business briefs

• Don Morris, Wells Fargo Advisors senior vice president-investment officer; Jerry Faerber, FVP/investment officer; and Nelson Patterson, senior vice president-investment officer, have been designated as members of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program, held by a select group of financial advisors who have met or exceeded the Wells Fargo Advisors’ standards of three or more of the following: length of service with the firm, completion of educational components, business production and professionalism.

• Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce has slightly adjusted the starting time of its second installment of FWKCC Focus, Unite, Engage, Lead. It has been moved up 30 minutes, from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, July 11, in Calhoun’s-Turkey Creek, 625 Turkey Cove Lane. 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.

• Barge Design Solutions has elected Stu Henry as this year’s Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recipient. The award recognizes a Barge Design Solutions employee who has, over time, provided superior service to the firm, displaying dedication and loyalty.

• Loudon County Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 115th house Friday, June, 7, which became the home of Jose Vazquez and Guadalupe Pantaja. Family and friends joined the celebration and ceremony, which included “handing over the house keys.” Local residents Dirk and Jennifer Cox were joined by Community Church of Tellico Village to sponsor the new house, located in Habitat’s Hope Haven neighborhood in Loudon.

• The University of Tennessee Institute of Agricultur faculty members recently earned six awards for their commitment to Extension and outreach work across Tennessee. They are Janie Burney, professor and nutrition specialist, who received the Continued Excellence Award; David Perrin, Eastern Region director, who won the Administrative Leadership Award; John Toman, Extension evaluation and staff development specialist, who won the Visionary Leadership Award; Patsy Watson, UT Extension agent in Williamson County, who won the International Service Award; Kane Reeves, UT-Tennessee State University Extension agent for Madison County, and Sharon Tubbs, UT Extension Madison County, who each won the Diversity Multicultural Team Award; and Allisen Penn, Central Region program leader and team leader, who won the Distinguished Team Award.