business briefs

• Jeff Thode, managing director/investment officer of Wells Fargo Advisors in Knoxville, has been named in the Forbes Best In State Wealth Advisor list in 2020. The accolade represents a list of professionals coming to work with one goal in mind — helping clients succeed.

• Delta Dental of Tennessee, a dental benefits carrier, recently donated $563,000 to East Tennessee dental clinics, including InterFaith Health Clinic and Volunteer Ministry Center in Knoxville, through its charitable arm, Smile 180 Foundation. The funds are used to support community clinics in providing dental cleanings, fillings, root canals, crowns and dentures to those in need.

• Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus of Knoxville recently received national recognition when it was named one of the top Weichert franchise affiliates in the country. It received the Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. Premier Client Group for 2020 and was one of only 30 — out of more than 250 — companies in the Weichert national franchise network named elite.

• Wells Fargo Advisors of Knoxville has designated Yancey Carter, the firm’s first vice president/investment officer, has a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program, which is held by a select group of financial advisors as measured by their completion of education components, business production and professionalism.

• Jennifer Toops, Annette Oliverio, Michael “M.J. Jacobs, Justin Rose, Latonya Randolph and Clyde Rudolph have joined Exit Real Estate Professionals Network at 165 West End Ave., Farragut.

• The University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute recently purchased a new mobile mammography unit to provide convenient screening mammograms to women in the region. It replaces a unit purchased in 2004. It is the third unit since the hospital began offering mobile mammography services in 1989. It operates six days a week throughout the year.

• Century 21 Real Estate, LLC., recently recognized Angelia Scott of Century 21 Legacy of Knoxville with the Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, which is based on results from a Century 21 Quality Service Survey e-mailed to consumers immediately after the purchase or sale of a home. To earn the award, an agent must receive completed customer surveys for at least 50 percent of his or her transactions surveyed from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, with an average survey score of at least 95 percent for two consecutive years.