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    Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Scripps Networks Interactive Partner to Create Pioneering New Startup Accelerator

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Scripps Networks Interactive Partner to Create Pioneering New Startup Accelerator

In case you haven’t heard…!

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and Scripps Networks Interactive are teaming up to launch The Works, a startup accelerator for coders and lifestyle content developers. The program will bring national attention to Knoxville’s role as the hub of digital media and content creation in the South.

The Works […]

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    Rotary Club of Knoxville announces plans for 2nd Annual “Jockeys & Juleps” Derby Party Fundraiser

Rotary Club of Knoxville announces plans for 2nd Annual “Jockeys & Juleps” Derby Party Fundraiser

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Believe it or not, we’re nearly a month away from the 142nd running of America’s greatest race, The Kentucky Derby, which can only mean one thing… it’s time to start preparing for the Rotary Club of Knoxville’s annual Jockeys & Juleps Derby Party Fundraiser!

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Is it time to hire a chief experience officer?

What exactly is a chief experience officer (CXO)?

Cathy Ackermann shares the answer to this question and also how this C-suite position may impact a company or business, in her latest Knoxville News-Sentinel column from Sunday, March 27:

From Sunday’s Knoxville News Sentinel:

Looking for a true change agent within your organization to […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Ackermann PR|
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    Mountain Soul Vocal Competition set to honor Dolly Parton for 12th year

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition set to honor Dolly Parton for 12th year

Sevierville, Tenn. – Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend.

The event will feature contestants singing songs written by Dolly Parton in their own […]

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    Alliant Corporation President, Terry Douglas, named 2016 Tennessee Small Business Person of the Year

Alliant Corporation President, Terry Douglas, named 2016 Tennessee Small Business Person of the Year

Knoxville, Tenn. – On March 10, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced its annual list of small business stars, and Knoxville-based Alliant Corporation is led by one of them. Terry Douglas, Alliant President, was named the 2016 Tennessee Small Business Person of the Year. Terry will join other award […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Alliant|
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    Popcorn Sutton™ Releases Limited Edition Barrel Finished™ Spirit

Popcorn Sutton™ Releases Limited Edition Barrel Finished™ Spirit

NEWPORT, Tennessee. – Popcorn Sutton Distilling today announced the release of its first brown spirit – a limited edition, 92 proof, charred oak barrel finished liquid the company is aptly calling Popcorn Sutton Barrel Finished™.

As mountain lore goes, legendary bootlegger, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, would sometimes “barrel finish” some of […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Popcorn Sutton|