business briefs

• Hunter Gray, the Town of Farragut Community Center operator, who is earning his master’s degree in sports management from East Tennessee State University, recently attended the National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship in Atlanta, where he recently placed eighth out of 180 participants in sales competition and first in the speed sales challenge.

• Alexander Hashemian of Analysis Measurement Services Corporation in Knoxville recently was awarded U.S. Patent No. 11,215,492 BS for an invention that makes it possible to measure fluid levels in a tank or vessel without an instrument penetration below the surface, eliminating the possibility of a leak. The product of the invention will be commercialized by AMS and will be useful to small modular reactors, advanced reactors and microreactors slated to be deployed in the United States and elsewhere over the next decade.

• Doris Freeman-Hull of Knoxville recently joined Slyman Real Estate in Knoxville for the second time. She was a full-time agent with Slyman from 2010 until 2018, when she moved to Nashville. Freeman-Hull retired in 2007 from a 34-year career with Tennessee Valley Authority.

• FirstBank and Knoxville Habitat For Humanity recently created a partnership where FirstBank supports future homebuyers through numerous events, including 7th Annual FirstBank Sporting Clays tourney Friday, March 4, at Iron Mountain Sporting Clays, Kodak.