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A Place Called Home
Lee Anne Farmer Lowrance
404-C College St, Suite D
Dickson, TN 37055
AFLAC District Office
204 Main St., Suite 24
Dickson, TN 37055
Dickson Co. Craig Morgan Foundation
Ted Williams, Chairman
719 E. College St.
Dickson, TN 37055
Dickson Sportsman Store
586 Highway 46 S.
Dickson, TN 37055
First Baptist Church
2501 Highway 70 E.
Dickson, TN 37055
Parker Mortgage Group
318 E. College St., Suite 305
Dickson, TN 37055
Radon Remedy, LLC
300 Luther Rd.
Dickson, TN 37055
Center for Dental Excellence
Dickson Funeral Home
Nashville State Community College
National Council on Aging
Parker Peery Properties
Pomona Baptist Church
Reading Rock Books
Select Physical Therapy
Jerry Smith, Attorney
Welcome to Dickson Greeters
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WHO ARE WE?
The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization that works to promote the welfare of our community through all aspects., including the economic well-being of our Dickson community. We are governed by a board of directors.
We were established in 1921, and for nearly a century have continued to coordinate the talents and energies of business, industry and individuals alike to make our county a better place to live, to work and to visit.
OCTOBER ECONOMIC DATA
Click here to download a copy of the October Economic Data
Chamber Board of Directors
July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014
Ted Williams, Chair
Steve Scherer, Chair-Elect
Water Authority of Dickson County
Allegra Print & Imaging
Dickson County Industrial Board
Middle TN Mortgage
Banker's Title & Escrow Dickson, LLC
Farm Bureau Insurance
Reading Rock Books
David Martin Creative Services
Three Creeks Farm
Bank of Dickson
Tidwell & Faulks
Director of Membership Services
Education Edge & Leadership DC
The people and places that make Dickson County uniquely wonderful.
THE ROXY'S HOMETOWN HISTORY
In 2001, the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce sent out a survey to residents of Dickson and surrounding counties and the answers caught Belinda Daniel and Gary Daniel's eye. Overwhelmingly, survey responses indicated that Dickson County needed its own movie theater and Belinda and Gary decided to make it happen.
The Roxy is owned by Belinda Daniel and Gary Daniel and is a hometown movie theater that opened almost 11 years ago when Belinda made a phone call to former Nashville news anchor Chris Clark who had originally moved to Nashville to open several movie theaters in town. Speaking from his experience, he told Belinda that he thought a theater in Dickson would be successful. Belinda and Gary sold the retail stores they owned at the time and bought the property The Roxy sits on today to begin the year long process of building the theater.
The Roxy opened its doors on Valentine's Day 2003 and has served as Dickson County's hometown theater ever since. The Roxy is not a franchise theater, it is still privately owned by Belinda and Gary and they work with a Memphis based film buyer to get new releases straight from Hollywood. When The Roxy first opened, 35 mm films were still being used but by April 2012 the theater completed a digital upgrade and is now 100% state of the art digital.
If you have been to The Roxy you have noticed the mural of old Hollywood's favorite stars. The wall behind the ticket booths is covered with a mural of famous actors like Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor and more. In the middle of the mural are the characters from the Wizard of Oz, this has special significance to the owners because they believe there truly is no place like home here in Dickson County. The mural was originally Belinda's idea, but price quotes she received from area artists almost kept the mural from coming to life. Through a conversation with a friend, Belinda got in touch with the mural's artist who had done paintings for Opryland Hotel and the dream of an old Hollywood mural became a reality.
If you've ever wondered how The Roxy got its name, the story is a combination of events in both Belinda and Gary's lives. On a trip to New York City, Belinda visited the first walk-in movie theater in NYC and its name was The Roxy. Gary had fond memories of a theater in college that was also named The Roxy and they decided to name Dickson's theater after these great memories. Belinda and Gary later found out that there had been a theater in downtown Dickson named, you guessed it, The Roxy.
The Roxy is open Monday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00p.m. To enjoy the latest movies here at home, contact The Roxy at (615) 441-8781 or visit their website at www.roxymovietheater.com.
There will be no luncheon in December.
Plan to join us for the January luncheon on Monday, January 13th at noon at Events on Main.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Pinnacle Financial Partners is hosting a Chamber Business After Hours on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at their Bank location at 501 Highway 46 South in Dickson. Stop by and network with fellow Chamber members and meet the staff at Pinnacle Financial Partners!
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Stop by the Chamber office on Tuesday, December 17th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for our Christmas Open House. You don't want to miss the prizes and fun!
Radon Remedy, LLC was established in August of 2013 by Melissa Schmittou. Radon Gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released during the natural decay of uranium, which is in both rock and soil. Radon is odorless, invisible, without taste and has been detected in every county in Tennessee. Exposure to Radon gas is known to cause cancer. It is the goal of Radon Remedy, LLC to save lives and help everyone breathe cleaner, safer air. Have your home, office or business tested today! Contact Radon Remedy at (615) 238-7605.
SELECT PHYSICAL THERAPY
Select Physical Therapy is pleased to announce a second location in Dickson, Tennessee. In addition to their current location at Crestview in the DMA Medical Complex, Select Physical Therapy recently opened a new location at 198 Hillview Street in Dickson (across from DCHS). Select Physical Therapy provides hands on manual therapy in state of the art clinics by licensed clinicians. For more information please call 615-289-9343.
AFLAC DISTRICT OFFICE
AFLAC Is proud to announce the opening of a new District Sales & Claims office here in Dickson. American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (AFLAC) is a fortune 500 company based in Columbus, GA. AFLAC offers supplemental insurance ...to individuals & businesses. Chad DeVine is the new District Manager for West-Central Tennessee after recently relocating from Houston, Texas where he held the same position. Contact Chad at (615) 955-0288 to discuss your insurance needs. Pictured are several of the AFLAC agents that represent the area. Pictured are: Julie Templeton, Holly Duncan, Chris Howard, Sean Murphy, William Gunter, Christy Yeager, Crystal Holloway, Debbie Wheeler, Chad DeVine, Jon Overacre, Brent Goode, as well as ambassador members of the Chamber of Commerce. Local Agents not in the photo: Carla Vinkler & Milton Wuertz.
YOUR PRECIOUS IMAGES
Your Precious Images was welcomed into the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 21 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Owner Chris Horner began Your Precious Images as a way to preserve memories through personal photo memorabilia. Your Precious Images supplies plaques and mugs that showcase the photo of your choice for any special occasion - birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and awards.
Perhaps the most significant service that Your Precious Images offers is memorial plaques. We all associate names with faces and too often in death only our loved one's name is preserved at their final resting place. Let us touch hearts with "Precious Images" that will forever connect a name and face together at their final resting place.
All products produced by Your Precious Images are guaranteed not to fade and will remain the same vibrant color as they day they were made. For more information, contact Chris at (615) 218-7459 or President of Sales and Marketing, Pastor Randy Ramey at (615) 260-5127 or visit their website at www.yourpreciousimages.com.
THE CHAMBER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24th and 25th to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Wednesday, January 1,2014 in observance of the New Year. Best wishes for 2014!
Come be a part of an exciting group of Chamber members and support the Chamber of Commerce! Ambassadors promote and communicate the mission of the Dickson County Chamber to new and existing members; encourage all members to be involved in Chamber functions and support Chamber membership and staff by serving as the outreach extension of the Chamber at Ribbon Cuttings and events. The Ambassador Committee meets on the first Monday of the month at Noon at the Chamber Office, our next meeting will be December 2nd. For more information contact Aspen at (615) 446-2349.
| Wednesday, December 4th is the final day to receive the early bird 10% discount when you register for the Farm Home & Garden Show! The 2nd Annual Farm Home & Garden show will be March 7-9, 2014 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds! If your business falls into the category "Everything Outdoors", visit our website for more information and a vendor application. For questions, contact show representative Ray Clifton at (615) 476-4012. We can't wait to see your business join us in the spring.
DICKSON CHRISTMAS PARADE
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Doesn't matter because everyone is invited to the Dickson Christmas parade on Sunday, December 1. It will start at 2:00 p.m. The theme this year is "Deck the Halls" so you can be sure that Dickson will be all decked out for the upcoming holidays and events planned. Santa will be there, too, so don't forget to bring all the kids! For more info about being in the parade, please call Jeremy Spencer at 615-446-3311. We'll see you there!
CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN DICKSON
Got your shopping done? In the holiday spirit? This is the place for everyone to have fun and spend a wonderful evening in downtown Dickson. This annual event will be on Friday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. this year. All the stores will be open with lots of special sales and holiday items as well as goodies to nibble on. The streets will be full of carolers and even Old St. Nick himself - so don't forget to bring the kids! This year's theme is "Deck the Halls" so come and enjoy a fun-filled night downtown. You will be glad you did!
CHARLOTTE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
The annual Charlotte Christmas tree lighting will be on Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. adjacent to the City Hall at the Collier House. Come out and see the beautiful Charlotte Christmas tree! The Charlotte Middle School Choir will begin singing at 5:30 p.m.
ERA HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Join the staff of ERA Real Estate Professionals on Thursday, December 12th for their Annual Christmas Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
CREEK WOOD HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS "A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS"
The Creek Wood High School Choir is performing their Christmas concert "A Classic Christmas" on Friday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. at CWHS. Tickets are $5, call Creekwood at (615) 740-6000 for more information.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th from 7:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. Pancakes are served at the White Bluff Community Center & a picture of you with Santa is included. For more info, please call 797-3131 or visit www.townofwhitebluff.com.
ANNUAL ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS PARADE
The City of White Bluff invites everyone to their annual Electric Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 14 at 4:30 p.m. If you have never seen this, you need to make this a holiday tradition with your family! For more info, please call 797-3131 or visit www.townofwhitebluff.com.
DCHS CHAMBER SINGERS AND CHORAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dickson County High School's Chamber Singers Christmas concert will be on Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m. at DCHS. Tickets available at the door. The Choral Christmas Concert will be Friday, December 20th at 7 p.m. at DCHS. Tickets available at the door. Come enjoy the sounds of the Christmas season!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL
The Renaissance Center presents the third encore performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol December 6th - 15th. Lunch and dinner shows are available to make the show a complete experience. Meals will be served in the Gaslight Dinner Theater with performances in the Anne Deason Performance Hall. Don't miss this Charles Dickens classic set to full Broadway style music by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Okrent. Get your tickets early as shows sell out quickly. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Renaissance Center at 740-5600 or on their website.
ANNUAL AGRICULTURE AWARDS BANQUET
On Thursday, November 14th, the Chamber of Commerce and the Dickson County Soil Conservation District hosted the Annual Agriculture Awards Banquet at the Tennsco Center in Dickson. The banquet drew a record crowd of 215 attendees and was a great night of recognition for the individuals who contribute to agriculture in Dickson County.
The Dickson County Soil Conservation District awarded first through third place to third, fourth and fifth graders from schools across the county for their poster entries on the topic of Where Does Your Water Shed? Also recognized at the banquet were both Dickson County High School and Creek Wood High School Soil Judging teams.
3rd grade from left: 4th Grade from left: 5th Grade from left:
Gabrielle Weese, 2nd Heather Isbell, 3rd Ben Givens, 2nd
Kaylee Spontz, 3rd Mason Clifton, 2nd Anna Cherry, 1st
Olivia Herbert, 1st Laura Ann Spurlock,1st Brodee Martin, 3rd
CWHS Soil Judging Team from left: DCHS Soil Judging Team from left:
Leah Steele McKenna Pierce
Ty Weaver Shad Estes
Garrett Chappell Faith Skinner
Not Pictured: Hunter Tidwell & Dylan Stewart
Coach Zeb James Not Pictured: Coach Jason Wallace
Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Henry and Dickson County Soil Conservation District Chairman Bennie Daniel, presided over the evening's event and Whitt's Barbeque served the dinner.
The Dickson County Soil Conservation District presented two awards, Home of the Year and Conservation Farmer of the Year.
William Redden won Conservation Farmer of the Year for his work with the Tennessee Stream Mitigation Program to protect and preserve the stream bed and banks on his farm.
William Redden and Family.
Jody and Holly Barrett won Home of the Year for the sustainable practices they implement at their home in Dickson County.
Presenter Randy Simpkins, Holly and Jody Barrett.
The Chamber of Commerce presented three awards, Agriculture Appreciation, Agriculture Business Leader and Heritage Farm of the Year.
Edgar Meek won the Agriculture Appreciation award for his forty years of service on the Dickson County Fair Board. Edgar has always promoted agriculture at the fair and has made it prominent in the fair's history.
Edgar Meek and family.
WDKN won the Agriculture Business Leader award for their work in promoting the Farmer's Market, UT Extension radio show and broadcasting from the Annual Farm Tours. In addition, prominent agriculture leaders have always been welcome on the Power Lunch to promote agriculture events in Dickson County.
Presenter Janet Cluck, Nichole Holland, Lori Forte and Kenneth Forte.
Phil and Judy England and their family won Heritage Farm of the Year for England Farm. The England farm is the most recent addition to the Century Farms here in Dickson County.
Presenter Mike Henry, Phil England, Judy England, Todd England, Mary Morgan Adams, Sam England, Amy England (back row) and Scott England.
Following the awards, the Agriculture Committee debuted the video, "God Made a Farmer" a Dickson County version of the Paul Harvey reading of God Made a Farmer. Historical and current pictures were compiled to make the video and it is a tribute to farming in Dickson County. To purchase a copy of the Farm Tour video that includes the new God Made a Farmer video, contact the Dickson County Soil and Water Conservation office at 446-2449, ext 3.
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