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Transportation Funding is Critical to Robertson County

This week the Tennessee House will take up discussion of Governor Haslam's IMPROVE Act,  a transportation funding bill which seeks to increase funding for road and traffic improvements through a 7-cent increase in the state gas tax. While residents and businesses are  right to be skeptical about raising taxes, it is critical that our state legislators examine this issue in depth and make sure that the important needs for road maintenance and expansion are taken care of in an expedient and responsible manner. 

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Two Chamber Events You Don't Need to Miss!

Two great Chamber events are coming up in the next two weeks!  Read on to find out the where, what and when!

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Governor Focuses on Broadband Access

Access to reliable, affordable broadband is a big issue in Robertson County. Coverage by the major players in this market is primarily only available in the denser, more urban areas of the county. Robertson County, like Sumner and  Montgomery, have wide swaths of less densely populated areas in the northern sections which have little or no access to these services.

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Job Shadowing Program Honors Carol Sletto

This Thursday, on Ground Hog Day, nearly 200 Robertson County high school juniors will spend the day "shadowing" someone in a field or job that may be of interest to them as a long term career choice.  From bankers to manufacturers, a wide variety of Robertson County businesses will welcome these students into their establishments and allow them a glimpse into the real world of their jobs. 

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Start the New Year at Good Morning Robertson County

We hope you have had a great start to 2017! This week we invite you to help us kick off our 2017 slate of Chamber networking events with a bang at Good Morning Robertson County on Thursday, January 19, 7:30 am, at Springfield City Hall. 

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2017...the Year of Healthcare

By the end of this month a new president will take office and a new era of Republican-led initiatives will begin. One of the most important and heavily discussed topics is the future of healthcare in the United States. Whether you consider yourself republican, democrat or independent, the future of federal and state funding of healthcare will affect your personal and business life in the year ahead. 

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New Year's Wish List..

With the new year beginning I've read a lot of posts on social media about goals and resolutions for 2017. And of course the calendar year end is a time that many businesses are evaluating their operations and making plans for changes to come. It strikes me that it is also a good time for our community to take stock of where we are and what we want to accomplish in the next twelve months.

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Steve Sparks to Retire as SEE Director

For the past few months,  we have been planning for the wrap-up of the Realizing Robertson’s Future program of work. This plan, funded by more than 50 public and private investors, was originally planned with a four year timeline, but with some penny pinching and several in-kind donations we were able to stretch the funding out to last through June 2017, a five year horizon.   We have accomplished a lot of very positive things through the generous investors of RRF, most notably the growth and expansion of the Robertson Education Initiative (REdI) and the development of our business retention and expansion efforts, Supporting Existing Employers (SEE). 

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A little bit of Christmas for everyone...

Another Thanksgiving holiday is a wrap and the Christmas shopping season has officially begun.  We will see in January and February how our #ShopLocal efforts have panned out when we see the sales tax collections for the months of November and December.  Just from anecdotal evidence and personal observations, it does seem like folks are getting the message and being intentional about shopping with local merchants and small businesses, From one end of Robertson County to the other, Friday and Saturday looked like busy days for both our big box stores and our retail boutiques.

As November comes to a close and the reality sinks in that Christmas is just a few weeks away, the Chamber would like to lift up the efforts of some of our member organizations and others around Robertson County to make sure that everyone enjoys a little Christmas joy this year.

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Being Thankful for Our Small Businesses

This week is Thanksgiving and here in Robertson County we have much to be thankful for.  The beautiful landscapes, our small towns full of character, friends, family and neighbors that pull together in times of need, and an economy that is robust and prosperous. Robertson County continues to be a place of opportunity, both for our lifelong residents and for the newcomers who have joined us to share in the quality of life and sense of place that we enjoy here.

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