2016 Maury Alliance Chair, Tom Grosko & wife, Marla
with MCCEA President Wil Evans & wife, Katie
The mission of the Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance (MCCEA) is to facilitate business opportunities for members and to create jobs within the county, and the annual Maury Alliance dinner, held January 26th, was a night to celebrate the success of those two initiatives. Over 300 business owners and professionals turned out for the event at Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant downtown. Cocktail hour allowed guests time to talk shop while admiring centerpieces created by local businesses.
As guests were seated for dinner, Drew Parker, of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, took the stage to applaud the progress made in 2015 and highlight the success of the “Grass is Greener Where Your Water It” campaign to support Maury County public schools. Parker applauded the Maury County Chamber in conjunction with Maury County Public Schools and local business leaders for “their passion and hard work in getting this campaign off the ground.”
Tom Grosko, President of Smelter Service Corporation, then took the podium as the 2016 Alliance Chair. Grosko gave an impassioned outlook on the direction the Chamber and Alliance plan to take this year. Tapping into consumers increased dependence on technology, Grosko’s announcement of the new Maury County Chamber and Alliance App was met with applause, saying, “The new app will allow members to connect to customers that carry smart phones in ways we can’t even imagine.”
Maury Alliance Chair, Tom Grosko
Networking opportunities are under way to connect the growing number of small business in the area with a focus on women in business and young professionals entering the local market. From after-hours meetings to early morning Eggs and Issues with election candidates, the MCCEA continues its mission to promote Maury County as an area ripe for strategic growth and opportunity.
MCCEA President Wil Evans
By all accounts the evening was a success as Wil Evans, President of the MCCEA, congratulated organizers on a sold out evening and set the bar high for the coming year. Scanning the room, the enthusiasm and energy to elevate and grown Maury County was evident on attendee’s faces.
To find out more about the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance or to become a member visit their website www.mauryalliance.com. To see more photos of the event, check out our Social Snaps by clicking HERE.