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Sponsorship Opportunities

        At the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber, we are committed to engaging, connecting and nurturing people by providing a spirit of enthusiasm for Lebanon and Wilson County. Without you, our dedicated members, these community services would not be possible. Throughout Wilson County, there are many events that are organized by the Chamber. These events are made possible by our sponsorship opportunities. With a wide variety of sponsorships, you will easily be able to find an event that has special meaning to you or your business. Thank you for your willingness to support our community and advance Wilson County in any way possible. Your support will be recognized and your contribution will improve the quality of life in Lebanon and Wilson County.

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Women in the Lead

            The Lebanon Wilson Chamber provides various ways to improve and connect our community. Women in the Lead is a program that gathers once every other month to discuss different issues that women commonly face. The overall goal of the program is to encourage women in the business world and promote communication among one another. During each meeting, a different topic is discussed, each relating to Health & Wellness, Finances, or Balancing Home & Work Life. Each speaker not only encourages growth professionally but also encourages growth as an individual.

 

            The next Lunch & Learn will take place on February 14, 2019. If interested in the Women in the Lead 2019 dates, go to the event calendar for more details.

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Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Celebration

               Each year, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce plans a meeting and celebration for all members to attend. The event will begin with collaboration and dinner, then members will attend a brief meeting, followed by the swearing-in of the upcoming Board of Directors. The following awards will be presented:

  • Ambassador of the Year
  • Retailer of the Year/Shop Small Business Award
  • Industrialist of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Friend of Education
  • Lifetime Member Award
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Lebanon Wilson County Sports Council Award
  • Non Profit of Excellence Award
  • Woman of Excellence
  • Cedar Tree Awards

              The Chamber looks forward to this event all year round. We love being able to recognize our members and the hard work of our dedicated volunteers.

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Membership

                Thank you for being a member and investing in your chamber. The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce strives to make Wilson County a better place to live, work and raise a family. You can be a part of this mission by serving on one of our seven committees. Our committees,  roundtables (healthcare and  non-profit), and programs (young professionals, women in the lead) could give you a place to belong and help you develop prominent relationships. Your Chamber believes in recognizing your creativity, determination, and commitment that makes a difference in our community.

                Your Chamber’s goal is to connect individuals and businesses for economic prosperity throughout Wilson County. Through the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber, you will be able to build your business visibility, recruitment, and expansion. You have the option to host or attend Business Card Exchanges that provide a way for members to connect with one another. Your Chamber also offers a variety of services and resources, which allows your business to remain at the forefront of today’s economy.

                Explore our website to discover more about our networking opportunities, committees, and roundtables. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining our organization Click Here.

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Chamber Office Renovations

          After almost a year of construction, the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber Office renovations are finally complete! Our newly updated building now includes a social hub that is open to all members during our office hours. If you missed our open house on December 20th, feel free to stop by and experience the new look of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

          Thank you to our Capital Campaign Building Investors for making this possible, and to our members for a wonderful open house!

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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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Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce Groundbreaking

Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce Groundbreaking

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce was proud to join the Mt. Juliet Chamber at 2:29 p.m. on Feburary 29 for a groundbreaking ceremony at what will be the location of the Mt. Juliet Chamber's new office location.

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Business Card Exchange - Wilson Co. CASA

Business Card Exchange - Wilson Co. CASA

Wilson County CASA hosted a Business Card Exchange at their office, located at 111 Castle Heights Avenue. CASA Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Smith and Director Cathey Sweeney (pictured above) welcomed the group in attendance, described the CASA program, and concluded with an invitation to a pancake breakfast on March 12 to benefit the volunteer-based child advocacy program.

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2016 Chamber Awards Winners

The 2016 Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration took place at The Mill at Lebanon on the evening of February 9. The format of the night was different than years past, beginning with a more intimate awards ceremony prior to the larger banquet. The celebration concluded in true party style, with the Blues Brokers performing live music for the last hour of the night.

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Wilson Co Schools Teacher of the Month

Wilson Co Schools Teacher of the Month

“We are not afraid of working above and beyond. In fact, that is what defines us.” — Brian Cleary

This quote by Cleary, a teacher in the Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington, perhaps best describes a new honor being bestowed on a teacher each month by Wilson County Schools and the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Adrenaline Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting

Adrenaline Bar & Grill Ribbon Cutting

Owners and staff of Adrenaline Bar & Grill were joined by Chamber staff and representatives and City of Lebanon officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony at their restaurant, located at 200 Maddox Simpson Parkway, Suite A on Thursday, February 11.

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Vibe Auto Ribbon Cutting

Vibe Auto Ribbon Cutting

Chamber representatives, local officials, and community members joined the owners and staff of Vibe Auto for a ribbon cutting at the newly-opened car lot on Monday, February 8.

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Economic Development Lunch & Learn

Economic Development Lunch & Learn

The Chamber's Economic Development Committee hosted a Lunch & Learn featuring TN Commissioner of Economic Development Randy Boyd on Thursday, January 28 at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.

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Lebanon Municipal Airport Groundbreaking

Lebanon Municipal Airport Groundbreaking

Local officials along with Chamber and community members attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, January 29 at the site of the Lebanon Municipal Airport's new terminal.

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Rockie Williams Groundbreaking

Rockie Williams Groundbreaking

On Wednesday, January 27, members of the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce staff joined new Chamber member Rockie Williams Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram as ground was broken at the future home of the company's new dealership.

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January Renewal Recognition

January Renewal Recognition

The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Renewal Recognition reception on Thursday, January 21, 2016. We appreciate our new members and those who have recently renewed!

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Ribbon Cutting - Hartmann Factory Store

Ribbon Cutting - Hartmann Factory Store

On Wednesday, January 13, Hartmann Factory Store, located at 1303 West Baddour Parkway, held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Edward Jones - Lankford Ribbon Cutting

Edward Jones - Lankford Ribbon Cutting

Edward Jones Financial Advisor John Lankford held a grand opening and ribbon cutting at his new branch location on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

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Jessy's Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Jessy's Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Jessy's, located just off the Square at 104 South College Street, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 8, with the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

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Ribbon Cutting - CPA Consulting Group

Ribbon Cutting - CPA Consulting Group

CPA Consulting Group, PLLC held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber at their new Lebanon location on Wednesday, December 16. The Nashville-based firm was founded by Cathy Werthan (pictured at center), who was on-site to cut the ribbon at the new office, located at 104 West Main Street, just off the Lebanon square. Lebanon native John Foutch (pictured to the right of Werthan) will be managing the local office.

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