|LETTER: Chamber Seeks 'Business-Friendly' Climate|
|Written by Boone Area Chamber|
|Monday, 30 September 2013 13:04|
The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in the Town of Boone Council Chambers on Blowing Rock Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All the candidates for Mayor of Boone and Boone Town Council have been invited to participate.
Questions will be asked of all the candidates in a ‘round robin’ format; each having an opportunity to answer first, but all answering the same question. The audience will be allowed to submit written questions during the forum. All questions will be asked by the moderator. Each response will have a 1-minute time limit and each candidate will have a 2-minute closing statement. This forum is not intended to be a debate between candidates or between the audience and the candidates, but rather an opportunity for the citizenry to hear each candidate’s position on topics important to all. In order to maintain decorum, political literature and signage will not be allowed in the room.
In advance of the Meet the Candidates Forum, the Boone Area Chamber submitted the following editorial. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of GoBlueRidge.net and High Country Radio.
The Chamber encourages support of "business friendly" principles:
What does it mean to be business friendly? It means to:
In summary, it means to take the necessary action to build a strong and successful economy to support businesses, their employees and the community at large. That is what we will be looking for and championing. We encourage the community and its elected officials to do so as well.
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