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Food City Sets Up Shop!

Food City Sets Up Shop!

The Food City Food Show is just around the corner! Vendors have begun to set up their booths, and chefs will soon take the stage to display their skills. The Knoxville Convention Center’s large exhibit hall is decked out in Volunteer orange for this year’s theme, Football Time in Tennessee. On [...]

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Clayton homes are moving in!

Clayton homes are moving in!

A whole new neighborhood has moved in seemingly overnight to our large exhibit hall. Nearly 20 manufactured homes have been rolling into the center since last week in preparation for the 37th Annual Knoxville Home Show by Clayton Homes, which is free and open to the public. The home show is [...]

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What’s it really like to cook for the President?

What’s it really like to cook for the President?

Knoxville Convention Center Executive Chef Chris Moore knows first-hand. He was honored to be selected to help prepare meals for President Obama and several thousand international diplomats gathered for the recent 2012 NATO Summit at the McCormick Center in Chicago. Here is his fascinating story: (more…) [...]

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Pets and Groomers Set Up Shop in the Knoxville Convention Center

Pets and Groomers Set Up Shop in the Knoxville Convention Center

At the Knoxville Convention Center, we appreciate mans’ best friend. In fact, we have a lot of furry friends who will be visiting us soon for their next beauty appointment! The 2012 Pet Stylists Super Show is coming to the Knoxville Convention Center on May 31, and Young-Williams Animal Center will [...]

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South Central Youth Conference to make an impact in Knoxville

South Central Youth Conference to make an impact in Knoxville

The Knoxville Convention Center has been host to several faith-filled conferences, conventions and events over the years, from the ordination of Catholic Bishop Joseph Kurtz with nearly 5,000 in attendance to a luncheon with Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy Graham, or dinner with inspirational paraplegic and radio personality Joni [...]

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Dinosaurs roam the Convention Center

Dinosaurs roam the Convention Center

This weekend at the Knoxville Convention Center we have a great interactive, family-friendly exhibit, “Discover the Dinosaurs.” Step into our exhibit hall, and you’ll be transported 65 million years into the past when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Sixty museum-quality and animatronic dinosaur replicas have taken over the center. Our exhibit hall [...]

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January is Brisk at the Center . . .

January is Brisk at the Center . . .

You may have heard recently, “Let’s wait until after the holidays when things slow down.” Well that is not happening here at the Knoxville Convention Center. January is going to be a very brisk month for us – and I am not predicting the weather. We started the New Year looking [...]

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Twas the Night for Recognition

It is my pleasure to recognize the KCC Leader of the Year each year during our employee holiday party. This award is particularly meaningful because the winner is selected by his or her peers. We have a lot of excellent employees, so winning this award is not an easy feat. This year, [...]

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Convention Center reaches out to neighbor in need

After four months of sharing our kitchen at the Knoxville Convention Center, Mobile Meals has set up operations in the kitchen of the former convention center space below the Holiday Inn. The spring storms that ripped through Knoxville damaging many homes and businesses caused the ceiling in the Mobile Meals Kitchen [...]

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This newest Vol is a winner!

This newest Vol is a winner!

I’ve met the newest member of the Tennessee Vols team, and I think he is a winner! We recently hosted a welcome reception here at the Convention center for the University of Tennessee’s new Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart and his wife Pam. More than 200 community leaders, elected [...]

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