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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 […]
August 23, 2012

Leaves really expected to “pop” with color this fall at Biltmore

Asheville, N.C. ­– After the warmest 12-month period ever recorded in U.S. history since modern record-keeping began in 1895, we’re all ready for a big cool down… and Biltmore’s a great place to experience the changes of the season. When Biltmore’s trees shift from summertime […]
August 21, 2012

Girl Scouts to host event for community at Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol, Tenn. – Any and all members of the community are invited to celebrate with the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) when it hosts Bristol Motor Speedway Overnight, an event intended to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. The event, which […]
August 17, 2012

31st Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony to Honor Sports Legends

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ten of the area’s finest athletes – past and present – will be recognized at the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Knoxville Convention Center. Major League Baseball Hall of Fame […]
August 16, 2012

ETMG Holds Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 4-28

ALCOA, Tenn. –East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, is holding its annual flu shot clinic Tues., Sept. 4 – Fri., Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Most insurance is accepted and no appointment is necessary. The Centers for Disease Control and […]
August 14, 2012

Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness South Loop opens

Knoxville, TN – More than 30 miles of urban trails, including the new 15 mile South Loop, were unveiled today during a ribbon cutting by Legacy Parks Foundation, City of Knoxville and Knox County officials, and donors and supporters. The South Loop is part of […]
August 9, 2012

Elected Officials visit Boys & Girls Clubs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – East Tennessee’s elected officials were invited to visit a Boys & Girls Club and read to the Club members as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley‘s Elected Officials Appreciation Week (July 23-27, 2012) and Tennessee First Lady Crissy […]
August 9, 2012

Sevierville Chamber of Commerce Featured by TODAY.com Travel

Sevierville, Tenn. – The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce’s Girlfriends’ Getaway travel packages were recently featured by the TODAY travel team. Article link: http://todaytravel.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/08/08/13054185-girls-just-want-to-have-fun-on-girlfriend-getaways?lite Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tenn., is one destination that has become a trendy spot for these trips. […]
August 7, 2012

ETMG Hosts Free Varicose Vein Screening Aug. 23

ALCOA, Tenn. – East Tennessee Medical Group will hold free varicose vein screenings on Thursday, August 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the ETMG community room, 266 Joule St., Alcoa. Screenings are free and open to the public, with no appointment necessary. More […]
August 6, 2012

Now is the time to join Girl Scouts in the Southern Appalachians region

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – If you’ve ever thought of volunteering for or enrolling your daughter in the Girl Scouts organization, now is the perfect time to participate! Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) is putting out a call to the community for both adult […]
August 2, 2012

The Swag recognized as one of “America’s Most Charming Inns”

The Swag, an intimate, family-owned-and-operated, luxury resort in Waynesville, North Carolina (and Ackermann PR client) was recently recognized by Departures as being one of “America’s Most Charming Inns.” Others on the top 10 listing included: The Maidstone – East Hampton, N.Y. The Inn at Langley […]
August 2, 2012

Diagnostic, interventional neuroradiologist Eric Nyberg, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Board certified diagnostic and interventional neuroradiologist Eric M. Nyberg, M.D., is joining Vista Radiology following his fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he was a neuro-interventional clinical instructor. He will practice in Knoxville alongside vascular/neuro-interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, M.D., […]
July 24, 2012

3 Rivers Carp Cup added to Outdoor KnoxFest event roster

Knoxville, Tenn. – Don’t miss out on the fun, the bragging rights, the great prizes and the chance to hook the biggest, ugliest fish you’ve ever caught on the fly during the 3 Rivers Carp Cup.  Come and match wits with the wily and elusive […]
July 23, 2012

Crown Financial Ministries Continues Tennessee Expansion with New Hires/New Leadership

ATLANTA, GA./KNOXVILLE, TN. – Crown Financial Ministries continued the expansion of its Knoxville branch office with the addition of new leadership and new positions, part of a strategic reorganizing of the 35-year leader in financial ministry. Crown President Robert Dickie announced that Bill Winter has […]
July 19, 2012

Elected Officials to visit Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) will celebrate "Elected Officials Appreciation Week" next week, July 23-27, 2012, at the Club locations.
July 18, 2012

Wild Vortex Continues to Receive Worldwide Recognition

Sevierville, Tenn. – Having only been open just over a month, the newest and most extreme water attraction in the Southeast, the Wild Vortex at Wilderness at the Smokies, has garnered media attention from some of the largest travel and media outlets from around the […]
July 11, 2012

ETMG Sponsors “Be the Match” Family Fun Night Sat. July 14

ALCOA, Tenn. – East Tennessee Medical Group will sponsor a “Be the Match” Family Fun Night on Saturday, July 14 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at John Sevier Pool, 1998 Sequoyah Ave., Maryville. This evening will celebrate the recovery of Claire Hayes, William Blount High […]
July 9, 2012

A preview of Outdoor KnoxFest

KNOXVILLE – Outdoor KnoxFest, a three-day Urban Adventure packed with events and activities for the avid adventurer, weekend warrior, novice outdoor enthusiast and anyone who loves to get out and play, is scheduled for August 24-26, 2012. WBIR-TV recently interviewed Carol Evans, executive director of […]
June 28, 2012

Crown CEO says Uncle Sam must address real costs in all future healthcare plans or risk America’s solvency

ATLANTA, Ga. – Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley said that Congress now has the opportunity, if they decide to revisit the problems with the American healthcare system, to make “the kind of financial plan needed to safeguard the solvency of the United States.” Bentley made […]
June 25, 2012

Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Chattanooga Bridgefest a success!

Chattanooga, Tenn. – On Saturday, June 2, 2012, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in downtown Chattanooga.   The event, Chattanooga Bridgefest, began with an Opening Ceremony in AT&T Field – Lookouts Stadium at 9 a.m. […]
June 22, 2012

Forbes.com article features Ackermann PR client

KNOXVILLE – Biltmore, an Ackermann PR client, was highlighted in a June 18 article written by Forbes.com’s Marianne Bickle.  Bickle, who had recently traveled to Biltmore Estate on business took time while there to “people watch” and examine consumers’ shopping patterns and how they interact […]
June 20, 2012

Northshore Town Center Announces New Tenants

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – June 20, 2012 – As the first phase of the Northshore Town Center project launches this summer, the smaller retail shops surrounding Target and Publix are beginning to fill with new occupants.  The large anchor tenants’ newest neighbors will include four area […]
June 18, 2012

ABC News Recognizes Wild Vortex as one of “America’s Amazing Waterslides”

Sevierville, Tenn – The newly opened Wild Vortex waterslide at Wilderness at the Smokies resort was just named one of “America’s Amazing Waterslides” by ABC News. This 66-foot tall slide is the only near-vertical, translucent, looping waterslide in the Southeast.  Riders of the Wild Vortex enter a launch […]
June 15, 2012

Experience Knoxville’s Outdoor Adventure Opportunities with Outdoor KnoxFest

Knoxville, Tenn. – Everyone from an outdoor adventure enthusiast to someone who simply loves all that nature has to offer can experience Knoxville from a bicycle seat, paddleboard, canoe, trail, climbing wall and more during Outdoor KnoxFest, a three-day event to be held Friday, Aug. […]
June 7, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies Resort Brings G-Force Thrills to Waterslide Fun

Sevierville, Tenn. – The newest waterslide to debut at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort appeals to a certain type of thrill seeker, perhaps one who has wondered what it might be like to be a drop of water inside a water pistol. The Wild Vortex […]

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