Rutherford loops into Nashville Chamber's advocacy organization

Groups have 3,700 members combined

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce announced today that members of the latter will now have the chance to channel their legislative preferences to Capitol Hill via the larger group's advocacy infrastructure.

The Rutherford chamber has about 1,700 members. They can now access Middle Tennessee Business Voice, the Nashville chamber's online tool to track legislative issues and communicate with elected officials. They also will take part in an annual policy survey that Nashville chamber officials say will help shape "the legislative agenda for the region’s business community."

"If we are to preserve and grow Middle Tennessee’s prosperous business environment, we need every business in the region engaged," said Ralph Schulz, the Nashville chamber's president and CEO. "This partnership leverages the work of two outstanding chambers for the benefit of all of our members in Middle Tennessee."

The Nashville chamber has about 2,000 member companies.