| Knoxville Says "Thanks for Being Here"
October 1, 2004 - Mayors Bill Haslam and Mike Ragsdale announced today a new multimedia campaign to recognize area companies that have made Knoxville and Knox County their home.
The campaign, dubbed "Knoxville Says: Thanks For Being Here," will recognize a company for its contribution to the community and economy through newspaper, radio and television public service announcements, as well as billboards and posters. The first business will be recognized in January.
job growth has outpaced other Tennessee metro areas and the state as
a whole and that envious record is largely because of our existing businesses,"
Haslam said. "It's important that we show our appreciation to these
businesses for all they do to improve the quality of life in our community."
"Knox County has led the state's major metropolitan areas in unemployment for the past 12 months and the main reason is our strong, diverse business base," said Ragsdale. "I appreciate each and every business in Knox County and know that we, as a community, have not told them often enough how much we appreciate them."
are available here. Large and small businesses are eligible. The
selection committee is comprised of the Leadership Knoxville project
team that developed the idea, sponsoring media organizations - Knoxville
News-Sentinel, WBIR-TV, WIVK Radio, Lamar Outdoor Advertising and PR
Concepts - and the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership.