2016 Candidates Forum that the West Side Chamber of Commerce


Dear All,

Attached is information about the 2016 Candidates Forum that the West Side Chamber of Commerce is hosting on Tuesday, October 11th, at the Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center (former Fulton Junior High) located 7320 W. 10th Street.  Beginning at 6 p.m. the candidates will have tables set up where voters may talk one-on-one with them.  Then at 7 p.m. the Forum will begin.  This will not be a debate.  Many candidates will be participating and are there to talk about the west side, our City, and the State.  Please look at the attached for a lot more information.  Hope to see you on Tuesday!


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

For Immediate Release Contact: David L. Shank, forum producer
317.293.5590; mobile: 317.753.1440

Indianapolis West Side Candidates to Discuss Issues October 11 at Community Forum Produced by West Side Chamber of Commerce
WXIN / CBS4 Political Reporter and Anchor Matt Smith Will Moderate

INDIANAPOLIS Sept. 29, 2016– Many political candidates representing the west side of Indianapolis will present their visions for the west side, the city and Indiana during the 2016 Candidates’ Forum presented by the West Side Chamber of Commerce. The Forum,Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., is at the MSD of Wayne Township Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center, 7320 W. 10th St.
Citizens will be able to talk one-on-one with candidates beginning at 6 p.m. Citizens should enter through doors 13 and 14 on the north side of the Center.
“Our West Side has many opportunities and we need to know the positions candidates will take to benefit our neighborhoods,” said West Side Chamber of Commerce President Rick Proctor. Proctor is also vice president of the BMO Bank branch at 10th St. and I-465. He said the Chamber focuses on issues affecting Decatur, Wayne, and Pike Townships.
Forum to be a Discussion, not a Debate
Each candidate will present their views and then be questioned by Fox 59/CBS4 News political reporter Matt Smith. Written questions will also be taken from the floor said David L. Shank, forum executive producer and Chamber Board member.
A multiple Emmy award-winning journalist, Smith anchors weekends on Fox59 News. His reporting has taken him across the country, from the White House for an interview with President Obama, to the heart of presidential politics in Iowa and the depths of the frozen tundra at Lambeau Field. Smith has appeared multiple times on ABC World News Tonight, and his exclusive political interviews have received national attention from the Washington Post to FOX News and MSNBC.
Forum Goes Global With Facebook Live
“No matter where a constituent lives they can participate through FacebookLive” said Shank. He is also president of west side-headquartered Shank Public Relations Counselors, Inc.
Other social media access points are:
⦁ Website: ⦁ www.westsidechamber.biz
⦁ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westsidechamberofcommerce
⦁ LinkedIn: West Side Chamber of Commerce – Indianapolis
The Forum also will be videotaped for replay on the Indianapolis Government
Television Channel 16.
Voters Can Have Table-side Conversations With Candidates
Constituents can talk one-on-one with the candidates in the lobby before the forum begins. Candidates may set up tables with their campaign information and talk with voters.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for west side citizens to raise significant questions, ask the candidates pointed questions and explore issues critical to the dynamic west side,” Shank said. “The Chamber has presented Candidate Forums for each election cycle since 2010. It’s a true public service as we work to keep our west side community informed about issues that affect everyday lives.”
The Wayne Township Schools’ 7th and 8th Grade Center was selected “because it is a mid-point for the three townships – Pike, Wayne, and Decatur – the Chamber serves,” Shank explained.
The mission of the West Side Chamber of Commerce is to promote vibrant, sustainable economic development and strengthen the quality of life in the west side community by:
⦁ Attracting, retaining, and connecting businesses;
⦁ Advocating pro-business public policies, and;
⦁ Assisting businesses in actively engaging in the community.

Editor/Content Manager: Reporters may park in the reserved east parking lot by entering the school area from the drive on Girls School Road.

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