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The Tennessee Chamber, which also serves as the Tennessee Manufacturers Association, is hosting a manufacturing round table discussion from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Blount Partnership, 201 S. Washington St.

As a critical industry for Blount County’s economic growth, the free event will focus on various policy topics that impact manufacturing.

Denise Rice, the new director for the Tennessee Manufacturers Association, will conduct the discussion.

All local manufacturers are invited to attend to voice their most pressing concerns.

Those interested are asked to RSVP at