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KaTom One of America’s Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies

KaTom One of America's Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Companies

Year-over-year growth of more than 31 percent pushed KaTom Restaurant Supply into the top 15 in 2018 industry rankings and once again earned it a spot on the list of the 50 fastest-growing woman-owned companies in America. Sales totaling $131.55 million in 2017 boosted KaTom five spots to No. 14 on the Distribution Giants list from “Foodservice Equipment & Supplies,” ...

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Collier Family Announces $50 Million, 10-Year Expansion Plan

Collier Family Announces $50 Million, 10-Year Expansion Plan

The Collier family of Sevier County, announced today that they intend to invest $50 million dollars in Sevier County over the next 10 years. The announcement coincides with the Collier family’s 50th anniversary in the tourism industry. During the past four years, the Colliers have invested more than $20 million in Sevier County, most recently with the opening of its ...

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Anakeesta Hosting Job Fairs, Offering Sign On Bonus & Benefits

Anakeesta Hosting Job Fairs, Offering Sign On Bonus & Benefits

Gatlinburg’s Anakeesta attraction is hosting a series of job fairs in May, offering a sign on bonus and benefits to attract top talent. Beginning May 9, 2018, Anakeesta will host job fairs every Wednesday and Saturday in May from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their offices at 147 Baskins Creek Bypass. “We are looking for people who love the ...

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Retaliatory Tariffs Could Cost Billions in Reduced US Soybean Exports

Retaliatory Tariffs Could Cost Billions in Reduced US Soybean Exports

In an ongoing tug-of-war over threatened tariffs between the United States and the Chinese government, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have examined potential impacts to U.S. soybean exports at three hypothetical tariff rates. The research indicates that exports are projected to drop by $4.5 billion to $7.7 billion if a 25 percent tariff is imposed, with ...

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Fee/Hedrick picks Kimball Keller to manage Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

Fee/Hedrick picks Kimball Keller to manage Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, a Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group production, has announced the hiring of Kimball Keller as general manager/executive producer for The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud Theater. Kimball has more than 25 years of combined, progressive experience in the entertainment industry – from stage performer to senior management. His professional leadership experience includes roles with Ringling ...

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Dollywood Giving Workers a Bonus after Federal Tax Cuts

Dollywood Giving Workers a Bonus after Federal Tax Cuts

In honor of Tax Day, Dollywood announced today that the company would be giving certain employees a $500 bonus thanks to the recent federal tax cuts. The one-time bonus is available for hourly or salaried full-time hosts who worked at least 1,000 hours during 2017 and are currently employed at Dollywood. “Dollywood strives to be a great place to work ...

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Black Fox Lodge to Join Hilton’s Tapestry Collection

Black Fox Lodge to Join Hilton’s Tapestry Collection

This summer, Black Fox Lodge in Pigeon Forge will join Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a portfolio of vibrant, upscale hotels that offer travelers independent lodging experiences combined with value and reliability. The 178-room property will remain open to the public as minor renovations are completed. It is expected to officially open as a branded Tapestry property by August 2018. Anticipated ...

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Sevier County Job Fair Planned as Businesses Begin Staffing for Season

Sevier County Job Fair Planned as Businesses Begin Staffing for Season

County officials are planning the 21st Annual Sevier County Job Fair later this month. The event has grown every year, offering many job opportunities for the people of Sevier County while assisting businesses in fulfilling their staffing needs, according the Sevier County Economic Development Council. The council hosts the event in conjunction with Sevier County and cities of Sevierville, Pigeon ...

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Bear Cove Village Becomes Tennessee’s Third Jellystone Park Camp – Resort

BEAR COVE VILLAGE BECOMES TENNESSEE’S THIRD JELLYSTONE PARK CAMP – RESORT

Yogi Bear and Dollywood are about to become neighbors. Bear Cove Village in Pigeon Forge, the closest campground to Dollywood, is joining the Jellystone Park franchise network with a grand opening celebration planned for park guests from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018. “We’re going to celebrate by having a ‘Yogi Bear and Friends Birthday Bash’ with ...

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