business briefs

• Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Darryl S. Weiman, M.D., J.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, to his new medical practice at Tennova Heart – Cardiothoracic Surgery. Weiman is accepting new patients at his office in Suite 208, on the campus of Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10810 Parkside Drive. Weiman specializes in surgical treatments of diseases of the chest and heart. Prior to joining Tennova, he was a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

• Advantage Plus recently added agent Tracy Laudermilk to its team of real estate professionals.

She has been assisting home buyers and sellers in Knoxville and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs.

• Joan Bienvenue recently was selected as the first executive director of the Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee, established last year to align the expertise and infrastructure of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT in support of world-leading research and talent development. As director, Bienvenue also will serve as a vice provost at UT. She begins her new position Monday, March 8.

• Lisa Sinclair, a 14-year real estate veteran from Northern Virginia, recently joined Slyman Real Estate as a licensed agent. Sinclair holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and worked in the IT and management consulting fields before finding her passion in real estate. She is a certified pricing strategy advisor and accredited staging professional.

• Covenant Health is taking registrations for its 17th Annual Knoxville Marathon Race, slated for Oct. 2-3. Online registration for all races may be done online at The Kids Run and 5k are scheduled at 4:30 and 6 p.m., respectively, Saturday, Oct. 2. The marathon, half marathon and relay events are set to start at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. The fall event will feature in-person races, starting at the Sunsphere on the Clinch Avenue Viaduct and ending in World’s Fair Park, with various routes featuring downtown Knoxville, its surrounding neighborhoods and the University of Tennessee campus. Virtual options also will be available for those who wish to participate remotely. Everyone who deferred registration from 2020 to the 2021 marathon will be able to participate in the October events as planned. Current registration fees include $65 for the full marathon; $50 for half-marathon and two-person relay; $40 for four-person relay; $25 for 5k; and $10 for Covenant Kids Run. Price increases for entry fees will go into effect later this spring.