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Weekend edition October 01, 2021 | Kailyn Lamb

Knoxville Chamber announces agenda for “Endeavor Summit”

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce has announced the agenda for the upcoming “Endeavor Summit” scheduled for October 21. The roughly four-hour virtual event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a series of panel discussions and individual speakers.

  • The “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” panel at 8:45 a.m. features: (1) Azsha White, Co-Founder and Host, Knoxville Asian Festival; (2) Cristina Cáceres, Director of Community Resources, Centro Hispano de East Tennessee; (3) Clarence Vaughn III, Director of the Office of Diversity and Community Relations, Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; (4) John Camp, President, Knox Pride; and (5) Josh Loebner, Director of Strategy, DE&I for Designsensory.
  • Two executives from DICK’s Sporting Goods, which just opened one of its signature “House of Sports Stores” at West Town Mall, will follow that panel at 9:45 a.m. with a keynote address titled “Why Knoxville.” They are: (1) Jenn Dolfi, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Management; and (2) Dave Wallace, Treasurer.
  • The Knoxville Entrepreneur Center will host a panel of local makers at 11 a.m. who have been featured as part of its “Made for Knoxville” branding initiative.
  • The final panel, beginning at 11:45 a.m., is focused on the topic of “Knoxville: Life Redefined.” Moderated by Bailey Rose and Emily Stevens, Founders of New2Knox, the session features: (1) Amelea Everett, Program Director at Volunteer East Tennessee; (2) Carol Evans, Executive Director of the Legacy Parks Foundation; and (3) Cierra Bussard, Event Coordinator with Fun with Friends Knoxville.

The annual Summit is designed to motivate the area’s emerging leaders to engage in their community and take ownership of their professional growth. More information and a link to registration can be found here.

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