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This week in business

Sheri Walker • Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Crye-Leike breaks sales record: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, the nation’s fifth largest privately held residential real estate firm and the largest in the Mid-South, celebrated another record breaking year for 2017. The company sold $6.5 billion in real estate, and closed 32,583 transactions corporate-wide to make it their highest sales performance in the company’s over-40 year-history.

Salyers named vice president: Jill Salyers has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Tusculum College in Greeneville. She will begin her duties in February. As vice president of the Office of Institutional Advancement, she will oversee the staff and its departments, including development and alumni engagement. She will manage a donor portfolio and will be responsible for meeting the goals of the Advancement Office in support of the goals and mission of Tusculum. She will also serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and will help guide the overall operation and growth of the institution.

Bank awards: First Tennessee Bank has received multiple awards for outstanding service for business banking from Greenwich Associates as part of the group’s 2017 Greenwich Excellence Awards. In evaluating more than 600 banks, Greenwich Associates identified a select group of banks that performed at differentiated levels compared to peer institutions at the national and regional levels. First Tennessee won 19 national awards. In the Middle Market Banking category, First Tennessee received eight national awards. In the Small Business Banking category, First Tennessee received 11 national awards. First Tennessee also received four regional (South) awards.

Entrepreneurs’ Club: The Entrepreneurs’ Club at East Tennessee State University will host Dr. Morgan Pattison on Monday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. in Sam Wilson Hall, room 322. During his talk, Pattison will give an overview of LED lighting technology and how it is revolutionizing the lighting industry, as well as a look at operating a small, focused consulting business. Pattison is founder and operator of Solid State Lighting Services Inc., a consulting business focused on the technology of LEDs, OLEDs and solid-state lighting. He also has several patents to his credit. The event is open to the public. Information, brookshe@etsu.edu or 423-439-7444. Disability accommodations, 423-439-8346.

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