Message from the Chairman

As a member of the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce since 1997, I understand the importance of a strong Chamber to lead and guide the business community.  It is an honor to hold the position of Chairman of the Board for this organization this year and I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessors in ensuring the Chamber is a relevant and important community member.


After meeting with President Michael Bobo and the board of directors, our goals for this  year include guaranteeing the strength and commitment of the Board of Directors, ensuring that the members of the Chamber of Commerce receive identifiable benefits from their memberships, and helping our local governments feel the strength of a strong business community.


The Loudon County Chamber of Commerce is responsive to our members and it is my hope that as we move through this year, you will take the opportunity to reach out to me or Michael with ideas, comments, and feedback.  Let us know what is working, what could work better, and what you as a member and local business owner would like to see our Chamber accomplish in the community.


Finally, I would like to thank you for your membership.  I look forward to seeing you at Business After Hours, Lunch and Learn, our annual Gala and other chamber events.   Your participation in these events is what makes them worthwhile.



Rodney Grugin

Manager/Owner Meadow View Greenhouses and Garden Center