2015 Sponsors

Chef Supplies LogoQuality restaurant equipment and supplies at a great value. That’s what KaTom Restaurant Supply does every day. We offer stellar service, a fantastic selection, and good advice to help you make wise business decisions, from before you open your doors to your first million and beyond. “It’s About You” isn’t just an empty slogan. We strive every day to give you the best customer service in the industry. Our company has been serving food service establishments since 1987, first through our catalog business and now via phone, internet, and fax orders. We also specialize in crafting entire commercial kitchens for new food service operations.

Our years in the business have taught us that the best customer is a repeat customer, and our favorite form of advertising is word of mouth. All orders—online, phone, catalog, fax, and in person—receive the same meticulous attention to detail that KaTom Restaurant Supply is known for. If you have questions, need advice on which equipment or supplies are best for your business, or if you have a general question or comment about your order or our company, we are available to assist you.

Amica copyWith more than a century of business know-how to our name, Amica is the oldest mutual insurer of automobiles in the country. We also offer home, marine, personal umbrella liability and life insurance products. Our employees are the key to providing exceptional service to our loyal policyholders. Our mission is simple: to create peace of mind and build enduring relationships. This mission statement is the core of Amica’s unique company culture. Our customers always come first, and we strive to provide them with the products and service that best respond to their needs. Building trust and fostering lasting relationships are the essence of who we are and a fundamental part of our company values.


belk_logo_detailBelk, Inc. is the nation’s largest privately owned mainline department store company, with more than 300 fashion department stores in 16 southern states. Featuring today’s most sought-after fashions, Belk has everything to fulfill your style needs – be it a Sunday dress, Saturday night outfit, the perfect decor for your home, or your every beauty and cosmetic need. Belk is where family and community matters most – where southern hospitality meets a new southern sensibility. This is where southern style lives.





Tennessee School of Beauty was founded in 1930 by Mrs. Jean Brown of Knoxville, TN.  In 1998 Tennessee School of Beauty merged all of their locations into one state-of-the-art facility on Western Avenue where the school resides today. By having only one location, the school is able to offer students everything they need (classes, educators, customers, directors and guest artists) all under one roof.  In July 2012, Tennessee School of Beauty partnered with Redken to become a Redken Premier School, bringing advanced training and education to Knoxville.




Since 1947, Blount Memorial has been providing healthcare close to home to the people of East Tennessee. Providing access to the hospital’s top-flight physicians, comprehensive services and advanced technologies is more convenient and immediate than ever before through their website. Mission: To continuously improve the health and well-being of our entire community and to work in partnership with others who share the core values of Blount Memorial Hospital. Vision: A community where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Values: Hospitality, Excellence, Advocacy, Leadership and Stewardship


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Pattersons Home Appliances is your appliance expert and is proud to be serving the East Tennessee area since 1965.  We are YOUR source for competitive prices with knowledgeable in-store professionals here to help you every step of the way, whether you need to replace an old appliance, or if you’re remodeling and need an entire kitchen full of new brand name products.  Pattersons Home Appliances is committed to offering you top name brands like Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Amana and Jenn-Air for your kitchen and laundry appliances.


junk bee goneJunk Bee Gone helps you remove junk from homes and businesses in East Tennessee. We offer full service removal, driveway dumpsters, document shredding/destruction, and light to medium demolition. Junk Bee Gone also donates as many items as possible and also recycles paper, plastics, cardboard, electronics and metal.



WBIR-TV10 copyWBIR is committed to serving the greater good of our community by being the local content provider across all media platforms, reaching our viewers anytime and anywhere. We strive to be good citizens, to do what is right, and to be fair and honest. We care. What we do comes “Straight from the Heart.”

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Star 102.1 FM is an American radio station serving the Greater Knoxville area under the corporate ownership of Journal Broadcast Group. The station plays contemporary hits.



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Final Pat Summitt Foundation Logos copyThe Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, was established by Pat Summitt in November 2011. Dedicated to winning the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, its mission as a grant-making foundation is to advance research for prevention and a cure; to provide hope, care, and critical support for patients, caregivers and families; and to educate the public on the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease and the urgent need for a cure. Pat Summitt, her family and friends have chosen East Tennessee Foundation to receive and manage contributions to Pat’s fund, and to facilitate their grant making in support of the mission. To learn more visit the website at; like us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter.


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