AM Networking with Elliott Davis Decosimo and the Helen Ross McNabb Center


Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings business people together for a morning of coffee, networking and refreshments.

RSVP here for our March AM Networking March 1 at Elliott Davis Decosimo, co-hosted by the Helen Ross McNabb Center. 

Trend: Why did you decide to host a Chamber networking event?

Elliott Davis Decosimo: The Chamber and Elliott Davis Decosimo have a long-standing partnership and we are proud to have the opportunity to host a networking event in our relatively new office space.

T: What is special about your business?

E: Our firm prides itself on our full dedication to our clients. Not just helping them with audit and taxes, but looking at the full 360 degree picture of their business and how we can help them succeed.

T: What’s your favorite part of being a Chamber member and why?

E: Our favorite part of being a Chamber member is the opportunity to support other local businesses -- whether they be startups, franchises, family-owned or publicly-traded -- it's inspiring to see all that is happening in our community businesses.

T: How does your business make a difference in our community? 

E: Commitment to community: Having a positive impact on our communities is core to the Elliott Davis Decosimo mission. Our firm-wide philanthropy is the United Way, an organization which seeks to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. Elliott Davis Decosimo supports this mission annually. Each of our offices holds a fundraising campaign with themed events, presentations and field trips to local United Way sponsored charities. Educating our people about the needs in our communities has resulted in achieving very high participation from our employees.

In addition to the United Way, each office takes pride in its involvement with projects and organizations on a more local level. Leadership and support of our community is critical to the success and quality of life of our clients and our employees. At Elliott Davis Decosimo, all firm professionals are encouraged to contribute time to not-for-profit organizations as volunteers or leaders.

T: Anything else you’d like to add?

E: Over time, we have consistently sought to maintain a culture that yields a positive impact on our clients, our people and our communities. Culture is the tie that binds our firm together and keeps us all pulling in the same direction. Our values guide us in how we work, how we make decisions and what we do each day.

We are particularly proud to have been ranked in the top five best places to work among large employers in South Carolina (our headquarters location).  We have achieved this ranking in each of the past ten years.


Trend: Why did you decide to host a Chamber networking event?

Helen Ross McNabb Center: Helen Ross McNabb Center’s services are essential to Chattanooga and our goal is to bring awareness to our community about what we offer. By connecting with other businesses and resources in the community, this networking event will provide opportunities to provide HRMC information to potential funders, business owners and help potential clients regarding mental health issues while combating the stigma of those issues. 

T: What is special about your business?

HRMC: The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier not‐for‐profit provider of behavioral health services in Hamilton County. Since 1948, the Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families experiencing mental illness, addiction and social challenges. As the Center celebrates nearly 70 years of providing services to communities in Tennessee, its mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.” 

T: What’s your favorite part of being a Chamber member and why?

HRMC: Being a chamber member has allowed Helen Ross McNabb to connect with several business owners, potential funders and city officials in the community. The networking events and Chamber e-newsletters are a great source of meeting the right people and being a part of the right event.

T: How does your business make a difference in our community?

HRMC: Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier provider of behavioral health in Southeast Tennessee. Our services include:

Children and Youth Services
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Case Management Services
Homeless Outreach
School Based Services (BASIC Program)

Adult Services
Adult Mental Health Services
Case Management Services
Supportive Housing
Peer Support Services (Light House Peer Support Center)
Family Support Services (Building Stable Lives Program)

T: Anything else you’d like to add?

HRMC: The 2017 Scenic City Sporting Clays Tournament is hosted by the Helen Ross McNabb Center, a premier, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health care in East Tennessee. This year’s tournament will be held on May 5 at Benton Sporting Clays, one of the premier Sporting Clay facilities in the Southeast. Proceeds of the tournament will enable the Center to continue the mission of improving the lives of the people we serve; helping children, adults and families with addiction, mental illness and social challenges. This event marks the first tournament in Hamilton County specifically focused on supporting services in Southeast Tennessee.