Farragut businesses and individuals will have an opportunity to hear from Knox County mayoral candidates when Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce hosts its first 2018 Breakfast Speaker Series.
The Series will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Fox Den Country Club Ballroom, 12284 N. Fox Den Drive, and feature a panel discussion with Republican candidates Bob Thomas, Brad Anders and Glenn Jacobs. The discussion will begin at 8 a.m.
Hallerin Hilton Hill, local radio talk show personality, will facilitate the panel forum, said Julie Blaylock, Chamber president/CEO.
“[The candidates] have been committed [as speakers] for quite a while now,” she said.
The event is open to the public, and Blaylock urged those interested in attending to register early.
“This Breakfast Speaker Series brings the candidates together to discuss questions submitted from the community and includes an in-house Q and A,” she said.
“I haven’t decided who I am voting for yet, and I really would like to know more about the candidates that are going to be running for the position that’s going to affect our entire county, which Farragut is a part of,” Blaylock added. “I thought this is something that would be extremely important and helpful, not just for our business members but the community at large.
“And, the board of directors for the Chamber wholeheartedly agreed with that. Because as business leaders and residents, either in Farragut or outside, they too are curious and concerned about the different issues that each candidate supports.”
Cost of the series is $30 each for members and $40 for non-members. A table of 10 is $275.
Student attendees will be admitted for $15 each.
“The event is for members, non-members, local business representatives and students, for which there is a special admission rate,” Blaylock said.
“We really just wanted to provide a forum that would be a unique opportunity for people to have all three candidates in front of them — in person — hear them speak and get to know them as individuals and be able to ask questions.”