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June 21, 2010

Major national, regional and local sporting events find success at Wilderness at the Smokies resort

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 location for sporting events […]
June 17, 2010

Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board welcomes new member

Alcoa, Tenn. — Rick Davis, of Robbinsville, N.C., recently joined the Alcoa Community Advisory Board. Founded in 2001, the Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board assists Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations in the prioritization of its Alcoa Foundation grants by sharing the needs of their constituents and […]
June 16, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless expands in Virginia, New York and Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Virginia, New York and Tennessee. The new stores opened at 4014 Electric Road in Roanoke, Va. and in Hudson Valley Mall, located at 1300 Ulster Avenue, in Kingston, N.Y. A new […]
June 15, 2010

PetSafe Downtown Dog Park opens to the public

Knoxville, Tenn. – The wait is over. The PetSafe Downtown Dog Park officially opened today to Knoxville dogs and their owners! Today, during a ceremony at the PetSafe Downtown Dog Park, City of Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Randy Boyd, President & CEO of Radio Systems […]
June 14, 2010

Belcher Receives Award Named After Legendary Clayton Homes Founder

Knoxville, Tenn. – Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award. Belcher, who has been with the company for 25 years, is currently serving as a Zone Sales Manager.  The […]
June 14, 2010

PetSafe Downtown Dog Park Grand Opening is Tuesday, June 15

It’s official! The grand opening of the PetSafe Downtown Knoxville Dog Park is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15 at 10 a.m.! City of Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Radio Systems Corporation Randy Boyd and other distinguished guests will be on hand to dedicate the park. The park […]
June 9, 2010

Cellular Sales opens new locations in Nashville, Tennessee and Versailles, Kentucky

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, has opened two new locations in Nashville, Tenn. and Versailles, Ky. The new Versailles, Ky. Cellular Sales store opened at 479 Lexington Road last week. The Nashville store is located at 15567 Old […]
June 9, 2010

Well over 135,000 “passengers” have boarded the new Titanic Museum Attraction in just seven weeks

Knoxville, Tenn. – The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has been open for just two months and already more than 135,000 “passengers” have toured the painstakingly authentic recreation of the world’s most famous ship. The world’s largest Titanic Museum Attraction, which is […]
June 7, 2010

Radio Systems acquires Veterinary Ventures Inc.

Knoxville, Tenn. – Every pet needs clean, fresh and healthy water. But sometimes, pets can be particular about the way they hydrate. Pet industry leader Radio Systems Corporation has acquired Veterinary Ventures Inc. to make sure all those different requests can be met. In 1994, […]
May 28, 2010

Clayton Homes Offers Military Personnel Exclusive Upgrades

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – (May 28, 2010) – While service men and women are away serving our country, they go months without many of the daily conveniences afforded by waking up each morning in their homes.  Recognizing this sacrifice, Clayton Homes is introducing the “Salute Our […]
May 28, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in New York and Texas

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again.  The new Cellular Sales stores opened in Malta, N.Y., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Austin, Texas. Cellular Sales is a 17-year-old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates […]
May 27, 2010

Wilderness at the Smokies resort provides free water safety training during National Water Safety Month

Sevierville, Tenn. –  Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. conducted free water safety training programs during National Water Safety Month in May.  The programs, which were available to school groups, community groups and church groups, taught the basics of water safety and rescue […]
May 24, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Texas, Georgia and Relocating in Maryville, Tenn.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – May 24, 2010 – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again.  The new Cellular Sales stores opened in Pasadena, Texas and Trion, Ga., and the Maryville, Tenn. store originally located at 2756 Alcoa Highway has moved to […]
May 19, 2010

Helping firefighters save pets from tragedy

Chicago, Ill. – (May 19, 2010) – A fire is a traumatic experience. It can result in the loss of a home, a life or even a pet. And unfortunately, not all fire stations are equipped to save an animal’s life after it’s been rescued […]
May 19, 2010

Knoxville Gets Its Own ‘Music Row’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – (May 19, 2010) – Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation are teaming up with America’s talented musical artists to build a ‘Music Row’ in Knoxville. Only this ‘Music Row’ serves to provide local families with simple, […]
May 12, 2010

Titanic Museum Attraction welcomes 50,000 “passengers” in first three weeks of operation

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee –   The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has welcomed 50,000 “passengers” in its first 21 days of operation.  The world’s largest Titanic Museum Attraction, which is also the newest major attraction in the popular resort area surrounding the Great Smoky […]
May 11, 2010

Award-winning magician Terry Evanswood featured on WBIR’s Live at Five at Four

Knoxville, Tenn. —  Terry Evanswood, who recently announced he has a new permanent home for his “Wonders of Magic Show” and “Hall of Magic” museum at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, was a guest on WBIR‘s Live at Five at Four yesterday with Beth Haynes and […]
May 10, 2010

No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Finishes 7th at Darlington Raceway

Darlington, SC  – Brad Keselowski, driver of the Penske Racing No. 22 Ruby Tuesday Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, finished seventh in the Royal Purple 200 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Darlington Raceway on Friday night. The result ends an eight-race streak […]
May 5, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Opens 10 New Stores in Six States

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding.  In the past month, the company opened 10 new stores in Texas, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Virginia. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in […]
May 3, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless gives U.S. troops FREE talk time

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, has joined forces with Cell Phones for Soldiers at many of its stores throughout the United States.  Cell Phones for Soldiers is a worldwide nonprofit group that distributes free telephone calling cards to U.S. […]
April 29, 2010

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley receives major gift and matching funds challenge from Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – (April 29, 2010) – Today, during the Gift of Hope Fundraising Luncheon that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Moll Anderson representing the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation announced an outright gift of $150,000 to the organization, plus […]
April 28, 2010

Initial Sevier County Education Hall of Fame Class Inducted

Sevierville, Tenn. – Last night, the first class of honorees for the Sevier County Education Hall of Fame was inducted during the 16th Annual “Teacher of the Year” Banquet and Ceremony held at the Park Vista Hotel and Convention Center.  The Hall of Fame was […]
April 28, 2010

2010 Sevier County Teacher of the Year Awards Announced

Sevierville, Tenn. – Three Sevier County teachers were recognized yesterday as Sevier County’s 2010 Teachers of the Year.  Cheryl Deaton, Pigeon Forge Primary; Debbie West, Seymour Middle and Karen Kelley, Pigeon Forge High School received the awards for their outstanding performance and significant contributions to the […]
April 27, 2010

Internationally-recognized magician Terry Evanswood makes new, permanent home at WonderWorks

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The movies have the “Oscar” and magic has the “Merlin.”  Both are highly sought-after awards given only to the most outstanding performers and artists.  WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. is now the permanent home to Terry Evanswood, one of a very […]
April 26, 2010

Wilderness at the Smokies, Titanic Museum Attraction and WonderWorks on Sirius-XM Radio

Christine Eads recently asked Ackermann PR’s Rick Laney to do a travel segment about East Tennessee for Sirius-XM Radio’s national talk show BroadMinded.  Christine and her son came down from Washington, D.C. to East Tennessee for a few days and Rick had the opportunity to […]
April 22, 2010

Cellular Sales goes from a single cell phone store to the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless

Knoxville, Tenn. – Like most 20-year-olds, Dane Scism held a number of part-time, low paying jobs while working his way through college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.  Eventually, Scism ended up selling cell phones at a small cell phone store a few […]
April 20, 2010

Animal Planet star visits Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville gained a little more star power today when Joel Silverman (pictured below), host of the popular television series “Good Dog U” on Animal Planet, paid a visit to PetSafe Village. Silverman stopped in Knoxville as part of a traveling tour to […]
April 14, 2010

More than 20,000 people turn out to launch the Titanic Museum Attraction in East Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. –  The new Titanic Museum Attraction in East Tennessee had a star-studded weekend-long Grand Opening hosted by Regis Philbin this weekend. The event also featured numerous descendants and family members of those on board the Titanic and included a christening of the […]
April 13, 2010

Entrepreneurs use Knoxville as healthcare launch-pad

Knoxville, Tenn. – Call them mavericks. Call them healthcare matchmakers of a sort. A two-month-old company that connects cash-paying or uninsured patients to high quality, low cost test/imaging services is launching a revolution from the Knoxville area to reach across the state and later this […]
April 7, 2010

Invisible Fence Teams With Local Vets to Help Memphis Firefighters Save Pets

Memphis, Tenn. – Every Fire Station in Memphis will now have equipment to administer oxygen and help save dogs and cats that are often injured in house fires…and the equipment isn’t costing taxpayers a penny.  That’s because Invisible Fence of Memphis and the Memphis/Shelby County […]