On July 11, Workforce Essentials celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a lunch at the Nashville City Club. In recognition of the seven individuals that have been with the company throughout its history, Board Chairman, Roy Apple praised the work that has been accomplished over the years. For 20 years of service Chairman Apple and Mayor Holt presented the honorees with a Seiko watch.
Workforce Essentials made a major announcement in July regarding the purchase of property in Clarksville. The Leaf Chronicle reported:
Clarksville-based Workforce Essentials Inc. has acquired the Madison Street Church of Christ property and will be consolidating its administrative offices there along with the Tennessee Career Center in a matter of months.
For Workforce Essentials, the move enables the award-winning job training and employer solutions agency to have its own building.
Workforce Essentials currently has administrative offices at 110 Main St., while the Career Center is on Pageant Lane in Veterans Plaza.
“We’ve been in downtown Clarksville for 20 years,” said Workforce Essentials President Marla Rye, “and over time our board decided that it would be a good idea to look at something we could buy, and house the Tennessee Career Center and administrative offices under one roof. The site will be conveniently located on Madison Street, not far from Austin Peay (State University).”
“We had actually been looking for a new location for quite some time and just kept coming back to the church downtown,” she said, adding that the Madison Street site offers ample parking for Workforce Essentials and the Career Center.
After the Church of Christ congregation officially exits the Madison Street building, extensive renovations will begin there, with an anticipated completion by November 2013, Rye said.