The Chamber’s newest BEST partnership is a relationship between Tennessee Christian Preparatory School and Baskin Robbins. “Since being at Tennessee Christian Preparatory School I have been encouraged by the local support from many different businesses and community leaders,” expressed Jim Callis, Tennessee Christian Preparatory School Interim President. “We are thankful to have Baskin Robbins as a Best Partner and look forward to working with them. What could be sweeter?”
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. “Baskin Robbins has been a proud supporter of Cleveland City and Bradley County schools for almost 50 years. And now, we are excited to come alongside and help support Tennessee Christian Preparatory School as one of their BEST Partners.” shared Brad Benton, Baskin Robbins Owner and Operator. “
“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. For information about the BEST partnership program, call Sherry Crye at 423-472-6587.
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Students representing Tennessee Christian Preparatory School (TCPS), along with Wendy Benton, TCPS Development & Community Relations Director; Brad Benton, Baskin Robbins Owner and Operator; Jim Callis, TCPS Interim President; and Sherry Crye, Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Director.