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Robertson County is Still a Job Seekers Market

The most recent report on the unemployment rate in Robertson County released in late September recorded our current rate at 3.5%. That is a 1.1% drop from one year ago and represents about 1,260 Robertson Countians who are actively seeking employment. Our labor force is estimated at 36,490, of which 35,230 are currently employed.  At these levels, it is often said that basically "everyone who wants a job has one​."  And while we know that is not necessarily true, it does indicate the tight labor market that faces our Robertson County business and industry as they seek to keep their operations running efficiently and prepare for future growth and expansion.

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The State of Our Schools

Each year for the past four, the Chamber has partnered with Robertson County Schools to bring our members and the community an update on the state of Robertson County's public education system.  Beginning in 2013 with former director Mike Davis, this informative lunch and learn session provides attendees a glimpse into the past year's accomplishments, a check-in on district scores, and a preview of new initiatives and plans for the system in the year ahead. 

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TN Promise is Thriving and Needs Your Help!

Last week we attended the final meeting with the class of 2017 Tennessee Promise scholarship recipients from Robertson County. Over 350 Robertson County students followed through and enrolled in community college or technical school and took advantage of the TN Promise last year. This year, we look for that number to grow.

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Welcoming Gina Holt as Springfield City Manager

Last month the Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen concluded their months long process of selecting a new city manager. Through our attendance at city meetings and our live tweeting of these meetings on our @RobCoAdvocate twitter account, the Chamber and our members have been interested observers of this process. We congratulate the board on the successful implementation of a thoughtful and open process with expert guidance from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service. 

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Good News from Our Schools...

There has been a lot of good news on the education front in Robertson County over the past few weeks. Fresh on the heels of the hiring of new Director of Schools Dr. Chris Causey, our school district is beginning to see real results from the work and programs put in place under director Mike Davis. 

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It's Taste of Country Week!

The big week is here!  Taste of Country USA happens this Saturday, September 16 from 10 am to 5 pm on the Court House Square in Springfield. From the Riding for Books Century Bike Ride and the Rooster Run 5K in the morning to the last strains of music from the Electrolux Main Stage and the final cheers from the Tailgate Zone, Taste of Country 2017 has something for everyone!

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Taste of Country is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

With our Pep Rally on the Square and the eclipse behind us, it's time for the Chamber staff to focus our full attention on our biggest event of the year, Taste of Country USA. In less than two weeks, we will bring a full day of arts and crafts, music, food and family fun to the Court House Square in Springfield. 

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Totality Crazy Week at the Chamber

In case you missed the news, Monday, August 21 is a big day here in northern middle Tennessee as all of Robertson County and most of Sumner County are in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse. Tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands, of visitors are expected to descend on our area to witness this spectacular celestial event.

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It's the 20th Anniversary of Pep Rally on the Square!

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 will host the 19th annual Pep Rally on the Square on Thursday, August 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm on Main Street in Springfield, TN.

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Total Eclipse on the Square!

In case you've been under a rock and haven't heard, Robertson County is going to be one of the best places in the United States to view the upcoming total eclipse on Monday, August 21. We expect to have lots of visitors that day and a host of events are taking place across Robertson County to provide a safe, fun place to view this once in a lifetime event.

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