In the wake of insurrection last week we have watched with you the ramifications that have followed. One that I am paying close attention to is that of private businesses making their opinions heard and felt by cutting ties and cutting funds to those that were involved. It is always good to see businesses step up and do what is right and stand against violence and support democracy.
A quick point on Twitter banning Trump: it is not the same as a bakery not selling an LGBT person a cake. The President violated a private company's usage policies by inciting violence and he was banned and “not served” for that, and the other is someone being denied service for who they love. Those things are not the same and should not be compared. We are against refusing or denying service to anyone for their beliefs or opinions no matter what they are, that is not what Twitter did in regards to banning the President.
We had some incredible programming this week. Our Corporate Connect meeting with over 20 of our major members was energizing. Member Connect launched again with new fun tech to present the conversation, look for more programming like this and let us know if you want to be highlighted. Check out more information on both below.
Our community partner Nashville PRIDE is looking for an Executive Director. Please help us spread the word on this position and find an amazing candidate to lead the organization. We can’t wait to have this position filled and another full-time paid advocate working for the community alongside us. See the job info below in Connections.
Our board and staff are gearing up for our annual retreat next weekend. If there is anything we can do or change to make membership or the Chamber better, please reach out and let us know so we can discuss and plan for the future. This is YOUR chamber and we want to hear about what you would like to see and how we can better assist.
Let us use the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday to reflect on our history and our future and how we can work to come together and heal. Be safe and stay healthy. Let us hope for a quiet week ahead and a peaceful transfer of power.