City Serves Up Opportunity at Annual Business Breakfast

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
[email protected]
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City Serves Up Opportunity at Annual Business Breakfast

Posted: 06/14/2023
Business Opportunity BreakfastBusiness cards? Check.

Notebook to jot down upcoming business opportunities and contacts to follow-up with after the event? Check.

Appetite for a good breakfast and enthusiasm to meet City of Knoxville purchasing officials and other businesses interested in collaborating? Check! 

Businesses seeking to network and pursue business with the City are invited to the 14th annual Business Opportunities Breakfast on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 7:30-11 a.m. at Chilhowee Park in the Jacob Building at 3301 E. Magnolia Ave. 

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is requested at

The City of Knoxville spends millions of dollars each year on products and services required to support the many departments. The annual breakfast provides local businesses who provide those products and services a chance to engage directly with purchasing officials, says Pamela Cotham, Assistant Purchasing Agent and Small Business and Diversity Outreach Office manager.

“This is an invaluable event for area businesses, particularly small, women-owned, minority-owned, service disabled veteran-owned and businesses owned by people with disabilities,” she says. 

The program will include a welcome from Mayor Indya Kincannon, followed by presentations by City departments and these partner agencies: 

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC)

The Public Building Authority (PBA)

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT)

Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)

Department directors and Purchasing staff will be on site to discuss specific projects planned for the next 12 to 18 months, the anticipated dates work will be going out for bid, and bidder qualifications.

The City of Knoxville ensures meaningful access to City programs, services, and activities to comply with Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II laws and reasonably provides: translation, interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, auxiliary aids and services.

To request language translation services, contact the City’s Human Resources Department at [email protected] or 865-215-3100. For disability accommodations, contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at [email protected] or 865-215-2034.