Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
July 2016  
                                                                                                 
New Members
At Home Realty
Suzanne Blizman
124 N. Main Street
Ashland City, TN 37015
(615) 792-6100
 
B'z City Café
Jennifer Minch
209B Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 375-7357
 
Welch Packaging
Phillip Newberry
1105 Corlew Drive
Burns, TN 37029
(615) 483-1451


Board of Directors
July 1, 2016 -
June 30, 2017
  
 
Al Frazier, Chair
Banker's Title & Escrow Dickson, LLC
   
Reed Berry 
Berry Automotive 
 
Neal Trice
Charles Woodard &
Associates
 
Alan Ragan 
Dickson County Industrial Board
 
Sonya Martin
NHC
  
Gerald Burgess 
Nemak 
  
Paula Eleazar
Cajun Lake Lodge
  
Dustin Greene
TriStar Horizon Medical Center
 
Tim Spann
Fussell's Men and Boys Shop
 
Dan Clark
Town of White
Bluff

Alex Spann
City of Charlotte
 
Tony Lewis
Dickson Taekwondo

Steve Spann 
Spann Funeral Home

Marshall Fuson
Morrison and Fuson

Robby Harmon
TriStar Bank 

Karen Seals
Farm Credit

Spotlight Story
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
  A packed room of attendees enjoyed a meal, entertainment, and an awards ceremony June 23 at the 95th Annual Dickson County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet held at Montgomery Bell State Park. 
  
The banquet provided an excellent networking environment with a business expo, musical entertainment by Backroad Brigade, and comedian Rik Roberts. During the celebration, awards were given out, the gavel was passed, and the outgoing and incoming Board of Directors were all recognized.
  
The business expo participants included Allegra Print & Imaging, Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC, Dickson Health and Rehab, Dickson Insurance Agency, Inc., Express Personnel, Freed Hardeman University, Hiscall, Inc., JPS Realty Partners, KP Events & Rentals, NHC Healthcare Dickson, O'Charley's, Penn Mutual life, Select Physical Therapy, Southern Business Group, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Traditions First Bank, and TriStar Horizon Medical Center.

Chairman Jamie Snyder, Bank of Dickson, was the Master of the Ceremonies. Mr. Snyder passed the gavel to Al Frazier, Dickson Title & Escrow, in recognition of Mr. Frazier's Chairman position on the Board of Directors for 2016-2017 term. During the ceremony outgoing board members, Jamie Snyder, Michael Adams, and Belinda Daniels were all recognized for their dedication to the Board of Directors. Also, Paula Eleazer, Robby Harmon, Marshall Fuson, and Karen Seals were all welcomed to the Board of Directors during the ceremony.

The Chamber was honored to present Steve and Beth Shafer, Chris Norman, and Pat Grozny with awards for their involvement and positive impact in Dickson County and throughout our communities.

The Chamber would like to thank everyone who attended or participated in the evening making our 95th Annual Banquet a success! A special "Thank You" to TriStar Horizon Medical Center for their sponsorship for the entertainment and KP Event Rentals for providing the décor.
Helen Rial Leadership Award
 
David Baggett presented Chris Norman, news director for WDKN, with the Helen Rial Leadership Award.

Ambassador Award

Vicki Drobins presented Pat Gorzny with the Ambassador of the Year Award.
Judge William D. "Bill" Field Heritage Award
Connie Urbach presented Steve and Beth Shafer, with Three Creeks Farm, with the William D. "Bill" Field Tourism Heritage Award.
Chamber News & Events
           
           
      
 
Renewed Members
Berry Farms
Bethel University
Burns Garden Center
C.K. Pruett Construction
Cajun Lake Lodge
CareNet Pregnancy & Medical Center
Carpet Gallery
Colton's Steakhouse
Cumberland Disposal
Dickson Co. Fair Assoc.
Dickson Housing Authority
Dickson Monument Co.
East Hills Dental
ERA Real Estate
First Federal Bank
Granite Retirement
HomeCare Solutions
James + Associates
Logan's Roadhouse
MarCor Construction
Masonite
Mid-State Oral Surgery & Implant Center
Office Depot
Reading Rock Books
Rep. David Shepard
The Shoe Company
Tidwell & Faulks
The UPS Store
TriStar Bank
Underhill Motors
WDKN
Whitt's BBQ
Wolfe Industrial

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 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. 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


Pitmaster Level Sponsor
The Roxy
 
Griller Level Sponsor 
Bank of Dickson

Griller Level Sponsor  
Interstate Packaging


 
Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings 
                                                 
On June 22, Freeman Recovery Center and the  Dickson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of their Intensive Outpatient Alcohol and Drug / Mental Health Program facility with an Open House, presenting two locations with multitude of treatment services available to Dickson and the surrounding areas. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at their Center Avenue location, followed by refreshments at their new outpatient building on South Main Street. Mark Cook, Director of the Drug Free Dickson County Coalition cut the ribbon. If you or a family member needs assistance from Freeman Recovery contact them at (615)446-6859.

                                                 
On June 22, TriStar Horizon Medical celebrated the newly remolded and opening of their Progressive Care Unit (PCU). The Unit includes thirteen private patient rooms, advanced nurse call systems, and staff spacing. The ribbon cutting was held to honor the first phase of patient care area enhancements at TriStar Horizon Medical. The unit is part of a $2.5 million investment to modernize the hospital and to expand healthcare service offerings in the community.  

Community News & Events
Dickson County Democratic Party's Annual Bull and Beans BBQ- Saturday, July 9, 2016. Dickson County High School Cafeteria at 5:30 PM. No Charge for the events donations welcomed. Speakers will include State Representative Sherry Jones, Dustin Evans , and Tim Hobbs.  
 
Pick 'N Picnic- The 1st annual "Will the Circle be Unbroken" will be held at the Bibb- White Bluff Civic Center at 10:00 a.m. on July 9. Bring your instrument or just your voice and a picnic lunch for a record-setting, mass picking, and singing. Free community event.   
 
Bluff House ConcertsJuly 21, August 18. Bibb-White Civic Center. For more information visit templetonthompson.com 
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce | (615) 446-2349 | jennie@dicksoncountychamber.com | http://www.dicksoncountychamber.com
119 Hwy. 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055