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 […]
January 31, 2012

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years in 2012

Knoxville, Tenn. – On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” […]
January 31, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction bringing in noted historians and authors leading up to 100 Year Anniversary of maiden voyage

The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will feature several renowned authors this year who will be at the museum to meet with and talk to guests while signing books.  Each of these authors specialize in RMS Titanic history and are as fascinating to […]
January 27, 2012

Titanic Museum Attractions and Jewelry Television® “Titanic Jewelry Collection” Sells Out in One Hour

Knoxville, Tenn. – Jewelry Television® (JTV), the largest broadcast shopping network focused exclusively on the sale of fine jewelry and gemstones, and Titanic Museum Attractions, unveiled the new “Titanic Jewelry Collection” last week, selling out the entire collection in less than one hour. The collection […]
January 17, 2012

History and Hollywood meet at Titanic Museum Attraction’s newest exhibit – The Titanic Movie Gallery

Pigeon Forge, TN – Fans of the Hollywood blockbuster Titanic don’t have to wait for the film’s 3D re-release to feel close enough to reach out and touch the story. The first-ever museum exhibit of actual props, costumes and items from the movie go on […]
January 17, 2012

The Eyes of the World Turn to Titanic Museum Attraction and Jewelry Television® As The 100th Year Approaches

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Historic romance, unprecedented drama, exquisite luxury and first-class treatment were all part of the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage 100 years ago in 1912. These are also the words being used to describe the brand new, exclusive Titanic Jewelry Collection debuting on Jewelry […]
January 17, 2012

BioPet Vet Lab introduces tiered-pricing options for DNA Proof of Parentage

Knoxville, Tenn. – BioPet Vet Lab, a leading DNA animal testing laboratory, is helping DNA Proof of Parentage testing become an industry standard in the competitive world of dog breeding and dog shows. The company’s unveiling of new retail pricing structures of up to 80% […]
January 17, 2012

Nation’s best volleyball players converge on Sevierville for K2 Volleyball’s Wilderness at the Smokies Tournament

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – K2 Volleyball Club is back at Wilderness at the Smokies resort for its second annual volleyball tournament. This year, it’s bigger than ever! This weekend, the nation’s best volleyball clubs will open the two-weekend tournament.  This weekend’s invitational will draw 78 teams […]
January 16, 2012

Planned Harmony Family Center earns media spotlight

Thanks to generous help from volunteers and donors, Harmony Adoptions is making exciting progress towards revitalizing historic Camp Montvale in Blount County. When work is completed the camp will become the Harmony Family Center at Montvale, a counseling resource for families with newly adopted children. […]
January 12, 2012

Web Video Series Shares Human Story of Historic Titanic Voyage

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The crew and passengers of Titanic likely could not have imagined the technology that would one day be used to help people remember their stories a century after the ship’s fateful voyage. Stories that were forged in the day of early […]
January 6, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction readies for world-class Ice Carving Competition on Saturday, Jan. 14

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. –  World-class professional ice sculptors will compete at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge this month as part of the museum’s amazing kick-off to the 100-Year Anniversary of Titanic’s maiden voyage.  This unique, family-oriented, outdoor special event takes place in the […]
January 4, 2012

Local developers announce plans for unique, urban retail development featuring Publix and Walmart

Knoxville, Tenn. – Plans are underway for Knoxville’s first urban, vertical retail complex, built over covered parking and featuring two major brands from the grocery and retail industries.  This distinctive multi-story structure will revive the look and feel of a turn of the century factory, […]
December 22, 2011

Vote for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to win!

Knoxville, Tenn. – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley are in the running to win $200k in free cloud computing services from Claris Networks, LLC. Please share the link below and cast your vote for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley! […]
December 19, 2011

Boys & Girls Club members to enjoy ice skating and lunch in downtown Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tomorrow, one hundred youth from Boys & Girls Clubs in Blount, Loudon and North Anderson Counties will experience a day in downtown Knoxville full of fun and holiday memories – all sponsored by Regal Entertainment Group. The youth will be given hats, […]
December 15, 2011

Ackermann PR generates media for client new product launch

Knoxville, Tenn. – When the investment firm BPV Family of Funds needed to generate media interest in a pair of new mutual funds to be managed in Knoxville, they turned to the expertise of Ackermann PR. Some samples of the coverage related to the announcement […]
December 14, 2011

Peyton Manning and the PeyBack Foundation bring holiday cheer to teens at Boys & Girls Clubs

Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 4:30 p.m., Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will host a holiday party at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley‘s Moses Teen Center for 200 teens from Knox, Blount, and North Anderson Counties.  Due to pro […]
December 11, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies Resort Will Open Indoor Waterpark for FREE to Sevier County Residents

SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee — Although Wilderness at the Smokies only allows registered resort guests to use its waterpark facilities, on Sunday, Dec. 18 – for only the second time ever – the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark will be open to all Sevier County residents FREE of […]
November 29, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies resort home to Santa Hustle Half-Marathon Run-and-Walk this Sunday

Sevierville, TN – Santa Claus is running to town, so don’t be a Grinch this holiday season!  The race will take place at the Wilderness at the Smokies hotel and waterpark resort on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET.  More than 1,200 participants […]
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 […]