Just before Thanksgiving 1997, I pulled into South Nashville with a U-Haul, $300 and an appointment with a temp staffing company. My dream was to be an event planner in the music industry. Eight months later, I was hired as an event coordinator for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. I found opportunity. I found community. I found that my dream could be played out in the context of something bigger and more important than me alone.
Becoming part of that collective voice, pressing toward the vision of ensuring a great place to live and work, was – and is – an amazing experience. Chamber member Darrell Freeman, chairman of Zycron, said it well: “My involvement in the Chamber is a part of a ... group effort. I could not have that kind of impact individually.”
Today, we're launching a new campaign themed "Business is Good." Through a series of billboards,
print ads, online content
and grassroots efforts, we will tout the strengths of this region – and the role played by the Chamber to lead the charge in areas such as job creation, public education, workforce development
and public policy.
good in the Nashville area, in large part because of our organization’s initiatives and the work of business leaders. But we cannot take that success for granted. Our need to amplify our collective voice gets stronger every day. That’s why the Chamber will be more focused than ever on activities that will ensure that business is good here for years to come.
Now, here's where you can play a part.
Share your story! Use the comments section of this blog (below) to tell us how business is good for you. We may use your comments on our website to help spread the word that Middle Tennessee is a great place to grow a business.
The Nashville Area Chamber believes business is good. Together, we will make sure it stays that way.