South Knoxville Alliance News

Archives - September 2016

September 25, 2016

Fall Into Business

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The mission of the South Knoxville Alliance is to promote the well-being and success of the South Knoxville business and professional community thereby enhancing the quality of life of South Knoxville communities.

On Monday, October 17th, we will host a special membership outreach that is free and open to anyone interested in supporting South Knoxville. Join us at the lovely Historic Candoro Arts & Heritage Center (4450 Candora Ave) to learn more about the Alliance.

We will have light refreshments and live music. Bring your business card to enter our door prize drawing.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m. Check back for information about special events and upcoming meetings.

09/25/2016, 06:49 PM


September 07, 2016

SKA's Inaugural 2nd Saturday South

2nd Saturday South

Want to get involved?

The South Knoxville Alliance is spearheading an effort to promote all of South Knoxville with upcoming 2nd Saturday South events on Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Businesses are offering special discounts and neighborhoods are also encouraged to participate.

Could you offer a guided hike in the Urban Wilderness? Are you selling your home and want to host an open house? Are you looking for the perfect date for a trash clean up or a block party?

Email your ideas on how your business or neighborhood can be included in Oct., Nov. and Dec. to

Below are details about our September 10th event.

16 Reasons to Shop Local, Shop South on Sept. 10

  1. Second Saturday South Selfie Contest
    Prizes provided by Borderland Tees, Advance Metal Fabrication, H&R Block, Highlands Union Bank and Stanley’s Greenhouse
    To enter, 1) like the South Knoxville Alliance Facebook Page []; 2) Take a selfie picture at one of the designated locations; and 3) upload to Facebook using #soknoxsept
    1. Disc Exchange - record wall
    2. Wee Care Shoppe - giant frog kite
    3. Candoro Marble – front door gates by master iron worker Samuel Yellin
    4. Stanley's Greenhouse - fairy garden
    5. Ijams Nature Center - entry sign or Keyhole at Mead's Quarry
    6. Fort Dickerson - cannons
    7. Three Bears Coffee - bike sculpture
    8. William Hastie Natural Area - Urban Wilderness sign
    9. High Ground Park - Adirondack chairs
    10. JFG Coffee Sign
    11. Tea and Treasures - with Eleanor
  2. Disc Exchange - 50% off storewide (exclusions apply)
  3. Wee Care Shoppe - 25% off storewide in honor of 25th Anniversary (exclusions apply)
  4. Candoro Marble - Marble History Day - Tell Your Story and Take a Tour, noon to 5 p.m.
  5. Village Bakery - buy one dozen, get one dozen free of Thumbprint Cookies (limit 2 dozen per customer)
  6. Round Up Restaurant - burger, fries, drink for $4.99 + ice cream for only 50 cents
  7. South Landing CrossFit - free workout at Island Home Park, 9 - 10 a.m.
  8. Tea & Treasures - 9th Birthday Party (live music, outdoor vendors, door prizes, From Scratch food truck, cupcakes)
  9. H&R Block – providing kids games, and recruiting new team members for H&R Block at Tea & Treasures 9th Birthday Celebration
  10. Stanley's Greenhouse - 15% discount on all fairy garden accessories + fairy garden workshop at 10:30 a.m.
  11. Wood Realtors - Second Saturday South House Hunting - Call early to book your property tour: 577-7575
  12. Happy Yap Doggie Daycare - free behavior assessment day camp
  13. LaborExchange - Employee Car Giveaway Prize Awarded
  14. Borderland Tees - special Tennessee Tristar shirts triblend for only $10
  15. Shoney's:
    1. College Selfie Contest (Bring photo into Shoney's, receive 15% off when showing the selfie and UT student ID)
    2. Shoney Bear will greet guests and give away adult dessert coupons from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    3. Pokémon Go! trainers can find the Fort Dickerson and Fort Higley PokeStops in Shoney’s parking lot. Lures will be set from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  16. Ijams Nature Center:
    1. Art in the Valley 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part of American Craft and TN Craft Weeks
    2. Fitness Workshops: Barre Belle SUP Yoga 6 p.m., Mead's Quarry at 9 a.m. on Paddle Boards

09/07/2016, 02:14 PM


September 06, 2016

Submit your proposals for the next Knoxville SOUP

Knoxville SOUP is a dinner and micro-funding event designed to raise money for creative projects that are proposed, voted on and enacted by members of the community.

Knoxville SOUP also showcases a local artist at each dinner. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to complete our online application and have the opportunity to show their art or share their talent.

Proposals can be for anything that will benefit the community or society in general. Winning projects in other cities that have SOUP dinners have improved playgrounds, performed landscaping and beautification projects, created free lending libraries at area bus stops, sponsored educational programs, supported other charitable endeavors and even launched small businesses with a social focus. There are no hard and fast rules to what a proposal should be, only that someone envisions it, asks for it and the diners vote for it.

Complete an application to submit a proposal. The proposal application is simple. Just answer four questions about the project and why the project matters to Knoxville. Describe how the funds will be used and an estimate of how long it will take to complete the project. Project proposals should be submitted online no later than one week before the dinner. Four individuals or teams will be selected to present their project at the dinner. If a project is chosen, the presenters will give a brief oral presentation of four to five minutes and answer a few questions at the dinner. Winners will be invited back to report on the success of their project at future dinners.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the dinner. Suggested donations of $5 are collected at the door. Proposals will be presented at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Diners then have about an hour to eat, share and connect with others while voting for the project they like best. By about 8:15, the votes will be tallied, and the winning project will be awarded all donations raised at the door.


09/06/2016, 10:38 AM