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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.  […]
October 9, 2009

Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is moving full speed ahead

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. — The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is taking shape quickly.  In recent weeks, the number of visitors to the attraction’s free Preview Trailer has steadily increased.  In anticipation of the Titanic Museum’s grand opening in early 2010, visitors are getting a sneak peek at […]
October 8, 2009

Former President George W. Bush is a big hit at Wilderness at the Smokies resort

  Sevierville, Tenn. –  Former President George W. Bush spoke last evening at Bridgemont, the Sevierville, Tenn. development that includes the Sevierville Events Center and Wilderness at the Smokies resort, during the Phil Waldrep Ministries “Celebrators” conference taking place at the resort this week. Bush […]
October 7, 2009

Former President George W. Bush at Wilderness at the Smokies resort today in Sevierville

Sevierville, Tenn. – Former President George W. Bush will speak this evening at Bridgemont, the Sevierville, Tenn. development that includes the Sevierville Events Center and Wilderness at the Smokies resort, during the Phil Waldrep Ministries “Celebrators” conference taking place at the resort this week.  Bush […]
October 6, 2009

New Web Site Hopes to Bring Peace to Neighborhood Barking Disputes

Knoxville, Tenn. – A bark from a dog can provide home security or serve  as a friendly hello and invitation to play. It can also be the first step to sleep deprivation, frequent visits from animal control officers, and silent long-term grudges between formerly cordial […]
October 6, 2009

Clayton Homes adds social media to public relations strategies

Knoxville, Tenn. – Clayton Homes is adding social media to the public relations duties handled by Ackermann PR, the manufacturer’s national Agency of Record. The firm will now include social media strategic development as part of public relations efforts on behalf of the company. Ackermann’s […]
October 1, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies is expanding again with new attraction called “Runaway Canyon”

Sevierville, Tenn. –  Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, which has been open a little more than one year, is growing again.  This fall, a new attraction will open in the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark at Wilderness at the Smokies, and insiders say the […]
September 29, 2009

Rhyne joins Ackermann PR Digital Communications division

Knoxville, Tenn – Ackermann PR announced that Shane Rhyne has been hired as the company’s Digital Communications Associate. Rhyne brings a background in print, broadcast, and digital media to the company’s expanding services in digital and social media. “Adding Shane to our staff allows us […]
September 28, 2009

Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless brings free talk time to U.S. troops with Cell Phones for Soldiers

  Knoxville, Tenn. — Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, has joined forces with Cell Phones for Soldiers at many of its stores in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.  Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nationwide nonprofit group that distributes free telephone calling cards to […]
September 24, 2009

85 Riders Will Ride 433 Miles Across Tennessee To Raise Awareness for Adoption

Maryville, Tenn. – More than 400 children in Tennessee are in state custody right now, waiting to be adopted; more than half of those are teenagers.  That is the reason 85 riders, each one connected to adoption in some way, are traveling 433.7 miles across […]
September 22, 2009

A Perfect Time to Think About a Reverse Mortgage

Sevierville, Tenn – Many people are suffering with the current condition of the economy, and this includes the country’s senior citizens.  Seniors are struggling to finance living expenses, home improvements and even health care.  Sevier County Bank will provide an option to these seniors that […]
September 21, 2009

Watch any NCAA or NFL football game in the “Wilderness”

Sevierville, Tenn. – Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. now has ESPN “Game Plan” and “NFL Sunday Ticket” with coverage of every NCAA and NFL football game on Saturday and Sunday in the Hidden Trail Restaurant at Stonehill Lodge.  The restaurant, which is […]
September 21, 2009

Revolutionary Clayton i-house Arrives in Atlanta Area

Atlanta, Georgia – The new, Energy Star™ rated i-house from Clayton Homes has arrived in the Atlanta area and can now be viewed, toured and purchased at Clayton Homes of Jonesboro.  The model i-house – one of only a few nationwide – was built at Clayton’s […]
September 17, 2009

Baseball, LLC teams with Cal Ripken, Jr.’s company to consider local multi-million dollar baseball and softball complex

    Maryville, Tenn. – Sept. 16, 2009 – Baseball, LLC, a group of East Tennessee investors that recently purchased Cherokee Athletic and Cherokee Baseball and Softball Academy, has hired Ripken Design of Aberdeen, Md. to evaluate the feasibility of constructing a local multi-million dollar world-class […]
September 16, 2009

Harmony Adoptions Selects Ackermann PR as Agency of Record

Knoxville, Tenn. –  In advance of the Adoption Tour, a 433.7 mile bike ride across the state of Tennessee, Harmony Adoptions has hired Ackermann PR for media relations and marketing communications support.  Based in Maryville, Harmony Adoptions is an adoption agency that provides support and education for families.  […]
September 15, 2009

Ackermann PR will launch the Titanic

Knoxville, Tenn. — Something exciting is about to set sail in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Ackermann PR is going to help launch it.  The new $25 million Titanic Museum Attraction has hired Ackermann PR of Knoxville to provide strategy and manage its public and media […]
September 15, 2009

Greenleaf 3D Expands to Atlanta

Knoxville, Tenn. – Greenleaf 3D, an Autodesk value-added reseller and design software specialist has recently expanded in to the Atlanta market.  The Greenleaf 3D team in Atlanta offers more than 30 years of experience in the industry and is lead by Matthew Sulhoff and AJ […]

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