About the Chamber
The Robertson County Chamber of Commerce has a rich history and traces its roots to 1938 when a group of businessmen got together to form an organization to promote retail business in the Springfield community. That organization grew through several name changes and reorganizations to become what we now call The Robertson County Chamber of Commerce. Our primary focus is the development of our member businesses and the business environment of the communities we serve. In addition, we acquire other responsibilities for the benefit of the community.
The Robertson County Chamber of Commerce serves three major purposes:
The traditional function of the Chamber is as a non-profit, membership organization which serves to promote its member businesses in the community, enhance the attractiveness of the area to retail and commercial business, and provide business and network-building activities and resources for its members.
The Chamber serves as the primary point of contact for economic development agencies such as TVA, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, and Partnership 2020 (a cooperative of the Nashville Area Chamber) where they identify prospective businesses and industries who are looking to expand or relocate in the Robertson County area.
Tourism & Visitors Bureau
The Chamber serves as the tourism and visitor information bureau for Robertson County. One of our primary responsibilities in this area is to provide area information to Robertson County visitors on shopping, dining, places to stay and things to do. We also provide resources for people who are interested in relocating to Robertson County.
Why Be a Member?
Monthly Chamber breakfasts, quarterly Lunch & Learn and After Hours events, all offer members a chance to meet other local business people and find ways to build business relationships and create member-to member partnerships to co-promote businesses.
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
The Chamber offers its members a long list of opportunities to advertise through the chamber website, the chamber newsletter, and weekly e-mail blasts. Sponsorship of chamber events such as Good Morning Robertson County (monthly membership breakfast), Business After Hours, Pep Rally on the Square, the Taste of Country festival and other chamber-organized projects offers businesses a chance to promote their business and be seen as a supporter of the community.
Small Business Development Resources
The Chamber offers a wide variety of assistance for small businesses including free small business counseling through the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, assistance with permits and business license processes, workshops and seminars in cooperation with local experts on finance, accounting and legal issues and access to state programs like the Business Enterprise Resource Office.
Shop Local Campaign
The Chamber conducts a year-round effort to encourage Robertson County residents to shop with its member businesses. Flyers and posters, advertisements, contests and programs are some of the Chamber’s efforts to reward customers for patronizing local businesses.