NAS Holding Small Business Expo in Manchester – 2016

The Manchester Chamber of Commerce was very proud to welcome NAS to Manchester and assist them with their Small Business Expo this year
ARNOLD AFB, Tenn. -Small business owners interested in future contracting opportunities with National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), the new contractor at Arnold Engineering Development Complex in charge of the Test Sustainment and Operations (TOS) contract can find out more at a free Small Business Outreach at the Manchester Coffee County Conference Center June 22 from 9-11:30 a.m. In cooperation with the local chambers of commerce, the local Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Small Business Development Center, NAS wants to describe the process of doing business with the company at AEDC, as well as meet and share ideas with local business leaders.
“We recognize the value that a diverse supply chain system brings to our business,” said Dave Porter, Acquisitions Manager for NAS. “We want to maximize opportunities for small businesses in the region. They will be partners in our success.”

June 7th 2016 Luncheon

We all love that moment in a movie or television show where an inspirational speech followed by a, “Let’s do this together!”, brings the crowd to their feet. For those of us at the luncheon yesterday, we got to be a part of that experience. Jeff referenced the article we sent out in last week’s e-news about revisiting the relationship between our town and bonnaroo. In case you missed it, you can read it by CLICKING HERE!
Today Jeff Cuellar reflected on the last 15 years, but expressed a focus on the next 15 years!
Do not spend this weekend behind closed doors! Get out in the town. Make plans to go shop! People watch. Welcome our visitors with open arms. We are a great town full of wonderful people. The only words on the tongues of visitors who come and leave is, what a great town to spend a night or two at!


MACOC & Tourism Working Together

The Manchester Area Chamber and the Manchester Tourism & Community Development Commission are entering into an even more cooperative partnership.  The chamber will be working closely with the tourism commission on efforts to recruit events into town such as sporting events, business conferences, arts and crafts fairs – And we’ll be working closely with the hospitality industry on strategies to capture every tourism dollar possible.

Last week, we attended a “Boost Your Tourism” workshop facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development, and later in the week, we were honored to host one of the presenters, Sara Beth Urban, Middle Tennessee Regional Manager, here in Manchester. What a perfect way to capitalize on the excitement we brought back from the conference!

At the workshop, experts from the field challenged us to identify our tourism assets such as: attractions, nature and outdoors, music and arts, history and heritage, food and wine, shopping, and agritourism. There was a tremendous feeling of pride as we walked around the square, drove by local attractions, visited with friends, and “told our story.” Manchester is truly a special place.

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