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Father-Son Business Duo Open Checkers Restaurant in Kodak

Father-Son Business Duo Open Checkers Restaurant in Kodak

Terry and Wesley Lee opened a brand-new Checkers restaurant in Kodak on Wednesday. While the Kodak Checkers will be the first restaurant for the father-son duo, they are definitely not lacking in other business experience. Terry Lee graduated from Lincoln ...

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Local Hospitality Industry Named Tourism Professionals of the Year

Local Hospitality Industry Named Tourism Professionals of the Year

The Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association recognized the “Stars of the Industry” at its annual gala event, held recently at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The honors represent the pinnacle of recognition in Tennessee hospitality, and at the top of the ...

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Great Smoky Mountains Association Announces Changes in Leadership Positions

Great Smoky Mountains AssociationAnnounces Changes in Leadership Positions

Following its most recent quarterly board of directors meeting, Great Smoky Mountains Association, one of Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s oldest partner organizations, announced two significant changes in top leadership positions. First, in an effort to more accurately define the ...

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Mountain Tough Names Barbara Joines Executive Director

Barbara Joines Leaving Fee/Hedrick to Lead Mountain Tough Recovery Team

The Mountain Tough Recovery Team named long-time Sevier County tourism leader and volunteer, Barbara Joines, the new Executive Director effective Oct. 30, 2017. Joines most recently served as Senior Vice-President/Chief Operations for Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment. She worked for The Dollywood ...

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Applewood Farmhouse Grill’s Casey DeCoursey Named General Manager of the Year

Applewood Farmhouse Grill's Casey DeCoursey Named General Manager of the Year

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill announced that Casey DeCoursey, general manager of the Applewood Farmhouse Grill, was named Sevierville, Tennessee 2017 General Manager of the Year at the Stars of the Industry Awards, hosted by the Sevier County Hospitality Association. ...

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Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns for Southeastern Beef Producers

Fall Calving May Yield Higher Returns for Southeastern Beef Producers

The vast majority of cow-calf producers in Tennessee and the Southeast using a defined calving season have long favored spring calving; however, researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have evaluated the risk and returns for a fall ...

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East Tennessee Purchasing Association Hosts Business Matching and Tradeshow Event

East Tennessee Purchasing Association hosts Business Matching and Tradeshow Event

Small and midsized businesses interested in working with local governments can meet with up to 20 municipalities, plus multiple tradeshow vendors, in one stop at the East Tennessee Purchasing Association’s (ETPA) 12th Annual Business Matching and Tradeshow event on Thursday, ...

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SmartBank Announces Local Officer Promotions

SmartBank, a subsidiary of SmartFinancial, Inc., recently announced officer promotions of Sarah Wilson, Sean Rosenthal and Daria Booth. “I am thrilled to recognize these deserving associates for their recent promotions,” said SmartBank President and CEO, Billy Carroll. “Their hard work ...

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