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Are you a member? Are you involved?  Membership in your local chamber offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and marketplace.

  According a research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

  Membership brings credibility to your business - Increases your visibility in the community - Creates networking opportunities – offers a voice - business contacts - chamber newsletters - customer referrals - Chamber events and programs - promotions and publicity.

  How does all that sound?  Your success is our success and we are anxious to welcome you as a part of the team. Call me to discuss more details, 615-444-5503.

Andrea K. Wilke
Vice President Membership & Finance

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Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration 2017 (Fly Me To The Moon)

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Celebration was held February 2, 2017 at the new Wilson County Exposition Center.  Members were welcomed by Chamber Ambassadors, staff and Board of Directors. Annual awards were presented to local businesses, organizations and community leaders.

Those recognized at the annual membership meeting and awards celebration were:

Bob Black

  Business Person Of The Year –  Bob Black




Sam Chaple 

   Industrialist Of The Year –Manheim - Sam Chaple



Carlton Beall


   Corporate Friend Of Education –   Chick-Fil-A : Carlton Beall




Cumberland Univ


   Friend Of Education –  Cumberland University



Tony Bates



   Tapped By Tourism –  Tony Bates




Ron Pavan

   The Lebanon Wilson County Sports Council Award -  Ron Pavan



Betty Fleming

   Ambassador Of The Year – Betty Fleming




Diana Cavender

   Volunteer Of The Year – Diana Cavender



Retailer Of The Year –  Ed & Glenda Riley

The Cedar Tree Awards Were Established In 1983 By The Beautification Committee Of The Chamber Of Commerce To Encourage And Recognize Property Owners Or Leaseholders Who Excel In Preserving Or Improving The Physical Environment Of Wilson County. Those recognized for 2017 are:

1.            The Best new professional or commercial building, completed this year: Tennessee Orthopedics

2.            The Best structure converted to a commercial use or significant structural addition or  restoration of a commercial or professional building completed this year: Cumberland Animal Hospital

3.            The Best improvement of land usage to enhance the areas aesthetic or quality of life completed this year:  The Wilson County Exposition Center

4.            The Best restoration or preservation of a historical site:  Venue 142

Special Awards were presented to Dr. Jim Newman for newly renovated offices at  Newman Dental & Associates and Bates Ford for their newly Renovated showroom and service department.

Special Recognition were given to First United Methodist Church for their Columbarium and Memorial Garden. A visible sign of the church caring for it’s members from birth until eternal life.

Julie Wilson and Heather at Body Kneads, Etc. were recognized for  winning the Rising Star Award.  Body Kneads has been a proud member of the Lebanon Wilson Chamber since 2010. The Rising Star award is given annually by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to the company that best exemplifies not only business success, but an outstanding working relationship with the TSBDC and use of the services it provides.

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce celebrates your success!




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