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East Tennessean of the Year

The East Tennessee Historical Society Board of Directors recently hosted the East Tennessean of the Year award ceremony and party at Cherokee Country Club to honor Natalie Haslam.

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Customer Appreciation Day

Knoxvillian Jason Hall celebrated the third year of his return to Knoxville and the opening of his plastic surgery practice in West Knoxville with an annual customer appreciation day.

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Sip and Shop For A Cause

Jewelry Television displayed a glittering array of jewelry at Sip and Shop for a Cause held recently at JTV’s West Knoxville headquarters. Guests sipped wine, nibbled on appetizers and shopped with enthusiasm.

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Grateful Heart Luncheon

Harmony Family Center recently held its 3rd annual Grateful Hearts luncheon at Cherokee Country Club. This year the luncheon proceeds benefited Harmony’s Equine Assisted Activities & Therapy program.

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National Philanthropy Day Luncheon

Nonprofit professionals recently gathered at the Foundry on the Fair Site for the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. At the event, our area’s top philanthropists, volunteers and professionals were honored for their hard work and dedication in helping to make East Tennessee a better place.

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10th Annual Legacy Dinner

Hallerin Hilton Hill was recently honored by the Emerald Youth Foundation at the 10th annual Legacy Dinner for his work with the children supported by the organization. Patrons of the Foundation gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center...

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Deck The Halls

At the Louisville home of Darryl and Janice Haynes, it’s looked like Christmas since early November. “I’ve always decorated a week before Thanksgiving,” said Janice, who wasn’t terribly thrown by the early appearance of trees, bows and such. Darryl wasn’t so sure...

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VIProfile: Sam Beall, Jr.

You don’t live to be 99 years old without experiencing a lot, but Sam Beall, Jr. may have seen and done more than most. Beall was born in Plains, Georgia, and grew up in nearby Richland. He admitted to knowing Plains’ most well-known resident...

Corporate Giving

“We would like to thank our Sponsors.” The proclamations are front and center at every gala, every golf tournament, every 5k run, every work day and every plated dinner in Knoxville raising funds for a charity or arts organization. Business leaders and individuals in the community who pony up funds for an event before the first ticket is sold are the lifeblood of local 501(c)3 organizations.

People & Places

U.S. Cellular Provides Free Phone Calls, Internet Access to Those in Need

On Thanksgiving, U.S. Cellular associates and their family members provided free phone calls and internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). The associates also donated pies and desserts to the meal.

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Big Springs Veterinary Hospital Opens It's Doors

Alcoa-based general contractor Hickory Construction is pleased to add the newly completed Big Springs Veterinary Hospital to its growing resume of medical projects.With spacious kennels, a client-friendly lobby, and treatment areas for dogs and cats on opposite sides of the facility...

December Issue

Editor's Letter

It’s time to break out the champagne, sparklers and birthday cake: VIP Knoxville is one year old. What a year it has been...From the first time I was shown the model for VIP Knoxville, I knew I wanted to be part of it. I knew it was going to be popular with readers, advertisers and non profits--and it has been.

People & Places

Eric W. Barton Gives $3.14 Million to UT School of Music

The University of Tennessee School of Music has received a $3.14 million gift from Maryville entrepreneur Eric W. Barton, a former U.S. Marine who formed several businesses after serving in the armed forces in the Middle East.

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BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

December 16, 2018

One of our most popular books and plays for kids returns to KCT, as the Herdman family muscles their way into the church’s annual Christmas Play.

CLAYTON HOLIDAY CONCERT

December 16, 2018

East Tennessee's favorite holiday tradition continues as the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and special guests celebrate the season. Enjoy all your favorite songs and carols, plus an appearance by Santa himself! 

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

December 16, 2018

Join us for a classic holiday film screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union. Released in 1946 and starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is a bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey, a compassionate but debt-ridden manager of a bank in typical small-town America, and the angel that helps him realize his importance in the world. This free event, made possible by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and experience the beautiful Tennessee Theatre. General admission seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is limited.