Between work and personal commitments, it can be difficult to slow down long enough to celebrate successes, give coworkers a pat on the back, or even just send a simple thank-you note to someone who has made a difference. The holiday season is now in full swing, which gives us the opportunity to look back on the year and think about the things that have meant the most.
With that spirit in mind, I polled Chamber staff to learn what they're most grateful for.
I’m thankful for our members. Their support makes big things happen in our region. It’s encouraging to see people invest their time and money to make Middle Tennessee an even better place to work and live." -- Olivia Billingsley, director of member relations
"I am grateful for the friendly spirit of our city. Entrepreneurs and relocating families can count on Nashville to be a welcoming place." -- Valerie Johnston, receptionist/information specialist
"I'm thankful for the businesses and community organizations across our city that are rolling up their sleeves, determined to improve K-12 education in Nashville." -- Marc Everett Hill, chief policy officer
"I’m grateful to live in a progressive city that surpasses my expectations on a daily basis and continually provides me with an enormous sense of pride for a place I will always call home. I am thankful that I’ve been given the opportunity to help shape the future of my home by managing the YP Nashville initiative and aiding in the Chamber’s efforts to retain a talented and well-educated workforce." -- Alex Hughes, manager, talent retention
"I'm thankful for the amount of innovation coming out of this city -- it keeps my job so interesting!" -- Alison C. Lynch, director of entrepreneurial growth & engagement
"I am so appreciative of the members who understand the importance of the more than 80 events the Chamber presents each year. Their support and investment allow us to exclusively use our members to execute the details such as venue, food/beverage, décor, sound, lighting, etc." -- Tara Moore, CMP, director of events
"I’m thankful for our Chamber members who partner with us in our efforts to create a strong business environment. Together we’re growing our region’s economy. I’m also full of gratitude for my coworkers at the Chamber. It makes my job easier to work with a team of people who care about our members." -- Helen Gaye Brewster, new member representative
What are you most thankful for? Let us know in the comments section below.