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Newsmakers in business, May 24
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J. Allen Nivens Jr.
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Norton's Nivens honored at real estate banquet
J. Allen Nivens Jr., commercial and acreage sales agent for the Norton Commercial Group of Gainesville, was honored at the 2009 Million Dollar Club banquet March 19 at the InterContinental Hotel in Atlanta.

Nivens ranked fourth in land sales for the year among more than 2,700 members of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.
The Norton Group office is located at 434 Green St.

Designer Hudgins joins Tradition Furniture
Alison Hudgins has joined the design staff at Traditions Furniture, 250 John Morrow Parkway in Gainesville.

Hudgins, a Gainesville native, graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in interior design from the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Hudgins worked previously with a design firm in Atlanta designing model homes and clubhouses. She also worked independently for her own firm, Alison Hudgins Interiors.

She is the daughter of Charles and Carole Hudgins.

Longstreet Clinic earns facility accreditation
The Longstreet Clinic's Health Resource and Appearance Center (The Shoppe) has earned accreditation by The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics.

After submission of the application in January and completion of a site survey in April, The Shoppe earned a score of 99 out of 100 earlier this month through the efforts of Michelle Arouri, an ABC certified fitter mastectomy, and Cathy Jarrells, a BOC certified mastectomy fitter.

The accreditation is for organizations that provide patient care for the selection, fit and delivery of post-mastectomy prostheses and related garments. Accreditation also is required for practices like The Longstreet Clinic who provide post-mastectomy prostheses to Medicare beneficiaries.

The Shoppe employs certified fitters specially trained to fit bras, breast forms and wigs, as well as compression therapy products such as stockings, sleeves and gloves. Other specialty products offered include nonmetallic deodorant, oncology shampoo and skin care products to turbans, scarves, maternity supports and nursing bras.

Contact: 770-297-5698.

Manji cited by Jazzercise
Colleen Manji, owner of Jazzercise Fitness Center in Gainesville, recently was included in the Jazzercise President's Club as one of the top Jazzercise franchises from around the country.

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