BY: JESSICA GUTMAN
The Knoxville Chamber and Visit Knoxville officially released the 2018 relocation and visitors guide on Jan. 25 with a launch party at Pour Taproom.
The annual publication features valuable information for anyone considering a move or trip to Knoxville. The two organizations have combined their efforts and partnered on this significant marketing piece for the last four years. More than 200,000 copies of the guide are distributed through the Knoxville Visitors Center, the Chamber, state welcome centers, realtor offices, hotels, attractions, the University of Tennessee, conventions, trade shows and sporting events throughout the year.
“Partnerships like this are rare. This is the fourth year we’ve partnered with the Knoxville Chamber to produce this “flipbook” style guide and we could not be more proud,” said Kim Bumpass, president of Visit Knoxville. “Offering a visitors/relocation guide in one provides visitors with information when considering relocation and those relocating with a ton of information on what to do in Knoxville. It really tells an amazing story for Knoxville.”
“We are proud of our partnership with Visit Knoxville on this important promotional piece for our city, county and region,” said Mike Edwards, president and CEO of the Knoxville Chamber. “The guide is a great snapshot of all Knoxville has to offer. Whether someone is seeking a new place to call home, selecting a location for their business to thrive or simply looking for the perfect vacation destination, this guide shows that Knoxville is the place for them.”
The Chamber’s Choose Knoxville relocation guide includes stories highlighting the area’s unparalleled healthcare and educational offerings, thriving business eco-system and eclectic, up-and-coming neighborhoods.
Visit Knoxville’s Visitors Guide takes a deep dive into the endless recreational and entertainment offerings in the city and features a list of places to eat, drink and explore. This year’s Knoxville Visitors Guide celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Historic Tennessee Theatre and the success of Knoxville’s own Chris Blue, who is featured on the cover.
The publication also includes important city demographics, weather conditions and essential contact information.
The guide is available free of charge to anyone interested in visiting or relocating to the area. Knoxville businesses recruiting employees from out-of-market are encouraged to request relocation packets from the Chamber. Request a guide by clicking here or calling Sharon Meredith at (865) 637-4550.