Industry Appreciation Day 2018

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Division joined Vice-Chairperson Michael Moscardelli in thanking Lochinvar, LLC for their continued support in our community. Eddie Goodwin, Senior V.P. of A.O. Smith and President & General Manager of Lochinvar spoke on behalf of the company. Chamber Chairman J.B. Owens and President Melanie Minter presented the banner honoring Lochinvar for Industry Appreciation Day. Thank you to Vanderbilt Health for sponsoring the event.

            Lochinvar Corp. dates back to 1939, when Walter Vallett, Sr. founded the Walter Vallett Company. Today Lochinvar continues their leadership position in the industry. As a part of A.O. Smith Corporation, the corporate headquarters is located here in Lebanon, with a continuous development of new, innovative products that keeps the industry moving forward.

            A member of the Chamber since 1998, Lochinvar continues to support Chamber and community programs. We appreciate their continued support of our golf tournament, building program, and the Books from Birth program.

            Lochinvar was congratulated with cake for their employees, and a banner to show that they were recognized for Industry Appreciation Day.

 

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            Michael Moscardelli Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Chairperson, and Eddie Goodwin, Senior V.P. of A.O. Smith and President & General Manager of Lochinvar.

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            Chamber Economic Development committee members and Lochinvar employees.

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Best All Around Student Athlete Awards Luncheon

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council Division held the Best All Around Student Athlete Awards Luncheon at Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel on May 11, 2018. One male and one female athlete from each high school in Wilson County were nominated by their Athletic Director, Coach, or Principal. Students are nominated for their outstanding academic and athletic qualities.

The nominated students from each school were:

Hailey Pittman and Jackson Cherry from Friendship Christian School

Macy Lee and Noah Mulaski from Lebanon High School

Marcella Gallione and Dawson Perry from Mt. Juliet Christian Academy

Brittany Ellmore and Cade Hoppe from Mt. Juliet High School

Brenna Luttrell and Owen Queen from Watertown High School

Ashley Foster and Baylor Franklin from Wilson Central High School

From the nominees, one male and one female were chosen to receive a $1,500 scholarship to the school of their choice. A Committee was chosen to review the scholarships and make a decision on specific qualifications. Ashley Foster and Noah Mulaski were selected to receive the $1,500 scholarships. The scholarships are funded by the Two Rivers Ford Open Bass Tournament hosted by the Wilson County Sports Council.

                The guest speaker for the event was retired NFL player Craig Colquitt. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Craig is a former American football punter who spent eight seasons in the National Football League with the Pittsburg Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts. He was a member of two Super Bowl Champions with the Steelers in 1978 and 1979. He is the father of two current NFL punters, Dustin and Britton Colquitt. He and his sons played football at the University of Tennessee.

                This event is held annually and is open to the public.

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Sports Council Vice Chairperson Adam Maxwell, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber President and CEO Melanie Minter, Noah Mulaski, Ashley Foster, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber Chairman of the Board J.B. Owens.

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Baylor Franklin, Dawson Perry, Marcella Gallione, Brittany Ellmore, Hailey Pittman.

Back Row

Owen Queen, Cade Hoppe, Jackson Cherry, Macy Lee, Brenna Luttrell

 

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Body Kneads Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Body Kneads held a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee on May 10th at 10 a.m. 

 

Heather Hull was joined by Senator Mark Pody, along with Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board J.B. Owens, and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

 

They are located at 1050 Hamilton Springs Blvd #200 by the Hamilton Station Apartments.

 

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2018 Chamber Membership Event

Membership drive blog

On January 23rd, 2018 the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce added 325 new members thanks the the Membership Event. We want to thank everyone that volunteered to help us with this event. We also want to thank all 325 new members for joining the Chamber! Here is a full list of all the new members.

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My Place Hotel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

My Place Hotel hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on January 11th at 3:30 p.m.

Ali Rahimi and Kent Miller were joined My Place employees, Senator Mark Pody, City of Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, along with Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board J.B. Owens, and Chamber Vice President Andrea Wilke, and Chamber Members and Ambassadors.

The Lebanon location is the first My Place hotel in Tennessee.

My Place Economy Extended Stay is located at 1004 Cumberland Center Blvd. in Lebanon.

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Lebanon Senior Citizens Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Lebanon Senior Citizens Center held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce sponsored by BankTennessee on Wednesday December 6th at 2:30 pm. The new addition will be a major improvment of operations at the Senior Center. They are located at 670 Coles Ferry Pike. 

Patti Watts was joined by State Representative Mark Pody, City of Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Jud Nave, and Chamber Ambassadors.

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Small Business Saturday Prize Basket Winner

The winner of the Small Business Saturday Prize Basket is Kay Gass of Lebanon. The prize is a basket of goods from over 30 local businesses valued at $1,077. The Small Business Saturday event Basket winner checked in at Bloem Kind Boutique at The Mill at Lebanon. Over 400 check-ins were logged at a variety of stores on Small Business Saturday. The winner is notified by the Chamber of Commerce a week after the event. The Square Merchants were a part of a digital marketing campaign for Small Business Saturday. This is the 2nd year of a shop small focus through partnership of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, The City of Lebanon, and Historic Lebanon. We encourage everyone to continue to shop small and continue the community experience through the holiday season. 

Kay Gass explained her enjoyment from the shopping event. “Our family enjoyed an exciting shopping day in our community. The stores were packed and the experience was fun.” 

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Pictured: Left- Kay Gass, Winner of the Prize Basket; Right- Rachel Carlton, Owner of Bloem Kind Boutique

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Lebanon Christmas Parade to Begin Holiday Season with a Great Amount of Cheer

Lebanon Christmas Parade to Begin Holiday Season with a Great Amount of Cheer

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lebanon are proud to announce the 2017 Lebanon Christmas Parade, scheduled for December 3.

This year’s theme is “Christmas Movies Come to Life.” Participants are encouraged to choose a Christmas Movie theme for their entry.

The 2017 Grand Marshal will be famed country music artist and actress Irlene Mandrell.

Irlene Mandrell was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the youngest sister of the world famous country trio, The Mandrell Sisters.  Irlene and her sisters come from a musical family. She began playing the drums professionally when she was eleven.  Irlene is a Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars inductee. She has received many awards including two comedy acts of the year awards from Music City News.

 Though music has always been her mainstay, Irlene has enjoyed an extraordinarily varied career as an actress, model and performer.  Her first television series, Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters that aired on NBC and also in the UK, had forty million viewers.  The show featured good-humored interplay between Irlene and her sisters. 

Irlene’s television credits also include a guest appearance on The Love Boat and appearances on a variety of game shows and talk shows including Hollywood Squares, The Match Game, Tattletales, Password Plus, The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show, Bright Lights & Country Nights, This Week in Country Music, Oprah and many others. She also starred in the country variety series Hee Haw for its last eight years.

In addition to her many stage and television appearances, Irlene has enjoyed great success as a spokesperson.  She has pitched products to millions of American homes; these products include Swift Premium Brown & Serve, , Smith and Wesson firearms, Lea Furniture, Realtree Accents,  Country Crock Margarine, ChoiceDek, Cover Girl and 9 West shoes, Harmony Guitars, Natures youth and  Allied Home Medical. 

Currently she is working on an inspirational book that includes stories about her family.  She is also releasing an album with her daughters singing backup and her son drumming. This album will be dedicated to those who serve our Country.

The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. at the former Lebanon High School location on Harding Drive. Traveling Park Avenue to East Main Street, around the Lebanon Square, exiting to West Main Street, ending at Liberty State Bank and DT McCall & Sons on West Main Street.

Float entries are strongly encouraged. The cost to participate in the parade is $25 per entry. Participants may request to be judged on overall appearance, creativity and adherence to theme for a chance to win cash prizes in one of five divisions: Church, Commercial, Civic, Youth, and Horse. Applications are available online at www.lebanonwilsonchamber.com/chamber-events/lebanon-christmas-parade or at the Chamber office, located at 149 Public Square.

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Watertown Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Watertown Elementary held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee on November 5th at 2:00 pm. The school celebrated its new rennovations to the elemantary school. Their location is 751 W Main St, Watertown. 

Principal Anita Christian was joined by Local Dignitaries and Students of Watertown Elementary.

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MidTenn Primary Care Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

MidTenn Primary Care were host a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on October 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Helen Fisher-Thorne was joined by family and friends, City of Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter, Chamber Members and Ambassadors.

Helen is very passionate about her new primary care facility stating " She wants to be different from others in the community. Her doors will open at 6:00 a.m. every morning"!

MidTenn Primary Care is located at 701 Park Ave. in Lebanon.For more information, contact Thorne and staff at 615-547-6699.

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Parks Realty and Auction

Parks Realty and Auction hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on October 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Bob Parks, John Higgins, and Allen Shehane were joined City of Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the board Jud Nave, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber President Melanie Minter, and Chamber Ambassadors.

Their location is 728 West Main Street in Lebanon.

For more information visit www.parksathome.com.

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Taylord Fitness Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Taylord Fitness hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 30th at 10:00 a.m.

Will Taylor was joined his family and friends, along with Lebanon Wilson County Chamber Board Members and Ambassadors. Will opened a new gym in the community.

Taylord Fitness is located at 1316 W. Baddour Pkwy in Lebanon.

For more information visit www.taylordfitness.org.

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Raelee's Legacy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 Raelee’s Legacy hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 23th at 2:00 p.m.

Heather Parris was joined family and friends. They opened a new playground in the community.

Raelee’s Legacy is a non profit organization with a goal to bring enough awareness and education to the medical community and to families so that Febrile Seizures do not take the life of another child.

For more information visit www.raeleeslegacy.org.

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This That & The Other Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

This That & The Other hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 23th at 10:30 a.m.

Clayton and Vita Adcock were joined by State Representative Mark Pody, City of Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

This That & The Other is a new boutique on Lebanon’s Historic Square at 107 S. Cumberland St, in Lebanon.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/thisthattheother2017.

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HoneyBee Tennessee Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

HoneyBee Tennessee hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 20th at 11:00 a.m.

Jessica Dodds was joined by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Jud Nave, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

Honeybee Tennessee is to educate communities on the important role honeybees play in agriculture and in our environment

 For more information visit www.facebook.com/HoneyBeeTennessee.

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Keith Edmonds Foundation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Keith Edmonds Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 19th at 5:00 p.m.

Keith Edmonds was joined by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Jud Nave, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

Their new location at 155 Legends Dr. Suite N. Lebanon, TN, 37087.

The Keith Edmonds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to empower and assist children who have become victims of child abuse and neglect, as well as adult survivors of child abuse.

For more information visit www.keithedmondsfoundation.org.

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Beauty Boutique Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Beauty Boutique hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 15th at 3:30 p.m.

Necole Bell was joined by Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

Beauty Boutique’s newly renovated location at 107 Signature Pl. Lebanon, TN, 37087.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/beautyboutiquetn or www.beautyboutiquetn.com.

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3:Sixteen Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

3:Sixteen hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on September 6th at 3:16 p.m.

Mandy Winfree and Amber Cowan were joined by Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

3:Sixteen location is at 108 East Main Street in Lebanon. 3:Sixteen is a new boutique on Lebanon's Historic Square.

For more information visit their Facebook.

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The Beauty Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Beauty Room hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by BankTennessee conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on August 17 at 3:30 p.m.

Toni Ann Moss was joined by Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Jud Nave, Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter, and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

The Beauty Room specializes in skin and hair care with a boutique included. They're located at 365 S. Hartmann Dr. Suite 100 in Lebanon.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/thebeautyroomtn

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Lebanon Special School District Ribbon Cutting

Lebanon Special School District opened their new administrative office building on July 25th. The new building is located at 397 N. Castle Heights Ave, Lebanon. Scott Benson was joined by many members of the LSSD staff and community. Also by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Jud Nave, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

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