Chamber celebrates Business Expo success
The Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce was overwhelmed with positive feedback from the 9th Annual Fairview Business Expo, held March 19 at Fairview Middle School. Over 40 businesses enjoyed the opportunity to exhibit their good and services to a large turnout of local consumers. This year's event was also highlighted by the addition of a Job Fair, coordinated by the Fairview Community Action Partnership group.
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn
revisits Chamber Business Breakfast
The Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn as the guest speaker for the 2013 Annual Fairview Area Chamber Business Breakfast. The breakfast was held at Hickory Home Family Restaurant in Fairview on January 9 with a large crowd of Chamber friends in attendance. Congressman Blackburn shared her insights on national issues and offered to answer questions from the guests in attendance.
FAIRVIEW HOLIDAY DINNER DECEMBER 27
The Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Annual Fairview Community Holiday Dinner on November 27 at Detour Sports Grill in Fairview! The evening included a mixer, dinner, awards presentation and free Texas Hold'em Poker fun!
Fairview Chamber president Beverly Totty announced Stacye Sullivan as the 2012 Fairview Volunteer of the Year
and Publix Grocery received the 2012 Fairview Chamber Member of the Year award.
31ST Annual Christmas Parade draws a crowd,
Community Tree Lighting kicks off season
The Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 31st Annual Fairview Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1 with an extensive line-up of parade entries including local businesses, civic groups, the Fairview High Sound 'O Gold Marching Band and many more. Later in the day, the Chamber also coordinated the Annual Fairview Community Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the front lawn of Fairview City Hall. The tree lighting officially kicks off the holiday season in Fairview each year.
Columbia State reveals vision of their future to Fairview Area Chamber
Members and guest attending the June Membership Meeting of the Fairview Area Chamber of Commerce were granted a unique insight into the new vision for Columbia State Community College’s Williamson County campus. The vision was shared with a PowerPoint presentation from CSCC president Dr. Janet Smith.
In introducing Dr. Smith, Chamber president Beverly Totty stated “Fairview needs to develop a strong workforce as businesses come here – and by furthering our education we will be able to provide an educated and qualified workforce to attract more businesses in the future.” The informational slide show shared current statistics on CSCC’s student body, faculty, educational programs and potential growth while also revealing a rendering of the new campus to be located in Franklin.
Thanks to the assistance of County State legislators, Columbia State received $6.5 million in funding last year from the State to purchase property near the intersection of Carothers Parkway and Liberty Pike for the county’s new campus. CSCC is now working to obtain funding for the construction of the campus, estimated at $36 million with the college required to raise ten percent.
“Everyone will have a part to play in making the new Columbia State Williamson County campus,” said Smith, who hopes to encourage both public and private donations to raise the ten percent needed in funding.
The total vision for the campus, once all phases are completed, also includes a general classroom building, student center, wellness center, arts and performance auditorium.
Fairview Chamber president Beverly Totty said she is hopeful Fairview area residents will see the significant importance of the new campus for local residents; and in turn, the community will want to participate in the fundraising campaign now underway.
For more information on the new campus or to donate to the building fund, visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/WilliamsonCampus. The meeting host was Dennis Kiser with Dawson Communications, a marketing company which provides training and marketing programs for companies including the Tennessee Titans and Nissan.
Pictured (l-r) CSCC development officer Chris Henson, Fairview Chamber president Beverly Totty,
CSCC president Dr. Janet Smith and CSCC director of economic and community development Ronald Beck.
Photo/Article by Nancy Stephens/The Fairview Observer
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