The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 30, 2013

City Council Candidate Forum Scheduled for October 29

Monday, September 30, 2013 —

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Salisbury City Council Candidate Forum to be held on Tuesday, October 29, 6 p.m., at Catawba College’s Peeler Crystal Lounge, Robertson College Community Center, 2220 W. Innes Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the Salisbury Post, Catawba College and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the event is to educate voters about the candidates and their stands on issues of importance to the business community.

Moderator Dr. Michael Bitzer (Catawba College) will ask the candidates questions submitted to the Salisbury Post. Please send questions to be considered to

All candidates for City Council were invited to the forum. The Candidates that have confirmed their attendance are: Incumbent (I) Karen Alexander; (I) Maggie Blackwell; Kenneth (Blake) Jarman; (I) Pete Kennedy; (I) Brian Miller; William Peoples, Jr.; and, (I) Paul Woodson.

The Chamber holds annual Candidate Forums through the guidance of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, which is chaired by Greg Edds (State Farm Insurance). The objective of the committee is to enhance communication and discussion with local, federal and state governments on important issues relating to Rowan County, its municipalities, businesses and citizens. The committee is open to Chamber Members.

The committee reviews relevant local, state and national issues and makes policy recommendations to the Board of Directors. Particular areas of interest include business advocacy issues, community and economic development, land-use, infrastructure and transportation systems.

The Rowan Chamber is a not-for-profit business advocacy organization with 850 members. The Chamber has been serving the needs of the business community for nearly 90 years. Benefits include professional development, business referrals, networking programs and much more. For more information, contact the Chamber: 704.633.4221 or or


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