November 20, 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.
The Chamber office will be closing at noon on November 25th and closed all day on November 26th-27th for the holiday. We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
November Business Spotlight is Allstate: The Goines Agency. Alexis and her staff put their customers and the community first. Alexis is a great representation of what a true humanitarian is, dedicating time and volunteering for various nonprofits to help children in need during the holidays. Be sure to nominate a Chamber member for the DECEMBER Business Spotlight and let us know why they impress you! Vote here: https://bit.ly/30SeyaA.
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 email@example.com or 931-245-4341. For more information and discounts offered, please visit our site at Member to Member Discounts.
Goodwill Career Solutions
Goodwill Career Solutions is hosting an in-person Job Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 24th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 2001 Needmore Road. Employers include Agero, NIA Association, Oak Plains Academy, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee Inc. and more. More than 50 positions available with pay rates up to $15 per hour. Bring your résumé, photo ID and Social Security card or birth certificate. Dress for success. Be prepared to complete job applications and to interview. If you are visiting a Goodwill Career Solutions Center, please wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For more information, please call 931-241-4730.
The Downtown Commons is seeking vendors for its first Holiday Market on Dec.12 from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. The purpose of the market is to offer our small businesses and vendors an additional opportunity to engage with the community during the holiday season. Due to the hardships incurred to small businesses from COVID-19, the vendor fee will be waived. Vendors are encouraged to fill out the application below. Additionally, if you need the Downtown Commons to supply your tent, they can supply one for an additional fee. Limited space is available. Please follow this link to fill out the application to be part of the Holiday Market: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFzQFq6ZRpEh_aTHJmx286xR7TYwCHNV0v-bo_Sg_GwRvSfg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0.
If you have any questions please reach out to Elizabeth Quinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 931- 245-3366.
Hampton Inn Pleasant View
Calling all locals! Quarantine got you down? Feeling the winter blues? Have your vacation at home with a #staycation at the Hampton Inn Pleasant View! For the full month of November, they are giving all Cheatham, Robertson, and Montgomery County residents 20% OFF! There are two easy ways to book. By phone, call 615-894-9910 and press 0 when you hear the recording. Once you are connected to the Front Desk, just tell any one of our friendly front desk agents that you want to book the local resident discount and the dates you would like to stay. Online, visit www.pleasantview.hampton.com and select the dates of your November stay. Click “Special Rates” and enter in “T99” under Promotion Code. Then click Check Rooms & Rates and you will see the special local resident rate.
Miss Tennky Area AFS Volunteer Leadership Team
The Outbound Sponsored Programs team is happy to announce that the 2021-22 program applications for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), and YES Abroad are now available online! All programs are merit-based full scholarships for eligible high school students and recent graduates! The CBYX program provides scholarships for eligible American high school students and recent graduates to spend an academic year of study and cultural immersion in Germany. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2020 at 11:59PM PST. More information can be found at www.USAGermanyScholarship.org. Contact Jon and Jess, AFS-USA CBYX program staff, at CBYX@afsusa.org.
Chamber Audit Report FY17
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