The Christman Company hires Scott Orsburn as project manager

Scott Orsburn has joined The Christman Company as project manager, overseeing planning and construction projects for the firm’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Scott’s experience aligns with the needs of our company and clients,” said Marty Gibbs, vice president and general manager for The Christman Company’s operations in Knoxville. “With his proven leadership, strategic planning, budget and schedule management skills, he … Read More

Young-Williams Animal Center receives $17,610 grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation to reduce homeless pet population in Knoxville

Young-Williams Animal Center recently was awarded a $17,610 grant from BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF) for spay and neuter procedures. The grant will go toward the shelter’s Spay/Neuter Solutions program, which works to address overcrowding in shelters and rescues by preventing unwanted litters of cats and dogs in Knoxville. “Due to COVID-19, veterinary clinics across the country have put critical spay/neuter … Read More

Tranzonic Companies hires Bryan Tilghman as purchasing agent

The Tranzonic Companies has hired Bryan Tilghman as purchasing agent at the national manufacturing firm’s West Knoxville facility. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies was founded nearly a century ago and manufactures and distributes wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning supplies, and safety products. “Bryan is an excellent addition to our team,” … Read More

U.S. Cellular names Stokes as director of sales over East Region and Mace as business area sales manager for Southeast Region

U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has named Chris Stokes as director of sales for the company’s business channel and Dallin Mace the business area sales manager for the Southeast Region. Stokes is responsible for overseeing the business and government sales teams in the Northeast and Southeast to help ensure customers are equipped with wireless solutions that can simplify and enhance their … Read More

KSO creates digital recording of ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ for 2020 graduating class

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) has created a digital performance of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” to share with East Tennessee school systems. The digital performance will be used by 34 schools in the East Tennessee area, for both digital and in-person ceremonies and features audio and video of the KSO musicians performing the celebratory classic. The video recording can … Read More

Johnson Architecture hires Michael Schmidt as intern architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Michael Schmidt as an intern architect. Previously, Schmidt served as a student intern for Johnson Architecture, starting in 2018. “In Michael’s time with us as an intern, we valued his attitude and aptitude,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Architecture. “As he moves into practice, we all look forward to … Read More

South College graduate shares front lines experience in New York during COVID-19

South College graduate Rachel West returned to campus to share her firsthand experience with the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, where she learned that teamwork and critical thinking are as important as classroom instruction. “The experience taught me that healthcare takes a team,” West said. “Physicians, residents, interns, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses all … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee donates $30,000 to nonprofits amid COVID-19

The Trust Company of Tennessee announced today that it is donating $30,000 to two East Tennessee nonprofits to provide additional support and counter the effects of COVID-19 on members of the local community. “We are hopeful that these donations will provide assistance to those who need it most right now,” said Sharon Pryse, CEO and founder of The Trust Company … Read More

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation elects board officers

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) elected 2020-21 officers for its Board of Commissioners at its annual meeting May 28. Bob Whetsel, retired City of Knoxville director of redevelopment, will serve as chair. He was appointed to the board in 2016 for a five-year term. Kimberly Henry, a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual, was elected vice chair. She was appointed to … Read More

KSO Concertmaster Series performance to air on East Tennessee PBS

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will broadcast a Merchant & Gould Concertmaster Series performance Friday, June 26, at 9 p.m. on East Tennessee PBS. The performance is available now digitally on the ETPBS streaming service. The concert features KSO Concertmaster William Shaub and Concertmaster Series collaborator and pianist Kevin Class. The program includes Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne” for violin and piano, Mozart’s … Read More