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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 […]
October 16, 2012

SMC Knoxville Local Talent series spotlights Bush’s Beans and social media

Knoxville, Tenn. – In a fragmented world of communications and marketing, can today’s businesses unite offline marketing and digital media into a successful customer communications plan? Social Media Club Knoxville (SMC Knoxville) is hosting a free business program on Thursday, November 15, with guest speaker […]
October 15, 2012

Has our definition of real beauty been distorted by supermodels and bodybuilders?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The industry leader in fitness and sports equipment is dedicated to changing the way the fitness industry portrays “fit and healthy” people – and they’re starting at “home.” Power Systems is committed to presenting realistic images of fitness in the sports and […]
October 11, 2012

On Politico, Crown’s Chuck Bentley outlines a way forward for debt-burdened America

A national crisis in spending beyond our means reaches from the White House to the home front. Crown CEO Chuck Bentley talks about tackling our debt addiction.
October 11, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction wraps up centennial year with fireworks

A year of paying tribute to the 2,208 souls aboard Titanic comes to a dramatic and energetic conclusion this Thanksgiving at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with the largest fireworks event on the Smoky Mountain Parkway since the museum's grand opening in 2010.
October 10, 2012

UT PR Day to Feature NFL Communicator, Local Public Relations Pros

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The top communicator for the National Football League (NFL) will be the featured speaker at UT’s PR Day, October 19 at the UT Conference Center on Henley Street. Paul Hicks, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications, will deliver the Ackermann PR […]
October 8, 2012

Titanic Museum Attractions’ centennial commemoration wins marketing honors

Titanic Museum Attraction has earned the 2012 Missouri Tourism Marketing Campaign Award for its efforts to draw worldwide media attention to Branson, Missouri, during the Titanic centennial commemoration.
October 4, 2012

Crown Financial Ministries and HOPE International train business leaders to prosper in today’s economy

An innovative series of national events continue in October as Crown Financial Ministries and HOPE International bring their “New Normal” Entrepreneur’s Conference to Duluth, Ga. on October 23, offering insightful advice and inspiration to those doing the real work in America.
October 4, 2012

Girl Scouts enjoy activities, crafts and more at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, Tenn. – More than 500 Girl Scouts and their families gathered at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight, an event produced by the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians to celebrate 100 years of the Girl Scouts organization. Participants […]
October 1, 2012

Aaron Shoopman Named Vista Radiology’s New Administrator

                                KNOXVILLE, TN Aaron Shoopman, CPA, has been named administrator at Vista Radiology, the largest and most sub-specialized radiology practice in East Tennessee. As the former chief financial officer for East Tennessee Heart Consultants, Inc., he was responsible for the management and financial operations of […]
September 24, 2012

RomanticAsheville.com features The Swag

The Swag, an upscale retreat in Waynesville, N.C., was recently featured by RomanticAsheville.com as part of its “OVER THE mountainTOP” getaway series.  The series, which highlights “favorite and the most fabulous rooms, suites and cabins in and near Asheville, N.C.,” showcased The Swag’s “Woodshed” cabin. […]
September 24, 2012

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge’s newest iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight, opens to the public

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – After being delayed due to a national helium shortage, WonderWorks’ Pigeon Forge’s newest iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight, opened to the public on Friday, Sept. 21. Guests to the Great Smoky Mountains are now able to view the area in a […]
September 20, 2012

East Tennessee Medical Group Wins Impact Award at Blount Partnership Award Event

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- Congratulations to East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG), the 2012 recipient of the Impact Award for Blount County community involvement and service. The award was given at the Blount Chamber Partnership Business Excellence Awards event, held on September 20 at the Clayton Center for the […]
September 14, 2012

SMC Knoxville program explores Knoxville-area small business social media habits

A recent study found that 80% of small business owners in the nation are using some social media in their business, but only 57% have formally made the tools a part of their overall marketing strategy. Social Media Club Knoxville is providing an opportunity for small business owners and leaders to learn from area small business executives who have successfully made social media a part of their business plan at a free program on September 20.
September 11, 2012

Crown MoneyLife Coaching provides personal financial coaching to individuals and families

Knoxville, Tenn. – Financial strain and growing personal and national debt have a stranglehold on Americans in a sluggish economy that has now crawled 43 months with higher than 8 percent unemployment. But what if our depressed personal finances are not just a function of […]
September 11, 2012

Water Safety Day Makes a Splash at Wilderness at the Smokies

Sevierville, Tenn. – Over the weekend, hundreds of kids and families participated in “Splash-Tacular: Water Safety Day” at Wilderness at the Smokies resort.  The event, sponsored by Food City Kid’s Club and Wilderness at the Smokies, was FREE and taught kids about water safety and […]
September 10, 2012

Wonders of Flight to open to the public on Sept. 21

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – After being delayed due to a national helium shortage, officials with WonderWorks announced today that helium has been acquired and Wonders of Flight, its newest iconic attraction, is scheduled to open to the public on Friday, Sept. 21. The Wonders of […]
September 7, 2012

The History Channel Club features Biltmore

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The History Channel Club recently featured Biltmore, an Ackermann PR client, as a “great escape” on its website. The article, written by freelance writer Rick Hodson, highlighted original owner George Vanderbilt’s vision of and history behind the property now known as a […]
September 7, 2012

Unemployment numbers point to hard choices ahead, says Crown President

KNOXVILLE (TN) – Crown Financial Ministries President Robert Dickie III on Friday said that the new unemployment numbers out “are unambiguous proof that a depressed workforce is still suffering, and America is headed toward hard choices.” “The important number to look at today is the […]
August 30, 2012

Crown Financial Ministries and HOPE International Team Up to Train Business Leaders to Prosper Now

Atlanta, Ga. – An innovative series of national events kicks off September 18 as Crown Financial Ministries and HOPE International brings its “New Normal” Entrepreneur’s Conferences to Durham, North Carolina, offering insightful advice and inspiration to those doing the real work in America. The aim […]
August 30, 2012

Life Fitness teams with Power Systems to offer branded fitness accessories

Life Fitness and Power Systems, industry leaders in sports and fitness, are teaming up to offer Life Fitness- and Hammer Strength-branded fitness accessories.
August 24, 2012

Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony knocks it out of the park with media coverage

Knoxville, Tenn. ― Ten of the area’s finest athletes – past and present – were recognized last night at the 31st annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Knoxville Convention Center. Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro served […]