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StoneMill Log & Timber Homes Celebrates 45th Anniversary

StoneMill Log & Timber Homes reaches a milestone in 2019 as they celebrate 45 years of business as a national log and timber frame home provider. Established in 1974 by John R. Sterchi, Jr., the company remains family owned and operated from its original four-acre property in Knoxville, Tennessee, StoneMill’s national headquarters, that houses all aspects […]

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Knoxville Chamber’s Propel Mentor Protégé Program Celebrates Black History Month

“My race needs no special defense, for the past history of them in this country proves them to be the equal of any people anywhere. All they need is an equal chance in the battle of life.” – Robert Smalls The Propel Mentor Protégé Program launched in 2009 and will be celebrating its 10th year which […]

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First Tennessee Bank Honored for Exceptional Customer Service

First Tennessee Bank, member of the First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) family of companies, which includes Capital Bank, has been honored with 21 Greenwich Excellence Awards for outstanding customer service and four Greenwich Best Brand Awards in Small Business and Middle Market Banking by Greenwich Associates. “As we continue to strengthen our leading position in our […]

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South College earns Top 10 Military Friendly® School designation

Feb. 12, 2019 – South College, which has demonstrated its commitment to those who serve in the armed forces, once again has earned the Military Friendly® School designation for 2019-2020 and is among the Top 10 in the country. South College, which has demonstrated its commitment to those who serve in the armed forces, once […]

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East Tennessee Purchasing Association to host Diversity Business Expo

February 12, 2019 – Small, minority, woman-owned and veteran-owned businesses interested in working with local governments can meet with eight local governments in one location at the East Tennessee Purchasing Association’s (ETPA) Diversity Business Expo on Thursday, March 14, in Knoxville. The event will be held at Overcoming Believers Church, 211 Harriett Tubman St., from […]

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Welcome865 Event Brings Diversity, Furthered Community Cultivation

The Knoxville Chamber’s Diversity Champions and Innovation Valley teams were able to welcome an array of newcomers from all backgrounds to help them acclimate to life in the Knoxville region on January 17, 2019 for the year’s first Welcome865 event. Keynotes focused on quality of life, engaging with local Knoxville resources, and cultivating community connections. […]

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First Century Bank Announces Opening of Market Street Office in Downtown Knoxville

TAZEWELL, Tenn., January 18, 2019 – First Century Bank is pleased to announce the opening of their newest branch located at 625 Market Street in Downtown Knoxville. “We are very excited to be a part of the growth and revitalization of Downtown Knoxville” says Rob Barger, President and CEO. “We saw the opportunity and the need […]

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Merit Hires New Senior Project Manager

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The Christman Company lands atop general contractor list in Knoxville area

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