The Chamber’s newest BEST partnerships are a relationship between Taziki’s Mediterranean Café and two local elementary schools.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to be BEST Partners with both Hopewell Elementary, and Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary schools,” said Brad Emendorfer, local owner/operator of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. “Our team has a true passion for building relationships through community support, and this feels like a great way to begin showing Cleveland that we truly care about our local school systems.”
BEST, the acronym for Business & Education Serving Together, is a program of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce that unites the efforts of a business and a selected school for the betterment of both.
“With two BEST partners right in our back yard, we are thrilled to work with our new neighbors and thankful for the enthusiasm both schools have shown about this partnership,” added Mr. Emendorfer.
“Hopewell Elementary is pleased to join with Taziki’s Mediterranean Café as BEST Partners through the Chamber of Commerce. In a short period of time, Taziki’s has established a reputation of quality, and Hopewell is excited to partner with them,” stated Elizabeth Kaylor, principal of Hopewell Elementary School. “Taziki’s goal to be a big family that impacts the community aligns with the vision and mission of Hopewell and fulfills a core purpose of the Chamber’s BEST partnership program which is to join business and education in serving the community together.”
“As a new community school, Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary School is honored to partner with a new business, such as Taziki’s, to support and enhance the educational experience of our students,” said Lisa Earby, principal for the Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary School. “We are looking forward to developing a partnership that will create opportunities for our students to learn about being productive members of their community.”
“We are very happy to see Taziki’s show their support for education by partnering with two of our elementary schools,” added the Chamber’s Director of Workforce Development Sherry Crye. “Excited to see what these partnerships will do.”
Each public school in the Bradley County and Cleveland City School Systems has one or more local business partners. For information about the BEST partnership program, call Sherry at 423-472-6587.