Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce member businesses are preparing for the 2013 Primetime Tailgate Party, the Chamber’s premiere business showcase and networking event.
Participating businesses have been encouraged to come dressed in their favorite team colors and to decorate their display areas with a football tailgate theme. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Primetime is a business showcase opportunity for members of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Anyone—Chamber member or not—is encouraged to attend, find out more about member businesses and organizations, and make new contacts.
This is the Chamber’s premiere networking event of the year. It’s an opportunity for members of the Chamber to network with one another as well as to allow members of the public to come by and see what area businesses have to offer.
The evening will include music, food, beverages, and door prizes. Everything one would expect in a tailgate environment, including special guests.
Stephen Whitson, chairman of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and president of H-S Whitson Construction Company, said: “The Chamber’s Primetime Tailgate party is a great opportunity for members to showcase what their businesses and organizations are all about. Having the chance to meet other Chamber members and members of the public is one of the reasons so many members take advantage of participating. We encourage anyone in the community who is interested to stop by to meet our Chamber members and find out what they do.”
Parker Hardy, president of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce said: “This is our third Primetime Tailgate Party and it will be our biggest yet. We are looking forward to hosting our members and the community at this business showcase.”
More than 80 Chamber-member businesses and organizations have reserved showcase space for the event so far. Participants in this year’s Primetime are:
- Academy Mortgage Corporation
- AllMeds Inc.
- American Red Cross
- Annie’s Catering
- ASAP of Anderson County
- ASTD Smoky Mountain Chapter
- Avisco Inc.
- Ayurveda Center for Natural Healthcare
- Barr Technical Services LLC
- Basic Engineering Support Alliance, LLC
- Beauty Redefined Med Spa Salon
- Bristol Park Apartments
- Canterfield of Oak Ridge
- CapitalMark Bank and Trust
- Centennial Village Apartments
- CG Services Corp.
- Chuck’s Car Care
- Comcast Spotlight
- Comfort Inn
- Crossroads at Wolf Creek
- Del Air Mechanical Contractors Inc.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge-Knoxville
- Downtown Hardware Company Inc.
- Edwards Supply Co. Inc.
- Emory Valley Center
- Fairfield Service Group
- Farm Bureau Insurance
- Farrar Lynch Insurance Agency
- First Christian Church
- First United Methodist Church
- Folden Construction LLC
- Fox Bros. ACE Hardware
- Garcia Enterprises LLC
- Girls Inc. of Oak Ridge
- Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizza
- Helton and Associates
- Hibachi Burger
- H-S Whitson Construction Co.
- Image Matters Inc.
- Integrated Solutions and Services
- Joyce, Meredith, Flitcroft and Normand
- Kiwanis Club of Oak Ridge
- LBMC Strategic Staffing
- Leidos Inc.
- Life Safety Inspections LLC
- Lynx Supply Inc.
- M-3 Construction Inc.
- Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
- National Fitness Center
- Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club
- Oak Ridge Business Association
- Oak Ridge Chapter, IAAP
- Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Oak Ridge Nursery School
- Office Furniture Outfitters, LLC
- ORNL Federal Credit Union
- Pellissippi State Community College
- Perfect Logo Promotions
- Pizza Inn
- Premier Locations authorized agent for U.S.Cellular
- Progressive Martial Arts Academy
- Pugh CPAs
- Regions Bank
- Roane State Community College
- Shred Essentials
- Snappy Tomato Pizza
- SoBran Inc.
- State Farm Insurance
- Street Legal Industries Inc.
- Taylor Telecom Solutions
- The Courtyards Senior Living
- The Gibson Girls Southern Goodies
- Turnkey Technical
- UT Forest Resources Center/Arboretum
- Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves and Jones PLLC
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is a four-star accredited chamber of commerce and the winner of the ACCE 2010 Chamber of the Year designation.