Wholesale Supply Group and Taylor Elementary Form New BEST Partnership
Monday, March 29, 2021
Pictured from left to right: Larissa Coleman, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Olivia Stinnett and Jessica Wooten from Taylor Elementary, Joshua Rogers, Wholesale Supply Group, and Sherry Crye, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
Wholesale Supply Group and Taylor Elementary School have formed a new BEST partnership. BEST, which stands for Business & Education Serving Together, is a Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce program that unites the efforts of a business and a local school for the betterment of both.
"Wholesale Supply is excited to partner with Taylor Elementary. Taylor Elementary has had a huge place in the heart of our company for many years. Our President, Jeff Rogers, has been a long-time sponsor of Taylor Elementary with his church Living Water Community Church which is located in the Taylor community.
It's just a great match for us with Taylor, a lot of the teachers and faculty are our friends, and they are like family from church and the community and we are really looking forward to partnering with Taylor Elementary and being one of their BEST Partners for many years to come," said Joshua Rogers, director of marketing and public relations for Wholesale Supply Group.
While the initial goal of the BEST program is to forge affiliations between a local business and school for the benefit of both, the ultimate goal is to help prepare students for the labor force.
The BEST program involves a commitment of time, energy and expertise.
Erica Shamblin, Taylor Elementary principal, said, “Taylor Elementary is extremely thankful for this opportunity to officially work with Wholesale Supply Group. Jeff Rogers and his family have volunteered at Taylor Elementary and donated items to our school for several years. They are always willing to help our students and teachers. We look forward to working with them in the future and building this relationship. We also appreciate all the Chamber of Commerce does for Bradley County Schools and our community.”
Each public school in the Bradley County and Cleveland City School Systems has one or more local business partners. For more information about the program, contact Larissa Coleman at 423-472-6587.