business briefs

• Maribel Koella with NAI Knoxville, and R.M. Moore with Sperry Van Ness/R.M. Moore, LLC, have joined forces, combining their firms and ex-panding commercial operations in the area to create one of the largest commercial real estate and property management groups in East Tennessee. With a combined portfolio of more than 3.8 million square feet of space and 22 brokers, the new business entity, NAIKoella | R.M. Moore, will provide clients with comprehensive real estate solutions cross all specialties.

• Dr. Lisa M. Bowling has joined Summit Medical Group

as a physician with Summit Medical Associates in West Kno-xville and currently is accepting new pat-ients. Before joining Summit Medical

Group, she practiced at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.

• Pershing Yoakley & Associates, a national healthcare consulting and accounting firm, will host “A Community Approach to Antibiotic Resistance,” an educational workshop on antibiotic resistance. The workshop, being held in collaboration with HealthCare 21 Business Coalition, will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 23, in Tennova’s Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. Participation is limited to the first 75 registrants at or by e-mailing to