Knoxville Area Urban League announces retirement of longtime CEO Phyllis Y. Nichols

National search underway to identify organization’s next leader The Knoxville Area Urban League today announced the retirement of Phyllis Y. Nichols, the organization’s longtime president and CEO and a highly regarded leader of one of the country’s best-known civil rights organizations. Nichols will conclude her nearly 30-year career with the Knoxville Area Urban League in September and is the longest-serving … Read More

South College recognized as a Military Spouse Friendly® School

South College has earned the 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® School designation for the institution’s efforts to support education for spouses of service members.  “Since 2016, we’ve been recognized for our support of members of the military, and this new recognition of spouse support is quite an honor,” South College Chancellor Steve South said. “We will continue our commitment to offering … Read More

Internet safety month reminds parents to help keep children safe online

Daily life and how kids interact online continue to evolve. This includes completing more schoolwork online, interacting with friends using mobile devices and social media. With so many aspects of kids’ lives going digital, Internet Safety Month in June is an important time to review expectations with your children to help them stay safe online. In April 2021, the Pew … Read More

The Trust Company of Tennessee hires Humphrey as trust officer

The Trust Company of Tennessee has hired Mike Humphrey as a trust officer, based in the firm’s Knoxville office. Founded in 1987 and with offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, The Trust Company of Tennessee currently has more than $4.5 billion under management. The firm helps individuals, families, business owners and nonprofits make better financial decisions through wealth management, … Read More

Knoxville Area Urban League awards $16,000 to local entrepreneurs, receives $10,000 investment

The conclusion of the Knoxville Area Urban League’s CO.STARTERS training and business pitch competition ended in celebration June 7. Mark Isom, president and CEO of Premiere Building Maintenance, presented checks totaling $10,000 to the top three winners and surprised the other six participants with $1,000 each. Verizon also announced a $10,000 grant  to support the program’s positive impact in the … Read More

Big Ears’ triumphant return in 2022 contributes $36 million to Knoxville economy

  Austin-based AngelouEconomics report of four-day festival’s economic impact suggests wide range of benefits from job creation and tax generation to visitor spending and wages Today, Big Ears releases the AngelouEconomics analysis of the economic impact of its four-day 2022 festival, showing a financial boost of $36,100,631 to Knoxville and the regional economy. AngelouEconomics is a leading, independent, Austin-based firm … Read More

South College Atlanta earns initial accreditation for Certificate in Medical Assisting program

South College has been awarded initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the Certificate in Medical Assisting program at its Atlanta campus. “Medical Assistants are instrumental in a variety of healthcare settings, and the Certificate in Medical Assisting program at South College offers excellent educational instruction in the classroom and practical training in … Read More

The Christman Company adds Leaf as senior superintendent

Paul Leaf has joined The Christman Company as a senior superintendent at the construction management and real estate development firm’s office in Knoxville, Tennessee. “With three decades of experience in ever-expanding superintendent roles, Paul will benefit our company and clients by utilizing his extensive construction leadership expertise to deliver projects within expectations,” said Marty Gibbs, senior vice president and general … Read More