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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 […]
March 26, 2015

Regional Fine Art Exhibition to showcase leading regional artists

The Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Art Exhibition returns to showcase work from leading progressive and emerging artists in our region.  The exhibition will encompass fine art of all styles and genres from artists, with selections made by renowned juror, Mark Scala, the founding chief curator […]
March 26, 2015

Beverage Industry’s “New Product of the Year” spreading throughout Nashville area

Knoxville, Tenn. – March 26, 2015 – One of the hottest new products in the alcoholic beverage industry – Knoxville-based ZMIX™, the world’s first concentrated cocktail mixer with zero calories and all natural flavors – is creating a “buzz” throughout the Nashville area with its […]
March 26, 2015

SYNERGY: Dogwood Arts Student and Educator Art Exhibition

Knoxville’s budding artists will display their talents during SYNERGY, a Dogwood Arts program promoting the next generation of regional artists.  The Student Art Exhibition will highlight the work of the most talented artistic students from local K-12 schools, and the East Tennessee Art Educator Exhibition […]
March 26, 2015

ORNL Federal Credit Union appoints new Vice President of Member Business Services

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – March 26, 2015 – Today, ORNL Federal Credit Union (FCU) announced that Derek Saidak has been appointed to its management team as Vice President of Member Business Services. In this role, Saidak will be responsible for managing all aspects of the […]
March 25, 2015

A Very Special Arts Festival celebrates the arts with very special guests

A Very Special Arts Festival, a unique Dogwood Arts event, celebrates the artistic endeavors of Knox County school-aged disabled students, by providing an opportunity to showcase their talents in an inviting, non-competitive environment. Art touches us all, and A Very Special Arts Festival encourages feelings […]
March 25, 2015

Innovation continues to thrive at ORNL FCU with launch of market-leading mobile app

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – March 25, 2015 – Today, ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) released its new, market-leading mobile application – the latest in a series of technological innovations being rolled out to enhance its members’ financial services experience. The ORNL FCU mobile app […]
March 20, 2015

Art in Public Places Knoxville: Dogwood Arts 2015-2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Note:  The second and final weekend of installation for the 2015-2016 Art in Public Places Knoxville Exhibition will be taking place in Krutch Park Extension and Country Music Park this Saturday, March 21. March 20, 2015 [Knoxville, TN] – The ninth-annual Art in Public Places […]
March 18, 2015

Dogwood Arts set to kick-off month-long celebration of region’s arts, culture and natural beauty

Knoxville, Tenn. – The first day of spring is near, which means Dogwood Arts – a 55-year-old tradition and institution in Knoxville – is gearing up for its annual celebration of the region’s natural and cultural beauty through a number of vibrant events and activities […]
March 17, 2015

Childhelp to Honor TN Department of Children’s Services at Nation’s Capital

PHOENIX (March 17, 2015) – Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, will honor the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and it’s Commissioner, Jim Henry, for excellence in serving the state’s at-risk children and families. The commissioner and his […]
March 16, 2015

Master Distiller John R. Lunn joins Popcorn Sutton Distilling from George Dickel

Newport, Tenn. – March 16, 2015 – Popcorn Sutton Distilling today announced that John R. Lunn has assumed the position of Master Distiller with the company. The move comes as the company continues to expand its regional presence and distribution nationwide. Lunn most recently served […]
March 9, 2015

Area Credit Unions Join Together to Launch CU Insurance Services of Tennessee, LLC

For the second time in three months, Y-12 Federal Credit Union and ORNL Federal Credit Union have announced a new joint venture: a full-service insurance agency has been formed to serve the insurance needs of Tennesseans.  The effective date for the company’s launch is March […]
March 6, 2015

Sauter Timber accepts 2015 Wood Design Award for development of first industrial wood building in the U.S.

Rockwood, Tenn. – Sauter Timber, one of North America’s premier wood component and timber frame providers, recently accepted its 2015 WoodWorks™ Wood Design Award for Commercial Wood Design (Industrial) at the 2015 Southeast Wood Solutions Fair in Atlanta, Georgia. The award recognizes Sauter Timber’s quality […]
March 2, 2015

Personalization Matters

Personalization is a growing buzzword in consumer reporting. The topic is filling news feeds and inboxes with a number of articles about which company is taking it to the next level and how they are succeeding. From targeted social media engagement to personalized content, companies […]
February 16, 2015

Alvin Nance to join Lawler Wood Housing Partners, LLC

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – Feb. 16, 2015 – Officials with Lawler Wood Housing Partners, LLC, have announced that Alvin Nance will be joining the company as CEO of its Development and Property Management operating divisions, effective April 1, 2015. As part of the transition, Phil Lawson, […]
February 12, 2015

3 Minute Magic to Open Revolutionary Car Wash on the Airport Motor Mile This Saturday

Company Giving Away FREE Car Washes from February 14-20  Locally owned and operated, 3 Minute Magic Car Wash recently announced that it will open its revolutionary, double tunnel, car wash super center on the Airport Motor Mile in Alcoa, Tenn. this Saturday, and everyone that […]
February 3, 2015

Unique competition to honor Dolly Parton’s songwriting career

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition now accepting entries Sevierville, Tenn. – To honor the incredible songwriting of Dolly Parton, her hometown will once again host the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, now in its 11th year. This year’s competition will be sponsored by Sound Biscuit Productions and […]
February 2, 2015

Free Community Shred Day sponsored by ORNL FCU scheduled for February 7th in Knoxville and Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – ORNL Federal Credit Union (ORNL FCU) will team up once again with Cintas Document Management Company for a Community Shred Day on Saturday, February 7th from 9:00 a.m. until Noon at both the Millertown Pike and Oak Ridge Main branches of […]
January 27, 2015

Random Acts of Flowers opens Chicago branch

  Non-profit brings hope and smiles to Windy City and surrounding communities Chicago, Ill. – Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) hosted a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the Prentice Women’s Hospital on the campus of Northwestern Memorial Hospital to announce the launch of its […]
January 22, 2015

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede to unveil new look in 2015

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The 28th season of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede promises to be the most exciting and unique yet, as all-new sights and sounds will create an atmosphere unlike any other. “I want to dazzle our guests in 2015 with a completely new […]
January 22, 2015

New initiative launches to support growing demand for alternative fuel vehicles

Knoxville, Tenn. – Although gas prices have recently dropped, interest in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) remains high, with plug-in electric car sales for 2014 climbing more than 22 percent from a year earlier. Recently, President Obama reminded the American public that gas prices will go […]
January 14, 2015

ORNL Federal Credit Union invests big in United Way of Anderson County

It was announced today that ORNL Federal Credit Union raised $64,861 during the United Way of Anderson County’s recent annual giving campaign, bringing the total for the last two years to over $131,000 in contributions. “At ORNL Federal Credit Union, we are committed to making […]
January 7, 2015

WAITING: The Lost Art

I don’t remember the movie I was watching the other day, but there was a memorable line that struck me, both on a personal and professional level. During one of the more docile scenes, the main character, whom I tragically can’t recall, calmly and confidently […]