The Maury Alliance team was hard at work in July, August, and September! We welcomed over 35 new members and through a variety of events, met with over 1,000 of our peers. This quarter marked the release of the 2020 Census Data which placed Maury County as the #1 fastest growing county in Tennessee and #68 in the United States! We also celebrated another great achievement — according to a study performed by Smart Asset, Maury County holds the #1 spot in Tennessee for Incoming Investment and New Building Permits. In addition to these accolades, we received a ThreeStar grant which we plan to utilize for workforce and community development.
The July Chamber Coffee was hosted by Benton Nissan, where we networked with over 70 members and guests. We celebrated the grand opening of Southern Polished with a ribbon cutting on July 23rd. Keep Maury Beautiful was featured in our Small Business Spotlight Series. We hosted three networking events – Chamber Connect, a Women in Business Networking Breakfast, and Young Professionals After Hours Mixer. All three events occur monthly and are free to attend, we hope to see you at the next one! We ended July with our biggest event of the year, Annual Meeting where we transitioned our Volunteer Leadership and presented the Chairman’s Award to Alan Watson. It was an all-around good time with great food, drinks, and people. You can read the full recap here.
August was awesome! The August Chamber Coffee was hosted by Puckett’s, it was great to connect with almost 80 members and guests. We celebrated three ribbon cuttings – Handiworks Home Services on August 4th, Hope’s Bridge on August 5th, and ThriftLOVE on August 26th. The Young Professionals group met for a Lunch and Learn with Lori Baumgarner, Career Coach. We hosted our bi-monthly Membership 101 which is geared towards new members, new employees, or anyone who is interested in a refresher course. If you are new to the chamber, make plans to attend the one in October! We had two networking events – Chamber Connect and Women in Business Networking Breakfast. Both are free to attend so we hope to see you at the next one!
In September, aMuse’um Children’s Museum hosted the Chamber Coffee. We celebrated eight ribbon cuttings – Mama Sucre’ on September 9th, Muletown Kids on September 10th, TriStar Realty, Lenders Title Company and Essential Land Surveying on September 16th, Columbia Antique Marketplace on September 17th, Pinewood Springs on September 17th, and Catholic Charities on September 23rd. We partnered with the Spring Hill Chamber for a joint Women in Business Lunch, featuring U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn. On September 23rd we welcomed 36 participants into the Leadership Maury Class of 2022 with a kickoff reception at the Athenaeum. With over 70 people in attendance at Breakfast with the Mayor, our President, Wil Evans, was joined by Mayor Ogles for a Q&A discussion to keep our membership and community informed about the past, present, and future of Maury County. We wrapped up the month with three monthly networking events – Chamber Connect, Women in Business Networking Breakfast, and Young Professionals Mixer.
Maury Alliance hosts a variety of ticketed and free events throughout the year focused on networking, professional development, and community growth. Don’t miss out on these opportunities! Stay informed on upcoming events by following us on social media and checking our events calendar often.
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