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November 22, 2011

Titanic Snow Princess Brings Holiday Magic to the Mountains

Pigeon Forge, TN – The folklore of the Smokies tell of mystical characters traveling through the misty woods, bringing the winter snow and frost with them as they paint the region in sparkling crystal. From across the Atlantic, a new personality has arrived to bring […]
November 22, 2011

John D. Lee inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee Hall of Fame

Knoxville, Tenn. – John D. Lee, current President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV), was recently inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee Hall of Fame. The Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee Hall of Fame is […]
November 18, 2011

BPV Family of Funds Introduces BPV Core Diversification and BPV Wealth Preservation Funds

Knoxville, Tenn. – BPV Family of Funds has announced the launch of two new, publicly traded mutual funds created specifically to achieve sustained wealth accumulation and preservation.  Both the BPV Core Diversification Fund and the BPV Wealth Preservation Fund utilize actively managed, macro investment strategies […]
November 4, 2011

Alcoa Inc. employees promote recycling to UT’s ‘sailgaters’

Knoxville, Tenn. – Alcoa Inc. volunteers ‘gathered by the river’ on Oct. 29 to help spread the word about aluminum can recycling before the University of Tennessee versus South Carolina college football game. Building on the success of its “Let’s Tackle Recycling” program with the Pittsburgh […]
November 4, 2011

Alcoa Foundation’s local grants announced

Alcoa, Tenn. — Alcoa Foundation has granted more than $250,000 to 12 non-profit organizations in Blount, Knox, and Sevier counties in Tennessee and Graham County, N.C.  Alcoa’s Community Advisory Board –  a group of 11 business, community and government leaders responsible for evaluating and making […]
October 21, 2011

Alcoa to Welcome Joe Cahn, the Commissioner of Tailgating and Champion of Recycling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe Cahn, is on a mission–a crusade of sorts, and on Oct. 23, Cahn will be in Nashville when the Tennessee Titans take on the Houston Texans on behalf of the Aluminum Association’s Can Crusade, a 17-city tour […]
October 19, 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley receives $15,000 donation

Knoxville, Tenn. – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Haslam Family Club University got a facelift on Tuesday when a dozen volunteers from Alcoa Inc. came to plant trees and flowers, interact with Club members and present a $15,000 check for the LEGO […]
October 18, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies resort announces multi-million dollar expansion

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. –  Following a spring and summer tourism season that resulted in record-breaking attendance numbers at Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark announced that it is about to get bigger – considerably bigger. This week, Wilderness at the […]
October 11, 2011

Lisa Hurst named new President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Knoxville, Tenn. – Lisa Hurst has been named the new President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV).  Hurst has been with the organization for 25 years, currently serving as the Executive Vice President. “The board is thrilled that Lisa […]
October 11, 2011

Community stories hold key to region’s future

Knoxville, Tennessee – When Plan East Tennessee (PlanET) begins a series of community-oriented conversations this fall to help define a shared vision for the region’s future, the project will take an innovative approach combining new technology and old-fashioned storytelling. To showcase how the process will […]
October 11, 2011

Knoxville philanthropist receives award for improving quality of life for at-risk youth

Knoxville, Tenn. – Edfinancial Services and its Chairman, President and CEO Tony Hollin have been named recipients of the Boys & Girls Clubs Tennessee Area Council C.A.R.E. (Children Are Reason for Excellence) Service Award. The state-wide C.A.R.E. Award provides recognition to individuals who have made […]
October 7, 2011

Cellular Sales now has 450 stores in 23 states, opens 15 new stores in September

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cellular Sales continued expanding its role as the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless premium retailer with the addition of 15 new stores in nine states in September 2011. September also marked the opening of the company’s 450th store nationwide. The new stores were spread […]
October 6, 2011

Cellular Sales continues nationwide growth, expands into Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets

Knoxville, TN – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless premium retailer, is expanding its retail footprint in New England with a new management agreement to operate a cellular phone store in Fall River, Massachusetts. Cellular Sales assumed management of Cell in a Box, a wireless […]
September 26, 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley announces new board members

Knoxville, Tenn. ― Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley has announced the following new members of its Corporate Board of Directors:  Ray Evans, Owner and Chairman of The Anesis Group, Inc. Michelle Hardin, Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager, Medical Private Banking, First Tennessee […]
September 20, 2011

Titanic Museum Attraction hosts President of Titanic Historical Society for memorial rose petal ceremony

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Edward Kamuda, founder and president of the Titanic Historical Society, came to the Titanic Museum Attraction today to participate in the museum’s memorial rose petal ceremony, part of the museum’s special way of honoring the passengers aboard the world’s most famous […]
September 19, 2011

Alcoa Wins Large Business of the Year at Blount Partnership Business Excellence Awards

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Congratulations to Alcoa for winning the Large Business of the Year category of this year’s Blount Partnership Business Excellence Awards. Ken McMillen, Alcoa operations manager, accepted the honor on behalf of the company at the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards breakfast last week. […]
September 19, 2011

President/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley retiring

Knoxville, Tenn. ― After spending four decades of his professional career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, John D. Lee is announcing his retirement.  He is only the second President/CEO in the organization’s history since its inception in 1943. A native […]
September 16, 2011

Verizon Wireless DROID BIONIC available at Cellular Sales

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – When Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Inc. introduced the DROID BIONIC™ this month exclusively to Verizon Wireless customers, they were not debuting just any new smartphone. The groundbreaking new phone is setting the standard for speed, design and multi-feature functions among power […]
September 16, 2011

Sevierville announces winner of national search for an amazing and inspiring woman for Girlfriend’s Getaway

Sevierville, Tenn. –  After receiving more than 600 nominations from all parts of the country for Sevierville’s “Great Girlfriend’s Getaway” search, the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce has announced that Julie Pease of Arlington, Texas was selected as the “amazing and inspiring” woman to represent Sevierville […]
September 14, 2011

Scoop’d Celebrates Grand Opening with Fundraiser and Free Ice Cream Giveaway

Knoxville, Tennessee – September 14, 2011 – Scoop’d, a locally-owned independent ice cream parlor, is celebrating its grand opening this weekend with a scoops of ice cream-inspired fun, including a chance to win free ice cream for a year. Scoop’d will also be raising money […]
September 13, 2011

Treat your little princess like a real princess at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s first-ever ‘Princess Tea Party’

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – A magical day awaits little princesses throughout East Tennessee when the Titanic Museum Attraction has its “Princess Tea Party” starting Sept. 24, 2011.  For the first time ever, young ladies from across the area will be treated like royalty and aristocrats […]
September 12, 2011

East Tennessee Medical Group Holds Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 12-30

ALCOA, Tenn. –East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, is holding its annual flu shot clinic Mon. Sept. 12 – Fri. Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Most insurance is accepted and no appointment is necessary. According to the Centers for Disease […]
September 6, 2011

Titanic Museum’s John Joslyn will address the Tennessee Hospitality Association Annual Conference

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee — Titanic Museum Attraction co-owner John Joslyn, the man who gave the world its very first look at the RMS Titanic resting on the ocean floor in the late 1980s, will be the keynote speaker at the Tennessee Hospitality Association and Greater Nashville […]
September 6, 2011

Vista Radiology Names Jason Daniel New IT Manager

JASON DANIEL JOINS VISTA RADIOLOGY AS IT MANAGER KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Jason Daniel has joined Vista Radiology, P.C., as information technology manager. Prior to Vista, he was employed by Southeastern Retina Associates as the director of IT, overseeing its technological needs in 24 offices throughout five states. While […]
September 1, 2011

Cellular Sales continues fast-paced growth with fourteen new store openings in August

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, a premium Verizon retailer, opened fourteen new stores nationwide in August, showing why the company was recently ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the 75 fastest-growing privately-owned retailers in the country. The new stores were spread across eight states […]
August 30, 2011

H.T. Hackney Co. Adds Former UT Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl to Team

Knoxville, Tenn.  – Knoxville, Tenn.-based H.T. Hackney Co. announced today that it has hired former University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl as Vice President, Marketing beginning Sept. 1, 2011. Pearl, who was a Marketing and Economics major at Boston College School of Management, […]
August 26, 2011

Cellular Sales ranked as one of nation’s 75 fastest-growing retailers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – At Cellular Sales the only thing faster than the company’s growth rate is the download speeds of the Verizon Wireless retailer’s popular smartphones. For the fourth consecutive year Cellular Sales has been ranked one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies on Inc. […]
August 26, 2011

M Force Staffing Receiving National Recognition for Tremendous Growth

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – During a time when many businesses are struggling and some even closing their doors, one local company is enjoying a growth rate that has placed them on Inc. magazine’s Inc 500 list.  M Force Staffing, a professional staffing firm was recently named […]
August 19, 2011

Free Disney Parks app now available exclusively through Verizon

Knoxville, Tenn. – Looking for an easier way to find your favorite Disney characters while visiting a Disney Park?  Wouldn’t it be nice to know how long the line and wait is for that ride on the other side of the park? Thanks to a […]
August 12, 2011

East Tennessee Medical Group Sponsors Movie To Benefit United Way

Alcoa, TN– East Tennessee Medical Group is bringing the cartoon “Rio” to the Palace Theater in downtown Maryville Sat. Aug. 13, with proceeds to benefit United Way. Ticket prices are $5, with doors opening at 6:30p.m. and the movie starting at 7 p.m. The G-rated […]

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