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December 15, 2020

Year End Compilation

November 11, 2020

President and CEO of Bush Brothers & Company, Al Williams

October 29, 2020

SPECIAL EDITION: News Anchor at WBIR Channel 10, Robin Wilhoit

October 28, 2020

Ackermann Marketing & PR named one of the nation’s top PR agencies by Forbes

Knoxville, Tenn. – Ackermann Marketing & PR has been named to the inaugural America’s Best PR Agencies 2021 list by Forbes magazine. The Knoxville-based agency has been serving businesses and organizations from around the world for the past 38 years, providing innovative, strategic marketing and […]
October 14, 2020

President of Tennessee Tech University, Dr. Philip Oldham

September 25, 2020

Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Bob Rolfe

September 14, 2020

Crisis Communications Planning

Is it too late? The short answer is “no.” You don’t need an actual crisis as the impetus to create or update how you communicate during one (granted, the pandemic has been a big, surprising one!). Every organization at every stage of its development should […]
September 2, 2020

Executive Director of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission, Bob Raines

August 27, 2020

“Virtual visitation” videos bring hope to prisons as pandemic drags on

Ministers, musicians, celebrities lift spirits of inmates and staff in facilities across the country August 25, 2020 – Prisoners and corrections staff across 47 states are watching episodes of Visitation 2.0, a digital video series produced and distributed during the Coronavirus pandemic which seeks to […]
August 10, 2020

Relax, Recharge, Reconnect: Treehouse Grove offers guests a treetop escape

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – June 19, 2020 – Now more than ever, we could all use an escape. As the days get longer and summer rolls in, Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek is the perfect mountain getaway to reconnect and explore the outdoors. Treehouse Grove is a […]
August 10, 2020

Former Chief Justice Gary Wade joins London Amburn

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – July 15, 2020 – Knoxville-based healthcare law firm London Amburn has announced that Gary Wade, former Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court and Dean of the Duncan School of Law at Lincoln Memorial University, has joined the firm as a shareholder. Judge […]
August 10, 2020

Local partnership acquires Central Filling Station

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – July 15, 2020 – Knoxville’s first full-service food truck park has changed ownership but will continue to operate at its current location in the Happy Holler Historic District area of North Knoxville. Local real estate group SMJT, among other local partners, announced the […]
August 10, 2020

New digital series to encourage prisoners during pandemic

Common, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans Headline “Visitation 2.0” premiering May 18 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – May 5, 2020 – 4th Purpose Foundation is excited to announce the launch of Visitation 2.0, a new digital series premiering May 18, and delivering a message of faith, hope and […]
July 24, 2020

Dr. Brian Wiseman Named Vice President of UT Medical Center’s Brain & Spine Institute

Wiseman Replaces Retired Medical Center Leader Dr. J Russell Langdon KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – July 24, 2020 – The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) has named Dr. Brian Wiseman Vice President of the Brain & Spine Institute, one of the medical center’s seven Centers of Excellence. […]
July 23, 2020

The University of Tennessee Medical Center Receives Blue Distinction® Center+ Recognition for Five Specialty Service Lines

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – July 23, 2020 – The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has designated The University of Tennessee Medical Center as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for five specialty service lines – Cardiac Care, Bariatrics, Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Maternity Care. The Blue […]
July 22, 2020

Founder, Owner of Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing Company, Joe Baker

July 20, 2020

COVID Lesson: Spending Energy Where You Can Have the Most Impact

One of the most disruptive results of a pandemic like the one we are currently trying to navigate our way through is the lack of recent precedent relative to how we should behave in these uncharted times. Short-term, businesses are trying to keep their heads […]
July 1, 2020

General Manager of the Knoxville Ice Bears, Mike Murray

June 15, 2020

SmartBank opens new Alcoa location

Mary Martin named Branch Sales Manager KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – June 15, 2020 – SmartBank has opened its newest branch in Alcoa, Tenn., located at 109 Associates Blvd in Springbrook Corporate Center. “Adding this location in Alcoa allows us to widen our footprint in Blount County and […]
June 15, 2020

Authentic Messaging Has Never Been More Important

As our world continues to be in a state of turmoil and unprecedented challenges, there has never been a more critical time for leaders of organizations – be they corporations, non-profits, government entities or neighborhood groups – to step forward with clear, concise and authentic […]
April 28, 2020

Telehealth: Developing, Practicing & Communicating During COVID-19 & Beyond

April 22, 2020

SmartBank secures $240 million in loans for small businesses

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – April 22, 2020 – SmartBank has been working diligently over the past two weeks on behalf of local small businesses in their fight to survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the bank has processed approximately 1,700 loan applications and […]
April 3, 2020

How to Engage Patients in Teledentistry

Dentists have been advised to close their offices to all but emergency care during the global COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean emergency visits are the only ones that can take place. Teledentistry is one of the best ways to maintain your patient care continuum […]
April 3, 2020

How to Engage Patients in Telehealth

As you are keenly aware, interruptions to the healthcare delivery system caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the growth and expansion of telehealth. Under a special COVID-19 waiver, Medicare will now reimburse for telehealth services regardless of where the beneficiary is located. […]
March 27, 2020

10 Admissions Strategies that Colleges and Universities Need to Adopt in the Face of the Coronavirus

College campuses are eerily quiet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic—and the fear is that quiet could usher in an even quieter campus come fall. With the traditional sea of spring visits to colleges and universities across America canceled, the challenges of higher-ed recruiting […]
March 2, 2020

SmartFinancial, Inc. completes acquisition of Progressive Financial Group, Inc.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – March 2, 2020 – SmartFinancial, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee (“SmartFinancial”) (Nasdaq: SMBK), parent company of SmartBank, today announced the completion of its previously-announced acquisition of Progressive Financial Group, Inc. (“Progressive”), and Progressive’s wholly owned bank subsidiary, Progressive Savings Bank. Effective March 1, 2020, Progressive […]
February 20, 2020

Local Olympian opens Knoxville’s only year-round, indoor swim school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Feb. 20, 2020 – SafeSplash Swim School will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. The Knoxville swim school is owned by Olympian and Knoxville native, Davis Tarwater. Tarwater won a gold medal for the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer […]
November 16, 2019

Former Inmate Turned CEO and Philanthropist Launches Foundation Focused on Prison Reform

Josh Smith forms 4th Purpose Foundation, dedicates $8 Million to help make prison a place of transformation KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 16, 2019 – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Josh Smith announces the launch of 4th Purpose Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping make prison a place of […]
September 6, 2019

Master Service Companies Announces Sale To Contractor Nation

Media Contact: Tommy Smith 865-567-6211 tsmith@thinkackermann.com MASTER SERVICE COMPANIES ANNOUNCES SALE TO CONTRACTOR NATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 27, 2019 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – August 27, 2019 – Master Service Companies owner Josh Smith on Tuesday announced that he has sold his interest in the region’s […]