflooring.com
Eberting Orthodontics www.eberting.com
Windrock Tree Service www.windrocktreeservice.com
Oak Leaf at Gatlinburg Chateau www.oakleafaccommodations.com