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Michelle Porter

This local mixologist and entrepreneur is canning cocktails for a cause. While pursuing a degree in microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Michelle found herself drawn to the world of craft cocktails and bartending. Now, just a
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Building Momentum

With the retirement of Joe DiPietro from his position as president of the University of Tennessee System, the UT Board of Trustees were saddled with some very important shoes to fill. The board chair had his sights on one man to fill
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Yassin Terou

Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Place in America” is no exaggeration. The high-spirited owner of Yassin’s Falafel House, Yassin Terou, outpours love and support to the Knoxville community because he is so grateful for receiving the same. Since
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Randy Burleson

A Familiar name in Knoxville's restaurant industry Randy Burleson opened the first Aubrey’s in Farragut in 1992. While pursuing his MBA at the University of Tennessee, he took a part-time job as a dishwasher and became interested in the
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The Middle Path

Knoxville therapist Hope Reneau promotes mindfulness Hope Reneau, Director of The Middle Path IOP, believes that Knoxville is opening up to the idea of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is a therapy central to the mission of The
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Chosen to Be Santa

When Gatlinburg’s Santa Pat was young, Christmas was very different. There were many small independent Christmas shops, specialty stores, and year-round Christmas shops like his own: Santa’s Claus-et. “Our store here is partly for us…
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Pete DeBusk

In late January, former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade sat with Pete DeBusk, founder of DeRoyal Industries and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Lincoln Memorial University. He came from humble beginnings in southwest…
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Tim Burchett

After two terms as Knox County mayor, Tim Burchett has decided to throw his Carharrt into the ring to replace outgoing 15-term Representative Jimmy Duncan in Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district. As he concludes his final term and…
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