The Importance of Building Relationships During a Crisis: With Williamson, INC.

Jul 23, 2020 at 03:02 pm by RMGadmin


COVID-19 descended upon our community in early March, bringing with it fear and uncertainty. Our team at Williamson, Inc. has worked tirelessly to serve the local business community and guide you through these unprecedented challenges. Our work is about more than just business; it is about relationships. This has driven us to find innovative ways to support you during this time.

On March 5th, the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the Tennessee was announced in Williamson County. Our team made an immediate shift to focus on the present needs including facilitating a conversation between business executives and Williamson County Emergency Management that very day. Shortly thereafter, we released our community impact survey to our membership of over 1,300 businesses. Those survey responses helped us advocate for the local business community and provide informative events and necessary resources through the COVID-19 page on our website. We invite you to explore those resources at There you will find many helpful tools, including a list of local providers of personal protective equipment.

Since early March, our team has hosted more than twenty-five virtual events including our first-ever virtual ribbon cutting. We have also provided consulting for small business owners as they walked through the application process of the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP), provided exposure for our members through our social media platforms and facilitated direct communication with elected officials and the small business administration.

As our community begins a phased reentry and recovery efforts, we invite you to join Williamson, Inc. A Williamson, Inc. membership will give you critical, up-to-date information, invaluable exposure and a multitude of resources. For more information about membership, visit or contact Renee Shafer at

We have walked with you, and we will continue to walk alongside you as we rebuild and recover from this crisis. Learn more about Williamson, Inc.’s people, events and information about joining by calling 615.771.1912 or by visiting