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 News Archives
2009 Releases  
2009 Dogwood Run Registration
 2008 Releases

 Applications for Leadership Oak Ridge Available - Program to Feature New Format 

Leadership Application and Schedule

 12/5/08  Christmas Parade Next Saturday
 12/1/08  Parade Line-up and Route
Details Announced
 11/25/08  Christmas Parade to be Held December 13
 11/10/08  Ad Sales for Spring Ridges
Magazine Underway
10/28/08 Business Expo Participants Announced
Seminars offered at Expo
Fall Issue of Ridges to be Distributed
10/17/08  Business Expo a Win Win
for Businesses and Attendees

9/30/08   Senator Howard Baker is
Joyce Award Recipient

Business Expo to be Held October 30

 Expo Registration 2008

 8/25/08  Oak Ridge Named as a Top Chamber
 7/16/08  Oak Ridge Chamber is Finalist
for Chamber of the Year Award

 Secret City Golf Tournament June 17

Secret City Golf Registration Form

 5/23/08  Groundbreaking Held at Clarks Preserve
 4/8/08  Dogwood Run Registration Deadline
 3/25/08  Ridges Magazine Debuts
 3/11/08  Dogwood Arts Coffee to be Held


Dogwood Arts 5K Run

Dogwood Run Registration Form

 2/5/08  Program of Work Kickoff to be Held


Quality of Life Interactive Portfolio 


 New Board Members


 Oak Ridgers Featured in Where to Retire

  2007 Releases

 New Resident Reception November 15


Christmas Parade Entries Being Accepted 

 Christmas Parade Registration Form


Area Businesses to Participate in Expo


  Construction Company Connects Through Chamber Membership


 Chamber Exceeds 3-year Goals


 Business Expo Date Announced

 8/6/07 Barber is new Partnership Employee

 Chamber Map Sales Begin

7/10/07 Summer Photography Contest Announced

Entry Form
6/25/07 Interactive Portfolio Introduced
6/4/07 Retail Sales Decline in Oak Ridge
5/22/07 Bradshaw is Acorn Award Recipient
5/18/07 Industry Appreciation Luncheon Announced
5/11/07 Chamber Sponsored Candidate Forum to Air on BBB
4/11/07 Dogwood Arts Trail Opens
4/1/07 Golf Brochure



Cardboard Boat Race Entries Being Sought

Entry Form

3/19/06 "Keep Anderson County Beautiful" Certification Meeting to be Held
2/28/07 New Resident Reception March 8
2/15/07 Oak Ridge Chamber Board Endorses Crestpointe
1/9/07 2007 Kickoff Luncheon Announced
1/4/07 Denton Receives Designation

Fall Photography Winners Announced

Winning Photos

1/10/07 Oak Ridge Chamber Position
on Complex 2030
1/4/07 Kim Denton Recieves Designation of Certified Economic Developer

Photography Contest Winners Announced

Winning Photos

 2006 Releases
11/21/06 Brown Joins Economic Partnership Staff
11/9/06 Holiday Parade Entries Being Accepted

2006 Holiday Parade Entry Form
10/30/06 Chamber Takes Position on TVA Land Policy
10/23/06 Japan External Trade Organization Seminar to be Held November 1
10/10/06 Photographer to Snap Events this Weekend

Fall Photography Contest Announced

Fall Photography Contest Entry Form

9/19/06 Chamber Introduces Multi-Media Quality-of-Life Portfolio
9/18/06 Jobs Now! Selects Boyette Levey
8/31/06 "Innovation Valley Partner" Signs Show Pride
8/22/06 Year End Economic Development Report Submitted
8/7/06 Expansion Management Magazine: First-of-Its-Kind Technology Park Planned
8/1/06 5th Annual Business Expo Promises to be a Success
7/19/06 Additional Dates Announced for Candidate Forum
7/18/06 Russell Biven and Beth Haynes to speak at Business to Business Expo
7/10/06 Chamber-sponsored Candidate Forum to air on BBB
7/7/06 Keep Anderson County Beautiful July Meeting
7/7/06 Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley Best Metro for Recent College Graduates
7/6/06 Business Expo Brochure
and Registration Form
6/21/06 OR Medical Practice Focuses on Housing and Population Program Area
6/20/06 Jobs Now! Reports Progress Toward Five-Year Goals
6/12/06 Chamber Membership Key to Small Business's Success
6/5/06 Chamber Membership Pays Off for Local Eatery
5/30/06 Oak Ridge Science and Technology Park Announced
5/12/06 Follow-up Meeting - Keep Anderson County Beautiful

Photography Contest Winners Announced

Winning Photos

4/11/06 Staybridge Suites Announces
$9 Million Hotel
4/4/06 Dogwood Arts Schedule for Oak Ridge
4/3/06 Keep Anderson County Beautiful Meeting

Entries Sought for 2nd Annual Dogwood Arts Festival Cardboard Regatta

2006 Cardboard Regatta Poster
2006 Cardboard Regatta Brochure


Application Deadline for Project GROW
March 13, 2006

Project GROW 2006 Application

3/8/06 Reception for Dogwood Trail Residents to be Held March 13
2/24/06 Web Hits on Housing Increase

Chamber Seeks Photography Contest Entries

Photography Contest Entry Form

2/3/06 Mid-Year Economic Development Report
1/27/06 Knoxville Area Breaks Into Top Ten "Hottest Cities" List
 2005 Releases
12/13/05 Lamar Alexander to Speak at 2006 Program of Work Kickoff
12/2/05 New Publication: Business to Business
11/14/05 Parade Staging Area Changed
10/31/05 Oak Ridge Magazine Ready for Distribution

Oak Ridge Holiday Parade Entries Being Accepted

Parade Registration Form


Keep Anderson County Beautiful Project Needs Community Support

Keep Anderson County Beautiful Meeting Photo

10/10/05 Chamber Board Supports Two Projects
10/5/05 Teaching by Example: Oak Ridge Companies Donate Millions for New Public High School, Business TN
9/22/05 Expo Feature in The Oak Ridger
Page 1, 2
9/13/05 Business Expo Lunch Panel to Focus on Exciting Oak Ridge Happenings and Future
8/29/05 Chamber Sponsors 4th Annual
Business-to-Business Expo:
Working Together
7/22/05 Chamber Announces Commercial Beautification Award Winners
7/22/05 Chamber Announces Residential Beautification Award Winners
7/18/05 Commissioner Chumley to Speak at the
Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce
7/14/05 Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley Earns 5-Star Business Rating
5/25/05 Chamber Sponsored Oak Ridge City Council Forum to air on BBB, Channel 12
5/23/05 Judy Gardner Leads Women's Council Workshop
5/18/05 Innovation Valley Workforce Ranks in Top 20 Percent
5/13/05 Project GROW Graduation 2005
4/27/05 Beautification Task Force Purchases New Oak Ridge Entrance Signs
4/18/05 Chamber Golf Tournament Registration Form

Chamber Announces Spring Residential Beautification Recognition Initiative

Residential Beautification Nomination Form

4/5/05 Chamber Welcomes New Employee
4/4/05 Dogwood Arts Trail Comes to Oak Ridge

Chamber Solicits Nominations for Commercial Beautification Awards

Commercial Beautification Nomination Form

2/4/05 Chamber Spearheads Beautification Affiliation
2/4/05 Womenss Coucil to Host Workshop on Heart Health

Chamber to Announce
2005 Program on January 20th

Keynote: Dr. John Petersen

ORCC Chair: John McKittrick

 2004 Releases
11/17/04 Christmas Parade Entry Deadline November 29
11/3/04 Christmas Parade Set for
December 4th
10/20/04 3rd Annual Business to Business Expo Next Week
10/20/04 Application Deadline Extended for Project GROW
10/14/04 Women's Council Announces "Dressing for Success on a Budget Workshop"

Project GROW Accepting Applications

Project GROW Applicant Criteria
Project GROW Application:
Pages 1, 2, 3

Project GROW Logo


Hallerin Hilton Hill's Radio Show to Broadcast Live from Expo

(Hallerin Hilton Hill Photo)

9/28/04 Expo Early Registration Deadline October 1st

Chamber Announces Third Round of Beautification Awards

Beautification Nomination Form - Business


Chamber Announces Residential Beautification Awards Program

Residential Beautification Nomination Form

9/3/04 Sam Venable to Headline Expo Luncheon
(Sam Venable Photo)
8/9/04 Chamber Announces 2004 Expo

Networking at 2003 Expo
8/9/04 Women's Council to Host Stress Management Workshop
7/16/04 Women's Council to Sponsor Eating Healthy on the Run Workshop
6/30/04 Chamber Announces Beautification Award Winners

Chamber Endorses ORHS Renovations

ORHS Resolution

6/9/04 Retail Council's Passport 2004 Information
5/20/04 UT New Oak Ridge Chamber Millennium Partner
5/12/04 Oak Ridge Chamber Women's Council Announces Procurement Workshop
 2003 Releases