business briefs

• EXIT Realty offices welcome the following to their team of professionals: Jim Greer and Julie Horton, EXIT Real Estate Professionals at 165 West End Ave., Farragut; Heather Ellis, EXIT Key Realty at 6216 Lonas Drive, Knoxville; Janie Ragland, EXIT Realty of the Smokies, 3662 Douglas Dam Road, Kodak; and Johnny Ashbrook, EXIT Key Realty, 149 Kelsey Lane, Lenoir City.

• Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus in Knoxville has named realtors Rosemary Durant, Missy Hall and Susannah Dunn the office’s top agents for September. Durant was named overall Top Agent of the Month while Hall and Dunn were named Top Selling and Top Listing agents respectively.

• Young Professionals of Knoxville will host its 6th Annual Impact Awards gala Friday, Nov. 16, at The Foundry on the World’s Fair Site. The group also is seeking nominations for the awards, which will honor three organizations based on size, impact, philosophy, commuity involvement and overall leadership of young professionals. Nominations are open through Friday, Oct. 19. Nominees and nominators are not required to be members of the Young Professionals of Knoxville. To submit your nomination, get a ticket to the Impact Awards or to sponsor the event, go to

• Lisa Stanley, owner of Stanley’s Greenhouse and Plant Farm, and Susie Stiles, a licensed clinical social worker with Elder Law of Monica Franklin, recently kicked off the seventh annual Pansy Project at Stanley’s Greenhouse and Plant Farm, 3029 Davenport Road. Special purple and orange pansies are taking their places on the Knox County landscape this fall. The purple flowers represent the fight against Alzheimer’s disease while the orange flowers represent the University of Tennessee, where the late Pat Summitt coached the Lady Vols for 38 seasons. Goal of the Alzheimer’s Pansy Project is to decorate Knoxville in purple and orange pansies in support of all fighting the disease. Stanley’s will donate a portion of the proceeds from the pansy sales to The Pat Summitt Foundation through the end of November.