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The Trust Company of Tennessee Adds Angela Cooper as Receptionist

The Trust Company of Tennessee recently hired Angela A. Cooper as a receptionist at its Knoxville headquarters.  The Trust Company of Tennessee is a state-chartered bank with more than $3.5 billion under management. The company offers wealth management, corporate retirement and personal trust services. “First impressions matter, whether it’s visitors through our front door, callers […]

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Mountain Commerce Bancorp Names Michael L. Hatcher Board Vice Chair, Appoints Tim A. Topham to Bank Holding Company Board

KNOXVILLE, TN — The board of directors of Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc. (OCTQX: MCBI) today announced the election of Michael L. Hatcher as Vice Chairman for the boards of both the bank holding company and its subsidiary, Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB). Additionally, the board named Tim A. Topham, MCB’s executive vice president and Knoxville area […]

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Kelvion Reopens Rocore Plant in Forks of the River Industrial Park

Local and company officials, as well as Kelvion employees, gathered on Tuesday April 23rd at the Forks of the River Industrial Park for a Knoxville Chamber Ribbon Cutting in the plant’s break room Tuesday morning. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs was able to interact with plant employees, sign autographs, and pose for photos before the […]

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Pilot Flying J Team Members Give Back for National Volunteer Week

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 17, 2019)– Pilot Flying J team members at the company’s Knoxville headquarters partnered with 15 local organizations to give back during National Volunteer Week, providing 1,476 hours of volunteer assistance. Pilot Flying J volunteers helped Children’s Center of Knoxville, Emerald Youth Foundation, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, […]

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Chamber Names 2019 Pinnacle Business Award Winners

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.19.7″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.19.7″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.19.7″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.7″] More than 600 people gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center on April 26 to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Knoxville Chamber’s 15th Annual Pinnacle Business Awards, presented by Regions Bank. The gala kicked off with a reception and silent auction. Attendees then transitioned into […]

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The Christman Company Awarded new University of Tennessee Project

The Christman Company has been awarded a two-phase construction project for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) to demolish and rebuild its Ellington Plant Sciences building. The project will begin this fall, starting with construction of a 20,000-square-foot permanent building that will house the facility and staff members from the current Ellington facility. […]

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First Horizon Named One of Top 50 Companies for Female Executives

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2019 – First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) has been named by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) as one of 70 companies on the 2019 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list. “First Horizon takes great pride in our long history of supporting and promoting the success of women and […]

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The District Attorney’s Office Announces 2019 Dates and Application Process for its Citizens Academy

For the fourth consecutive year, District Attorney Charme P. Allen is offering a seven-week, behind-the scenes experience for people who live and/or work in Knox County.  Held each year in the fall, the citizens academy provides an overview of the criminal justice system and addresses current trends impacting public safety in the 6th Judicial District. […]

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InfoSystems to Kick Off the 2019 Knoxville Open with Executive Breakfast

Knoxville, Tennessee (April 15, 2019) —​ InfoSystems, a Tennessee-based information technology leader celebrating its 25th anniversary, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2019 Knoxville Open’s Executive Breakfast. “When you’ve been in business for a quarter century, and fortunate to be as successful as we have, you really start to think about all the companies you’ve […]

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