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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hancock makes a move

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Hancock Fabrics is on the move – to Stones River Mall, that is.

Currently located next to Murfreesboro Athletic Club on Memorial Boulevard, the fabric supply store will relocate to the former Goody’s location in Stones River Mall, a company spokesman confirmed.

The Murfreesboro store will expand its fabrics selection and add a crafts section, said Dave Gilbert, a district manager for Hancock Fabrics.

While an opening date hasn’t been set, Gilbert said he expects the move to take place in January.

“We initially hoped to make the move (sooner) … but a lot of stuff has to be done construction wise to get the space ready for us,” he said, adding the new space was chosen because it offers additional space, increased exposure, and more nearby retailers.

Find counselors on new website

The Rutherford County Psychotherapy Association has announced the implementation of its new website, www.rcpa.co.

“Anyone searching for a suitable counselor can use the search engine at this website,” said Jean Landphair, president of the  association. “Users can search by such criteria as type of problem, whether seeking individual or couple counseling, and type of payment accepted.”  

The website also provides links to other resources that promote mental health, including a bureau where the public can find professionals who can speak on various mental health topics.  

“One of the purposes of the Psychotherapy Association is to promote mental health in Rutherford County,” Landphair said in a press release. “All members have at least a master’s degree from an accredited program in one of a variety of mental health disciplines.”

The website was launched to help further the organization’s mission by listing more than 30 Murfreesboro therapists.

Registration still available for conference

Anyone interested in registering for the Learn Grow Connect Conference for Women should do it now, before it’s too late, according to officials with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

The deadline is Monday, Oct. 29, to register for the conference, which will include a keynote address from Emily Ellis and five breakout sessions on both personal and professional development topics.

Ellis, who spent 24 years as a trainer for Gaylord Entertainment’s STAR Culture program, will share her message of leading great service and demonstrate the process of how people can drive successful service to any kind of organization.

The breakout sessions will be offered by Jennifer Durand, with The Nurture Nook Day Spa, well-known consultant Meichelle Gibson and Dana Moore, of HMS Capital Managment LLC, in addition to others.

The conference, which is in its 10th year, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.

The cost to attend is $65 for Chamber of Commerce members and $85 for the general public.

To register, go to at www.rutherfordchamber.org or contact 615-893-6565.
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