business briefs

• Julya Johnson. a former meteorologist for Knoxville TV stations WBIR and WATE, has been named director of Communication at Christian Academy of Knoxville. Johnson will begin her duties Monday, Dec. 10. She replaces Melissa Tindell, “who served CAK well during her time with the school” as director, according to a press release statement from Monica Rogers, CAK director of Special Events & Alumni Affairs.

• Cory Gerlach has joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor working out of a branch office at 11911 Kingston Pike, 101-A. His expertise includes retirement savings strategies, retirement income strategies, college savings, divorce finances and estate and legacy strategies. Gerlalch has lived in the Farragut community with his wife and two daughters for 15 years.

• Northshore Senior Living announces Hamister Group, LLC., will be the new owner and operator of its first-class facility now known as Northshore Heights, LLC. Hamister Group is a Buffalo, New York-based, family-run company with more than 40 years of experience in assisted living. Northshore Heights, LLC., will continue to “operate smoothly with the same staff and at the same high standards,” according to a press release.

• The U.S. Small Business Administration Tennessee District Office will hold a Government Contracting Summit Monday, Dec. 3. This event will feature officials from City of Knoxville, Knox County, the Governor’s Office of Diversity Enterprise Business, SCORE, Tennessee Small Business Development Center and University of Tennessee Procurement and Technical Assistance Center. Come learn how to do business with the federal government, state, City of Knoxville, Knox County and SBA government contracting certifications. For more information and to register, access: