Williamson Chamber volunteers have been shaking hands across the community in order to inform people, gather feedback and present their new logo in the form of a window cling.

“It can be a great benefit for customers to know you’re active with the Chamber because research shows people consider membership a valuable community and business commitment,” explained Pam Von Ehr,

senior director of membership development.  “At the Chamber, we also encourage members to recommend and do business with each other, so the logo identifies businesses for that purpose as well.”

The year’s handshake outreach is the second one organized by the Williamson Chamber following on the vote in 2012 to unify the three largest local chambers into one countywide organization. It is expected to become an annual event.  This year volunteers targeted visits to all Chamber businesses except those listed at a home address.

“We want Chamber members to know that we are interested in suggestions and feedback every day of the year, not just during our handshake event,” said Chief Operating Officer Cindi Parmenter. “Volunteers on the Member Relations Committee will be in touch to get that input from time to time, and members also are encouraged to call the office to give us feedback.  We always want to hear about any issues our members are facing and what the Chamber can do for them.”

For those members who missed the visit, the Chamber is offering several ways to get those materials.  The outreach items will be available to pick up at the registration table at the July 15 membership luncheon, when Mayor Rogers Anderson will deliver the State of County address.  The materials also may be picked up at the Chamber office, 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150, in Cool Springs.  And members may have them mailed by contacting Liz Long at 615-771-1912 or liz@williamsonchamber.com.