business briefs

• Jenn Price recently joined Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus, 221 W. Young High Pike in Knoxville.

• Y-12 Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge recently received its highest rating, a 5-Star, for financial strength and stability from Bauer Financial Inc., a national bank and credit union rating firm.

This is the ninth consecutive quarter Y-12 Federal Credit Union has earned Bauer’s highest rating. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this credit union excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and more.

• UScellular recently announced Tom Catani of Knoxville has been promoted to its new area vice president/general manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The position is a new business leadership role that now leads both corporate-owned and agent retail locations. Catani will lead all UScellular locations across Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

• Element Hotels, a part of Marriott International and the Chattanooga-based 3H Group Inc., announce the opening of Element by Westin Knoxville West at 400 N. Peters Road in Cedar Bluff.

The new hotel aims to fuel a balanced life for travelers on the road, redefining a longer stay experience with a nature-inspired design philosophy that is clean, modern and bright.