History

1847
Initial founding of the Chamber The Chamber's first mission statement -- "To encourage and promote the commercial and manufacturing interests of the city, to advertise its diversified advantages, to assist in removing impediments to her progress, to encourage a public spirit which will benefit the city, and to teach that whatever promotes the business interests of one class of citizens is for the benefit of all" -- remains at the heart of the organization's guiding principles today.
1990
 Partnership 2020 The Partnership 2020 (P2020) program was established by the Nashville Area Chamber as the region’s leading economic development initiative for recruiting new businesses to Nashville, including relocating firms and local expansions.
1992
 Nashville Sports Council The Nashville Sports Council is a private, 501(c)6 non-profit, membership-based organization that serves as the "quarterback" behind developing Nashville's sports landscape. It was created as an initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber and became its own organization in 1992.
1994
 Nashville Downtown Partnership    The Nashville Downtown Partnership is a private-sector nonprofit corporation whose core purpose is "to make downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST."
1995
 Nashville Health Care Council Founded in 1995 as an initiative of the Nashville Area Chamber, the Nashville Health Care Council is an association of health care industry leaders working together to further establish Nashville's position as the nation's health care industry capital.
1999
 Nashville Technology Council The Nashville Technology Council, an affiliate of the Nashville Area Chamber, is an exclusive, C(6) nonprofit organization devoted to helping the Middle Tennessee technology community succeed.
2003
 Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau brands, sells and markets Nashville, Music City, to the world as a premier entertainment destination for travelers who seek authentic and unique leisure and convention experiences.
2005
 YP Nashville YP Nashville is a partnership between the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and young professional organizations working to engage connect and empower young professionals to actively shape the future of the Nashville region.
2008
 E2020 In 2008 the Nashville Area Chamber developed a three-year plan to increase the organization's support for education improvement and reform.
2009
 Music City Music Council The Nashville Chamber worked with Mayor Karl Dean's office to launch the Music City Music Council in 2009. The Council aims to make Nashville the most attractive city in the world for anyone engaged in any kind of music to locate their business.
 Nashville Entrepreneur Center The Nashville Entrepreneur Center launched in 2009 as a result of the Nashville Area Chamber's P2010 Entrepreneurship Task Force. It was established to connect entrepreneurs with critical resources to accelerate business creation and growth.