business briefs

• Realtor Pamela Dingess recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus at 10160 Parkside Drive as a team member. Dingess previously worked as an account representative in the healthcare industry.

• At Lake Home Realty along Tellico Lake, Realtors Brian Kincaid II and Karen Packett recently won the Aqua Award as top producers at the 7th Annual Lake Homes Realty National Agent Virtual Summit. The award is presented to Lake Homes Realty agents who closed a minimum of $3.5 million and up to, but not including, $10 million in total transaction volume between Sept. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020.

• Realtor Rebecca Price recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus at 10160 Parkside Drive as a team member. Price was a dental hygienist for 35 years before becoming a Realtor.

• King University will offer Bachelor of Science in accounting accelerated degrees starting with its spring semester 2020 at its Hardin Valley campus. The full-time, accelerated program is designed for students who have received an associate’s degree, wish to return to school and complete their degree or want to earn a second degree. Incoming transfer students with 76 approved credit hours from an accredited college can earn a Bachelor of Science in accounting degree in four semesters, with classes meeting one night per week and online.

• SmartBank in Knoxville recently promoted Becca Boyd to executive vice president/chief people officer. Boyd will lead the human resources department and all aspects of people management.

• Spectrum recently announced a $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant for its Digital Connect Program was awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee. The grant is part of the company’s multiyear, $6 million cash and in-kind national commitment to digital education in Spectrum communities across the country.

• SmartBank recently promoted Tanner Harris as senior vice president and Knox County market executive. With more than 17 years of banking experience, Harris has been with SmartBank since 2012 as a relationship manager. In his new role, Harris will oversee Knox County’s three offices and lead the bank’s efforts for continued growth and development.