FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2015
WILLIAMSON, INC.’S BIGGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR CELEBRATES WILLIAMSON COUNTY’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY
TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd to give keynote address at Annual Celebration
FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Williamson, Inc. is set to host its largest event of the year, the 2015 Annual Celebration presented by Williamson Medical Center, on Thursday, Nov. 19 to honor Williamson County business leaders and celebrate accomplishments from the past year. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and cocktail hour in Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, where guests can network with top elected officials, business owners, educators, and civic leaders. Dinner and the program will begin at 6 p.m. and feature a keynote address by Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd.
Boyd, who was sworn in as commissioner on Jan. 17 by Governor Bill Haslam, will outline his plans to lead the state in economic development, particularly as it relates to corporate expansion, infrastructure and workforce development initiatives in Williamson County. Boyd is responsible for recruiting business and industry to the state as well as ensuring Tennessee’s overall economic growth. His decades of business experience as the founder of Radio Systems Corporation, a Knoxville-based manufacturer selling pet products under the brands Invisible Fence, PetSafe and SportDOG, gives him a unique perspective to connect with entrepreneurs, corporations and developers seeking to do business in the state.
In addition to Boyd’s speech, Williamson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Largen will highlight the county’s economic growth, recognize volunteers and introduce new board members as part of his State of the Chamber address.
“The Annual Celebration is a way to show our appreciation for the hard working volunteers and board members who make Williamson, Inc. one of the top-performing chambers in the state,” said Largen. “They are the driving force behind the exceptional programs, events and services that contribute to the county’s continued economic prosperity.”
While the Annual Celebration promises to deliver the same level of sophistication and elegance as in previous years, guests can look forward to some new experiences: a signature drink sponsored by H. Clark Distillery and free rides courtesy of Uber Nashville.
Williamson, Inc. is a partnering with Uber Nashville to bring free rides to guests who use the ridesharing app to travel to and from the event. New users will receive their first ride free up to $20 when they enter promo code CELEBRATEWILCO in the app. Guests can visit https://get.uber.com/ to sign up.
Also new this year will be online bidding for big-ticket silent auction items 48 hours prior to the event. A sneak peek of all silent auctions items will be available on the Chamber’s website beginning Thursday, Nov. 12.
The event is presented by Williamson Medical Center and sponsored by AT&T, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain (LBMC), Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, Vanderbilt Health and WGU Tennessee.
Registration is now open at www.williamsonchamber.com. Tickets are $55 for Chamber members and $75 for non-members. VIP tickets are available for $100 and VIP company tables of eight are $1,000, which both include reserved front-room seating, poured wine service and a special gift. For more information, contact Abby Bass, director of meetings and events, at [email protected].
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