Jackson Chamber’s Annual Celebration honored businesses, industries and non-profit organizations on Thursday, March 16 at Union University’s Carl Grant Events Center. With approximately 400 in attendance, the celebration also honored t
Employment will be boosted at the Jackson Sun’s printing facility in April when it begins printing its sister newspaper, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, Laura Hollingsworth, president of the USA TODAY NETWORK–Tennessee announced on T
Jackson Chamber announces the promotion of two staff members, Alexis Long and Jill Erling who will begin their new roles March 1.
Alexis Long takes over as manager of member engagement. She will oversee the chamber's overall membership and
Jackson Chamber’s Board of Directors were summoned to a challenge between August to October of 2016 to see who could recruit the most new members to the chamber. The grand prize was a $500 check and the services of Jackson Chamber’s Ry
Jackson Chamber’s Women in Business luncheon is a fun, exciting event for ladies who want to network with other professionals. December’s event is extra special, featuring a special holiday luncheon with retail businesses showing off t
With shovels sporting a sparkly, green bow and heads covered by neon green construction hats, six leaders of Tennova Healthcare-Regional Jackson ceremoniously broke ground for expansion of the surgical suite on Tuesday.The project will incre
Jobs and education, behavior change and health care highlighted Dr. Randy Wykoff’s message when the West Tennessee Regional Health Summit was held Thursday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
“What is the health sta
Mayor Gist and Miracle Man invite you to attend the 4th Annual Month of Miracles Kick-Off Event. Month of Miracles was created by the City of Jackson to encourage organizations and individuals, young and old, to participate in maki
Approximately 400 people attended the Jackson Chamber’s Annual Celebration, where businesses, industries and non-profit organizations were honored on Thursday, March 3 at Union University’s Carl Grant Events Center. “The Celebrat
William Wallace, executive director of US Ignite, welcomed Jackson on Thursday as the newest partner in US Ignite’s “Smart Gigabit Communities” project, according to a press release. By investing in the infrastructure to support
Frank McMeen, a pioneer developer/resident of downtown Jackson, shared with me a fascinating quote he read in “Forbes” Magazine about downtown America. “Downtown populations across America are growing at double digit rates,
The Jackson-Madison County School System has begun narrowing down the costs of new programs and materials that may be supported by Vision 2020 money.
Vision 2020 is an initiative to restructure the school system by c
The Jackson Chamber is now accepting applications for the Annual Celebration Business of the Year Awards. The awards are designed to promote and celebrate outstanding businesses in the community.
After several months of rigorous studying, speculation and projections into the Vision 2020 process, Jackson-Madison County School Board members have a better idea of how much money will be saved and how much will need to be spent after the Long R
Architect firms made presentations to the Jackson-Madison County School System on Monday, but many pieces must come together before concepts become schematics for Vision 2020.
“Once we know the scope of what we’re rou
Consultants for the Jackson-Madison County School System gave a presentation to the Board at a special-called work session on Tuesday that outlined where the Vision 2020 plan currently stands. Public feedback has given overwhelming support to the
Vision 2020 talks continue this week. Please join us on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Jack Morris Ballroom at the University of Memphis at Lambuth for a special-called Board meeting with a focus on Vision 20
Novolex is investing $2.6 million to expand operations at its Jackson facility, at 111 Edwards Drive in the Bonwood Industrial Park, Novolex officials and Team Madison County announced Friday.
This expansion is internal,
On behalf of the Jackson-Madison County School System, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in September’s Vision 2020 public meetings.
We were pleased with the turnout and
Jackson Chamber announces Mandy White, senior vice president of Economic Development for the Jackson Chamber has been elected president of the Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC) for the 2015-2016 year. White wa
Over the next two weeks, consultants and school system employees will continue working on the next steps for Vision 2020, an initiative to restructure the Jackson-Madison County School System and redirect resources to t
Consultants and central office employees spent Wednesday answering questions about how the school system will be restructured and why they believe change is necessary.
Vision 2020 is an initiative to close several school buildings, realloca
After years serving as the office administrator in the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee's office, Doug Roth came back to the banking world in 2002. The Jackson Chamber and its Leadership Jackson program played a role in that transition.
At its 2015 Annual Meeting, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) presented Jackson Energy Authority with the prestigious APGA System Operational Achievement Recognition (SOAR) for excellence in operating its natural gas utility. Public natur
The Tennessee Department of Education announced this morning the newest recipients of Reward School recognition for 2014-2015 school year. The Jackson-Madison County School System is proud to acknowledge that two schools in thedist
Making Jackson a better place to live isn’t just a motto for Jeff Blankenship; it is a personal commitment to making a better life for his sons.
As the CFO of the largest employer in West Tennessee, Blankenship and West Te
Get ready to wake up and network with the Jackson Chamber! The chamber is hosting a new, unique event to Jackson with morning networking. The name of the event is “Rise and Shine” and is designed to get folks up, dancing and mingling b
The Jackson Chamber is now accepting nominations for its adult leadership program, Leadership Jackson. Leadership Jackson gives business professionals employed with companies the opportunity to better understand the community, opportunities and ch
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC-JSCC) of Jackson State Community College recognized the success of several small businesses as part of National Small Business Week in early May.
Receiving awards were …
Beginning in fall 2015, the TN Reconnect grant will provide eligible adults the opportunity to earn a diploma or certificate at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) free of tuition and mandatory fees.
Gov. Bill Haslam spoke at the Jackson Chamber on Thursday to promote the Tennessee Reconnect program.
He said Tennessee Promise — which will provide a free community college education to graduating high school seniors beginning this y
On April 1, 2015, the city of Jackson Recreation & Parks Department; in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), received an $18,000 grant to support its out-of-school time healthy
Approximately 400 people attended the Jackson Chamber’s Annual Celebration, where businesses, industries and non-profit organizations were honored on Wednesday, March 25 at Union University’s Carl Grant Events Center. “The Celebr
Jackson Chamber announces the official retirement of Judy Renshaw, Executive Director of Leadership Jackson, on May 16, 2015. Renshaw joined the staff in 1975 and has been an employee with the Jackson Chamber for 40 years. Judy mov
Don't miss the Annual Celebration Awards luncheon on Thursday, March 5, Carl Grants Events Center, 1050 Union University Drive in Jackson. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of Jackson Chamber members! Awards will be presented for:
The Jackson Chamber announced goals, strategies and actions in the Forward Jackson II strategic plan at the DoubleTree Hotel today.
The plan is designed to guide the Chamber and its partners over the next several years while building on the
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the recipients of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is
The Industrial Development Board of the City of Jackson granted approval Wednesday for tax incentives for the benefit of Kellogg Sales Company and Panattoni Development Company for the construction of a 1.1 millio
Steel and Aluminum Products Distributor to Invest $2.5 Million, Create 26 New Jobs
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with JMS Russel Metals Corporation offici
The Jackson Chamber is now accepting nominations for its adult leadership development program, Leadership Jackson. Leadership Jackson gives business professionals an inside view to better understand the community, as well as t
Around 275 people attended the Jackson Chamber’s Annual Celebration, where businesses, industries and non-profit organizations were honored on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Union University Carl Grant Even