business briefs

• Karlee Rohr and Mariah Goosie recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus in Knoxville. Rohr will be assisting home buyers and sellers in Loudon and surrounding areas while Goosie will serve clients in the Knoxville area.

Prior to embarking on her real estate career, Rohr was a comptroller for small businesses with interests in publishing, real estate development, construction, manufacturing locomotives and retail.

Goosie, a Knoxville native, is a graduate of Career Magnet Academy in Knoxville and was a dual enrollment student at Pellissippi State Community College.

• A multidisciplinary research team from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently partnered with Dave’s Killer Bread to investigate how messages about a fresh start might improve public attitudes toward individuals with a criminal background.

The study used veterans as a comparison group because of favorable public opinion toward veterans.

• Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus in Knoxville announced agents Steve Mount, Molly White and Debbie Ishak recently were named top agents in the office for July.

Mount earned the overall Top Agent Award while White and Ishak were named the Top Selling and Top Listing Agents, respectively.

• The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will honor Dr. Avice Evans Reid, a former scout leader and community leader, at the East Tennessee Region Trefoil Society Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at, by e-mail at or by calling 800-474-1912, extension 2007.