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Tennessee Chamber Annual Meeting

Legislative Day on the Hill

Our largest event of the year, this legislative meeting brings together the state’s top business leaders, economic development partners and chamber executives along with our statewide elected officials to provide an overview of Tennessee Chamber business priorities and a preview of the Legislative Session. The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for greater visibility through sponsorships and occasion to meet with elected officials from home while in Nashville.

Public Affairs Meeting

Boots N’ Business Reception

Our Annual Public Affairs Conference and Reception is held in downtown Nashville every fall. We discuss the state’s most pressing policy topics and host a night of entertainment afterwards with a songwriter’s reception. This meeting is aimed at supporting our Public Affairs community representing companies across the state.

TMA Statewide Manufacturing Tour

The Tennessee Manufacturers Association Statewide Manufacturing Tour is a multi-city event hosted in conjunction with local manufacturing groups, chambers of commerce and economic development groups across the state. We tour 10-20 cities in major regions to provide an update on manufacturing specific topics and to poll the manufacturing community on key needs.

Other Events

  • DC Fly-In (Held every other year)
  • Manufacturing Day Events and Kick-off Breakfast
  • Women in Business (May)
  • Business & a Biscuit – Weekly Legislative Meeting and Dial-In
  • TN Chamber Golf Tournament (October)
  • Conferences and Seminars
    • Taxation
    • Workforce & Education
    • Energy & Environmental
    • CyberSecurity
    • Active Shooter
    • HR Hot Topics
  • TOSHA Seminars – click here for more information

Tennessee Chamber Committees: Engaging Members to Achieve Results

For the Tennessee Chamber, our members are our most important asset. We work to deliver a strong return on your investment and that you and your team stay involved and engaged on important policy issues. We maintain a vibrant committee system that no matter if your interest is political, improving your workforce, business leadership and networking, taxes, human resource and workplace safety regulations and compliance or environmental and energy policy we have an opportunity for you. Committee participation is open to Chamber members, please contact us for more information.

The Tennessee Chamber’s role remains a simple, but critical one—to represent the voice of business in matters of public policy and to build a statewide network and coalition of businesses and industries that speak collectively on major challenges. Through a defined set of working committees comprised of members with expertise in their particular areas, we take member feedback and turn it into action. Members may participate in person, by email, conference calls, and feedback on public comments.


Workforce and Education Committee

The Tennessee Chamber’s Workforce and Education committee is passionate that both business and industry and Tennessee’s future economic success depends on a high quality and globally competitive workforce.  In addition to our annual workforce and education conference, the committee works to identify and support outcome-based K-12 and adult education programs and policy positions that enhance our workforce. We also work to be a voice for business on workforce issues and inform business and workforce partners on best practices and success stories. 

Environment and Energy Committee

The Chamber is the only business group in the state that focuses on environmental and energy issues in both the legislative and regulatory areas. The committee and its subcommittees work with state and federal regulators to impact regulations prior to the adoption of new or revised rules or program guidance. The committee files formal comments on behalf of the business and industry community to proposed regulations and provides formal testimony. 
Sub-Committees: Air; Chemistry; Energy; Solid/Hazardous Waste; Water

Human Resources Committee

All employment law issues come through this committee, including health care costs, mandated benefits, workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation. This committee provides guidance to the Tennessee Chamber’s leadership and staff in the development and implementation of human resource programs and services as well as identifying and making recommendations on proposed government policies and legislation. This committee also seeks to make available the most innovative human resource processes and ideas through publications, seminars, training programs, and networking.

Manufacturing Advisory Council (TMA)

This committee safeguards the future of manufacturing in Tennessee by: promoting the value of manufacturing, identifying and recommending legislation to strengthen manufacturing, and providing input to State legislators and Chamber staff on the impact of state and federal policies on the future of manufacturing.

Public Affairs Committee

This committee represents the membership and business community by identifying, monitoring, and developing a legislative package that ensures pro-business legislation and policies. This committee also supports the candidacy of pro-business candidates through its commitment to growing and maintaining a strong Political Action Committee.

Tax Committee

This standing committee relates tax issues and reviews legislation for position considerations by the Chamber Board of Directors. This committee meets with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, as needed, to discuss tax policies affecting businesses, manufacturers, and property owners. Membership is open to members who are willing to contribute experience in reviewing legislation and tax policies.

*Ad Hoc Committees and Interest Groups may convene on a temporary basis to discuss urgent legislative issues or regulations.

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