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Editor's Letter



Over and over we hear: “It’s beautiful,” “We didn’t know there was so much going on” and “I had no idea that organization even existed.”

Credit for the look of the magazine goes to Managing Editor Andrea Miller, Sales Executive Renee Sprouse, our photographers and our design team. A special shout out goes to Ben Finch, whose beautiful photos appear in our VIP@Home feature.

We, too, have been amazed at just how much goes on in Knoxville. Our calendars are full. The logistic complexities of covering 40+ events a month, often several in one night, are capably handled by our event coverage team: Megan Venable, Liz Lyons, Britt Cole, Sherri Gardner Howell and Claire McWhorter.

The variety of causes is impressive and indicative of the things we as a community care about: everything from veterans needing service dogs and golden retrievers needing homes to a wide array of organizations in support of the arts, children, seniors, the environment, health and more.

Sherri Gardner Howell’s story on “Corporate Giving” in this issue highlights the generosity of three companies, who are three among the many businesses who support so much in the community.

As we close out our first year, I want to say a special thank you to all of you who have opened your hearts and your homes to us by allowing us to do a VIProfile or a VIP@Home feature. It has been a special privilege for me to sit down with so many of you who make Knoxville the place we’re happy to call home.

Enjoy the holidays, and we’ll see you next year.

Gay

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