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2014-02-24 16:24:07

MATTHEWS, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the annual survey of North Carolina's largest museums and historic attractions conducted by Carolina Publishing & Associates in Matthews, NC, Biltmore once again ranks as the state's largest museum historic attraction for 2013. The largest privately owned home in America based in Asheville saw 1,210,138 visitors last year. "The results reinforce the economic impact these treasurers have on tourism in our state," said...

2014-01-17 23:21:39

Vertical Consultants has managed to average a 153% immediate increase in cell tower revenues for several Knoxville area residents throughout the years 2012 and 2013. Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Vertical Consultants is proud to announce that the telecom lease-consulting firm has successfully negotiated substantial cell tower revenue increases, averaging 153%, for several Knoxville property owners, businesses and individuals alike, since 2012. Vertical Consultants was also...

2013-11-08 23:22:17

Shannon Sumner, formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for CHAN HEALTHCARE, has been named a Principal of PYA and will head the Nashville office. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA), which has served the Nashville area for a quarter of a century, has announced the hiring of a local healthcare executive to lead an expansion of its consulting, litigation support and accounting services in Middle Tennessee. Shannon Sumner,...

2013-10-30 16:20:17

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tausha Carmack Alexander has been appointed executive director of Tennessee Railroads Inc. (TRI), the trade association for Class I freight railroads operating in the state. In her position, Alexander will serve as TRI's primary lobbyist in Nashville. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131030/PH07485 ) Alexander has extensive government relations experience in both the public and private sectors representing various interests,...

2013-10-10 23:18:13

The UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) is hosting events around the state to promote its Made in Tennessee initiative, honor the state’s manufacturers. Lawrenceburg, TN (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 On October 10th, 2013, the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will host a celebration and recognition of manufacturing in Southern Middle Tennessee for Bertolini Sanctuary Seating. Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee’s economy; according to the National...

2013-08-19 16:26:10

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Farm Bureau announces it strongly supports NC Legislators taking bold action to override Governor McCrory's veto of the RECLAIM NC Act (HB 786). The RECLAIM NC Act would provide relief from our broken immigration system by allowing farmers to hire the skilled workers needed to address agriculture workforce shortages. The bill overwhelmingly passed the NC House (85-28) and Senate (43-1) during the 2013 Legislative Session...

2013-08-06 23:26:05

PYA (Pershing Yoakley & Associates) announces Chief Financial Officer as Cecilia B. Petersen. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Cecilia B. Petersen has joined Pershing Yoakley & Associates as Chief Financial Officer, PYA President Ed Pershing has announced. Petersen has served in a number of business and civic leadership positions, most recently as Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of RIVR Media Enterprises in Knoxville. “We are pleased to have an individual of...

2013-07-17 23:03:02

$57.3 million acquisition expands and strengthens the company’s healthcare portfolio. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 CNL Healthcare Properties, an investment offering focused on senior housing and healthcare real estate, has acquired four medical office buildings in or near Knoxville, Tennessee, from affiliates of N.T. Brinkman, Inc. for approximately $57.3 million (the Knoxville Medical Office Properties). The four Knoxville Medical Office Properties are part of the Tennova...

2013-07-10 16:21:49

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 10 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is working to move large volumes of water -- as much as 1 million gallons per second in some places -- along the Tennessee River system to reduce potentially damaging flooding from record rainfall. ( Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) TVA prepared for this event by lowering reservoir levels on the main channel of the Tennessee River beginning the last week of June,...

2013-07-10 12:29:00

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Pork Council Comment After Delegation's Meeting with Shuanghui International and Facilities Tour in China RALEIGH, N.C., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The leadership of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) and North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) commented today about their delegation's recent meeting with Shuanghui's leadership in China. The meeting was part of a...