Tuesday October 02, 2012
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce member businesses are preparing for the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce's second-annual Primetime Tailgate Party networking event. Participants have been encouraged to come dressed in their favorite team colors and to decorate their display areas with a football tailgate theme. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Primetime is designed to stimulate sales, so anyone - Chamber member or not - is encouraged to attend.
This is the Chamber's premiere networking event of the year. It's an opportunity for members of the Chamber to network with one another as well as to allow members of the public to come by and see what area businesses have to offer. More than 70 Chamber member businesses have already reserved exhibit space.
The evening will include music provided by the bluegrass band Misty River, food, beverages, door prizes and even a few games. Everything you would expect in a tailgate environment. In addition, many exhibitors will be holding drawings for door prizes.
Parker Hardy, President of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce said, "Last year's Primetime Tailgate Party was a huge hit among our membership. In fact, this year more of our members have reserved exhibit space than did last year. We are pleased to provide this large scale networking event and to provide an opportunity for people in the community to come find out more about our member businesses."
Participants in this year's Primetime include: Boy Scouts of America; TSBDC at Roane State Community College; Birdwell Catering, Inc.; Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau; CapitalMark Bank & Trust; Integrated Solutions & Services, Inc.; Comcast Spotlight; City of Oak Ridge; Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce; The Epicurean; Small Business Roundtable; ADFAC; DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge - Knoxville; Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians; Cohen Communications Group; Stay at Home of Knoxville; Absolute Salon; Cartridge World; CH2M HILL; Red Cross; C&C Concepts; Life Safety Inspections, LLC; Eckert Chiropractic Center; UT-Battelle; Hampton Inn; Staffing Solutions; Fox Bros. ACE Hardware; Corporate Quarters, Inc.; Pugh & Company; Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club; Emma Lou Bakery; Shields Electronics Supply; Tusculum College; Realty Center; REM4; Innovalysis Corporation; UT Forest Resources Research and Education Center; Oak Ridge Today; Street Legal; Methodist Medical Center; Oak Ridge Business Association; Monster Works!; Healthy Start/Prevent Child Abuse TN; United Church; East Tennessee Children's Hospital; Wastren Advantage, Inc.; Centennial Village Apartments; Rainbow Florist; State Farm Insurance; Crown Cleaners; Dixie Home Crafters; Oak Ridge Chapter of IAAP; M3 Construction, Inc.; Emory Valley Center; UCOR; ORNL Federal Credit Union; Arts Council of Oak Ridge; Turnkey Technical Services; Y-12 Federal Credit Union; Strategic Consulting Solutions, Inc., King College, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Ayurveda Center for Natural Healthcare; Allstate; Health by Design Chiropractic; WSI Oak Ridge; ASTD Smoky Mountain; Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors; New Horizons; David A. Vudragovich; H-S Whitson Construction Co., Inc.; Pellissippi State Community College; Farm Bureau Insurance; and SunTrust Bank.
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is Four-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce and the winner of the ACCE 2010 Chamber of the Year designation.