The purpose of the forum is to provide a nonpartisan opportunity for
the candidates to discuss their ideas and to highlight the
differences in their individual platforms. It is also intended to
further engage the citizens of Logan County in the democratic
Neither the YPN nor the chamber of commerce will endorse or
promote any particular candidate or party affiliation.
Greg Basford, owner of Heritage Packaging, and chairman of the
chamber's Legislative Affairs Committee, has been selected to
moderate the event. The questions will be selected by a panel to
provide objective opportunities for each candidate to answer
questions of importance to the average citizen and to the business
community. The panel is made up of Andi Hake, executive director of
the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce; Blinn Bates, attorney
with Woods & Bates; Angela Daniels, financial adviser with Edward
Jones; and Ron Keller, professor at Lincoln College and director of
the Lincoln Heritage Museum.
The community will have the opportunity to submit questions to be
considered by the panel. Questions can be submitted up until 6:15
p.m. on March 4. They can be emailed, mailed or dropped off at the
chamber office Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (by 4:30 p.m.
on March 4). Questions will not be accepted by phone call. Guests in
attendance at the forum will have the opportunity to submit
questions but must have them submitted to the panel by 6:15 p.m.
Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
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To submit questions for consideration or for more information
about the forum, contact the chamber of commerce at
firstname.lastname@example.org; or 1555 Fifth St., Lincoln, IL
The Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit
membership organization that advocates, supports and unifies
businesses for the economic prosperity of Logan County.
[Text from file received from
the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce]