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Knoxville Chamber Names New CEO

On Tuesday, the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors named Mike Odom as the organization’s new President and CEO. Odom, who currently serves as President and CEO of the Round Rock (Texas) Chamber, succeeds the retiring Mike Edwards. “My family and I are absolutely thrilled to join this tremendous organization and community,” said Odom. “Mike (Edwards) […]

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THDA names MDHA, LHP as Tennessee’s Best

March 11, 2019 – Tennessee Housing Development Agency named Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) and LHP Capital, LLC a Tennessee’s Best Impact Award for the purchase and continuing renovation of Trevecca Towers, a Nashville affordable housing property for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.    MDHA and LHP received one of four Tennessee’s Best awards during […]

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Knoxville Chamber Announces Finalists for 2019 Pinnacle Business Awards

The Knoxville Chamber is pleased to announce its finalists for the 2019 Pinnacle Business Awards, presented by Regions Bank. This is the 15th year the Chamber has held the prestigious award ceremony acknowledging and celebrating regional business excellence. More than 200 companies were nominated in eight award categories recognizing outstanding local businesses and businesspeople. Members […]

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McAlister’s Deli Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day with Fundraiser

 Bristol, TN. (March 20, 2019) — McAlister’s Deli is holding a fundraiser in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. On Thursday, March 21st, McAlister’s locations in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will donate 10% of sales from 5 to 10 p.m. to local Down syndrome non-profits.   McAlister’s in the Knoxville area will be donating to the […]

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Schmoozapalooza Networking Expo – Spring 2019 Recap

More than 800 business professionals and community members gathered at the Knoxville Expo Center on March 12 for Schmoozapalooza Boardwalk, the Knoxville Chamber’s bi-annual bash in the name of business. This Spring’s networking event and tabletop expo was presented by Lloyd’s Electric Services Inc. Supporting sponsors included Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Graphic Creations, Direct Auto & […]

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Knoxville Chamber Holds Annual Governor’s Breakfast

A week after giving his State of Tennessee address, Gov. Bill Lee was back in Knoxville. The Knoxville Chamber hosted its annual Governor’s Breakfast on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at the Downtown Knoxville Hilton. At his first ever Chamber breakfast address, Governor Bill Lee received a warm welcome from over 400 officials, local business owners, […]

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Wallace and Wallace, Realtors® Achieve Another Impressive Year

For the 20th consecutive year in a row, Coldwell Banker Commercial Wallace and Wallace, Realtors® has dominated in the state of Tennessee. The company was once again named the number one Coldwell Banker Commercial Office in the State of Tennessee, Managing Broker, Jim Staley, CCIM announced. Bryan Petett was named the number one Coldwell Banker […]

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Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors® Stephanie Mitchum Recipient of KAAR 2018 “Good Neighbor Award”

Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors® is pleased to announce that Stephanie Mitchum, REALTOR at the Farragut Office, is the recipient of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS® (KAAR) “Good Neighbor Award” for 2018. The Good Neighbor Award recognizes a KAAR Member who demonstrates exceptional community service within one of KAAR’s 12-county region. Stephanie was […]

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Weeks Achieves Board Certification in Medical Practice Management

Knoxville, TN.  March 1, 2019— Susan M. Weeks, CMPE, Practice Administrator, Center for Family Psychiatry/Attention Deficit Center/TMS of East Tennessee has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) by the American College of Medical Practice Executives, the certification entity of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) The designation of CMPE demonstrates that Weekshas achieved […]

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