• Realtor Audrey Riddle recently joined Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus in Knoxville. She will be assisting buyers with their real estate needs in Knoxville, Louisville and surrounding areas. Riddle, who grew up in the Farragut area, earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Converse College. She now lives in Louisville with her husband and two sons.

• Pinnacle Financial Partners, which has a branch at 241 Brooklawn St. in Farragut, again has earned a spot on People magazine’s “50 Companies That Care” list, chosen jointly by the publication and Great Place to Work. They are among the companies chosen for the generosity of their company benefits, charitable work and personal accounts of the impact these organizations have made on the lives of their employees. The list was published in the Sept. 14 issue of People.

• The University of Tennessee, Knoxville recently received a $40 million gift to Haslam College of Business from Natalie and James A. Haslam, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and Crissy and former Gov. Bill Haslam. The investment is intended to elevate the business school’s national reputation and mission of developing future leaders, including supporting the hiring of pre-eminent faculty and increasing graduate student fellowships, among other important priorities.

• University of Tennesssee’s Tennessee RiverLine recently released its first research findings with recommendations to expand relationships. As a result of overwhelming interest in Tennessee RiverLine, a pilot community program, it is expanding with a Tennessee RiverTowns Program in October.

• Knoxville-based ONE Business Solutions recently placed at 1,711 nationwide and 25th in the state on Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in America list. It is one of 15 East Tennessee companies that ranked on the list. While ONE founder/CEO Janet Livingston earlier ranked twice on the Inc. 5000, this year’s top 35 percent ranks comes after starting up fresh with the creation of a new parent company and the addition of several brands in the Knoxville area. The company also was a 2020 recipient of the Women-Owned Business Excellence Award at Knoxville Area Chamber Pinnacle Awards.

• Keep Knoxville Beautiful will host its September Saturday Spruce Up Cleanup event, sponsored by Tennessee Valley Authority, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, at Broadway Shopping Center, 2001 N. Broadway. Volunteers will clean up First Creek. With more than 50 volunteers expected, cleanup involves litter pickups, graffiti removal, plantings and collections. For more information, visit or call 865-521-6957.