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Wit & Wisdom

Sam Venable has carved a path as an outdoor writer and columnist, inspiring thousands to experience the joy of the sporting lifestyle It’s early evening at Van Edom’s Wine Bar and I am enjoying a glass of wine with my wife Lisha. The
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Greg LeMond

Changing the face of cycling with innovative ideas, a resilient spirit, and a deep understanding of the science of carbon fiber As I sit in the research and testing facility for LeMond Bicycles, flashes of Greg LeMond’s story that I’ve
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Hallerin Hilton Hill

An observer of life who chooses joy and gratitude, leads with purpose, loves from the heart, and feels called to share light with his fellow man It doesn’t happen all that often, but every now and then an interview almost writes
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Notable in Knoxville

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that East Tennesseans know a thing or two about hard work and hospitality. Regardless of where you look, you are sure to find those in leadership positions leading with a sense of pride for our
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Shannon Harper

Sitting at the helm of Harper Auto Square, Shannon leads a busy life doing what he has come to love. This self-described eternal optimist and servant leader tackles each day immersed in supporting the people around him in their various
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April Thomas

Introspective business owner April Thomas found her home behind the lens of a camera and eventually in the background of a booming tattoo and piercing business. With a desire to help others find and live their truth, she is becoming a
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Mark Oldham

Longtime hospitality industry player Mark Oldham is finding ways to bring tourism to his region while maintaining its authenticity. Owner of Dancing Bear Appalachian Lodge in Townsend and several other culinary-based endeavors, he is
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Carol Evans

Carol Evans arrived in Knoxville long before the greenways did. But within a decade this self-described enthusiastic individual with big ideas found herself in the executive director role of the Legacy Parks Foundation, leading the charge
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Jonathan Miller

First and foremost an artist, Knoxville architect Jonathan Miller grew up with an appreciation for old structures that served a purpose. His early experiences in commercial architecture led him to understand who he wanted to be: a
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Elaine Streno

At the helm of Second Harvest for more than two decades, Elaine Streno has led the charge in providing food for the most in need in East Tennessee. And while this executive director has much to feel proud of, she admits she’s far from
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