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May 24, 2013

WBIR-TV and HGTV visit The Swag

The Swag, an upscale mountaintop inn in Waynesville, N.C., was recently featured in several segments by WBIR-TV, the NBC-affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn.  Additionally, a crew from HGTV scouted The Swag as a location for upcoming features and soon, the outlet will be showcasing the destination […]
May 20, 2013

Iconic “Titanic violin” to be exclusively on display in America at Titanic Museum Attractions before going up for auction in England

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – For the first and only time in the United States, the iconic violin, depicted in Titanic-themed movies and actually used by Wallace Hartley on board Titanic, will be on display at the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, […]
May 16, 2013

New Board Members and Officers Announced for Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Townsend, Tenn. – Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont (Tremont) has added six new members to its board of directors and has announced its officers. New members include Esther Bell, CEO, Global Intellectual Property Asset Management, PLLC; Henry (Hank) Dye, recently retired vice president for […]
May 10, 2013

Knoxville Force Open 3rd Season at Home on Saturday

Knoxville, Tenn. – On Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m., the Knoxville Force will kick off their third season at home against the Mississippi Storm.  A semi-professional soccer team playing in the National Premier Soccer League, the Knoxville Force feature a number of local players, […]
May 10, 2013

Blount Partnership Celebrates Tourism Day

Maryville, Tenn. – Today, officials with Blount Partnership and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority hosted “Tourism Day,” a celebration highlighting the unique platforms that make Blount County, the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, an ideal tourist destination.  The event was attended by the public, […]
May 7, 2013

The Case for Christ Event Investigates the Evidence for Jesus

Knoxville, Tenn. – Once an award-winning legal editor and investigative reporter with the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel, a famed Atheist-turned-Christian and now one of the evangelical community’s “most popular apologists,” is coming to Knoxville to headline a LIVE, faith-based event called The Case for Christ […]
May 3, 2013

Knoxville Force and Lady Force Start Practice

Knoxville, Tenn. – Spring is in the air as the Knoxville Force and Knoxville Lady Force semi-professional soccer teams are scheduled to open practice on May 7 and May 9 for the 2013 season. The teams, owned and operated by Knoxville Soccer LLC, are part […]
May 3, 2013

Blount Partnership to celebrate Tourism Day on May 10

Maryville, Tenn. – On Friday, May 10 at 9 a.m., Blount Partnership and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority will host “Tourism Day,” a celebration highlighting the unique platforms that make Blount County, the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, an ideal tourist destination. The event […]
April 24, 2013

Knoxville Force Announces ORNL Federal Credit Union as Title Sponsor for 2013 Season

Knoxville, Tenn. – Soccer is the largest and fastest growing field team sport in the United States, and Knoxville is further testament to this fact. There are currently more than an estimated 25,000 youth and adults in the Knoxville area who play in organized soccer […]
April 22, 2013

Homeowners Looking for ‘Green’ Products in Unlikely Places

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Today, we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a special day for the ever-expanding “green” movement. In a time where hybrid vehicles, energy-efficient light bulbs and solar energy are stealing the headlines, there are other environmentally responsible products that are also […]
April 17, 2013

New Tenants Coming to Northshore Town Center

Knoxville, Tenn. – Northshore Town Center will be adding banking to its list of convenient services being offered. The master-planned, mixed-use community being developed by CHM, LLC announces that First Tennessee Bank and ORNL Federal Credit Union will be opening new branch locations in the […]
April 17, 2013

Love Worth Fighting For Event Aims to Help Build Stronger Relationships

Knoxville, Tenn. – When Kirk Cameron steps onto the stage at the Love Worth Fighting For event scheduled for Knoxville later this month, he hopes his audience is more than people struggling to keep their marriage alive. The television and movie star knows from experience […]
April 16, 2013

Lifeguard Ambulance Service first in Middle Tennessee to gain esteemed CAAS Accreditation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lifeguard Ambulance Service in Nashville has received the prestigious accreditation for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) for its compliance with national standards of excellence. According to officials with CAAS, out of approximately 230 ambulance services in Tennessee, Lifeguard Ambulance […]
April 16, 2013

Crown’s new MoneyLife® Personal Finance Study aims to help participants strengthen finances and get out of debt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –Financial strain and growing personal and national debt continue to have a stranglehold on Americans in this sluggish economy. The difficult part is that many Americans have no idea how to impact their financial health. About 1 in 5 Americans, surveyed by the Princeton […]
April 16, 2013

Blount Chamber Foundation Recently Elects 2013 Officers

The Blount Chamber Foundation recently elected its new 2013 officers. They are: Chair, Greg Wilson, Maryville Regional President of First Tennessee Bank; Vice Chair, Lisa Hood Skinner, Senior Vice President, Ackermann PR; and Secretary/Treasurer, Michelle Hankes, President/CEO United Way of Blount County. Aided by charitable […]
April 15, 2013

Russell’s Pest Control Announces New Sales and Marketing Manager

Knoxville, Tenn. – Russell’s Pest Control announced the appointment of Jim Baker as its new sales and marketing manager. Baker comes to Russell’s Pest Control from Clayton Homes where he held both sales and manufacturing management positions.  He began his professional career working in a […]
April 10, 2013

Outdoor KnoxFest: A Weekend Filled With Outdoor Adventure For Everyone

KNOXVILLE, TENN.—Outdoor KnoxFest is scheduled for Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 and offers three days of urban adventure for everyone from an outdoor enthusiast to someone who simply loves to get out and play. Attendees can experience Knoxville from a variety of ways […]
April 1, 2013

Titanic Museum Attraction to host first annual Titanic Authors’ Week April 1-7 in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – For the first time, 10 celebrated authors of Titanic historical books and novels will make their public appearances together on Monday, April 1 through Sunday, April 7 from 10am – 5pm at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s First annual Titanic Authors’ Week […]
March 26, 2013

Vocal Competition Honoring Dolly Parton Makes Final Call for Entries

Sevierville, Tenn. – The ninth annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition is calling for entries. This unique competition honors the songwriting of Sevierville native Dolly Parton by encouraging contestants from across the nation to sing one of the more than 3,000 songs she has penned — […]
March 21, 2013

WonderWorks unveils new Wonders of Magic show featuring Pigeon Forge’s longest-running headline performer

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – In a nostalgic trip to yesteryear, the “Enchanted Flower Garden” blooms once again in a spectacular display of color and life. This particular illusion, not seen on an American stage since the 1940s, is part of WonderWorks’ new Wonders of Magic […]
March 7, 2013

Local developers, business leaders and government officials ceremoniously break ground on University Commons

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Today, during an event organized by local developers, CHM, LLC, and attended by Knoxville business leaders and government officials, including Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, ground was broken in preparation for the building of University Commons, Knoxville’s first urban, vertical retail complex. University […]
February 28, 2013

The Swag featured in March issue of At Home Tennessee magazine

The Swag, an upscale retreat in Waynesville, N.C., has been featured in the March 2013 issue of At Home Tennessee magazine. The article includes a very complimentary quote from guest Troy Tomlinson, president and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Nashville, Tenn. In addition to […]
February 27, 2013

Vista Named Exclusive Radiology Provider at Jellico Community Hospital

KNOXVILLE, TN—Vista Radiology, P.C. became the exclusive radiology services provider at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, Tenn., on Friday, February 1.  A 54-bed nonprofit hospital operated under the direction of the Adventist Health System, the acute care facility has provided quality healthcare to the Jellico community […]
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 […]

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