Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
March 2016  
                                                                                                 
New Members

Absolute Wireless
El Lagutin
143 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
  
AVVA
Beverly Pounds & Linda Finch
339 Beechwood Drive
Burns, TN 37029
(615) 812-5442
  
Chimney Rock Inn
Crystal Ferebee
3495 Garners Creek Rd.
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 517-7270
  
E4 Real Estate Group, LLC
Scott England
318 E. College St.
Suite 104
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 202-2100

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 &
Associates
 
Alan Ragan 
Dickson County Industrial Board
 
Sonya Martin
NHC
  
Gerald Burgess 
Nemak 
  
Belinda Daniel
The Roxy
  
Dustin Greene
TriStar Horizon Medical Center
 
Tim Spann
Fussell's Men and Boys Shop
 
David Martin
David Martin Creative Services

Alex Spann
City of Charlotte
 
Tony Lewis
Dickson Taekwondo

Steve Spann 
Spann Funeral Home


Spotlight Story
 
 
Lou & Bugs is a gift and embroidery store located at 114 North Main. The store opened in October of 2015 providing embroidery, vinyl lettering, baby items, and general gift items. Lou & Bugs also carries a variety of home and jewelry items made by local residents. Lou & Bugs is owned by Paul and LaRhonda Cart. The couple opened the store after many years of looking for a location to fulfill their dream of owning a gift store. The couple both have full time jobs and operate an Inflatable Rental business, Tee's Jump N Slide, in addition to operating the store. Paul is a Director of Finance for a company in Nashville and LaRhonda is a RN at Centennial in Nashville. Many people often ask where the name of the business came from and the two giraffes that represent the stores logo. Lou & Bugs was named for the couples nieces. Cayleigh who is 11 is referred to as "Cay Bug" and Emma Grace who is 10 carries the nickname "Emma Lou". Both of the girls love spending time at the store and carry opinions of what is carried. If you are looking to have something embroidered or a monogram applied in vinyl stop by the store. They carry baby gifts, candles, jewelry, and many other specialty items. For hours or more information call (615) 375-8260 or visit www.louandbugs.com.

Chamber News & Events

Dates To Remember
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Small Business Counseling
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will be offering free counseling on March 24, 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. 

In observance of Good Friday the Chamber office will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016.
 

 
March Luncheon  
Join us on Monday, March 21, 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, March 15. Cost is $13 per member.

Renewed Members
All American Portable Restrooms
Jere Bass
Benefits, Inc.
C.H.A.S.E.
Clarksville Disposal
Dickson Athletic Club
Dickson Funeral Home
Dickson Herald/Dickson Shopper
Dickson Office Supply
Dickson Pediatric Dentistry
Farm Bureau
FirstBank
Five Star Home Improvement
Goodlark Pharmacy
Joe Hall, Attorney
Linda P. Hayes
Hiscall
Magic Wheels Skate Center
Monsue, Angie
Monsue, Craig
Morrison & Fuson
Nashville State Comm. College
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Porter Brothers
Propper International
Re/Max Real Estate
Star Physical Therapy
Sylvia-TN City-Pond Utility District
TN College of Applied Technology
Tristar Horizon Medical Center
Veterans of Foreign Wars

Chamber Staff
Joey Graves
President/CEO
Joey@dicksoncountychamber.com
Jennie Wagner
Office Manager
Jessica Lane-Russell
Director of Membership Services
Jessica@dicksoncountychamber.com
Rhonda Adams
Director of Tourism
Dana Ramsey
Education Edge
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
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The chamber's annual Industry Appreciation Golf tournament is just around the corner.  If you are interested in being a hole sponsor, please contact the chamber office at 615-446-2349. 
  
A regular hole sponsor is $300 and will include your name on the hole on a small sign as well as on the big banner in the clubhouse.  An exclusive hole sponsor is $500 which includes a team of four golfers, exclusively your sign/logo on the hole as well as listed on the big banner in the clubhouse.  You may set up a tent on the sponsored hole and greet teams as they play.
   
This event is a fun way to thank our industry for the many contributions they make to our community. 
  
Each golfer will be given a goody bag for participating in the golf tournament.   Chamber members may provide us with items such as pens, pencils, tees, golf balls, logo magnets, drink can insulators,etc.,to be included in the goody bags (no paper products).  We will need 200 of each item delivered to the Chamber office by Friday, May 6.

Dickson County Tennessee Smoke Fest 2016
On October 28th and 29th, 2016, join the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce and the Dickson County Fair Association for Dickson County's first annual Dickson County SMOKE FEST at the Dickson County Fairgrounds. This is your opportunity to be a part of an event Tennessee's Governor Bill Haslam and the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) have declared a nationally sanctioned barbecue competition! In addition to BBQ, festivities include a Backyard cook-off, Kids Q cook-off, Kids Spooky Power Wheels Derby, Costume Contests, Spooky themed Demolition Derby, and many other activities throughout the event such as apple bobbing and pumpkin carving contest. There will be food and arts & crafts vendors, kid's zone, and much more. We anticipate this event will draw a great local crowd and attract visitors to our area. Sponsorship of SMOKE FEST will provide excellent advertising opportunity for your business.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor with the opportunity to expose your business with KCBS worldwide, please contact Rhonda Adams or Joey Graves (615) 446-2349. Deadline for all sponsorship is July 1, however, sign up now and your sponsorship would equate to almost seven months of exposure for your company/business. You may also click here to download a registration form.
 
Whole Hog $2,500 (EXCLUSIVE SPONSOR; TRISTAR BANK (SOLD OUT)
  • Prominent advertising in rack cards, banners, publications, and local media, including company logo and name on all printed materials (including Chamber newsletter & Dickson Herald Ad)
  • Logo included in blast email campaigns, Chamber Facebook promotions
  • and on Chamber website.
  • Large Logo on back side of t-shirts
  • 4 complimentary t-shirts ($100 value)
  • Listing on the Chamber's digital sign and Digital Screens
  • Promoted on Digital Screen Signage at Dickson County Fairgrounds
  • Dickson County Fair Facebook Page promotions
  • Dickson County Fair Website promotions
  • Promoted at all Dickson County Fair Association events
  • Complimentary preferred vendor booth space at event
  • Emcee coverage at the event at Winners Presentation
  • 2 Tickets to take the KCBS Judging Class ($250 value)
  • 4 tickets to participate in the "People's Choice" competition ($40 value)
  • 4 Weekend Passes ($100 value)
Full Rack Level $1,500
  • Advertising in rack cards, banners, publications, and local media, including company logo and name on all printed materials (including Chamber newsletter & Dickson Herald Ad)
  • Logo included in blast email campaigns, Chamber Facebook promotions, and on Chamber website.
  • Medium size Logo on back side of t-shirts
  • 2 complimentary t-shirts ($50 value)
  • Promoted on Digital Screen Signage at Dickson County Fairgrounds
  • Dickson County Fair Facebook Page promotions
  • Dickson County Fair Website promotions
  • Promoted at all Dickson County Fair Association events
  • Listing on the Chamber's digital sign and Digital Screens
  • Complimentary preferred vendor booth space at event
  • Emcee coverage at the event
  • 2 Weekend passes (Value $50)
  • 1 Ticket to take the KCBS Judging Class ($125 value)
  • 2 tickets to participate in the "People's Choice" competition ($20 value) 
Half Rack Level $1,000
  • Listed in event advertising including rack cards, banners, publications, and local media (including Chamber newsletter & Dickson Herald)
  • Included in blast email campaigns, Chamber Facebook promotions, and on Chamber website
  • Promoted on Digital Screen Signage at Dickson County Fairgrounds
  • Dickson County Fair Facebook Page promotions
  • Dickson County Fair Website promotions
  • Promoted at all Dickson County Fair Association events
  • Listing on Chamber's digital sign and Digital Screens
  • Small Size Logo on backside of t-shirt
  • 2 complimentary t-shirts ($50 value)
  • Complimentary vendor booth space at event
  • Emcee coverage at the event
  • 1 tickets to participate in the "People's Choice" competition ($10 value)  
Pitmaster Level $500
  • Advertising at event (included on sponsor banner and emcee coverage)
  • Included in blast email campaigns, Chamber Facebook promotions, and on Chamber website
  • Included in event article(s) in the Chamber newsletter
  • Promoted on Digital Screen Signage at Dickson County Fairgrounds
  • Dickson County Fair Facebook Page promotions
  • Dickson County Fair Website promotions
  • Promoted at all Dickson County Fair Association events
  • Name on backside of t-shirt
  • 1 complimentary t-shirt ($20 value)
  • Complimentary booth space at event 
Griller Level $250
  • Advertising at event (included on sponsor banner and emcee coverage)
  • Included in event article(s) in the Chamber newsletter
  • Promoted on Digital Screen Signage at Dickson County Fairgrounds
  • Dickson County Fair Facebook Page promotions
  • Dickson County Fair Website promotions
  • Promoted at all Dickson County Fair Association events
  • Name listed on backside of t-shirt
  • 1 free t-shirt ($20 value)
  • Complimentary booth space at event
 

              Whole Hog Exclusive Sponsor                                                  Full Rack Sponsor                                                            Half Rack Sponsor                       
TriStar Logo
Griller Level Sponsor
City of Dickson

Griller Level Sponsor 
Bank of Dickson

Griller Level Sponsor 
Interstate Packaging


 
Ribbon Cuttings

Dickson Chiropractic
On January 27, 2016 The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Dickson Chiropractic and Dr. Scott Jutte. This year will be his 25th year of delivering health and wellness services in Dickson County. He grew up on a farm in west central Ohio before attending the Ohio State University to begin his pre-chiropractic studies. In 2 years he qualified and was accepted to the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Illinois. He graduated in August of 1991, Summa Cum Laude, with a doctor of chiropractic degree (DC). After Chiropractic College he practiced for 12 years in his home town of Fort Recovery, Ohio. Tired of the long, cold Ohio winters he and his family re-located to Franklin, Tennessee in 2004.
For the past 6 years Dr. Jutte has owned and operated Life Source of Centerville which continues to operate under Dr. Robert Wilson. He and his wife Renee will be married 27 years this July 15th and enjoy travelling on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. They have two children, Skylar (25) and Preston (21). In addition they have an extended family of five exchange students from Germany, France and Finland.
Over the past 25 years Dr. Jutte has had the opportunity to help infants, children, parents and grandparents with a wide variety of health problems through safe, gentle, drug-free and non-surgical Chiropractic care. In addition to traditional Chiropractic services he also offer non-surgical spinal decompression therapy for the treatment of disc bulging/herniation, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, scoliosis and spinal stenosis.
Dickson Chiropractic was opened on October 12, 2015. Their hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:30 pm. Give them a call at (615) 375-8423 or look them up on Facebook or www.dickson-chiropractic.com.
 

 Absolute Wireless 
Largest Sprint retailer opening in Dickson, TN
The largest Sprint retailer in Tennessee, Absolute Wireless, is adding a great new location here in Dickson.
As the only preferred retailer in the state, we're committed to providing the best service and accessories at the most affordable rates because it is our mission to keep all of our customers smiling and dialing. With 22 convenient locations, we make doing business with us simple. After 17 years in business, we are so excited to add Dickson to our list of dedicated stores.
District Manager Johnnie Robinson is "excited to bring Sprint's amazing prices and our great customer service to a new location in Dickson."
 Visit us at 137 Henslee Drive Dickson, TN 37055 Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. You can also call us at 615-610-1331.
Absolute Wireless was founded in 1998 by Robert Hartline and has since grown to be the largest Sprint retailer in Tennessee. Find more information about the company at www.AbsoluteWireless.net.

       
DMA
Dickson Medical Associates held an open house and ribbon cutting for their newest facility located at 110 Mathis Drive, Suite 103 Dickson. Providers at this location are Amanda Decker, MSN, FNP-C and Jennifer Dible, FNP-BC. For appointments call 615-441-4000. They are available Monday -Friday.


Community News & Events
Warriors Den Fighting Championship April 9, 2016. Call 615-938-0944
 
2016 Kicking Asphalt for Dickson County 5k Walk & Run benefiting The Community Foundation for Dickson County. April 9, 2016. Register online at www.active.com.

Relay For Life of Dickson County Friday, June 3, 2016, 5pm to 10:30pm @ Dickson County High School. For more information www.relayforlife.org or 1.800.227.2345

"Romance Is In The Air" Friday, April 15, 2016, 6:00pm to 9:30. Cactus Creek Barn 1956 Yellow Creek Road, Dickson, TN 37055. For more information call Connie Urbach at (615) 326-0393
 
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce | (615) 446-2349 | jennie@dicksoncountychamber.com | http://www.dicksoncountychamber.com
119 Hwy. 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055