October 30, 2020
Chamber Resources Related to COVID-19
As the COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Chamber is monitoring and sharing information as we receive it. The Chamber encourages our members to stay informed, prepared and positive and offer support and patronage to our local small businesses at this critical time. The Chamber also promotes members utilizing the U.S. Chamber to stay informed and prepared as we continue to navigate this situation. Please visit our resource page at www.clarksvillechamber.com/news/2020/03/17/chamber/chamber-resources-related-to-covid-19 for more information.
Eternal Flame Ceremony
Erected in Public Square in 2004, the Eternal Flame stands to honor the sacrifices of soldiers and their families, past and present. You are invited to join us at the 2020 Eternal Flame Ceremony on November 7, at 8:30 AM, located at 1 Public Square. Join us at our annual wreath laying event to honor the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours is November 19, 2020, at Appleton Harley-Davidson, 2501 Hwy 41-A Bypass, from 5pm-7pm. Join us for food, fun and networking!
Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant
Gov. Bill Lee announced the creation of the Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant (SERG) program, a small business relief program designed to reimburse eligible business owners for direct expenses or business interruption costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application window will open October 7, 2020, and remain open until December 29, 2020, or until all funds are depleted. Funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. This new wave of funding includes specific support for minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, as well as businesses owned by disabled persons. MORE INFO: https://tncaresact.tn.gov/serg
Tennessee Community CARES Program Grant
The Tennessee Department of Human Services has awarded $896k in the form of a grant to the Northern Middle Workforce Development Board in partnership with Workforce Essentials for the purpose of assisting small businesses and individuals within its 13 counties. For more information, please visit www.workforceessentials.com/blog/news/2020/09/18/community-cares-technology-grants.
Tennessee Chambers Health
The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry to offer TNCH (Tennessee Chambers Health), a statewide health care plan, to active Clarksville Chamber members with 2-100 Tennessee employees. For more information, please visit www.discoveraetna.com/afa.To request a quote, ask your broker about TN Chambers Health with Aetna Funding Advantage. Click on “Request a Quote” and be sure to select TN Chambers Health as the affinity organization.
Member to Member Discount Program
If you would like to offer a business discount to other Chamber members, please contact Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-245-4341. For more information and discounts offered, please visit our site at Member to Member Discounts.
2020 Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, with pre-parade ceremonies set for 9 a.m. in front of the historic courthouse (south side) on Third Street in downtown Clarksville. The keynote speaker is US Army retired Major General Walt Lord, who now serves as Vice President, Government Division, at FileBank Inc. For those participants and spectators who are unable to social distance, we encourage the wearing of facemasks. For those unable to attend in person, the parade will be broadcast live on the Montgomery County Facebook page, as well as via the CDE cable network. The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of N. Eighth and College Streets, next to the Sundquist Science Building at Austin Peay State University, with the reviewing stand at the Third Street side of the courthouse. The parade will proceed from College left onto University Avenue, right onto Main Street, left onto 3rd Street, left onto Commerce Street, left onto University Avenue, right onto Franklin Street, left onto 8th Street and back to the APSU parking area.
BizvetsCONNECT is a non-profit connecting group promoting veteran and military friendly owned local businesses. Join them on November 10th at 5:00 p.m. at OfficeNOW, 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, for information on becoming a BizVets partner. For more information, visit www.bizvetsconnect.com or call Tim Shank at 931-449-9728. Membership is FREE!
Montgomery Co. Soil Conservation District
The Montgomery Co. Soil Conservation District is in search of great/artistic farm related photos for Montgomery County. They would like to showcase any unique farming photos in their office (barns, fields, farmers, anything farming related – historical or recent). Please send all files via digital media to NancyL.Holt@tn.nacdnet.net. Include date and location taken please.
Brookdale Clarksville is celebrating Socktober! From October 1st – 31st, Brookdale invites you to join in gathering donations of socks, hats, gloves, and scarves for Clarksville’s homeless population. All donations will go to The Salvation Army Center of Hope. Drop off location: Brookdale Clarksville, 2183 Memorial Dr. Please call (931) 645-6945 for questions or more information.
Chamber Audit Report FY17
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