Interview conducted by: Kevin Ray – Egyptian Theatre Intern
Matt Duffy is the Executive Director of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. I had a chance to interview him about the upcoming Candidates Night they are hosting at the Egyptian Theatre.
The spring 2017 Candidates Night will be held Wednesday, March 8 for the City of DeKalb Mayor and Alderman candidates and Thursday, March 9 for the DeKalb School Board and DeKalb Park District candidates. Meet and greet in the lobby with candidates starts at 5:30 PM each night with the forum starting in the theatre at 6:30 PM. The event is open and free to the public.
Kevin: Why is it important to have this event at the Egyptian Theatre?
Matt: It’s a great venue to provide for a meet and greet, on-stage forum and broadcast it on the radio.
Kevin: Why is the partnership between the Egyptian Theatre and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce so important?
Matt: The DeKalb Chamber has worked with the Egyptian Theatre on a variety of events and programs over the years to provide valuable information for the community. Utilizing this local gem while providing a benefit to the community is a win-win for everyone.
Kevin: Why does the chamber host the candidates night?
Matt: The DeKalb Chamber wants to educate the voters of the community on the decisions made in our elections.
Kevin: How does the Egyptian Theatre provide value to chamber members?
Matt: The value to our members is seen in a variety of ways. The increased traffic of people coming to events while also dining and shopping and having DeKalb as a destination, is a tremendous asset to the Chamber and the community.