Volunteers Race The Clock To Tell The Chamber Story

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a new membership event Aug. 5-7.

More than 400 volunteers will gather at the Chattanooga Theatre Center and get creative with themes, costumes and colors as they work against the clock and each other to recruit new Chamber members and spark community awareness of the Chamber’s role in supporting businesses. 

“This type of membership campaign drives community leaders to champion the Chamber and share the value of Chamber membership with potential members,” said Sandra Brewer, vice president of member investor services. “The fun, competitive atmosphere creates excitement and is a unique and memorable twist on the typical membership drive.”

Community leaders volunteering as event chairs will each form a team of five team captains who will engage volunteers to recruit new membership from their professional and personal networks.

Volunteer event chairs are:
Darlene Brown, Real Estate Partners
Mike Costa, WTVC News Channel 9
Dr. Marc Cromie, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic
Rusty Gray, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
Tom Griscom, Consultant
Craig Holley, Capital Mark Bank
Penny Hughey, AIM
Alison Lebovitz, Speaker and author
JJ Jerman, Office Furniture Warehouse
Dan and Lisa Nausley, Sandler Training
Mark Ramsey, Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams
Tiffanie Robinson, WayPaver
Edna Varner, Public Education Foundation
Jim Vaughn, SunTrust Bank
Roy Vaughn, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Kickoff Committee members, who assisted in recruiting event chairs, are:
Bill Raines, The Raines Group, Inc.
Terry Hart, Chattanooga Airport
Steve Hunt, Berry & Hunt
Michael Mathis, Regions Bank
Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality
Keith Sanford, First Tennessee
Mike St. Charles, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

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