Tag "Knoxville Tennessee"

THIS IS OUR BLOG
A lesson in fencing at the Knoxville Convention Center

A lesson in fencing at the Knoxville Convention Center

En garde! The United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs 12th Annual National Championship glides into the Knoxville Convention Center this weekend. More than 700 athletes from the USACFC will pack our exhibit hall for the country’s largest collegiate fencing competition. It begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 7 [...]

by Read More
Chef Moore is placed among the Stars

Chef Moore is placed among the Stars

Congratulations to our Executive Chef, Chris Moore who was chosen as the 2011 Associate of Excellence for the Tennessee Hospitality Association. The Stars of the Industry awards are presented to individuals for their professional and community leadership. And Chef certainly deserves this honor. For the past two years, he has not only [...]

by Read More

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 [...]

by Read More
Community “Likes” SwagFest ’11

Community “Likes” SwagFest ’11

The Knoxville Convention Center was full of swag when it played host Sept. 9 to personal injury lawyer Stephen A. Burroughs’ free party and concert dubbed Swagfest 2011. The event was inspired by a huge internet sensation which began when Burroughs announced that he would throw a party for the people [...]

by Read More
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 [...]

by Read More
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 [...]

by Read More