RIBBON CUTTINGS/Ground Breakings
Walmart associates and executives, local dignitaries, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knoxville City Mayor Madeline Rogero, and Knoxville Chamber President & CEO Mike Edwards prepare to cut the ribbon to welcome the new Walmart to University Commons in Knoxville.
Fulin’s Asian Cuisine celebrated the grand opening of its new Knoxville location on Town Center Boulevard in July. David Guan, owner, is pictured center cutting the ribbon and is joined by Fulin’s associates, family, friends, and Knoxville Chamber Ambassadors and representatives.
Technology for Energy Corporation (TEC) celebrated its grand re-opening and expansion in July. Pictured from left to right are: Patrick Mulligan, Knoxville Chamber Ambassador; Chris Mullins, executive vice president/general manager, Electric Power Division; Tony Franklin, board member; Mark Field, Knoxville Chamber; Buddy Simpkins, CEO/president; Tom Smoot, executive vice president/general manager, Aviation Division; Donna Mullaly, executive vice president/general manager, Nuclear and Material Testing Division; Carol Matthews, Knoxville Chamber Ambassador.
Dunkin’ Donuts celebrated the grand opening of its new location at Hardin Valley. Dave Baumgartner, president, is pictured center cutting the ribbon and is joined by family, associates, friends, and Knoxville Chamber Ambassadors.
Local Motors celebrated the grand opening of its new Knoxville retail location on Market Square in May. Jay Rogers, Local Motors CEO, is pictured center cutting the ribbon and is joined by City of Knoxville Mayor Rogero (center left), Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett (center right), Thom Mason, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (second from left), Local Motors associates, Knoxville Chamber representatives and Ambassadors.
Microsoft celebrated the grand opening of its new “pop-up” store in West Town Mall in May. Ryan Kline, store manager, is pictured center cutting the ribbon and is joined by Microsoft associates, Patricia Robledo with the City of Knoxville (far right), and Knoxville Chamber Ambassadors.
Congratulations to Keep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) on the groundbreaking of its inaugural Beautification Mob location! The Beaitification Mob is in downtown Knoxville at the corner of Summit Hill Drive and Central Avenue. KKB board members and downtown business respresentatives are pictured.
Mountain Commerce Bank broke ground on its new location at the corner of Kingston Pike and Northshore in April. Pictured from left to right: Bruce Bosse, president of Merit Construction; Tom Weems of Thomas Weems Architect; Tim Topham, executive vice president & area president for MCB Knoxville; Bill Edwards, MCB president & CEO; Kevin W. Horne, MCB executive vice president and CCO&COO; Sam Widener, MCB director; Tom Jensen, senior vice president & city executive for MCB Knoxville; Dwight B. Ferguson Jr., chairman of the board; and Mark Field, senior vice president of membership for the Knoxville Chamber. The target date for the completion of the financial center is early 2015.