business briefs

• Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce will hold its second installment of FWKCC Focus, Unite, Engage, Lead from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in Calhoun’s-Turkey Creek, 625 Turkey Cove Lane. FWKCC F.U.E.L. is the Chamber’s new networking series/program intended specifically to help talented and up-and-coming young professionals make connections they need to succeed.

• Realty Executives Associates celebrates a record year going into its 40th anniversary. With more than 7,904 transactions and $1.83 billion in sales among its 578 agents, Realty Executives Associates ranked in the top 20 in the Swanepoel Mega 1000 Trends report recently released for 2018.

• Ken Hayes, financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, has earned Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body for Fi360. The designation signifies specialized knowledge, fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures meeting a defined standard of care.

• Robert A. Eddins, CFP, wealth advisor at Tennessee Valley Asset Management Partners in Knoxville, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Eddins has worked at TVAMP since 2016 and is responsible for managing his clients’ financial well-being. He is central to TVAMP’s financial planning organization, compliance and operations.

• John Huber and Lyn Liu of Knoxville recently were named as 2019 Knoxville Man & Woman of the Year during a grand finale event for The Leukemia & Lymphona Society’s Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. Huber raised $163,028 and Liu raised $82,952 to support LLS goals.

• Joe Woodruff, FVP, investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors, has been designated as a member of Wells Fargo Advisors’ Premier Advisor Program, which is held by a select group of financial advisors who have met or exceeded the firm’s standards of three or more of the following: length of service:, completion of educational components, business production and professionalism.

• First Horizon National Corporation has announced it will bring together its family of companies under a unified set of brand names and a new logo in the fall, when First Tennessee Bank, Capital BankFTB Advisors and FTN Financial will become First Horizon Bank, First Horizon Advisors and FHN Financial, respectively. The unification of First Horizon’s banking, wealth management and fixed income businesses under a common First Horizon brand represents an important step in the company’s transformation strategy, introduced at its 2018 Investor Day.