Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • Chamber announces Academies of Nashville nominees

    by Lindsay Chambers | Mar 06, 2015

    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the nominees for the fifth annual Academies of Nashville Awards, designed to honor schools, teachers, students, administrators and stakeholders who exemplify excellence in preparing high school students for college and career readiness through applied learning in a theme-based school environment. Metro Nashville Public Schools introduced the Academies of Nashville in 2008, based on the concept of creating small learning communities within each ...

  • New Partnership 2020 strategy calls for broader view of community vitality

    by Lindsay Chambers | Feb 19, 2015
    Economic development initiative’s co-chairs outline aggressive plan to accelerate region’s momentum

    The leaders of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020 (P2020) economic development initiative today unveiled plans for the next phase of P2020’s five-year strategy for increasing the economic vibrancy of the Middle Tennessee region before a crowd of more than 200 P2020 investors in Nashville. P2020 co-chairs Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and HCA Chairman and CEO Milton ...
  • Coleman becomes chief growth officer for Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 15, 2015
    Longtime Chamber leader Mattick to join Soles4Souls

    Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph Schulz announced today he has named Stephanie Coleman the Chamber’s chief growth officer. Coleman replaces Donna Mattick, who is leaving a 23-year career with the Nashville Area Chamber to join global nonprofit Soles4Souls as the organization’s chief investor relations officer.

    “Donna Mattick has been a leading voice for the Chamber and our ...
  • Insure Tennessee passage, K-12 standards and assessment top Nashville Area Chamber 2015 priorities

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 08, 2015

    Chamber urges TN General Assembly to take action on priority issues

    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors today urged members of the Tennessee General Assembly to support Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal and to continue the implementation of rigorous college- and career-ready standards in K-12 schools, as well as implementing student assessments aligned with those standards. The two issues will top the Chamber’s 2015 state legislative ...
  • 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 ...