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    Cathy Ackermann: Brainstorming Starts With Critical Thinking

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 typically possess. For the full […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Ackermann PR|

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 the University of Tennessee […]

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

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 able to reach the magical […]

By |August 7th, 2015|Random Acts of Flowers|
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    Free Community Shred Day sponsored by ORNL FCU scheduled for August 8th in Alcoa and Oak Ridge

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 Federal Credit Union members, as […]

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    FSG Vice President receives commercial lending certification

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 Vanderbilt University in Nashville, […]

By |July 30th, 2015|FSG Bank|
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    Cathy Ackermann: Your marketing plan should reflect your brand culture

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 guidelines for companies on how […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Ackermann PR|