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Tennessee Chamber Receives Top Award for Association Impact

Healthy Business Certification Training Recognized for Positive Statewide Impact During Pandemic

Nashville, Tenn., February 9, 2020 - The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Healthy Business Certification program was recently honored as the Tennessee Society of Association Executives (TNSAE) Associations Impact Tennessee recipient of the year.

Recently, TNSAE held their annual Awards of Excellence program, honoring associations and association professionals for their incredible initiatives, dedication and contributions to their association and members across the state.

The Associations Impact Tennessee award recognizes a project or program that was designed and developed to provide community assistance and/or respond to community needs. The project or program must also align with the association’s mission.

Bradley Jackson, President of the Tennessee Chamber notes, “The Tennessee Chamber’s mission is to serve as the premier voice for business in Tennessee. The HBC is a tremendous program that helped a number of businesses and their employees and customers to stay safe during the recent pandemic. We are proud to partner with Peak Performance and congratulate the Chamber Events staff for their work to promote and get this out to businesses across our great state.”

The Healthy Business Certification (HBC) was uniquely developed to help businesses establish standard procedure of guidelines and best practices for a workplace infectious disease program. This program was designed by our training partner, Peak Performance, for any worker that wants to acquire knowledge on workplace health and pandemic response, incorporating guidance from CDC, WHO and Federal/State entities.

Denise Rice, President of Peak Performance notes, “We are thrilled to partner with the Tennessee Chamber on their request to provide a comprehensive guide to businesses in order to ensure that they could remain open for business while protecting their employees, customers and visitors by providing a safe workplace. The chamber quickly recognized the need for businesses to have a go-to resource that incorporated the guidance coming from multiple agencies (CDC, WHO, OSHA and EEOC). Not only did the Tennessee Chamber lead the way, but they have also shared it with other state associations.”

A company is certified as a Healthy Business at the completion of the three-hour, virtual course and successful submission of the business’ infectious disease prevention plan. The plan must first be reviewed and approved by an experienced trainer. Once approved, a Healthy Business Certificate is issued via email and a decal for their company is mailed, which can be displayed at their business, for a full calendar year from date of training.

As of January 31, 2021, over 20 training classes have been provided, educating over 170 businesses in Tennessee, many of which have facilities in other states, as well. Evaluations are reviewed after each training and we pleased to say 100% of participants stated they would recommend this course to others.

Participants Comments:

“It was clear to me that this course and how it was presented is a MUST for all business types and I will encourage others to seek this out.”

“Having a professional and informed instructor to respond to questions and provide useful documentation is critical and why I would highly recommend this course.”

Find out more about the Healthy Business Certification course here. Training fees are $199 for Tennessee Chamber members and $299 for non-members. The next training dates are scheduled for February 24, March 10 and March 24.

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