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A Place of Connection for Over a Century

We help businesses and nonprofits, big and small, connect with each other effectively by offering a space that fosters community.

The Regas Building is an initiative owned by the Knoxville Leadership Foundation with a mission to be a gathering place for the community. Here nonprofits can work together and learn from each other, local organizations and businesses can host events or meetings using our first-class meeting spaces, and the community can connect in the Vienna Coffee house, all while enjoying a 125 year old historic Knoxville landmark.
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OUR MEETING SPACES

THE
BOARD
ROOM

THE BOARD ROOM

This space is a remarkable venue for a smaller group desiring to meet offsite. Large windows fill two of the walls, stone structural pieces support the corners, and locally made furniture utilizing reclaimed materials from the Regas renovation make this a lovely space to meet in.
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THE
WATAUGA
ROOM

THE WATAUGA ROOM

The Watauga Room is a tribute to the late Watauga Hotel, the historic hotel once located in The Regas Building that was heavily frequented by the railway travelers of the early twentieth century. This space holds up to 20 people for a training setting or 24 for a banquet setting.
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THE
HARRIS
ROOM

THE HARRIS ROOM

Named in tribute to the original title of the building we now call The Regas Building, this space holds up to 40 people for a training setting or 48 people for a banquet setting. It can also be broken into two spaces, A & B.
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THE
REGAS
ROOM

THE REGAS ROOM

The largest venue in the Regas Building, the Regas Room holds up to 72 people for a training setting or 80 people for a banquet setting. It can also be broken into two spaces, A & B.
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We have over 6,000 square feet of conference and training spaces in four flexible rooms. Each space has state-of-the-art technology making The Regas Building a perfect place for professional meetings.

We have over 6,000 square feet of conference and training spaces in four flexible rooms. Each space has state-of-the-art technology making The Regas Building a perfect place for professional meetings.

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OUR CALENDAR

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MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
          1Discover Life in America
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Discover Life in AmericaTime: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Allyn Bailey Event
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Allyn Bailey EventTime: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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3Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Devotions
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: DevotionsTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Team Meeting
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Team MeetingTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Slate Media
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Big Slate MediaTime: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: ED Cohort
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: ED CohortTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4Big Slate Media
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Slate MediaTime: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team MeetingTime: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Tips for a Stress-Free Finan
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Tips for a Stress-Free FinanTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Orientation
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: OrientationTime: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentor 2.0
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentor 2.0Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Directors Meeting
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Directors MeetingTime: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Meaningful Partnerships
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Meaningful PartnershipsTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff Meeting
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff MeetingTime: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Maximizing LinkdIn to Advanc
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Maximizing LinkdIn to AdvancTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7Thrive Ministry Leadership Residency
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thrive Ministry Leadership ResidencyTime: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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10Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Devotions
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: DevotionsTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Program Team Meeting
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Program Team MeetingTime: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
KAMI Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
KAMI MeetingTime: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Board Meeting
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Board MeetingTime: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: ED Cohort
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: ED CohortTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Game Night
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Game NightTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
11Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team MeetingTime: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
12Knoxville Leadership Foundation: USDA RCDI Opioid Trainings
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: USDA RCDI Opioid TrainingsTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Culture of Diversity & Equit
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Culture of Diversity & EquitTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
13Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Grant Writing Fundamentals
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Grant Writing FundamentalsTime: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff Meeting
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff MeetingTime: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Orientation
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: OrientationTime: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
14Thrive Ministry Leadership Residency
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thrive Ministry Leadership ResidencyTime: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Martin Wedding Reception
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Martin Wedding ReceptionTime: 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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17Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Devotions
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: DevotionsTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Team Meeting
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Team MeetingTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
18Big Brothers Big Sisters: Executive Board Meeting
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Executive Board MeetingTime: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Conversational Intelligence-
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Conversational Intelligence-Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team MeetingTime: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Bowl for Kids' Sake Steering Commi
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Bowl for Kids' Sake Steering CommiTime: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Playback Theatre
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Playback TheatreTime: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
19Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Directors Meeting
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Directors MeetingTime: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: USDA RCDI training
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: USDA RCDI trainingTime: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Bowl for Kids Sake Team Recruitmen
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Bowl for Kids Sake Team RecruitmenTime: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff Meeting
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff MeetingTime: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: OnBoard - Board Governance &
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: OnBoard - Board Governance &Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
21Thrive Ministry Leadership Residency
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thrive Ministry Leadership ResidencyTime: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Surprise Shower
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Surprise ShowerTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
22Wesley House: Student Leadership Development Retreat
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wesley House: Student Leadership Development RetreatTime: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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24Knoxville Leadership Foundation: Devotions
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Knoxville Leadership Foundation: DevotionsTime: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Program Team Meeting
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Program Team MeetingTime: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Orientation
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: OrientationTime: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: ED Cohort
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: ED CohortTime: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentor 2.0
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Mentor 2.0Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
25Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Development Team MeetingTime: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
26WUOT: Board Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WUOT: Board MeetingTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
27Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff Meeting
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Alliance for Better Nonprofits: Staff MeetingTime: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
28Thrive Ministry Leadership Residency
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thrive Ministry Leadership ResidencyTime: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Historic Regas

The building that we refer to today as The Regas Building has remained a steady presence in downtown Knoxville for well over a century. Originally much larger at five stories tall, the building has seen Gay Street transform from a railway to a roadway, traffic directing officers replaced by stoplights, and a passionate Regas family grow a small diner into a trademark restaurant.
Calvin and Jordan

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