“Being a chamber of commerce member comes with many benefits. I understand that the chamber assists in boosting our local business, but networking also serves us well in law enforcement. I am able to meet and talk with our business owners and employees and get to know them. After all, I took an oath to keep these folks safe. Their safety is not taken lightly under my watch, and knowing our community on a personal level makes me and my department even more committed to our citizens’, businesses’ and visitors’ safety.” — Gary Davidson, Chief of Police
The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization dedicated to supporting businesses and shaping a better community. The Chamber is a place for those who share the desire to improve our community and see businesses thrive. Click here to view a list of our members who help make our community great.
Thank you for your interest in our chamber! These are a few of the great opportunities you can take advantage of as a member:
The Henderson | Chester County Chamber of Commerce works directly with the Small Business Development Center – Tennessee by offering free and confidential small business counseling once a month at the chamber office located at 111 East Main Street. Please call the chamber to schedule an appointment to meet with the counselor. 731-989-5222.
To learn more about obtaining a business license in Chester County and Henderson, contact the Chester County Clerk’s office at 731-989-2233 or check out the Tennessee Smart Start Small Business guide.
Bell’s Drive In is a local treasure to Henderson, Tn. Since 1954, Bell’s has been serving up their world famous hamburgers, bbq, onion rings and shakes. They have just been awarded again the title of “Best Burger in West Tn” by the Tennessee Magazine.
We could not foster growth in our community without our sponsors. To view our sponsorship levels for the Annual Membership and Awards Banquet, the Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, the Chester County BBQ Festival and the Henderson Christmas parade, click here.
The chamber is a great place to get involved, network and volunteer with fellow community businesses leaders to make Chester County a great place to do business. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Annual Chester County BBQ Festival, Henderson Christmas Parade, Henderson Hee Haw Hootenanny, Imagination Library Fashion Show and Luncheon and the Annual Golf tournament. To learn more, call 731-989-5222.
Join us every first Friday of the month at our First Friday Coffee at our office. This is a free, networking event open to all members. We also have an Annual Banquet which is the largest gathering of business leaders in Chester County. For more information on these events, contact the chamber office at 731-989-5222.
Leadership Chester County is a comprehensive, results-oriented leadership program developed by the Henderson|Chester County Chamber of Commerce. The ciriculum is designed to inspire and prepare graduates to be active and effective leaders in the Henderson and Chester County region. To apply, download an application by clicking the button below.
Youth Leadership Chester County (YLCC) is a seven-month program in which high school juniors and seniors are empowered to become leaders of the Chester County community. Throughout the program, students will learn a variety of valuable leadership skills, including communication and business skills, and will gain community awareness. The program also provides training in the area of personal development, skills training, volunteer opportunities and team building. To apply, download an application by clicking the button below.
Blake Hopper was a Chester County High School and Jackson State Community College graduate before he hit the road to East Tennessee to become a performer at Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud. Blake decided to come back home in November 2021 and currently serves as executive director. He loves serving his hometown in this role.
Memberships and Events Coordinator
Peyton Hemby, a proud graduate of Chester County High School, holds an associate's degree from Jackson State and a bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis. Having spent her entire life in Henderson, she now resides on a family farm with her husband, nurturing dreams of starting a family. Peyton's deep-rooted connection to Chester County makes her cherish the community, and she never intends to leave.