Business of the Week
Congratulations to the Business of the Week
May 20th- 24th
our Business of the Week
sponsored by Chick-Fil-A Tullahoma.
They been supporting the Chamber since 2003! Thank you for your support.
Rebecca M Bordenet-French
General Manager at MCCCC since December 2015, In retail/ service management and community events since 2002, largest workforce I have ever overseen is 115 people.
Managing Day to Day operations
Maintenance of facility
Budgeting and adherence
Marketing of print and social media
Industry communication and extension for services beyond food serivce
Liaison to hotels for community and service issues
Tourism and hospitality associations and participation
Cleaned up nineteen audit violations over 3 years, increased profit, cash flow, and decreased expenses over last three years, implemented employee handbook, best practices, standard training, implemented industry standards for food and service.
I serve as President for Partners for Healing, Tullahoma, Vice Chair for the Coffee County Childcare Center, Manchester, CCHS Advisory Committee, Manchester, and a member of the VFW Auxiliary post 4188.
We have a workforce program to help reduce recidivism, employ people with learning or physical barriers, and co-op with the school for work ready job skills. The center currently employs 10 high school students. The center works with CCHS Culinary classes and vocational rehab.
MCCCC was created in 2001 to generate significant economic benefits for Tennessee's mid state area by expanding business opportunities and hosting local, regional, and national event, meetings, conventions, trade shows, civic and private events in a superior facility, supported by a talented and professional full service staff.
The center caters, has a full culinary team, in house decor, and bar services.
On staff we have three certified event planners, one certified chef, one employee with basic economic development, multiple college degrees between staff members, and several employees currently attending Motlow State, TCAT, and MTSU.
Fiscal year to date the center has had 29,410 visitors, contributed to 4,313 hotel rooms, and hosted 294 events including 87 events from outside Coffee County. The fiscal year ends July 1.
MCCCC received an award from the American Culinary Federation in 2014, and an award from the Manchester Tourism Commission in 2016.
The center was awarded a $50,000 grant from the state of Tennessee department of Tourism and Economic Development in which the center built an outdoor venue to host weddings, team building activities, and outdoor ceremonies. If you haven't seen the venue come take a look! Chairs and bricks are available to purchase to help support the growth of the venue.
The center was awarded a grant from Bonnaroo Works Fund for $44,000 to install solar panels on the roof of MCCCC. The center works on sustainability efforts throughout the year including eliminating all Styrofoam products in the building, only using paper or aluminum straws, using recyclable plastics or biodegradable paper products, we changed landscaping to heat enduring plants that don’t need watering otherwise. We encourage filtered water instead of bottled water. (Single use plastic reduction program including not using single serve packets of items), Tinted the workplace windows, transitioned to led lighting as old units need replacing or old bulbs burn out, lights are only used in rooms where people are present, same with heat or air. Lastly we shop local first for things like printing, and small produce orders. We also buy made in tn products before going outside the state. and lastly we switched from bleached white processed paper towels to brown paper towels that don't go thru a chemical process.