Wing Ding 33 was “Rollin’ on the Rocky Top”

Wing Ding 33 was “Rollin’ on the Rocky Top”

You may have noticed a few more motorcyclists on the road than usual recently. Wing Ding 33, America’s largest touring rally, held their annual celebration in Knoxville this year, bringing more than 15,000 Honda Gold Wing and Valkyrie motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the U.S. and Canada to town. This was the fourth [...]

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Gardening competition is heating up

Gardening competition is heating up

We have a great team at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is a small team - only 42 full-time employees – but we have a big job to do. We hosted nearly 250,000 guests at more than 200 events last year and brought a significant amount of new business to [...]

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Coach Martin gets a Go Vols! welcome

Coach Martin gets a Go Vols! welcome

Cuonzo Martin has recently joined the University of Tennessee family as the new men’s basketball coach. And recently we welcomed him in Go Vols! style at the Knoxville Convention Center. More than 200 community leaders, elected officials, basketball fans and friends gathered at the Center for an opportunity to meet the [...]

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We’re seeing Red at the Knoxville Convention Center

We’re seeing Red at the Knoxville Convention Center

Hundreds of women donned their red and enjoyed The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon held here this week. It’s an event dedicated to raising awareness of heart disease -- the No. 1 killer of women. And the color certainly gets your attention. The luncheon was a fun way to [...]

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Robots are taking over the Convention Center

Robots are taking over the Convention Center

Consider this scenario: You’ve got a box of parts and six weeks in which to complete the following charge: Use those parts to construct a robot that can hang as many inflated plastic shapes as possible on high-hanging grids within two minutes and 15 seconds. Your robot should then deploy mini-bots [...]

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Shared Art promotes beauty and culture

Shared Art promotes beauty and culture

We have some beautiful new art on the walls at the KCC. Three paintings and a sculpture are on loan to us from our neighbor, The Knoxville Museum of Art, as part of a new Shared Art program. To create a stimulating and welcoming environment for our guests, we have been [...]

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Home-grown savings at the Convention Center

Home-grown savings at the Convention Center

We have harvested our first crop of greens at the Knoxville Convention Center. Farm-to-Table is one of the initiatives we employ in our efforts to be environmentally friendly. What that means is that we strive to use as much locally and regionally grown food as possible in the dishes we prepare [...]

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And the winner is . . .

And the winner is . . .

Nominations were placed and votes have been tallied. The final results are in. The Knoxville Convention Center 2010 Leader of the Year award goes to… Kate Jackson! Kate is an event manager here at the Center who joined our team in 2008. She is always ready to step up and help [...]

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Celebrating Our Fantastic Clients

We appreciate our clients every day, throughout the year. But this year we set aside a few moments to especially thank these folks with our Holiday Toast and Tasting client appreciation event.  We decked the halls with all our beautiful holiday décor, and gathered clients and other special friends for an [...]

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We have a Hero in the House

We have a Hero in the House

We have long considered our Executive Chef Chris Moore a hero here at the Knoxville Convention Center. It is no small feat to please so many palates on a regular basis. Now Home Federal Bank has named him a community hero through their inaugural Hometown Heroes program. This program spotlights ordinary [...]

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