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Chamber Hosts Membership Renewal Appreciation at O'Charleys

Chamber Hosts Membership Renewal Appreciation at O'Charleys

On June 25, 2015, The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of commerce hosted a Membership Renewal Appreciation at O’Charley’s, located at 902 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon to honor and extend thanks to renewed members for the months of May and June.

The Chamber would like to extend a special thank you to O’Charley’s for being great hosts with a great atmosphere and tasty appetizers, and to all members that attended the event to show support or be honored.

The Chamber appreciates all of its members and will continue striving to show that!

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Annual Summer Scramble and Golden Heroes Golf Tournament Held

Annual Summer Scramble and Golden Heroes Golf Tournament Held

On June 29, 2015, The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Dr. Cary Harbrecht Memorial Summer Scramble and Golden Heroes Classic Golf Tournaments.

This was the 16th year that the Chamber held the tournament in remembrance of Dr. Cary Harbrecht, who became a member of the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce in 1972. Dr. Harbrecht served on the Chamber Board of Directors and as Membership Vice Chair from 1984-1985, served on the General Service Committee, and was founder and chairman of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber Golf Tournament. Dr. Harbrecht passed away approximately two weeks prior to the first annual tournament. Following his passing, the Chamber Board passed a resolution, in his memory, to name the tournament “The Dr. Cary Harbrecht Memorial Golf Tournament”.

As always, time on the green was well spent, just as Dr. Harbrecht would have wished.

The winners of this year’s Golden Heroes Classic were Gary Poling, TJ Mikoletic, Dan McChurch, and Tim Ray and the winners of the Dr. Cary Harbrecht Memorial Summer Scramble were Ray Edwards, Rob Browning, Eric Thompson, and Mark Purvis.

The Chamber would like to extend a big thanks to all tournament sponsors, all tournament participants, to Five Oaks Golf & Country Club for offering a great venue for the tournament, and to anyone else who played a role in making such a great day possible.

Summer Scramble and Golden Heroes Classic Golf Tournament 

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City Chat Allows Citizens to speak with Dignitaries

City Chat Allows Citizens to speak with Dignitaries

On July 8, 2015, The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce gave citizens the opportunity to speak with city dignitaries at the most recent City Chat.

City Chat is an event held each first Wednesday following the first City Council Meeting of each month, and is aimed at providing citizens with the opportunity to hear from, question, or share concerns with the City Mayor and other leaders of our city.

July’s City Chat featured City Economic Development Director Helene Cash, City Finance Director Robert Springer, and Lebanon Police Dept.’s Interim Police Chief Van Hook.

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Grand Re-Opening Ceremony with City Limits Cafe

Grand Re-Opening Ceremony with City Limits Cafe

On July 12, 2015, The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening Ceremony with City Limits Cafe, located at 1717 Cainsville Road, Lebanon.

City Limits, which was placed under new management earlier this year, is a “Meat + 2” that takes pride in offering their customers tasty, southern, home-cooked meals at reasonable prices. They also offer delivery for orders over $10.00.

Pictured are City Limits owners Stacey Kurtz & Dale Holland, City Limits employee staff, Chamber Ambassadors, Chamber President Melanie Minter, and Chamber staff members Andrea Wilke and Tonya Jones.

For more information on City Limits cafe, give them a call at 615-453-9138, visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Limits-Cafe/116097138412157, or drop in and enjoy some of what they have to offer!

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Ribbon Cutting for new Lily Pad Jungle Gym

Ribbon Cutting for new Lily Pad Jungle Gym

On June 23, 2015, The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lebanon conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lily Pad Jungle Gym, located at 406 N Castle Heights Avenue (parking lot behind Academy Plaza).

The Jungle Gym, which is an addition to Don Fox Park, was built by the City of Lebanon and is open for public use.

Pictured above: City Mayor Philip Craighead, City Economic Development Director Helene Cash, City Council Rob Cesternino, City Finance Director Robert Springer, Chamber Chairman John Bradshaw, Chamber President Melanie Minter, and other Chamber Board Members and Ambassadors.

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Hannah Weeks is the 2015 Ernie Garrett Scholarship award recipient

Hannah Weeks is the 2015 Ernie Garrett Scholarship award recipient

On June 23, 2015, Hannah Weeks, a former student of Lebanon High School attended the Education Committee Meeting at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Hannah Weeks is the 2015 Ernie Garrett Scholarship award recipient and plans to attend The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga beginning in the fall. The Chamber would like to congratulate Hannah and wish her the best in all of her future endeavors.

Pictured above (right to left) is Chamber President Melanie Minter, scholarship recipient Hannah Weeks, and Chairman of the Chamber’s Education Committee Scott Jasper.

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The June 18th edition of Jammin' with the General was a blast!!!

The June 18th edition of Jammin' with the General was a blast!!!

The June edition of Jammin' with the General was a blast!!!

The rain held off, good food and beverages were served, Verlon Thompson put on a great show, and several citizens of Lebanon enjoyed an evening of foot tapping and finger snapping!

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee would like to thank vendors, Yazoo Brewing, Two Fat Men, Minutemen Express, and Southern Kitchen. A huge thanks also goes out to event sponsors, Wes Dugan with Farm Bureau Insurance, City of Lebanon, and Historic Lebanon. We also thank Lebanon High School's Band for their assistance with the event set-up/breakdown, and the legendary Verlon Thompson for his phenomenal performance! That's the way we like to jam!!!

The second Jammin’ with the General for this year will be held on July 16th, 2015, with live performance by Resurrection- A Jounrey Tribute.

Pictured above is Verlon Thompson performing amongst the crowd at June 18th’s Jammin’ with the General.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Tennessee Career Center at Wilson County.

The center is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and offers a hands-on educative experience in the areas of Computer Information Technology, Practical Nursing, and will soon offer Machine Tool Technology. The ceremony was held at their new location, 415 Tennessee Blvd, Lebanon, TN.

For more information on how you can begin advancing your education with the Tennessee College of Applied Technology or the Tennessee Career Center at Wilson County, please visit them at their new location or give them a call at (615) 547-1128.

Pictured above is Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto preparing to cut the ribbon at the new Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Tennessee Career Center. He was joined by Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead, Lebanon Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter, Joint Economic Community Development Board Executive Director G.C. Hixson, and TCAT and TCC staff.

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Business After Hours at Heritage Family Care

Business After Hours at Heritage Family Care

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Business After Hours at Heritage Family Care.

Heritage Family Care is a family physicians’ office in Lebanon, TN that is “centered on a passion for preventive health and wellness, which enables them to provide excellent pre-surgical consultations, comprehensive physical exams and office-based procedures. ” The office is located at 115 Winwood Drive, Suite 201, Lebanon, TN.

For more information on their services, please pay them a visit or give them a call at (615)443-6833.

Pictured below (left to right): Chamber President, Melanie Minter, Physicians Assistant, Julie Malkowski, Lead Physician, Dr. John Kane, Director of Physician Outreach and Marketing, Adam Groshans, and Practice Manager, Heather White.

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Business Card Exchange at Anytime Fitness

Business Card Exchange at Anytime Fitness

On June 10, 2015, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Business Card Exchange at Anytime Fitness.

The event offered a great investment of time, as several business connections were made over food and conversation.

The Chamber would like to thank Anytime Fitness for hosting the event at their awesome venue. Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym that is located at 200 Maddox-Simpson Parkway. For more information on the services that Anytime Fitness offers, contact them at (615)444-3484.

The Chamber also extends gratitude to Dave Jose for briefly speaking on avenues that small businesses can take to increase their success. Jose does counseling sessions for small business leaders at the Chamber. For more information, please call the Chamber office at (615)444-5503.

The next Business Card Exchange will be held in July (date and location T.B.A.)

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Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for Chop House on the Green

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for Chop House on the Green

On June 11, 2015, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce conducted a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for Chop House on the Green.

Chop House on the Green is a restaurant located at the Lebanon Golf and Country Club (1300 Coles Ferry Pike) and is open to the public. Chop House offers a fine menu with various options of salads, pizza, sandwiches/wraps, and many other entrée or appetizer selections. They also offer packages including event venue and catering services.

To find out more about Chop House on the Green dining services, the menu, or how you can have them host an event for you, please contact them at (615)715-6045.

Pictured above: Chop House Owner Ann Willits, City Mayor Philip Craighead, Chamber President Melanie Minter, County Commissioner Annette Stafford, and several other Chamber Ambassadors or supporters.

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Tennessee Orthopedics Ground Breaking Ceremony

Tennessee Orthopedics Ground Breaking Ceremony

On June 4, 2015, Dr. Roy Terry and Tennessee Orthopedics held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the facility that they are currently preparing to open in January of 2016.

The new facility, which will be located at 101 Physicians Way, Lebanon, TN, is expected to have the capacity for all of their services (Doctor’s Offices, MRI’s, Physical Therapy, etc.). We look forward to having the new facility in our community!

For more information on Tennessee Orthopedics, contact them at (615)466-5200.

Pictured above is Dr. Roy Terry with Architect Mike Manous and David Pine of Evergreen Construction:

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Wilson County Schools’ Technology Vision

Wilson County Schools’ Technology Vision

Wilson County Schools’ Technology Vision was a program that was hosted by the Wilson County Chambers of Commerce, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown. The event featured two sessions, one in Lebanon and one in Mt. Juliet.

The sessions were aimed to share the vision that Wilson County Schools’ administration has for the advancement of technology in Wilson County Schools and to educate on why it is so important to make that vision a reality. It is said that technology is becoming more pertinent in our society day by day; therefore, it is critical to equip the generations to come with the necessary skills to be successful in a technology-driven world and to offer avenues for them to add technological resources to their learning in schools.

Director of Wilson County Schools Dr. Donna Wright lead the sessions and Principal Jeff Luttrell of Watertown High School joined her to speak at the Lebanon session, while Principal Mel Brown joined and spoke at the Mt. Juliet session. Both sessions were successful and very informative.

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Chamber NetWORKS hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber NetWORKS hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber NetWORKS was hosted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on June 3. Chamber NetWORKS is a new business networking event and opportunity designed for busy professionals whose success is driven by high quality referrals!

Each Chamber NetWORKS is held at Mo’Cara Restaurant, which is located at 1331 West Main Street Suite A, Mockingbird Center, Lebanon, TN 37087. The next Chamber NetWORKS will be held on June 17 at 11:30am.

To find out more information on how you can engage in this opportunity, please call the Chamber Office at (615)444-5503.

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The first City Chat hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

The first City Chat hosted by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce

The first City Chat was hosted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on June 3.

City Chat was created to give citizens of Lebanon the opportunity to speak with, ask questions to, and hear plans from City Mayor Craighead and other city dignitaries. Each City Chat will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am.

Joining the mayor at this month’s City Chat was City Director of Economic Development Helene Cash, along with Mike Justice and William Glover representing the city Emergency Services. Great questions were asked, great answers were given and valuable information was shared about our city. 

The next City Chat will be held on July 8, 2015 at 8:30am at the Chamber office.

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Tennessee Orthopedics Therapy Services hosted a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Ceremony

Tennessee Orthopedics Therapy Services hosted a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Ceremony

Pictured above: Dr. Roy Terry, Tennessee Orthopedics Therapists and supporters, Chamber President Melanie Minter, Chamber Chairman of the Board John Bradshaw, City Mayor Phillip Craighead, State Representative Mark Pody, and Chamber Ambassadors.

On Friday, May 29, 2015, Tennessee Orthopedics Therapy Services hosted a Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Ceremony that was conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Tennessee Orthopedic Services specializes in post-injury or post-accident recovery and they are a great addition to the community of Lebanon, as they aim to “provide the highest and most professional level of care and patients services available.”

If you are in need of physical therapy or simply want to know more about Tennessee Orthopedics, please feel free to give them a call at (615)466-5200, or visit them at their new location, 1029 West Main Street, Suite K, Lebanon, TN!

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Santa Domingo baseball team of the Dominican Republic Comes To Lebanon

Santa Domingo baseball team of the Dominican Republic Comes To Lebanon

Pictured above with the Dominican students and coaches are the American students that hosted them, Chamber President Melanie Minter, and Sports Council members, Ginny Patterson, Jeff Gannon, and David McKinney. McKinney and Gannon were most responsible for putting this weekend together!

During the weekend of May 28-May 31, Lebanon Youth Baseball and the Wilson County Sports Council, a division of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed several student-athletes from The Dominican Republic.

The Santa Domingo baseball team of the Dominican Republic spent 3 days in the U.S. that were life-changing for them, as well as the families that hosted them. The Chamber’s Sports Council hosted the students, offering them a chance to engage in competition against the American youth of Wilson County, but also offering the chance to engage in a weekend full of cultural exchange outside of baseball. They participated in activities like swimming, going to the zoo, attending a Nashville Sounds game, and actually living with American families! What a well-spent weekend!

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank each family that hosted a Dominican child and anyone else that played a role in this experience being offered.

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Taters of Lebanon Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

Taters of Lebanon Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening

Pictured above: Tater's owners, John and Amy Wagner, Chamber President/CEO, Melanie Minter, and Chamber Chairman of the Board, John Bradshaw!

Taters of Lebanon has one of the most unique and crave-satisfying menus of all restaurants. Their Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony was held on May 21, 2015. Owners John and Amy Wagner are excited about their business and the positive response from the community!

For more information on how you can get your uniquely topped "Tater," call (615)784-4178 or visit them at 311 W Main St. Lebanon, TN!

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Locks and Lashes Business After Hours & Open House

Locks and Lashes Business After Hours & Open House

Pictured above (left to right): Chamber Office Coordinator, Tonya Jones, Chamber Vice-President, Andrea Wilke, Chamber President, Melanie Minter, Chamber Chairman of the Board, John Bradshaw, Locks & Lashes Owner/Master Barber, Haley Herbert, and Locks & Lashes Salon Manager/Cosmetologist, Jessica Dodds!

A great time was spent at Locks and Lashes Barber and Studio of Mt. Juliet on May 21, 2015! Locks & Lashes held a Business After Hours and Open House in conjunction with The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. The event was a great opportunity for them to show off all of the great assets that their business has to offer. Their services include hair stylings, waxings, make-up, personal care lessons, and several others things that are considered spa, beauty, or personal care services.

Call (615)754-LASH to set up your appointment with Locks and Lashes today!

 

 

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The “Go Johnny Go 5k 10k Run/Walk and Kids Color Run”

The “Go Johnny Go 5k 10k Run/Walk and Kids Color Run”

The “Go Johnny Go 5k 10k Run/Walk and Kids Color Run”, sponsored by The Wilson County Sports Council, was held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Sports Village, 1735 West Main Street, Lebanon Tennessee. The course was certified for both runners and walkers, and there were many attendees for the run/walk and all kids loved the color fun run! All proceeds went to the Johnny Keel Wellness Foundation to fund upcoming fitness stations at the Don Fox Community Park!

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