• Progressive Marketing Summit Re-cap

    Yesterday  afternoon I attended the Knoxville American Marketing Association’s Progressive Marketing Summit located at The Foundry (side note: pretty sure that was the best “conference food” I’ve had in a while…it was delicious!). The agenda was full of sessions dedicated to the theme:  “Not Every Story Begins with Once Upon a Time.” The opening keynote was given by the dynamic Rick Elliott whose passion for storytelling was evident.  There were a few things he said that stuck with me, but one in…

  • The Wesley House Grannies

    Recently I’ve had the privilege to volunteer and become involved with the Wesley House Community Center here in Knoxville. The Wesley House provides academic, emotional, and spiritual support to 78 at-risk inner-city students and fellowship and support to 25 deserving inner-city senior citizens. Their mission is tremendous and the staff, along with the board of directors, are passionate about it.

  • PRSA Lunch Meeting Re-cap

    I attended the PRSA lunch today at Café 4 in downtown Knoxville. Shout out to Café 4 because they always serve delicious-ness (they have an amazing weekend brunch menu – just sayin’). Today’s format was patterned after a “speed dating” event – where chapter members were able to meet and hear from guest speakers at individual tables. The goal of the meeting was to “reinvigorate your passion for the profession.” And it did just that.