Members of the Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce, along with several guests, gathered at Temple Hills country club for the chamber’s June luncheon.
Chamber president Alan Thompson (Ragan Smith Associates) spoke to the group about how pleased he’s been with the progress the chamber has made in the past year. Said Thompson, “This past year the board has worked very hard to improve the Chamber’s brand and image, hosted the best Bellevue Picnic ever, revamped our website and dramatically improved our social media presence by contracting with WySMart Digital. Thompson went on to say that the board is focused on helping small businesses succeed and deeply cares about members of the Chamber.
After hearing presentations from Community Leader sponsor Nashville Christian school (President Connie Jo Shelton) and Community Champion sponsor the Loveless Café & Events (Crystal Buttrey), Board member Doug Jahner welcomed keynote speaker Cordia Harrington, CEO and founder of The Bakery Companies, a highly-automated, high-speed baking company comprised of four plants with six bakery lines, serving elite customers in the United States, South America and the Caribbean. Mrs. Harrington remarked that her involvement with local Chambers of Commerce over the years not only helped get her started in business and helped it grow and succeed, but she also met her husband at a chamber event.
Harrington’s business is worth more than $100 million. Her inspirational story of hard work and perseverance was well received by the audience.
Members of the Board of Directors were recognized and presented with individual awards for their service during the past year, and Councilwoman Sheri Weiner installed the chamber’s officer’s for the upcoming fiscal year.
The next event hosted by the Chamber is a city council candidate forum on July 11th.
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