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February 26, 2013

Ackermann PR announces a key member of the management team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ackermann PR, a public relations and marketing firm based in Knoxville, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sandra Heinig as Vice President. With this appointment as a key member of their management team, Heinig will develop strategies that provide integrated communications […]
February 21, 2013

Willis promoted, Goodrich joins Ackermann PR

Ackermann PR announced that Ryan Willis has been promoted while Chris Goodrich has joined the agency, both in senior account executive roles.
February 13, 2013

ORNL FCU announces expansion at Northshore Town Center – 33rd branch to be built

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – On the heels of a monumental year of growth that included a 15 percent increase in its consumer loan portfolio and a more than 12 percent growth in all loans, including mortgage, consumer and business, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU), East […]
January 31, 2013

Two weeks of action-packed tournaments at Wilderness at the Smokies bring top athletes to Sevierville

Sevierville, Tenn. – Volleyball, a game more closely associated with summer fun, is providing some warmth for winter tourism revenue in the Smokies this year. With 325 teams scheduled to compete, the third annual K2 Wilderness at the Smokes tournament and second annual K2 Elite […]
January 16, 2013

Wilderness at the Smokies ‘Races’ Into Its 5th Year With New Slide

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – On your mark! Get set! Go! Wilderness at the Smokies is adding the adrenaline-pumping spirit of competition to its outdoor waterslide collection this spring with the debut of the Cyclone Racer, a four-lane high-speed waterslide that turns guests into hydro-powered drag racers. […]
January 11, 2013

Social Media Club Knoxville takes a peek at UT football’s social media playbook

Knoxville, Tenn. – Since his first day at the University of Tennessee in early December, Coach Butch Jones has built the third-largest following on Twitter among major college football coaches, behind only LSU’s Les Miles and Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly. On Thursday, January 17, Social […]
January 8, 2013

Crown Brings Tools for Strategic Innovation to Alabama Business Leaders

Atlanta, Ga. – January 8, 2013 – An innovative series of national events continues in February as Crown Financial Ministries and HOPE International bring their “New Normal” Entrepreneur’s Conference to Birmingham, Ala., offering insightful advice and inspiration to those doing the real work in America. The […]
January 7, 2013

Titanic Museum Attraction brings artworks made of ice to Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The Titanic Museum Attraction’s outdoor visitor area becomes an art museum made of ice on Saturday, January 19, 2013, when the world’s best ice artists gather in Pigeon Forge for an annual ice carving competition. Thousands of spectators gather to watch […]
January 4, 2013

Monster Jam coming to Knoxville Jan. 11-12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Knoxville Monster Jam® Tickets Now Available $7 (kids), $20, $25, $40 Tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® (Knoxville, TN January 4) –Feld Motor Sports℠ announced today that tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, the world’s premier monster truck series, are […]
January 2, 2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming to Knoxville Feb. 21-24

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum &Bailey® Presents FULLY CHARGEDSM–An All New Gold Edition Go on Sale in Knoxville on January 4, 2013!! (KNOXVILLE, TENN.) January 2, 2013 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to Present FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition, an all-new […]
December 18, 2012

Kirk Cameron & “Love Worth Fighting For” Tour Celebrate Successful 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Organizers of Kirk Cameron’s “Love Worth Fighting For” tour, an event designed to strengthen and encourage all marriages, announced that the tour is celebrating a successful year – in 2012, the tour visited a total of 30 U.S. cities and drew more […]
December 13, 2012

Conde Nast Traveler names The Swag one of the Best Places on Earth

The awards keep coming in as Condé Nast Traveler has announced that The Swag has been recognized as one of the best hotels in the world via the magazine’s 2013 Gold List. Check out the full list here: http://www.cntraveler.com/gold-list/2013 According to announcement materials from Condé […]
December 5, 2012

Local pest control company employee becomes an Associate Certified Entomologist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Russell’s Pest Control announced that its Lead Technician, Aaron Veal, has passed the Entomological Society of America certification program and become an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE). ACE is a certification program run by the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation (ESACC), which […]
December 3, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus….Thousands of Them

Sevierville, Tenn. – Following the very successful inaugural event in 2011, the Santa Hustle is returning to the Wilderness at the Smokies resort on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at 8 a.m.  This year’s event promises to bring even more Santa beards and hats to the […]
December 3, 2012

RIVR Media and Nest Features highlighted in Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured news coming out of RIVR Media, a television production company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  Featured were Nest Features and a “NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns.” Nest Features is the first production company of its kind in Knoxville and […]
November 30, 2012

Paul Morris joins ORNL Federal Credit Union as Vice President of Information Technology

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU), East Tennessee’s largest credit union, has announced that Paul Morris has been appointed Vice President of Information Technology. Morris’s responsibilities include evaluating new technology and technology applications, establishing and implementing information systems security policies and procedures, […]
November 29, 2012

Crown outlines plan for protecting yourself from a fall from the fiscal cliff

ATLANTA, Ga. – Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley laid out a plan for surviving a fall from the fiscal cliff in an op-ed piece at Fox News this week. “I will make a prediction,” observed Bentley. “A phony fix is in the works. Disaster […]
November 27, 2012

Parents and kids pick their price with innovative gift that teaches money management

Knoxville, Tenn. – As part of an innovative campaign to help parents teach kids about money management, Crown Financial Ministries has developed a “Pick your Price” project with its creative My Money Town, a unique resource to help parents start the important task of teaching money […]
November 27, 2012

The Wall Street Journal names The Swag a top 10 getaway

The Swag, the highest mountaintop resort in the Eastern United States located in Waynesville, North Carolina, was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the “Coziest Hotels in America.” The Swag was described as one of the “10 best getaways for becoming […]
November 26, 2012

Lisa Hood Skinner to appear on WBIR after return from Israel

Our very own Lisa Hood Skinner, Senior Vice President, will appear on Channel 10 WBIR TV’s “Newsmaker” segment Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:15 p.m. She’ll discuss how social and digital media, including strategic use of smart phones, assisted Ackermann’s clients as they dealt with missile […]
November 19, 2012

ORNL Federal Credit Union announces management changes

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU), East Tennessee’s largest credit union, has announced management changes within the credit union and its Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), CU Community, LLC. As a result of the changes, Larry Jackson has been appointed President and […]
November 14, 2012

Wayne Hood joins ORNL Federal Credit Union as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU), East Tennessee’s largest credit union, has announced that T. Wayne Hood, Esq. has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Hood will provide senior leadership in regards to compliance, policy amendments, internal controls and overall […]
November 14, 2012

Uncle Maddio’s and Five Guys Set to Open at Northshore Town Center

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Northshore Town Center’s two newest tenants will be pleasing to the taste buds of many who visit this newly launched mixed-use community.  One of the more popular destinations for burgers in Knoxville, Five Guys, will be joined by a newcomer to the […]
November 9, 2012

Tennessee production pioneers launch feature-film production company in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Nest Features, a company dedicated to producing feature-length films in the American South, has launched in Knoxville, Tenn.  Nest Features is the first production company of its kind in Knoxville and is an outgrowth of television production pioneers Dee Haslam and Ross Bagwell, […]
November 5, 2012

Holiday gift giving for the fitness enthusiast made simple

Knoxville, Tenn. – It’s that time of year again, which means holiday get-togethers, celebrating with family and friends, and yes – gift-giving. And isn’t holiday shopping so much simpler and less stressful when you suit the present to the person? For example, do you have […]
November 2, 2012

The Swag named to top Conde Nast Traveler list

The Swag, a luxury mountaintop resort in Waynesville, North Carolina, was recently named to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious “Top 40 Hotels in the South” list as part of its “Best in the World” issue. Based on rankings in the categories of rooms, service, food, location, […]
October 30, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies’ Expansion Provides Something New this Fall/Winter

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Falling temperatures and winter’s arrival won’t put a damper on family vacation fun in the Smokies this year as Adventure Forest, Wilderness at the Smokies’ new multi-million dollar indoor fun park, celebrates its first fall and winter seasons entertaining guests. Adventure Forest […]
October 24, 2012

The Swag’s “autumn elegance” touted in Knoxville News Sentinel

The Swag, a mountaintop resort in Waynesville, N.C., was recently featured in a Knoxville News Sentinel article written by Amy McRary.  The article was highlighted by beautiful photography capturing the mountaintop retreat’s landscape at its peak during the fall season. Follow in the link to […]
October 23, 2012

IRS regulations verify more people doomed to part time employment, says Crown’s Chuck Bentley

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – New regulations issued recently by the IRS prove that Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley was right when he wrote earlier this year that the economic circumstances developing as a result of Obamacare’s passage could doom a nation of potential employees to […]
October 18, 2012

Local family-owned company raises breast cancer awareness

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A local family-owned pest control company is dedicated to showing Knoxville that it values the community in more ways than just protecting homes. The staff at Russell’s Pest Control, owned by husband-and-wife team Mark and Vickie Bull Nadolski, is leading an effort […]