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April 25, 2011

Clayton Hits the Jackpot in Vegas

Knoxville, Tenn. – Millions of people travel to Las Vegas each year in hopes of hitting a hot streak and winning big.  Recently, Clayton Building Solutions did just that.  The company received not one, but three prestigious Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute’s […]
April 21, 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Walmart Foundation recognize national library week with the launch of 100 reading rooms

Knoxville, Tenn. – In recognition of National Library Week (April 10-16) and Support Teen Literature Day (April 14), Boys & Girls Clubs of America announces the expansion of its reading initiative that promotes both educational and leisure reading for tweens and teens through a $1.15 […]
April 21, 2011

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon retailer, opens eight new stores since April 1

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, has opened eight new stores nationwide since April 1. The new stores opened in Tampa, Fla., Margate, Fla., Parkville, Md., Chattanooga, Tenn., Concord, N.C., Charlotte, N.C., Mandeville, La. and Marrero, La. Currently, Cellular […]
April 20, 2011

Boys & Girls Clubs members, volunteers featured in Knoxville News Sentinel

On Sunday, April 17, the Knoxville News Sentinel published a story about the food distribution that took place at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley headquarters on Saturday, April 16. Boys & Girls Clubs members and other community volunteers handed food out […]
April 15, 2011

Remembering the RMS Titanic 99 years later

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. — John Joslyn, co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge,  has been to the RMS Titanic on the ocean floor and organized the $6 million expedition to the ship that brought the world its first televised video of the famous […]
April 14, 2011

More than 20 fire departments receive donation to help save pets from fire

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) – When tragedy strikes and a home fire occurs, lives are turned upside down. Homes and personal belongings can be destroyed, people may be injured, and in some cases, even lose their lives. Saving a human life is always the first priority when a […]
April 12, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies resort dives into spring 2011 with record-breaking attendance numbers

Sevierville, Tenn. – After record-breaking March attendance, Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Southeast’s largest indoor/outdoor waterpark resort, is diving head-first into April 2011 with its Spring Grand Opening of all outdoor activities and attractions. During April, Wilderness at the Smokies attendance figures rose more […]
April 7, 2011

Titanic Museum Attraction celebrates one year of operation in Pigeon Forge and launches new audio tours

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – This month marks the one-year anniversary of Titanic Museum Attraction’s Grand Opening in Pigeon Forge.  The museum, which has already been named one of the Smoky Mountain Region’s top “must-see” attractions, has hosted over 800,000 visitors in its first year of […]
April 6, 2011

Knoxville Boys & Girls Club receives honorable mention for service project that benefited children affected by Haitian earthquake

The Knoxville News Sentinel published a story about Knoxville’s Haslam Family Club University, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, earning honorable mention by participating in a national service project called Linking Hearts & Hands. Members of the Knoxville-area Torch Club, a character […]
March 31, 2011

Girl Scout Summer Resident Camp Registration Now Open

Knoxville, Tenn. –  We may just be a few weeks into Spring, but it’s not too early to be thinking about Summer, and specifically what your kids will be doing when school is out of session.  If swimming, hiking, crafting and canoeing sound like fun, […]
March 30, 2011

Alcoa Foundation Sponsors Collegiate Recycling Challenge

University of Tennessee at Knoxville to showcase donated bins at Recyclympics KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Alcoa Foundation has joined forces with Keep America Beautiful as a key partner of RecycleMania, a nationwide college and university recycling competition. During the 8-week challenge, colleges and universities compete to […]
March 28, 2011

Details of Golf Invitational to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Halls/Powell announced

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The 13th annual Halls/Powell Golf Invitational to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Halls/Powell is set to take place on Monday, May 23 at Beaver Brook Golf & Country Club. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a complimentary luncheon […]
March 17, 2011

The Smoky Mountain Region is quickly becoming a spring break hot spot

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — There are two reasons the Smoky Mountains Region is becoming a favorite spring break destination for visitors from all over the country: In the past three years, new attractions and resorts — like Wilderness at the Smokies and Titanic Museum Attraction — […]
March 16, 2011

Space Still Available for Gadget Girls Event at University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. – The United States is falling behind its foreign competitors in STEM subjects, which include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  According to one study, American 15-year-olds ranked 21st in science and 25th in math compared to other countries.  And for girls, the statistics are […]
March 9, 2011

Proof the Boys & Girls Club is a positive place

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley recently released the exciting results of a study revealing that the organization’s programs significantly increase the odds of graduation for the student populations that it serves. Michele Silva of WVLT-TV caught up with the Boys & Girls Clubs […]
March 7, 2011

Ackermann PR’s Rick Laney draws national attention to Smokies as a hot spring break destination

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Because of its expertise in travel and tourism in the Great Smoky Mountain Region, Ackermann PR continues to be the primary source for major national media outlets wanting more information about the nation’s most visited national park and the communities that surround […]
March 4, 2011

Cardiopulmonary Imaging Specialist, John C. Texada, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cardiopulmonary imaging specialist and board certified radiologist, John C. Texada, M.D., is joining Vista Radiology P.C., from the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Texada received his medical degree and completed his internal medicine internship at Louisiana State University Health […]
February 28, 2011

Susie Millar, descendant of RMS Titanic engineer, to visit Titanic Museum Attraction and unveil new exhibit

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Thomas Millar of Belfast, Ireland was an engineer for Harland & Wolff, the British heavy industrial company that specialized in ship building.  In the early 1900s, the company designed and built the RMS Olympic and her sister-ships, the RMS Titanic and […]
February 23, 2011

Ackermann PR Joins Social Slam 2011 Sponsorship Team

Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann PR is proud to announce it has joined the sponsorship team for Social Slam 2011, a national digital media business conference to be hosted in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 13, 2011. The event promises to bring together some of the brightest […]
February 21, 2011

Girl Scout Cookie Distribution Impresses UT Logistics Expert

Knoxville, Tenn.  — Stacked to the ceiling of a West Knoxville warehouse, hundreds of palettes of Girl Scout Cookies were ready to be sorted and distributed to Girl Scout Troops throughout the region on Monday.  “We’ve been looking forward to the arrival of these cookies […]
February 16, 2011

Monica Kessi, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology from Hawaii

KNOXVILLE, TENN. –Board certified radiologist, Monica Kessi, M.D.,  has joined Vista Radiology P.C. from Hawaii, working remotely from her Kihei office while improving Vista’s turnaround time, efficiency and patient service. Although Dr. Kessi will be a member of Vista Radiology in Tennessee, she will continue […]
February 16, 2011

Jason Brant Deen, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology

KNOXVILLE, TENN. –Diagnostic neuroradiologist, Jason Brant Deen, M.D., is joining Vista Radiology P.C., following his fellowship with the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston Salem, N.C., where he was a radiologic clinical instructor. Dr. Deen received his medical degree from East Carolina University […]
February 15, 2011

Titanic Museum Attraction’s First Class Maid Jaynee to perform and serve as judge for 2011 Dancing With The Knoxville Stars

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – When the 2011 Star 102.1 FM “Dancing with the Knoxville Stars” benefit for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital takes place this Thursday, Titanic Museum Attraction’s First Class Maid Jaynee will take center stage.  As both a judge and performer for the third annual […]
February 10, 2011

Meet Titanic Museum Attraction’s “Rose” in Pigeon Forge during Sweetheart Month

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. –  In James Cameron’s 1997 record-shattering movie “Titanic,” the character “Rose” – played by Kate Winslet – was the primary reason the movie is still regarded today as one of the most romantic films ever produced.  Titanic Museum Attraction’s own “Rose” will […]
February 3, 2011

All Girl Scout Cookie Varieties Still Available

Knoxville, Tenn. – Despite a widely syndicated article in the Wall Street Journal that claimed the Girl Scouts were dropping unpopular cookie flavors, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is selling all eight cookie varieties.  Of 112 Girl Scout councils in the country, only 12 […]
February 2, 2011

IAAPA Funworld Magazine says ‘Pigeon Forge getting a water-powered funhouse on steroids’

From the February 2011 issue of IAAPA Funworld Magazine — As everyone knows, bad things happened to the Titanic when it ventured out onto the water. The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, however, is hoping very good things will happen to its guests in […]
February 1, 2011

The first-ever K2 Wilderness at the Smokies Volleyball Tournament draws more than 6,000 people to Sevierville

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Local, regional and national sporting events are flocking to the new Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn.  Within a one-day drive for 75 percent of the Eastern U.S. population, Wilderness at the Smokies resort provides a perfect year-round location for […]
January 31, 2011

Romance blossoms at Titanic Museum Attraction in February and someone will win a free romantic getaway trip

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Romance and adventure were in the air when Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912.  Fourteen couples traveling on Titanic were on their honeymoon, including nine in first class.  There were also many young brides-to-be sailing to America to start a […]
January 31, 2011

East Tennessee Medical Group Achieves MGMA “Better Performer” Status

ALCOA, Tenn.—  East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG), voted for the last two years as Blount County’s leading healthcare facility, has been named a “better performer” for 2010 by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). ETMG was recognized by Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: […]
January 25, 2011

Wilderness at the Smokies draws major sporting events including the upcoming K2 Volleyball Tournament

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Local, regional and national sporting events are flocking to the new Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn.  Conveniently located, Wilderness at the Smokies resort provides a perfect year-round location for sporting events large and small and is quickly becoming a […]