Public Invited to Two Oak Ridge Chamber Candidate Meet and Greet Events

Oak Ridge Chamber to Host Meet and Greet Candidate Events Prior to League of Women Voters Forums

July 8, 2022 – The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee is hosting two events to allow the public to meet with candidates who are running for county offices in the August 4 General Election. Both events are being held at 5:30 p.m. at Roane State Community College’s Goff Building in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge candidate forums. The candidate forums begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on BBB Communications Website and all the other normal streaming places (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – Boxcast Channel on the Roku, AppleTV, FireTV).

The first meet and greet opportunity will be held on Tuesday, July 12 and will allow voters to meet candidates who are running for office in Roane County. The second opportunity will be held on Thursday, July 14 and will allow voters to meet with candidates from Anderson County.  

The public is invited to come meet the candidates. There is no charge to attend, but an RSVP is requested. To RSVP for either event, visit the Oak Ridge Chamber’s website:, click on the Calendar link and then the “Meet and Greet” events on the calendar. Contact Christine Michaels at or 865-483-1321 for additional information.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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