How local businesses can prepare for 2020 holiday shopping season in light of COVID-19

Tips for retailers to prosper on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way Americans shop and will have a continued impact on the 2020 holiday shopping season for businesses in Knoxville. Last year, a record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped online and in-store from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the National … Read More

Warming up for the 2020 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon virtual race events

The Knoxville community is warming up for the first-ever virtual format of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon from Nov. 7-15. Prioritizing community health and safety, the 16th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events moved to a virtual format to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19 and allow runners to safely participate while achieving their personal goals in 2020. The virtual … Read More

New alliance encourages community to wear masks, get flu shot

‘Knoxville Recovers’ to help lead resurgence, recovery from COVID-19 Always wear a face mask indoors in public places and be sure to get your flu shot this year. It’s more important than ever. Those are the messages delivered by a wide-ranging alliance of local leaders who came together after a call by the News Sentinel for prominent and respected people … Read More

Honor and celebrate veterans with
Pilot Company’s round-up for Wreaths Across America and free breakfast for Veterans Day

In recognition and appreciation of all who served, Pilot Company announced today an in-store round-up fundraiser benefiting Wreaths Across America through the end of the year. The funds raised will support Wreaths Across America’s goal to place more than 2.2 million wreaths in all 50 states to remember and honor fallen soldiers during the holidays. In celebration of Veterans Day, … Read More

UScellular donates iPads and funds new ‘maker space’ for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley’s Walter P. Taylor Club

UScellular has donated eight iPads to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley for local community sites and has funded a new “maker space” for the Walter P. Taylor Club to help staff support their members. The maker space will allow elementary and middle school-aged students to enjoy science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and activities, including … Read More

Watauga Orthopaedics seeks approval to build ambulatory surgery center

Watauga Orthopaedics is seeking approval from the State of Tennessee to build a new Orthopaedic Surgery Center aimed at improving quality and access, while lowering costs for patients. The proposed Watauga Orthopaedics Surgery Center will be the only one of its kind in the region. “We have served the region for 70 years, and we are committed to continuing that … Read More

South College Nashville launches master’s-level nursing program

South College is launching its Master of Science in Nursing program with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) at its Nashville campus. Enrollment is open for qualified students to join the January 2021 class. The program is delivered in a hybrid format with both online and on-ground instruction and can be completed in as few as 18 months for … Read More

Pilot Pumpers event raises $94,697 for United Way of Greater Knoxville

Pilot donated $94,697 to the United Way of Greater Knoxville thanks to the support of community members who purchased gas and other items at Knox County Pilot Convenience Stores during the “Pilot Pumpers” fundraiser Oct. 5-7. During the 28th annual Pilot Pumpers three-day event, Pilot donated five cents of every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents of every dollar … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee adds Linck as senior vice president, relationship manager

The Trust Company of Tennessee has hired Sheryl Linck as a senior vice president and relationship manager in the firm’s Knoxville office. Based in Knoxville, The Trust Company of Tennessee is a state-chartered bank with more than $3.5 billion under management. The company helps individuals, families, business owners and charities make better decisions with money through wealth management, corporate retirement … Read More

Cherokee Distributing Company announces renewed partnership with the Vol Network

Sponsorship with exclusive producer and marketer of Tennessee athletics programming will promote the Coors Light, Dos Equis, Truly Hard Seltzer and Twisted Tea brands Cherokee Distributing Company, a leading beer wholesaler in the state, and the Vol Network, the exclusive producer and marketer of the University of Tennessee athletics program, have worked to serve Tennessee for more than 50 years … Read More