business briefs

• Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus, 10160 Parkside Drive, recently added Realtors Emily Lynch and Audrey Riddle to its team of real estate professionals. Lynch will focus on assisting home buyers and sellers in Oak Ridge and surrounding areas with their real estate needs.

• Local EXIT Realty affliliated offices recently added the following individuals to their teams of real estate professionals: Cyndi Tataru, Denisa Tataru and Kaneitha Welch with EXIT Real Estate Professionals Network at 9821 Cogdill Road, Knoxville, and Julie Young and Brittany Singh with EXIT TLC Realty in Lenoir City.

• Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus Realtors Ella Kozyr, Missy Hall and Kip Kirby achieved “top agent” status in the company for August. Kozyr earned overall Top Agent of the Month while Hall was the Top Selling agent and Kirby was the Top Listing agent.

• Renda Burkhart recently was named the new board chair of University Health System Inc., the not-for-profit entity that operates the University of Tennessee Medical Center.Burkhart takes over the position immediately and replaces William Rukeyser, who recently retired after nine years in the voluntary role.

• Pinnacle Financial Partners has grown its deposits in the Knoxville area to more than $2.1 billion as of June 30, according to data from Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — the first time the Knox firm has been more than $2 billion. Pinnacle, which has an office in Farragut, operates five offices in Knox County.