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.
“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.
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.
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.
Urban Mills Promotions, located at Suite 4-100 in The Mill at Lebanon, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 9. Owner Ramona Welch was joined by staff, friends, family, and Chamber staff and representatives for the early evening ceremony, which included light refreshments and promotional giveaways.
Wilkie's Outfitters, located at 110 Public Square, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 1. The store is owned and operated by Wes and Britney Wilkerson and specializes in clothing and outdoors equipment. The couple has completely renovated the inside and outside of the store over their last six months in business. They were joined by friends and family, local elected officials, and Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and staff for the ribbon cutting.
New Chamber member GT Towing, located at 723 North Cumberland Street, Suite 103, hosted a ribbon cutting on Saturday, November 14. Chamber of Commerce staff members and State Representative Mark Pody joined GT Towing employees, family, and friends for the ceremony, which was followed by a lunch of barbecue, hamburgers, and hotdogs.
The Edward Jones Investments office located at 1670 West Main Street, Suite 150 held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the morning of November 12 to welcome new Financial Advisor Laura Headley. Edward Jones staff members were joined by Chamber of Commerce staff and representatives and Lebanon City Mayor Philip Craighead for the event.
John Sergent of First Tennessee Bank recently presented a check to Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Melanie Minter and Vice President of Operations Andrea Wilke for the Chamber Building Program. The donation contributes to First Tennessee’s commitment to pay costs associated with major renovations of the Chamber building.
Thank you, First Tennessee Bank!
A school grand opening and dedication was held at Carroll-Oakland School on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8. The newly-renovated facility is located at 4664 Hunters Point Pike. Modifications made to the building and grounds cost over $13 million and include a loop drive to help avoid traffic back-up on the highway, a drainage system installed in the playground area, outdoor LED lighting, and a beautiful gym, complete with a stage for performances and seating for close to 1,000 students.