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December 21, 2009

Folkmoot USA welcomes Evergreen Packaging as presenting sponsor for 2010-2013 festivals

Waynesville, NC (December 21, 2009) – Folkmoot USA, North Carolina’s Official International Festival, has its first presenting sponsor. Evergreen Packaging has partnered with the Festival as its presenting sponsor for 2010 through 2013.  Evergreen Packaging, with facilities in Canton and Waynesville, employs more than a […]
December 17, 2009

FeistyLittleDroid.com celebrates launch with online contests

Knoxville, TN (December 17, 2009) – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, is celebrating the launch of FeistyLittleDroid.com, its new online community for Droid users, with an internet contest sure to ignite the interest of fans in galaxies far, far away and close […]
December 15, 2009

Researchers announce medical breakthrough with simple, inexpensive blood test for colon cancer

Knoxville, Tenn. (December 15, 2009) – Medical researchers with EDP Biotech Corporation (EDP) have captured national attention with their revolutionary new technology for a simple blood test to detect early-stage colon cancer. Following the success of its pre-clinical trials for the ColoMarker™ assay, EDP has […]
December 15, 2009

Ruby Tuesday Wins Top Honor in the 2010 Cheers Beverage Excellence Award

Maryville, TN (December 15, 2009) – 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 […]
December 10, 2009

Alcoa takes first place for fundraising efforts

ALCOA, Tenn. – As part of Alcoa Inc.’s annual Worldwide Month of Service program, 177 local Alcoa Inc. employees and family members participated in the 2009 Race for the Cure, taking first place in the Extra Large Team Division, raising more than $17,000. The Oct. […]
December 9, 2009

Ruby Tuesday launches Sunday brunch nationwide

Maryville, TN (December 9, 2009) – With its nationwide launch of Sunday brunch, Ruby Tuesday is reintroducing its guests to a nearly forgotten classic: unhurried get-togethers and conversation with family and friends around the dining table. The new brunch menu offers a four-course meal from […]
December 8, 2009

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless opens eight new stores in seven states over past month

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.  The eight new Cellular Sales stores opened during the past month. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company […]
December 8, 2009

B&W Y-12 donates food, money to help increasing demand for Second Harvest Food Bank

Knoxville, TN – B&W Y-12 employees delivered food, a $6,500 corporate contribution and more than $2,100 in employee donations to Second Harvest Food Bank today. The delivery is aimed to draw attention to Second Harvest’s efforts to feed the hungry and to encourage other individuals […]
December 8, 2009

Santa Spotted Surfing, Sliding and Splashing at Secret Sevierville Getaway

Sevierville, Tenn. –  Everyone knows December is a busy month for Santa Claus.  With all of the festivities leading up to the holidays, the always-elusive Santa was spotted this week at Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. enjoying summertime fun in the middle […]
December 8, 2009

Clayton Homes Expands Its Energy Efficient Housing Line

New ehome Boasts Energy-Efficient Features in Affordable Setting Maryville, Tenn. (December 8, 2009) – The nation’s largest homebuilder, Clayton Homes, is unveiling a new product in their line of energy-efficient housing, called the ehome. These fully customizable homes feature an Energy Saver Plus package which […]
December 8, 2009

Southeast’s Largest Indoor and Outdoor Waterpark Opens New Attraction – Runaway Canyon

Sevierville, Tenn. – Wilderness at the Smokies in East Tennessee, the southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark resort, opened its newest attraction, Runaway Canyon, last week.  Runaway Canyon is located in the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark at Wilderness at the Smokies resort. Runaway Canyon is […]
December 7, 2009

FeistyLittleDroid.com Provides Online Community for Droid Phone Users

Fans, users and developers of the popular Google Android smartphone now have a brand new online community where they can learn from each other, share ‘Droid apps and tips, get expert advice, and catch up on the latest Droid-related news and blogging. FeistyLittleDroid.com will open […]
November 30, 2009

Cardwell Named COO for Ackermann PR

Knoxville, Tenn. — Longtime Chief Financial Officer Crystal Cardwell has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Ackermann PR. “Crystal has been a critical part of the company for more than 25 years,” said President and CEO Cathy Ackermann. “This promotion acknowledges and formalizes a […]
November 23, 2009

Clayton Homes Receives LEED Green Building Certification

Maryville, TN – Clayton Homes announced today is has been awarded LEED certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.  LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green building. […]
November 19, 2009

Ron German named chairman of MGMA Investment Advisory Board

ALCOA, Tenn. – Ron German, Chief Executive Officer at East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG), has been named Chairman of the Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Investment Advisory Committee. The Investment Advisory Committee oversees the corporate investments and retirement plans of the Association.  MGMA is a […]
November 16, 2009

International Franchisees Have Appetite for Ruby Tuesday

MARYVILLE, TN – Casual-dining restaurant leader Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has announced new international franchise agreements for the development of its flagship brand in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. The company has also granted franchise rights for Wok Hay, an Asian-focused casual dining concept, […]
November 10, 2009

Moving Picture Books help create and inspire young readers

Knoxville, Tenn.  – These aren’t the children’s books you grew up with.  A new line of “books” engage young readers by combining classic children’s stories with viewing options that meet the demanding needs of today’s digital families.  Instead of pure entertainment and games, Moving Picture […]
November 10, 2009

Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge launches national search for ship’s legendary commander

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee –  He’s out there somewhere—a tall, distinguished  middle-aged gentleman with a nicely trimmed grey beard and a quiet flamboyance.  The search is on:  Titanic Pigeon Forge is looking for a special actor to fill the shoes of the legendary Captain Edward J. […]
November 9, 2009

Ruby Tuesday Unveils Fresh Tastes on New Menu

Maryville, TN  – When it comes to offering new choices and tantalizing flavors, Ruby Tuesday is once again emerging as a trendsetter. This month, the popular casual dining restaurant chain debuts a new menu, with more than 27 brand new items, including an expanded selection […]
November 9, 2009

Economic Boost: Clayton Believes Extending Home Buying Tax Credit Will Help Economy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The President/CEO of America’s largest homebuilder said today that extending and expanding the tax credit for homebuyers has the potential to help businesses across the nation. “Building homes helps build a growing economy,” said Kevin Clayton, President and CEO. “The tax credit […]
November 6, 2009

Walmart Donates $85,000 Refrigerator Food Truck to Second Harvest East Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn. – As Walmart and the Walmart Foundation continue “Walmart Gives Back,” a holiday giving initiative that will provide $32 million in monetary and in-kind donations to charitable organizations across the U.S., a refrigerator truck donated by the Walmart Foundation will arrive at Second Harvest […]
November 6, 2009

Knoxville Tennis Team from Fort Sanders wins USTA National Championship

Knoxville, Tenn. – The women’s adult tennis team from Fort Sanders in Knoxville brought home the United States Tennis Association (USTA) team national championship.  In a classic nail-biter, Anne Cherney’s 3.0 women’s team defeated Montana for the title in Tucson, Ariz. after some early setbacks. […]
November 3, 2009

New Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is getting attention half way across the country

Springfield, Missouri — The new Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has people talking in Missouri. This week, Titanic Museum owner John Joslyn was featured in a Springfield Business Journal story about the famous ship that is dropping anchor in East Tennessee. The article by Matt […]
October 30, 2009

Learn to surf in Tennessee this winter

  SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. –  Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, the southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark resort, is now offering surfing lessons.  Because it’s always 84-degrees at Wilderness at the Smokies, students can learn to ride the waves in the mountains – regardless of […]
October 28, 2009

UK acquisition adds hi-tech cat doors to PetSafe product line

Knoxville, TN – PetSafe, the industry leader in pet safety and lifestyle product solutions, announces today the acquisition of the Pet Porte Smart Flap, from Microchip Cat Flaps Ltd., a British electronic pet door company. “The technology of the Pet Porte microchip door is the […]
October 28, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies to open new Runaway Canyon indoor waterslide in November

Sevierville, Tenn. – Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, the southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark resort, will open its newest attraction, Runaway Canyon, in November.  Runaway Canyon will be located in the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark at Wilderness at the Smokies. Runaway Canyon is […]
October 20, 2009

Passengers and crew members of Titanic will be remembered at new attraction in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee — Passengers and crew members of the Titanic will be the focus of the new $25 million Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Beth Haynes of WBIR television explains what vistors will experience as they tour the museum when it opens early next […]
October 20, 2009

Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is making waves

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee — The new Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is making waves and drawing attention as it towers above the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.  Scheduled to open next April, the Titanic Museum will be a permanent tribute to the ship and its passengers. […]
October 19, 2009

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Corsicana, Texas

Corsicana, Texas – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Corsicana, Texas, and has opened a new store.  The new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store opened at 3731 W. 7th Avenue. Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company […]
October 14, 2009

Cellular Sales founder and CEO Dane Scism talks about his company’s rapid growth

Knoxville, Tenn. — Dane Scism, the founder and CEO of Knoxville-based Cellular Sales, is featured on WBIR‘s “Newsmakers” segment this week.  Cellular Sales is the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless and, in spite of a tough economy, has been growing by leaps and bounds.  […]