Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Newsletter
May 2016  
                                                                                                 
New Members
Air Evac
Kristi Davis
336 Hwy. 13 S.
Waverly, TN  37185
(615) 815-7198
 
Cross Point Church
Zack Schroeder
503-A Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN  37055
(615) 740-0000
 
Dickson County Shrine Club
Tom York
200 Shady Hill Road
Dickson, TN  37055
(615) 812-0580
 
Pat Gorzny
206 E. Lake Drive
Dickson, TN  37055
(615) 429-2702

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
 
Dan Clark
Town of White
Bluff

Alex Spann
City of Charlotte
 
Tony Lewis
Dickson Taekwondo

Steve Spann 
Spann Funeral Home


Spotlight Story
My name is Ken Brands and I own "Clear Boundaries with Dog Guard".  I opened my business on September 14th, 2013 in Dickson, Tennessee.  Dickson is the population center in my territory that goes from Montgomery County to Maury County and Williamson County to Benton County.  The strategic choice has worked out better than expected.  The welcome I have received and the friends I have made in Dickson from both businesses and residents exceeds anything I could have imagined.

Prior to opening Clear Boundaries, the real start to my career was in 1977 when I joined the US Air Force.  I was a weapons instructor for all of my 22 year career.  I have trained new troops in "Basic Training" to a couple of Lieutenant Generals (3 Star).  After I retired in 1999 I received a scholarship through the Veterans Administration and I graduated from "Maine Maritime Academy" in 2005.  Most of my time working on boats was based in Houston Texas, pushing barges for Kirby Inland Marine.  I grew tired of being gone all the time and left working on the water in 2011.
In 2013 I moved to Clarksville, Tennessee and began the search for either a job or a business.  A friend mentioned he no longer had a "Dog Guard" dealer in his area and I started the research.  First I learned that Dog Guard manufactures high quality pet containment equipment that is sold through a network of independent dealers.  The second thing I learned is that Dog Guard equipment is "Made in America", which means a lot to most, but to members of the military, it means much more.  Being made in America its self does not mean quality, however all Dog Guard equipment comes with only one warranty, "Lifetime".  If a customer moves, the warranty moves with them.

Having a great product is half the battle, the other half is employing that equipment in a user friendly way that is cost effective and dependable.  In the majority of the fences I install, the pets have access to more than 90% of the homeowner yard, unless, for personal reasons they want a smaller area.  Dependability comes from understanding how the equipment works and using the best materials possible for installation.  There is no other pet fence company in Middle Tennessee that uses a wire equal to what Clear Boundaries uses.  Training your pets to the fence is also a key part of the product.  Most dogs are enjoying free time out in the yard without supervision in 12 to 15 days.  The training is a team effort between the pet owner and Clear Boundaries.  I take a slightly slower approach than many, but I have wonderful results with much less fear and stress on the part of the pet.
Every fence I sell comes with a 90 Day Pet Containment Guarantee from Clear Boundaries.  If you are not completely satisfied, you get 100% of your money back. 

If your only reason for getting a fence is to keep your pet safe in your yard there is nothing better than a fence from Clear Boundaries with Dog Guard.  The average price for a fence up to one acre for one dog is on average 40% to 75% less than the cost of a traditional fence in just your backyard (depending on the type of fence you buy).  A fence is only guaranteed to be a fence, pets jump over, dig under and gates get left open. 

Chamber News & Events
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Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament
May 13, 2016

Any Chamber member 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.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the chamber at 615-446-2349.  
Business Expo & Annual Banquet 
June 23, 2016
 Business Expo & Networking 6:00 p.m. 
Dinner & Entertainment 7:00 p.m   
Montgomery Bell State Park Inn
Where business to business connections are made! 
  • Space is limited (several sold already)- payment due with registration- check or cash
  • $100 fee includes one ticket to banquet and one hour of showcasing opportunities
  • Connect with other chamber members and decision makers
  • Live music by Backroad Bridgade during networking event
  • Banquet includes dinner and show by Rik Roberts
  • Additional tickets available for $30 each (invitations mailed in May)
  • Fee is non-refundable

For more information, please contact the chamber office at 615-446-2349.

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

May Luncheon  
Join us on Monday, May 9, 2016 at noon at Greystone Golf Club for our monthly chamber luncheon. Felix Castrodad from Regional Transportation Authority  will be our guest speaker. RSVP to Jennie at (615) 446-2349 by Wedn esday, May 4, 2016. Cost is $13 per member.
 

 
Job Fair 
Join us on Thursday, May 19, 2016 a t 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
Airgas
Allegra Print
America's Motor Sports
Batson & Phillips
Phil Buckner
Charlotte's Hometown Pharmacy
Clifton Farms
ConAgra Foods
Congressman Jim Cooper
Courtesy Limo
Days Inn
DCP&E
Developmental Services
Dickson-Pomona Farm Bureau Ins.
Dickson Electric System
Dickson Restoration
East Forest Park Apartments
East Hills Bed & Breakfast
Exit Now Realty
Farm Credit
Freeman Recovery Center
Goal Post
Ronny Greer, CPA
Greystone Golf Club
H & R Block
Hargis Heating & Air
High Noon Rotary
Journal Communications
JPS Realty Partners
L & J Lawn Care
Rep. Mary Littleton
Mindful Works
Nemak
Printers Ink
Quick Accounting Solutions of TN
RJ Young
Smith Harris & Carr
Specialty Auto
Tennessee Contractors Equipment
Tennessee Tool
Walnut Street Church of Christ
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. 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

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. 

Spot's Pots Presents "Free Family Fun Day!"- Saturday, May 21, 2016,11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Spots's Pot's located at 1404 East College Street Suite B in Dickson. Free painting, popcorn, cotton candy, and more! For free clay cookie to paint call (615) 495-1027.

National Day of Prayer- May 5, 2016 at Dickson County Fairgrounds

American Legion Lucien Berry Post 115, Auxiliary Unit 115 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 115 will hold their American Legion Birthday celebration on May 26 at 6:30 pm at Ponderosa.  Members are requested to bring a door prize.   For more information or questions contact Post Adjutant Robert Wenck at 615-446-7974

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 Dickson.  The Festival opens at noon on Friday and runs until 6 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Workshops start at 8:30 a.m. on each morning and run both days. Check our Facebook page  and website for more information. 
 
Relay For Life of Dickson County  -  Friday,  June 3, 2016 , 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Dickson County High School. For more information go to www.relayforlife.org or
1.800.227.2345.
 
Disney's Mulan- June 3-4 and 10-11 at 7 p.m. June 5 and 12 at 12 p.m. The Renaissance Center located at 855 Highway 46 S., in Dickson. For tickets go to www.renplayers.com . 

Firecraker 5k Glow Run- Friday, July 1, 2016. Come and let your red, white and blue shine as we show our patriotism and support for our troops!!! Proceeds and donations will benefit Operation Troop Aid. Registered runners will receive a t-shirt, glow stick and popsicle. Registration is available at ultra sign-up or at the Montgomery Bell State Park Office. The race will begin at 9:00 p.m.but come early for a free acoustic concert and silent auction sponsored by Operation Troop Aid.For more information call (615) 797-9052.
Dickson County Chamber of Commerce | (615) 446-2349 | jennie@dicksoncountychamber.com | http://www.dicksoncountychamber.com
119 Hwy. 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055