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Maury Alliance Memo – Quarter 2

April, May, and June were busy months for the Maury Alliance team and the Maury County community!

During the month of April, we had two ribbon cuttings, celebrating All Hands on Deck on April 1st and Tillis Jewelry on April 29th. Our monthly Chamber Coffee was hosted by Preventia Security, where we networked with over 70 members and guests! In 2020, we started a Small Business Spotlight Video series. In April, the series featured A Kids Place and Echo Valley Farm/Culleoka Company. We kicked off our new monthly Women in Business Networking Breakfast series at The Dotted Lime. Our first signature event for 2021, State Eggs and Issues was wonderful! Over 90 people were attendance to hear Senator Dr. Joey Hensley, Representative Scott Cepicky, and Representative Michael Curcio. Thank you to our sponsor, Benefits, Inc.

May was a big month for us! We celebrated our third announcement of the year, with JC Ford’s expansion to Columbia. In addition to celebrating the announcement with the company during their ceremony at their new facility on Oakland Parkway, we were able to welcome them to the community during an event held at Antrim Celebrations with JC Ford, elected officials, and our generous Advance Maury Investors. We held a ribbon cutting on May 7th at Farmers Insurance – Sean McCarthy. Our Young Professionals group picked back up where we left off at Bad Idea Brewing! The monthly Chamber Coffee was at The Factory! We were able to network and celebrate this fantastic new redevelopment, with over 50 people in attendance. We hosted two Women in Business networking events – the first was a Lunch and Learn with Jamie Dunham, sponsored by Listerhill Credit Union, and the second event was a Networking Breakfast at Tennessee Coffee and Smoothie. We commemorated the Webster Family Farm of Cross Bridges as Century Farm of the year at our Annual Farm City Breakfast and heard from Dr. Charlie Hatcher, TN Commissioner of Agriculture. With proceeds raised at the event we awarded two scholarships in memory of John Satterwhite to students pursuing a degree in Agriculture. We featured two businesses in our Small Business Spotlight Video series – Youth Villages and Wear It Well Consignment Boutique. Earlier this year, we started Chamber Connect, a monthly lead-exchange series, in January. Our first in-person Chamber Connect was held in May, and it was a success!

June was a very eventful month! We hosted five ribbon cuttings: the Polk Home & Museum on the 2nd celebrating their new kitchen garden, B’s Salty and Sweet on the 2nd, Fishers Off Road Rentals on the 4th, Little Neighbors on the 11th, and State Farm – JennaLynn Drake on the 18th. In March, we started a retail-focused Social Media Series with our partner, Visit Columbia, and the second installment of this series was on June 16th. Our Young Professionals group met at Vintage Winery and our Women in Business Group gathered at B’s Salty and Sweet. Muletown Lumberyard hosted the monthly Chamber Coffee where we networked with over 70 people! The Mulehouse hosted a Business After Hours at their fantastic new venue. It was wonderful see over 100 of our business friends in attendance! Chamber Connect, our leads exchange event, was held on the 25th! Finally, Leadership Maury wrapped up another great year with 33 graduates, whose class project raised over $14,000 for Room in the Inn.

We welcomed over 30 new members (April, May, and June) and in total, we met with over 1,000 of our peers.

We host 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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