Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber Kicks Off Momentum '22 Campaign

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce held a kickoff event on Tuesday, at the Cleveland Country Club, for its Momentum ’22: Investing in Tomorrow campaign. Campaign leaders announced they have already raised nearly 65 percent of the campaign goal of $1.6 million. 

The five-year, public/private workforce, economic and community development initiative will support the Chamber’s program of work and services, to grow the economy and create a bright economic future for Cleveland and Bradley County. Momentum’22: Investing in Tomorrow is co-led by Campaign Chairs Mike Griffin, First Tennessee, and Cameron Fisher, Church of God International Offices. 

“The Momentum ’22 campaign will support programs that are crucial to current and potential new employers,” said Mr. Griffin.

Forty-two companies and individuals have contributed to the campaign for a total of $1,040,000. The supplement to the Chamber’s operating budget, will support the creation of over 2,000 direct and 1,703 indirect new jobs and over $1.1 billion in new private capital investments.

“In this competitive environment for growth, our county and the Ocoee Region will succeed if we work together, as friends and neighbors, in this public/private collaboration,” said Mr. Fisher.  

Momentum ‘22: Investing in Tomorrow initiatives include:
Workforce Development.
Entrepreneurial Development. 
Buy Local. 
Tourism Based Economic Development. 
Chamber, facility, website and equipment upgrades.  
Economic & Community Development Support. 

 “Many thanks to everyone who attended the event and the partners who have committed funds at this point in time, which will allow the Chamber to continue to achieve our mission of providing a landscape of opportunity for businesses, large and small,” said Chamber President and CEO, Gary Farlow. “We believe the five-year plan will result in increased job creation and capital investment in our community. We look forward to working with other people and businesses to reach this goal together.” 

For more information or further pledge support, contact Campaign Director, Chris Marshall, at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce office, at 472-6587.


Momentum’22: Investing in Tomorrow is co-led by Campaign Chairs Mike Griffin, First Tennessee, and Cameron Fisher, Church of God International Offices
Momentum’22: Investing in Tomorrow is co-led by Campaign Chairs Mike Griffin, First Tennessee, and Cameron Fisher, Church of God International Offices
- photo by Joel Henderson

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