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Programs & Initiatives

In addition to hosting more than 100 events each year, the Nashville Area Chamber curates a wealth of diverse programs and initiatives designed to support, educate, connect, and advance the Nashville region’s business community. Visit our event calendar for a list of upcoming events and subscribe to our e-newsletters to be notified when tickets are available.


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Make meaningful connections with peers and prospects. Chamber programs and events are curated specifically with your professional and personal growth in mind.

This trade show-style event occurs each Spring and Fall and provides the opportunity for current and future Chamber members to make valuable business connections in a relaxed, social setting.

Strategic networking events encourage meaningful connections and relationships while supporting local sports teams and entertainment venues. Business & Baseball, Tailgate with the Titans, and Sips & Swings, are just a few examples of Chamber events offered each year.

Community networking events are a great way for businesses and professionals to establish a strong presence in the Nashville business community and leverage the benefits of a well-connected and influential network.

Area Advisory Councils (AACs) represent six geographic areas within Davidson County. Each council, referred to as a ‘mini Chamber’ is led by its respective leadership team and serves the unique needs of its neighborhood through strategic events and initiatives. Learn more.

Be a part of the next generation of leaders. YP Nashville is a community partnership created to engage, connect, and empower young professionals to actively shape the future of our region. Learn more.

Our Chamber open house, Pick Your Place, provides current and future members the opportunity to network with fellow business leaders and hear from Chamber team members about the engagement opportunities available through membership.

Young Professionals

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Be a part of the next generation of leaders. YP Nashville is a community partnership created to engage, connect, and empower young professionals to actively shape the future of our region.

YP Nashville presents a diverse line-up of programming and events that include influential speakers, networking, and professional development opportunities.

YP Connect programming connects young professionals to community leaders and YP Nashville member organizations through networking events and an annual trade-show style fair. Learn more.

This half-day conference brings aspiring leaders from various industries together for insightful sessions, engaging speakers, and invaluable networking opportunities. Learn more.

A professional growth opportunity designed for future leaders, this series features industry leaders sharing their wealth of knowledge on a range of specifically selected topics. Learn more.

This annual Chamber Signature Event recognizes local young professionals for their significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. Learn more.

YP Nashville partners with Nashville area young professional organizations to engage, connect, and empower young professionals to actively shape the future of the Nashville region. Contact us to join our list of YP Nashville partners.

Council members engage in year-round programming focused on professional development and networking, gaining unparalleled opportunities to connect with like-minded peers and community leaders. Additionally, the council serves as a conduit for young professionals seeking meaningful leadership, donor, and volunteer roles within the Nashville region. Learn more.

Small Business

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Small businesses and entrepreneurs are the foundation of our regional economy and the backbone of Chamber membership. Choose from our targeted list of programs focused on education, leadership, and business growth.

Our educational programming provides valuable tools and resources to address the issues impacting small business success.

A resource hub, Business Studio supports growth, development, and inspires new ideas through workshops, networking, and business matchmaking tools.

This virtual speaker series presented by our Area Advisory Councils features industry professionals’ covering relevant business hot topics such as financial tips, workforce culture, collaboration, innovation, and more.

Our leadership development programming connects entrepreneurs to community leaders encouraging collaboration and community engagement.

Leadership Connect is a 6-month development program that provides an opportunity for a small cohort of entrepreneurs to learn from peers and top local leaders how to become more engaged in the Nashville community.

Curated with business growth in mind, this programming equips small, minority, women, and service-disabled veteran owned businesses with resources, training, and direct access to regional businesses looking for procurement partners.

Held annually, the Nashpreneurs Conference convenes small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creatives for an interactive conference designed to facilitate dialogue on relevant industry topics.

This half-day event brings together small and large businesses from diverse sectors for transformative industry expert-led discussions on how to do business with major companies in Middle Tennessee.

This half-day event offers small, diverse businesses the opportunity to connect with corporations looking to fulfill their procurement diversity goals.

Professional Growth

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To support our talented regional workforce, the Chamber offers a variety of educational and career advancement programming to further the personal and professional growth of the business community.

Tailored for professionals, Intro Nashville provides new insight into our city and region. Over the course of 4-days, attendees expand their network, connect with prominent local leaders, and gain exclusive access to local venues. This immersive program explores Nashville’s rich history and thriving economy, and delves into the city’s exciting future. Learn more.

Executive Insights is a learning series featuring top corporate leaders making a regional and national impact.

Serve your community and grow professionally by serving on a Chamber committee. Members have access to a variety of volunteer opportunities. Learn more. Chamber membership required.

Chamber Initiatives

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Chamber initiatives support our purpose; to create economic prosperity by facilitating community leadership and align with our public-private initiative, Partnership 2030, dedicated to the success of the Nashville region.

Our Growing Together initiative supports female entrepreneurs, non-profit, and corporate leaders through training, resources, and mentoring opportunities that promote business success. Programming includes an annual breakfast and the Voices of Vision speaker series.

Thrive supports the success and sustainability of minority-owned small businesses. Programming includes an annual breakfast, fireside chats, workshops, and a learning series focused on business and professional growth.

Through special programs and happy hours, the Chamber supports and connects music, hospitality, and adjacent industry businesses to fuel the unique creative culture that drives the Nashville region’s fame.

To facilitate meaningful dialogue, the Chamber hosts quarterly forums focused on regional workforce enhancement. Through engaging panel discussions, attendees gain valuable insight into emerging trends, innovative best practices, and effective talent recruitment and retention strategies.

Signature Events

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Chamber Signature Events are a series of community-driven gatherings designed to connect, inform, and inspire our vibrant business community. Learn more.

Each year, the Chamber invites the community and elected officials to attend this celebratory event to honor the Chamber’s members, sponsors, and volunteers, and set the tone for the business community’s collective future.

To deepen investment in Nashville’s future leaders, each year the Chamber Education Committee conducts an in-depth analysis of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools’ successes, challenges, and opportunities. Their report of recommendations is presented to business and community stakeholders during a release event. Learn more.

This annual event provides a unique opportunity to hear directly from the governor of Tennessee, engage with top leaders, and stay informed on pivotal policy developments that impact Middle Tennessee’s economy and business environment.

Learn best practices from top-performing U.S. cities and apply them to our region by joining the Leadership Study Mission delegation for our annual community development trip. Learn more. Engage level members and above.

This annual event recognizes local young professionals for their significant accomplishments in their chosen professional field, as well as their commitment and contribution to the community. Learn more.

Contact us with questions about Chamber programs, initiatives, and events. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, connect with our Sponsorship team.