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SmartBank promotes Cain

SmartBank recently announced the promotion of Cynthia Cain to Executive Vice President and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. As an Executive Vice President and the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis...
4/13/2021

Business Bosses Support Cookie Bosses Program Connects Local Businesses with Girl Scout Troops

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians’ Business Bosses Supporting Cookie Bosses program provided local businesses an easy way to support the community’s youngest entrepreneurs...
4/13/2021

The Christman Company Earns Pinnacle Business Award

The Christman Company earned top honors in the large business excellence category in the Knoxville Chamber’s 2021 Pinnacle Business Awards. The Christman Company has built some of East Tennessee’s historically significant structures...
4/13/2021

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.
4/13/2021

The Power of One

The starfish story is probably familiar. The story was adapted from an essay by Loren Eiseley, a mid-20th-century author, into more of a parable: A man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
4/13/2021

An Artful Space: David Butler and Ted Smith's Home Reveals Their Passions

Prior to moving into their contemporary-style South Knoxville home, David Butler and Ted Smith say they looked at at least 350 ranch-style houses before finding the perfect fit for them...
4/13/2021

Bourbon Tasting

4/13/2021

Drive-Thru Fish Fry

4/13/2021

Chop To The Top

4/13/2021

Editor's Letter

About eight weeks ago, I called Sherri Gardner Howell, my good friend and one of VIP’s favorite freelance writers. Sherri can handle pretty much any writing task, which is why I call on her so often. She brings creativity and heart to every story. This time I thought I might stump her...
4/12/2021

Latest Issue 4 21

4/6/2021

Knoxville CEOs Address Growing Need for Workforce Housing

A small group of Knoxville CEOs recently masked up and came together to celebrate the dedication of a local family’s Habitat home. The Knoxville Habitat CEO Build, presented by Bank of America, is an opportunity for C-suite executives to raise awareness of the growing need for available workforce housing in our region.
3/16/2021

MW Events Opens

MW Events is Knoxville’s newest full service, luxury party planning service. The company was founded by Julie McKnight and Rachael Wofford in 2020 in hopes to bring a fresh, creative take to East Tennessee’s wedding and party scene.
3/16/2021

East Tennessee Tiffany Circle Sponsors New Emergency Response Vehicle for Red Cross Chapter

The East Tennessee Tiffany Circle has sponsored a new Emergency Response Vehicle for the Knoxville Red Cross Chapter. The Emergency Response Vehicle, or ERV for short, is a fixture for disaster operations for the American Red Cross.
3/16/2021

VIProfile: Chad Ragle

Chad Ragle, Director of Knox Youth Sports, has longtime connections to the program. He worked as an umpire and on the fields when he was in high school and college. His mother ran the concession stand for 20 years, and his father helps with concessions and keeps score at basketball games at Deane Hill.
3/16/2021
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