Ripley PR wins BRAVO Award Release
Ripley PR Receives Keep Blount Beautiful Bravo! Award
Global PR agency
specializing in franchise, home service and B2B honored for the renovation of
its headquarters in downtown Maryville, Tenn.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – June 13, 2017 –
PR, a global public relations agency specializing in franchise and
business-to-business (B2B), has received the 2017 Keep Blount Beautiful (KBB)
Bravo! Reuse/Redesign Award for the renovation of its headquarters at 357 Ellis
Avenue in Maryville.
KBB presents the award annually to a business or organization that
has creatively reused or redesigned existing buildings in Blount County. The
agency moved into the new office in July 2016 after Maryville-based Leon
Williams Contractors extensively renovated the space.
“Thanks to all those who voted for Ripley PR for this wonderful
award,” said Heather Ripley, CEO of Ripley PR. “Not only did we want an office
that would make the community proud, we also wanted to create a great place to work.
The location is perfect for our employees, and we are especially grateful to Leon
Williams Contractors for making what should have been a difficult
Studio Four Design, a leading architecture firm located in Knoxville,
did the redesign work for the entryway, stairs and conference room.
“We were able to combine functionality with a nod to mid-century
modern through furnishings and the use of color throughout,” Ripley said. “We’re
thankful each day to not only be in this building, but to see beautiful Pistol
Creek from our office windows. We’re located along the Maryville-Alcoa
Greenway. To be so close to such a community treasure is a real benefit to our
agency and our employees.
“I chose Blount County as the home for my business because I can
think of no better community in which to invest. I grew up in Blount County.
I’m passionate about this wonderful community and so proud of the commitment of
its citizens to preserving the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. I had a
vision to create a world-class PR agency right here in East Tennessee, and
we’re proud to win this award and call Blount County home.”
About Ripley PR
Ripley PR, Inc. is a global B2B public relations agency using a
blend of strategic business accounting and creative public relations branding
to deliver measurable results. Specializing in construction, franchising,
technology, home services and manufacturing, the agency offers a full range of
strategic communication services, including crisis management, media relations
and social media strategies. Ripley PR is a partner in IPREX, the $250
million network of communication agencies, with 1,800 staff and 120
offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.ripleypr.com or