business briefs

• Lauren Miller has been promoted to senior vice president of Moxley Carmichael. She will be responsible for strategy, vision and leadership of the firm’s public relations services. She joined Moxley Carmichael in 2007 and has earned four promotions in 12 years.

• Computer Systems Plus has announced the company took home the Fastest Growing New Partner of the Year award at DattoCon19, Datto’s seventh annual partner conference, which welcomed more than 2,900 attendees from 24 countries around the globe.

• Helen Ross McNabb Center of Knoxville was one of 12 nonprofit organizations to receive a Elizabeth Dole Foundation 2019 Hidden Heroes grant. The foundation recently awarded more than $500,000 to 2019 Hidden Heroes grant recipients, which are organizations serving military and veteran caregivers.

• Weigel’s has been named the Convenience Store Decisions’s 2019 Chain of the Year for convenience retailing. Weigel’s is the 30th winner of the award, which is considered the gold standard in convenience retailing.

• Kindred Healthcare, Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center recently announced the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency has granted a Certificate of Need approval for a 57-bed inpatient hospital near the corner of Middlebrook Pike and Old Weisgarber Road in Knoxville. Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital is the result of a partnership between Kindred, Tennova and UT Medical Center.

• Paws & Badges Inc. graduated its second class of service dogs Sunday, June 30, at South Knoxville Baptist Church in Knoxville. Paws & Badges is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing free service dogs to first responders, veterans and civilians living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center Hospice Services earned the 2018 Strategic Healthcare Programs’ Best Superior Performer Caregiver Satisfaction Award for achieving an overall caregiver family satisfaction score and ranking in the top 20 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year.

• Rotary Club of Knoxville recently recognized Kim Isenberg, a broker with Realty Executive Associates, as its 2019 Four-Way-Test Rotarian of the Year. The award is given each year to newer club members who in their personal and professional life, exemplify the qualities of Rotary’s “Four Way Test of “The Things We Think, Say and Do” and embody the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

• Ricky McCallum joined the University of Tennessee Research Park as vice president Monday, July 1. Prior to spending the past five years as associate director for the UT Corporate Industry and Foundation Engagement office, he worked for Tennessee Valley Authority and a number of other private companies in the region.