The Knoxville Chamber’s  Peelin’,Eatin’ & Politickin’ didn’t disappoint this year. Boy, did we do all three in the amphitheater at the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. The event brings together Knoxville’s business community and elected officials for an afternoon of food, music, and networking.

Here are some snapshots from the event yesterday…I believe its safe to say a good time was had by all.

Guests lined up to fill their plates with shrimp, new potatoes, and corn on the cob.


Knoxville News Sentinel Publisher and Board Chair-elect of the Knoxville Chamber Patrick Birmingham with Andrea Ball, President of presenting sponsor HR Comp.

Knox County Commissioner Mike Brown and Knoxville Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis…Go-20!

I caught up with Vice Mayor Pavlis…we discussed, what else, but all of the exciting changes coming to South Knoxville.

Hubert Smith, Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders (his wife Jennifer was also present), Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with his girlfriend, Kelly, and her daughter, Isabel, all did their fair share of peelin’.

Knoxville’s own Madame Mayor Madeline Rogero catches up with guests…

Knoxville Chamber CEO Mike Edwards and Sen. Stacey Campfield in deep discussion.

Knoxville City Councilman Marshall Stair and I…politickin’.


Check our Facebook page later this weekend for more photos of the event…

Photos by Dan Andrews.