UScellular turns on 5G network for Knoxville customers

East Tennessee joins other cities across nation with access to the new 5G network UScellular customers across East Tennessee are now able to access the company’s 5G network. The initial deployment covers much of Knoxville, including downtown and densely populated areas in Farragut and North Knoxville. Other areas of East Tennessee with access to 5G include portions of Blount, Sevier … Read More

UScellular names Tom Catani as Area Vice President/General Manager for its Mid-Atlantic Region

UScellular announces it has named Tom Catani as Area Vice President/General Manager (AVP/GM) for its Mid-Atlantic Region. This is a new role for the company to lead both corporate-owned and agent retail locations in Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Catani joined UScellular in 1997 and has held multiple positions in sales and customer service, and most recently … Read More

Local entrepreneurs earn $10,500 in Knoxville Area Urban League business pitch contest

Five winners of the Knoxville Area Urban League’s business pitch contest have received checks totaling $10,500 for enterprises ranging from health care to art classes. Mark Isom, the founder and president of Premiere Building Maintenance Corporation, presented the entrepreneurs with checks during Impact Week, a virtual fundraiser held in late 2020 for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s community initiatives, including … Read More

UScellular shares online tips for “Dating Sunday”

What is “Dating Sunday?” The first Sunday of the year, known as “Dating Sunday,” has become the busiest day of the year for online dating. According to a research study by Stanford University, connecting online has become the most popular way couples meet. Due to the pandemic and more frequent use of smartphones, potential couples may find it easier to … Read More

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, American Federation of Musicians reach union agreement

Symphony performances expected to resume in February 2021 The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 546 have reached an agreement that will bring the musicians of the KSO back to the stage from a furlough that began last August because of the pandemic. The agreement covers the remainder of the 2020-21 season with the … Read More

UScellular offers tips to observing the rare “Double Planet” event on December 21

Jupiter, Saturn alignment to form the most visible ‘great conjunction’ in nearly 800 years Throughout history, every 20 years, people have witnessed a celestial event known as the ‘great conjunction.’ This spectacle, which creates the appearance of a double planet, occurs when the orbits of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn align in a way that make the latter two planets look … Read More

UScellular provides over $2,500 in sponsorships to programs supporting East Tennessee youth

UScellular’s Community Connections program has provided more than $2,500 to youth organizations in East Tennessee in 2020 to help cover expenses for groups who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Community Connections program provides financial support to various organizations each year, including Little League Baseball teams, marching bands, cheer squads and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). So far in … Read More

UScellular champions the next generation of heroes as The Future of Good

Wireless carrier pledges $30K, Invests in three young heroes helping to create positive change in their communities On Giving Tuesday, for the sixth consecutive year, UScellular kicks off The Future of Good program highlighting young people who are helping create positive change in their local communities. Through The Future of Good, UScellular champions many causes, including the fight against hunger … Read More

Deck the halls with tech this holiday season

UScellular is recommending helpful tech accessories to add to your shopping list This holiday season, typical celebrations and traditions like  large family gatherings, community events and even holiday shopping may look a little different. In fact, experts are encouraging consumers to create new traditions to shop safe and shop early due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the National Retail … Read More

Smoky Mountain luxury resort joins elite hospitality group Relais & Châteaux

The Swag, a luxury all-inclusive resort nestled amid the Smoky Mountains in Waynesville, North Carolina, is joining Relais & Châteaux, a directory of elite, independently owned hotels and restaurants around the world, including notable destinations like Blackberry Farm, Old Edwards Inn and Spa, and Planters Inn. “Relais & Châteaux represents the best in hospitality,” said Annie Colquitt, a native Knoxvillian … Read More