business briefs

• Kim Bowling recently joined Weichert, Realtors – Advantage Plus, 10160 Parkside Drive, Suite 100, Knoxville.

• Anne Whitehouse, Dalton Compeau, Jessica Harvey and Lacy Kulinich recently joined EXIT Realty Pros, 9821 Cogdill Road, Suite 1A, Knoxville.

• ORNL Federal Credit Union currently is accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

Through the ORNL FCU Scholarship Program, a minimum of three scholarships are awarded each school year to deserving students/members who excel in education and social merit: One Bachelor of Arts Candler Scholarship, one John McKittrick Scholarship and one David Watkins Scholarship.

The $1,000 scholarships can be used for tuition, books or other school-related expenses. Only members of ORNL FCU and members of their families who are enrolled or plan to enroll at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and are pursuing a four-year degree are eligible to compete for the scholarship.

All applicants must complete a FAFSA form for federal student aid coded for the University of Tennessee. The FAFSA must filed by Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Information about the scholarship and application process can be found online at at the bottom of the Community page. New this year is an online application option, but members still have the option to download the application and submit by mail or e-mail. The ORNL FCU Scholarship application must be received no later than Wednesday, March 1.

• Clarence Brown Theatre recently was approved by National Endowment for the Arts to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $15,000. This grant will support the hiring of guest artists for CBT’s production of “Trouble in Mind.” It is one of 1,251 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling nearly $28.8 million announced by the NEA as part of its first round of fiscal year 2023 grants.

• Spectrum recently awarded Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley a $10,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant and 30 laptop computers for its Digital Connect Program. The grant is part of the broadband connectivity provider’s six-year, $8 million commitment to promote digital education and broadband technology in communities across the country.

Boys & Girls Clubs is using the funding to provide equipment and software to create or expand Spectrum Digital Connect technology labs at three club sites to be used by youth and families for programming.

This is the fourth Spectrum Digital Education grant for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, bringing total Spectrum support for the organization to $80,000 over the past four years.

• PYA, a national accounting and management consulting firm, recently was named one of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms of 2023 in the Forbes annually published list.