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Burchett to keynote FWKC breakfast


Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will headline Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce’s speaker series breakfast planned for June 14.

“We’re very much looking forward to this. We’re anxious to hear about upcoming changes Mayor Burchett might be discussing and putting into action on jobs and businesses in Knox County and how it will affect the county, as well as surrounding areas,” Chamber president and CEO Bettye Sisco said.

The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, at Fox Den Country Club. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. RSVP by June 9 by calling the Chamber office, 865-675-7057.


“I am looking forward to being a part of the Farragut West Knox Chamber’s speaker series breakfast,” Burchett said. 

“By the time I speak to the Chamber on June 14, I hope Knox County Commission will have passed the fiscal year 2011-2012 county budget without raising taxes or raiding our general fund emergency reserves. 

“My budget proposal sets a course for future economic prosperity, and reduces the cost of government without decreasing the level of service provided to our citizens.  That is what Knox County — north, south, east and west — needs in order to realize sustainable economic growth,” he added.

Sisco said she was pleased Burchett was coming, “So he can pass on information to us and keep us well informed about what is going on in Knox County, and maybe allowing us to suggest ideas of things we might do to help him as well.”

“We must focus on the proper role of government, and, often, that means getting out of the way and letting businesses grow. We have good schools, good infrastructure and low taxes. Those three things will do more to attract jobs than any government program ever can,” Burchett said.

 

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