Dear Chamber Members,
For the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, 2017 is going to be an exciting year! We are seeing more growth in our community than we have seen in almost three decades. Expansion is taking place on the west and east sides of our community as well as downtown, and we expect this growth to continue with completion of the new Exit 4 connector from 1-81. Last year alone, we experienced the addition of 857 jobs within our community, and a number of companies are evaluating Morristown as a potential expansion location.
Morristown has so much to offer companies, families and individuals with our great location of being the mid-point between Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, and being situated between two lakes and close to the Great Smoky Mountains. Having been in Morristown for five years, I am so impressed with the prideful and giving nature of our community. I often say Morristown has many social service agencies, educational opportunities, health care services, recreational activities and artistic venues usually found in larger communities. Our geography, services and people improve quality of life within our area and make Morristown a desirable community in which to live and work.
Our goal as your Chamber of Commerce is to continue pursuing economic development within our community through attracting new business and industry to our region and promoting those who are already here. Businesses large and small are important to our community and Chamber. It is my privilege to serve as your 2017 Chairman, and I hope you will take the opportunity to be involved in our Chamber with our many opportunities to serve. We are truly a blessed community.
Gordon E. Lintz
201 7 Chairman of the Board