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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 every other month. 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 meets every other month starting with February from 8:30-10 a.m. in Room 549 in the City County Building.
    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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