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Celebrities honored at the Center

We have some big celebrities coming to the Knoxville Convention Center this week. I am not just talking about the O’Jays. Yes they will be here too, and it will be fun to hear that Philadelphia soul that they are known for. I’m sure you remember “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train,” “I [...]

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Volunteers band together to Feed the Need

Volunteers band together to Feed the Need

Recently I have been powerfully reminded that we live in the Volunteer State. This weekend, we had a constant stream of volunteers come through the doors of the Convention Center to help package meals for the hungry both in our region and in the horn of Africa as part of [...]

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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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Tinsel and Treasure ticket giveaway!

Tinsel and Treasure ticket giveaway!

Tinsel and Treasure just opened and we have six tickets to give away. Peruse and shop for unique and unusual jewelry, artwork, clothing, toys and home décor with select merchants from across the country right here at the Knoxville Convention Center. Here’s how to win your ticket to Tinsel and Treasure! [...]

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Chef’s table highlights more than delicious food

Chef’s table highlights more than delicious food

At a recent chef’s table event, we invited clients and potential customers behind the scenes into our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. It was a fun and informative experience that also gave us an opportunity to feature more than Executive Chef Chris Moore’s expert culinary skills. With a “farm to table” theme, [...]

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Do you like the birds or the waterfall?

Do you like the birds or the waterfall?

The $1 million art collection at the KCC has something to inspire everyone. It’s rarely quiet at the Knoxville Convention Center. Last year alone, we hosted 209 events accounting for 647 event days. I know that is more days than are in one year. But often we have multiple events going [...]

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We’re getting the word out

We’re getting the word out

By Mary Bogert We have a great story to tell at the Knoxville Convention Center, and we are telling it all across the country. In the past month alone, our dedicated team has been traveling far and wide, from a horseshoe enthusiasts gathering in Iowa to a convention planners convention in Los [...]

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Do you know your roots?

Do you know your roots?

It is always interesting to see where we’ve come from to help determine where we need to go. We are constantly looking at our past successes to make our future events even better. A glance in the rearview mirror especially keeps us mindful of the people and events that have [...]

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