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UT Gardens Gala: over-the-top food on a fun Friday

We go to a heck of a lot of events every year and sometimes they all kind of blend together. Very few stand out. But the UT Gardens Gala does. I’m not sure why, but there’s just something different about … Continue reading

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Knoxville community welcomes new campus leader

Beverly Davenport, UT-Knoxville’s new chancellor, charmed more than 200 Knoxville business and community leaders recently with her enthusiasm and openness at a reception held in her honor at the Knoxville Convention Center. Costs of the reception were paid for entirely … Continue reading

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Regas Square wows at preview party

It was a heck of a preview party that launched the new Regas Square development on Wednesday evening at the Mill & Mine with more than 270 in attendance and great news coverage. (Disclosure: Moxley Carmichael helped with the function.) … Continue reading

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UT Gardens honor major donor — and peonies!

The weather gods smiled upon the UT Gardens Gala, thank goodness, as several hundred supporters gathered to raise money and also raise a glass or two to Henry McIlwaine Jr., whose generosity will fund a new pavilion on the Neyland … Continue reading

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Cheers to the Coffee Club!

When members of the venerable Coffee Club, who have been meeting at least weekly in downtown Knoxville since the 1930s, looked at their bank account record the other day, they noticed they had a tidy little sum saved up.

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‘Thrilling’ evening honors Ashley Capps

Every year the East Tennessee Community Design Center recognizes with the Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to building a better future for this region. This year, the award was bestowed upon concert promoter … Continue reading

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Venerable Coffee Club starts 2014 with new tradition

There wasn’t a big announcement or a news release. Very few people even know about it. But, in our little part of the social universe here in East Tennessee, the tectonic plates quietly shifted a little as 2013 came to … Continue reading

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Newest Vol is a winner!

This is a guest blog post by my friend and client Mary Bogert, the general manager of the Knoxville Convention Center. She wrote it for her own blog, From Inside the Center, shortly after a welcome event that Moxley Carmichael … Continue reading

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Charges of racism rock downtown Rotary Club; President hopes controversy brings change

A tasteless “Amos and Andy” type delivery of a joke at Tuesday’s meeting has caused one member of Knoxville’s oldest Rotary club to resign and many others to express concern. Members say that at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting, long-time … Continue reading

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