business briefs

• Randy Vicars recently joined The Christman Company as superintendent at the construction management and real estate development firm’s office in Knoxville.

Vicars has experience with multi-million-dollar projects and skills to deliver them, according to Marty Gibbs, senior vice president and general manager for The Christman Company’s Knoxville operations.

• Decorating Den Interior |Kozar Design Team recently received second place in the Decorative Hardware & Trim division of this year’s VISION Design & Workroom Competition. The awards, presented by Window Fashion VISION magazine, recognized the industry’s best window treatment workrooms and interior.

• Joseph Laurent, operations manager for three Knoxville area auto dealerships, and John Williams, senior vice president of Knoxville Utilities Board, recently were selected by Vistage Worldwide Inc. as members of a Knoxville senior executive peer advisory board.

• University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Knoxville-based advertising agency, Tombras, recently created Tombras School of Advertising and Public Relations, a landmark program and investment plan to modernize and expand advertising and public relations education.