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This blog is authored by Mark Hinesley, Chamber President/CEO
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All Boats Rise With the Tide

 

While 2012 was a tremendous year for the both our Community and the Chamber, 2013 is already on track to be even better! There are residential, commercial, retail, and distribution projects currently under construction and set to open soon, with more in the planning and development stages. Something we are particularly excited about is that this growth is coming to all corners of our community. The old saying “all boats rise with the tide” could not be more true. Equally as important as the new growth, is taking care of and improving upon what we currently have to offer. It is very exciting to see businesses re-investing in our more established areas and deepening their commitment to our future. 

What Does the Chamber Actually Do? There are, in fact, a lot of misconceptions about a Chamber. For example, there are those who believe that a Chamber gathers statistics, prints nice brochures, answers inquiries and advertises what a great place we have to live, work and enjoy the good life. They are right, up to a point. We do all these things, and proudly so. All of these jobs are important. But they are not why the Chamber is here. They are fringe benefits of the Chamber, the things we do as a matter of routine because they need doing and we are good at them. The primary functions of the Chamber, though, go far deeper than those niceties. The Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst ...a common vehicle through which the enlightened mutual interests of all segments of the community work together for the common good of the total community. A better community means better business and we are working for a better community for everyone here. That's why we do what we do. Which brings us back to that original question, what do we do?

There is, in the final analysis, one reason for the Chamber of Commerce to exist and that is to do whatever is necessary to keep this area's economic condition such that people will be willing to risk their resources here in the hope of making a profit. Everything else is either a means to an end, or just the frosting on the cake.

In any community, it is from the profitable operation of business that all other benefits are derived. Only by succeeding in this fundamental goal can we provide the jobs and produce the wealth to finance all of the governmental, civic, cultural and charitable needs that our community is faced with every day. We do a lot of diverse things to accomplish that primary goal. The offices of the Mt Juliet Chamber of Commerce are located at 46 West Caldwell Street in the heart of our community. Feel free to stop by anytime or visit us online at www.mtjulietchamber.com.

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