Bristol Chamber of Commerce

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce



The Bristol Chamber of Commerce in Tennessee, steeped in history and prestige, has been a cornerstone of the local business community since 1909. Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Bristol, this Chamber is not only the oldest accredited Chamber in Tennessee but also holds a distinguished 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, a testament to its high standards, leadership, and commitment to fostering strong business practices and growth in the region​.

One of the hallmark events that the Bristol Chamber of Commerce proudly presents is the Bristol Christmas Parade. Scheduled for the first Thursday of December at 7 p.m., this event is a beloved local tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. The parade, which begins on Bob Morrison Blvd. and winds down State Street to the historic Bristol Train Station, draws thousands of community members. Participants include local businesses, civic and volunteer organizations, church groups, bands, schools, neighborhood groups, and even beauty contestants, all contributing to the festive spirit with beautifully decorated floats. And, of course, Santa Claus makes an appearance, adding to the excitement and holiday cheer​.

In addition to the Christmas Parade, the Bristol Chamber of Commerce hosts other unique events, such as the IBN Biz Lunch Bristol, organized by Incredible Business Networking. This event occurs on the first Thursday of every month at Michael Waltrip Brewing from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing a regular opportunity for business networking and community engagement. Another noteworthy event is the "Off the Clock Chamber Social," which exemplifies the Chamber's dedication to fostering a vibrant business community by providing networking opportunities in a relaxed and informal setting​​​.

These events and the Chamber's longstanding reputation underscore its role as a key player in enhancing local commerce and community spirit in Bristol, Tennessee. Joining the Bristol Chamber of Commerce connects businesses with a rich historical legacy. It offers networking opportunities, community involvement, and participation in events that celebrate and promote the local business environment.

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20, Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Sullivan County, East Tennessee, Tennessee, 37620, United States
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