The best tech gifts for every budget

The Best Tech Gifts for Every Budget The latest tech gadgets always make for a great gift, even for the impossible-to-shop-for loved one.  However, due to inflation concerns, customers are adjusting their holiday spending and shopping habits, with many saying that while they may spend the same as last year, they will buy fewer gifts1. So how can budget conscious … Read More

Magical elves, festive flavors and holidays happenings come to Downtown Knoxville

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Downtown Knoxville with immersive experiences for residents and visitors of all ages, including the return of The Elf on the Shelf® Adventure, Peppermint Trail, ice skating, seasonal shopping and more – and it all starts Nov. 25. “It’s the most wonderful time of year in Downtown Knoxville,” said Michele Hummel, … 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

Downtown Knoxville hosts ‘Wicked Cool’ costume contest through Halloween

Show off your haunting Halloween style in Downtown Knoxville for a chance to win prizes as part of “Wicked Cool,” a collection of experiences bringing chills and thrills to the city center this month. Now through Oct. 31, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance is hosting a costume contest and rewarding the best-dressed participants with gift cards from local businesses. To enter, … Read More

KSO joins 30 orchestras selected to join League of American Orchestras’ new consortium

KSO concert in 2023-24 season to present new work by Sarah Gibson The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is one of 30 orchestras selected to take part in the League of American Orchestras’ Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Orchestral Commissions Program. The unprecedented national consortium ensures that new works by women composers, each commissioned by the League, will be infused in orchestra … Read More

‘Wicked Cool’ experiences coming to Downtown Knoxville through Oct. 31

Something is brewing in Downtown Knoxville this Halloween season with “Wicked Cool” photo opportunities, activities and specials returning to the city center for a frighteningly fun and family-friendly time. Through Oct. 31, Market Square, Gay Street, the Old City and other downtown areas will transform into a “Wicked Cool” world of startling spiders, floating ghosts, hidden black cats and eerie … Read More

YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley names Dr. Martha Buchanan as interim CEO

YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley has named Dr. Martha Buchanan as interim CEO of the organization while it participates in a local and nationwide search for a permanent chief executive officer. The announcement comes after the board of directors accepted the resignation of CEO Rachel Haverkamp, who is stepping back to spend more time with her family. “We are … Read More

The Christman Company forms ‘Hands on Education’ to welcome children to new school

Construction management and real estate development firm The Christman Company held a “Hands on Education” event that provided children from three local schools the chance to form an early connection to the soon-to-be constructed new elementary school in Hardin Valley. The Christman Company, which is building the new Northwest Sector Elementary School on Coward Mill Road, transported two steel beams … Read More