Of the lessons learned from our recent global recession - and its slow moving recovery - the importance of small business on the U.S. economy is near the top of the list.
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that small businesses represent more than 99% of all employer firms, and provide approximately half of all private sector jobs. Half! Imagine how that impacts local communities in the way of local spending, home purchases, educational investments and charitable donations.
As our firm celebrates its 25th year in business, we have taken an inventory of the organizations to which we have provided either financial or pro-bono donations. We're proud to have supported the more than three dozen local and national charities and non-profit organizations listed below. "Giving back" has been a keystone to our firm's culture for the past quarter century, and a tradition we intend to carry forward into the next 25 years!
Affordable Housing Resources
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Belmont University PR Department
Federal Reserve Bank Friends in General
General Commission on United Methodist Men for the United Methodist Church
Homework Hotline International Association of Business Communicators - Nashville Chapter
Mayor's Affordable Housing Task Force
Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America
Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival
Nashville Downtown Rotary
Nashville General Hospital
Nashville Health Care Council
Public Relations Society of America - Nashville Chapter
Public Relations Student Society of America - Nashville Chapter
Strength for Service
Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
Tennessee Breast Coalition
Tennessee Leukemia Society
Tennessee State University
The McWhorter Society
United Methodist Church
United Way of Middle Tennessee
WPLN - Public Radio Nashville
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