Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • Nashville Chamber, WGU Tennessee Partner To Create Complete College Scholarship

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 02, 2015
    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and state-endorsed online university WGU Tennessee today announced the launch of the Nashville Area Chamber Complete College Scholarship. Through the scholarship, the university will award up to $300,000 in funds to 100 applicants employed by the 2,200 members of the Nashville Area Chamber and submitting applications between now and Sept. 30.

    “This partnership agreement marks an important step in making college completion available and ...
  • Nashville Area Chamber board adds new leadership, five new members for 2015-2016

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 23, 2015

    Regions’ Middle Tennessee Area President Schmitz to co-chair Partnership 2020, HCA chairman and CEO Johnson to become Chamber vice chair

    The board of directors of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has elected five new members, re-elected seven members to a second three-year term and elected Milton Johnson, chairman and CEO of HCA, as Chamber board vice chair and Jim Schmitz, executive vice president and Middle Tennessee president for Regions ...
  • Groundbreaking study provides comprehensive profile of Nashville region’s health, cost, access and quality

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 03, 2015
    First-of-its-kind report combines insurance claims and health care data to provide community stakeholders needed foundation for action

    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with a broad range of community stakeholders, today released a groundbreaking pilot study commissioned to provide a comprehensive profile of the Nashville region’s community-wide health, cost, accessibility and quality of health care in Middle Tennessee.

    “In order to understand and then act upon our health ...

  • Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce named top economic development group

    by Lindsay Chambers | May 04, 2015
    For the third time, Site Selection magazine has named the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce one of the nation’s top economic development groups as the result of the organization’s 2014 performance. The rankings were announced today by Site Selection and will be featured in the magazine’s annual May “Best to Invest” issue. The list is compiled through the magazine’s tracking of four objective categories: new jobs, new jobs per 10,000 ...
  • 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 ...