By Casey Briody on March 16, 2015
How would you like to have breakfast with each mayoral candidate for the city of Nashville all before the 2015 election this November? The new E|SPACES Learning Series features a mayoral candidate in the race for Nashville’s next mayor each month. With the race in full swing, we are thrilled to hear from each of the candidates before we head to the ballots this November.
E|SPACES provides office space for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Nashville and Franklin area, allowing the candidates to reach a diverse group of business men and women. Over the past few months, we have heard from Megan Barry, Metro Council member at-large, and Bill Freeman, Chairman of Freeman Webb, Inc. Both candidates had the opportunity speak to a generous crowd eager to hear what they have planned for our fine city.
Our first mayoral candidate, Megan Barry, has spent much of her career as an ethics and compliance officer in Nashville. Megan shared the importance of keeping business practices legal and ethical in order to remain transparent in business and government, one of the many reasons she wants to be Nashville’s next mayor. Megan plans to keep Nashville moving forward by improving our public school systems, figuring out the best solution for our transit system, and most importantly keeping Nashville affordable for everyone.
Our second candidate, Bill Freeman, shared his plans to improve Davidson County. Although Bill respects the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and even got his start with the Nashville Jr. Chamber of Commerce, he feels that there is not enough focus on Davidson County as a whole. Freeman feels that too many large businesses have moved to surrounding counties over Davidson County. We need to bring the large businesses downtown, says Bill. Candidate Freeman also shared how our public school systems and employment growth are not near where they need to be, and how he plans to bring Davidson County back to the top of the charts.
As the campaigning continues, it is clear that the 2015 race for Nashville’s next mayor is going to be a close one, and we look forward to hearing from each of the candidates. Stay tuned for our next guest, David Fox, Thursday, March 18th at E|SPACES in Belle Meade.
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