Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
April 2016  
                                                                                                 
New Members
Anchor Financial Group
Tiffany Greer
112 South Main St.
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 441-5175
  
Town of White Bluff
Mayor Linda Hayes
P.O. Box 300
White Bluff, TN 37187
(615) 797-3131
  
Gaslight Dinner Theatre
Grey Frey
P.O. Box 1263
Dickson, TN 37056
(615) 829-2217
  
Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency
Jane Hamrick
1101 Kermit Drive
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 331-6033

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

 



Allegra Marketing * Design * Print is located at 523 Highway 46 South has proudly provided marketing and print services to local businesses and nonprofit organizations since 1990.
 
The team at Allegra works with organizations throughout Dickson County, providing a full line of business services including marketing, graphic design services, advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, signs, banners, posters, mounted foamcore displays, promotional products, trade show displays, brochures, full line business forms, letterhead, envelopes, business cards, flyers and more.
Allegra owners, Mike and Lisa Akins, are proud to play a role in the future of Dickson and its surrounding communities. "Dickson was a much quieter town when we opened 26 years ago," said Mike Akins. "Through the years, we've watched Dickson grow into the bustling community that we all enjoy today."
 
Allegra has evolved with Dickson, offering new services and bringing new ideas in response to the marketing and digital needs of today's end customers.
"It's exciting for us to continue adapting to the changing needs of area business and nonprofit marketers," continued Mike Akins. "We remain focused on partnering with our customers and helping them drive measurable results."
 
"We are so proud to be a part of the Dickson County business force and are passionate about partnering with businesses in our community," said Lisa Akins. "Local service providers, like Allegra, play an important role in keeping our towns financially alive in America today. As local business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of a deadline and the value of a dollar."
 
Allegra is involved in Dickson organizations and activities, including holding a current seat on the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum Board of Directors and previously serving on the Dickson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The Akins are also active members of First Baptist Church.
 
When they're not in town, it's often because they're serving as the roadies/groupies/biggest fans of their son Dalton's rock band, Backroad Brigade.
Partner with Allegra to develop a strategic approach to take your marketing and promotional plan to the next level. They are a local resource that can do it all in just one call.
 
For more information, contact Allegra at (615) 441-3173, or visit the company's website at www.allegradickson.com.

 
Chamber News & Events
KCBS Judge Certification Class
 
On March 26, seventy plus people attended a Kansas City Barbecue Society Judge Certification class in preparation for our upcoming Dickson County Smoke Fest that will be held here in October of this year. The day long class prepared each attendee to be certified to judge Kansas City Barbecue Society contests throughout the world.   People from Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee spent the day, and in some cases, the weekend in our beautiful Dickson County.
 
Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Visits Dickson County to speak on Tourism

Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett talks to Dickson Countians at the Clement Railroad Hotel Museum during a recent visit here and a tour of Dickson County tourism highlights.
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Small Business Counseling
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will be offering free counseling on April 14, 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. 

April Luncheon  
Join us on Monday, April 11, 2016 at noon at Greystone Golf Club for our monthly chamber luncheon. City of Dickson Mayor Donnie Weiss will be our guest speaker. RSVP to Jennie at (615) 446-2349 by Tuesday, April 5. Cost is $13 per member.
 

 
Job Fair 
Join us on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Workforce Essentials
for a job fair. Over 25 employers will be set up to take resumes and share information about their companies. The job fair will from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For more information you may contact Virginia Overton (615) 446-0229.
Renewed Members
Alexander Chevrolet
AT&T
Best Western
Burr Orthodontics
Camp Garner Creek
Carl's Flowers
Crye-Leike of Dickson
Dickson Apothecary
Dickson Co. Library
Dickson Co. Historical & Genealogical Society
Dickson Tree Mgmt & Beautification Board
Dickson Farmers Co-op
First Insurance Partners
Freed-Hardeman University
Fussell's Mens Store
Good Morning Rotary
Jackson Foundation
Larry Redden Financial
Pamela Lewis
Lot of Faith Outdoor Structures
Dr. Mark Mappes, DDS MS
Porcelain Industries
Servall Termite Company
Sherwin Williams
Soil Conservation
Sonic
Stewart Lumber Company
Sumiden Wire Products
Taylor Funeral Home
Tennsco
Vaughn Contractors, Inc.
Vulcan Materials
Water Authority of Dickson Co.
Weatherspoon & Page, CPA's

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.  We are currently accepting a hole sponsorships.  If you are interested, 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 throughout the day.
   
This event is a fun way to thank our industry for the many contributions they make to our community and is always a great day. 
  
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


 
Community News & Events
Jack & Jill Consignment Sale
Jack and Jill Consignment Sale is ready for its Spring/Summer sale starting April 2 and running through April 9.  This year's location is at the former Sewing Center in Dickson in the strip mall next to Wal-Mart.  Times are as follows:  Sat./April 2  8 am - 6 pm; Sun/April 3 noon to 4 pm; Mon/April 4  9 am - 6 pm; Tues/April 5 9 am - 6 pm; Wed/April 6  9 am - 6 pm; Thurs/April 7  9 am - 3 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm; Sat/April 8 9 am - 6 pm half-price sale; Sun/April 9  9 am - 6 pm half-price sale.  For more info, please contact Tracy Hinton at 615-519-4141 or jackandjillconsignmentsale@yahoo.com

Warriors Den Fighting Championship
The event will start with the traditional Weigh Ins / Face Off along with a meet  and greet on Friday April 8 at Buffalo Wild Wings. On Saturday, April 9th they will kick off the WDFC show with Youth Kickboxing, then transition into Adult Kickboxing & MMA(Mixed Martial Arts). Their youth Warriors Den Demo Team will perform an exciting Star Wars Trilogy demonstration with weapons & light show. This event will be a fun, family friendly event!  Call 615-938-0944 for more information.
 
Gaslight Dinner Theatre presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Where: Gaslight Dinner Theatre, 855 Hwy 46 South, Dickson, TN 37055
(Currently in the lower level of the Renaissance Center at Freed-Hardeman University)
When: March 31-April 9, 2016
Tickets: $18 to $40
Run time: approximately 90 minutes
Box Office: 615-740-5600 (M-F/1-5PM and S/ 9-2PM) or www.gaslightdinnertheatre.org
Groups of 15 or more are eligible for discounts. Contact Kritsin at 615-740-5600.
To view press release click here.

"Romance Is In The Air" - Friday, April 15, 2016, 6:00 pm to 9:30 at Cactus Creek Barn located at 1956 Yellow Creek Road in Dickson. For more information call Connie Urbach at (615) 326-0393.

Sprout Film Festival will be holding a celebration for developmental disabilities awareness month on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The event is free and will be held at The Renaissance Center, East Wing Conference Room. For more information contact Robyn Lampley at (615) 446-3111 ext. 3008.

The 9th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival
Spring is here, and the 9th Annual Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival in Dickson Tennessee is just around the corner!  The festival is set for Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, 2016 at the Dickson County Fairgrounds in the city of Dickson, Tennessee.  The Festival opens at noon on Friday and runs until 6 pm. We open up again on Saturday morning at 9 am and close the festival at 5 pm. Workshops start at 8:30 am on each morning and run throughout the both days. Check our Facebook page  and website for more information. 
 

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.

CareNet Everyday Hero 5k/10k - Saturday, April 23 at CareNet Pregnancy Center at 7 am.  Register at active.com.

The AWL/OTD Bison 5k - May 7, 2016 at 7 am, downtown Dickson. Pre-register at Reg2Run.com .All proceeds benefit local students at Lipscomb University. 

Relay For Life of Dickson County - Friday, June 3, 2016, 5 pm to 10:30 pm at Dickson County High School. For more information www.relayforlife.org or 1.800.227.2345
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce | (615) 446-2349 | jennie@dicksoncountychamber.com | http://www.dicksoncountychamber.com
119 Hwy. 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055