business briefs

• Jacquelyn Ester recently was promoted to operational branch manager while Rex Rauhuff was named executive vice president, Knoxville executive commercial lender, at Tennessee State Bank’s Turkey Creek branch. Ester began with TSB in September 2019 and comes to the Turkey Creek branch from Jefferson County. Rauhuff has been with TSB for a year but comes with 26 years banking experience.

• MEDIC Regional Blood Center is celebrating its 65th anniversary through the remainder of 2023. It was founded in 1958 by Dr. Carl Nelson.