Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
December 2016
New Members
Jerry Colbert Photography
Jerry Colbert
436 Center Avenue
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 809-6185

New York Life
Cole McRae
840 Crescent Centre Drive
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 305-9696

Stephen Wallick & Associates
Stephen Wallick
102 Hwy. 70 E.
Suite 1
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 326-8299
Board of Directors
July 1, 2016 -
June 30, 2017
Tony Lewis, Chair
Dickson Taekwondo
Paula Eleazar, Chair-Elect
Cajun Lake Lodge

Jennifer Garton 
Hiscall, Inc. 
Neal Trice
Charles Woodard &
Alan Ragan 
Dickson County Industrial Board
Sonya Martin
NHC Dickson
Gerald Burgess 

Dustin Greene
TriStar Horizon Medical Center
Tim Spann
Fussell's Men and Boys Shop
Dan Clark
Town of White

Alex Spann
City of Charlotte
Steve Spann 
Spann Funeral Home

Marshall Fuson
Morrison & Fuson

Robby Harmon
TriStar Bank 

Karen Seals
Farm Credit

Spotlight Story



Chamber News & Events

Dickson County Photography Contest
Do you have an "eye" for photography?  Got some shots you've been saving of Dickson County?  Well, the wait is over!  The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce is now having a community photo contest and is accepting photographs of Dickson County for our website and other printed marketing material.  This contest is designed to showcase our county at its best to entice interest and attract new residents and visitors to the area.  This contest is free and open to picture takers of all ages and will run through December 31, 2016.

Photographers may submit original high-quality photos in digital format of all things Dickson County - housing, leisure, family fun, education, economic growth/development, tourism and more!  Photographs with people are permitted.  All photos must be high-resolution quality (300 x 300 dpi minimum).  They must be submitted digitally to the chamber (jpg, jif or tif format) and all submitted photos will become photo rights of the Dickson County Chamber.  

Cash prizes will be awarded to three winners in the amounts of $50, $100, and $200 with the top prize winner being featured on the front page of the chamber's website.  Prize payouts subject to a minimum of 25 entries submitted.  The photographer will receive photo credit on the website.

All photos must be submitted to Joey Graves at joey@dicksoncountychamber.com by December 31, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  For questions or more info, please contact the chamber at 615.446.2349 or visit www.dicksoncountychamber.com.

Upcoming Important Dates

Holiday Open House

The annual chamber holiday open house will be Tuesday, December 13 at the chamber office from 4:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m.   (No RSVP's are required.)  Please put this event on your holiday calendars now.  

We'll see you soon!

Chamber Office Closures

The chamber office will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 and  Monday, December 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas and on Monday,  January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day.

2017 Farmers Market Boot Camps
Join us once again for Farmers Market Boot Camps. This year, sessions will include:
  • Making the Most of Your Vegetable Crops for Market
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Production and Marketing of Fruit and Nut Crops
  • Recordkeeping Tools for Small Fruit and Vegetable Farms
  • Using Your Records to Develop Enterprise Budgets
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture Fees and Permits Update
Speakers will include Dr. Dave Lockwood, Dr. Annette Wszelaki, Dr. Margarita Velandia, Mr. Mike Brown and Mr. Hal Pepper.
This workshop will be offered in six locations from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm local time.
  • January 24, 2017 - Dickson
  • January 25, 2017 - Dyersburg
  • January 26, 2017 - Bolivar
  • January 31, 2017 - Cookeville
  • February 1, 2017 - Chattanooga
  • February 2, 2017 - Knoxville
Registration is required 5 business days prior to workshop. There is a registration fee of $20 per person. Register online at https://tiny.utk.edu/fmbootcamp2017.
These workshops fulfill a TAEP educational requirement in ONLY the following Producer Diversification sectors: Fruits and Vegetables and Value-Added.
Contact Hal Pepper with questions at hal.pepper@utk.edu or (931) 486-2777.

Finalist for Glenn Shepard Leadership Award
The Dickson County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Wendy Egil, General Manager of Martin Brower for receiving a Certificate of Recognition. Wendy is one of only ten finalists selected out of 1,936 submissions from 43 states and 6 countries to receive the Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. 
For 35 years, Glenn Shepard has studied, practiced, and taught management and leadership skills. Each year, his company recognizes the top ten  finalist that portray the strongest leadership and role model skills in their business community (pictured: Wendy Egli, GM and Ealon Matheny of Martin Brower).
Renewed Members
A.L.P. Lighting
Bavarian Polymers
Buffalo Wild Wings
Building Solutions by Spann
Compton Business Solutions
David Martin - Creative Services
Dickson Heating & Cooling
First Baptist Church
Friendly Neighbor Store
Hampton Inn
Interstate Packaging
Middle TN Insurance Services
Jerry Smith, Attorney
Sewing Parts Online
Three Creeks Farm
Three Times a Lady
Truform Manufacturing

Chamber Staff
Joey Graves
Jennie Wagner
Office Manager
Jessica Lane-Russell
Director of Membership Services
Rhonda Adams
Director of Tourism
Dana Ramsey
Education Edge
Building Permits
To view Dickson County's Planning and Zoning Building Permits CLICK HERE
Business Licenses
To view Dickson County Clerks Office new business listing's CLICK HERE
Ribbon Cuttings


Bright Steps Occupational Therapy, PLLC is now serving children of all ages in their natural environment (home, daycare, etc).   The mission of Bright Steps is to deliver a comprehensive occupational therapy service to children with exclusive needs, empowering them to their reach their full potential, greatest independence and highest quality of life.   Depending on the specific needs of your child, therapy sessions are typically 45 minutes, two times weekly in the beginning. Intervention should look and feel like PLAY to your child, while they work towards brilliant advancement. Contact Elizabeth S. Pulliam, MS OTR/L for a free, 15 minute screening! If she finds that the service she delivered will be of benefit to your child, the next step is to schedule is to conduct an evaluation. From there, a treatment plan will be created according to the wishes that you and your child have towards the best quality of life. OT is sustainable, transferable and something that Elizabeth ensure parents have the support to follow through on with their child. S ervices are currently mobile and private pay. Bright Steps will make every effort to work on the caregiver's preferred schedule Mondays through Fridays. For more detailed information, please go to their website: brightstepsot.wixsite.com/kids, call  p hone/text at 615-745-1351 or e mail at  brightstepsot@gmail.com

Community News & Events

For a complete list of community events please visit our webpage www.dicksoncountychamber.com




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