Ole Smoky Distillery produces hand sanitizer, starts offering internet ordering and distillery pickup service

Ole Smoky Distillery, the most visited distillery in the world and makers of award-winning moonshine and whiskey, is joining other members of the distillery community, who are producing hand sanitizer in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.   The new hand sanitizer is being produced by Ole Smoky Distillery associates who have all been recently […]

Beacon Releases COVID-19 Policy Solutions for Tennessee

  Today, the Beacon Center’s released a brand new package of 20 policy solutions focused on what policies the state of Tennessee should and shouldn’t enact moving forward when it deals with COVID-19. The suggestions relate to both public health and the economy. In terms of health, suggestions include ways to increase the number of medical professionals in the state, expand access […]

Blackburn Releases COVID-19 Resource Guide for Tennesseans

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following COVID-19 resource guide for Tennesseans.   Our Tennessee Workforce Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet? Visit the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website to file for Unemployment Insurance and other forms of assistance: […]

Mayor Jacobs Confirms No Utility Shut Offs for Non-Payment

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on Tuesday commended all the local utility districts for not disconnecting services for nonpayment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The Mayor and his office this week touched base with utility leaders to confirm their shut-off policies.   “Knox County is fortunate to have so many great community partners who […]

Smart Trips Rewards Teleworking in East Tennessee Amid COVID-19, Supports Local Businesses

Users Earn Double the Points Through June 30, Redeemable at Area Theaters, Shops and Restaurants   Smart Trips promotes alternatives to driving alone in Knoxville and the surrounding areas, and now the program is rewarding those working from home to practice safe, social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Current and new Smart Trips users will […]

Younger Volunteers Needed for American Red Cross

Looking to make a difference in your community while away from college classes or home from work? American Red Cross urges young, healthy Tennesseans to volunteer   NASHVILLE, Tenn., Friday, March 27, 2020 – The American Red Cross is a 90 percent volunteer organization. This volunteer workforce mentality has always been the building blocks of […]

BlueCross Warns of Coronavirus Scams

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee warns members that scammers are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to be alert of potential scam activity. Reported scams include unsolicited phone calls that could be an attempt to fraudulently gain personal information. BlueCross is urging members and customers not to give personal information […]