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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 […]
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 […]

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