TN Rural Task Force: COMMISSIONER BOYD ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE BROADBAND ASSESSMENT

The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband.

Boyd said the department determined the need for a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage during his initial set of listening tours across the state in early 2015. Elected leaders, business executives and economic development professionals in all nine TNECD regions told Boyd and department officials that a lack of broadband access may hurt future economic development efforts in rural Tennessee.

MACC Provides Interview Skills to Local Students During Career Week

The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce had a a unique opportunity to “Create Educational Opportunities” this past week as we worked directly with Coffee County students during Raider Academy’s career week.
Over 425 Raider Academy students earnest in preparing for the their future assembled for a presentation all about interview skills and how to show their best selves to prospective employers.
MACC Executive Director, Terri Hudson, led the session where students learned about giving a great handshake, answering tough questions, and remaining confident in a high-pressure situation.
This is a great example of one of the many ways that our business community and education community work hand-in-hand as we produce our next generation of business leaders right here in Manchester!