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Connecting Across County Lines

One of the most important things that Chambers can do for their members is to help them make connections. Sometimes those connections are intended to bring them new customers, sometimes to solve an issue with a municipality or agency, sometimes to create a partnership or mentoring relationship...in any case, it is one of our primary missions and something that we  pride ourselves in doing well. 

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Pep Rally on the Square Brings Football Fever to Robertson County

School is back in session and football season is right around the corner. And in Robertson County, that means it's time for our annual Pep Rally on the Square. The Chamber's  Robertson Education Initiative (REdI) will host the 19th annual Pep Rally on the Square on Thursday, August 11, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Main Street in Springfield, TN. 

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600 New Jobs for Robertson County

Last Thursday we celebrated the biggest job creation announcement in the past ten years when Governor Bill Haslam announced that Lowe's will locate their first direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in Coopertown, bringing 600 jobs and $100 million in capital investment to Robertson County.

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Welcoming Stony Creek Colors and Dedicating the New "Bransford Heights Business Center"

On Tuesday, August 2, at 1 p.m., we are pleased to be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for Springfield's newest manufacturing enterprise, Stony Creek Colors.  In the last few weeks, Stony Creek Colors has begun operations of their indigo production facility in what was once the Conwood tobacco processing facility at 921 Central Avenue West.

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Third Thursday Art Walks Offers Something for Everyone...and Pokemon Too!

It's the third week of the month so that means it's time for the Third Thursday Art Walk! This monthly event sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Group and the Chamber  has become a popular way to spend a beautiful summer evening on our Court House Square!

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Get Informed: School Board Candidate Forum

Election season is heating up in Robertson County with early voting in the August 4 election beginning on Friday, July 15.  While there are many important elections going on, none is more crucial to the future economic development and quality of life in Robertson County that the four Board of Education seats up for grabs this year.

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Transportation Improvements Finally on the Radar

Anyone who has driven on Tom Austin Highway recently knows that a very big road project is taking place between Memorial Blvd. and Batson Parkway. The long awaited widening to five lanes of Hwy 431S is well underway, with an estimated timeline of 30 months, ending in mid 2018.

The $19.2 million contract includes a two-mile widening of Springfield's Tom Austin Highway from three to five lanes, new bridge lanes over Carr Creek, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on both sides and new traffic signals that will be located at the entrance to NorthCrest Medical Center, Watson Lane near Wal-Mart and at the William A. Batson Parkway and Walling Road intersection.

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Chamber Recognizes Outstanding Educators

This week the Robertson County Chamber and our business-education partnership program, REdI (Robertson Education Initiative), will have the pleasure of recognizing some outstanding educators in our community for their work and influence on our students.

The M.A.D. Awards, which stand for “Making A Difference”, will be presented on Thursday, March 10, at our Chamber After Hours hosted by Bath Fitter. The event will take place at Bath Fitter’s facility off Highway 41N in the North Springfield Industrial Park, beginning at 5 pm. 

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Robertson County Schools Parent Survey Now Open

Do you have a child in Robertson County schools in grades 6 – 12?  If so, be on the lookout for information about this year's  parent survey, conducted by the Robertson Education Initiative (REdI) in cooperation with Robertson County Schools.  This survey is your opportunity as a parent or guardian to give feedback on your satisfaction with the educational opportunities afforded your student in Robertson County.

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Let's Get It Started!

Start the new year off right by taking full advantage of the programs our Chamber has to offer!

This week don’t miss our first Good Morning Robertson County of 2016 on Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 am at Springfield City Hall. Our sponsor is Robertson County Funeral Home and as always we’ll enjoy breakfast, networking and a quick rundown of news from our members and our community.

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