Business

New Diamond Lakes president/CEO leads lending initiatives

Tammy Passafiume is the new president/CEO of Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union. Passafiume was previously president/CEO of River Valley Federal Credit Union in Camden. She brings 23 years of credit union industry experience to her new position with Diamond Lakes.

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HS Dental adds two staff members

Hot Springs Dental Group has grown again! The office just incorporated a new dentist, Dr. Chad Matone, and a new hygienist, Jessie Woerpel. They both started this summer and are taking new patients.

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Jazzercise offers new classes to accommodate participants

Jazzercise announced its new fall schedule for dance-fitness classes in the Hot Springs area. Jazzercise instructor Rene Burns has added the classes to accommodate new participants and to provide current participants with a greater choice of convenient class times.

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Culinary District celebrates six years in Hot Springs

Celebrating its sixth year in Hot Springs, the Culinary District is a shop for home cooking enthusiasts and professional chefs. It is open to the public and offers commercial quality kitchen small wares, knives, tools, cookware, bake ware, chef clothing, food preparation equipment and appliances. It stocks storage containers and carts used in restaurant kitchens.

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Oaklawn's marketing team brings home two Romero Awards

Oaklawn's marketing department received four Romero Awards during the closing ceremonies of the Gaming Marketing & Technology Conference in Las Vegas, bringing its total to 25 awards over the last six years. Oaklawn was competing in the large gaming property category for the first time as a result of its recent expansion, which increased the competition exponentially.

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'Giving Back'

The employees of City Plumbing, Heating & Electric chose Garland County Habitat for Humanity as the June recipient of their "Giving Back to the Community" project. GCHH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. CPH&E has given more than $79,870 to local nonprofit. City Plumbing, Heating & Electric will give its July donation to The Jessieville Elementary Classroom Libraries project. "For All Your Service Needs," call 623-3325 or 922-3325 and "help us help each other."

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Hughco Alarms celebrates 15 years securing the Hot Springs area

Hughco Alarms began securing the residents and business in the Hot Springs service area on July 11, 2000. For 15 years, they have helped people protect what they love better. The owners' main goal when they started their business continues today, which is to provide safety and security for your family.

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Tucker joins Surgery Specialists of Hot Springs

Surgery Specialists of Hot Springs welcomes general surgeon Dr. James "J.J." Tucker to its practice at 1900 Malvern Ave. Tucker joins Drs. Robert Breving, Christian Latham and Adriane Martin at the practice. A native of Hot Springs and a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Tucker obtained his medical degree from The American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten and completed his surgical residency at York Hospital in Pennsylvania. He performed his minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Our Lady of the Lake, LSU, in Baton Rouge.

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