Weekly Wrap-Up: January 7, 2022

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The Weekly

Wrap Up

January 7, 2021

Your email on all things the Chamber worked on this week and what you need to know.

CEO Brief

Happy New Year and Happy Snow Day! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are staying warm and off the streets (unless you are sledding down them and enjoying the snow). I will be out sledding soon I hope. I had a wonderful holiday and took a much-needed break, and I also turned 40! Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

 

Did you see the Annual Report we published? Take a look at what we have all accomplished together. 2021 was a good year in a difficult year. We grew and moved forward in many ways while facing challenges and hardships, and we got through it by working together and with one another. We are looking forward to an even better 2022, and we can’t do it without you. 

 

Another person we could not do this without is our Membership Manager, Lauren Bland, who is celebrating her 3 year anniversary with the Chamber today! I call her my work-wife as we spend so much time together, but she is also a dear friend and I could not run this organization without her assistance, and we would not be where we are without her work. I hope everyone is aware of how she has helped grow the member benefits and programs that we have. Thank you, Lauren! 

 

COVID continues to rage with the Omicron variant and we are starting our networking where we started it in 2021. We have decided to move the January Network Connect to virtual this month and we will assess February and make a decision at the beginning of the month. We hope you understand the need to slow the spread as much as possible with this variant. We also hope that you are vaccinated AND boosted. 

 

Take a look below at the MANY more programs we have coming your way and what we have been working on. Cheers to the start of 2022 and our work together. 

- Joe
 

EDUCATE

Corporate Connect - Pride in Business

We are excited to start 2022 with Corporate Connect, a bi-monthly round table discussion for leaders of LGBT Employee Resource Groups, this Tuesday, January 11th.

 

Pride in Business has had a positive impact on employee engagement, education and awareness in the workplace, working to stop discriminatory anti-LGBT legislation in Tennessee, fundraising for LGBT youth and other LGBT organizations, increasing participation in Nashville Pride, and improving lives in middle Tennessee.

 

Reach out to Lauren to get connected to this program! Your first time is open to non-members to see if it is for you, then membership is required.

 

Classroom Connect - Grow with Google

Our education series is back for 2022 and this year we will be highlighting curriculum from Grow With Google. In a partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce NGLCC, we received a grant from Google to bring Grow With Google education to our members. We are excited to offer many different types of programming, taught by local/member experts to expand on the topic covered by Google, to you.

We want to know what YOU want to learn about. Fill out this survey to help us select the programs.

Survey for Grow with Google

 

We will hold our first Classroom Connect next month. Save the Date Event- February 24th

 

We are also looking for a SPONSOR for our Classroom Connect series. These will be virtual and in person events this year. Let us know if you are interested and would like more info.

 

CONNECT

January Brewing Up Business

Join us on Thursday, January 20th for our first networking event of 2022! Due to the increasing COVID numbers in our area, this event will be offered exclusively virtual, there will be no in-person option.

 

We are going with a “New Year - New You” theme and will highlight several of our members during the program. And of course, you will make connections and network in our online platform that allows you to talk to individuals or groups of people. Register now!

What We Did

Congratulations to our member Vanderbilt University for hosting the first Pride Night at the Women's Basketball game on Thursday!  

 

We look forward to celebrating Pride Nights across all sports programs in the future!

 

HOT DEALS

JOBS BOARD

 

MEMBERSHIP

Please join us in welcoming the following businesses that JOINED our Chamber this week:

We are proud of the continued participation from the following individuals and businesses who RENEWED or upgraded their membership this week:

 

Titanium Member

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Platinum Members

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Gold Members

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