Greenbrier/Ridgetop Suggest New Chamber: Open Assembly, All Invited
GREENBRIER/RIDGETOP TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – Officers in Greenbrier and Ridgetop have begun the method of gauging curiosity in establishing their very own Chamber of Commerce.
Robertson County Commissioner Dennis Wade will probably be making a presentation on the professionals of Greenbrier and Ridgetop having their very own Chamber at a particular known as assembly on June 13 in Greenbrier.
At present, Robertson County is being serviced by 4 Chambers. Robertson, White Home, Cross Plains, and the Portland Chamber, which has members on the Robertson facet of 31w, in response to their workplace. A Greenbrier /Ridgetop Chamber can be the fifth.
“We as a gaggle down right here wish to be centered on Greenbrier/Ridgetop,” mentioned Commissioner Wade in a gathering with Smokey Barn Information Monday afternoon. Wade mentioned he has nothing towards the opposite native chambers. “We’re simply on the lookout for native folks to become involved” – “Robertson County does an excellent job, and quite a lot of us down listed here are members of the Robertson County Chamber. I don’t see any purpose to cease, and I’ll inform them that after we do the presentation,” Wade mentioned.
Commissioner Wade mentioned he was contacted by a gaggle expressing curiosity in beginning a chamber for the Greenbrier/Ridgetop space some weeks in the past and he’s primarily grow to be the legs and arms of the thought. In keeping with Wade, since then each mayors (Ridgetop and Greenbrier) have proven an curiosity and have talked to him. “Each mentioned they’d like to have the assistance and sources,” Wade mentioned.
Commissioner Wade says he has a background of involvement with a number of Chambers. “I used to be an officer and a board member for the Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce. I’ve been a member of each White Home, Robertson County, Goodlettsville and Hendersonville chambers and the final time Greenbrier had a Chamber I used to be a treasurer there.” Wade mentioned again then the chamber dissolved attributable to a scarcity of curiosity however he believes that issues is perhaps totally different now.
“I’m going to be sincere, we’re going to pitch the thought and simply see how a lot curiosity there may be. If there’s not sufficient curiosity we’ll simply return to supporting our Robertson County Chamber. The brand new chamber would carry the title “GreenRidge Chamber of Commerce.”
Wade says that originally, the Greenbrier/Ridgetop Chamber can be digital till they received the ball rolling and arrange an precise workplace with full-time employees. “There can be a month-to-month assembly if all people desires to do it and after we can get to a measurement that we will maintain any individual we’ll most likely begin with a part-time worker,” Wade mentioned.
Wade says the aim of a Chamber is to coach its members about alternatives and promote the neighborhood to new companies. “It’s a approach to promote new development and new enterprise in our neighborhood as a result of that helps all of us,” Wade mentioned.
“We’ll simply see what number of present up, that’s going to be the important thing,” Wade mentioned.”
The White Home Space Chamber additionally has a powerful presence in Robertson County with members all the best way into Springfield. The President & CEO Mandy Christenson instructed Smokey Barn Information that they don’t discriminate, they’ve members throughout Robertson County. The truth is, about 75 p.c of the White Home Chamber members are positioned in Robertson County, in response to Christenson.
“We’ve got members in Springfield, Gallatin, Hendersonville, so we’ve members throughout the White Home space. Primarily, if folks do enterprise within the White Home neighborhood we welcome them to grow to be part of our chamber,” Christenson mentioned.
Christenson says that when an space is extra rural, having a central chamber is smart so you may pull the areas decentralized sources collectively however as an space turns into extra developed the necessity for cities to have their very own chambers turns into extra necessary for enterprise improvement.
In keeping with Christenson, the perform of a county chamber can change because the cities inside it expertise development. “It (a county chamber) might change, from networking and neighborhood improvement, extra into advocacy with the state and native authorities or financial improvement.”
If you want to attend the exploratory assembly Wade says everyone seems to be welcome. The assembly is on June thirteenth at 7 pm on the First Baptist Church Fellowship Corridor. 2518 Hwy 41 South in Greenbrier. MAP Questions: [email protected] or 615-859-5772
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