Member Spotlights

The Chamber can't pursue our mission of facilitating community leadership to create economic prosperity without our members. We want to highlight the efforts our members are making to propel Nashville into a prosperous future.

Sweet Creations Pie Bakery - July 24, 2017

Sweet Creations Pie Bakery, located on Historic Jefferson Street in North Nashville, is helping revitalize the area and bring career opportunities to the community. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce spoke to owner Barbara Toms about her business, and how being Chamber members has helped Sweet Creations Pie Bakery grow and succeed.

Nossi College of Art - July 17, 2017

What is the most valuable aspect of Chamber membership for Nossi?

Together with the Nashville Chamber, Nossi College of Art is able to connect to a variety of business professionals so we can keep a pulse on Nashville’s creative and tech needs. We have specifically been preparing for tech careers and advances in Nashville by understanding the area’s hiring needs.  Our goal is to help Middle Tennessee companies hire locally when it comes to job openings for web and graphic designers, videographers, photographers and illustrators.

What are some new things Nossi is offering?

This fall we have three new opportunities for adults of all levels. We have a bachelor's degree in Web & Interactive design, teaching students how to design with code.

We also have two certificate programs for professional development opportunities. One is User Experience and User Interface (UX/UI) design, a top need in the Nashville area for employers. The other is a Photography certificate, for those dependent upon visual storytelling for their business - another in-demand skill due to an increase in social media usage.

Why the focus on web design?

Nossi spent months researching critical tech skills needed in the Nashville area that are not currently being addressed. We also connected with employers to discuss needs they have when hiring new employees. We discovered a high demand for access to talented, local web designers focused on UX/UI design. Nossi is the perfect design college to teach it, as we already offer web design opportunities.

What is Nossi’s biggest company goal in the next year?

In the fall 2018 semester, Nossi will be offering a master's degree in instructional design. This degree allows graduates to work at the many universities in town or to work as corporate trainers in the private sector.

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