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Hope Gala

2019 Hope Gala Chairs Shelby and Brian Quinley welcomed guests to The Press Room for a festive “Havana Nights” themed evening that included a 3-course Cuban-inspired dinner with unlimited spirits, music by the 12 South Band and live and silent auctions.

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Dining on the Dock

Rotarians invited the public to join them at their biggest fundraiser of the year, themed “Dining on the Dock” and held on the shore of Ft. Loudon Lake at Concord Marina. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres, a wine tasting, a silent auction and musical stylings from Mobile Beats.

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Artsclamation! is a fine art sale benefiting the behavioral health services of Peninsula. Each year a featured artist donates a piece to Peninsula to be used in promotional materials for the event and auctioned to the highest bidder at the preview party.

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Colorful Christmas

Todd Richesin and Bobby Brown’s approach to decorating for the holidays exemplifies the same principles they apply when decorating their home and those of clients: layering, texturing and collecting meaningful objects over time.

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Maryville College: Noble, Grand & True

The threads that run through history – whether it be your own personal history or the history of a storied institution – are seldom continuous. Storylines frazzle, fray or get knotted up, and another picks up. For Maryville College, which is finishing up a year-long bicentennial celebration next month, the thread of inclusive values runs consistent.

VIProfile: Randy Boyd

Sitting across the table from me in his eighth floor corner office in Andy Holt Tower on the eve of his first year anniversary as interim president of the University of Tennessee, Randy Boyd is not the slightest bit coy about his love of the job and his desire to continue in the position.

People & Places

The Long Run Opens on Sutherland

Sutherland Avenue welcomes new small business entrepreneurs Julia Conner and Ethan Coffey, owners of The Long Run. Julia and Ethan are avid runners with a passion for promoting community wellness events and workshops that bring experienced and new athletes together. 

People & Places

First Horizon Opens Operation Hope at Alcoa Financial Center

First Horizon National Corp. celebrated Blount County’s first Operation HOPE Inside location at its Alcoa Financial Center. The bank established a strategic partnership in 2014 with Operation HOPE to provide communities with the resources to empower people to help themselves, to achieve economic dignity, and secure their financial future.

December Issue

Editor's Letter

I can’t believe it’s been two years since the publishers of this brand new publication, VIP Knoxville, reached out and asked if I’d like to be involved. I was happy raising funds and awareness for Positively Living, a non profit organization I loved, an organization that created a position for me, welcomed me and supported me. Could I walk away from them?

People & Places

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Awards Grants

Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon officials presented $8,000 in grants to five organizations that support healthy living in East Tennessee. The grants are part of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s Community Contribution Program, now in its sixth year...

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