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 […]
September 4, 2009

East Tennessee Medical Group Dedicates New Home for Blount County Family

Alcoa, Tenn.— More than 135 East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) volunteers are nearing the end of their Blount County Habitat for Humanity house construction, as they dedicate a new home for the Mark Roach family at 9 a.m. Sat. Sept. 12, in the new Norwood […]
September 4, 2009

Resurrection Names Executive Director

Gatlinburg, TN – The south’s premier event for Christian youth, Resurrection, announced the creation of a new position today, naming an executive director.  For the first time in the organization’s 25-year history, Resurrection will be led by executive director, Jason Roe.  More than 12,500 teens […]
September 2, 2009

Cellular Sales, nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, is in top 200 for fastest-growing retailers

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Inc. magazine ranked Cellular Sales No. 183 on the “Inc. 5,000” list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held retail companies.  Cellular Sales was ranked No. 2,069 on the third annual overall list of the fastest growing companies.  The Inc. 5,000 represents a […]
August 28, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies’ sister resort featured on popular Travel Channel show

Sevierville, Tenn. – The Travel Channel’s “Extreme Resorts” television show featured Wilderness at the Smokies’ sister resort, Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort located in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., as one of the world’s eight most extreme resort properties. Joe Eck, general manager at Wilderness Hotel & […]
August 27, 2009

For Second Year, Oak Ridge Staffing Firm, RecruitWise Makes Inc. 5000 List

Oak Ridge, TN – Inc. magazine ranked RecruitWise No. 2738 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.  The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.  The Oak […]
August 26, 2009

Baseball, LLC buys Cherokee Athletic and Cherokee Baseball and Softball Academy in Maryville

Maryville, Tenn. – Cherokee Athletic and Cherokee Baseball and Softball Academy have been sold to Baseball, LLC, a group of East Tennessee investors with big plans for the future of athletics in East Tennessee.  The sale will be finalized on Sept. 1, 2009.  Terms of […]
August 20, 2009

Knoxville Chamber announces unique partnership with Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless

Knoxville, Tenn.  – Today, the Knoxville Chamber and Cellular Sales announced a unique partnership that will provide Knoxville Chamber members with access to wireless technology and training. Together, the organizations will also work to grow regional businesses and ensure that the workforce is technologically advanced. […]
August 19, 2009

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee Presents the Second Annual Irish Festival

Knoxville, Tenn. – Wear green and help feed the hungry of East Tennessee!  Second Harvest Food Bank will partner with the Irish community for the Second Annual East Tennessee Irish Festival on Saturday, August 22 at World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn from 1:00pm until 10:00pm.   […]
August 18, 2009

Verizon retailer Cellular Sales can make you a Wi-Fi hotspot

Knoxville, Tenn. – Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, now has one of the most revolutionary devices to hit the wireless market in years – the Verizon Wireless Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.  With a profile about the size of a credit card, the […]
August 17, 2009

Second Harvest Sees Record Demand, Provides More Food than Ever Before

Knoxville, Tenn. – If anyone needs proof just how tough things have  gotten in East Tennessee all they need to do is talk to the people at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. In the last year an additional 15,000 people per month have […]
August 12, 2009

Nation’s largest Verizon retailer, Cellular Sales, hires Ackermann

Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann PR has been retained by Cellular Sales for public relations services.  Cellular Sales is the nation’s largest exclusive retailer of Verizon Wireless.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company.  The company currently operates stores throughout the United States, […]
August 11, 2009

Guests invited to jump in the lake at Wilderness

Sevierville, Tenn. – With summer in full swing and temperatures heating up, guests at Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. can now navigate the rapids, ride the waves or simply relax in a private poolside cabana – all features of Wilderness at the […]
August 7, 2009

CMSS Announces Advisory Agreement with Ridge Global

Maryville, Tenn. – Critical Mission Support Services (CMSS), a Maryville-based company specializing in providing governments and organizations around the world with mission critical services, has entered into an agreement with Ridge Global, a strategic consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Ridge Global is led by […]
August 6, 2009

Sperry Van Ness/R.M. Moore Acquires Sevierville Firm

Knoxville, Tenn. – One of Knoxville’s largest commercial real estate companies, Sperry Van Ness/R.M. Moore, LLC is acquiring the commercial division of Colonial Real Estate, Inc. in Sevierville, Tenn. “We’ve had a significant presence in Sevierville for the last four or five years,” says Roger […]
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 […]