Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville signs NIL deal with Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker

Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville has announced a new name, image and likeness (NIL) deal with Tennessee football quarterback, Heisman-hopeful and fan favorite Hendon Hooker. “Performance meets performance!” the dealership posted on Instagram, alongside an image of Hooker in a sleek loaned Mercedes GLE 53 SUV, part of the luxury SUV class. Hooker also posted on his Instagram: “Grateful to announce my … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League establishes $250,000 scholarship in honor of retiring leader

Phyllis Young Nichols Scholarship to assist area students with access to higher education The legacy of the Knoxville Area Urban League’s longtime leader, Phyllis Y. Nichols, will continue with a $250,000 scholarship endowment for youth that was announced Oct. 27 at the nonprofit’s annual Equal Opportunity Awards Gala. Created by the organization’s board members, business leaders and community supporters, the … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League selects Charles F. Lomax Jr. as its new leader

The Knoxville Area Urban League has selected Charles F. Lomax Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer to succeed the retiring Phyllis Y. Nichols, who led the organization for two decades. Lomax, the City of Knoxville’s director of community empowerment, will assume the leadership position on Dec. 12, 2022. Lomax emerged from a pool of candidates considered during … Read More

LDA Engineering celebrates 40 years with $500,000 commitment to STEM education

Employee-owned firm also announces $120,000 in engineering scholarships In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Knoxville-based LDA Engineering has made a $500,000 renewed commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and also has dedicated $120,000 in college scholarship funds. The company has invested in STEM and additional engineering education and outreach in all of its markets, and in 2015 … Read More

Hillcrest Healthcare’s Ellen Lamkey earns statewide honor as director of nursing of the year

Ellen Lamkey of Hillcrest Healthcare has been named director of nursing of the year by the Tennessee Directors of Nursing Association (TDONA), an affiliate organization of Tennessee Health Care Association (THCA). Lamkey serves as director of nursing at the Island Home community, one of three skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities operated by Hillcrest Healthcare. Hillcrest Healthcare is the … Read More

UScellular Donates $30,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

Grant Focuses on Providing Access to STEM Learning and Experiences UScellular has announced a $30,000 investment in Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to provide educational opportunities and experiences to local youth. The company has invested in Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to support K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and academic enrichment programs. … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center takes in 20 beagles from Virginia mass-breeding facility

Young-Williams Animal Center has accepted 20 dogs removed from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia that received multiple animal welfare violations under federal regulations and is now closed. As part of its largest operation ever, the Humane Society of the United States and shelter partners transported the animals to East Tennessee. The beagles arrived Tuesday, underwent health evaluations and are being … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League supports students with 20th annual ‘Shoes for School’

An estimated 6,000 people attended the Knoxville’s Area Urban League’s 20th annual “Shoes for School” event, which provided local children with new shoes and school supplies and connected families with valuable community resources. The back-to-school bash was presented by sponsors Covenant Health, Pilot Company and TVA. Knox County students stocked up on items at Caswell Park before returning to school … Read More

Furrow Automotive Group’s Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville donates $20K to help homeless pets

Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville has donated $20,000 to Young-Williams Animal Center and Humane Society, Tennessee Valley to support both organizations’ work to end pet homelessness and promote animal welfare. Called “Benzie’s Friends,” the donation campaign set aside a portion of Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville’s recent sales for the shelters. Continuing Sam Furrow and Ann Baker Furrow’s passion for community philanthropy, the dealership … Read More