Greater Karns Business Association

Greater Karns Business Association

Contact Us

P.O. Box 7151

Knoxville, TN 37921

Northwest Knox Business and Professional Association

(formerly the Greater Karns Business Association — watch for the NWKBPA’s new website, coming soon!)

Okay, so we THOUGHT the parade would go on rain or shine on Dec. 6th, but that was before the torrential rain that was happening shortly before parade time, so we considered postponing the parade to 11 a.m., when the rain was supposed to lighten up and then stop, but after conferrring with the Sheriff’s Department, the decision was made to postpone the Karns Christmas Parade to Dec. 13th.  Sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you then!

Saturday, Dec. 13th – Karns Christmas Parade!  Line up at Ingles at 9 a.m.

Parade starts at 10 a.m. and proceeds to the red light at Walgreen’s.  

Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place floats!

All street legal vehicles, tractors and horses with diapers are welcome.  We already have Santa from the Lions Club so no other floats can have Santa.  Questions?  Call Roger Kane at 405-5103.

The mission of the Northwest Knox Business and Professional Association is to strengthen business and community relationships within the Northwest Knoxville/Knox County area, to include Ball Camp, North Cedar Bluff, Hardin Valley, Karns, and Solway.

All businesses in the community are invited to send representatives to join our noon lunch meetings (and our occasional dinner meetings). The meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month, typically at 7708 Oak Ridge Highway in the Karns Community Center Building.  The dinner meetings take place in March, June, September, and December, with the next dinner meeting being on December 11.

The next meeting will be our Christmas Party on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6-8 p.m. at the Hardin Valley Fire Station, 2150 N. Campbell Station Road.  Dinner will be catered by Brown Bag.  Please RSVP to

A dynamic new time has begun at NWKBPA.  Be part of it.  Invite at least one new business to attend.

For information about the Northwest Knox Business and Professional Association or to join our Association, please feel free to contact any of our current officers listed below.

President - Geoff Yearack, RCN Communications - (865) 293-0350
Vice President - Andrew Bounds, Y12 FCU - (865) 482-1043
Secretary – Dusty Kuhn, Tennessee Home Mortgage, Inc. – (865) 984-5350
Treasurer – Carolyn Greenwood, CB&I - (865) 254-5039

Click here for our Christmas Party flyer

Click here for our membership application!

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