February Meeting highlights the search for the next Knox County School Superintendent

This year is off to a great start. We had 73 people at our last meeting.

NKBPA will meet on February 10 at Helen Ross McNabb Knox County Children and Youth Center, 600 Arthur St, Knoxville, TN 37921.


The program for February will feature Buzz Thomas, Interim Superintendent – Buzz is also the President of Great Schools Partnership (GSP), and was selected to fill the seat as Interim Superintendent of the Knox County Schools starting June 15, 2016. Thomas’ mission is to help make the Knox County Schools globally competitive.

Breakfast is sponsored by Helen Ross McNabb and the meeting will begin at 7:45am. 

Business Spotlight this month:
Commercial Bank – Eric Wolburg
5320 North Broadway
Knoxville 37918

SNOW POLICY: Meetings are canceled if Knox County schools are closed. The meeting will be re-scheduled for the following Friday unless otherwise notified. 

Please remember it is time to renew your membership. Dues have increased this year to $50 annually. Fill out your membership application here: nkbpa_Membership_renewal_2017

January meeting shines light on the Broadway Corridor

The first NKBPA meeting of 2017 will be on January 13 at BESCO, 1800 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Newly elected president George Bove says this meeting will start the new year off right for our businesses in the 37917 area.


The program will be a presentation of the latest Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan by Leslie Fawaz, AIA, Studio Director, East Tennessee Community Design Center.

In 2015 the Broadway Corridor Task Force was formed. The Taskforce is comprised of two members from the six neighborhood Associations along Broadway from Central to I-640 and the North Knoxville Business and Professional Association. The Taskforce asked the East Tennessee Community Design Center to assist in developing a Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan to address the challenges and enhance the assets of the corridor, and to provide a vision of how the corridor might look and function with the right amount of public and private investment. The Phase 1 study area is from Hall of Fame Interchange to Branson Avenue. The Design Center performed this work with support from the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department.  The results from the November 5, 2015 Public Input Meeting and Design Charrette directly influenced the development of the Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan.

Breakfast is sponsored by BESCO and the meeting will begin at 7:45am. 

Please remember it is time to renew your membership. Dues have increased this year to $50 annually. Fill out your membership application here: nkbpa_letter_membership_renewal_2017