We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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Meet the Candidates Tuesday, June 28

June 20, 2022

ROANE COUNTY, TN – On Tuesday, June 28, the public is invited to Meet the Candidates at Roane State Community College’s O’Brien Theater.  Beginning at 6 pm, the forum will provide an opportunity to hear from the County-wide and State-wide offices in three sessions.  Beginning at 6 pm, hear from the candidates from the following offices: Chancellor, Public Defender and Register of Deeds.  The County Executive office will be next, beginning around 6:30, with Wade Creswell and Wayne Best in attendance to answer questions and topics from a recent survey.  The House of Representatives, District 32 and 41 will be the last group, beginning around 7:15.  If time allows, there will be a short meet and greet with the candidates following the forum.

This event is a non-partisan event, hosted by the Roane Chamber’s Community Development Committee, in partnership with AGA Insurance, BBB Communications, Leadership Roane County and Roane State Community College.  Live streaming of the event and replay will be provided, with locations announced through the following Facebook pages: @RoaneChamber @BBBTV12 and websites: and