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We will be CLOSED for Christmas on Friday, December 23rd and Monday December 26th. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Let us know what we can do to better your experience as a chamber member. Please send your suggestions HERE. We're looking for ways to improve our service to our members. If you need business counseling, cash flow help, social marketing help, seminars, networking, we have the resources and people to help...CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW!!!
Very soon, we will be able to upload your business logo to our website to further enhance your presence on the Chamber website. If you would like to have your logo featured on the website, please send me a high quality jpeg file here.

Be watching for our "Uniquely Haywood Christmas" video we're having done to celebrate how Haywood County does Christmas. It will be posted on our website as well as our Facebook, a DVD copy will be made available if you would like one!

Merry Christmas!

December 11-Christ in Christmas Concert - AMPAT
December 13-Rotary-Noon
December 13-Health Council Downstairs-Noon
December 14-Called Adult Leadership meeting-Upstairs-Noon
December 15-JECDB Meeting-8:30 a.m.
December 16-Bobbie Hopson-Downstairs-11:00 a.m.
December 17-Christmas Pop-Ups Santa Visit
December 20-Rotary-Noon
December 20-Ribbon Cutting Hype-TN-Holly Deliverance Church
December 21-Exchange Club-Downstairs-Noon
December 21-Leadership Board-Upstairs-Noon
December 21-HUMBUG DAY
December 27-Rotary-Noon
December 30-BACON DAY
December 31-NEW YEARS EVE

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Great Expectations, Spotlight Stage and the Memories Staircase

     This month, the Great Expectations Lobby is decorated for the Holiday's by Treasure Chest!

     As always. there's a ton of history to see on the Memories staircase, as pages and pictures from past pages of the States Graphic highlight your decent down the stairs to the lower meeting room.

     We've also treated the grand old Carnegie to a wonderful Christmas look, please stop by and visit with us!

Welcome New Chamber Members!!!

Hobock House of Antiques
Shell's Place - Stanton
The Basket
Vanessa's Boutique on the Square
For the Holiday Season


December 5 - 16 Christmas at College Hill, featuring Festival of Trees.  Presented by the Brownsville Haywood County Arts Council.


December 10 - Stanton Christmas Parade 3 PM


December 11 - "Christ in Christmas" Musical, 3 PM Ann Marks Performing Arts Theatre
Free Business Counseling
Every 4th Wednesday at the Chamber, featuring Ron Acree, Director of the TN Small Business Development Center. Sessions from 9 am til Noon. Please call the chamber for more details how it can be tailored to your business!
Plan something special in Tennessee all year long. To find out what great things you and your family can see, visit the Tennessee Vacation Guide. You can also find out about Brownsville Events too!!!

UNION CITY, TN-   If you spot a glorious glow in the cornfields Northwest of Union City, TN in December, head that way!  Lights, lights and more lights are twinkling brightly all around Discovery Park of America.  It's the second annual "Let it Glow Light Show" sponsored by the City of Union City and sure to get you in the holiday spirit! 

According to Grounds Director John Watkins, this year's show is bigger and better than last year's show.  "We have over half-a-million lights...about 30 miles of lights if you stretched them out end-to-end," Watkins said.  "New to the light show are a couple of themed areas featuring Charlie Brown and Rudolph," Watkins said.  And the drive through light tunnel is back, since it was a crowd favorite last year. 

Another new addition this year is the opportunity to purchase 3-D glasses for the passengers in the vehicle.  Watkins said that the only thing better than a light show, is a light show viewed through 3-D glasses.  "Those fun little glasses really make the lights come to life," Watkins said.  Additionally, guests driving through the light show can tune their radio station to the park's FM frequency and might just notice that the lights and the music have a lot in common! 

The "Let it Glow Light Show" will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. most December evenings, but will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Year's Eve.  Cost is $5.00 per vehicle, $10 for a 15-passenger bus and the 3 D glasses are available for passengers for $2.00 each.

In addition to the light show, Santa is visiting in Dinosaur Hall on Saturdays December 3rd, 10th and 17th   from noon until 5:00 p.m.  Guests are invited to bring their own camera and get photos of their little ones in Santa's lap!  There is a mailbox in the lobby of Discovery Park where children can leave their letter to Santa.  All letters with a legible return address will receive a reply

On Sunday afternoons, the park's staff will present Polar Express at the Train Depot.  The tickets for this event went on sale in June and it is sold-out.  "We added additional shows and times this year," said Event Director Lauren Jones.  "This is a very popular event, and we encourage anyone who can't get tickets this year to watch our website or sign up for our newsletter so that they know when the tickets go on sale next year," she added.  Polar Express is sponsored by Simmons Bank.

     In addition to all the festivities, Discovery Park of America is a great place to shop.  The gift shop contains extremely unique and educational gifts, the Cafe offers delicious home-made fudge packages and a membership to Discovery Park is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year!  An annual membership for children 12 and under is $30.00 and for those 13 and older it is $60.00.  The membership provides free admission every day, discounts at the gift shop and Cafe, and early notification of concerts and events. 

Propane Vehicle Grant Available
  Dec. 16: TN Natural Gas & Propane Vehicle Grant application due

TDEC's Office of Energy Programs is pleased to invite public, non-profit, and private Tennessee-based fleets to apply for the Tennessee Natural Gas and Propane Vehicle Grant Program.
  • $2,500,000 is available under this competitive funding opportunity.
  • Each grant will provide up to 50% of the incremental purchase cost of eligible vehicles, with a maximum grant of $25,000 for each eligible vehicle.
  • The maximum amount that may be awarded to a grantee shall not exceed $250,000.
Applications must be received by 8 pm CST on Dec. 16, 2016. Awards are expected to be announced by Jan. 16, 2017, and the expected timeframe for award negotiations is March 2017.
For more information and to access the Application and Application Manual, click here. If you have questions, please contact Alexa Voytek at or 615-532-0238.

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 WLJT presents the PBS beloved character Ready, Jet, Go! Bring your youngsters to Discovery Park this Sunday, December 11, between 1:30 and 3:00 to meet Ready, Jet, Go! He will be in Dinosaur Hall, ready for pictures and high fives! We hope you can come and meet Ready, Jet Go! this Sunday!

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