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Community Build: The Making of Murfreesboro’s Isaiah 117 House

Located in an ordinary neighborhood in Murfreesboro, the recently completed Isaiah 117 House is a bit of a miracle. Begun as the vision of AlLee Dauenhauer in 2019 for kids going into foster care, it has taken three and a half years to complete.

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VIProfile: Teb Batey

When walking into a room, Teb Batey puts one in mind of Golden Age actors like Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper. Tall and dressed in a classically tailored suit, he has the look and demeanor of a country gentleman from one of their movies.

The Tale of a Forever Home

Once upon a time in a place not too far away -- called Missouri – an energetic young girl with chestnut curls met a water purification system salesman named Mark and fell in love. She was sure he was THE ONE. 

Byrd Promoted to Rutherford County Market President

SmartBank is proud to announce the promotion of Brad Byrd to Rutherford County Market President. Byrd has been an integral part of the SmartBank team and has shown exemplary dedication and commitment to the company.

Local Gentleman Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Carson Caldwell, a rising junior at Rockvale High School, was celebrated on June 10th for earning his Eagle Scout ranking through the Boy Scouts of America. Carson’s Eagle project was to build and install a new extra-large firepit, five sustainable concrete and wood-stained benches, and an extra-large wood storage shed...

Tennessee Receives Largest BVL Grant to Deploy MyndVR Across All TN State Veteran Homes

MyndVR, the leading provider of VR-based, digital therapeutic experiences for the aging population, announced its deployment of virtual reality glasses to five different State Veteran Homes in Tennessee, which will be the first from the $250,000 grant from BVL (Bowlers to Veterans Link)...

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Publisher's Letter

With our May issue it is our opportunity to celebrate the local businesses, stores and entrepreneurs that make Murfreesboro and Rutherford County so special. The mission of VIP Murfreesboro is to highlight the great things going on in this community and focus around the philanthropy that goes on each and every month. 

TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center's Level III Trauma Center Receives Verification

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has achieved verification as an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level III Trauma Center.  TriStar StoneCrest was designated a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Tennessee Department of Health in 2018 and has become the first hospital in Tennessee to receive this additional, national verification. 

6 Hometown Heroes Presented Awards

District Attorney General Jennings Jones and Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon DeBoer presented the 2023 Hometown Heroes Awards at the 8th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday morning to six community leaders who have dedicated their careers to making our community a better place for children.

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Employee Committee Donates over $23,000

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s (MMC) Employee Committee oversees fundraising events and donations for the MMC Foundation as part of its Hearts & Hands Program. Every year, MMC employees select local organizations that will benefit from the funds raised through the MMC Foundation. 

VIProfile: Madelyn Scales Harris

Mama always said I was just like my Daddy, a public servant,” said Madelyn Scales Harris. “That’s why I got into politics, even though I swore I never would because of everything that Daddy went through being the first black man on the Murfreesboro City Council.”

Formwork: Sculpting SRM’s New Corporate Headquarters

On a hill overlooking I-840 and West Jefferson Pike sits the new SRM Corporate Headquarters. Made of glass and cement, it grabs attention. Not just because of its location, but because of its architecture. The design is something one would expect in a much larger city.