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Spring Artesian Market

The Foothills Craft Guild held its Spring Artisan Market at The Venue in Lenoir City. The Guild encourages the development and appreciation of arts and handicrafts of all types...

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Sheep Shearing Day

Students and families were invited to the campus of the Museum of Appalachia to see sheep farmers cut the winter growth of wool off the Museum’s sheep flock.

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Derby Day Membership Party

The board of directors of James White’s Fort hosted a Derby Day and Membership Party to celebrate the annual race and to encourage attendees to become members in support of Knoxville’s oldest house.

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Lake Life: Brian and Mandy Welch Built Their Home on a Quiet Cove

Mandy Welch said she and husband Brian “stumbled onto the property” where they built their family home in 2011. They purchased the land in 2007 and waited four years to build...

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VIProfile: James Chiu

James Chiu, Senior Director of Strategy and Execution at Pilot Company, moved to Knoxville from Houston, Texas, in November 2020. Initially hired to work in business development and strategy at Pilot in 2018, Chiu had followed Shameek Konar, current CEO of Pilot, to the company when Konar accepted his initial position at Pilot as chief strategy officer in 2018...

VIProfile: Nikki Estridge

Nikki Estridge, actor, writer, director and producer, says she had no time for theatre as a high school and college student. “I was so involved with sports,” she said. Estridge earned an athletic/academic scholarship to the University of Tennessee where she played softball for the Lady Vols, graduating with high honors.

June/July Issue

Editor's Letter

Living just a short walk from a farmers’ market, I’ve gotten really spoiled, actually downright persnickety about my fruits and vegetables. There are at least four things I will only buy in season and from the people who grew them: tomatoes, peaches, corn and strawberries...

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Sam Beall Turns 102

Family and friends gathered at the home of Veazey and Andy Hillmer, one of Sam Beall’s grandchildren, to celebrate his 102nd birthday. Beall was profiled in VIP Knoxville’s December 2018/January 2019 issue.

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Home Federal Bank Elects New Board Member and Honors Dr. Joe Johnson

Home Federal Bank has named Jake Ogle to their Board of Directors and thanked Dr. JosephJohnson for his 30 years of service. Ogle is a partner at Five Oaks Development Group, LP. His company focuses primarily on the development of retail, restaurants, lodging, and attractions throughout East Tennessee.

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The Trust Company of Tennessee Promotes Cates

The Trust Company of Tennessee has promoted Lindsay Cates to vice president of marketing. She is responsible for marketing strategy to enhance client experience and support business development and retention...

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