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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 […]
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 […]

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