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July 20, 2011

30th Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony Honors Sports’ Finest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame will continue its tradition of honoring the area’s finest athletes – past and present – when ten inductees are recognized at the dinner and induction ceremony on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Knoxville Convention […]
July 18, 2011

Veteran and his pet to share freedom, independence

(ELBERT, Colo.) – America recently celebrated its glorious Independence Day, so enjoying freedom is fresh on our minds. And no one deserves freedom more than those who have sacrificed so much by serving our country – our veterans. Homes for our Troops, an organization committed […]
July 14, 2011

Jenny & Ashley all set to rock out Wilderness at the Smokies resort with concert and video shoot Saturday night

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The proverbial stage is set and everything is in place for the Jenny & Ashley concert and video shoot at Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn.  Those attending the concert should plan to be at the “Wild WaterDome” indoor waterpark […]
July 13, 2011

Vista Radiology Exclusive Provider at Advanced Healthcare Medical Center

  KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Vista Radiology, P.C. will be the exclusive radiology provider at Advanced Healthcare Medical Center in Ellington, MO, beginning July 5, 2011. A 25-bed privately-owned, for profit hospital, Ellington is a critical access facility providing general medical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency […]
July 7, 2011

East Tennessee gets second chance to see ‘Jenny & Ashley’ after Wilderness concert tickets disappear in 15 minutes

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – With people camped out in the parking lot at Smokies Stadium for nearly 12 hours, passes to the Jenny & Ashley concert and video shoot at Wilderness at the Smokies resort were grabbed up in just 15 minutes this morning. Fortunately, those […]
July 7, 2011

Neal W. Atchley, M.D., Re-joins East Tennessee Medical Group

ALCOA, Tenn. – Board-certified family practice physician, Neal W. Atchley, M.D., will rejoin the primary care physician staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, Tenn, accepting new patients August 1. Dr. Atchley earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College […]
July 5, 2011

Passes for Jenny & Ashley Concert and Music Video Shoot Available on July 7

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – July 5, 2011 – When rising teen music and television stars Jenny and Ashley Cooke take the  stage at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort to film a music video and concert this month, East Tennessee residents can be a part of the […]
June 30, 2011

East Tennessee Medical Group Longtime Employees Honored

ALCOA, Tenn. – East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) recently honored its longtime employees who have worked at the multi-specialty physician practice for more than five years. The presentation was one highlight of the companywide picnic held Saturday, May 21 in Springbrook Park, Alcoa. Recipients of […]
June 30, 2011

New teen sensations Jenny and Ashley will shoot concert video at Wilderness at the Smokies resort July 16

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Following in the footsteps of Disney superstars Miley Cyrus (“Hannah Montana”), Selena Gomez, and the Jonas Brothers, Jenny and Ashley Cooke, better known as “Jenny & Ashley,” will perform and shoot a video at Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville on […]
June 29, 2011

Cellular Sales opens five new stores

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, a premium Verizon retailer, has opened five new stores nationwide in the past few weeks. The new stores opened in Baton Rouge, La., Southport, N.C., Graham, Texas, North Palm Beach, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. Currently, Cellular Sales has more than […]
June 28, 2011

Former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist joins BioPet Vet Lab Board of Directors

Knoxville, Tenn. – BioPet Vet Lab, a biotechnology company specializing in canine genetic testing, is pleased to announce that former Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist has joined its Board of Directors. BioPet, a Knoxville, Tenn., based company, has recently launched their franchise program for PooPrints™, a product designed to […]
June 21, 2011

Thome named Director of Operations of Cellular Sales

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales announced that James “JT” Thome has been named Director of Operations. Thome brings nearly 15 years of experience in information technology and executive-level management to the company. In addition to his work with software engineering, e-commerce and logistics, Thome will […]
June 16, 2011

Titanic Museum Attractions will send 12 people on free trips to RMS Titanic birthplace

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. –  To commemorate Titanic’s Irish heritage, Titanic Museum Attractions in Branson, Mo. and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will give away six 11-day trips for two to Belfast beginning today. The 12 winners of the “Back to Titanic 100th Year ‘Tour […]
June 16, 2011

Wish granted to Fayetteville girl during Cellular Sales Grand Opening event

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Most often, grand opening events are a celebration of a company and the products or services it offers to customers.  But on Tuesday, Cellular Sales did something a little out-of-the-box during its 400th store Grand Opening event.  The day belonged to a […]
June 13, 2011

No Summer Vacation for Social Media

Knoxville, Tenn. – Summer vacation is usually a time to relax, unwind and maybe even unplug from those digital devices that have become extra appendages to many.  But social media is increasingly becoming intertwined with family vacations. Whether you find yourself mobile uploading photos of […]
June 8, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies is a premier eco-friendly resort

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – It is only natural that a resort called “Wilderness at the Smokies” is doing everything it can to preserve the environment and be an environmentally responsible business.  Although thousands of visitors travel from all over to experience the resort’s indoor and outdoor […]
June 7, 2011

Hearing and Speech Foundation Announces New Board of Directors

Knoxville, Tenn. – The Hearing & Speech Foundation (HSF) announced today that it has appointed a new board of directors. Alan Boeckmann has been named chairman of the board. He is the recently retired CEO and still Chairman of the Board of Fluor Corporation. Boeckmann’s […]
June 6, 2011

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2011 Anderson County Hall of Fame Induction

Lake City, Tenn. – Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for his or her service to the local community, or who simply demonstrates excellence in his or her field?  Now in its fifth year, the Anderson County Hall of Fame acknowledges individuals […]
June 6, 2011

Majority of East Tennessee CEOs Are Engaged in Social Media

Knoxville, Tenn.  – How social is your company?  The answer may be found within your CEO’s level of activity with social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.   In a recent survey of more than 300 business leaders in East Tennessee, Ackermann PR found that […]
June 3, 2011

Tennessee Valley Boys and Girls Clubs Teaching Summer Safety

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – (June 2, 2011) – This Friday, June 3, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) is hosting its first annual “Summer Safety Day” from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Haslam Family Club University located at 407 Caswell Avenue. Mayor […]
June 1, 2011

Beat the summer heat in one of Southern Living’s Best Pools of the South

Sevierville, Tenn. – As summer temperatures begin to climb, families and travelers will soon be looking for entertaining ways to beat the heat. With that in mind, the editors of Southern Living began a search for best destination pools for dipping your toes and cooling […]
June 1, 2011

East Tennessee Students win Alcoa Foundation Scholarships

KNOXVILLE, TENN.—Alcoa Tennessee Operations and the Alcoa Inc. Knoxville Office announced today that three high school seniors have been named Alcoa Foundation scholarship winners. Carlos Garcia, son of Adrian and Raquel Garcia of Knoxville, has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship from Alcoa Foundation. Garcia is […]
May 31, 2011

Council of PR Firms Features Ackermann PR

Knoxville, Tenn. – The Council of PR Firms is highlighting some of industry’s best work in the field of public relations, and Ackermann PR’s launch of The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is featured. The Council of PR Firms is comprised of more than […]
May 31, 2011

Marathon-crashing dog inspires big donation

(FULTON, Md.) – Dozer, a 3-year-old goldendoodle from Fulton, Maryland, recently made headlines when he joined more than 2,000 runners in the Maryland Half Marathon on May 15. That day, Dozer tagged along with his owners, Roseanna and Greg Dorset, to visit Roseanna’s brother’s home, […]
May 26, 2011

Local Boys & Girls Clubs Members to visit with Jeff Gordon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tomorrow, May 27, 2011, three members of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley and one member from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley will have the opportunity to spend some time with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. This experience […]
May 25, 2011

Cellular Sales collecting cell phones for tornado victims

JOPLIN, Mo. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, announced today it will accept used cell phones to donate to Joplin’s tornado victims whose phones were lost or destroyed. Cell phones may be dropped off at one of the following Cellular Sales locations: […]
May 25, 2011

Cellular Sales opens four new stores

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, has opened four new stores nationwide in the past two weeks. The new stores opened in Inverness, Fla., Chattanooga, Tenn., Rochester, N.Y. and Floresville, Texas. Currently, Cellular Sales has more than 400 stores […]
May 25, 2011

PetFree Zones Bring Freedom to Pet Owners and Pets Alike

Knoxville, Tenn. – (May 25, 2011) – When you come home to find Rover has mistaken the trash cans in the back yard for a snack bar and Sylvester has decided to use the back of your favorite upholstered chair as a claw sharpening tool, […]
May 24, 2011

The Eyes of the World Turn to Titanic Museum Attractions As The 100th Year Approaches

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. –  In May 1911, the RMS Titanic slid down Slipway No. 3 at the Queen’s Yard of Harland & Wolff and settled on the waters of the Victoria Channel in Belfast, Ireland while more than 100,000 people looked on. […]
May 17, 2011

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, announces major expansion in South Texas

Knoxville, Tenn. – May 17, 2011 – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, announced today that it is expanding in South Texas.  The company will invest a total of more than $1.05 million and open 10 new stores in the region by […]