The Trust Company of Tennessee again earns national retirement plan recognition

The Trust Company of Tennessee again has earned national recognition for its retirement plan services by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA). The list of the Top Defined Contribution (DC) Advisor Multi-Office Firms includes 31 U.S. companies that have more than one office and exceed $1 billion in defined contribution assets under advisement as of Dec. 31, 2020. Defined … Read More

UScellular shows appreciation with doughnuts for teachers

UScellular dropped off treats and letters to schools neighboring its new West Knoxville locations UScellular dropped off hundreds of doughnuts and thank you notes to teachers and staff at eight West Knoxville schools this week to show appreciation for their hard work in the community. The wireless carrier recently expanded its presence in West Knoxville with the opening of three … Read More

KCDC earns $500,000 grant to support Austin Homes redevelopment

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) recently awarded Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) a $500,000 grant to help build 180 housing units in the redevelopment of Austin Homes. The grant is made possible through THDA’s Tennessee Housing Trust Fund. In the competitive process, THDA received 22 grant applications from Tennessee agencies and housing authorities and awarded eight. “Our redevelopment team … Read More

Tranzonic Companies selects Pablo Ortiz as Knoxville employee of the year

Pablo Ortiz has been selected by The Tranzonic Companies as its 2020 Knoxville employee of the year. Ortiz joined the company in 2000 and currently serves as a facility technician. He was nominated and recognized by the company and his peers for his dedication to doing great work and a self-starting approach. A ceremony celebrating Ortiz was held March 17. … Read More

Business Bosses Support Cookie Bosses program connects local professionals with Girl Scout troops

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians’ Business Bosses Supporting Cookie Bosses program is underway now to provide professionals an easy way to support the community’s youngest entrepreneurs. Through the program, Girl Scout cookies can be purchased or donated in bulk, and local businesses can sign up to host a cookie booth, including a drive-through option. “Being a Cookie Boss … Read More

South College Atlanta pursues Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant program

South College is pursuing an Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at its Atlanta campus with a goal of starting the first cohort January 2022. The formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage will be submitted to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) on June 1. Interested students may apply now to South College … Read More

UScellular offers tips to maximize the mobile gaming experience

More people are playing online games now than ever before and are using mobile phones as their primary device for doing so.1 It allows anyone from casual, single-player gamers to those who compete regularly as a squad to play anytime from anywhere. These advantages contributed to mobile gaming seeing a 12% surge of gamers in 2020.2 “Smartphones are always within … Read More

GEM Community Development Group enlists Knoxville Area Urban League to ensure diverse participation in all phases of private development surrounding stadium project

Pledging that minority firms and individuals will be integral to all aspects of the private development that will surround the publicly owned multi-use facility being proposed on the eastern edge of downtown Knoxville, GEM Community Development Group has announced that it plans to enter into a partnership with the Knoxville Area Urban League. “The Urban League has a long history … Read More

Gastrointestinal Associates launches 50th anniversary fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society

Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA), one of the Southeast’s leading GI practices, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in March. In honor of this major milestone that coincides with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, GIA is launching a fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society. “For 50 years, Gastrointestinal Associates has pursued the goals of our founders to bring compassionate, modern gastrointestinal care to … Read More

BlueCross, East Tennessee State University Launching BlueSky Tennessee Institute

Innovative partnership allows students to earn bachelor’s degree and technology job placement in two years BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has partnered with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) to create BlueSky Tennessee Institute. This groundbreaking collaboration will provide Tennessee students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in computing and a job offer at BlueCross – all in just two years. … Read More