U.S. Cellular provides free phone calls, internet access to those in need at Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving, U.S. Cellular associates spent the holiday supporting the community by providing free phone calls and internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) in downtown Knoxville. “Connecting with friends and family during the holidays is a special gift, but not everyone in our community has the opportunity to do so,” said … Read More

‘Black Fur-day’ is back with adoption special at Young-Williams Animal Center

Find a furry companion and be thankful during the ‘Black Fur-day’ special at Young-Williams Animal Center on Nov. 29-Dec. 1. All pets will be available for a donation of your choice, excluding puppies. The three-day special starts on Black Friday, the traditional post-Thanksgiving shopping day, and continues all weekend at both shelter locations at 3201 Division St., and 6400 Kingston … Read More

Summit Extensivist Clinic opens to provide lower-cost acute intervention outside of hospitals

Summit Medical Group has opened the Summit Extensivist Clinic to serve Knoxville-area patients through an efficient, lower-cost model for acute illness or chronic disease exacerbations. Summit patients who visit a primary care physician or Summit Express Clinic may be referred to the Summit Extensivist Clinic in Powell for treatment and monitoring as an alternative to being admitted to the hospital. … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces family-friendly parental leave for all team members

Pilot Flying J, the 14th largest private company in America* with more than 28,000 team members, is adding paid, gender-neutral parental leave to its benefit package. Effective Sept. 1, the benefit provides 100% paid parental leave for six weeks to all team members, both full- and part-time, who have at least one year of service and have worked at least … Read More

United Way executive with stellar success record to lead United Way of Greater Knoxville

Matthew Ryerson, an experienced United Way executive who raised a record funding amount, increased the donor base and met pressing community needs in his current Southeast Tennessee position, has been named president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Knoxville. Ryerson currently is president and CEO of United Way of the Ocoee Region covering Bradley and Polk counties. Ryerson, … Read More

Fuel up for United Way during Pilot Pumpers Oct. 14-16

Local celebrities to greet Pilot customers during three-day event For three days, all it takes to help the Knoxville community is to fill up your gas tank, enjoy a coffee or grab a snack. Visit any Knox County Pilot Convenience Store during Pilot Celebrity Pumpers from Oct. 14-16, and Pilot will donate a portion of the proceeds to the United … Read More

Summit Express Clinics expand hours to 8 a.m-8 p.m. daily to serve urgent care needs of Knoxville area

Summit Express Clinics now are open every day from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. to serve the urgent care and walk-in medical needs of the Knoxville area. Operated by Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization, Summit Express Clinics provide timely health services and treat acute illnesses and injuries for patients age 2 and older at four locations: Farragut, Bearden, … Read More

Pilot Flying J invites guests to celebrate Coffee Day with free coffee

Celebrate National Coffee Day on Sept. 29 with a free cup of the “best coffee on the interstate” from Pilot Flying J. Guests who download or open the Pilot Flying J app on Sept. 29 will find an exclusive offer to redeem one free hot or iced coffee. First-time users receive an additional free drink of their choice when downloading … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces $10,000 grand prize winner of 2019 Road Warrior contest

Pilot Flying J announced the winners of its sixth annual Road Warrior contest on Sept. 9, hosting a surprise celebration for the $10,000 grand prize winner as part of the company’s kick off to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Based on more than 13,000 combined online votes, Timothy Chelette of Murfreesboro, Tenn. is the 2019 Road Warrior grand prize winner. … Read More