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Business Air appoints vice president

Kenneth S. Edmonson, who has more than 26 years of aviation experience, was recently appointed as vice president at Business Air.

Edmonson, who joined the company as chief pilot a year ago, brought military discipline and oversight to flight operations, according to a press release. 

In the release, company President Gene Buccola said he was pleased "to solidify Ken into a key management role. A role with broader responsibilities and oversight of Business Air's charter quoting, scheduling and operations as well as customer service."

Gastroenterology office opens in Denton

Texas Digestive Disease Consultants has opened a new office in Denton. 

The office located at  209 N. Bonnie Brae St.,  Suite 200, offers general gastroenterology procedures, including colonoscopies and advanced level procedures, according to a press release.

Gastroenterologists Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan and Dr. Bryce Mays bring 30 years of combined experience in advanced gastroenterology, the release said. 

Community banker elected to statewide board

The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently elected Marty Rivers, executive vice president, chief credit officer and board member at First State Bank in Denton, as secretary-treasurer, a press release said. 

The IBAT Leadership Division, divided into 13 regions, hosts education and networking events for bankers in the area throughout the year.

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Dick's Sporting Goods opening in Prosper

A new Dick's Sporting Goods will open Aug. 4 in Prosper.

The store at 700 Richland Blvd. will host a three-day celebration from Aug. 4-6., featuring celebrity appearances, product giveaways, demonstrations by industry experts and activities for attendees of all ages, according to a press release.

Patrons who visit can receive a coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase.

The Wash Factory partners with property groups

Brad Mann, owner of The Wash Factory, recently partnered with Links Construction and Martino Group to promote the car wash's brand.

The partners, Lee Ramsey and Brandon Martino, are invested in a Cross Roads car wash, which will be rebranded as a Wash Factory on Aug. 1, according to Katie Slover, director of sales at The Wash Factory. 

The Wash Factory will introduce monthly wash plans for customers that will allow them to wash their cars an unlimited amount of times. These plans will roll out first at the Cross Roads location, then at the original location on Loop 288 in Denton.

Medical City Denton earns special accreditation

Medical City Denton has received the highest level of chest pain accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accreditation arm of the American College of Cardiology, a press release said.

SCPC's chest pain center accreditation process ensures hospitals meet or exceed criteria and undergo a comprehensive onsite review by specialists, the release said. 

"Medical City Denton provides an exceptionally high level of quality and evidenced-based care to patients with chest pain, to patients having a heart attack in need of quick treatment in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, and to those recovering from a cardiac arrest," said Steve Edgar, CEO at Medical City Denton, in the release.