business briefs

• Slyman Real Estate & Auction is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1971 by James “Jim” Slyman, it serves Knoxville, Farragut, Knox County and the surrounding region.

• Ty Wolaver is the newest area farm management specialist to join University of Tennessee Extension’s MANAGE program, where he will serve farm families in the Northeastern region of the state.

Tennessee’s MANAGE program is recognized as among the strongest and most effective in the nation, with more than 19,000 farm families participating in the program. The program is offered at no cost to participating families in all 95 Tennessee counties.

• Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently was appointed executive director of the university’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. She began Thursday, July 1, and replaces former executive director Matt Murray, who announced his retirement in March.

• Pellissippi State Motorsports recently finished sixth in the nation at the Formula SAE Nevada in Las Vegas, held June 16-19, with its car, which weighed 110 pounds lighter and was 60 horsepower faster than the first one the students designed and raced two years ago.

• Tammy Chapman recently joined Weichert Realtors – Advantage Plus Knoxville office, 221 Young High Pike.

• Knox County Archives recently received national recognition for its longtime work to save important records and provide them to the public. The Society of American Archivists announced Knox County Archives and its former manager, the late Doris Rivers Martinson, have received the organization’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award.

The SAA, headquartered in Chicago, credited Knox County for the “many steps to preserve and make accessible its records to residents.”

• Kurt Rosenberg, CEO of Online Development Inc., recently was selected to be a member of a chief executive peer advisory board in Knoxville by Vistage Worldwide Inc. Rosenberg joins more than 250 senior executives, business owners and CEOs across Tennessee who are Vistage members.

A Wisconsin native, Rosenberg has more than 30 years of experience working in the industrial automation industry and living in several countries and cultures.

Rosenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from Duke University.