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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 […]
May 13, 2011

Cellular Sales opens five new stores in five states

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, has opened five new stores nationwide in the past two weeks. The new stores opened in Havre de Grace, Md., Grovetown, Ga., Hope Mills, N.C., Lapalco, La. and White Settlement, Texas, and a […]
May 12, 2011

Cellular Sales and Knoxville Chamber Offer Droid Training Class

Knoxville, Tenn. – Google-powered Android devices have quickly emerged as the public’s favorite choice for smartphones and tablets. According to numbers released this week at Google’s I/O Developer Conference, 100 million Android-powered mobile devices have been activated since the Droid’s debut two years ago. Other […]
May 11, 2011

Gift of Hope Luncheon Supports Area Boys and Girls Clubs

Knoxville, TN – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCNTV) will host its annual Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon on Thursday, May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center. The Boys & Girls Clubs is excited to […]
May 9, 2011

Loudon County to get Leadership Hall of Fame

LOUDON COUNTY, TN – Loudon County has been blessed with visionary leadership through the years, and on August 25, 2011, a select few of those individuals will be among the first to be inducted into the Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame.  The Hall of […]
May 9, 2011

Bradley County Girl Scout Troop Helps Victims of Deadly Tornadoes

Cleveland, Tenn.  – Soon after the deadly tornadoes ripped through Bradley County in East Tennessee, the Girl Scouts of Troop 40243 rolled up the sleeves of their iconic green uniforms and asked what they could do to help their neighbors. Several tornadoes, including one of […]
May 6, 2011

Three New Board Members Join Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians

Knoxville, Tenn. – During its annual meeting this past weekend, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians welcomed three new board members: Cecilia Petersen and Jeremy Floyd, both of Knoxville, Tennessee and Janice Gilliam of Blountville, Tennessee.  “We are proud to bring these dynamic […]
April 29, 2011

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon retailer, opens four new stores since April 15

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, has opened four new stores nationwide since April 15. The new stores opened in Glassboro, N.J., Clemmons, N.C., North Hampton, N.H. and Sandersville, Ga. Currently, Cellular Sales has nearly 400 stores across the […]
April 27, 2011

Invisible Fence’s Project Breathe makes Yahoo! News

Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, April 20, Invisible Fence® Brand of Colorado donated a total of 48 pet oxygen mask kits to the Denver, Colorado fire department – and the donation event made Yahoo! News. To celebrate last week’s donation, the department hosted an event at 10 a.m. at […]
April 26, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies Resort names Steve Cruz General Manager

Sevierville, Tenn. – Wilderness at the Smokies resort has named Steve Cruz General Manager of the popular 700-acre indoor/outdoor waterpark resort in Sevierville, Tenn.  Cruz, who previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Wilderness, brings more than 15 years experience in the East […]