What We Do

Programs

Ambassadors

Zach Buckner
Zach Buckner
The District Creative
Carey Davenport
Carey Davenport
Crye-Leike Realtors
Hannah Davis
Hannah Davis
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Kathy Dunn
Kathy Dunn
First Realty Company
Tibet Dycus
Tibet Dycus
Tibet Dycus Accounting & Bookkeeping Service
Toni Evans
Toni Evans
American Bank & Trust
Jennifer Guerrero
Jennifer Guerrero
Manpower
Tracy Hughes
Tracy Hughes
Pelican’s SnoBalls
Becky Hull
Becky Hull
Upper Cumberland Workforce
Avery Hutchins
Avery Hutchins
WCTE-TV
Lee Jones
Lee Jones
REI
Leslie Loftis
Leslie Loftis
McGriff Insurance Services
Becky Magura
Becky Magura
WCTE-TV
James Massengille
James Massengille
The Swallows Agency
Jeremiah Miller
Jeremiah Miller
First Tennessee Bank
Jewell Miller
Jewell Miller
Bank of Putnam County
Melissa Mitchell
Melissa Mitchell
Twin Lakes
Lavonda Moore
Lavonda Moore
Retired Board Chair
Pamela Nash
Pamela Nash
Raymond James Financial Services
Melissa Parks
Melissa Parks
Putnam County Habitat for Humanity
Brandon Parrish
Brandon Parrish
Mortgage Investors Group
Ashlyn Poplin-Hall
Ashlyn Poplin-Hall
GO Advertising
Ian Robson
Ian Robson
FirstBank
Evan Shields
Evan Shields
Huddleston & Shepherd Family Vision Care
Sue Swearengen
Sue Swearengen
Plateau Insurance Agency
David York
David York
Farmers Insurance – David York Agency
Community Development & Public Policy Division

The Community Development Division exists to facilitate public/private partnerships to enhance the quality of life for citizens and serve as the “voice of business” in Cookeville and Putnam County. Programs include the Adopt-a-School program, the Cookeville Christmas Parade, and the Community Appearance Committee.

Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division seeks to create and retain jobs and promote the region through targeted and comprehensive programs like the Highlands Industrial Trade Show, the Existing Industry Committee, the Workforce Development & Education Committee, the Industrial Development Board, and the Joint Economic and Community Development Board (JECDB).

Organizational Development Division

The Organizational Development Division strengthens the organizational structure for greater service to chamber membership with an emphasis on recruitment, retention, benefits and services. Programs like the Ambassadors Committee, Small Business Expo Committee, Membership Golf Tournament Committee, and the Annual Meeting Committee all work to ensure the success of chamber membership.

Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau exists to promote Putnam County as a tourist destination through public/private partnerships and by encouraging local citizens and visitors to discover the community’s sports and recreational opportunities, scenic back roads, arts and crafts, historical sites, musical heritage, shopping and dining venues. The Convention & Visitors Bureau also seeks to be a catalyst in attracting resourceful retirees and relocating citizens to the county and region that will become economic assets.

Highlands Economic Partnership

The Highlands Economic Partnership is recognized as a best-practice model of public/private cooperation, not only in our region, but throughout the entire state of Tennessee.

Founded in 2006 by the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, the Highlands Economic Partnership exists to improve the quality of life regionally through job generation and retention, workforce development and community advocacy.

With 80+ investors spanning a four-county region of Jackson, Overton, Putnam and White Counties, it is clear that the region is committed towards the vision of a better future with the belief that together we can more effectively and efficiently achieve our vision.