2020 Nashville Chamber Membership Directory

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1003 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4050 nashvillencchamber@gmail.com www.nashvillencchamber.org

TABLE OF CONTENTS Nashville Chamber of Commerce members enjoy a variety of events every year that offer networking and social opportunities. The chamber also hosts multiple events recognizing businesses and individuals. Members also engage in local town sponsored events. Pictured above, chamber member Garrett Shearin participated in a visioning forum hosted by the Town of Nashville which solicited input from residents, property owners and business owners to help the town develop an economic development for the town.

CHAMBER PRESIDENTS Ben Casey ................................................. 1991-1993 Charles Taylor ............................................ 1993-1994 Bobby Catlett............................................. 1994-1995 Jo Anne Cooper ........................................ 1996-1998 Louis Dreyfus ............................................ 1998-1999 Cindy Puckett ............................................ 1999-2000 Lisa Hattaway ............................................ 2000-2003 Amy Beasley .............................................. 2003-2006 Crystal Hyman .......................................... 2006-2009 Merideth Holland ...................................... 2009-2011 Elaine Corbett ........................................... 2011-2014 Dylan Bunch ............................................. 2014-2017 Mary Grace Daughtridge ...................... 2017-Present

SUPPORTING ADVERTISERS Autumn Care ~ Boice-Willis Clinic Braswell Family Farms ~ Carolinas Gateway Partnership Doug Sauls BBQ ~ Edward Jones - Cliff Joyner Farm Bureau Insurance of Nash County, Nashville Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance ~ Market Leader Realty MGD Realty, LLC ~ Nash Produce ~ The Nashville Graphic ~ Providence Bank Southern Bank ~ Sandy Frazier State Farm Insurance Strickland Equipment ~ Town of Nashville This publication is proudly produced and published by: The Nashville Graphic ©2020 Nash County Newspapers, Inc. 203 W. Washington Street, Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.7101 • Publisher: Jo Anne Cooper

Board of Directors ..................................................................Page 3 President’s Message ..............................................................Page 3 Vice President’s Message.....................................................Page 5 Volunteer...................................................................................Page 6 Town of Nashville ........................................................... Page 4 & 7 Member News ...................................................................... Page 10 A Great Place to do Business ........................................... Page 10 Community............................................................................ Page 16 Scholarships .......................................................................... Page 17 Community Awards............................................................ Page 16 Members................................................................. Page 8. 9, 14, 15 Community Events ............................................................. Page 18 Member Listings .................................................................. Page 20

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Mary Grace Daughtridge MGD Realty Group , LLC Nashville Chamber of Commerce President

Board of Directors

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Cliff Joyner Vice-President Edward Jones

Amy Beasley Treasurer Southern Bank

Trey Barnette Secretary Fields & Cooper Attorneys at Law

Jo Anne Cooper Board Member The Nashville Graphic

Randy White Board Member 64 Marketplace

Lisa Hattaway Board Member Nashville Exchange

Jack Gurganus Board Member Piggly Wiggly

Janice Evans Board Member Nash County

Louise Hinton Board Member Town of Nashville

Jamey Baines Board Member Individual Member

Stephen Webb Board Member Valentine Law Firm

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Our chamber and board of directors would like to take a few seconds to reflect on some of the things we have been participated in this year. The Blooming Festival of 2019 brought in the largest crowd Nashville had seen at a festival over the past years. Thank you to our membership Volunteers. We have served our members with Seminars for Small Business with Nash Community College, the children of Nash County met with Santa Claus and they “were the Christmas Parade’” Our distinguished citizen this year was one of our own directors on our Board of Directors. He has been so involved with community and with the Chamber. We all enjoyed the fellowship with members with our Fall Member Social and we were able to award three educational scholarships to graduating seniors in Nash County. We are in the process for next year to add the Miss Nashville Pageant and the Teen Miss Nashville Pageant. Our goals are to improve our community and business relationships which I feel are improving every year, thanks to our members. I think the rest of 2020 will be a challenging time for a lot of our members due to the COVID-19 virus mandate to stay at home. Businesses will be struggling to make back their losses but as your Chamber we are always there to help and to support our members. We can look at this as a coming together- each member business helping each other. We have, and hope you will, continue to encourage everyone to shop local. Not to shop local on the Saturday set aside in November but every day, all year long. We will support our members in all ways we can to keep our local businesses and chamber thriving. Supporting each other’s businesses will help all of us and our Nash County citizens. We have had a GREAT Board of Directors for the last few years and I cannot say how thankful I have been for the hard work and support they have contributed to our chamber, membership and myself. We are all volunteers and volunteer work is sometimes not recognized. Thank You to each one of you for your involvement and hard work. The relentless hours that are put in to make this Chamber what it is really shows how much you care about our membership. If you are not a member of our Nashville Chamber of Commerce let me ask you WHY? Why would you not join us in supporting your business the way we support our members, to have better recognition for your business and to help support each other in times like this year. We would love to have more member with more participation. Membership is very inexpensive. Just remember, we are in this for YOU.

Nashville Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1003 Nashville, NC 27856

252.459.4050 nashvillencchamber@gmail.com www.nashvillencchamber.org

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NASHVILLE Nashville is known for its small town charm, friendly people and is a “Great Place to Live, Work and Play.” Founded in 1780, the Town of Nashville is located in eastern North Carolina along US64 (Future I-495) only 5 minutes from I-95. It is centrally located along the east coast approximately half-way between New York City and Miami. The town has a population of 5,500 and is the County Seat for Nash County. It maintains many of the charms of southern towns with tree lined streets and older historic homes. Just over a 30 minute commute to Raleigh, NC, the town is a central location for business and pleasure. Its convenient location near the intersection of US64 (Future I-495) and I-95 allows for easy travel along multilane modern highways to nearly any part of the US. RDU International Airport is only a one hour drive. Further, it’s only a short two hour drive to points along the sandy North Carolina beaches and approximately four hours to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains. Washington, DC, is only four hours up Interstate Highway I-95.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Nash-Rocky Mount School System Universal Leaf Nash County Nash Community College Wal-Mart Clayton Home Builders Braswell Family Farms L&L Foods Autumn Care Piggly Wiggly Town of Nashville Atlantic Natural Foods Food Lion ACDI

THE “ORIGINAL” NASHVILLE • 1780 Small town charm at its best! The Town of Nashville is a vibrant community of 5,500 citizens with a prosperous local economy. Our citizens enjoy a high quality of life with a low crime rate and great schools.

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Franklin County

Nash County NASHVILLE Edgecombe County

RALEIGH Wake County

Wilson County

Johnston County

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Nashville is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We’re a growing and vibrant community that so many love to call home and a great many wish they could call home. The Nashville Chamber of Commerce cannot take credit for all that. We can take some though. The Chamber’s goal is to promote the general business environment and commercial development in the area. In addition we work to improve all aspects of the quality of life for all Nashville’s citizens. The Chamber encourages and promotes business growth and development through workshops in conjunction with Nash Community College and with ribbon cuttings and Business After Hours. Nashville has seen the opening of several

new businesses recently and we will see more in the near future. Since 1991 the Nashville Chamber has recognized a distinguished citizen and has recently started honoring a youth age 12-18 for their civic involvement and contributions. We focus on the young with our sponsorship of the Annual Children’s Christmas Parade where the children are the parade. Assisting with higher education costs is the reason behind the scholarships we award each year to graduating high school seniors to help with their college costs. Of course we sponsor the wonderful Nashville Blooming Festival each Mother’s Day weekend. Proceeds from that event allow us to make contributions to several worthwhile organizations, but there is also a sense of

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Cliff Joyner Chamber Vice-President pride when people from outside the community speak of how great an event the entire weekend is for all. Your chamber also is constantly looking for other ways to support our town and citizens. The spring of 2021 will feature a Miss Nashville Pageant, and, as there will be upcoming elections we will continue to provide our candidate forums to help keep voters informed. This is an impressive list but could be so much more impressive with more volunteer help. The Blooming Festival can always use volunteers and sponsors, and there are so many other joint projects with the local schools and other organizations we could encourage…so many ways we can make Nashville an even better place to live and work. Won’t you consider being a part?

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VOLUNTEER Want to make a difference?

Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Blooming Festival committee member Crystal P. Batchelor (right) and her daughter, Courtney Hyman, are all smiles while volunteering at the festival. For more information on volunteer opportunities, call 252-459-4050.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is always seeking volunteers who are interested in the community. The chamber offers several opportunities to volunteer including: • Distinguished Citizen Award Reception • Children’s Christmas Celebration / Bicycle Parade • Nashville Blooming Festival • Fall Social / Christmas Social / Annual Meeting • Business After Hours • Budget / Finance / Fund raising • Marketing • Networking Events • Government Affairs • Economic Development • Ribbon Cuttings • Education Please join us! If interested in volunteering contact us at nashvillencchamber@gmail.com or call 252.459.4050.


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Small town charm at its best!

Nashville, NC is one of 12 Nashvilles in the United States and is the oldest. The town continues to be regarded as “A Great Place to Live, Work and Play.” Nashville’s growth rate has made it the fastest growing full service municipality in Nash County, according to the 2010 US Census. This trend is expected to continue as Nashville continues to serve as the geographical and institutional center of Nash County. However, Nashville has kept its small town charm while continuing to grow. A Downtown Redevelopment Phase I project was completed for the Washington Street area of the Downtown area which is part of a revitalization project for all of Downtown that will include improvements such as streetscape work on sidewalks, lighting, underground utilities, and building facades. This is just one of many community development projects designed to ensure focus on both issues of depth along with growth to make sure Nashville remains “A Great Place to Live, Work, and Play.” But the main key has always been the citizens of Nashville. As the county seat, the town is also host to the county administrative building, courthouse, health department, social services, emergency services, Sheriff’s Department, Senior Center, Nash Arts, and Nash-Rocky Mount School System Administrative Offices (along with Nashville Elementary, Nash Central Middle School, Nash Central High School and Northern Nash High School being located either in town or close by.)

Pictured above is the new addition to the Nash County Courthouse, which was completed in 2018. Nashville is home to multiple historic structures along with modern facilities and activities for adults and youth. Residential areas include a unique blend of historical homes and new construction. Citizens have access to a variety of businesses and services along with parks, recreation and many community organizations which contribute to the quality of life.


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MEMBER NEWS Chamber member is promoted to agency manager


Kenneth Jordan, a resident at Autumn Care of Nashville, poses with staff members from Sandy Frazier State Farm Insurance who visited the facility on February 13th delivering hand-made Valentine’s Day cards to each resident. Pictured, left to right, are Madison Ellis, Kenneth Jordan, Michelle English and Keesha Wells.


If you have an announcement you would like to submit for the chamber’s social media or directory, please email us! nashvillencchamber@gmail.com

Tonja S. Philbeck has been named agency manager at Farm Bureau in Nashville. Tonja will soon celebrate her 13th year with NC Farm Bureau. She is a graduate of Nash Community College and an alumni of Southern Nash High School. Tonja has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. She was named the NC Farm Bureau District VI Agent of the Year for 2012, and was named among the Top 75 Agents in 2013, 2018 and 2019. Tonja S. Philbeck has served as secretary for the Philbeck local Rocky Mount National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and as a board member for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. She and her family are members and attend Red Bud Baptist Church. Tonja and her husband, Travis, have two sons, Parker and Conner.


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MEMBERS Remembering Jimmy Wayne Smith The Nashville Chamber of Commerce extends sympathy to the family of Jimmy Wayne Smith who passed away March 8, 2020 at the age of 82. He was born February 1, 1938 in Nash County to the late Clifford Smith and Ida Braswell Smith. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsy Smith, former owner of the Insurance Center in Nashville; son Todd Smith (Jennifer); daughter and current owner of the Insurance Center, Cindy Scheipers (John); grandchildren, Jake Smith, Clifford Smith, Sarah Hatfield (Robert), Victoria Scheipers(Kimberly); great granddaughter, Annabelle Hatfield. “Jimmy Smith was a tremendous supporter of the chamber,” said Jo Anne Cooper, publisher of The Nashville Graphic and chamber board member, “He was a loyal part of the chamber for many decades and served this community in many areas including supporting Habitat for Humanity in Nashville and Nash Arts when it was organized. Though he and Patsy had long retired from the business sector, they continued Jimmy Wayne to support Nashville. He will truly be missed by Smith our community.” Nashville Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Cliff Joyner remembers Jimmy Smith as a man who was enthusiastic about trying new things to promote the town and growth. “Former Mayor Rex Paramore noted Jimmy Smith and Macon Robertson as the reasons Nashville began to see growth decades ago due to making affordable housing available for Nashville,” Joyner commented.

50TH ANNIVERSARY Chamber member Farm Pak Products, Inc., a local sweet potato operation recently celebrated its golden anniversary. Farm Pak Products, Inc., the marketing arm of Barnes Farming Corporation, recently celebrated 50 years of providing sweet pototates for grocery stores and other food service outlets across the country. Carson Barnes established the company in 1969, to sell sweet potatoes grown and packed by Barnes Farming Corporation in Spring Hope. During the 1970’s, the company pioneered marketing fresh sweet potatoes along the East Coast and became a leader in distribution in the northeastern region of the country. Johnny Barnes became President in 2012 and has grown the organization to incorpo-

NEWS AROUND TOWN Church on the Rise in Nashville is planning to build a playground at the corner of Washington and Barnes Streets. The church recently had the large building on the corner torn down to make way for the playground. Sean Jones, who serves as the pastor of the Nashville campus of Church on the Rise, confirmed plans to build the play area. Jones said the play area will include a playground as well as basketball court. The goal is to have the play area done in a year or two. Jones said the goal is for the area to serve the entire community as well as the church.

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A GREAT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS The Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting in 2019 congratulating Harper’s Nursery on its remodel which includes a new addition, Wendy’s Hole in the Wall Boutique. Pictured cutting the ribbon is Charles Taylor. Standing left of him is chamber president Mary Grace Daughtridge; standing right of him is owner Mike Harper and Wendy Sherrod. Also pictured are staff members, chamber members and Nashville Town Council members.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Jen Deal, CPA celebrating her new location in Nashville. Pictured in the photo, left to right, are Nashville Chamber of Commerce Vice President Cliff Joyner, Charles Taylor, Jen Deal and her assistant and office manager, Holly Lewis.

Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting welcoming Bell’s Ace Hardware and Outdoor Power Equipment to Nashville’s town limits. Pictured, Nashville Mayor Brenda Brown prepares to cut the ribbon. Standing to the right of her are owners Jeremy and Sarah Bell and chamber president Mary Grace Daughtridge.

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce welcomed Scooter Station to its new downtown location on Boddie Street in 2019. Pictured on the ATV cutting the ribbon is Donald Street. Standing left of him is chamber vice president Cliff Joyner; standing right of him is owner Ashley Whitley,

OPENING A NEW BUSINESS? CALL US! Nashville Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1003, Nashville, NC 27856

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Page 11 The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is a network of individuals, businesses, non-profits and government agencies working together to promote and enhance the business environment of Nashville. We welcome new businesses to the area and strive to create opportunities for existing businesses to continue to thrive in our community. The chamber organizes and sponsors various events creating an atmosphere supporting the Town of Nashville’s mission of being a “Great Place to Live, Work and Play.” Your membership enables The Nashville Chamber of Commerce to continue its operation addressing the needs of retailers, industry, and citizens. Please join us! Your membership is as easy as contacting The Nashville Chamber of Commerce at www.nashvillencchamber. org or call us at 252.459.4050!

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HOME PRICES The current median property value in Nashville is $134,300. The largest share of property values for owner-occupied housing units in Nashville fall within the $150k-$175k range. (Source Data USA)



Nashville’s retail sales in 2010 was $65,953,000.

Nashville’s median household income in 2014 was $48,375

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Source: Census Bureau

HOME OCCUPANCY 70% of the housing units in Nashville are occupied by their owner. This is higher than the national average of 64.4% (Source Data USA)

HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN MARKET AREA The number of households in the primary drawing area within a ten minute drive of Nashville increased by 34.6% from 2000 to 2012. Within a secondary market of a 20 minute drive from the center of Nashville, the number of households increased by 11.7% from 2000 to 2010 , and is expected to rise an additional 4.5% by 2017 from the 2012 figure of 42,120. (Source Carolinas Gateway Parntership)

HOUSEHOLDS WITHIN MARKET AREA In the drawing areas of drive time to Nashville (primary) 10 minute (secondary) 20 minute (extended) 30 minute the percentage of households with incomes in the categories below $74,999 shrunk from 2000 through 2010 and this trend is expected to continue. Conversely the largest segment of growth in the secondary and extended area is in the $75,000-99,999 category. In the primary area, the largest segment of household income growth in the time frame 2012-17 is predicted to be in the $150,000+ category. (source Carolinas Gateway Parntership)


Nashville Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1003 • Nashville, NC 27856 nashvillencchamber@gmail.com www.nashvillencchamber.com 252.459.4050

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YOUR CHAMBER. . . • Promotes Nashville as a great place to live, work and play • Provides public forums for local political candidates but does not endorse candidates • Sponsors networking events such Business After Hours, seminars and social events • Recognizes Nashville’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year • Recognizes Junior Achievement Award recipient • Recognizes Business of the Year • Nashville Blooming Festival • Nashville Children’s Christmas Celebration • Offers local scholarships Benefits of membership: -Access to networking events and small business seminars –Free listing in annual directory -Your support allows the chamber to market Nashville as a great place to live, work and play which in return benefits your business

Nashville offers convenient access to retail and industry. The town’s industrial development includes:

Nashville Business Center - is located on Interstate 495/US Highway 64, immediately adjacent to Exit 458 on the Raleigh/Triangle side of the Town. This location allows for efficient operations for any industry’s transportation along with enabling convenient accessibility for employees’ commute to work throughout the region or a reverse commute for industrial executives that reside within the Raleigh area.

West Nashville Commerce Park - The Cooke Road Site is a multiacre site approximately less than five minutes from Interstate 495/US Highway 64 via two interchanges. Being located on the western side of Nashville allows the opportunity for direct connections to and from the Raleigh/Triangle region. Pleasant Grove Industrial Park - is a privately owned and operated park that has sites for sale and/or the ability to for construction to suit any industry through lease option. It is located a minute from Exit 458 of Interstate 495/US Highway 64 and provides the more traditional industrial sites with the availability of multiple points of ingress. *source: Town of Nashville

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Southern Bank is represented at the chamber’s Christmas social.

Nash County Animal Hospital staff attend the chamber’s Christmas social.

Longtime friends Elaine Robertson and Jamey Baines Chamber members Bridget Finch Tyson and Randy Chris Jones and Ana Joyner of Market Leader smile for a photo during the chamber’s Christmas social. White, owner of 64 Marketplace, enjoy conversation Realty attend a chamber social. during a chamber event.

Nashville Town Manager Randy Lansing (far right) is pictured at LBJ Chevrolet during a business after hours.

Amy Beasley (right) congratulates Lisa Hattaway and Chris Taylor, winners of the 2019 Christmas fundraiser raffle. A third winner, Chris Bissette, is not pictured.

Nashville Town Councilwoman Louise Hinton is pictured chatting with Edward Glenn Smith, owner of One of Deez Days, while visiting the chamber’s Christmas social. David and Patsy Bradley attend the Christmas social.

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Nash Arts Director Shelly Gray (left) chats with chamber members during the annual meeting.

Charles Taylor (center) chats with Hunter and Forest Boone at the annual meeting.

Cynthia Richardson and Norrison Morgan of Key Fitness attend the chamber’s annual meeting. Ronnie Denton and Marguerite Bishop enjoy social time during the chamber’s annual meeting.

The chamber offers many opportunities for local business owners and managers to network such as annual business meetings, ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours, and social events. Wendy Marlowe, Vice President, Corporate & Economic Development/CEDO, Carla Dunston, Dean, Continuing Education and Theresa Peaden, Director, Small Business Center represent Nash Community College at the chamber’s annual meeting.

Phyllis and Tim Fisher chat with a guest, Debbie Glover, during the annual Chamber meeting.


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2019 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD & JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Anne Freeman received the 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award. A.J. Lytton was the 2019 Junior Achievement Award recipient.

2020 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD Jamey Baines (right) received the 2020 Distinguished Citizen Award. Standing next to Jamey is N.C. Senator Rick Horner.

2019 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce awarded Jody’s of Nashville with the 2019 Business of the Year Award. Pictured above, holding the award, is Jill Boone, owner. Pictured left, is full-time employee Jennifer Allen. Pictured right of Boone are staff members Anna Speight and Terry Whitley. Staff members not pictured include Sandra Lamm and Walker-Kayte Bastian.

2020 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Chance Puckett (left) received the 2020 Nashville Chamber of Commerce Junior Achievement Award. Standing next to Chance is N.C. Senator Rick Horner.

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2019 BLOOMING FESTIVAL MOTHER OF THE YEAR Betty Cochrane of Nashville was crowned the 2019 Blooming Festival Mother of the Year. Winners of the award are determined through a community fundraising competition.

Nashville Chamber of Commerce members Cliff Joyner (above) of Edward Jones and Jill Boone (below) owner of Jody’s of Nashville, hand out candy during the Town of Nashville’s annual Halloween evening downtown stroll.

SCHOLARSHIPS The Nashville Chamber of Commerce presented three scholarships last summer. Pictured are the recipients, Hailey Hyatt, Kaitlyn Crusenberry and Victoria Proctor. Each student received $500.


CANDIDATE FORUM The Nashville Chamber of Commerce coordinated a candidate forum in 2019 for those seeking seats on the Nashville Town Council.

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The Nashville Chamber of Commerce proudly organizes the annual Nashville Blooming Festival which is held in downtown Nashville on Mother’s Day weekend. The event draws more than 25,000 people to Nashville. The festival offers live entertainment, a carnival, parade, craft vendors, tasty food and more. The Chamber holds a contest each year inviting the public to nominate the Mother of the Year. The winning mom leads the Blooming Festival Parade as the Grand Marshal. Local high school students compete each year creating the festival T-shirt design and are also honored in the parade. For information about the event, visit our website www.nashvillencchamber.org or call 252-459-4050.

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The Nashville Chamber of Commerce organizes Nashville’s Annual Christmas Celebration and Bicycle Parade in downtown Nashville. The event is held on the first Saturday in December. Children age 12 and younger march in their very own parade to light the town’s Christmas Tree and greet Santa. The chamber rewards the most spirited costumes with holiday cash.

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce Members 64 Marketplace Antiques, Outdoor Buildings Randy White 1038 Eastern Avenue Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.6800 Acme Cleaners & Laundry, Inc. Dry Cleaning, Laundry Full Service Tim Evans 200 S. Boddie Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2315 All-Star Sports Products Screen Printed & Embroidered Apparel Promotional Products Roger White 412 Golfers Lane Nashville, NC 27856 252-459-7949 252-903-6647 Atlantic Home Loans Financial David Ashman 3709 Westridge Circle Dr. Ste #C Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.266.9112 www.atlantic.loans/dashman Autumn Care of Nash Saber Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility Chris Lanier 1210 Eastern Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252.462.0070 www.saberhealth.com Jamey Baines Individual Membership Baker’s Professional Lawn Landscaping and Irrigation Service Dan Baker 4601 Baker Road Nashville, NC 27856 252.314.3639 www.bakerprolawn.com Batten Ceramic Tile Tile Company Bobby Batten PO Box 65 Nashville, NC 27856 252-459-4453 Boice-Willis Famil Medicine Clinic Medical Office Frieda Thorne 102 S. Eastpointe Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4012 www.boice-willis.com

Wilmer “Sonny” Brantley Individual Membership Braswell Family Farms Egg and Feed Producer Trey Braswell 105 E. Cross Street / PO Box 669 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2143 www.braswellfamilyfarms.com Church on the Rise - Nashville Church Richard Gurganus 313 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.972.7473 www.churchontherise.org Cooley Manor Individual Membership Betsy Owens 101 S. 1st Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.8889 CORA Physical Therapy Outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic Kelly Jenkins 627 E. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 PO Box 7594 Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.459.5565 www.coraphysicaltherapy.com Corner Coffee Cafe Coffee Shop 201 W. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 252.316.0442 www.cornercoffeecafe.com Couch Pest Control Pest Control Ryan Couch 1792 Old White Oak Road Nashville, NC 27856 252.343.0122 www.couchpestcontrol.com David J. Bradley, CPA, P.A. Accounting, Payroll and Tax Services David J. Bradley, CPA PO BOX 936 106 S. Alston Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.3020 www.djbradleycpa.com Domino’s Pizza Restaurant Bart H. Crum 242 N. Eastpointe Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252-459.3388 www.dominos.com

Doug Sauls BBQ & Seafood Restaurant Steve and Kim Sauls 813 Western Ave. PO Box 308 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4247

Faith Christian Ministries of Nash County Unique Thirftique Lynne Walker 245 & 239 W. Washington Street PO Box 83, Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.7977

Down East Partnership for Children Non-profit Debra Lanham PO BOX 1245 215 Lexington St Rocky Mount, NC 27802 252.985.4300 www.depc.org

Farm Bureau Insurance of Nashville Insurance Tonja Philbeck 255 N. Eastpointe Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.3181 www.ncfbins.com

Drugco Discount Pharmacy of Nashville Pharmacy/Home Medical Equipment Phillip Carlisle 163 Nashville Commons Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.677.5565 www.drugcopharmacy.com Duke Energy Progress Electric, Utilities 1-800-777-9898 www.duke-energy.com Edward Jones Financial Investing Chet Osterhoudt 622 E. Washington Street PO Box 895 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.1805 www.edwardjones.com Edward Jones Personal Financial Services Cliff Joyner 207 East Washington Street PO Box 118 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4134 www.edwardjones.com Express Floors Flooring Installation Adam Williams PO Box 8772 Rocky Mount, NC 27803 111 W. Nashville Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.266.1700 www.xpressfloors.com EZ Wireless Authorized Agent of US Cellular Wireless Provider Adam Smith 139 Nashville Commons Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2358

Farm Pak Products, Inc. Sweet Potato Production John C. Barnes 7840 Old Bailey Hwy. Spring Hope, NC 27882 252.459.3101 www.farmpak.com Fields & Cooper Attorneys at Law Law Office Trey Barnette PO Box 755 213 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2121 www.fieldsandcooper.com Freeman’s TV & Appliance, Inc. TV-Appliance Tim Freeman 726 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2616 George’s Sauce, LLC Barbecue Sauce Ashley Hassell 1173 Womble Road Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.3084 www.georgesbbqsauce.com Glasgow Sign Service Signs Miles and Tim Glasgow 506 S. Alston Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2584 Scott and JoAnna Hale Individual Membership Harper’s Nursery Nursery and Garden Center Mike Harper 2343 Oak Level Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.459.2189 www.harpersgardenandstonecenter. com

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce Members Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Insurance / Financial Services Brian Hutson PO Box 40 221 S. Barnes Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2613 www.hedgepeth-hutson.com Hubert Vester Individual Membership Insurance Center Insurance Cindy Scheipers 333 W. Washington Street PO Box 608 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.3025 www.insurancecenter-nashville.com J.A. Leonard & Co., Inc. Insurance Stewart Griffin 114 S. Barnes Street PO Box 9 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2313 Jen Deal CPA, PLLC Accounting and Tax Services Holly Lewis 302 W. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2751 www.jendealcpa.com Jody’s of Nashville New Apparel, Consignments, Gifts, Scrubs, Monogramming Jill D. Boone 227 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2083 www.jodysofnashville.com Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Service Funeral and Cremation Services Joe Coleman PO Box 8830 661 Englinsh Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.937.8886 www.johnsonfuneralsandcremations.com District Court Judge Pell Cooper Nash/Edgecombe/Wilson Counties 7th Judicial District 234 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.220.3000

Keller-Williams Realty Realtor Mandy Briley Nashville, NC 27856 252.903.9947 https://mandybriley.kwrealty.com/ Key Fitness of Nashville Fitness Center, Gym Norris Morgan 145 Nashville Commons Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.5055 www.keyfitnessNashville.com Key Printing, Inc. Commercial Printing Angie Page 1036 East Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4783 www.keyprinting.com Langley & Company, Inc. Donnie and Layla Langley Rainbow Vacuums 310 E. Elm Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.462.0303 Randy and Luanne Lansing Individual Membership LBJ Chevrolet of Nashville, LLC Chevrolet Dealership 815 E. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 PO Box 789 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 www.LBJchevroletinc.com L&L Food Stores Convenience Stores PO Box 699 627 East Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4475 Let’s Talk Hair Salon Ebony Knight 303 S. Boddie St. Nashville, NC 27856 252.904.4562 Madelyn’s Flower Shop Florist Kaylan Collie 221 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.7181 Market Leader Realty Realtor Ana Joyner, Renee Silk 2090 Eastern Avenue Nashville, NC 27856 252.462.5910 www.marketleaderrealty.net

MGD Realty Group, LLC Real Estate Sales Mary Grace Daughrtridge 919 Eastern Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.0080 www.mgdrealtygroup.com www.marygracedaughtridge.com NAPA Auto Parts of Nashville Auto Parts - Retail Sandra Manning 511 S. Barnes Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.7148 www.napaonline.com Nash Community College Education Adrienne Covington 522 N. Old Carriage Road PO Box 7488 Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.451.8240 www.nashcc.edu Nash County County Government Zee Lamb - County Manager Janice Evans - County Clerk 120 W. Washington St., Suite 3072 252.459.9817 www.co.nash.nc.us Nash County Animal Hospital Veterinarian Uneda Worsley 928 Eastern Avenue Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4001 www.nashpetcare.com Nash County Arts Council Nash Arts Center Cultural, Visual and Performing Arts Shelly Faulkner Gray 100 E. Washington Street PO Box 701, Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4734 www.nasharts.org Nash County Senior Center Senior Center 103 N. Alston St. Nashvilel, NC 27856 252.459.1375 www.nashcountync.gov Nashville Business and Professional Womens Club Shirley House Organization 702 S. Creek Drive Nashville, NC 27856

Nashville Exchange Restaurant Lisa Hattaway 229 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252-459-6275 The Nashville Graphic Newspaper Jo Anne Cooper 203 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.7101 www.nashvillegraphic.com One of Deez Days Restaurant Edward G. Smith 235 W. Washington St. Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.6099 Osborne Jewelers Jewelry, Gifts Gene Osborne, Dee Dee Smith 3659 Sunset Ave. Westridge Shopping Center Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.443.1985 Perdue Farms, Inc. Poultry John McDanel 1835 US Hwy 64 A Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.9998 www.perdue.com Performance Small Engine, Inc. Lawn Mower Sales and Service Kevin J. Dornseif 4456 Sunset Ave. Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.443.1740 www.performancesmallenginenc.com Piggly Wiggly of Nashville Grocery Store Stan Woodlief 731 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.220.6515 www.pigglywigglycentral.com Providence Bank Bank Dylan Bunch 241 W. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.462.2265 www.pbknc.com Cindy Puckett Individual Membership Nashville, NC 27856

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce Members Ribeye’s Steakhouse Restaurant Jeff Ellis PO Box 893 108 W. Nashville Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.462.2356 www.ribeyessteakhouse.com

Strickland Equipment Co., Inc. Outdoor Equipment Matt Strickland Mary Creekmore 309 S. Barnes Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2713 www.stricklandequip.com

Robertson Realty Sales, Rentals, Construction Elaine S. Robertson 806 E. Washington Street P.O. Box 158 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4525

Subway of Nashville, Inc. Restaurant 104-B W. Nashville Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.7575 www.subway.com

Ronnie Lloyd, DDS Dentist Ronnie Lloyd PO Box 128 105 W. Church Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2561 www.nashvillencdentist.com Sandy Frazier State Farm Insurance Insurance Agency Sandy Frazier 219 W. Washington Street P.O. Box 626 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2025 www.sandyfrazier.net Solis Auto Body & Collision Auto Body Hernando Solis 100 Industrial Drive Nashville, NC 27856 252.462.0018 Southern Bank & Trust Co. Bank (Financial Institution) Amy Beasley 209 S. Barnes Street P.O. Box 758 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2117 www.southernbank.com Southern Police Canine, Inc. Law Enforcement Canine Training Mark Mills PO Box 902, 1168 Old County Home Rd. Spring Hope, NC 27882 252.459.6500 www.southernpolicecanine.com Stocks Engineering, P.A. Civil Engineering Consulting Lisa Williams 801 E. Washington Street PO Box 1108, Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.8196 www.stocksengineering.com

Sunset Slush Classic Italian Ice Italian Ice Amy Bryant 922 Eastern Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252.467.3055 Taylor Made Jewelry Jewelry Sales, Repair and Engraving Diane or Ron Taylor 729 E. Washington Street 252.459.0095 www.taylormadejewelrync.com The Gardens of Nashville Assited Living Assisted Living Sean McAuliffe 1022 Eastern Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.2524 www.AffinityLivingGroup.com/Nashville The Painted Teacher Apparel Garrett Shearin 205 W. Washington Street 252.888.8408 Nashville, NC 27856 The Valentine Law Firm Law Office Kevin N. Lewis P.O. Box 847 203 S. Barnes Street Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.1111 www.valentinefirm.com Town of Nashville Town Government Lou Bunch 499 S. Barnes Street PO Box 987 Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.4511 www.townofnashville.com

United Way Tar River Region Nonprofit / Health - Human Services Ginny W. Mohrbutter 2501 Sunset Avenue Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.937.2213 www.unitedwaytrr.org

Nash Triangle Develop. DBA Westgate Terrace Apartments Apartment Complex Ren Odell 741 Western Avenue Nashville, NC 27856 252.459.0099

Universal Leaf North America Tobacco Processing Vanessa Smith PO BOX 519 317 Boddie Mill Pons Rd. Nashville, NC 27856

Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home and Cremation Services Funeral and Crematory Royal David PO BOX 8830, 1130 North Winstead Ave. Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252.451.8800 www.wheeler-woodlief.com

Wallace Appraisal Appraisal Services Dianne Wallace 2090 Eastern Ave. Nashville, NC 27856 252-813-0378 Welcome Home Group 2 Assited Living Stacy & Doug Baird 1522 Glen Eagle Court Nashville, NC 27856 252.813.5557

Zaxby’s Restaurant Lisa Greene 101 Evans Street Nashville, NC 27856 www.zaxbys.com

Please join us! The Nashville Chamber of Commerce is a network of individuals, businesses, non-profits and government agencies working together to promote and enhance the business environment of Nashville. We welcome new businesses to the area and strive to create opportunities for existing businesses to continue to thrive in our community. The chamber organizes and sponsors various events creating an atmosphere supporting the Town of Nashville’s mission of being a “Great Place to Live, Work and Play.” Your membership enables The Nashville Chamber of Commerce to continue its operation addressing the needs of retailers, industry, and citizens. Please join us! Your membership is as easy as contacting The Nashville Chamber of Commerce at www.nashvillencchamber. org or call us at 252.459.4050!

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce President Mary Grace Daughtridge gives the annual update at the chamber’s business meeting.

Allen Bolin volunteers as emcee of the annual Nashville Blooming Festival. For more information on volunteer opportunities, call 252-459-4050.



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