Tag Archives: Richard Bryan

Coach Pruitt scores with Knox leaders

With the University of Tennessee football season starting in about a month, you can feel the excitement growing in the Knoxville air with each passing day. I see more people wearing orange. And I definitely hear more discussion of the … Continue reading

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Symphony ShowHouse goes uptown. (You should, too!)

Every year, the Knoxville Symphony League typically selects a brand new 5,500-square-foot home, usually on the water, and invites an assortment of interior designers to decorate its various rooms. Called the Symphony Designer ShowHouse, tours of the home are one … Continue reading

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Grandiose ‘Gilded Age Gala’ greets 2018

Talk about an evening that had it all! That’s what the folks at Knox Heritage aimed for more than a year ago when Kim Trent, the preservation organization’s executive director, came up with the idea for an extravagant New Year’s … Continue reading

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Company name change is great party excuse!

It’s actually been four years since The Christman Company, based in Lansing, Michigan, acquired Knoxville’s Rentenbach Constructors Inc. in a merger of the two privately-held firms. But Rentenbach had continued to operate its offices in Knoxville and Greensboro, North Carolina, … Continue reading

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A Big Orange welcome for new athletics director

More than 200 community and business leaders gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center last week to be utterly charmed by the University of Tennessee’s new athletics director, John Currie. For his part, Currie seemed equally enamored with Knoxville.

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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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Happy New Year from ‘the party bunker!’

Nothing says “Happy New Year” like heavy artillery and stacks of ammunition. At least that’s how those of us felt who rang in 2017 in Richard and Bette Bryan’s fascinating (and fun!) “party bunker” — dubbed The Bunker Ballroom for … Continue reading

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Vision – and views – fill Massey fundraiser

Stunning river views — and the views of a large number of local politicians — were the highlights of a very successful fundraiser for state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey last night. Held at the beautiful Harrison Keepe home of Steve … Continue reading

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Symphony League dinner: wine, water and wow!

Wow, it’s great to know someone who owns a vineyard and winery! The Knoxville Symphony League discovered that very thing when Jenny and Randy Boyd donated four cases of their Serendipity Malbec, produced at their vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina, to … Continue reading

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The ‘King of Risotto’ comes to town

Richard and Bette Bryan, along with their friends Sharon and Dr. Bill Laing, have been many times to a fabulous resort called Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy. They love the chef there, Luciano Parolari, so much that they just … Continue reading

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