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The Franklin Times “ Your Business Link” Volume 35

Issue 11

November 2013

Chamber Leadership EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President Troy Brown Nissan North America, Decherd Vice-President Jim Cortner Moore-Cortner Funeral Home Secretary Jarod Pearson The Franklin-Pearson House Treasurer Charles Spaulding American City Bank Past President Phil Young Southern TN Medical Center BOARD OF DIRECTORS Alex Barnett Russell Barnett Automotive Family Stanley Bean FC County Commission Mike Cunningham Aerospace Testing Alliance Daryl Doney Middle Tennessee Respiratory Leah Drawhorn Walmart Supercenter Jim Harmon Monteagle Inn & Retreat Center Sam Henley Henley Supply Millwork Chip Manning The University of the South Troy Martin American City Bank Eddie Moffitt Elk River Public Utility District Stacy Mooney Citizens Community Bank BJ Rigsby Coldwell Banker Lynch-Rigsby Realty & Auction, LLC John Sutton Liaison, AEDC Dave VanBuskirk Tims Ford Council Ernie Williams Rogers Group, Inc. STAFF Judy D. Taylor Executive Director Delores Janush Membership Manager Shannon Stephens Marketing Manager Technology Support Adam Marshall

FCUB Annual Chili Lunch

Thursday, November 7th at 12:00 Noon Franklin County United Bank 2030 Decherd Boulevard Decherd, TN Reservations Required 931-967-6788

Parking will be at the Franklin County Plaza in front of the Dollar Tree.

Gene Seaton, Tim Sanders and the FCUB team invite you to attend the 5th Annual FCUB “FANTASTIC” Chili luncheon at 12 noon on the 7th of November. A great time to network and build new contacts!

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet




Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Social Hour begins at 5:30pm Dinner served at 6:00pm Cravens Hall (entrance upper level) Sewanee, Tennessee

OU $45.00 per person

RSVP 931-967-6788 or email: in

Greetings! 2013 is quickly coming to a close and it has been another incredible year.

Coming Soon….

The final touches are being completed in the Chamber Business Directory and on behalf of your staff, “thank you” to each of you for your support and participation in the 20132014 Business Directory and Economic Guide.

Plans are underway for this year’s annual banquet and our theme is “All About YOU”….You our members! Member Investments truly are the engine of economic growth! Without membership investments, the Leadership Circle of supporters, and event supporters, the collective voice and programs of the Chamber would not exist! The Annual Membership and Awards Banquet will once again be in Sewanee at Cravens Hall. Entry will be on the upper level adjacent to the parking lot between the Tennessee Williams Theatre and Cravens Hall. Tom and Becky Brown owners of Beans Creek Winery will host the wine tasting and social time beginning at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm to make the evening more enjoyable. The evening is “All About YOU”, our members. An evening of appreciation, accountability for 2013 accomplishments and change

of leadership. Banquet Chairman Ernie Williams, Rogers Group and his committee; Charles Spaulding—American City Bank, Eddie Moffitt—Elk River Public Utility District and Jim Harmon—The Monteagle Inn are working hard to make this year’s banquet an evening to remember! Invitations will be mailed next week and reservations are now being taken! Seating will be limited so call today and reserve your table. A fun festive evening and the traditional holiday opening event on Tuesday, December 3rd is fast approaching. The Chamber board of directors will be setting the program of work for the new year. One of the programs to be continued is the Retire Tennessee Program. I will be attending two Ideal Living Trade Shows recruiting retirees to move to Franklin County and to our great state in February of 2014. Most people tend to think that traditional retirement communities are centered in Florida, Arizona, and the Carolinas. However, recent surveys released by Ideal Living and AARP break the mold, showing that states like Tennessee needs to be taken seriously as top retirement destinations. One great thing about their list is, it has changed significantly from previous years. There are 41 new communities on the 2013 list (there were 31 new ones in 2012), which is regarded as a great thing– the more communities for their members to consider for their retirements, the better! Tennessee enjoys a reputation as a tax friendly state with a lower cost of living than states on either coasts. It could be that as baby boomers face reality about their retirement portfolios they are being more financially realistic about where to retire. Go to and check out the Retire Tennessee Program! Franklin County is proud to be a Retire Tennessee Community. Your investments make this possible! The list of board members on the front page of the Franklin Times are professionals of the highest caliber, that volunteer their valuable time to continue to keep Franklin County in the forefront of every economic opportunity. They work hard assisting in the development of a strong workforce for the manufacturing and business needs of our community, creating a great place to live, work and play!

Judy Taylor Judy Taylor IOM Executive Director

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”


MEMBERSHIP CONNECTION AT SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER Over 60 community professionals attended the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Connection sponsored by Southern Tennessee Medical Center at the Sleep Center.

Past President / Board Member / Leadership Supporter Phil Young, Southern Tennessee Medical Center & Executive Director Judy Taylor, FC Chamber of Commerce

Southern Tennessee Medical Center Heather Harper, Eric Brown, Alisha McInturff & Brie King

Belle Ruyten, Partners In Healing; Savanah Burrows, Franklin EMS; Board Member Chip Manning, The University of the South & Lori Jones, Belles & Beaus

Jennifer Heier, Tifco Industries & Ed Crenshaw, V.R. Williams & Co.

Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Jim Cortner, Moore Cortner Funeral Home & Michael Greer, V.R. Williams & Co.

Past President / Board Member / Leadership Supporter Phil Young, Southern TN Medical Center & Chamber President Troy Brown, Nissan North America

Chamber Ambassadors Carlene Brown-Judkins, Nissan North America & Ryan Henn, Citizens Community Bank with Chamber Board Member Stacy Mooney, Citizens Community Bank.


Leadership Franklin County Class of 2014 with Steering Committee Members and Dr. Jerry Smith

Dr. Jerry Smith, Professor of Religion and Marshal of the University Faculties provided a tour of The University of the South, the essence of Leadership and Franklin County History!

Dr. Rebecca Sharber provided an overview of the Franklin County School System

Susan Carver, Tom Shemwick and Chair Stan Welch

Exploring the Natural Bridge in Sewanee

Professor Peter Smith and Professor of Theatre Arts Dan Backlund also Director of the Sewanee Summer Seminar provided a tour of the Tennessee Williams Center.


Sir John Templeton Library

Catie Clark, Callie Grant, Mackenzie Pfister, Tori Hinshaw, Maggie McDonald & Karlie Warren enjoying the view from the Templeton Library

Lara Medley & Dave Van Buskirk explored a few of the books of the Templeton Library

Lisa Mason, Skye Maxon & Lara Medley on the overlook at the Templeton Library

Sandra Thomas, Samuel Douglas, and Amy Dennis exploring the grounds at the Templeton Library

ABOVE: Bruce Shaw & Board Member Chip Manning LEFT: Jeff Mallory Templeton Foundation provided a tour of the Templeton Library

Ribbon Cuttings Juro & Juretta’s Cycles Jimmy & Kasey King

9109 Tullahoma Hwy Estill Springs, TN 37330 931-636-8415 Pictured is Brandy Penny, Bill Pickney, Ann Soloman, Joann Coutta, JT Shields, Owners Jimmy & Kasey King, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Taylor, Dan Perry, Mary Perry, Nancy Hibler and Sandra Thomas. Kneeling is Jonathan Reed, Lindsey Ladd and Terry Hoots.

Swann Equipment Ronnie & Linda Swann

9682 AEDC Rd (Hwy 127) Winchester, TN 931-962-8897

Pictured is Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Taylor, Nancy Damron, Ryan Henn, Ed Crenshaw, Joann Coutta, Michael Greer, Melissa Swann, Jessica Parsons, Derrick Swann, Owners Linda and Ronnie Swann, Julie Ann Swann, Dennis Walker, Chamber of Commerce President Troy Brown, Decherd Mayor Robin Smith, Decherd City Administrator Mike Foster, Chris Parker, Merritt Hibler, Nancy Hibler, Kevin Lockmiller and Sherry Price. Kneeling is Sandra Thomas, Paul Alley, Steven Spray, Stevie Hodge with Ozzy, Chuck Swann, Stephen Hodge, Whit Slatton. Stacy Mooney, Raymond Ortiz, Kim Pendergraff and Karen Shetters.

Ribbon Cuttings Orr Décor & More Cindy & Hugh Orr

117 Bypass Road Winchester, TN 37398 720-334-2618

Pictured is Hampton Bourne, Executive Director Judy Taylor, Bill Pickney, Gene Snead, Joann Coutta, Beth Rhoton, Chamber President Troy Brown, Winchester Mayor Terry Harrell, Owners Cindy & Hugh Orr, Betty Orr, Marilyn Eastwood, Nancy Hibler, Brandy Penny, Richard Tucker and Deanna Sidley

Storage Central Franklin County Dan & Arlene Barry Family Partners: Ryan & Lydia Barry / Evan Barry / Nick & Lindsey Barry / Hannah Barry

1516 Blue Springs Road Decherd, TN 37324 931-967-5682 or 931-598-5682

Pictured Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Judy Taylor, Joann Coutta, Sherry Price, Decherd Mayor Robin Smith, Owners Arlene, Evan, Dan, Ryan, (baby) Sophia, and Lydia Barry, Juanita Barry, Nelson Hatchett, Lee McFarland, Sharon Kilby, Nancy Hibler and Jim Penland. Kneeling is Gene Snead, Sandra Thomas, John Shelton and Cassidy Barry. Back row June Skidmore. Skyping from Argentina is daughter and partner Hannah Barry. Dan and Arlene Barry have been providing quality storage in Franklin County for the past 26 years. They have now launched a new storage facility at 1516 Blue Springs Road, Decherd 37324 along with their partners Ryan and Lydia Barry, Evan Barry, Nick and Lindsey Barry, and Hannah Barry. It is conveniently located at the corner of Blue Springs Rd and the 4 lane bypass right beside Nissan Manufacturing. This facility is a culmination of many years of experience to create a hassle free experience for customers who range from homeowners storing their household and garage possessions to commercial interests that need extra space storing records and products to sell. This is a gated, 24 hour video monitored, excellently lighted, individually coded access facility with 10,000 square feet of climate control storage that is patrolled daily and monitored for the correct temperature and humidity. In addition to this there are several regular storage units that are insulated in all the walls with a door that accesses to a sheltered breezeway that allows customers to work around bad weather. Storage Central also provides a wide variety of moving supplies. This modern facility is the second compound in Franklin County for Dan and Arlene with the other being Sewanee Mountain Storage located between Sewanee and Monteagle. Storage Central is designed for straight-line access where no unit is over 50 feet from the coded access door with no corners to turn. All energy conscious lighting is either motion activated or on timers and the building is designed where the insulated outside units provide extra insulation for the climate control units creating an energy efficient design. The building actually sits on the recycled dirt and rubble of the Old Franklin County High School. Each person attending the ribbon cutting was given a brick from the old school building. “We are proud to have been servicing the people of Franklin County for the last 26 years in the storage business and we feel that our new facility positions us in a central location with plenty of room to accommodate all sizes of moving vans including tractor-trailer trucks. We provide a full range of packing supplies and references for professional movers and we are here to show you our facility any time you wish. Just call 967-5682 and make a personal appointment at your convenience. We know that the moving experience is filled with a tremendous amount of stress and work. Providing storage to our customer base is our only business and we are here to make storage the easiest part of your move.” Says Dan Barry.


ATA hosted the 5th Annual Rocket Launch Competition at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s 31st Annual Polly Crockett Festival in September. Deputy General Manager Scott Bartlett, ATA; Lynn Moran, ATA; Festival Chair Dave Van Buskirk, Chamber President Troy Brown and Executive Director Judy Taylor presented the six first place winners with a certificate, a $100 bill and an special edition Arnold Air Force Base & STEM coin. The competition emphasis fun and importance of learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Each of this year’s six winners came within 1.5 inches of hitting the bulls eye with the rocket they created at the festival.

Pictured is Festival Chair Dave Van Buskirk, Chamber President Troy Brown, Lynn Moran, ATA; Winner Mathew Kreidenweis, Deputy General Manager Scott Bartlett, ATA and Executive Director Judy Taylor

Aiden Choate

Avery Van Hoogen

Jackson Miliken

Elijah Extine

Miette Blue

Mathew Kreidenweis


Our beautiful area is attracting people from other states by the dozens and a large majority of these inquiries are people wanting to relocate to this area. Some are retirees, some are leaving the hurricanes behind, and some actually go on the internet and pick us out! We seem to have what everyone is looking for!!

Welcome Raymond Capps, M.D. Neurology Southern Tennessee Medical Center/Emerald-Hodgson Hospital would like to welcome Dr. Raymond Capps. Dr. Capps is a graduate of The University of Missouri and he completed his residency at The University of North Carolina. Dr. Raymond Capps is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. He completed his fellowship in behavioral neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. Since beginning private practice in 1986, Dr. Capps has served in several Medical Directorship positions to include The Department of Rehabilitative Medicine at Floyd Medical Center, Aging and ADHD Clinics in Rome Georgia as well as being the Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Neurology at The University of Tennessee, Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. As outlined by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology a neurologist diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) and muscles. While not an inclusive list, some of the diseases Dr. Capps treats include muscular dystrophy, headache and other pain, epilepsy (seizures), Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer disease. Dr. Capps’ practice, Southern Tennessee Neurology, will be located at 1383 South College St, Suite 2, Winchester. He will begin seeing patients in his office on November 04, 2013. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the office at (931) 967-0042.

Office Location: Southern Tennessee Neurology 1383 S. College St., Suite 2 Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-0042 Office Hours for Dr. Capps: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Marsha Stranathan 2002 Hardtner St Kiowa, KS 67070

Donald Dove 6166 Belspring Rd Fairlawn, VA 24141

Joan Bradbury 1012 Clematis St Reading, PA 19608

Richard Behnke 663 Kingswood Ave Fond Du Lac, WI 54935

Jeanne Jorgensen W306 Mip Anag Rd Gillett, WI 54124

Richard Pollard 200 Dayton School Rd Easley, SC 29642

Stanley Culver 820 Canton St New Orleans, LA 70121

David Jackson 2335 Rifle Range Rd Mt Pleasant, SC 29466

James Seago 2955 Darolyn St Bartlett, TN 38134

Bob Cummings 151 Crawford Rd Bainbridge, GA 39814


Lisa Thompson

2608 Decherd Blvd Decherd, TN 37324 931-962-4968 or 931-962-3508

Orr DĂŠcor & More Cindy & Hugh Orr

117 ByPass Road Winchester, TN 37398 720-334-2618 or 720-837-9396

Stan McNabb Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dolly McNabb

1200 East Carroll Street Tullahoma, TN 37388 931-455-1155 or 877-462-4345 Fax: 931-454-2356





The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce extends its sincere appreciation to the following companies who invest generously annually. These contributions help the Chamber with its mission of fostering economic prosperity in Franklin County.



Rick Youngblood and Gary Edwards

Executive Director Judy Taylor, Alex Barnett, Russell Barnett and Keith Barnett

SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER Phil Young and Executive Director Judy Taylor

AMERICAN CITY BANK Troy Martin and Charles Spaulding

The following discounts are offered by members to fellow members of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Members interested in joining the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Member to Member Discounts, call 931-967-6788 for details. Present this sheet to receive Member to Member Discounts.

BIG DADDY’S SPORTS 931-967-5433

10% Discount to Chamber Members DANLEY Heating & Air Conditioning

931-967-3209 10% Discount on services & check maintenance to Chamber Members

BURL’S Termite & Pest Control 931-967-4547


10% Discount to Chamber Members & Employees on New Services Only

15% Discount off an installed system at you home or business

931-967-1933 10% Discount to Chamber Members

931-723-0380 10% Discount on services to Chamber Members

Kathy Bennett Photography

Life Communications & Security, Inc.


931-598-5682 1 free lock with unit rental for Chamber Members Limit 1 per year


931-455-9016 5% discount for Chamber Members on parts & labor only. Excludes monitoring. New installations only

931-636-6915 Free estimates for post frame buildings & metal roofs

10% Discount on regular priced items to Chamber Members

931-962-4300 25% Discount to Chamber Members

Terry Kirchner 888-572-7746

10% Discount

931-967-GOGO Free estimates & $10.00 off booking 931-967-2313

Coffee, Franklin & Warren Counties

931-723-8088 720-334-2618

10% Discount

20% Discount carpet cleaning or air duct cleaning

20% Discount all merchandise



10% Discount on all services & merchandise Employee discount pricing on new Sea-Doos & Con AM ATV's to all Chamber Members!

25% off any existing competitive price & for those who are new will receive a FREE first month of service

Valley Mini Storage

Winchester Antique Mall

931-967-1421 10% Discount on all retail products to Chamber Members

10% Discount to Chamber Members. Not to be included with any other discounts.



Individual tax return $40 flat rate

10% off all services to Chamber Members

FREE! Up to $100 in options when making a Barn or Gazebo purchase now through June 30, 2014. Discount to Chamber Members Only

Crown’s Landscaping & Garden Center 931-962-2276 10% Discount on retail plant goods to Chamber Members

N. Cory Glenn, DDS



931-967-9930 20% Discount on all merchandise to Chamber Members

931-967-0916 10% Discount on Simply Amish and Poly Furniture


Free facial for Chamber Members. Call for an appointment

931-967-2219 10% Discount on parts, accessories & clothing. Free Moose gear bag with purchase of a new ATV to Chamber Members

Shull Chiropractic Clinic, PLLC 931-967-4232 Free consultation

TRACKER BOAT CENTER 931-967-7127 Free tank of fuel on all new boat purchases to Chamber Members

931-967-1273 Free Interior & exterior clean up with repair work


931-968-4959 5% Discount on all stock trade commission & free investment reviews to Chamber Members

931-967-1040 $30.00 Discount to Chamber Members

931-924-3869 15% Discount on rooms Sunday - Thursday 10% discount on conference room anytime


10% Discount on jewelry

931-598-5682 1 free lock with unit rental for Chamber Members Limit 1 per year

BOARD OF DIRECTORS... Nominations to the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce are now open. Elections results will be announced at our Annual Membership Meeting, Tuesday December 3, 2013. Your input and participation is needed to complete the process for the (4) four board seats open for (3) three year terms. Nominees must be members.

AMBASSADORS‌ Business Members can and should nominate your most outgoing employee to be an Ambassador. Ambassadors are the official hospitality promoters, official representatives for your business and the Chamber.

OUTSTANDING CITIZEN... Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Citizen should be submitted in essay format to the Franklin County Chamber, describing the nominees contributions to receive this prestigious award. Essay/ resume must accompany your nomination.

NOMINATION DEADLINE for all nominations: Thursday, November 15, 2013 Submit Nominations to Franklin County Chamber of Commerce PO Box 280 Winchester, TN 37398 Email: or Fax 931-967-9418


Insurance is about You, not us! 101 South Woodland Street * Manchester, TN 931-968-0148 * 931-728-8845 Call Roger or Linda for all your Insurance needs



Watson Watson--North Funeral Home, Cremation Center & Memorial Park

405 Sharp Springs Road Winchester, TN 37398 Tommy North, Owner (931) 967-2345



Franklin County Paint


Master Financial Group 3 0 1 2 nd Av e nue , NW; Wi nc he s t e r , TN 3 7 3 9 8

(931) 967-2979

Fax: (931) 967-3086

Davis G. Mason Financial Planner

R. Matt Mason Fi nanci al Pl anner

Fee based advisory services offered through SSN Advisory, Inc., a registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Securities Service Network, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC


Homes ● Land ●Farms ● Zero Lot Lines ●Commercial Auction ● New Construction ● Lake Front

TONY STONE, Owner 938 Dinah Shore Blvd Winchester, TN 3.7398 931-962-4300 Fax: 931-962-8900 $5 off purchase of $25 or more!

Mid-State Realty, L.L.C.

(931) 967-4321

Each office independently owned and operated.







RELIABLE RENTAL 104 E. Petty Lane Winchester, TN 37398

962-0406 1-800-453-RENT Owners: David & Cile Alexander



Insurance is about You, not us! 101 South Woodland Street * Manchester, TN 931-968-0148 * 931-728-8845 Call Roger or Linda for all your Insurance needs.

Blackberry Patch Catering 200 Main Street Decherd, TN 37327 931-962-0451

Thanks, advertisers for your support of the Franklin Times!



P.O. Box 280 44 Chamber Way Winchester, TN 37398 Phone: 931-967-6788 Fax: 931-967-9418 Email:

Your business link!

Chamber Calendar… November 5


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Three Star Regional Workshop RIBBON CUTTING: TITLEMAX 10:00AM @ 2608 DECHERD BOULEVARD IN DECHERD MEMBERSHIIP CONNECTION: 5TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN COUNTY UNITED BANK CHILI LUNCH 12:00 NOON @ 2030 DECHERD BLVD IN DECHERD. RSVP REQUIED CALL 931-967-6788 Veterans Day—Chamber Flags Fly Board Room Reserved Senior Class Mock Interviews: 8:30 am @ FCHS Leadership Franklin County: Local Government & ECD Retire Tennessee Conference Franklin County Board of Directors Meeting Social @ 4:30 pm Meeting @ 5:00 pm RIBBON CUTTING: DR MICHAELSHENKMAN 10:00 AM @ 81MEMORIAL DRIVE, WINCHESTER Franklin County Ambassadors Meeting 12:00 noon @ Chamber Franklin County Manufacturer’s Roundtable HAPPY THANKSGIVING Cowan Merchant’s Open House For information call 931-962-3370 or visit Diamond’s For You Photos with the Grinch 10:00 am until 1:30 pm @ 2101 Decherd Blvd in Decherd

December 2 3

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County Commission meeting @ 7pm @ FC Courthouse FRANKLIN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP MEETING & AWARDS BANQUET @ Cravens Hall in Sewanee 5:30 pm Social with wine tasting by Beans Creek Winery 6:00 pm Dinner. Tickets $45 . Call 931-967-6788 to make your reservation Retire Tennessee Regional meeting—Cookville, TN Cowan Christmas Marketplace. For information call 931-967-7318 Cowan Christmas Parade. For information call 931-967-7318 Winchester Santa Comes to Town. For information call 931-967-2532 Decherd’s Christmas Parade. For information call 931-967-5181 Franklin County Board of Directors Meeting Social @ 4:30 pm Meeting @ 5:00 pm

Memorial Bricks available in the Pam Ledford Memorial & Community Leader’s Garden. Get yours for only $50.00 at the Chamber.


Honor someone that has made a difference in your life, or perhaps someone you have lost by placing a brick in their honor or memory in the community garden. Call 967-6788

















Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Employment Security Division, Research and Statistics 1:30PM CT on 8/22/2013 Numbers and rates are not seasonally adjusted.

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