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News TDA approves final recommendation

The TDA voted to recommend Karen Bacon, owner of Macon Furniture, to the town, to fill the remaining vacancy on the TDA board. Photo by Davin EldridgeThe Franklin Tourism Development Authority (TDA) unanimously voted to recommend local businesswoman Karen Bacon as its next TDA member to the Town of Franklin. If appointed, Bacon would fill the final seat in the TDA, representing another business that is “tourist related.”

Bacon, owner and operator of Macon Furniture Mart, Buck’s Furniture and Karen & Co. Boutique, was approved for recommendation after she was asked by TDA members last month whether she had an interest in joining. Bacon did not wish to indicate which TDA member asked her to join.

“I’ve been in business for 24 years and I know a lot about the things that are going on in this town,” said Bacon, conveying an interest in overseeing the promotion of tourism in Franklin. “I really want to see the town grow.”

Bacon’s appointment will be up for consideration at the Nov. 7 Town of Franklin Board of Aldermen meeting.

The TDA has scheduled a board retreat for Friday, Nov. 6. The retreat will serve to bring new TDA members up to date on board operations and procedures. According to TDA member Ellen Jenkins, board members will discuss policies and the future direction of the board. The retreat will be held at the Town Hall Boardroom from 12 to 4 p.m.

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