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 […]
August 11, 2011

ETMG Center for Sleep Medicine in Maryville Receives Program Accreditation

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — The ETMG Center for Sleep Medicine, part of East Tennessee Medical Group, recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). “ETMG strives to offer the most innovative health care available to the people of East Tennessee. Our individualized […]
August 10, 2011

Time is running out to nominate that special woman for a starring role in ad campaign and a free Girlfriend’s Getaway

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Do you know a woman who makes a positive impact everywhere she goes?  Right now, you could send that woman (even if she’s you) on a free, over-the-top Girlfriend’s Getaway and land her a starring role in a national ad campaign simply […]
August 5, 2011

Vista Radiology partnering with Greensboro Radiology for radiology coverage at two N.C. hospitals

KNOXVILLE, TN– Vista Radiology, East Tennessee’s largest and most sub-specialized radiology practices is partnering for after-hours coverage with Greensboro Radiology, the leading diagnostic imaging provider in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina employing 45 board certified radiologists.  Initially, Vista will be supplementing in-house coverage […]
August 5, 2011

Inaugural Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame Class Announced

LOUDON, Tenn. – August 3, 2011 – The night of August 25, 2011 will be a truly memorable night for eight members of the Loudon community as they are inducted in to the Loudon County Leadership Hall of Fame.  This initial class will be honored […]
August 5, 2011

East Tennessee Girl Scouts’ Museum Gets Makeover for Centennial Anniversary

Knoxville, Tenn. – (August 5, 2011) – With the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts coming up in 2012, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is in the midst of renovating the Girl Scout Museum at Daisy’s Place.  The renovations have been ongoing […]
August 3, 2011

And you thought the “Royal Wedding” was over …

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – To honor the 12 honeymooning couples on board the RMS Titanic, the Titanic Museum Attraction and Star 102.1 FM will give away their own “Royal Wedding.”  The million-dollar Grand Staircase of the Titanic Museum Attraction creates a luxurious magic unlike anyplace […]
August 2, 2011

Nominate inspiring woman for free “Girlfriend’s Getaway” and she could be featured in national ad campaign

Sevierville, Tenn. – August 2, 2011 – Do you know a woman who makes a positive impact everywhere she goes?  Right now, you could send that woman (even if she’s you) on a free, over-the-top Girlfriend’s Getaway and land her a starring role in a […]
July 29, 2011

Cellular Sales opens four new stores

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, a premium Verizon retailer, has opened four new stores nationwide in the past week. The new stores opened in Denver, Pa., Tampa, Fla., Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Lockhart, Texas. Currently, Cellular Sales has more than 400 stores across the United […]