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Emily Wyrick

Preparation, practice, and planning has this budding artist on the fast-track to stardom I’ve known Emily and her family for many years now. I can recall sitting down to dinner with them about five or six years ago wondering who would
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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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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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Joel Farmer

Joel Farmer spent much of his life working in the paper industry, but found a new career on his cattle ranch about a decade ago. A proud steward of Longhorn and Black Angus cattle, this once-UT football player has grown into a farmer who
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Erika Brown

Erika Brown has a lot to be proud of, but she is nowhere near done. With both silver and bronze Olympic medals to call her own and world travels under her belt as an international athlete, this 23-year-old is inspiring other female
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Tim Chandler

He never thought of becoming a nonprofit executive, but after 22 years with Scripps Networks, Tim Chandler found himself at a crossroads, where he could choose his next chapter. The position at Friends of the Smokies enables him to help
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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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