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March 2, 2010

Local Small Business Receives National Accolade

Knoxville, Tenn. – Recognition is not always reserved for the largest and loudest businesses.  One local business was recently recognized on a national level for their work and success in the pet safety industry.  Invisible Fence of the Tennessee Valley was one of three finalists […]
March 1, 2010

Western North Carolina’s Largest Solar Array is Now Online

Asheville, N.C. – Progress Energy Carolinas’ generation mix in Western N.C. is a little sunnier, as the region’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) array is now online and generating electricity. The new 555-kilowatt (kW) Evergreen Solar Farm is owned and operated by FLS Energy and built […]
February 26, 2010

Fast-growing seasoning company expands product line

Knoxville, TN – What began as a home-grown family recipe more than 40 years ago is now fueling rapid company growth, an extended product line and expanded distribution on the shelves of the country’s major grocery chains for BKW Seasonings. A little more than two […]
February 23, 2010

Show your pet love…positively

Knoxville, Tenn. – Training your dog is one of the best ways to enjoy your relationship to the fullest. Luckily, there’s a pet safety company that’s just as passionate about giving your dog the best training available. Radio Systems Corporation, makers of the PetSafe brand, […]
February 19, 2010

Food or heat or health care?

Thousands of East Tennesseans face this decision daily Knoxville, TN – It is a frightening sign of our troubled economy. Every night in East Tennessee more than 245,500 people go to bed not sure if they will have food to eat in the next few […]
February 19, 2010

Harmony Adoptions Hosts 3rd Annual Chillin’ for Children

  Maryville, Tenn.  –  More than 50 adoption advocates will brave the chilly waters of the Little River in Blount County as they bring awareness to the hundreds of children waiting to be adopted in Tennessee.  This is the third year that Harmony Adoptions, one […]
February 16, 2010

‘Healthy pet stations’ provide a healthier choice for free-flowing water and food

Knoxville, Tenn. – Pets are considered a critical part of the family, providing love, affection and companionship. So why think twice about providing the healthiest products available on the market for your best friend? PetSafe®, the industry leader in pet safety and behavior products, recently […]
February 16, 2010

Regis Philbin will christen Titanic Museum Attraction on Thursday, April 8 with descendants of those on board

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The new $25 million dollar permanent Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will open on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 10 a.m. with a star-studded Grand Opening hosted by Regis Philbin.  The event, which is open to the public, also […]
February 10, 2010

2010 UT Alumni Awards Nominations Sought

KNOXVILLE — Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Alumni Awards. Nominations are due Feb. 19. The awards are sponsored by the UT Alumni Board of Directors. This is the second year alumni will be honored for their service and […]
February 3, 2010

Special Valentine’s Menu at Ruby Tuesday Offers Three Chances at Love

Maryville, TN  – Although Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, Ruby Tuesday will be “sharing the love” all weekend long. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, guests at Ruby’s can enjoy a special Valentine’s Dinner for Two that begins with a shared appetizer, includes […]
February 2, 2010

Leading pet safety company and veterinary college partner to improve lives of pets

Knoxville, Tenn. – The more we know about how domestic animals  behave, the better we can care for them. That’s one of the reasons that PetSafe, the industry leader in pet safety and behavior products, will fund one of the few veterinary school behaviorist positions in […]
February 2, 2010

Revolutionary Clayton i-house arrives in Charleston, SC

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – (February 2, 2010) – The new, Energy Star™ rated i-house from Clayton Homes has arrived in the Charleston area and can now be viewed, toured and purchased at Clayton Homes of N. Charleston. The model i-house – one of only a few […]
February 1, 2010

Knoxville Restaurant to Give Away Nearly 8,000 Cupcakes Celebrating Tennessee’s New Head Football Coach

Knoxville, Tenn. – In celebration of the arrival of Tennessee’s new head football coach, Pimento’s Café and Market will be giving away nearly 8,000 beautifully decorated and delicious orange and white, football-themed cupcakes for the next six days, February 1 – February 7, 2010. This […]
January 29, 2010

Sevier County Bank’s Latest Staff Addition Features Local Flavor

Sevierville, Tenn. – Sevierville native, Claude N. Huff Jr. recently joined the Sevier County Bank staff, a bank where members of his family have been stockholders and customers since 1909.  A graduate of Sevier County High School, Huff brings more than 33 years of experience […]
January 26, 2010

Cellular Sales Expanding in Jefferson City, Missouri

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Jefferson City, Mo.  The new Cellular Sales store will open on February 1 at 2015 Missouri Blvd.  Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The […]
January 22, 2010

HGTV signs popular mom blogger for on-air and online content development

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — HGTV has signed Heather Armstrong of dooce.com, recognized as America’s most popular “mommyblogger,” to an exclusive programming development deal in which she will work with HGTV’s online and on-air production teams to create innovative convergence programming for the network. “We are thrilled […]
January 20, 2010

Ruby Tuesday to partner with Penske Racing as sponsor of the No. 22 Nationwide Series Dodge in 2010

MARYVILLE, TN (January 19, 2010) – Ruby Tuesday has established a new partnership with Penske Racing for the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. Ruby Tuesday will serve as primary sponsor for six races on the No. 22 Dodge driven by series standout Brad Keselowski. “Ruby […]
January 20, 2010

Tennessee Diamonds Softball Team Announces 2010 Schedule — Will Play First Season at Alcoa High School Field

Alcoa, Tenn. – The Tennessee Diamonds Pro Fastpitch Softball Team announced its 2010 schedule today.  The team also announced it will play its first season at the Alcoa High School baseball and softball complex.  The Alcoa Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the team’s […]
January 14, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Recognized on Cover of Cheers Magazine

Maryville, TN – Ruby Tuesday has been recognized by Cheers magazine for something its customers have known for a while: it has the best overall beverage program. Cheers, the leading beverage publication devoted to full-service restaurants, bars, and hotels, is awarding Ruby Tuesday its top […]
January 13, 2010

Clayton Homes promotes Bourdeau to Zone Vice President

Magnolia, Texas – Clayton Homes announced today that Victor Bourdeau has been promoted to Zone Vice President. Bourdeau previously served as one of the company’s Regional Managers. “We are pleased to announce the promotion of Victor to Zone Vice President. His dedication and expertise in […]
January 13, 2010

Clayton Homes names Townsend Zone Vice President

Knoxville, Tenn. – Clayton Homes announced today that Fred Townsend has been promoted to Zone Vice President. Townsend previously served as the company’s Vice President of Expansion. “Fred has played a critical role at Clayton Homes and this promotion acknowledges his dedication and knowledge of the […]
January 12, 2010

Malak named Account Executive at Ackermann PR

Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann PR announced that Sarah Malak has been hired as an Account Executive. Malak brings several years of public relations experience, primarily in the hospitality industry, to the agency. “We are excited to announce Sarah’s employment. Her experience in the public relations […]
January 8, 2010

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless opens five new stores in three states

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.  Five new Cellular Sales stores have opened during the past month. Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in […]
January 5, 2010

Clayton Homes, H&R Block Team Up to Make Home Ownership Easier

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – (January 5, 2010) – Just months after Congress extended the tax credit for first time homebuyers, the nation’s largest homebuilder and the nation’s largest tax services provider are teaming up to make the transition to home ownership easier. The partnership between Clayton […]
January 5, 2010

Tennessee Diamonds National Pro Fastpitch Softball Team Announced

Maryville, Tenn. – The National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) League announced today that a new professional women’s softball team, the Tennessee Diamonds, has been franchised and will begin play in 2010 in Blount County, Tenn.  The last time a professional sports team operated in Blount County, […]
January 5, 2010

Alcoa announces plans for work force reduction

Alcoa, Tenn. — Alcoa Tennessee Operations is working with local union representatives to align workforce needs with business volumes for 2010.  The plant’s Rigid Packaging Division plans to reduce employment by 90 positions to meet this need.  “This is a difficult, but necessary decision,” said […]
January 4, 2010

Radio Systems Corporation partners with University of Tennessee to promote study of clinical animal behavior

Knoxville, TN (January 4, 2010) – The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has announced a partnership with Radio Systems Corporation to create the PetSafe Chair in Clinical Animal Behavior. The new faculty position, funded through support from Radio Systems, will help future veterinarians […]
December 30, 2009

Ackermann PR closes 2009 with impressive roster of new client acquisitions

Knoxville, TN (December 30, 2009) – Ackermann PR, one of the nation’s premier boutique marketing and public relations firms, has bucked industry trends with what company CEO and President Cathy Ackermann describes as a “banner quarter.” New client acquisitions for Ackermann include Oak Ridge Associated […]
December 28, 2009

Ruby Tuesday to give away Ruby Minis at the bar in 2010

Maryville, TN (December 28, 2009) – Ruby Tuesday will kick off the new year by giving bar guests a free Ruby Mini, a little burger masterpiece, and fresh, hot fries with their first $3 drink. The “Gimme a Mini” program, as it has been named, will […]
December 21, 2009

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee director shares information about neighbors in need

Knoxville, TN (Dec. 21, 2009) – Elaine Streno, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, shared information about the organization’s outreach in the past year and its anticipated needs for the coming new year in an op-ed article published in the […]