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 […]
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 — […]