The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has named seven outstanding members as recipients of their annual Regional Impact Awards. These awards recognize businesses and organizations that are propelling this region forward, by demonstrating a focus in on of the following areas: education attainment; transportation and mobility; small business development; health and wellness; and economic prosperity.
Bridgestone is being honored for its work in educational attainment in the Nashville community. The company’s global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, embraces its responsibility to future generations. Bridgestone Americas collaborates with Maplewood High School’s Automotive Training Center to give students hands-on experience with automotive technology and business practices. Since its opening, 30 students have graduated from the program. Of those 30 students, 22 have been placed in jobs at Firestone Complete Auto Care service centers. Nashville is Bridgestone’s home, and the collaboration with Maplewood is one of the ways the corporation helps ensure that Middle Tennessee is a great place for the next generation to live and learn.
A contingent of Nashville Chamber staff members revealed news of the award during surprise visits to each of the recipients, including Bridgestone. Each winning organization will receive special recognition for going above and beyond to address regional issues, and for making changes that impact Middle Tennessee, at the 2018 Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Partnership 2020 Annual Celebration.