President's Message
We are one month away from our Fall Conference at the NEW Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg, TN. We are on track for a record number for this year's conference.

You don't want to miss this year's conference. Our agenda features the Sevierville County Mayor, an overview of how the Belgian Bus manufacturer selected Morristown, TN, Matt Murray from the Center for Public Policy, Boyd Center at UT, Tennessee Politics Election Overview and why political engagement is important to economic development. On Friday we wrap up with our two gubernatorial candidates, Karl Dean - confirmed and Bill Lee invited.

You will also find sponsorship information. We appreciate our sponsors who help make these conferences a great success.

We have one week left for award nominations for Professional of the year and Volunteer of the year. We have easy access to these nomination forms in this newsletter.

See you in Gatlinburg!

- Robert T. Bibb
President of TEDC
Hotel Information´╗┐
Overnight rooms are now available at the Greystone Lodge on the River. The address is 559 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (located next door to Margaritaville Resort).

Rooms are $119.00 for the nights of September 26-28. Be sure to ask for Tennessee Chamber rooms. Phone Number: 1.800.451.9202
Last Week for Nominations
August 31st
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