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August 29, 2014             
 

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WELCOME NEW MEMBER


LAW OFFICE OF
MITZI L. SWEET

119 N. Military
Lawrenceburg
General Practice,
Domestic, Bankruptcy
931-762-4200

Referral by Chamber
Ambassador Janice Butler,
Lawrence County Advocate


HOLD THE DATE
CHAMBER COFFEE

September 10, 8:00-9:00am
MODINE MANUFACTURING
PLANT #2
Parking and entrance 
information TBA

MEMBERS INVITED TO 64 BYPASS CEREMONY

Representative Barry Doss and TN Dept. of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, invite you to attend the official unveiling of the Bruce Saltsman Bypass, September 2 at 2:00pm.  The ceremony will be held at the junction of U.S. Highway 43 and 64.



AUGUST BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

LAWRENCE COUNTY KICK-OFF SET FOR SEPTEMBER 17
 

The Chamber of Commerce and the Lawrence County tnAchieves Advisory Council will host a Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, September 17 at Columbia State Lawrence County Campus from 12:00-1:00pm.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn details from tnAchieves about the Tennessee Promise scholarship and the mentoring component that is critical to the success of the program.   Lunch will be provided but registration is required to the Chamber by September 12.

tnAchieves, a partnering organization to Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise, serves primarily first generation, low income students in an effort to increase this population’s likelihood of earning a college credential.  While the funding provided by Tennessee Promise is critical to increased post-secondary access, tnAchieves data confirms that working with a mentor further enhances a student’s likelihood of entering the post-secondary pipeline.  In fact, UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research found that students participating with tnAchieves are nearly 21 percent more likely to enter college.

tnAchieves mentors tell us that they spend less than ONE hour per month serving as a resource to our students.  The role is simple but significant as our mentors help our students reach their potential.  At its core, tnAchieves mentors complete an application, choose their preferred high school, complete a one-hour training session, attend two one-hour meetings, and communicate with 5 to 10 students every two weeks via email, phone or text as they transition from high school to college.  tnAchieves designed its mentoring program so even the busiest executive, parent, or young professional could make a meaningful impact. 

Call Beth Keaton at the Chamber 762-4911 to reserve your seat for September 17, or register by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Join  tnAchieves as we seek to change lives and transform communities.  Read more or choose to apply online to become a tnAchieves mentor.