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August 24, 2015

Cathy Ackermann: Brainstorming Starts With Critical Thinking

“It is better to debate a question without settling it than it is to settle a question without debating it.” – Joseph Joubert In her latest Knoxville News Sentinel column, Cathy defines what is needed for a good brainstorming session and what traits good critical thinkers […]
August 20, 2015

ORNL FCU Announces Annual Scholarship Award Winners

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – Austin Deitz and Laura Humphrey were announced today as the recipients of the 2015-2016 B.A. Candler/ORNL FCU Scholarship Award.  The $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually by ORNL Federal Credit Union to two deserving students who plan to continue their education at […]
August 7, 2015

Random Acts of Flowers receives their 100,000th vase donation

Non-profit continues their mission of delivering smiles nationwide Knoxville, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Aug. 5, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) reached a major milestone, receiving their 100,000th vase donation, set to be recycled, repurposed and then utilized for bouquet deliveries. Headquartered in Knoxville, RAF was […]
July 31, 2015

Free Community Shred Day sponsored by ORNL FCU scheduled for August 8th in Alcoa and Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) will team up once again with Shred Company for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon at both the Alcoa and Oak Ridge Main branches of ORNL FCU. ORNL […]
July 30, 2015

FSG Vice President receives commercial lending certification

Knoxville, Tenn. – Debbie Stepp, a vice president and commercial banking officer with FSG Bank, recently graduated from The Southeastern School of Commercial Lending. She completed the intensive, one-week program concentrated on all aspects of commercial lending at the Owen Graduate School of Management at […]
July 27, 2015

Cathy Ackermann: Your marketing plan should reflect your brand culture

“If you don’t know who you really are and what you really stand for at your very core, it is impossible to create branded messaging that connects to your customers.” In yesterday’s Knoxville News Sentinel, Cathy tackles the topic of branding and offers a number of […]
July 16, 2015

ORNL Federal Credit Union Selects President & CEO

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) today announced that Colin D. Anderson has been selected by the Credit Union’s Board of Directors as President & CEO. Mr. Anderson previously held the position on an interim basis. “Colin Anderson has done an […]
July 13, 2015

Cathy Ackermann: Is Your Story Worthy of National Attention?

We pitch client stories to the national media on a regular basis, but we always ask ourselves a number of key questions about the pitch before reaching out to an editor or reporter at a major publication. Check out Cathy’s column from yesterday’s Knoxville News Sentinel for some […]
July 10, 2015

LaFollette Eye Clinic honored as a top U.S. eye care business

LaFollette, Tenn. – INVISION, a national magazine for American eye care professionals, recently announced that LaFollette Eye Clinic has been named one of “America’s Finest Optical Retailers” for 2015. This distinction comes less than a year after the clinic’s move to a new facility and […]
July 1, 2015

ORNL FCU names new Vice President of Investment Services

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – Today, ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) announced that Alex Minge has been appointed as the Credit Union’s new Vice President of Investment Services. In this role, Minge will be responsible for managing and overseeing all of ORNL FCU’s non-deposit investment […]
June 15, 2015

2nd Annual Seersucker Day set for June 25 across East Tennessee

One-of-a-kind fundraiser to help protect victims of child abuse KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – It is said that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds, and five children die from abuse and neglect every day. This is the driving force behind Childhelp’s East Tennessee […]
June 3, 2015

Official Groundbreaking for New ORNL FCU Branch in Oak Ridge

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9th – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 215 S. Rutgers Ave Oak Ridge, TN 37830 ABOUT: ORNL FCU will be breaking ground on its new high-efficiency, forward-looking branch in Oak Ridge, adjacent to the Credit Union’s headquarters. This step comes after the original branch […]
May 21, 2015

Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Winners Announced

Sevierville, Tenn. – Sevierville’s 11th Annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival, held this past weekend attracted more than 40,000 local and out-of-town guests to downtown Sevierville for two full days and nights filled with arts, crafts, toe-tapping music and some of the best barbeque in […]
May 21, 2015

Senator Howard H. Baker Jr.’s Private Estate to be Sold – Rare Personal Property also to be Auctioned

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – May 20, 2015 – Officials with Furrow Auction Company have announced they will be selling the 11.52-acre home place and personal property of the late Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr., at auction on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Huntsville, Tenn. […]
May 14, 2015

Realtree® Outdoor Energy introduces innovative new drink flavors for growing fan base

Columbus, Ohio. – May 14, 2015 – Today, Realtree® Outdoor Energy, the #1 energy drink brand for living life outdoors, introduced two new innovative flavors to its consumers – Emerald Ice™ and Bush Master™. Each flavor is bold and exciting and provides the refreshing taste […]
May 13, 2015

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson to give away $3,250 to area high schools this Saturday in annual “Bike Build-Off” competition

Maryville, Tenn. – May 13, 2015 – Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson (SMH-D), the number one Harley-Davidson dealer in the Knoxville and Sevierville areas, will be giving away $3,250 to area high schools this Saturday, May 16, as its annual “Bike Build-Off” comes to a close. For […]
May 7, 2015

10 Important Mortgage Tips for 2015 from ORNL Federal Credit Union’s CU Community, LLC

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – May 7, 2015 – With mortgage originations forecasted to reach $1.3 trillion in 2015, and the spring home buying season upon us, CU Community, LLC – a credit union service organization (CUSO) wholly-owned by ORNL Federal Credit Union – has released […]
May 6, 2015

Dixie Stampede seeking top-notch performers

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is holding open call auditions for male and female performers to join their fast-paced production. Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Dixie Stampede unveiled their new look earlier this year, […]
May 4, 2015

Free Community Shred Day sponsored by ORNL FCU scheduled for May 9th in North Knoxville and Lenoir City

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) will team up once again with Shred Company for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 9th  from 9:00 a.m. until Noon at both the North Knoxville and Lenoir City branches of ORNL FCU. ORNL […]
May 1, 2015

Joint Venture CU Insurance Services of Tennessee, LLC now open for business

It’s a big day for two local credit unions… Less than two months after announcing its formation, the new joint venture between Y-12 Federal Credit Union and ORNL Federal Credit Union known as CU Insurance Services of Tennessee, LLC, is now open for business and […]
April 24, 2015

Willis Promoted to Senior Account Manager

Ackermann PR recently announced the promotion of Ryan Willis to senior account manager. Willis has been with the agency for more than nine years and provides overall account management and planning to a number of the agency’s clients. His industry experience includes representing clients in […]
April 21, 2015

Dogwood Arts Partners with KnoxFest for “Bikes & Blooms”

Bikes & Blooms, the “lean and green” way to discover the Dogwood Arts’ annual Dogwood Trails, is partnering with Outdoor KnoxFest for this year’s event which is scheduled April 25-26.  Outdoor KnoxFest is two full days on an urban playground for everyone from outdoor enthusiasts […]
April 14, 2015

Valley Forge Shopping Center making progress in Pigeon Forge

Publix set to open first location in Sevier County  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – April 14, 2015 – Sevier County will soon be home to popular Southeastern supermarket chain, Publix Super Markets, as the company plans to open a 45,600 square foot store in early 2016 in […]
April 10, 2015

Dogwood Arts to Transform Market Square with Art Festival

For three days in April, Market Square and surrounding streets are transformed into a vibrant street fair featuring local artists, live entertainment, activities for children and scrumptious food vendors. More than 60 juried artists will feature and sell their work at the festival, including pieces […]
April 9, 2015

ORNL Federal Credit Union partners with WVLT Channel 8 to attack growing Financial Literacy problem

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – April 9, 2015 – The problem of financial literacy has reached a critical point in the United States as knowledge among students and adults has reached historic lows, according to a leading online resource tool. It is this fact, coupled with […]
April 8, 2015

Dogwood Art DeTour Displays Knoxville Artists in Action

With every brush stroke or sculpture molding, Knoxville artists will publicly reveal their creative processes during a unique two-day event, as a part of the Dogwood Arts Festival. Dogwood Art DeTour will take place on April 11-12. Artists will open their individual, normally-private studios and […]
April 6, 2015

Dogwood Chalk Walk to Bring Downtown Sidewalks to Life

Once again, more than one hundred professional and student artists will beautify the streets of Downtown Knoxville for the seventh-annual Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk with chalk in hand. In this unique event, artists will creatively transform the plain, gray sidewalk into public, full-of-life art. Dogwood […]
April 1, 2015

The Great Llama Race is back at World’s Fair Park!

Proceeds to benefit Bolivian school, Knox County and surrounding schools, and the Southeast Llama Rescue KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Casa de Sara, a Knoxville-headquartered international non-profit, will host the second-annual Great Llama Race on April 11 at World’s Fair Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]
March 27, 2015

Opening of Dogwood Arts Festival Trails and Gardens April 8

WHAT:     Opening of Dogwood Trails and Gardens WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 11:45 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting (open to public) Ijams Nature Center 12 p.m. Luncheon (invite-only) Ijams Nature Center 2915 Island Home Avenue – Knoxville, TN Dogwood Arts is beginning the 2015 exhibit […]

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