January 18, 2011

Titanic Museum Attraction sponsors romantic Valentine’s Day vacation giveaway

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Romance and adventure were in the air when Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912.  Fourteen couples traveling on Titanic were on their honeymoon, including nine in first class.  There were also many young brides-to-be sailing to America to start a […]
January 14, 2011

New Name, New Start for Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant

Carly Harrington of the Knoxville News Sentinel shares a story today of how a favorite neighborhood restaurant was saved and relaunched by local owners. Find out more about the story behind the re-opening (and renaming) of the Sequoyah Grille on the KNS website. The Sequoyah […]
January 11, 2011

Climbing the Fence of Success

Knoxville, Tenn. – Before closing the book on 2010, Invisible Fence® Brand recognized their most successful dealerships of the year during the company’s 2010 International Dealer of the Year Awards.  Recipients from across the United States and Canada were honored during a ceremony in Naples, […]
January 11, 2011

Cityview Magazine’s new issue features Titanic Museum, Wilderness at the Smokies and McGhee Tyson Airport

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The new issue of Cityview Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2011) is packed with great information.  The “Knoxville’s Top Entrepreneurs” story features 9-year old Luke Copas, who wrote a book about the Titanic last year that was published with some help from Titanic Museum Attraction […]
January 5, 2011

Ackermann PR names Laney Vice President

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, announced today that Rick Laney has been promoted to Vice President, Ackermann PR, effective immediately. With two decades of senior-level marketing management experience – combined with a background in print and broadcast journalism – […]
January 4, 2011

Titanic Museum Attraction prepares for world-class ice carving competition on Saturday, January 22

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – World-class professional ice sculptors from around the globe will compete at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge this month as part of the museum’s amazing kick-off to 2011.  This unique, family-oriented special event at the World’s Largest Titanic Museum Attraction […]
December 27, 2010

Ackermann PR is leading the way in changing Smoky Mountain Regional tourism

Tourism transition: Survey shows that times, they are a changin’ By BOB MAYES Managing Editor, The Mountain Press SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Dec. 26, 2010 — Laura Hall grew up in Canada, then moved to Florida, married and now has a 9-year-old son. When her sister, […]
December 9, 2010

CityView at Riverwalk opens to the public

   Knoxville, Tenn. – The wait is over, and improvements to the first segment of the Knoxville South Waterfront’s Riverwalk are complete! The City of Knoxville will celebrate this accomplishment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the CityView at Riverwalk […]
December 9, 2010

Johnny Knoxville comes home for a good cause

Actor and stuntman Johnny Knoxville paid a visit to the downtown Knoxville Regal Riviera theatre on Tuesday night for a private screening of his latest movie, Jackass 3D. The screening was an auction item from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Club Blue […]
December 2, 2010

Clayton Building Solutions begins modular housing project adjacent to Baylor University

Waco, Texas – There’s new housing on the way for students and others adjacent to Baylor University in Waco, and modular construction will assure it is ready far sooner than with previously accepted building methods.  A groundbreaking today signaled the start of work on Legacy […]
November 23, 2010

One-of-a-kind new $40 million “Water Magic” attraction will make a huge splash in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Nothing fascinates children of all ages like water.  They are drawn to it, mesmerized by it and love being surrounded by it.  Next year, John Joslyn plans to give kids (and kids at heart) just what they want with his brand […]
November 22, 2010

Knoxville-based BioPet Vet Lab featured on This American Life

Fans of the public radio program This American Life had a chance this weekend to hear Ira Glass conduct an interview centering around BioPet Vet Lab‘s innovative way of using DNA technology to address an unpleasant problem. Deb Logan, a property manager at a pet-friendly […]
November 19, 2010

Colon Cancer-Detecting Blood Test Previewed at MEDICA Trade Show

Düsseldorf, Germany – The future of colon cancer screening may be surprisingly simple. ColoMarker™, an innovative blood test to detect the early stages of colon cancer is generating plenty of attention from a wide audience, including from some of the world’s leading researchers in cancer […]
November 19, 2010

One Tree Grille to Reopen

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Carly Harrington, One Tree Grille will reopen today, November 19. To read her blog on this story, click here. One Tree Grille is located at the Shops at Western Plaza in Sequoyah Hills.
November 17, 2010

Cellular Sales Invests $500,000 in Kansas and Missouri; Announces 48 New Sales Positions

Kansas City, Mo. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, today announced a major expansion in Kansas and Missouri. Since early October, the company has opened five new stores in the two states and plans to open one more on Black Friday (November 26). […]
November 9, 2010

Invisible Fence® Brand Acquires Largest Distributor

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Radio Systems Corporation (RSC) has purchased the largest distributor of its Invisible Fence Brand products.   “We are thrilled to make JGB Distributing a part of the family,” said RSC Executive Vice President Willie Wallace. “A key part of the decision was […]
November 8, 2010

Titanic Museum Attraction Kiss Cam at University of Tennessee recognized as best place to kiss in public

Knoxville, Tennessee –   Pucker up, East Tennessee!  You voted, and the results are in. The Titanic Museum Kiss Cam at Thompson Boling Arena has been named the “Best Place to Kiss in Public” by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s East Tennessee’s Best 2010 Awards. And starting […]
November 4, 2010

EDP Biotech Awarded Federal QTDP Grant

Knoxville, Tenn. – EDP Biotech Corporation was awarded a $244,000 grant from the federal government under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project program as a result of the company’s work in the development of their ColoMarker test™, an early detection blood test for colon cancer.  The […]
October 29, 2010

Ackermann PR drawing unprecedented national attention to East Tennessee travel and tourism industry

Knoxville, Tenn. — October 29, 2010 — In just the past few months, Ackermann PR has brought in the National Geographic Channel, MTV Productions, the Travel Channel’s “Bert The Conqueror,” Channel Four (a major television network based in London), national morning television shows including CW’s […]
October 28, 2010

Alcoa Foundation grants announced; $190,000 invested back into region

Alcoa, Tenn. — Alcoa Foundation is granting $190,000 to nine non-profit organizations in Blount, Knox, and Sevier counties in Tennessee and Graham County, NC.  Alcoa’s Community Advisory Board –  a group of 11 business, community and government leaders responsible for evaluating and making recommendations to […]
October 27, 2010

$10,000 grant from Best Buy Children’s Foundation helps local Boys & Girls Club

Knoxville, Tenn. – Best Buy Children’s Foundation has recognized Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley with a $10,000 Teens and Technology Innovation Grant to support and grow the innovative use of technology within the Haslam Family Club University, located on Caswell Avenue in […]
October 20, 2010

Cellular Sales Invests $2 Million in Orlando Area; Announces 50 New Sales Positions

Orlando, Fla. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, today announced a major expansion in the Orlando area. Since mid-July, the company has opened three new stores in the Orlando market and plans to open two more by December. In all, Cellular […]
October 14, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Announces Major Expansion in Upstate New York

Rochester, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, today announced a major expansion in upstate New York.  The company will open two new stores and add approximately 50 new sales consultants in the next three months. Fifteen of those positions must […]
October 8, 2010

Clayton Homes and the University of Tennessee team up to build New Norris House

Knoxville, Tenn. – After two years of research, site visits and design work, construction of the New Norris House is under way. The New Norris House, a sustainable home designed by an interdisciplinary team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a 21st century take […]
October 7, 2010

Science is a new tool to get pet owners to clean up their act

Knoxville, Tenn. – It may be surprising to know that some of the fiercest battle lines in civic dialogue are being drawn around the matter of dog poop. Words, and more unpleasant items, are being flung between neighbors, homeowners association boards, apartment community residents and […]
October 7, 2010

Schwall Named Vice President Of Marketing For Clayton Retail

Knoxville, Tenn. – Clayton Homes, the nation’s largest home builder, announced that David Schwall has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing for Clayton Homes’ Retail company. “David’s dedication to Clayton Homes is undeniable. His knowledge in the housing industry has proved him very valuable […]
October 6, 2010

Denzel Washington pairs with Boys & Girls Clubs to curb high school dropout rates

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – October 6 – America’s youth need your help. Did you know that a young person drops out of high school every 26 seconds and that 1.3 million students in the class of 2010 failed to graduate? If these students had graduated, our nation’s economy […]
September 24, 2010

Boys & Girls Club members donate to Haiti orphanage

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, members from the Torch Club of the Haslam Family University Boys & Girls Club in Knoxville donated $302 to the Coq Chante orphanage in Haiti. The Haslam Family University Club is a member of Boys & Members Clubs of the Tennessee […]
September 23, 2010

“Too busy to work out … nonsense”

Knoxville, Tenn. — Whitney Kent from Knoxville’s WVLT Television was at The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs telling people about all of the new offerings at the area’s newest health and fitness facility. Lisa Wolf, Director of the Wellness Center at Dowell Springs, talked to […]
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 […]