While her husband and candidate for governor Bill Haslam was in town to talk to educator and students, Crissy Haslam met for lunch with women who own or operate businesses in the area. The lunch was at the home of Joy Bishop, co-chair for the Bill Haslam Campaign for Governor in Blount County. Crissy Haslam told the group of 11 women of her commitment to education and the areas where she was worked as a volunteer, then asked for discussion on what was important to the women gathered there. Energetic conversation followed as the women discussed education, jobs, health care, personal responsibility and the traits and trends of the younger generation. At the luncheon were Barbara Everett, Realty III; Julia Kyle, executive vice president of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce; Monica Gawet, owner, Tennessee Marble; Mary Beth West, owner, Mary Beth West Consulting; Jackie Hill, retired executive with Eastman Kodak; Beth Koella, Clayton Homes; Martha Sundquist, former first lady of Tennessee; Cathy Hammon, who just finished her doctorate degree at the University of Tennessee; Joy Bishop and, not pictured, Sherri Gardner Howell, publisher of Blount Today.

Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

While her husband and candidate for governor Bill Haslam was in town to talk to educator and students, Crissy Haslam met for lunch with women who own or operate businesses in the area. The lunch was at the home of Joy Bishop, co-chair for the Bill Haslam Campaign for Governor in Blount County. Crissy Haslam told the group of 11 women of her commitment to education and the areas where she was worked as a volunteer, then asked for discussion on what was important to the women gathered there. Energetic conversation followed as the women discussed education, jobs, health care, personal responsibility and the traits and trends of the younger generation. At the luncheon were Barbara Everett, Realty III; Julia Kyle, executive vice president of the Blount County Chamber of Commerce; Monica Gawet, owner, Tennessee Marble; Mary Beth West, owner, Mary Beth West Consulting; Jackie Hill, retired executive with Eastman Kodak; Beth Koella, Clayton Homes; Martha Sundquist, former first lady of Tennessee; Cathy Hammon, who just finished her doctorate degree at the University of Tennessee; Joy Bishop and, not pictured, Sherri Gardner Howell, publisher of Blount Today.

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