December 3, 2013

Ackermann PR recognized as a leader in Croft Society of PR firms

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ackermann PR has been selected to be part of The Croft Society, a newly-formed coalition of regional public relations firms across the country, announced Cathy Ackermann, founder and CEO of Ackermann PR.  The membership is by invitation only, and the organization is […]
November 26, 2013

HGTV.com showcases fall at The Swag Mountaintop Inn

All things fall at The Swag, an upscale mountaintop inn in Waynesville, N.C., were recently featured via HGTV.com.  From “how-tos” on hosting a fall farm-to-table dinner party and creating a rustic fall table setting, to showcasing the finest of fall menus from The Swag’s executive […]
November 26, 2013

Tea & Treasures in South Knoxville selected to host next Small Business Counts Cash Mob on December 5th

Thanksgiving typically marks the start of the holiday season. With this sentiment in mind, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) has announced the next installment of its Small Business Counts Cash Mob program – Tea & Treasures on Martin Mill Pike in South Knoxville on Thursday, […]
November 25, 2013

Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville (HBAGK) Calls on Ackermann PR to Support 2014 HOME SHOW™

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (November 25, 2013) – The Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville (HBAGK) has selected Ackermann PR to support its annual Home Show™ in 2014. The Show is in its 64th year and is scheduled for January 24-26 at the Knoxville Convention Center making […]
November 20, 2013

Credit Union Times highlights ORNL Federal Credit Union executive VP & COO Melodie Godfrey as one of its “Women to Watch”

Melodie Godfrey Ready to Fuel Momentum of CU Industry: Women to Watch ORNL FCU Exec Has Discovered the Power of Thinking Globally, Executing Locally BY MYRIAM GIOVANNI November 20, 2013 In her efforts to leave the world a little bit better, Melodie Godfrey, executive vice […]
November 6, 2013

Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick-Off (Nov. 12) A Fun Smoky Mountain Winterfest Tradition

Sevierville, Tenn. – Sevierville will kick off Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Music, Lights & Magic event on November 12 at the Sevierville Municipal Complex. This completely free event annually draws around 7,000 spectators who enjoy entertainment, free food, kids’ games, fireworks and plenty […]
October 10, 2013

Hampton Inn West volunteers join thousands of Hilton Worldwide team members in serving The Ronald McDonald House

Knoxville, TN – In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 – 12, more than 25 volunteers from The Hampton Inn West at Cedar Bluff are doing a donation drive and hands on evening of service, at the Ronald McDonald […]
October 7, 2013

The Swag named to Southern Living Hotel Collection

Atlanta, GA – The Southern Living Hotel Collection, (www.SouthernLivingHotelCollection.com) a small, curated group of independent, four-and five-star level hotels, resorts and inns that span 18 Southern states and offers the best in authentic Southern hospitality is pleased to welcome its newest members delete: to the […]
October 3, 2013

North America’s most elite adventure racers to compete in Knoxville, Tenn. for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship

Knoxville, Tenn. — More than 150 of the best adventure racers in North America are set to compete for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship in Knoxville, Tenn. Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12.  Checkpoint Tracker is a multi-faceted adventure racing organization. It […]
October 2, 2013

Mountain Communities “Open for Business” Despite Park Shutdown

Mountain Communities “Open for Business” Despite Park Shutdown TOWNSEND, Tenn.—While the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be in the process of closing due to the government shutdown, the adjacent community of Townsend remains open with outdoor activities, accommodations and scenery to provide visitors with […]
September 20, 2013

Gov. Haslam names Seven Islands as Tennessee’s newest park

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau, announced today that Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge would become a new Tennessee state park. The Seven Islands State Birding Park would be the first state birding park […]
August 27, 2013

Wood family donates 100 acres of property to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness expanded by 100 acres today with the generous donation of future trail and parkland by the Wood family announced the Legacy Parks Foundation. During today’s announcement at the property, Carol Evans, executive director of the Legacy Parks Foundation, explained […]
August 26, 2013

M. Gibson Hotels announces multi-million dollar improvements for two Knoxville hotel properties

Knoxville, Tenn. – Today, M. Gibson Hotels announced its purchase of two West Knoxville hotel properties, the Hampton Inn Cedar Bluff – West and the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff – West, and unveiled plans for the properties to undergo multi-million dollar improvements set to begin […]
August 26, 2013

Media Advisory: Announcement of a significant addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT:                 Announcement of a Significant Addition to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Those scheduled to speak include Carol Evans, Executive Director, Legacy Parks Foundation, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis.  Several governmental officials will also be in attendance. WHEN: Tuesday, […]
August 22, 2013

Adventurer and filmmaker Dominic Gill to speak at Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center

Knoxville, Tenn. — Dominic Gill, will be at the Outdoor Knoxville Adventure Center on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an evening of storytelling, movie shorts and a book signing – an event called, “Take-A-Seat with Dominic Gill.” Gill is an […]
July 25, 2013

ORNL Federal Credit Union announces first Small Business Counts cash mob set for July 30 in Fountain City

First 30 people to receive free $25 gift card WHAT: ORNL Federal Credit Union will launch its Small Business Counts cash mob program at Knoxville Soap, Candle & Gifts in Fountain City WHEN: Tuesday, July 30th – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Knoxville Soap, […]
July 1, 2013

EDP Biotech welcomes internationally recognized expert Dr. Donald Wheeler to Scientific Advisory Board

Knoxville, Tenn. – EDP Biotech, the US-based developer of a blood test to detect the early stages of colon cancer called ColoMarker™, has announced that world renowned quality control expert, Dr. Donald Wheeler, is joining the company’s already-decorated scientific advisory board. Dr. Wheeler is an […]
June 25, 2013

RIVR Media sets release of suspenseful thriller, DEVIL YOU KNOW, & announces television series’ premieres – Film features Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence in one of her first screen appearances

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Devil You Know, a film directed by New York-based writer and director James Oakley, will be released by Knoxville-based production company RIVR Media on July 9, 2013, announces Dee Bagwell Haslam, RIVR Media’s chief executive officer. Described as a “sexy, stylish, and […]
June 21, 2013

ORNL Federal Credit Union launches Small Business Counts cash mob campaign – Rare grassroots program focuses on building community

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – As a fitting tribute to the conclusion of National Small Business Week, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU), Eastern Tennessee’s largest credit union membership with more than 157,000 members, has announced that its launching a cash mob campaign called Small Business Counts […]
June 11, 2013

Nation’s largest adventure racing series selects Knoxville to host 2013 Championship

Knoxville, Tenn. — Today, officials with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and Knox County Government announced that up to 200 of the best adventure racers in North America will come together in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12 to compete […]
May 29, 2013

Knoxville Force host Chattanooga while Lady Force make home debut

Knoxville, Tenn. – Coming off a draw in their first game of the 2013 season, the Knoxville Lady Force are set to begin their home schedule this Saturday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. against Alabama FC. Shortly after, the Knoxville Force will play host to […]
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 […]