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 […]
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 […]