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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 […]
May 31, 2012

WonderWorks soars with Wonders of Flight, a giant tethered balloon experience opening July 2012

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Guests to the Great Smoky Mountains will be able to view the area in a completely new way – from up to 400 feet in the air – all while letting their imaginations soar to exciting heights with WonderWorks’ newest iconic […]
May 30, 2012

Dance the night away with dad

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Girls of all ages are invited to put on their best dresses and dance the night away with dad at Knoxville’s annual Daddy Daughter Dance. The dance will be held at Knoxville’s Crowne Plaza Hotel from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, […]
May 25, 2012

Hearing and Speech Foundation Opens Premier Training Center in North America

Maryville, Tenn. – With the opening of a new state-of-the-art, 7,200 sq. ft. training and rehabilitation center, the Hearing and Speech Foundation has positioned itself as a leading auditory training and therapy center for the Verbotonal Method. The facility, based in Maryville, Tenn., joins a […]
May 18, 2012

Unique Girlfriends’ Getaway packages now offered in the Smokies

Sevierville, Tenn. – Sometimes ladies need more than one dinner, one drink or one night out together.  This is apparent as the popularity of “Girlfriends’ Getaway” vacations continues to grow.  Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Tenn., is one destination that […]
May 17, 2012

Community Awareness Day, Saturday May 19th at ETMG

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – WHO: East Tennessee Medical Group WHAT: Community Awareness Day WHEN: May 19th 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: ETMG Parking Lot WHY: To support Relay for Life, a community event to help find a cure for cancer. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Kids Bike Safety […]
May 17, 2012

Biltmore announces 16th annual concert series

Asheville, N.C. – See a show under the stars during Biltmore’s 16th annual concert series, kicking off on Aug. 9. A mix of Grammy-winning and contemporary Christian artists highlight the series, with views of Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains as an unforgettable backdrop. […]
May 17, 2012

Celebrate summer in Biltmore’s ginormous backyard. Kids admitted free all summer to roam 8,000 acres!

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Big kids, little kids – doesn’t matter:  Who doesn’t love an 8,000-acre backyard? Biltmore brings it with miles of rolling hills, stunning mountain views, babbling streams, farm yards and even live music by big-name performers on starry summer nights. Not to mention […]
May 16, 2012

Girl Scouts to celebrate 100 years in downtown Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tenn. – On Saturday, June 2, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in downtown Chattanooga. The event, Chattanooga Bridgefest, is scheduled to take place on June 2 from 9 a.m. to […]
May 11, 2012

Power Systems and Les Mills International announce exclusive U.S. Distributor Agreement

Power Systems, a Knoxville-based fitness and sports accessory equipment industry leader, has been selected by New Zealand-based Les Mills as the exclusive United States distributor of the company’s sports and fitness accessory products. Les Mills is the creator of the world’s leading group exercise programs.
May 8, 2012

ORNL Federal Credit Union Provides Local Economic Development Support to Greater Growth LLC

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union today announced it had provided financing to Greater Growth LLC, a Lenoir City startup business specializing in aquaponics, a natural form of hydroponics that uses the nutrient rich effluence from farm raised fish to fertilize plant growth […]
May 7, 2012

Crown Launches MoneyLife Workshop National Tour in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Crown, an international non-profit financial ministry dedicated to transforming lives and providing Biblically-based financial management principles, is launching a new national touring workshop in Knoxville, Tennessee, this week. The MoneyLife workshop is ideal for church, ministry and business leaders who would like […]
May 4, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies continues to receive national accolades

Sevierville, Tenn. – The global travel website Away.com has named Wilderness at the Smokies one of the top 10 waterpark resorts in North America.  It is the fourth time in the past year the Smoky Mountain vacation resort has been honored in media and industry […]
May 3, 2012

Boys & Girls Clubs to honor local philanthropists at ‘Gift of Hope’ luncheon

Knoxville, Tenn. – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) will host the ‘Gift of Hope’ fundraising luncheon on Monday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center. This year’s ‘Gift of Hope’ award will be presented to […]
April 30, 2012

Freeman Named Senior Account Executive at Ackermann PR

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Ackermann PR announced that Erin Freeman has been hired as a Senior Account Executive. Freeman brings several years of qualified experience in public relations with an emphasis in media relations, marketing, and strategic and event planning to the agency.  “We are thrilled […]
April 24, 2012

Stars of Hit Movies Courageous and Fireproof Set to Launch Tour in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – A life-long marriage is built one courageous step at a time, say the stars of the inspirational film Courageous. Actors Ken Bevel and Robert Amaya will join their wives on a national tour this year to promote the idea that couples can […]