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City of Alcoa FreedomFest Set for June 29th

Date: 6/27/2019
The City of Alcoa is making final preparations for FreedomFest 2019. The City’s 41st edition of the tremendously popular Independence Day celebration is set for this Saturday, June 29th from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Alcoa Duck Pond. The entire community is invited to attend the exciting family fun filled event. ... Read More

Media Training – Who Needs It?

Date: 6/24/2019
I believe that most business leaders need to understand – at least at a basic level – how to talk to the news media in both positive and negative situations. Refusing to comment when media attention comes your way is simply not an option. You need to be able to successfully navigate an interview, put forward a well-thought-out response, and steer the conversation toward the topics which are important and relevant for you to talk about.... Read More

Barge Design Solutions Elects Stu Henry as Jack L. Wood Award Winner

Date: 6/19/2019
The Jack L. Wood Excellence in Service Award recognizes an employee who has over time provided superior service to our firm, displaying dedication and loyalty. The firm honors employees who share the same passion and drive that elevates their communities, team, and themselves to make their surroundings better. Stu Henry was the 2019 recipient, awarded at the recent Annual Stockholder’s Meeting.... Read More

First Horizon to Unify its Brands

Date: 6/13/2019
First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN) today announced that it will bring together its family of companies under a unified set of brand names and a new logo. ... Read More