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• Weichert, Realtors - Advantage Plus announces multiple agents from its brokerage were honored by the company’s national franchise organization for outstanding real estate performance in 2023.

They were recognized with top awards for their sales achievements in 2023, based on gross commission income or units closed. Agents were: Dan Pastor and Natalie Saunders, President’s Club (gold), and Missy Hall, Debbie Ishak, Mary-Ann Linkowski, Patrick Michael and Richard Rackley, all Ambassador Club honorees.

• Blake Brown, director of AgResearch and Education Center at Milan with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, recently was named 2024 recipient of the Research Center Administrators Society Distinguished Service Award.

An RCAS member for 25 years, Brown has served in leadership roles including secretary, vice president and president, and currently is chairman of the Site Selection Committee. He helped coordinate and host the fall 2023 meeting of RCAS, sharing UTIA’s decades of scientific and agricultural contributions with their fellow research center managers, directors and administrators from across the nation.