KSO announces renewal of music director Aram Demirjian’s contract through 2022

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) has announced the extension of Aram Demirjian’s contract as music director for three years beyond the current three year contract that began in 2016. This extension takes Maestro Demirjian through the 2021-2022 season. “The energy Demirjian brought to Knoxville is evident,” said Board President Russ Watkins. “The past two seasons have been filled to the … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces Kevin Wills as Chief Financial Officer

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, announced today that Kevin Wills will join the company as chief financial officer in February 2019. “With 30-plus years in retail, professional services and utilities, Kevin has the right expertise to contribute immediately to the company’s success in a significant way,” said Ken Parent, president of Pilot Flying … Read More

Johnson Architecture project Marble Hall earns East Tennessee Preservation Award

Johnson Architecture earned an East Tennessee Preservation Award for the firm’s adaptive reuse of Marble Hall at Lakeshore Park. Knox Heritage presented the award Nov. 1 at a ceremony in downtown Knoxville. The Lakeshore Park board and landscape architect Ross Fowler hired Johnson Architecture to reimagine the historic structure. “Designing the restoration updates for Marble Hall was such an honor,” … Read More

Apps and Connected Devices Can Help New Parents Breathe Easier

November is National Child Safety & Prevention Month and new parents can use all the help they can get keeping their baby safe and healthy. Why won’t he sleep? Am I ever going to sleep again? What time is it? When did he last eat? If mom and dad can remember where they set their smartphones, help is just a tap or two … Read More

South College to assist students from closed Knoxville school to complete fall semester

South College plans to assist Fountainhead College of Technology students complete their fall semester courses following the school’s unexpected closure in Knoxville last week. The completion of these courses would allow some students to complete their degree programs by the end of the year. Knoxville-based South College administrators met with officials from Fountainhead College of Technology to facilitate a way … Read More

KSO to feature work of female composers at November Masterworks

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series will feature the music of female composers Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann, along with classic compositions by Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms for the “Schumann’s Circle of Friends” performances in November. Guest conductor Eric Jacobsen will lead the Orchestra on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. … Read More

Registration open for Tennessee Veterans Business Association 2019 expo and job fair

Keynote dinner features Lt. Col. Oliver North, Lee Greenwood The Tennessee Veterans Business Association’s Business Expo and Veteran Job Fair will return to Knoxville in January 2019, and booth space is available now for purchase. The expo and job fair, part of a two-day event by the Tennessee Veterans Business Association (TVBA), will be held Jan. 28-29, 2019, at the … Read More

Tranzonic Companies hires Linda Miller as vice president of human resources

The Tranzonic Companies has hired Linda Miller as vice president of human resources for its locations across the country, including the national firm’s facility in West Knoxville. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies has been in business for more than 90 years and manufactures and distributes wiping cloths, personal hygiene products, textiles, washroom supplies and accessories, wiping and cleaning … Read More

KCDC awarded $11 million in tax credits for Five Points Phase 4 revitalization

Tax credits facilitate implementation of final phase of Five Points Master Plan The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) recently announced that Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) has been awarded $1.1 million in annual tax credits over a 10-year period, a total of $11 million, for Five Points Phase 4, the continued development of affordable housing in the East Knoxville community. … Read More

Pilot Flying J announces $2 million in charitable donations to celebrate 60 years of fueling life’s journeys

Pilot Flying J is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month by announcing donations totaling $2 million in honor of its history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys into the future. The company’s giving is focused on fueling those who serve by supporting military heroes and their families, and helping communities across the country by investing in programs … Read More