October 14, 2009

Cellular Sales founder and CEO Dane Scism talks about his company’s rapid growth

Knoxville, Tenn. — Dane Scism, the founder and CEO of Knoxville-based Cellular Sales, is featured on WBIR‘s “Newsmakers” segment this week.  Cellular Sales is the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless and, in spite of a tough economy, has been growing by leaps and bounds.  […]
October 9, 2009

Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is moving full speed ahead

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. — The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is taking shape quickly.  In recent weeks, the number of visitors to the attraction’s free Preview Trailer has steadily increased.  In anticipation of the Titanic Museum’s grand opening in early 2010, visitors are getting a sneak peek at […]
October 8, 2009

Former President George W. Bush is a big hit at Wilderness at the Smokies resort

  Sevierville, Tenn. –  Former President George W. Bush spoke last evening at Bridgemont, the Sevierville, Tenn. development that includes the Sevierville Events Center and Wilderness at the Smokies resort, during the Phil Waldrep Ministries “Celebrators” conference taking place at the resort this week. Bush […]
October 7, 2009

Former President George W. Bush at Wilderness at the Smokies resort today in Sevierville

Sevierville, Tenn. – Former President George W. Bush will speak this evening at Bridgemont, the Sevierville, Tenn. development that includes the Sevierville Events Center and Wilderness at the Smokies resort, during the Phil Waldrep Ministries “Celebrators” conference taking place at the resort this week.  Bush […]
October 6, 2009

New Web Site Hopes to Bring Peace to Neighborhood Barking Disputes

Knoxville, Tenn. – A bark from a dog can provide home security or serve  as a friendly hello and invitation to play. It can also be the first step to sleep deprivation, frequent visits from animal control officers, and silent long-term grudges between formerly cordial […]
October 6, 2009

Clayton Homes adds social media to public relations strategies

Knoxville, Tenn. – Clayton Homes is adding social media to the public relations duties handled by Ackermann PR, the manufacturer’s national Agency of Record. The firm will now include social media strategic development as part of public relations efforts on behalf of the company. Ackermann’s […]
October 1, 2009

Wilderness at the Smokies is expanding again with new attraction called “Runaway Canyon”

Sevierville, Tenn. –  Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, which has been open a little more than one year, is growing again.  This fall, a new attraction will open in the Wild WaterDome indoor waterpark at Wilderness at the Smokies, and insiders say the […]
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 […]