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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 […]
April 19, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies to add near-vertical looping waterslide

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – A trap door….a 39-foot vertical free fall drop….speeds of up to 40 mph…an adrenaline rush like no other – this is what guests at the Southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark resort will have the opportunity to experience as Wilderness at the […]
April 19, 2012

Governor Haslam’s Blount Mansion visit showcases effort to save an American treasure

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will visit the historic “Birthplace of Tennessee” on Friday, April 20, to discuss efforts to restore and preserve the site for future generations. Blount Mansion, located in downtown Knoxville, is the 220-year-old home of William Blount, a signer of […]
April 13, 2012

Girl Scouts set to “rock out” World’s Fair Park

On Saturday, April 28, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to “rock out” World’s Fair Park when they attend the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along.
April 13, 2012

Power Systems says top selling fitness training equipment points to industry changes

Knoxville, Tenn. – A report released by Power Systems, the industry’s leading provider of sports and fitness training accessory equipment, points to some significant changes in the types of fitness training being offered by personal trainers and fitness clubs and the experiences fitness enthusiasts are […]
April 10, 2012

East Tennessee Medical Group Receives Accreditation for CT Scanners

                                                                                                                                                                                                           ETMG Diagnostics Department Receives CT Accreditation   ALCOA, Tenn. — The use of computed tomography (CT) scanners in the diagnostics department of East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) is now accredited through the Intersocietal Accreditation for Computed Tomography (IAC CT). “ETMG continues to be recognized […]
April 5, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction bridges generations in centennial tribute event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. – The last of Titanic’s original survivors are gone, but the desire to connect with the tragedy’s heroes and victims 100 years later is as strong as ever. The Titanic Museum Attraction is bridging the gap between centuries through […]
March 19, 2012

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians team up to celebrate “100 Years of Girl Scouts”

(Oak Ridge, Tenn.) – On Saturday, March 24, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge (CMOR) and the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) will partner to host “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America. […]
March 16, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies resort opens multi-million dollar “Adventure Forest” indoor fun-park

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Following an exceptionally strong 2011 season at Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark announced last year that it was about to get bigger – considerably bigger – with the addition of the new Adventure Forest family […]
March 16, 2012

WATE (ABC) “6 Around Town” broadcasts hour-long special about Wilderness at the Smokies expansion

Knoxville, Tenn. — East Tennessee residents caught an early glimpse of the new “Adventure Forest” at Wilderness at the Smokies resort last weekend courtesy of WATE Television (ABC) in Knoxville. The station’s “6 Around Town” Show, hosted by Tearsa Smith, Kristin Farley and Josh Ault, […]
March 15, 2012

Power Systems focused on making a real difference in fitness industry

Los Angeles, CA. – As this year’s International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) convention and trade show takes place amidst the glamour and magic of Hollywood, an industry leader is writing a new script for success. Julie and Bruno Pauletto, the wife-and-husband team behind […]
March 14, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction hosts first-ever American tour of famed Titanic photo album

The historic collection of the only surviving photos taken aboard the Titanic while at sea will be on exhibit for the first time in the United States in April at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson (April 6-10, 2012) and Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge (April 12-21, 2012) as part of the Titanic centennial commemoration. The original photos were taken during the ship's maiden voyage in 1912 by renowned Irish photographer and Titanic passenger Father Francis Browne.
March 1, 2012

Area chefs to create delectable dishes inspired by Girl Scout Cookies

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Girl Scout Cookies are the stars, but who will be the champion? That will be decided on Friday, March 16, when men and women over the age of 21 are invited to attend “Cookies & Cocktails,” a first-time event in which attendees […]
February 29, 2012

Girl Scout Cookie sales drive is in progress in East Tennessee

East Tennesseans love the Girl Scouts and Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians was recently featured on WBIR-TV to help kick off the traditional Girl Scout Cookie sales drive. As part of this year’s sales drive, the local council is […]
February 28, 2012

City of Knoxville and Legacy Parks announce outdoor recreation initiative: Outdoor Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville takes the first step toward putting itself on the map as a premier outdoor recreation community with the launch of Outdoor Knoxville, a three-pronged initiative to capitalize on the exceptional outdoor recreational assets found in and around Knoxville. It includes a […]
February 28, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction sponsors production of Tony Award-winning Titanic musical

Nashville, Tenn. – One hundred years later, the great ship Titanic still has the ability to deliver a surprise or two. The cast and crew of Nashville’s Circle Players learned this first-hand while preparing for a return engagement of Titanic the Musical, April 5-8, at […]
February 28, 2012

Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Releases 2012 Lineup

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The two-day lineup for the 8th Annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival is finalized.  The event will be held on May 18 and 19 in Sevierville, Tenn. and has been named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event for the month of […]
February 24, 2012

Showcase weekend for sport of lacrosse in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Football. Basketball. Hockey. Soccer.  If these four sports were thrown in a blender and mixed together, the result would be one of the country’s fastest growing sports – lacrosse.  Typically a sport that has been more popular in the North, lacrosse is […]
February 23, 2012

Power Systems introduces SpaceStation system

Knoxville, Tenn. – For many kids growing up, playing on the playground was the highlight of the school day.  Now, Power Systems is giving gyms and fitness clubs the opportunity to provide their members this childhood experience all over again, by introducing a new product […]
February 20, 2012

Major sporting events finding success in the Wilderness – and having huge impact on local economy

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Organizers of large sporting events are regularly asked by attendees – “What else is there to do around here?”  One destination offers an answer to this question unlike others in the Southeast.  Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. features everything […]
February 15, 2012

Booth sales begin Friday for Girl Scout Cookies

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Craving a Thin Mint, Samoa, Tagalong or Do-si-do? If so, you are in luck! Booth sales begin this Friday, Feb. 17 outside area businesses for Girl Scout Cookies. This year’s Girl Scout Cookie sale has some fresh, new aspects, including a special […]
February 15, 2012

Titanic Museum Attractions hosting U.S. tributes to Titanic crew and passengers

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. – Titanic Museum Attractions is hosting “A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to Titanic,” on Saturday, April 14, the 100th anniversary of the night the ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Musical performances, historic ceremonies […]