Knoxville, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
Ripley PR, a business-to-business (B2B) public relations agency, owned by Maryville, Tenn.-native Heather Ripley, has announced it has moved to a new location in downtown Maryville’s historic Preservation Plaza building located at 200 East Broadway Ave., Suite 515.
“Growing up in Maryville gave me a strong appreciation for the history and wonderful amenities this area provides,” said Ripley. “And I feel fortunate to be a part of the revitalization of our downtown community by locating my business in an area that will one day be the center of business and activity for locals and visitors alike.”
Maryville began its re-emergence as a viable downtown community in 1998 when the popular Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain moved its headquarters to the area. What was once an underutilized business district slowly began to grow into a vibrant community with new businesses, casual and elegant restaurants, cultural attractions and shopping.
As a PR executive in Sarasota, Florida, Ripley was involved in several joint ventures by local businesses and groups to help create a more vibrant downtown area that attracted tourists, snowbirds and local residents to visit its restaurants, shops, movie theatres and cultural venues to much success. Locally, Ripley is a board member of the Keep Blount Beautiful organization and is on the board of the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation.
Ripley PR is a B2B public relations agency offering a full range of strategic communication services, including crisis management, media relations, and social media strategies, specializing in commercial construction, healthcare IT, franchising and manufacturing.
With more than 14 years of experience in marketing, sales, journalism, and public relations, Ripley’s diverse career has included executive positions with several agencies and corporations, creating and executing successful PR and marketing campaigns for B2B clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.
“I believe in our downtown.” stressed Ripley. “We’ve come a long way, and as additional businesses locate their offices here, we are becoming an even more attractive, vital and diverse city in which to live, work and play.”
In 2011, Ripley won the Florida Public Relations Association’s Thomas E. Nunan “Rising Star of the Year” award. For more information about Ripley PR, visit http://www.ripleypr.com.
About Ripley PR
Founded in 2013, Ripley PR is a Maryville-based B2B public relations agency using a blend of strategic business accounting and creative public relations branding to deliver measurable results. Specializing in commercial construction, healthcare, home services, franchising and manufacturing, the agency offers a full range of strategic communication services, including crisis management, media relations, and social media strategies. For more information, visit http://www.ripleypr.com or call 865.712.7175.