Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
January 2016  
New Year Brings Changes To The Chamber
Dear Chamber Members,

Let us be the first to wish you all a Happy New Year! Here at the Chamber we are very excited about 2016. We are looking forward to many changes this year that will add value to your membership.

One of the first changes you will notice is a new newsletter format, starting with this addition. In this months letter you will notice a spotlight story on a chamber business. Each month a chamber business or member will be randomly selected by a numerical drawing. We also hope to have more links to events and stories that are current in our community.

Please remember if you have a community event or a story that you would like to be considered for the newsletter you must summit it for approval by the 15th of the prior month. All inquires can be emailed to jessica@dicksoncountychamber.com.
As always we appreciate you and your membership. We look forward to evolving with you during 2016 and we can't wait to share new ideas and changes with you throughout the year!
New Members
Dickson Chiropractic
Scott Jutte
195 Beasley Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 375-8423
Joni's Broadway of America Kitchen
Joni Gutierrez
3403 Hwy. 70 W.
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 542-0940
Reliant Realty
Evelyn Botts
1763 Saundersville Rd.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 417-7929
Rolling Hills Realty
Melissa Schmittou
300 Luther Road
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 238-7605
Strings for Hope
Laura Wilson
P.O. Box 364
White Bluff, TN 37187
(615) 973-4813
The Lipman Group
J.R. Roper
2002 Richard Jones Rd.
Suite C-104
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 463-3333

Board of Directors
July 1, 2015 -
June 30, 2016
Jamie Snyder, Chair
Bank of Dickson 
Al Frazier, Chair-Elect
Banker's Title & Escrow Dickson, LLC
Michael Adams
Water Authority of Dickson County
Reed Berry 
Berry Automotive 
Neal Trice
Charles Woodard &
Alan Ragan 
Dickson County Industrial Board
Sonya Martin
Gerald Burgess 
Belinda Daniel
The Roxy
Dustin Greene
TriStar Horizon Medical Center
Tim Spann
Fussell's Men and Boys Shop
David Martin
David Martin Creative Services
Steve Schafer
Three Creeks Farm
Tony Lewis
Dickson Taekwondo

Steve Spann 
Spann Funeral Home

Spotlight Story
Powerhouse Gym:
A History of Greatness
In 1996, Scott Hughes decided to open the best fitness facility in Dickson County, and by anyone's standards that is exactly what he accomplished. With his unyielding expectation of excellence, he grew Powerhouse Gym into the premier fitness center of Dickson. Eleven years later, Scott passed the reigns to a young ambitious sales manager by the name of David Tracey in 2007. With a highly successful background in bodybuilding and fitness training, David was just the shot in the arm Powerhouse needed to continue along its path towards greatness. Beloved by the gym members and his staff, David set out over the next eight years to honor Scott's commitment to excellence by updating and remodeling Powerhouse to the highest of standards. As fate would have it, in January of 2015, history would repeat itself as David Tracey would pass the torch to yet another young sales manager by the name of Jason Lawrence. After years of personal training and working in sales with David as his mentor, Jason felt confident that his vision for the future of Powerhouse Gym would not only honor the dedication to greatness of his predecessors, but could usher in the most outstanding era in Powerhouse history. 
The Vision: Jason's vision for Powerhouse was to ensure that every member felt as though we were striving everyday to meet their personal fitness needs. By adding small additions such as a freestyle/TRX training zone, a Cross-Training Facility, a Power Rack with a custom built Dead Lift platform, and a newly expanded and remodeled Childcare Facility, he set out to give every member from cross trainers to power lifters what they needed to reach their fitness goals. And while these changes were much needed and appreciated by the members of Powerhouse, Jason felt as though it was not enough. He strongly believed that he and his predecessors before him had done all they could do with the space they had available to them. The only conclusion was that Powerhouse Gym needed to grow.
The Future: By acquiring the unit next door (the former SEARS location), Powerhouse has added 9000 square feet of floor space for expansion. The expansion will take place in three phases over the next two years.
Phase One: 'Powerhouse for HER' will be a 24 hour state of the art Women's Only facility complete with cardio equipment, strength equipment, free weights and more - opened January 4, 2016.

Phase Two: New Cross Training Facility and Power Lifting Room. The new cross training facility will be more than four times larger than the one we currently have with new additions such as turf tracks with sleds, tractor tires, and much much more! The power lifting facility will have everything that power lifters need. Opening January 2017.

Phase Three: There are a few options for Phase Three. As of now, the options are Racquetball Court, Basketball Court, or Cardio Cinema. Jason and the staff at Powerhouse Gym would love your feedback as to which you think would be the best option.
Powerhouse Gym is beyond grateful to have been a part in helping the great people in the Dickson area reach their fitness goals for the last two decades. And with its history of excellence and bold vision for the future Powerhouse Gym looks poised to be a staple of fitness in Dickson County for many decades to come.

Chamber News & Events
The Chamber would like to introduce our newest Board Member, Sonya Martin from NHC. Sonya was elected to fill the position of professional career in November. Sonya lives in White Bluff with her two children, Spencer, 14, and Shelby, 9. She has worked at NHC Healthcare Dickson for the past 17 years. Sonya has been very active on the Chamber Ambassador Committee. Sonya while representing NHC has played a vital role in most, if not all, chamber events over the years. Sonya attends most all monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings, annual events, and volunteers her time. When not working she loves spending time with her children and being involved in the community activities.

Dates To Remember
Small Business Counseling
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will be offering free counseling on February 18, 2016 at the chamber office from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m . Please call the chamber office at (615) 446-2349 to set your appointment. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In observance of Martin Luther King , Jr. Day the Chamber office will be closed Monday,
January 18, 2016.

February Luncheon  
Join us on Monday, February 8, 2016 at noon at Greystone Golf Club for our monthly chamber
luncheon. This luncheon will be an interactive luncheon where you, our members, will
be sharing your ideas on building a better chamber for the future.
Dr. Cheryl Hastings will be our guest speaker. RSVP to Jennie at (615) 446-2349 by Tuesday, Febuary 2. Cost is $13 per member.

Dickson Farm, Home
& Garden Show
The 4th Annual Dickson Farm Home & Garden Show will be March 11th-13th, 2016 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds.
President's Day
In observance of President's Day we will be closed Monday,
February 15, 2016.

BOO-BQ Smoke Fest 2016
March 18, 2016 registration closes for certified barbecue KCBS judging class. There will be NO on-site registration for the class held on March 26, 2016.
Renewed Members
Building Solutions by Spann
Judge Robert E. Burch
Burns Property Services
Center for Dental Excellence
Charles Woodard & Associates
Clear Boundaries with Dog Guard
Country Gardens Greenhouse
Dickson Co. Municipal Airport Authority
Dickson First United Methodist Church
Elitte Septic Tank & Grease Trap Services
First Farmers & Merchants Bank
Henry Frazier
Fred Neil Company
Greater Dickson Gas Authority
County Clerk Luanne Greer
J & H Builders
MarCor Construction
Metrican Stamping
Montgomery Bell State Park
D. Wilson Overton, CPA
Parker Peery Properties
Ramsey, Thornton & Barrett
Reynolds, Potter, Ragan & Vandivort
Spann Funeral Home
TN Battery Sales
Carey Thompson
Thunder Alley
United Mechanical & Electrical
United Way of Dickson Co.
Volunteer Pools & Service
Welcome to Dickson Greeters
White, Regen & Garton
Yarn Frenzy

Chamber Staff
Joey Graves
Jennie Wagner
Office Manager
Jessica Lane-Russell
Director of Membership Services
Rhonda Adams
Director of Tourism
Dana Ramsey
Education Edge
Farm Home & Garden Show
The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee would like to invite your business to participate in the 4th Annual Dickson Farm Home & Garden Show, where we feature "Everything Outdoors." Our 2015 show was a success with over 50 vendors and 2,000 in attendance. This is a great way for your company to get your name publicized and meet numerous potential buyers. Agriculture committee members are hard at work to produce an even bigger and better show for 2016; you don't want to miss this opportunity to make these new connections. The 4th Annual Dickson Farm Home & Garden Show will be March 11-13, 2016 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds. The show hours are as follows: Friday, March 11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 13 from noon to 4 p.m.  
To reserve your exhibit space, contact Rhonda Adams at 615-446-2349. All chamber members receive a  $75 discount.  The vendor application and show rules are on the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce website. You may also click here to access the vendor application.

Chamber Announces Dickson County Boo-B-Q Smoke Fest
In an effort to bring an unique, affordable, family friendly festival to Dickson County, the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned barbecue contest October 28 & 29, 2016. 
The Chamber will be working in conjunction with the Dickson County Fair Association to complete the festival atmosphere.  The Fair Association will be coordinating two demolition derbies, haunted house, pumpkin painting and many more family friendly activities.
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Judge with the opportunity to judge KCBS worldwide, including Dickson County, the Chamber will be sponsoring a Certified Judges class March 26.  Participants of the class will learn KCBS rules and taste barbecue from two award winning BBQ teams, including one team which was asked to participate in Ireland. 
The cost of the class is $100.00 if you register before January 31, 2016.  After that, the price will increase to $125.00.  Click here for the Judge Registration Form or for more information, please contact Rhonda Adams at 615-446-2349.
Chamber Gives Back To The Community
Over the past year, the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff have voluntarily contributed $2 for every meal provided to them by the Chamber.  At the recent Chamber holiday party, the names of all member non-profits were placed into a bowl and two were selected to receive the balance collected, $436.00. The Board of Directors and staff were happy to present $218 to the American Red Cross and the Good Morning Rotary Club, respectively.  Both of these organizations have been long time Chamber members and contribute to the high quality of life we experience here in Dickson County.The Chamber will continue to collect money for the good of our community in 2016.
Joseph Graves, President of Dickson County Chamber of Commerce awards Good Morning Rotary Club $218.00.
Joseph Graves, President of Dickson County Chamber of Commerce donated  $218.00 to American Red Cross with funds collected by the Chamber Board of Directors and Chamber Staff.
Ribbon Cuttings

Buffalo Wild Wings
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 7, 2015 at the grand opening of Buffalo Wild Wings. At the grand opening BWW gave the first one hundred customers free hot wings for a year. There were over 200 customers and community leaders that showed up for grand opening. Buffalo Wild Wings is located in The Crossings at Dickson at 99 Thornton Dr. Dickson.
Their hours of operation are:
Sun: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Mon: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Tues: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Wed: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Thurs: 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM
Fri: 10:30 AM to 01:00 AM
Sat: 10:30 AM to 01:00 AM
You may contact them at 615-740-9943 or place an order online at buffalowildwings.com.

Rolling Hills Reality
The Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated a ribbon cutting for Rolling Hills Realty. Rolling Hills Realty is located at 300 Luther Road, Dickson, TN. 37055. They opened for business in April of 2015. Melissa Schmittou is the Principal Broker, and has been in the real estate business since 2007. Kelli Martin is an Affiliate Broker with the office. Kelli is an energetic new agent on the scene ...and is enjoying her new career.   "Integrity is Everything" is the motto for Rolling Hills Realty. Excellent customer service, hard work, determination and loyalty are just a few of their traits. Rolling Hills Realty brings a fresh new face and outlook to the Real Estate market in Dickson.
Please visit their website
www.RollingHillsRealtyDickson.com Office hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm every day and they can be reached 24/7 by calling 615-238-7605, or email mschmittou@realtracs.com or kellimartin@realtracs.com

Joni's Broadway of America Kitchen
On December 16, 2015 The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Joni's Broadway of America Kitchen. Joni's offers a southern style food menu and daily specials. Joni's is located at 3403 Highway 70 West in Dickson. Joni's hours of operation are Monday-closed, Tuesday and Wednesday 7am-2pm, Thursday 7am-2pm 4pm-7pm, Friday 7am-2pm/4pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-2pm/4pm-8pm, and Sunday 8am- 3pm. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can also check their     
Facebook http:facebook.com/joniskitchenindickson.com.   

Neitzer Photography
Neitzer Photography began as a business in the spring of 2014 then officially opened their new studio the week of November 30, 2015. It began with Steven Neitzer having a passion for taking photographs, and expanded with the opening of the Neitzer Photography Studio at 880 Highway 70 West, Suite 6 in Dickson, Tennessee. The official ribbon cutting was on December 29, 2015 with the Chamber of Commerce. Steven gained experience in photography while serving overseas in the USAF and developed a passion for capturing those breathtaking views and once in a lifetime moments. Neitzer Photography has been involved with pictures with Santa, not only at their studio but with the Christmas Craft Fair and the Last Chance Holiday Stop and Shop Event in Clarksville. Neitzer Photography offers a variety of photography services from family portraits, Senior Pictures, Wedding Packages, and more, as well as videography for any event. You can also get custom coasters with your pictures on them as well as a variety of other custom photo products and gifts. Their hours are Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointments. You can also check them out at www.neitzerphotography.com and www.facebook.com/NeitzerPhotography/.

Community News & Events
Please join us for Dickson Medical Associates for an Open House & Ribbon Cutting on January 28, 2016.Ribbon cutting is 4:30 pm and the open house is 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at 110 Mathis Drive, Suite 103, in Dickson. DMA will be celebrating their newest location and welcoming new providers Amanda Decker, NP and Jennifer Dible, NP. Refreshments will be served.
The Gaslight Dinner Theatre will be showing If The Shoe Fits January 28 - February 13, 2016. Call 615-740-5600 or visit www.gaslightdinnertheatre.org for tickets.
Dickson Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday, February 20,2016 7:00 am- 9:00 am. The Pancake Breakfast will be held at Applebee's Restaurant tickets are $5.00 a piece. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any Dickson Lion Club Member. 
Oslo Adventures

Oslo, our chamber mascot has been visiting The Clement Railroad Museum and hanging our with our loyal member, Alex Spann.  Alex took Oslo on tours, let him ride trains and even let him sit in the Governors chair. Oslo really enjoyed learning about the history of Dickson County. Look for more pictures of Oslo's Adventure on Facebook. If you would like Oslo to come visit you and your place of business give Jessica a call (615)446-2349. His schedule books up fast! And, remember if you're not a chamber member, you "otter" be! 



Oslo trying to figure out why he wasn't included in Dickson County's Most Significant People Portrait

Oslo taking a ride on the rails

Oslo playing Governor for the day!
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce | (615) 446-2349 | jennie@dicksoncountychamber.com | http://www.dicksoncountychamber.com
119 Hwy. 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055