Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • Nashville Area Chamber Announces Additions, Promotions on Policy Team

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jan 14, 2016

    The Nashville Area Chamber has announced three new hires and a promotion on its policy team. These policy veterans will lead our organization's outreach with local and state elected officials, as well as in public education.

    Jennifer Carlat has been named vice president-policy for the Chamber, with responsibility for issues impacting development, zoning and transit, and for representing Chamber positions on issues before the Metro Council. Carlat served in a ...

  • 2015 Nashville Region’s Vital Signs report shows Middle Tennessee not producing enough skilled graduates to maintain momentum

    by Lindsay Chambers | Oct 06, 2015

    With nearly a third of their workers approaching retirement age, Middle Tennessee industries like construction, logistics and manufacturing may have a difficult time finding qualified applicants to replace an aging workforce if direct measures aren’t undertaken, according to an analysis of economic and demographic trends in the region. The 2015 Nashville Region’s Vital Signs report shows only about 40.6 percent of Middle Tennesseans hold an associate degree or higher in ...

  • Conn’s HomePlus® to Build Distribution Center in La Vergne

    by Lindsay Chambers | Sep 30, 2015

    Specialty Retailer to Create 100 Jobs in Rutherford County

    Conn’s, Inc., the Houston-based furniture and specialty home goods retailer, will build a new distribution center in La Vergne, Tenn., slated to open in summer 2016. The new facility will add an expected 100 jobs to the local economy and is an investment of an estimated $17 million. Conn’s officials made the announcement today with La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron.

    The ...

  • Retiring workers expected to create demand for middle-skill employees through 2020

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 21, 2015
    Study of Nashville and Clarksville hiring shows stabilized hiring, strong growth in health care, advanced manufacturing, IT and construction

    A study of workforce trends through 2020 published by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and JPMorgan Chase & Co. shows a slight cooling off of the high-growth, post-recession job market, but continued strong demand for middle-skill jobs in the health care, manufacturing, IT and construction sectors in the 17-county joint ...

  • 'Moving Forward' transit initiative launches

    by Lindsay Chambers | Aug 04, 2015
    Bridgestone CEO Garfield to chair Chamber-initiated regional effort to build momentum on transportation

    A broad cross-section of community leaders gathered today to learn details of a region-wide effort to build consensus around regional transportation, culminating in the beginning of construction on a regional transit project within five years. At an announcement at the Adventure Science Center, business and community leaders announced the launch of an initiative called Moving Forward: Transit ...

  • American Standard to create 600 new jobs in Davidson County

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 30, 2015

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with American Standard Brands officials, announced today the company will establish a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davidson County. American Standard Brands, a leading North American manufacturer of stylish, high-performance bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings, will invest $22 million and create approximately 600 new jobs in La Vergne. This is the first new U.S.-based manufacturing facility ...

  • Amedisys to open new executive office in Davidson County

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 24, 2015
    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, along with Amedisys officials, announced today the company will open a new executive office in Nashville. Amedisys, a leading health care at home company, will invest $2.5 million and create approximately 120 new jobs in Davidson County over the next five years.
    “I want to welcome Amedisys to Davidson County and thank them for choosing Tennessee as the home ...
  • Nashville Area Chamber wins national recognition for communications efforts

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 21, 2015
    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), North America’s largest trade association for chambers, has recognized the Chamber’s WE membership campaign and the 2014 Datascape publication for communications excellence. Awards for both efforts will be presented to the Nashville Area Chamber leaders at the annual ACCE convention in Montreal, Quebec, in August.

    The WE campaign was given the Grand Award for ...

  • 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 ...