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Innov865 Alliance plans forum for Knoxville Mayoral candidates on March 5

Candidates vying to become Knoxville’s next Mayor will share ideas and perspectives on entrepreneurship and innovation at an upcoming mayoral forum presented by the Innov865 Alliance, the local collaborative of organizations advancing the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The public is invited to attend the forum, scheduled for March 5 at Relix, 1208 North Central Street in North Knoxville.

Moderated by anchor Kristin Farley from WATE-TV “6 On Your Side,” the Alliance’s media partner, the forum will explore candidates’ positions on critical aspects of Knoxville’s economy, specifically entrepreneurship, innovation and access to capital. The candidates will be joined by a panel of local entrepreneurs, supplying questions for lively discussion and debate.

The six mayoral hopefuls who have filed necessary paperwork to appoint a Treasurer for the 2019  election have been invited to attend. As of last week, contenders Mike Chase, Indya Kincannon, Eddie Mannis, and Marshall Stair have each confirmed their attendance.

All interested persons are invited to attend the mayoral forum. Ticketing information and additional details will be available soon here. Doors will open promptly at 5 p.m. for the 5:30 p.m. forum.


Tom Ballard

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer,
Pershing Yoakley & Associates. P.C.

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