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James Chavez named President and CEO of South Carolina Power Team

 

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Power Team has named James Chavez, a proven economic development professional with experience at the local, state and national level, to be the Power Team’s new president and CEO. Chavez will join the Power Team in August, replacing retiring President Ralph Thomas.

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James Chavez resigns from Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN - The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) Executive Board accepted the resignation of James Chavez, President & CEO of the Clarksville-Montgomery EDC today.  Chavez will continue to serve in the role until July 31st, 2013.

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Akebono Brake Corporation announces Clarksville plant expansion

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN –  Just when you thought there wouldn’t be any good news on the jobs front, comes the announcement of new jobs and a plant expansion in Clarksville/Montgomery County.

Akebono Brake Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking solutions to the world’s automotive industry, announced on January 9, 2013 that it will be moving forward on an $82 million expansion of its Clarksville, TN location.  This will also mean approximately 94 additional jobs to the community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to Host 2015 and 2016 Basketball Championships

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce that the community will host the 2015 and 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 4th Grade Division One and Division Two Boys’ Basketball National Championships. The tournaments will take place in mid-July of both years.

Traditionally, the AAU Basketball Site Selection Committee meets annually, where they bid on tournaments in advance of two and three years. This very competitive process generally includes bid seekers from cities such as Albuquerque, Houston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Detroit. «Read the rest of this article»

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Miss Tennessee USA, and Miss Teen Tennessee USA pageants begins tonight at Austin Peay State University

 

Clarksville, TN - This weekend  Clarksville, Tennessee once again plays  host to the Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Teen Tennessee USA pageants. Tonight kicks off the preliminary competition with the Miss Tennessee USA pageant beginning at 6:30pm and the Miss Teen Tennessee USA pageant beginning at 8:30pm the music and mass communication building at Austin Peay State University.

The finals rounds of the pageants will be held on Saturday with Miss Tennessee Teen USA starting off at 3:30 PM, followed by the Miss Tennessee USA finals at 8:00pm.

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Aspire Foundation Announces Katherine Cannata as New Chair of the Board

 

Aspire Clarksville FoundationClarksville, TN – The Aspire Clarksville Foundation is pleased to announce Katherine Cannata as the Chair of the Board for the 2012-2013 term.

“I am looking forward to serving as Chairperson this year and representing the investors who have helped make the work of the Economic Development Council and its partners possible,” said Cannata. “Over the next year, the Foundation Board will work to ensure that investments continue to enhance the economic landscape of Clarksville-Montgomery County.”

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Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Growth Summit June 26th

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the second annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Growth Summit on June 26th at the Austin Peay State University Morgan Center at 7:30am.

The summit is sponsored by Austin Peay State University and  the APSU College of Business. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council Hosts Successful Community Tour Event

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – In early June, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) hosted a two-day ‘Red Carpet Community Tour’ event for site selection consultants and brokers to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.

“The annual Red Carpet event is an excellent opportunity for the team at the EDC to engage consultants and brokers who may not be familiar with the available resources in our community,” said Clarksville-Montgomery County EDC President and CEO, James Chavez. “It also serves as a unique way to say thank you by including our partners who make the work of the EDC possible.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Panera Bread’s Plan for Clarksville-Montgomery County Location Moves Forward

 

Panera BreadClarksville, TN – St. Louis based bakery-café chain, Panera Bread, is moving forward with opening its first Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN location at 110 Morris Road, near Governors Square Mall.

Jay Patel, Chairman of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) stated, “This project announcement is a great example of the valuable contacts that can be made when the team at the EDC attends retail recruitment conferences such as the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) shows that happen in both Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV each year.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Agero to open call center in Clarksville-Montgomery County Tennessee bringing with it 500 new Jobs

 

Operations to Begin October 29th

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Medford, Massachusetts based company, Agero, a global leader in driver assistance services and vehicle connectivity innovation, announced today that they have selected Clarksville, Tennessee as the next site for its sixth North American driver assistance call and data response center.

“I am excited to welcome Agero to our state and look forward to watching the company grow in Tennessee,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “In creating our economic development strategies last year, we found Tennessee held a unique advantage in the ‘business services’ cluster, which includes call centers, and this announcement exemplifies a promising future for our state’s economic growth.” «Read the rest of this article»

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