Behind the scenes at the ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Behind the scenes at the ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Almost 5,000 people from East Tennessee and beyond came through the Knoxville Convention Center for the filming of Knoxville’s debut on Antiques Roadshow, PBS’ No. 1-rated ongoing series. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., we had a steady stream of guests hoping to discover the history behind a family heirloom [...]

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Millions to view Knoxville’s debut on Antiques Roadshow

Millions to view Knoxville’s debut on Antiques Roadshow

On July 13, the Knoxville Convention Center will become a destination for 5-6,000 East Tennesseans looking to be part of PBS’ highest rated program, Antiques Roadshow. In its 17 years on the air, this is the first time that the ten-time Emmy® Award nominated series has made the trip to Knoxville. [...]

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Meeting planners recognize the SMG standard

Meeting planners recognize the SMG standard

We recently experienced the busiest month in Knoxville Convention Center history, and halfway into 2013, this year is going to be a busy one. With PBS’ No. 1 rated program Antiques Road Show making a stop at the center this weekend, we are really rocking and rolling on Henley Street! [...]

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Knoxville Convention Center LEEDs the way to going green!

Knoxville Convention Center LEEDs the way to going green!

I am pleased to announce that the Knoxville Convention Center has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council – the first convention center in the state to achieve this goal! I am so proud of our staff here [...]

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Meeting planners experience Southern “Hospitali-tea”

Meeting planners experience Southern “Hospitali-tea”

Everyone loves a friendly cooking competition – especially when Knoxville’s “Biscuit Boss” and Governor Bill Haslam’s former chef are the judges! We partnered with Visit Knoxville this week to give a group of more than 20 out-of-town meeting planners the real Knoxville experience and show them a little “Hospitali-tea.” When the [...]

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Freedom School trains leaders to reach next generation

Freedom School trains leaders to reach next generation

In 1995, the Children’s Defense Fund, organizers of the CDF Freedom Schools national summer and after-school program, purchased a tract of land in Clinton, Tenn. Nearly 20 years later, the Haley Farm which once belonged to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alex Haley, has become a retreat where Freedom School volunteers and [...]

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The best and brightest are at the Knoxville Convention Center

The best and brightest are at the Knoxville Convention Center

Have you been seeing a few extra people in downtown this week? That’s because 16,000 kids and parents are visiting Knoxville this week for the 2013 Destination Imagination Global Finals competition held at the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville Convention Center. This is the 13th year we’ve hosted the Global [...]

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Downtown Impact

I love being a part of the downtown Knoxville business, hotel and tourism community. Recently, we have been experiencing some of our busiest months ever at the Knoxville Convention Center. And when the Convention Center is busy, all our downtown partners benefit. In the past year, we have had some large [...]

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Congratulations, Kristi Sowards!

Congratulations, Kristi Sowards!

This year, the Knoxville Convention Center’s own Kristi Sowards received the 2013 Pauly Award for Service/Supplier Employee of the Year from the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association – and we couldn’t be happier for her! Kristi is an invaluable asset to our Knoxville Convention Center family. Her dedication and hard work [...]

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An Evening to Remember at the Convention Center

After a cold and dreary winter, spring has finally arrived! To Knoxvillians, spring means many things: sitting on the patio in Market Square, gorgeous blooming trees and flowers, the Dogwood Arts Festival, and for many of the area’s high school students, PROM! (more…) [...]

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