ChoiceSpine acquires Exactech’s spine assets

KNOXVILLE, TENN. – ChoiceSpine, a privately held spinal fusion device manufacturer based in Knoxville, Tenn., announced today it has acquired the spinal assets of Exactech (Nasdaq:EXAC). Exactech is a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for extremities, hip, knee and spine, with corporate headquarters in Gainesville, […]

By |February 1st, 2017|ChoiceSpine|

Business Leaders Optimistic about 2017

Knoxville, Tenn. – While the vast majority of East Tennessee businesses are optimistic about 2017, they also believe they face significant challenges, including rising healthcare costs and the ability to recruit and retain skilled employees, according to a recent survey conducted by Ackermann PR.

Seventy-three percent of the nearly 300 business leaders who […]

By |January 30th, 2017|Ackermann PR|

Social media is powerful

Virtually every business these days can benefit from understanding how to reach out to and engage customers and key influencers via social media platforms. Cathy’s most recent Knoxville News Sentinel column gives insight on how social media could help B2B organizations get more business.

The use of social media marketing […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Ackermann PR|
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    Morris Joins Senior Financial Group as In-House Insurance Advisor

Morris Joins Senior Financial Group as In-House Insurance Advisor

Knoxville, Tenn. – Senior Financial Group has hired Katherine Morris as an in-house insurance advisor. An experienced insurance professional, Morris is licensed with several top-rated insurance companies and will play a key role in the continued growth of the company into the future.

“With her vast knowledge of the insurance […]

By |December 16th, 2016|Senior Financial Group|

Gatlinburg Relief Fund in place at SmartBank

Gatlinburg, Tenn. – In the wake of this week’s tragic wildfires in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation has established the Gatlinburg Relief Fund which will directly benefit the families impacted by the wildfires.

The relief fund is being managed by SmartBank, an East […]

By |December 1st, 2016|SmartBank|
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    UT College of Communication and Information Honors Ackermann with Hileman Award

UT College of Communication and Information Honors Ackermann with Hileman Award

Cathy Ackermann, president and CEO of Ackermann PR, will receive the 2016 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Communication and Information.

The award will be presented at the college’s awards and campaign kickoff banquet on Friday, Nov. 11.

Ackermann founded her PR firm in […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Ackermann PR|