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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 […]
April 2, 2010

Titanic Museum Attraction will open in less than a week

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will open in less than a week with a star-studded Grand Opening hosted by Regis Philbin. The event, which is open to the public, also will be attended by descendants and family members […]
March 30, 2010

Maryville Company Changes Name and Launches Global Rebranding Program

Maryville, Tenn. – After two years of solid growth, expanding service offerings and a fast start for 2010, Maryville based Critical Mission Support Services (CMSS) is changing its name and initiating a global rebranding campaign.  The company will now operate under the name RELYANT.  “Through […]
March 30, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Kansas City Area

Ottawa, Kan. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in the Kansas City area.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 1518 Main Street in Ottawa last week. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in […]
March 30, 2010

Wilderness at the Smokies brings year-round opportunities to conference, convention and meeting planners

Sevierville, Tenn. – Wilderness at the Smokies resort is changing the way conference, convention and meeting planners view and utilize the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.  Always popular as a spring, summer and fall destination, the area’s newest resort is drawing year-round events to […]
March 25, 2010

Skype Mobile Now Available to Verizon Wireless Retailer Cellular Sales Customers

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Beginning today, customers of Verizon Wireless retailer Cellular Sales are no longer confined to their PC when making Skype-to-Skype calls.  With Skype mobile™,  Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans will be able to connect with friends, family, and business colleagues […]
March 22, 2010

Titanic Museum announces weekend-long celebration schedule including Neal McCoy and Liverpool Legends

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – As part of its weekend-long Grand Opening festivities, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge announced today that country music legend Neal McCoy and Beatles cover band Liverpool Legends (hand-picked and managed by George Harrison’s sister) will perform free concerts outside […]
March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, Missouri – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in the Kansas City market.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 2015 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City last month. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company […]
March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, S.C. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Columbia, South Carolina.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 331 Killian Road last month. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company […]
March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding Again in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in its home town of Knoxville.  The new Cellular Sales store opened in Knoxville Center Mall last month. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, […]
March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Upstate New York

Fayetteville, New York – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in upstate New York.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 537 Towne Drive in Fayetteville last month. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in […]
March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding Rapidly in Early 2010

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding.  Last month, the company opened five new stores in Missouri, New York, Tennessee and South Carolina. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company […]
March 18, 2010

Boy Scouts Welcome New Chief

KNOXVILLE, TN (March 18, 2010) — The Great Smokies Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a new Scout Executive. Larry Brown comes to Knoxville from Tulsa, Oklahoma. A group of local Scout volunteers and supporters chose him from three finalists, all of […]
March 18, 2010

Lower Price Music Packages Praised by Top Distributor

Knoxville, Tenn. – The CEO of one of America’s largest music distribution companies said today that packaging music for consumers priced at $10 or less is a key  part of the industry’s future. “Last week, Warner recording artist Blake Shelton, came out with a “six […]
March 17, 2010

WBIR will broadcast three-hour special “An Evening Aboard The Titanic” this Saturday at 8 p.m.

Knoxville, Tenn. — This Saturday evening Knoxville’s WBIR will broadcast three hours of Titanic programming beginning at 8 p.m.  The special, called “An Evening Aboard The Titanic” starts with a two-hour documentary produced by John Joslyn, owner of the new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon […]
March 17, 2010

East Tennessee Medical Group focuses on commitment to recycle

Alcoa, Tenn. (March 17, 2010) – Imagine 53 dump trucks, containing paper, cardboard and aluminum, parked end-to-end across East Tennessee Medical Group’s parking lot, 266 Joule Street. The contents of those 53 trucks are the equivalent of the materials ETMG shredded and recycled in 2009. […]
March 17, 2010

Tennessee State Legislators Mark National Colon Cancer Month with Briefing on Revolutionary New Colon Cancer Test

Nashville, TN – (March 17,2010) – EDP Biotech, a Knoxville-based company today briefed Tennessee state legislators on its revolutionary ColoMarker™ colon cancer test which potentially could save 50,000 lives and more than $12 billion in healthcare costs annually in the U.S.  Legislators were also provided […]
March 16, 2010

Clayton i-house Unveiled in Evans

Evans, Colo. –  The new, Energy Star™ rated i-house from Clayton Homes has arrived in the Evans area and can now be viewed, toured and purchased at Clayton Homes of Evans.  The model i-house – one of only a few nationwide – was built at […]
March 15, 2010

Giving Back to Fight Local Hunger

Knoxville, Tenn. – Walmart is known for ‘every day low prices’ on thousands of items to cut costs for Americans, and its associates are hoping that those low prices will draw people to donate peanut butter and make their very first food drive for Second Harvest […]
March 10, 2010

$1,000,000 up for Grabs in Ruby Tuesday’s Million Dollar Bracket Challenge

Maryville, Tenn. – Ruby Tuesday – with more than 800 casual dining restaurants across the U.S. – is giving guests and NCAA basketball fans alike a chance to win $1 million cash in its 2010 Million Dollar Bracket Challenge Sweepstakes. Guests can enter to win […]
March 9, 2010

Tennessee company holds the keys to improved port security

Knoxville, TN (March 9, 2010) – More than $12 trillion in merchandise is shipped annually using approximately 200 million intermodal containers, according to a recent cargo security study. Merchandise shipped via these containers includes items of high street value including cigarettes, pharmaceuticals, computers and other […]
March 9, 2010

Moving Picture Books teams with Sesame Street to help create and inspire young readers

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Moving Picture Books is featuring a new series of Sesame Street digital books as part of its dynamic animated book library available at www.movingpicturebooks.com.  Six Sesame Street titles are available for download to computers and mobile devices. Each story includes bonus educational […]