Cookeville-Putnam County’s Chamber of Commerce is coming back for its 16th annual meeting on Tuesday, February 8th.
Chamber President Amy New said that the chamber is celebrating its 75th year. She said that it’s an exciting event to honor the chamber’s founders and all of the businesses who have come to Cookeville since its inception.
“Cookeville is growing so much so celebrating that growth is a big deal,” New said. “And celebrating our small businesses, large businesses, those who make Cookeville what it is today, it’s going to be great!”
New said that it’s exciting to be able to come together in person at the Leslie Town Centre once again and that the decision was not taken lightly. She said that they’ve taken several precautions to ensure the safety of guests.
“I’ll be honest it was a very difficult call to make,” New said. “The (COVID) numbers are starting to rise again, however, I will say we are doing a much smaller number. We’re not going to pack the room like we usually are. We’re going to have 50 tables and then separating people and putting other measures in place to keep people distanced.”
New said that the annual meeting is set to come together and celebrate the year, and highlight big things that had happened over the past year.