Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • 2014 Education Report Card recommends schools director selection after mayor's election

    by Lindsay Chambers | Dec 16, 2014

    The 2014 Education Report Card released by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce today recommended the Metro Nashville Board of Education wait to select its incoming director of schools until after the 2015 election of Nashville’s new mayor. A committee of 21 local education advocates, public school parents and business leaders issued the report, arguing the ability of the city’s new mayor to influence education spending priorities will be critical ...

  • NEXT Awards Celebrate Region's Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

    by Lindsay Chambers | Nov 20, 2014

    Chamber, Entrepreneur Center salute companies driving Middle TN’s economy

    A diverse representation of companies and business leaders were honored this evening at the fourth annual NEXT Awards, a celebration of Nashville’s most innovative companies and creative entrepreneurs hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The event, presented by Bank of America, was held at War Memorial Auditorium before a gathering of more than 500 ...

  • 2014 Nashville Region's Vital Signs report identifies education, poverty, regional transit as primary challenges for Middle TN

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 07, 2014
    Mayors and policy leaders from Middle Tennessee’s largest communities today heard for the first time a report on the issues affecting the economic well-being of both the Clarksville and Nashville metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) with the release of the 2014 Nashville Region's Vital Signs. The report is jointly produced by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and focuses on four key drivers ...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham says culture, commerce and civility key to Nashville’s success

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 01, 2014
    Author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Andrew Jackson and Tennessee native Jon Meacham today outlined the challenges and opportunities lying ahead of Nashville as the city enters a period of what is expected to be significant growth. Meacham made his remarks at the annual meeting of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and its economic development arm, Partnership 2020.

    “In commerce, the idea that Nashville is filled with essentially ...
  • Shoney’s CEO David Davoudpour Announces 2014 'My Future, My Way' Career Exploration Fair

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 10, 2014
    The chairman and CEO of Nashville-based Shoney’s Corporation, David Davoudpour, today joined Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Director Dr. Jesse Register and Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ralph Schulz to announce Nashville’s Music City Center will host more than 7,400 high school freshmen for the 2014 “My Future, My Way” career fair on Oct. 29.

    The fair was launched in 2009 through a joint partnership by MNPS ...
  • Nashville Area Chamber names ‘Spirit of the Chamber’ award recipients

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 19, 2014
    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has named eight outstanding members to receive the annual Spirit of the Chamber Awards.

    The Spirit of the Chamber Awards were introduced in 2008 as a way to honor outstanding volunteers for their service to the Chamber and the community. Each year, the Chamber gives awards to individual members who have embodied the organization's Belong, Engage, Lead, Prosper brand promise during the previous program ...
  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce receives national communications award

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 14, 2014
    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's WorkIT Nashville technology recruitment campaign has received the "Best in Show" award, the highest possible award for communications excellence, from American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), a national organization for chambers.

    WorkIT Nashville, a proactive, multi-year technology recruitment campaign, promotes Nashville's rapid growth as a technology hub and helps connect information technology professionals with open positions from Middle Tennessee employers. Components of the campaign ...
  • 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards winners named

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 31, 2014

    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville have announced the winners of the 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs). In an effort to highlight the contributions of young professionals (YPs) in the Nashville area, these 15 winners have been recognized for their accomplishments in their respective fields, demonstrated leadership and involvement in community-service activities.

    One winner was chosen to represent each of the NELAs’ 15 distinct industry categories, ...

  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty announce ABC Group Inc. to expand Gallatin operations

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 10, 2014
    Automotive systems manufacturer to invest $25.5 million, create 230 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with ABC Group Inc. officials, announced today the company will add an additional 180,000 square feet to its existing Gallatin facility in response to increased demand for automotive related products. ABC Group will invest $25.5 million in land, infrastructure and equipment and create 230 new jobs ...
  • Courtney Ross named chief economic development officer at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 07, 2014
    Courtney Ross, a six-year veteran of the award-winning economic development team at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and currently the Chamber’s vice president of existing business, has been named the Chamber’s chief economic development officer, it was announced today.

    Ross will replace Janet Miller, who is leaving the Chamber after 21 years to become CEO/market leader of Colliers International | Nashville.

    “Janet has been a great contributor to this ...