Tennessee Association of Business Foundation
The Tennessee Chamber serves as the primary voice of diverse business and manufacturing trade interests on major employment and economic issues facing public policy decision-makers in Tennessee. They also work to foster harmonious relationships between the various elements of the Tennessee business community and to serve as an umbrella organization for companies, trade associations and chambers of commerce to work together for the economic health of the state.
They have full-time legislative experts in the areas of tax and public finance, workforce and education and congressional affairs, environment and energy regulations, economic development, small business and technology, plus labor relations, civil justice, and health care and workplace safety.
Over the years, the Tennessee Chamber has expanded its member benefits to include research and conferences to provide businesses with the vital information they need to operate as well as benefit programs that save businesses bottom line. Attorneys and specialists are used as sources to help their customers understand the laws and regulatory environment, thus keeping them on top of their industries and free from litigation.
A statewide board of directors has guided the Tennessee Chamber since their inception. Today, the board consists of more than 50 leaders across the Volunteer state who are CEO’s and high-level executives from Chamber members across the state.
The board plays a crucial role in developing the framework for their operational and business advocacy efforts. Members serve on various committees that research key topics and define public policy positions for adoption by the executive committee and entire board each fall. These positions as well as membership meetings and survey results are used by the Tennessee Chamber to initiate and evaluate legislation at Tennessee General Assembly and in Congress.See more