There is a lot going on and things being announced with the Chamber, and you all are very engaged with it.
We announced the Pride in Business Awards on Monday and we already have so many nominations, sponsors, and tickets sold. We think everyone is excited to get together and celebrate again! Please nominate deserving individuals in the evolved categories, we can’t have awards if we don’t have nominations. If you are interested in supporting the work of the Chamber outside of your membership, please sponsor and buy tickets, this is our signature event and main fundraising opportunity. Sponsorships are going fast so lock yours in before they are gone!
Speaking of going fast, we have sold over 300 Predator Pride Night tickets in just two weeks. When tickets are gone they are gone, don’t miss out on what will be a special night in Smashville. Are you attending as a group or will your corporate suite be filled with LGBTQ+ employees? Let us know, we want to make sure you are included in our pride shoutouts and we want to stop by and see you.
So many of you are also interested in what your chamber is doing and where we are going with our work. We saw a tremendous response to our survey this week over 30% of members responding! There is still time if you have not given your input. You have until Wednesday to complete the survey. Do it NOW!
While you are at it, we are sharing one from an awesome student at MTSU on the impact of employee resource groups (ERGs) on LGBTQIA+ employees, including potential effects on turnover intentions, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and perceptions of organizational support for his thesis. To examine these relationships, he created a survey and is asking you to fill it out. We look forward to looking at these results as well!
Thanks to API of Middle TN and Camp for partnering with us for our March BUB on Thursday night. It was a great event with lots of new connections made. Don’t forget about another opportunity to network this Thursday with our partner event with the Junior Chamber. Details below.