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Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union to celebrate grand opening of Northshore location

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., –– Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union is hosting a grand opening celebration forthe new Northshore Branch on Friday, February 10. In the Credit Union’s 89 years of serving EastTennessee communities, this milestone marks the opening of the 25th location to serve Credit Unionmembers.

The Knox County Mayor, city and county officials, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, and localbusinesses, will be present for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. The grand opening, to be held at1974 Town Center Blvd., will feature refreshments and a drawing for prizes throughout the day. Everyoneis invited to attend.

“We are grateful for the support of our members in reaching this historic milestone,” says president andCEO Glenn Siler. “At Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, our philosophy is people helping people.Opening the Northshore branch will allow us to become part of this neighborhood and give back to thelocal schools, events and organizations.”

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union has a long history of helping members live better lives and growfinancially. Today, more than 260,000 members entrust the Credit Union with their finances. The CreditUnion recently achieved the Callahan & Associates ranking as one of the Top 15 Credit Unions forMember Service Nationwide for providing outstanding value to its members.

"We serve communities in eight East Tennessee counties and Johnson City,” says Lynn Summers,Executive Vice President. “When members turn to us for their finances, the money they deposit stayshere in East Tennessee and helps other people. We are proud to not only support our members, but alsothe thriving communities where they live and work.”

The Northshore Branch is conveniently located at 1974 Town Center Blvd. in Northshore Town Center atthe intersection of I-140 and Northshore Rd. Credit Union hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.For more information on membership benefits at Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union,

Voting begins in UScellular, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley annual Black History Month Art Contest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1, 2023) – Voting is now open in UScellular’s Eighth Annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Voting is available online, and community members can visit to vote for their favorite piece of artwork.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley members created original pieces representing influential Black icons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM). These included historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators who have made vital contributions to the world of science, technology, engineering and math.

Ten finalists from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley were chosen by club representatives and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Voting will remain open until Feb. 28, and anyone 18 or older can vote.


The top three vote-getters will be announced in March, and prizes include gift cards in the following amounts:

  • $250, 1st place
  • $150, 2nd place
  • $100, 3rd place

Since 2009, UScellular has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to non-profit organizations across the country. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, visit

No Purchase Necessary. Entrants who are minors must have parental consent to participate in the Contest. Official Contest Rules, including full entry details and Finalist and Winner selection criteria/voting are available by email request to

About UScellular

UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2023. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, visit

AT&T 5G Lab dedicated at UT

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and AT&T dedicated the new AT&T 5G Lab today at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. The lab’s dedication is another step forward for the two institutions’ commitment and capacity to bringing high-speed technologies with meaningful uses to Tennesseans.

“Our communities gain major benefits when our faculty and students tackle real-world issues brought by companies who also live and work in those same communities. That’s what is happening today between UT and AT&T — we are committed to making life and lives better,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman.

UT is one of only six universities in the United States to advance research initiatives in collaboration with AT&T. In 2021, UT agreed to work with AT&T on research projects using a 5G+ millimeter wave spectrum network in a lab environment.

“We have a long history of working with UT on projects that explored how to capitalize on emerging advanced technologies, and now we’re looking forward to what faculty and students here will learn about the capabilities of 5G high-speed broadband,” said Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee. “It is exciting to think that innovations and applications which will improve lives tomorrow may begin as a ‘what if’ conversation in this new lab.”

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Installation of the lab’s testbed equipment has been completed, and faculty and students can begin research and development across a variety of areas of interest.

“Our faculty and students are really excited to use this state-of-the-art 5G testbed to develop innovations with such far-reaching implications, including in precision agriculture, health care, and transportation,” said UT Vice Chancellor for Research Deborah Crawford. “We create high-impact solutions when we collaborate with organizations like AT&T.”

5G wireless technology provides high-speed mobile broadband networks with ultra-low latency and better data capacity to consumers.

Research conducted in the new lab has potential application for multiple sectors:

Transportation applications may include near real-time decision-making and control of vehicles, traffic monitoring, network optimization, secure 5G communications for transportation systems and allocating appropriate resources to different transportation services.

Telemedicine applications may include predictive modeling to allow for early detection of diseases, noncontact patient monitoring, remote surgeries and unobtrusive health monitoring.

Smart agriculture applications may include low-cost and robust hardware; sensors for crops, soil, and animal monitoring; self-driving tractors; and monitoring the health of livestock.

Sports applications may include immersive and interactive sporting experiences, virtual tours of stadiums, and player and team performance data.

At the event, attendees were shown a demonstration showing how augmented reality could assist a technician performing critical work on an airplane’s landing gear while working with a subject matter expert in a remote location. Similar applications exist in fields like incident management and security, in which determining exact locations of people and assets are critical.

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UT students and faculty demonstrated how 5G+ connections, coupled with multi-access edge computing, provide ultra-fast connectivity with ultra-low latency while keeping the data within the UT Knoxville network.

Tickle College of Engineering Professor Aly Fathy plans to make this a core research focus of the lab moving forward.

Entrepreneurs, lawmakers come together during Innovation Week

NASHVILLE, TN – January 24, 2023 –People connected to Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem — from startup founders and lawmakers to investors and nonprofit leaders — will soon gather for five days of innovation, advocacy and connection.

LaunchTN’s Innovation Week is slated for March 27-31.

The week, which showcases the state’s entrepreneurship successes, grew out of LaunchTN’s annual effort to increase the visibility of startups and innovation in the Volunteer State.

“Tennessee is unique because we have a really strong, state-wide entrepreneurial community,” LaunchTN CEO Lindsey Cox said. “Innovation Week is a great time to have everyone involved in that community together. The value of getting all these great minds in one place can’t really be overstated.”

The free event will:

  • showcase the state’s innovators and innovation assets
  • include advocacy for Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • connect lawmakers, startup founders, investors, mentors and other leaders in the entrepreneurial space

The week will include some invite-only events for LaunchTN’s Network Partners, while other events are open to the public.

March 29 is LaunchTN’s annual public meeting.

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During the Innovators Summit, on March 30, there will be lab tours that showcase the work scientists do in the hopes of commercializing it, as well as educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Friday will see popup events across the state at regional entrepreneur centers.

Last year’s event drew more than 700 people to the area.

About Launch Tennessee

Launch Tennessee(LaunchTN)is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurship and economic development with a goal to make Tennessee the most startup friendly state. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit we are uniquely positioned to provide direct investment, while also supporting collaboration among founders, investors, researchers, the private sector, institutions, and government. We foster entrepreneurship, technology advancement and workforce development through capital access, commercialization, mentorship, marketing and partnerships.

South College Knoxville and Nashville nursing students achieve 92% pass rate on NCLEX-RN Exam

Students in the South College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offered at the Knoxville and Nashville campuses who took the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) in 2022 earned a 92% pass rate on their first attempt at the exam.

“We congratulate the BSN graduates on their exceptional performance on national examinations and are happy to have helped 163 individuals in Tennessee achieve the title of ‘registered nurse’ in 2022,” South College Chancellor Steve South said. “This reinforces the great emphasis we place on training, education, student support, and providing great faculty and external partners to prepare students to enter critical health professions.”

The national exam assesses the application and analysis of knowledge that students learn in school and ensures that entry-level nurses can make clinical judgments and meet the needs of patients. It covers four major categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity. It is the final component of the licensure process.

South College is accepting applications for the next BSN cohort and offers multiple healthcare programs from certificate to doctoral levels across several disciplines. South College students who qualify for financial aid have access to a range of programs as do members of the U.S. military, veterans, and their families. The institution offers both student and career services.

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For more information about South College, please call the Knoxville campus at 865-251-1800 or the Nashville campus at 629-802-3000 or

About South College

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


Is Knoxville TVA Credit Union open today? ›

7515 Central Avenue Pike, Powell, TN 37849 Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM Friday 9 AM - 6 PM Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Drive-Thru only) The Credit Union has 25 branches (and growing), plus a network of over 90,000 ATMs to help you accomplish your financial to-do's.

What is the address for Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union? ›

Driving directions to Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, 1316 Wilson Rd, Knoxville - Waze.

What does Knoxville TVA stand for? ›

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was one of the new businesses that brought hope to the East Tennessee area—since it promised new jobs and unique opportunities.

How do I check my balance on my TVA Credit Union account? ›


Dial (865) 544-5675 or toll free (866) KTVAECU (588-2328). Wherever you are, we are there too! Telephone banking provides up-to-date information on your account.

Are TVA employees considered federal employees? ›

About the TVA

Its employees are not traditional federal employees. TVA does not pay state, local or federal taxes as it is a federal government entity.

Is Tennessee Valley Credit Union a good bank? ›

In 2021, Forbes recognized TVFCU as Best-In-State Credit Union in Tennessee and even ranked them best in the nation.

How much can you withdraw from TVA Credit Union? ›

- You are limited to twenty five (25) ATM withdrawals or fifty (50) POS transactions you may make in any one (1) day. - You may make up to a combined maximum of $1,000.00 in ATM withdrawals and POS transactions in any one (1) day, if there are sufficient funds in your account.

Is TVA a US government agency? ›

The Tennessee Valley Authority conducts a unified program of resource development for the advancement of economic growth in the Tennessee Valley region. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a wholly owned Government corporation created by act of May 18, 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831-831dd).

How does TVA make money? ›

We don't get taxpayer funding; rather, our revenues come from sales of electricity. TVA also provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and regional governments with their economic development efforts.

What are the benefits of the TVA? ›

Insurance Benefits
  • TVA core benefits (life and long-term disability)
  • Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
  • Supplemental life insurance.
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Long-term care insurance.
  • Critical illness insurance.

Why was the Tennessee Valley Authority controversial? ›

Like many New Deal programs, the TVA was controversial from its beginning. Power companies vehemently opposed the TVA, resenting the cheaper energy the TVA provided and saw the agency as a threat to private enterprise.

How do I check my union account balance on my phone? ›

Balance on Missed Call Service on 09223008586

Customers can get their primary account balance by giving Missed call to 09223008586.

How can I check my union account balance online? ›

You can check the balance of your Union Bank of India account in a variety of ways. You can phone 0922-300-8586, text "UBAL" to 0922-300-8486 from your registered mobile number, or use the UBI Net Banking/Mobile Banking apps.

Can I check my account balance? ›

You can also check your account balance through an ATM. They also provide the updated account balance. By visiting the nearby ATM, you can insert the ATM card or debit card and follow the on-screen instructions. It is suggestible to use your own bank's ATM or an ATM network which your bank uses.

Is it better to keep your money in a bank or credit union? ›

Better rates on savings accounts and loans: Credit unions offer higher interest rates on savings accounts and lower rates on loans—exactly what consumers want. Higher interest rates on bank accounts help your money grow faster, while lower rates on loans make it cheaper to borrow money.

What is the most trusted credit union? ›

Best Credit Unions – February 2023
  • Navy Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.25%, Min. Balance to Earn APY: $5.00.
  • State Employees' Credit Union, APY: 0.10%, Min. ...
  • Members 1st Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.10%, Min. ...
  • America First Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.05%, Min. ...
  • Mountain America Federal Credit Union, APY: 0.05%, Min.
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Are credit unions declining? ›

The number of federally insured credit unions declined to 4,853 in the second quarter of 2022, from 5,029 in the second quarter of 2021. In the second quarter of 2022, there were 3,042 federal credit unions and 1,811 federally insured, state-chartered credit unions.

Does TVA have a pension? ›

TVA-Funded Pension Benefit

You are considered vested when you have five years of creditable service. Generally, creditable service is the length of time spent as a member of the Retirement System. However, it also includes credit for any unused sick leave and forfeited annual leave after January 1, 1980.

What is the salary of the head of the TVA? ›

Although Lyash's total compensation package in 2022 was down $122,456 from his record-high package the previous year due to a change in how his pension is valued, the $1.15 million salary of the TVA CEO in 2022 was nearly triple the $400,000 salary given to the president of the United States.

Are federal employees automatically in a union? ›

All employees of the Federal Government, including Postal Service employees, by law are guaranteed the right to refrain from union membership. See 5 U.S.C. § 7102 (federal employees generally); 39 U.S.C. § 1209(c) (postal employees).

Is a union better than a bank? ›

Since credit unions are member-driven and not for profit, members receive higher interest rates on savings, lower rates on loans and lower fees. On the other hand, profits made by banks are only distributed among their shareholders, meaning that the money banks make isn't returned to the people they make it from.

What are the disadvantages of credit unions over banks? ›

Cons of Banking With a Credit Union
  • Membership Restrictions. In the past, membership in a credit union was far stricter. ...
  • Limited Locations. In many towns, credit unions may only have one or two physical branches. ...
  • Fewer Services. Certain services found at banks are not always available through a local credit union.
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Is a credit union as good as a bank? ›

Like banks, credit unions accept deposits, make loans and provide a wide array of other financial services. But as member-owned and cooperative institutions, credit unions provide a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates.

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw at a time? ›

Most often, ATM cash withdrawal limits range from $300 to $1,000 per day. Again, this is determined by the bank or credit union—there is no standard daily ATM withdrawal limit.

What is the maximum amount you can withdraw from a bank? ›

Cash Withdrawal Limit

Most banks set 20% to 40% of the total credit amount allowed to the cardholder as the cash limit. This cash limit will be conveyed to you at the time of issuance. This limit is not the same across all credit card providers, all variants of credit cards and all consumer/user categories.

What is the maximum amount I can withdraw? ›

The maximum amount of money you can withdraw from an ATM at one time depends on the bank. Most banks have ATM withdrawal limits ranging from $300 to $3,000 daily. For example, Bank of America advertises a $1,000 maximum daily withdrawal limit for most accounts.

Does TVA have a nuclear power plant? ›

Our Plants

We operate three nuclear plants capable of generating an average of 8,275 megawatts of electricity each day: Browns Ferry, near Athens, Alabama. Sequoyah, in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. Watts Bar, near Spring City, Tennessee.

How many states does TVA cover? ›

As a federal public power corporation, the TVA serves about 80,000 square miles in the southeastern United States. This area includes most of Tennessee and parts of six other states – Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Is the TVA a success? ›

The TVA was a great success almost from the beginning and helped ease some of the economic hardship not only in the state of Tennessee but also in parts of Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Why is my TVA account locked? ›

Your account will be temporarily locked when you enter your account password incorrectly multiple times, AND you also answer your security question incorrectly.

How do I skip a payment in TVA Knoxville? ›

Members with these loan types need to call (865) 544-5400 for assistance. Otherwise, please fill out the form below to request Skip-A-Payment. Skip-a-Payment Disclaimer - Skip-A-Payment is not valid on real estate loans, business loans, line-of-credit loans, or credit cards. $35.00 fee applies to each skip-a-payment.

How do I contact Knoxville TVA Credit Union? ›

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union continually works to keep Members protected a top priority! If you have any questions, call (865) 544-5400 or (800) 467-5427.

Can a bank freeze your account for suspicious activity? ›

Banks may freeze bank accounts if they suspect illegal activity such as money laundering, terrorist financing, or writing bad checks. Creditors can seek judgment against you which can lead a bank to freeze your account. The government can request an account freeze for any unpaid taxes or student loans.

How long can a bank freeze your account for suspicious activity? ›

Generally, for simpler situations or misunderstandings the freeze can last for 7-10 days. For more complicated situations, the bank may request detailed information and take 30 days or more to review and decide whether to unfreeze or close the account entirely.

Why do banks block accounts? ›

This usually occurs when the account holder has unpaid debts to creditors or the government, or when there is suspicious activity detected through the account.

How many times can you skip a pay? ›

Maximum of three (3) skips per loan with terms up to 84 months. Maximum of six (6) skips per loan with terms more than 84 months. If you elect to skip a payment, your loan term will be extended by one month, which may increase the total interest paid over the life of the loan.

How many times can you use skip a payment? ›

Skip-a-pay can be used once every 12 months on eligible auto loans. Interest continues to accrue during the extension month at the agreed-upon rate stated in the loan agreement.

Are you allowed to skip a car payment? ›

Most lenders allow car loan payment deferment for up to three months. Very few lenders allow you to skip payments for as long as six months. However, the lender could consider the option if you have a good credit score, consistent payment history, and your current financial circumstances.


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