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September 22, 2010

East Tennessee Facility Builds 25,000th Home

Knoxville, Tenn.– One East Tennessee facility has built enough homes over the past 16 years to house a sold out crowd at a Tennessee Titans game at LP Field. Clayton Homes’ Appalachia facility is responsible for providing 25,000 families across 17 different states with a place to […]
September 22, 2010

Neurologist Darel Anthony Butler Joins East Tennessee Medical Group

ALCOA, Tenn. – Board certified neurologist Darel Anthony Butler, M.D., joins the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, Tenn., in September. Dr. Butler completed his neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, Calif., following an internship at the California […]
September 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless announces major expansion and new positions in Virginia

Richmond, Va. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, today announced a major expansion in Virginia.  The company will open three new stores and add at least 100 new sales consultants in the next two months. Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless will open […]
September 22, 2010

Wilderness at the Smokies Resort To Take Part in Pool Safety Day

Sevierville, Tenn. –  Wilderness at the Smokies resort will participate in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safety Day on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010.  Pool Safety Day is an opportunity for Wilderness at the Smokies to demonstrate its support of the national public […]
September 22, 2010

Cellular Sales employees organize bake sale and blood drive for colleague’s son with bone cancer

Knoxville, Tenn. – When employees at the new Cellular Sales National Call Center in Knoxville found out one of their co-workers’ son was diagnosed with bone cancer, they wanted to help.  Four people quickly went to work organizing a massive blood drive and bake sale […]
September 16, 2010

Local child author gets surprise book deal

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Earlier this summer, 9-year old Luke Copas toured the new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. with his mother and father, Sabrina and Robby Copas.  The fourth grader at Northview Primary School in Kodak, Tenn. was no stranger to the […]
September 7, 2010

Steven Edward Repka, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology

Knoxville, Tenn.— Board certified radiologist, Steven Edward Repka, M.D., has joined Vista Radiology, P.C., following an abdominal imaging fellowship with the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Repka completed both his diagnostic radiology residency and transitional internship year at the Western Pennsylvania […]
September 7, 2010

Daniel R. Wenzke, M.D., Joins Vista Radiology

Knoxville, Tenn. – Board certified radiologist, Daniel R. Wenzke, M.D.,  has joined Vista Radiology P.C., from Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, IL. He practices in the Knoxville area. Dr. Wenzke received his undergraduate degree in biochemical sciences from Harvard University. His medical degree is from […]
August 26, 2010

Healthy Options Highlighted on New Ruby Tuesday Menu

Maryville, Tenn. — Ruby Tuesday is making it easier to eat healthy while dining out, with the addition of lunch salads, more seafood, and new choices on the Fresh Garden Bar.  In addition, a new “Fit & Trim” symbol appears next to items on the […]
August 26, 2010

Cellular Sales continues to climb on Inc. magazine’s list of the nation’s fastest growing companies

Knoxville, Tenn. – Inc. magazine listed Cellular Sales at No. 72 on its list of the nation’s fastest growing companies according to gross dollars of growth. Cellular Sales was ranked No. 1,856 on the fourth annual overall list of the nation’s fastest growing companies (up […]
August 25, 2010

Internal Medicine Duo Joins East Tennessee Medical Group

ALCOA, Tenn. –Husband and wife duo Aaron Smyth, D.O., and Kathrine Smyth, M.D., both internal medicine physicians, have joined the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, Tenn. They currently are accepting patients. With a clinical interest in geriatrics and preventative medicine, […]
August 19, 2010

Ackermann PR’s founder and CEO discusses promising signs for the local economy

Cathy Ackermann, Ackermann PR‘s founder and CEO, talked to WATE television in Knoxville to discuss promising signs on the local economic horizon.  Watch the entire interview by clicking on the image below. Media Contact Rick Laney (865) 584-0550 rlaney@ackermannpr.com
August 18, 2010

Ackermann PR records 45 percent revenue gain for first six months of 2010

Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann PR, Knoxville’s only Top 100-ranked public relations and marketing agency, today announced that for the first six months ending June 30, 2010, the firm generated 20 new account relationships and a 45 percent increase in revenues, 2010 versus 2009.  The agency’s […]
August 17, 2010

Moving Picture Books releases “Myles’ Pesky Friends” by Brad Martin, former Chairman and CEO of Saks

Knoxville, Tenn. – Moving Picture Books has just released a new digital book and packaged book/DVD called “Myles’ Pesky Friends” by Brad Martin, the former Chairman and CEO of department store retailer Saks Incorporated. “Myles’ Pesky Friends” is set in Grenada in the Eastern Caribbean.  […]
August 11, 2010

Titanic Museum Attraction prepares for spectacular Christmas Celebration

Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee –  It will snow this holiday season in Pigeon Forge; Titanic Museum Attraction guarantees it.  Starting Saturday, November 13, it will snow – yes, REAL snow – at the Titanic every Friday and Saturday evening at 7 p.m. through January 1, […]
August 10, 2010

AT&T donates $105,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn., – Today, AT&T* announced a $105,000 corporate contribution to Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee to support Project Learn in 21 clubs across the state. Project Learn features a program that provides supplemental learning activities to strengthen developmental skills. Each of the selected clubs will […]
August 10, 2010

Cellular Sales announces huge South Florida expansion and at least 100 new positions

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, announced today that it is expanding in South Florida.  The company will open six new stores and add at least 100 new sales consultants in the next four months. Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless […]
August 6, 2010

Clayton Homes to Help in Haiti

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest modular and manufactured home builder, will soon be shipping classrooms to Haiti as part of an agreement with the Clinton Foundation…all part of an incredible humanitarian effort spearheaded by former President Bill Clinton.  During the groundbreaking ceremony […]
July 23, 2010

Family Practice Physician Lisa Marie Bowling Joins East Tennessee Medical Group

ALCOA, Tenn. –Board Certified family practice physician Lisa Marie Bowling, M.D., will join the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, Tenn. She begins accepting patients July 19. She comes to Alcoa from Birmingham, Ala., where she previously practiced at ACIPCO Medical […]
July 21, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Opens National Call Center in Knoxville, Tenn. and Adds 250 New Jobs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Knoxville-based Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, announced today that it is opening a new National Call Center at 9038 Cross Park Drive NW across from the U.S. Post Office near Cedar Bluff Road. Cellular Sales also announced it […]
July 19, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless expanding in Florida and New York

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Florida and New York. The new Cellular Sales stores opened at 10720 US Hwy 441 in Leesburg, Fla. and 160 Dolson Avenue in Middletown, N.Y. last week. Cellular Sales is […]
July 15, 2010

Charleston, S.C. area football wish granted at Cellular Sales Grand Opening event

Left to right: Jim Martin (Cellular Sales), Russell Smith (Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina, President and CEO), Tyler Pratt (Wish child), Kayley Pratt (sister of Wish child), Donna Pratt (mother of Wish child), Tim Pratt (father of Wish child), Mike Baker (Cellular Sales), Ari Mendlovitz […]
July 8, 2010

Arant named Executive Vice President at SmartBank

Knoxville, Tenn. – SmartBank announced that Bill Arant has been named Executive Vice President. Arant brings nearly 50 years of banking experience to the organization. “Having Bill come to work with us is a true honor,” said Billy Carroll, President and CEO. “His experience and […]
July 6, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Clark, Kentucky

Clark, Ky. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Clark, Ky. The new Cellular Sales store opened at 1515 W. Lexington Avenue in Clark last week. Cellular Sales is a 17-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  […]
June 29, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Front Royal, Va.

Front Royal, Va.  – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Front Royal, Va. The new Cellular Sales store opened at 1411 N. Shenandoah Avenue in Front Royal, Va. last week. Cellular Sales is a 17-year old privately held company […]
June 29, 2010

WonderWorks bridges the gap between education and entertainment for vacationers

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – With summer vacation in full swing, parents and educators are singing the praises of WonderWorks – one of Pigeon Forge’s premier vacation destinations.  By combining fun, completely interactive zones with science, art and physical challenges, WonderWorks is a comprehensive learning experience […]
June 29, 2010

Two East Tennessee dental practices announce merger

Knoxville, Tenn. – One of Knoxville’s leading dentists is joining forces with one of Maryville’s leading dentists, creating the only East Tennessee practice with two members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Ruth E. Bailey of Knoxville welcomes Dr. Nadim Jubran into her […]
June 28, 2010

First-Ever Wedding at Titanic Museum Attraction in East Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. – The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. had its first-ever wedding last Friday morning when Casey Hollon and Kevin Foster, both of Savannah, Ga., tied the knot on the ship’s Grand Staircase. The wedding, attended by approximately 30 friends and […]
June 28, 2010

Titanic Museum Attraction voted one of Tennessee’s “Top Five Attractions”

Knoxville, Tenn. –  The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has been named one of the “Top Five Attractions” in East Tennessee.  The results of the poll, conducted by Knoxville’s WBIR (NBC) television, were released on Friday, June 25, 2010. WBIR anchor Robin […]
June 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in St. Joseph, Mo.

St. Joseph, Mo. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in St. Joseph, Mo. The new Cellular Sales store opened at 904 N. Belt Highway in St. Joseph last week. Cellular Sales is a 17-year old privately held company headquartered […]