Loudon County Chamber of Commerce 2020 - Page 4

Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Living Guide 2020 Loudon County Chamber of Commerce www.loudoncountychamber.com info@loudoncountychamber.com 410 Wharf St., Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-2067 voice; 865-458-1206 fax Visit Loudon County www.visitloudoncounty.com 1075 Hwy. 321 North, Lenoir City, TN 37771 865-986-6822 voice; 865-458-1206 fax Rachel Baker, Executive Director rachel@visitloudoncounty.com Table of Contents Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Loudon County: Live, Work, Play Loudon County Education Foundation Loudon County Economic Development Agency Leadership Loudon County Class of 2019 Loudon County Chamber Ambassadors Loudon County Offices, Officials Loudon County Education Loudon County Chamber Membership Directory Chamber Buyers’ Guide City Governments State Officials Voter Information Loudon County Snapshot 6 8 16 20 22 23 24 28 30 51 56 57 57 58 Join us as we take this path forward O ne of Webster’s definitions of the word “change” is “to make radically different.” Radically different sounds frightening. A lot of people would choose not to embark on that journey. However, there is a group in Loudon County that is ready to start down a path of change. That group is the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber, just like many organizations, has had ups and downs in it’s 30-plus-year his- tory. We are poised now to take a new path forward. The leadership of the Chamber is committed to embracing the change needed to move the organization forward in a positive, value-producing man- ner. How do we as a group accom- plish this? Commitment. Hard work. By providing value to not only our membership but the commu- nity. Chamber leadership will chart the course, but without every member’s ideas, participation and dedication to improving our Chamber and county, we will not reach the goals we set. The Chamber is not the staff or the Board of Directors. The Chamber is you, our membership. A very wise individual once told me that what you give will be returned to you tenfold. I challenge every Chamber member to get involved. Put the Chamber events on your calendar and attend. Join one of our committees and let your voice be heard. Do business with Chamber members when possible. Give, and see what return you receive back. I look forward to a great 2020. Rodney Grugin, President Living Guide 2020 is published by the News-Herald and The Connection, 201 Simpson Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771. Contact the publisher at steve.meadows@ news-herald.net. © 2020 Loudon County Chamber of Commerce and the News-Herald and The Connection. All rights reserved. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in whole or in part without the written consent of the publisher. Opinions expressed by the writers are their own. Photo credits: Visit Loudon County, Loudon County Chamber of Commerce and the News-Herald and The Connection. 4 Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Living Guide 2020 n www.loudoncountychamber.com