Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • '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 ...
  • 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 ...