Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • 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 ...
  • American Colors Inc. to build new manufacturing and research facility in Gallatin

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 02, 2014
    High-quality liquid pigment manufacturer to invest $3.7 million, create 31 new jobs

    Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with American Colors Inc. officials, announced today the company will build a new 30,000-square-foot manufacturing and research facility in the Gallatin Industrial Center, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. To support ongoing growth at the company’s existing Lebanon location, American Colors will invest $3.7 million and create 31 new jobs ...
  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty announce ForceX to expand Tennessee operations in Davidson County

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 26, 2014
    Software company to invest $1.8 million, create 175 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with ForceX officials, today announced the software company will open a new location in Nashville. Driven by significant company growth, its national customer base and a desire to be part of the technology and entrepreneurial community Nashville offers, ForceX selected an area near downtown Nashville as the ...
  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty announce Hatch Stamping Company to locate manufacturing facility in Portland

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 19, 2014
    Automotive components manufacturer to invest $17 million, create 101 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Hatch Stamping Company officials, announced today the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Portland in an effort to expand its footprint in the Southeast. With a goal of being fully operational by January 2015, the Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer will invest $17 million ...
  • CLARCOR, Inc. to establish state-of-the-art innovation center in Columbia

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 19, 2014
    Research and production facility to house scientists, engineers

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with CLARCOR Inc. officials, announced today the company will acquire a 62,250-square-foot structure to create a state-of-the-art global research and product development resource to be known as the CLARCOR Innovation Center. CLARCOR, a global provider of filtration products, systems and services, will invest in excess of $10 million and create 35 ...