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The day we joined the Chamber, we got a call from a prospective client who found our business listed in the Chamber's online business directory. The Builders Exchange of Tennessee subsequently became an important client for us. Hundreds of people use the online directory every day to find a specific service or product, which is why it's so important to be a Chamber member and be on that list!
- John Taylor - President & CEO
Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation
To engage community leadership in removing barriers to economic prosperity for all.
The Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation supports the work of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce by creating awareness and education across the community. Coordinating cooperative efforts with business, government, community leaders, nonprofits and other entities, the Foundation identifies problems and creates workable solutions in the areas of poverty, homelessness and workforce development. The combined efforts of the Foundation and the Board of Directors provide a strategic funding plan for operations and projects that ensures the Foundation as a driving force of influence and change in bolstering Nashville's march toward being one of the 21st century's most thriving, world-class cities.
Board of Directors
Jack O. Bovender, Jr., Chair
Chairman & CEO (retired), HCA, Inc.
President, Belmont University
Darrell S. Freeman, Sr., Vice Chair
Chairman, Zycron, Inc.
Midsouth Region President, Regions Bank
President, The Mathews Company
Gordon E. Nichols
Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Ron Samuels, Secretary
Chairman, President & CEO, Avenue Bank
President, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Chairman & CEO, WinChase Development
President & CEO, DESIGNHOUSE
Ken Zipperian, Treasurer
VP Finance, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce