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Business Alliance intent clarified

I would like to clarify the intent of the Farragut Business Alliance. We are not “a few disgruntled business owners”, but rather a group of business owners in the Town of Farragut who are trying to take a proactive and positive role in how our community develops economically. I say “our” community because many of us live in Farragut as well.

I believe that the Farragut/West Knox Chamber has done a fantastic job and that is why my business is a member. Not only do we have a membership but we also make contributions to support the chambers events. However, the Chamber represents members that are not only in Farragut but also all over West Knoxville. This is why we wanted to develop this group; to focus on business issues within our Town.

We are fortunate to live and work in a community that has prospered and offers us all the quality of life we enjoy. But as the Town grows it offers challenges for the existing businesses to continue to prosper. We need to be cognizant of these challenges and prepare ourselves accordingly. We simply want to put our collective heads together and share ideas on how to best manage these challenges.

Our next meeting is at the Farragut Town Hall Community Room on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 a.m. You’re welcome to join us if you so desire.

David Purvis

Owner, Farragut Wine

& Spirits

Stop the whining

Lately I’ve read and heard so much whining about the construction at First Baptist Concord as well as Belleaire Drive.

Why there is so much resistance to what FBC is doing, I wonder? Is it because we are dealing with a church or because we just like to complain about everything around here? I am amazed at how one-sided this issue has become. This church has done everything possible to appease its neighbors and make this transition smooth.

FBC is building a facility for the youth, the future of Farragut and Knoxville. We cannot stand a little inconvenience or discomfort. Would we rather like to see these kids hang around Bellaire Drive drinking and smoking pot then see them in a church that might teach them how to live right and to love their neighbors?

These kids are the next generation that would work in our hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies and government. Who would you want taking care of you in your older years? Young men and women who were taught to have compassion and kindness is what everyone wants.

I am disappointed in this newspaper that is choosing to behave like most of the drive-by media nowadays.

We are in the midst of an economic decline. Has anybody asked the contractors and construction workers that are working on this project how do they feel about it?

In a time when construction industry has been hit so hard they have the chance to put food on the table for their families. Why would a newspaper want to alienate many readers and advertisers? That makes no business sense. It is a shame that farragutpress chooses to be a biased newspaper. The people of Farragut depend on their town newspaper to present all sides of a story impartial and objective.

Roxana Ceausu



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