January 2018 Video News

December 22, 2017

Jackson Chamber's January 2018 Video News includes information on upcoming chamber events and our focus for the new year. It also includes ribbon cuttings, new members, and our Member Connection interview that highlights The Dream Center of Jackson. See the full length Member Connection video.

Video Newsletter transcript:

Jackson Chamber President/CEO, Kyle Spurgeon: Happy New Year, well, almost. We're wrapping up 2017, we're moving into 2018 and a lot of people like me, or others that you might watch on social media, they're gonna do a list about 2017, what we're looking forward to in 2018. I'm just gonna tell you there's one thing that transcends all year that we need to make sure we focus on, continue to focus, that's support of our public schools. Continue doing that in 2018. We've got some elections coming up. Support those candidates that support our public schools. And to stay up-to-date with everything else on the business side, look at our website, JacksonTN.com.


Manager of Member Engagement, Alexis Long: Want to know the state of small business in Jackson, Madison County? Members, register for Business @ 212 with Kyle Surgeon, Mayor Gist, and Mayor Harris on January 11 from 7:45 - 9 a.m. at the Jackson Chamber.

Jackson Young Professionals, find out how to make your community a better place with a county commission update on January 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carl Grant Events Center at Union University.

Quarterly Membership Breakfast hosts superintendent, Dr. Eric Jones, on workforce development, education, and his 10-year capital plan on January 19th at 7:30 a.m.

Join us for Member Orientation to find out how to make the most of your Chamber membership on January 24th at 8 a.m. at the chamber.

Business After Hours gives you a chance to win a free membership from Planet Fitness, plus networking and snacks on January 25th.

New Members

Communications Coordinator, Julie Daniels:We welcomed these new Chamber members.

• Advance Financial

• Buff City Soap

• E-Gamers Cafe

• E. Daniel Tailors

• The Jackson Choral Society

• Long Financial Services

• Perkins Motor Plex

Member Connection, The Dream Center with Gail Gustafson, director and Julie Daniels:

Julie: Tell me about the Dream Center.

Gail: The Dream Center is a faith-based, educational facility for women and children. We believe that Jesus Christ is the answer to help them to become successful in every aspect of their life.

Julie: And how can people be involved with your capital campaign?

Gail: 3,000 for 1,000. Sounds simple enough right?

Julie: Yes.

Gail:3,000 entities raising $1,000 each, so if you have 10 people in your Sunday school class and they raise $100 each, that's $1000. We're one step closer to going in debt-free for our new building.

Julie: Thank you, Gail.

Gail: Thank you.

Ribbon Cuttings

Events Coordinator, Jill Long:

Our ambassadors held ribbon cuttings at Buff City Soap, City of Jackson Animal Care Facility, E. Daniel Tailors, Faith Healing Center, Long Financial Services,and also, Hucks.

Kyle: 2017 was a great year for the Jackson Chamber. 2018 is going to be an even better year for the Chamber and the entire community. We invite you to be a part of what we do at the Chamber. Look for your membership app. It is at JacksonTN.com.