Do You Know "What's Going On" in Robertson County?

It happens regularly.  Talking with someone about a Chamber program or event and they say, "I didn't know about that." Depending on my current state of mind, my reaction ranges from surprised to determined to frustrated. But it's a fact of life that even in our "connected" society, it remains difficult to get the word out about all the things happening in our community. 

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The holidays begin in Springfield!

It is a long time tradition that the Christmas parade in Springfield takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving! Santa officially arrives just in time for our annual Christmas on the Square festival to visit with the children and listen to their Christmas wish lists. Then he mounts up on the Springfield Fire Department ladder truck and rides through town in the parade. 

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November Elections Candidate Forum

November 8 is an important day in Robertson County. It is Election Day, 2016, and while the winner of the presidential election is certainly important, here at the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce we believe that the most important elections are the local ones. 


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The State of Robertson County...Economic Development-Wise

What is the state of Robertson County in September 2016 as it relates to economic development?  We are at the end of a transformative decade which has seen a major shift in the way we practice economic development. And in the past year we have experienced the largest job creation numbers in the last decade. 

Folowing is a transcript of remarks made by Chamber president Margot Fosnes at the Chamber's "State of Robertson County" Lunch & Learn held last Thursday at the Stokes Brown Public Library. 

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Find A Job Close to Home at the Chamber Job Fair

The latest unemployment statistics released have Robertson County back in the top ten in the state for lowest unemployment rate at just  4.2%. That is great news for Robertson County residents and gratifying for those of us who work to recruit and encourage new job creation in our community. But there is a downside to this good news, as our manufacturers and businesses struggle to fill open positions and keep production schedules and customer service at desired levels.

The Robertson County Chamber is doing our part to help by hosting a Job Fair on Monday, September 26, 4 - 8 pm at The Center in Springfield.

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Chamber Hosts First "State of the County" Event

Each year in Washington DC, the President of the United States gives his annual "State of the Union" address. The intent is to update the citizenry on the progress that the country has made in the preceding year and lay out plans for the next twelve months.  Our Tennessee Govrenor makes a similar speech each year, and many of our neighboring cities and counties do something much the same. This year the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the first, and what we hope will be annual, "State of Robertson County" event on Thursday, September 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Stokes Brown Public Library in Springfield.

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Two years ago, at the request of Robertson County Schools' director Mike Davis, our Robertson Education Initiative introduced #ACTCounts, a program designed to incentivize Robertson County high school students to reach for the stars when it comes to taking the ACT college readiness exam.  

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The little things matter...

Last week, our Chamber held a Joint After Hours with the Cheatham County Chamber at a wonderful event space in Pleasant View, just across the county line.  I had been driving all day, going to and from Crossville for a meeting with other counties that participate in the Retire TN program. As I pulled out of the parking lot of The Livery Stables, I remembered that my "low fuel" light had come on earlier and that I needed to get some gas as soon as possible if I didn't want to end up on the side of the road. Sure there were gas stations in Pleasant View that I could have stopped at, but my "chamber conscience" won out and I made a run for the other side of the interstate where I could fuel up in Coopertown.

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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 any case, it is one of our primary missions and something that we  pride ourselves in doing well. 

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Work In Robertson County

The most recent Department of Labor unemployment data release has Robertson County's unemployment rate at just 4.3%, tied for 11th lowest among the 95 counties of Tennessee. We have indeed been fortunate over the past few years to see new jobs being created both by new business and industry relocating in our community and by existing businesses who are enjoying increased demand for their goods and services which necessitates expansion of their workforce. 

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