Roe, Ramsey confirmed for Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast

Published 8:51 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Tickets are selling fast for the annual Legislative Breakfast hosted each year by the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce.
Each year, the special event gives local residents and business owners the chance to meet with local, state and federal election officials to ask questions and hear about the issues facing the community, state and nation.
This year’s breakfast will be held on Friday, March 18, at 7:30 a.m. at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) at Elizabethton. The event is sponsored by TCAT, Snap-On Tools, International Paper, Felty Roland Florist and Fatz Cafe, which will be catering the breakfast meal.
The moderator for this year’s event will be Josh Smith, said Elizabeth White with the Chamber of Commerce.
So far, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey have confirmed they will be at the breakfast to meet with attendees and answer questions. White said representatives from the offices of Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Bob Corker will also be attending the event.
“There are a couple we are still waiting on confirmations from,” White said, adding that local elected officials will be at the event as well.
The East Tennessee State University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Color Guard will hold a flag presentation.
The Men’s Ensemble from Elizabethton High School, under the direction of Debbie Gouge, will perform the National Anthem.
“They were there last year and they did a fantastic job,” White said.
Attendees who wish to do so can submit a written question to be asked of the legislators at the event.
“We will pull questions out of the basket,” White said. Each legislator will be given a chance to speak at the event in addition to the question and answer session, she added.
“You also have a chance to sit and talk with them afterwards as well,” White said.
Attendance for the event is high each year.
“We always sell out,” White said. “Last year we didn’t have any tickets available to purchase at the door. We sell out fast.”
Tickets for the event are $25 each.
“We still have some available,” White said. “They can be purchased here at the Chamber or on our website ( through Pay-Pal.”

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