The Chamber’s newest BEST partnership is a relationship between Cleveland High School and Mountain View Nissan of Cleveland. “We are a community school and love our local partners,” expressed Autumn O’Bryan, Cleveland High School Principal. “The Chamber’s BEST Partners program has been instrumental for us.”
BEST, the acronym for Business & Education Serving Together, is a program of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce that unites the efforts of a business and a selected school for the betterment of both. “Being new to the community, we look forward to working with Cleveland High School through the BEST Partnership program,” shared Thomas Williams, Executive Manager of Mountain View Nissan of Cleveland.
“The Chamber’s BEST program unites the efforts of a business and a selected school and involves a commitment of time, energy and expertise,” Sherry Crye, the Chamber’s director of workforce development, explained. “The ultimate goal is to help prepare students for the labor force. The intermediate goal is to forge affiliations between a business and a school for the benefit of both.”
Each public school in the Bradley County and Cleveland City School Systems has one or more local business partners. “We are looking forward to great things in our new partnership with Mountain View Nissan,” shared O’Bryan. For information about the BEST partnership program, call Sherry Crye at 423-472-6587 or email scrye@ClevelandChamber.com.
Shown from left to right in photo: Representing Cleveland High School, Assistant Principal Cliff Eason; and Principal Autumn O’Bryan; and Mountain View Nissan of Cleveland Executive Manager Thomas Williams; along with Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Director Sherry Crye, and President & CEO Mike Griffin.