Advocate

Purpose

To advocate for its broad and diverse member businesses, creating a climate of growth and success.

Programs

Economic & Community Development

This committee partners with the City, Forward Sumner and Partnership 2020 to attract and encourage new investment in Hendersonville. This committee meets quarterly.

Government Relations

A key mission of the Hendersonville Area Chamber is to be the voice of business. While Chamber members enjoy unparalleled access to networking, promotional and educational opportunities, our members also benefit from the Chamber’s regulatory and legislative advocacy initiatives at the local, county and state level. Dedicated volunteers throughout the business community actively monitor the issues and decisions at every level of government for action by our chamber leadership. Engagement through annual events such as: Coffee and Conversation, annual Day on the Hill, Aldermen Receptions, timely candidate forums and the annual State of the City address are just a few of the mechanisms we employ to keep our business community informed about relevant issues.

Coffee & Conversation

The Government Relations Committee of the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce  hosts annual breakfasts meetings to bring our elected officials and our membership together for an information exchange.  We firmly believe a consistent opportunity for dialogue between
business leaders and elected officials will develop stronger relationships and a more informed
community and electorate. For more information on upcoming meetings and events, let us know you would like to be an active participant in this group.

H.E.A.R. (Hendersonville Expansion and Retention)

This committee creates a venue for our manufacturing sector to exchange ideas, best practices, identify resources and create a vital communication link among these businesses. A collaborative effort with the City of Hendersonville the group is in its formative stages with a look to the future in using current resources to our best advantage. For more information on upcoming meetings and events, let us know you would like to be active participant in this group.

Middle Tennessee Business Voice

Middle Tennessee Business Voice is an online tool which tracks legislative issues and facilitates communication with elected officials. Chamber members will also have the opportunity to participate in an annual policy survey that will inform the legislative agenda for the region’s business community.