business briefs

• Realtor Louis Moore of Knoxville recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus in West Knoxville. Moore’s sales experience goes back nearly eight years, to his sophomore year in high school.

• Tennova Healthcare announces availability of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare beneficiaries select a health plan that fits their needs and budget. Through this program it will be easier for Medicare beneficiaries to find a plan that is best for them during Medicare annual enrollment now through Dec 7.

• Papa Murphy’s Pizza locations in the Knoxville area, which partnered with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, for a month-long fundraiser in August, raised $2,700 for the hospital. All nine Papa Murphy’s locations in the Knoxville area donated 15 percent of all sales every Monday in August to ETCH, the largest freestanding pediatric medical center in the state.

• Tennova Medical Group encourages everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot this fall. The COVID-19 pandemic makes getting a flu shot—and taking every precaution possible to avoid the flu and other illnesses —even more important this year. “It’s likely that the influenza virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter,” said Dr. Kaneez Leonard-Bowden, a family medicine physician with Tennova Medical Group in Karns. “Even though flu shots won’t prevent all cases of the flu, getting vaccinated can decrease the intensity and duration of the illness."