You are a vital spoke in the wheel that makes up the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association, in order for the group to continue we need leaders willing to drive us forward. As members roll off the board or as it sometimes happens, are unable to serve, we have new board seats to fill. Serving on a board is a wonderful way to support North Knoxville Businesses and the community we care about. But it also can be a powerful way to build or expand your own skills and expertise.
Individuals who serve on a board have the opportunity to speak into the community they serve, develop and grow as leaders and cultivate relationships with peers, professionals, leaders, and to become community thought leaders. Consider joining the North Knoxville Business and Professional Board today, we need you, and it’s a great way to invest in the growth of our community. Please submit your questions or board recommendations to George Bove no later than November 30.
One of the membership’s favorite gatherings happens this month and it is an opportunity to be Santa for a high school student. No, you don’t have to don the suit, high school kids wouldn’t be seen near Santa’s shack and that big red suit, that wouldn’t be cool. Everyone should feel the joy of the season and you can spread that cheer to a high school student who might not have gifts under their tree.
Our speaker this month will be Tom Spangler, Knox County’s new Sheriff. Spangler started at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer in 1980 and climbed the ranks to become the chief deputy under Sheriff Tim Hutchison and then under JJ Jones. He has worked as a patrol supervisor, headed the narcotics division, started the aviation unit, was a SWAT team member for 14 years and more. Come out and meet Sheriff Spangler and learn what’s new in the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
We have started a new feature for our Business Spotlight, this month it is Old North Knoxville and they have been asked to do a radio interview on Fulton Radio. Listen live at 91.1 FM or tune in there are a variety of ways to listen, check it out here.
UPDATE: Our location has changed from Habitat to the Boys & Girls Club on Irwin.
Our speaker this month will be Eve Thomas, Knoxville’s new police chief. She began her career with the Knoxville Police Department in 1993. She most recently served as deputy chief over the Criminal Investigation Division.
Thank you to Boys & Girls Club for hosting our meeting on September 14th at 7:45 am. Our breakfast sponsor is Broadway Carpets, thank Garry Tener when you see him.
As we focus on what’s going on in our city and our zip code, this meeting you won’t want to miss!
So come to meet the new police chief and thank her for taking the time to meet with us.