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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Why Laura Jones of River Sports is a Local Hero

When serendipity and compassion meet – amazing things can happen. Laura Jones, a general manager and buyer at River Sports Outfitters, is a stellar outdoorswoman who frequently leads the store’s kayaking and stand-up paddling excursions at lakes all over Knoxville. Last year, Jones attended a kayaking symposium where she met Joe, an amputee, with the

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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Secrets of a CEO: Mark Nelson Denim

Being the CEO of a new fashion design business is not limited to sexy models, runways, and catalog photo shoots. It’s a risky business-and the models need to get paid! “It’s exciting and overwhelming,” says Knoxville native...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

One World Circus is Making a Difference

Jake Weinstein, the statuesque co-founder of One World Circus, is also a registered nurse. Weinstein  finds parallels between nursing and clowning: “We have a desire to touch people. Everyday when I wake up, I hope I can be...

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