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August 5, 2009

Second Harvest Announces Upcoming and Ongoing Food Drives

Knoxville, Tenn. – There are a number of food drives planned for the end of summer and beginning of fall in and around the Knoxville area.  Listed below are Second Harvest Food Drives scheduled for August and September as well as a list of the […]
August 5, 2009

Gentry, Tipton & McLemore Announce Staff Addition

Knoxville, Tenn. – Gentry, Tipton & McLemore continues to grow as they have recently added another attorney to their expanding practice.  Greg Meadows, a University of Tennessee Law School graduate, brings more than 15 years of experience to his new position at Gentry, Tipton & […]
August 4, 2009

Layoffs, Furloughs, and Cutbacks Continue, According to Latest APR Survey

Knoxville, Tenn. – Add “vacations without pay” to layoffs, cutbacks, no raises or bonuses, and elimination of matching 401K payments. The latest quarterly survey of East Tennessee business leaders by Ackermann PR shows cost cutting is not yet over.  However, despite the continued economic problems, […]
August 3, 2009

Sevier County Bank Completes New Building for Seymour Branch

Sevierville, Tenn. – As many businesses and organizations are being forced to downsize or close completely, one local bank is continuing to invest in new and improved facilities to serve it’s customers.  On Friday, Sevier County Bank officially opened a new building for its Seymour […]
July 29, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies aims to be environmental leader

Sevierville, Tenn.  –  It is only natural that a resort called Wilderness at the Smokies is doing everything it can to preserve the environment and be an environmentally responsible business.  Although thousands of visitors travel from all over to experience the resort’s indoor and outdoor […]
July 28, 2009

Alcoa Foundation, Alcoa Inc. grants announced; More than $190,000 invested back into East Tennessee

Alcoa, Tenn. —  Alcoa Foundation and Alcoa Inc. Tennessee Operations is granting more than $190,000 to 11 non-profit organizations in Blount, Knox, Monroe and Sevier counties in Tennessee and Graham County, NC.    Alcoa’s Community Advisory Board –  a group of 12 business, community and […]
July 28, 2009

Clayton Homes and Empire Construction Partner to Create Green Multi-Family Dwellings

Knoxville, Tenn. – When searching for an apartment or condominium, options for green living are slim.  High efficiency air conditioning systems and Low E windows are most commonly found in single-family homes, like Clayton Homes’ i-house, while apartment complexes and condominiums usually are built from […]
July 27, 2009

New brochure spotlights Commtest Customer Success Team

Knoxville, Tenn. – When Commtest, Inc., the global leader in vibration analysis technology, wanted to launch a new business division, it called on Ackermann PR to create the new company’s first corporate capabilities brochure.  The Commtest Customer Success Team helps other companies achieve operational excellence […]
July 22, 2009

Effort Launched to make Knoxville, Knox County “Pet Friendliest Community in America”

Knoxville, Tenn.—A new effort is being launched to make Knoxville and Knox County the most pet friendly community in America. This impressive partnership brings together the City of Knoxville, Knox County, Young Williams Animal Center, the University of Tennessee, PetSafe, the Knoxville Area Chamber of […]
July 21, 2009

Ackermann PR Launches Newswire

Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann PR announced today the launch of AckermannWire, an online news feed about Ackermann PR’s clients, the industry and the agency.  AckermannWire.com will serve as a resource for reporters and editors, as well as a branded social media distribution channel for Ackermann’s […]
July 21, 2009

Revolutionary i-house from Clayton Homes arrives in Sacramento

Sacramento, Calif. – The new, Energy Star™ rated i-house from Clayton Homes has arrived in the Sacramento area and can now been viewed, toured and purchased at the Clayton Home Center in Sacramento, Calif.  The model i-house – one of only a few nationwide – […]
July 20, 2009

New Taxi Concept Appeals to College Students/Parents

Chattanooga, Tenn – Is my child safe? Is he being responsible while away at school?  Did she make it home safely last night? Understandably, these questions and others run through parents’ minds while their children are away at college.  To help alleviate these types of […]
July 20, 2009

Top Women’s Amateurs From Around the World Visit Tennessee National

Loudon, Tenn – Starting on July 20, the Women’s Trans National Golf Association (WTNGA) will hold its 79th Amateur Championship at Tennessee National, in Loudon, Tenn.  Some of the top women’s amateur golfers from around the globe will battle for a number of trophies, some […]
July 17, 2009

Invisible Fence Brand expands product line to accommodate smaller pets

Knoxville, Tenn – Invisible Fence® Brand announces the launch of the new MicroLite™ Computer Collar® in an effort to keep more pets, no matter how small they may be, safe at home. For more than 35 years, Invisible Fence Brand has provided pet owners trusted […]
July 16, 2009

Norfolk Southern Selects Fayette County Site for New Memphis Regional Intermodal Terminal

Norfolk, Va – Norfolk Southern announced today that it will construct a new intermodal terminal in Rossville, Tenn., in Fayette County, to serve the Memphis region, as part of the railroad’s Crescent Corridor initiative to establish a high-speed intermodal rail route between the Mid-South and Gulf […]
July 16, 2009

Radio Systems’ Randy Boyd named CEO of the Year by Business Tennessee Magazine

Knoxville, Tenn – The founder and President/CEO of Radio Systems has been named Business Tennessee Magazine’s CEO of the Year. Radio Systems produces and markets a wide variety of pet products, including the PetSafe family of brands and Invisible Fence.  Sport Dog is also a […]
July 16, 2009

PACS Imaging Technology Arrives at East Tennessee Medical Group

ALCOA, Tenn. – East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) has installed  the AVREO Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) at its facility at 266 Joule St., Alcoa, to more efficiently provide patients with cutting-edge imaging and digital technology. PACS retrieves, distributes and stores medical images on […]
July 14, 2009

Revolutionary Clayton i-house arrives in Missouri

SRINGFIELD, Missouri – The new, Energy Star™ rated i-house from Clayton Homes has arrived in the Springfield area and can now been viewed, toured and purchased at the the Clayton Homes model home center in Springfield, Mo. The eco-friendly Clayton i-house, which is now available […]
July 13, 2009

The Golfing Life – Exclusive Interview with Greg Norman

Loudon, Tenn. – Tennessee National is launching a golf lifestyle blog (http://thegolfinglife.com/).  The inaugural post features an exclusive interview with Greg Norman.  In the interview, Norman discusses everything from golf course design and his other business ventures to life outside of the game and some […]
July 9, 2009

Reach Them to Teach Them Founder Selected as Finalist for TN Teacher of the Year

Knoxville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Education has announced the nine finalists for the 2010 state Teacher of the Year Award.  Reach Them to Teach Them’s founder, Amy Crawford is a regional winner.  Award criteria include using creative teaching methods as well as being […]
July 2, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies Expands Sales & Marketing Team

Sevierville, Tenn. –  Wilderness at the Smokies resort has hired Steve Cruz as the newest member of its sales and marketing team.  Cruz brings more than 15 years experience in the East Tennessee tourism industry.  His previous professional experience includes working with Dixie Stampede in […]
July 1, 2009

Commtest’s Ascent 2009 Vibration Analysis Software Released

Commtest also announced this week that it has released new device firmware for the vbSeries® vibration analyzers and new vbOnline®. The vbSeries® of products from Commtest delivers the core features and functions that maintenance professionals need in a vibration analyzer without the complexity and cost typically associated with vibration analysis equipment.
June 30, 2009

East Tennessee Medical Group’s CareToday Clinic Offers Advantage vs. the ER

ALCOA, Tenn. – Summertime injuries don’t have to be a pain. East Tennessee Medical Group‘s C. Larry Rahn, M.D., thinks we all should spend as much time with our family and friends as possible. That’s why patients should know that walk-in clinics like the (ETMG) […]
June 29, 2009

Revolutionary Clayton i-house Arrives in Seattle Area

EVERETT, Wash. –  The new, Energy StarTM rated i-house from Clayton Homes has arrived in the Seattle area and can now been viewed, toured and purchased at the Heritage Home Center in Everett, Washington. The eco-friendly Clayton i-house, which is now available for purchase, launched […]
June 29, 2009

Jennifer Lay Best, M.D., Returns to East Tennessee Medical Group

ALCOA, Tenn. – Board-certified internist Jennifer Lay Best, M.D., will specialize in women’s health as she rejoins the staff of East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule St., Alcoa, Tenn.  She began accepting new patients June 1.    Dr. Best earned her medical degree from East […]
June 29, 2009

Commtest Continues to Grow – Hires New Technical Director and Product Manager

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Commtest, Inc., the global leader in vibration analysis technology, has hired Rod Acklin as Product Manager and Dr. Robin Williams as Technical Director. Rod Acklin worked in the vibration analysis industry for 18 years as a design and application engineer, product manager […]
June 23, 2009

East Tennessee Medical Group Builds House, Trading Parties For Paint

Maryville, Tenn. – A team of East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) employees worked together to put up the first wall of the new Blount County Habitat for Humanity house for the Roach family of Maryville, Tenn. Nearly 50 ETMG employees, including three physicians, volunteered time […]
June 3, 2009

Two Knoxville Commercial Real Estate Firms Merge

Knoxville, TN – One of Knoxville’s largest commercial real estate companies, Sperry Van Ness/R.M. Moore, LLC is merging with Conversion Properties, another local powerhouse in commercial real estate.  As a result, a unique combined company, unlike any other in East Tennessee is emerging. It will […]
May 28, 2009

Wilderness Names Bridges Director of Marketing

Sevierville, Tenn. – After joining the Wilderness at the Smokies team less than a year ago as Group Sales Manager, Kim Bridges has recently been named Director of Marketing for the full-service waterpark resort in Sevierville. Her new role will include the management and execution […]
May 28, 2009

Guests Invited to Jump in the Lake at Wilderness

  Sevierville, Tenn. – As summer approaches and temperatures begin to rise, guests at the Wilderness at the Smokies Resort in Sevierville can now navigate the rapids, ride the waves or simply relax in a private poolside cabana – all features of Wilderness at the […]