Priority Ambulance, LLC ranks No. 521 on the 2018 Inc. 5000

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Priority Ambulance is No. 521 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, … Read More

More than 1,200 children get new shoes, attendance skyrockets to 6,400 at Knoxville Area Urban League’s annual ‘Shoes for School’

A total of 1,270 children happily walked away with new tennis shoes, and a record 6,400 people attended the 16th annual “Shoes for School” event Saturday, Aug. 4, presented by the Knoxville Area Urban League and sponsored by Covenant Health. The first day of school for Knox County students is Wednesday, Aug. 8. The “Shoes for School” event at Caswell … Read More

Bijou Theatre pays off mortgage loan, anticipates future

The Bijou Theatre, Knoxville’s oldest and most infamous entertainment venue, paid off its longstanding mortgage note, at last closing the book on the theater’s in-the-red status. “It’s been a long road to ‘Save the Bijou,’” said Courtney Bergmeier, director of development for the Bijou Theatre, referring to the 1970s campaign that kept the Bijou Theatre and Lamar House from being … Read More

Covenant Health to sponsor Knoxville Area Urban League’s annual ‘Shoes for School’

Covenant Health has become the largest sponsor for the Knoxville Area Urban League’s 16th Annual “Shoes for School” program on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. An impactful program hosted by the Knoxville Area Urban League, “Shoes for School” provides free new shoes and school supplies to more than 1,200 students. Children and their families, area businesses, nonprofits, church groups and other … Read More

U.S. Cellular keeps kids sharp over the summer with ‘Ask an Engineer’ session at Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley

This week, U.S. Cellular visited the Regal Entertainment Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to help increase understanding of and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. U.S. Cellular engineers conducted an “Ask an Engineer” session to engage with youth and show real-world applications of STEM specifically through engineering careers. The “Ask … Read More

The Swag earns national recognition by Travel & Leisure

The Swag, a luxury retreat nestled in the Smoky Mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina, has been named to the Top 15 U.S. Resort Hotels list by Travel & Leisure. The Swag also landed in the top three on the list of Top 10 Resort Hotels in the South. Every year, the rankings are determined by Travel & Leisure readers … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League seeks public input at ‘Recode Knoxville’ meetings

The public is invited to provide input for “Recode Knoxville,” a zoning project that that will impact the changes allowed on urban property in the City of Knoxville over the next 50 years. Community residents, property owners and neighborhood organizations are encouraged to join the Knoxville Area Urban League at the zoning enhancement meetings to learn more about “Recode Knoxville” … Read More

Practice fireworks safety, know the law on Independence Day

Sparklers, firecrackers and Roman candles are a traditional part of Fourth of July and Independence Day celebrations and gatherings. But fireworks also are dangerous explosives that cause millions of dollars in property damage and nearly 10,000 emergency room visits nationally each year. Fireworks also are illegal in many counties, including Knox and Blount. “Every year, we see an increase in … Read More

Express yourself on National Selfie Day, June 21

Want to capture the perfect selfie but feel a bit self-conscious? Don’t worry; National Selfie Day on June 21 is best celebrated by taking lots and lots of selfies. It’s a national holiday, so permission granted to snap away. In fact, according to a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 66 percent of wireless users keep themselves entertained by taking photos and … Read More

Knoxville Symphony to perform at the Kennedy Center in 2020

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is one of just four orchestras selected to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., during “SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras” from March 23-29, 2020. The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts announced last week the four orchestras selected to participate in the festival taking place at the Kennedy … Read More