Five Little-Known, Must-See Spots in Knoxville

When Jack Neely graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in American history, he didn’t foresee becoming the city’s go-to person for local and regional history. He wanted to be a journalist, and his first bylines appeared in The Daily Beacon. Post-graduation, he became a history columnist at Citytimes, and he worked for the 1982 World’s Fair. By…

Artistry and Alchemy

Making your way through Knoxville’s historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood, you might notice the precipitous wooden facade surrounding Elkmont Exchange before you realized the gem of a restaurant sitting behind it. Pulling into the parking lot reveals an urban oasis of rustic influence that begins before you step foot in the building. Managing partner Nick DeVore has been at the helm…

Come On Over

Fifteen years ago, Scott Maddox opened Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson in Maryville with a bigger plan in mind than a simple, small-town bike shop. He wanted to create a rider’s destination, a place where riders could grab a bite, listen to some live music and browse the shop. Within its first year, a smaller version of The Shed opened for live…

Wise Words from Lessons Learned

Ralph Waldo Emerson is often credited with saying, "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." Whether or not Emerson is the real source of such wisdom makes no difference when it comes to its truth. It's only when we reflect on where we've been and what we've experienced can we learn the best lessons. Take it…

Drink to Donate

When Matthew Daniel was diagnosed with Duchenne disease, a type of muscular dystrophy, his parents, Martin and Melissa, were determined to do something to help the cause. After launching a successful beer festival in his native Memphis, Martin thought this type of fun, local event could be just the thing to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne research and treatment.…

Go Out and Play

 You never know how one trip can change someone’s life.  That’s the idea that started it all for Ed McAlister, founder of River Sports Outfitters. Originally from West Tennessee, Ed moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. While working as an engineer, it was his own unexpected adventure—backcountry skiing in Colorado—that made him want to share that with…

Money is the Fuel, Not the Destination

It is not uncommon for guys to frame financial and retirement planning in quantitative terms only. How much money do I need to have saved? How many years do I plan on being retired? What will my monthly expenses be in retirement? While all of these are necessary and important considerations, they are only part of the overall equation.

Attention, Gentlemen!

You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue. Yes, we celebrate the dads in our lives with Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

Go-Getters and Heavy Hitters

 Name: Kate Ziegler  Occupation: Business owner and motivational speaker  Three things I don't want to live without: Bible, journal, a phone to talk to my family because they don't live here

Patricia Robledo: A City Builder

In 2011, when Mayor Madeline Rogero took office, she soon heard from local business owners about how hard it was to know who to contact with questions, concerns and problems. Thus were the origins of City of Knoxville’s Business Liaison position, and Patricia Robledo landed the spot.