With the intent to encourage local shopping, promote Chamber members and generate excitement about the local economy, the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce announces that a traveling Christmas Elf is visiting local Chamber-member retailers and restaurants this holiday season.
The “Selfie With the Elfie” campaign began Nov. 1 when the Chamber Christmas elf, a custom doll of Chamber Chairman of the Board Shannon Ritzhaupt, started his holiday visits to some 19 Chamber members.
For more information about the Christmas Elf campaign and contest guidelines, click here.
The Chamber’s board of directors and staff are grateful to serve in the Cleveland/Bradley County community with people who make a difference by the way they live their lives. To honor such individuals, we are beginning our annual nominating process for the M.C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award and the Robert W. Varnell Leadership Award.
Headrick was a successful local businessman who staunchly believed in the concept of free enterprise: “Put men on their own to make economic decisions, and let them reap the rewards or lack of rewards from those decisions.”
Varnell, for whom the Chamber named its prestigious Robert W. Varnell Leadership Award, is remembered best for outstanding community leadership and a passion for serving others.
“Each year the Chamber recognizes individuals who best demonstrate the principles of the late M.C. Headrick and the leadership qualities of the late Robert Varnell,” Chairman of the Board Shannon Ritzhaupt said.
Nomination forms and a complete list of award criteria are available at the Chamber office, by calling 472-6587 and online in the Downloadable Forms of the Membership section of the website, www.clevelandchamber.com.
The Chamber will present both awards at the 91st Annual Meeting on Jan. 24, 2017, at Peerless Road Church. Deadline for nominations is Monday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.
Nestled in the heart of the Ocoee Region in Southeast Tennessee lies Cleveland/Bradley County, Tennessee. Here a small-city feeling mixes with progressive business, excellent medical, educational and cultural facilities, and thriving industry to create an ideal place to live, work, raise a family and even retire. The community offers a seasonal climate, major transportation advantages, a diversified economy, traditional family values and a natural playground set against a picturesque backdrop. What more could you want?