Large turnout at Fountain City B&P’s new meeting venue

By Mike Steely

Senior Writer

“We had a great meeting and great turnout!” said Jeff Bagwell, president of the Fountain City Business and Professional Association.

Bagwell told The Focus that the association’s first big meeting following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic drew a large crowd to the Beaver Brook Country Club.

He said that Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs spoke for about 20 minutes and took questions. Cindy Reeves from Southeast Bank was the spotlight speaker and door prizes were donated by Rural/Metro Fire and Southeast Bank.

“We had 60 plus in attendance and several new members were added and all the new members will receive a pin and a window sticker for their business,” Bagwell said.

Next month’s speaker is Darryl Warren with AMR Knox County. May is EMS month and he’ll bring the therapy dog Dolly there for a show and tell and discuss the advances in emergency medicine and the benefits to patients.

Lunch  is $14 at the monthly meeting and membership is only $45 a year. Opportunities exist for businesses and community organizations to present themselves and network at the meetings.

Bagwell said anyone wanting to join or get information can call him at (865)765-6493 or email him at