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BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL (BAC)
Office of Business Support
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Members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) serve in an advisory and partnership capacity to promote regular and open communication between city government and businesses to:

  • Give advice and feedback to the Office of Business Support
  • Bring issues and concerns related to doing business in Knoxville to the attention of the city administration
  • Propose responses and solutions to address these concerns
  • Serve as a sounding board for city initiatives and proposals affecting business

    The BAC is composed of a diverse group of business owners.

    Click here for information on how to apply for the Business Advisory Council.
  • Appointment of Board Members
    Members of the Business Advisory Council (BAC) are appointed by the Mayor and meet on a quarterly basis. Members serve two-year terms to insure that, over time, a large number of representatives from the Knoxville business community have a voice and to encourage new perspectives.
    Meeting Schedule
    The BAC will meet quarterly.
    Advisory Council Membership

    Adrienne Anderson
    Attorney
    Anderson Busby, PLLC
    550 Main Street
    Suite 750
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Term Ends: August 31, 2015

    David Andrews
    Owner
    Andrews Electric
    3404 Martin Luther King Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37914
    Term Ends: August 31, 2015

    Margaret Backhurst, AIA LEED AP
    Director of Design
    Red Chair Architects
    220 West Jackson Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Term Ends: August 31, 2016

    Tom Catani
    Regional Vice President-East Operations
    US Cellular
    9731 Cogdill Road 
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    Term Ends: August 31, 2015

    William Garibay
    Owner
    Environmental, Safety and Health
    940 Sanctuary Lane
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    Term Ends: August 31, 2015

    Neal Green
    Owner
    All Occasion Catering
    922 North Central Street
    Knoxville, TN 37917
    Term Ends: August 31, 2015



    Joseph A. Ledford, PE
    Chairman/Office Manager
    Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon
    10133 Sherrill Boulevard
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    Term Ends: August 31, 2016

    Adam Palmer
    President/Co-Founder
    Saw Works Brewing Company
    708 East Depot Street
    Knoxville, TN 37917
    Term Ends: August 31, 2015

    Whitney Peter
    President
    The Sharp Companies/ Volunteer Drywall
    3347 Rudy Street
    Knoxville, TN 37921
    Term Ends: August 31, 2016

    Joe Petre
    President
    Conversion Properties, Inc.
    402 S. Gay Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Term Ends: August 31, 2016

    Damon Rawls
    Owner
    Jani King of Knoxville
    609 Reliability Circle
    Knoxville, TN 37932
    Term Ends: August 31, 2016

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