WBIR: East TN Historical Society honors Jack Hanna

(WBIR) There are some remarkable people who grow up in here and go on to do great things, and one of those people happens to be everyone’s favorite animal man, Jack Hanna. The East Tennessee Historical Society honored Hanna as the East Tennessean of the Year. Hanna is a Knoxville native who worked at the Knoxville Animal Clinic and grew up to become one of the faces of animal activism. He’s become a regular on the morning show and late-night circuit, but hasn’t forgotten where he started.  Read...

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KNS: SRW & Associates celebrates 10 years

Energy, synergy and the creative process. Those are some of the reasons the independent public affairs and public relations professionals at SRW & Associates look forward to going to work in the morning. “We love having an office together,” says Susan Richardson Williams, who started the business 10 years ago after opening and managing the Knoxville office of The Ingram Group, a statewide public relations firm. “We could all work from home, but we like having an office together. It has worked really well for us.” SRW & Associates, located at 507 S. Gay Street, Suite 920, provides strategic counsel and services to major corporations, nonprofit Read the full story...

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Eighth Annual East Tennessee History Fair

If the term “jam-packed” ever defined a one-day festival, it would be most appropriate at the Eighth Annual East Tennessee History Fairsponsored by the East TennesseeHistorical Society on August 16th! And you might wonder if anyone in our modern tech age would be interested.  But with record numbers in attendance… Read more...

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Susan Williams and 29 other remarkable women to be honored by YWCA Knoxville

“On Aug. 21, 2014 the YWCA Knoxville will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Tribute to Women event by highlighting 30 remarkable women who have impacted the community in the last 30 years. The honorees will be acknowledged at a red-carpet-style celebration at the Knoxville Convention Center. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the official program will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include the reception, heavy hors d’ oeuvres, one complimentary drink ticket, and the awards ceremony. Tickets can be purchased by calling 865-523-6126 or online at www.ywcaknox.com.” Read...

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