Redesign Of Greeneville Website Offers Engaging Experience For Visitors

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - by Melanie Beauchamp

The Greene County Partnership, a non-profit organization that houses the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Tourism, Education & Workforce Development and Keep Greene Beautiful programs, is announced the redesign of its tourism website

The new tourism website draws the visitor in with compelling, engaging website graphics and videos that showcase Greene County’s extensive beauty and historical value. The site includes improved content and is organized into topics such as “What To Do,” “Events,” “Accommodations,” “Conferences and Meetings,” and “Retire” so the visitor can easily access the information they’re seeking.

“The new website is vibrant, easy to navigate, and has the in-depth area information that will draw new tourists to the county to visit the historic home and burial place of the 17th President of the United States Andrew Johnson, as well as many other wonderful resources found in Greene County,” said Lizzie Watts, superintendent of the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.

In addition to improved content, the new site offers mapping integration that didn’t exist on the previous site. Each lodging facility now has an interactive Google map associated with its listing so visitors can easily find the most convenient facility for their needs. Site maps of local sporting venues have also been added to the website to assist in the marketing efforts of the Tourism Department and its Sports Council to attract national and regional tournaments.

“These maps will be an invaluable tool for recruitment,” said Tammy Kinser, director of tourism. “Tournament site selectors need detailed information on locations, field sizes, practice facilities and layouts before they will seriously consider us and now we are providing that with a click of the mouse.”

The website was designed and developed by Rick Whittington Consulting, a Partnership member and website design, development and marketing strategy firm located in Richmond, Va. The Partnership’s new Economic Development website, designed by Rick Whittington Consulting, was launched late last year and won the Southern Economic Development Communications Award of Superior in Aug. 2012. For more information, visit

For a complete list of events happening or for more information, visit ,,, or

Tennessee Aquarium Has Underwater Pumpkin Carving On Saturdays

Tennessee Aquarium guests can see underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations each Saturday at 11 a.m. throughout October in the River Journey building. Costumed SCUBA divers will make weekend appearances for the rest of the month.  Lots of costumed divers will be seen during the AquaScarium family Halloween Party at the Aquarium. Pirates, mermaids, and super heroes will be ... (click for more)

Ghostly Gathering At Historic Rugby Set For Oct. 22 And 29

Historic Rugby’s annual “Ghostly Gathering” celebration will take place on Oct. 22 and 29 (Saturdays) this year at 6 p.m. Eastern. The yearly Halloween-season celebration is a favorite among village visitors, who enjoy a homemade chili dinner with dessert at the Historic Rugby Community Building, followed by a ghost movie, then candle and oil lamp tours of several historic ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In St. Elmo Monday Morning; Police Interview Person Of Interest

One person was shot and killed in St. Elmo Monday morning. Police said they had interviewed a person of interest in the slaying. Chattanooga Police at 8:30 a.m. responded to a person shot at the 5000 block of Florida Ave. Upon police arrival the victim, Howard Simmons, 47, had already succumbed to his injuries. Mrs. Simmons suffered at least one gunshot wound. At this ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Open Cancer Center On Gunbarrel Road At East Campus

Work is set to begin soon on construction of a new Cancer Center by Erlanger Health System at its Gunbarrel Road East Campus. Erlanger is joining with a development firm, Chatt East 3 LLC of Alabama, on the four-story project located just south of Women's East Hospital on a wooded five-acre tract. Erlanger will be leasing the bottom three floors at a rate of $16.05 per square ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Testerman Forum

I badly misjudged how long it would take me to do my “early voting.” I was in-and-out in no time so I got to the Hamilton County School Board’s agenda meeting well enough beforehand to have an “educational forum” with board member David Testerman. If you haven’t noticed, forums and summits and “community enlightenment” groups are the new rage and, as my friend David laughed, “They ... (click for more)