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CHAMBER CONNECTION MARCH

ABOVE: Kathy Watts (left), past chairman of the board of directors and Bobby Arnold (right), new board chairman.

Chamber Welcomes New Board Chairman Kathy Watts, a partner and certified public acThe Chamber also welcomed eight new memcountant with HORNE LLP, passed the gavel to the bers to the board of directors: Harbert Alexander Jr., new board chairman in the Jackson Area Chamber President, The Bank of Jackson; Terry Drumwright, of Commerce’s January board of directors meeting. Principal, TLM Associates, Architects & Engineers Bobby Arnold, President/CEO of West Tennessee and Jackson Downtown Development representaHealthcare, will follow Watts as the Chamber’s new tive; Chris Ervin, Vice President and General Manboard chairman. ager, Gerdau; Jim Ferrell, President/CEO, Jackson Arnold will serve a one-year term as board chairEnergy Authority; Amy Griffin, Corp. Compliance man with the Chamber. Watts was the Chamber’s Officer, West Tennessee Healthcare and Leadership first woman chairman and will remain on the board Jackson Alumni; Tyreece Miller, Lieutenant – Crimias past chairman. nal Investigation, City of Jackson; Trey Rabon, Re“I look forward to working with the Chamber gional External Affairs Director, AT&T; Tim Wehner, board, staff and all segments of this great communi- Rainey, Kizer, Reivere & Bell, P.L.C. ty in making our community Returning board of an even better place to live, directors are Bobby Arnold, We share a wonderful community work and conduct business,” with many assets. We have a good President/CEO, West TenArnold said. plan for our future; all segments of nessee Healthcare; Mike During his position as Austin, Mayor, City of our community need to come together chairman, Arnold will strive Medon; Dr. Bruce Blandin support of our plans to improve our to continue the implementaing, President, Jackson community and create new jobs.” tion of both the Chamber’s State Community College; strategic plan, as well as the Charles H. Byrd, Senior - Bobby Arnold, Chairman Regional Partnership for Partner, Byrd & Byrd AtEconomic Development and torneys at Law, PLLC; James the continued development of the West Tennessee Campbell, III, President/COO, H & M Company, Megasite. Inc.; Scott Conger, City Council – District 5, City of “We share a wonderful community with many Jackson; Jerry Day, Human Resource Manager, ITW assets,” Arnold said. “We have a good plan for our Industrial Finishing; Dr. David S. Dockery, Presifuture; all segments of our community need to dent, Union University; Ben Ferguson, President, come together in support of our plans to improve Personnel Placements, LLC; Mayor Jerry Gist, City our community and create new jobs.” of Jackson; Steve Grubbs, CEO, Regional Hospital After passing the gavel to Arnold, Watts thanked of Jackson; Mayor Jimmy Harris, Madison County and recognized board members, Chamber staff, Courthouse; Jeffery Head, Vice President of ComJackson business leaders and HORNLE LLP for their mercial Lending, BancorpSouth; Roy W. Heatherly, support during her role. President/Publisher, The Jackson Sun; James Hill, “I feel very fortunate to work for a firm that supMayor, City of Three Way; Curtis F. Mansfield, Presiports local interests in the community and whose dent, FirstBank; Dr. Wesley McClure, President, Lane support has allowed me the time and opportunity College; Cynthia Pflaum, Co-Owner, Highland Place to serve in this capacity,” Watts said. “I am grateful Bed & Breakfast Inn; Kyle Spurgeon, President/CEO, for the opportunity to work alongside other busiJackson Area Chamber of Commerce; Katherine G. ness leaders and visionaries that are committed to Watts, Partner, HORNE LLP; Buddy White, Director creating a better Jackson for the future.” of Schools, Jackson-Madison County School System.

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Upcoming Events, Staff Directory

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Promotions, Accomplishments & Special Recognition

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Promotions, Accomplishments & Special Recognition

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Member Spotlight

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New Members

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Renewing Members

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Ribbon Cuttings & Openings

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Home Based & Out of Town Ribbon Cuttings

10 Economic Indicators

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Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce STAFF DIRECTORY

197 Auditorium Street Jackson, TN 38301 Phone: 731-423-2200

Ryan Porter, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and General Counsel rporter@jacksontn.com

Jackson Chamber

Kyle Spurgeon, President/CEO kspurgeon@jacksontn.com

Judy Renshaw, Sr. Vice President, Business & Community Services jrenshaw@jacksontn.com

Tammy Boyd, Chief Administrative Officer tboyd@jacksontn.com

Megan Seals, Communications Coordinator mseals@jacksontn.com

Lisa Cothran, Manager, Membership Development lcothran@jacksontn.com

Brandy Stutsman, Administrative Assistant, Business Services & West Tennessee Business Resource Center bstutsman@jacksontn.com

Shirley Jones, Vice President, Public Affairs sajones@jacksontn.com Lori Nunnery, Executive Director, Convention & Visitors Bureau lnunnery@jacksontn.com Beth Parnell, Manager of Events bparnell@jacksontn.com Denise Perry, Receptionist dperry@jacksontn.com

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Attend. Network. Learn. UPCOMING CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 2012 THU

Business After Hours

For more information regarding Chamber events, visit our Calendar of Events on our website at www.jacksontn.com

5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Personnel Placements LLC, 621 Old Hickory Blvd., Ste. A-1 Event Details: Network, exchange business cards and enjoy hors d’oeuvres at this monthly event. Business After Hours is the Chamber’s largest networking event. It is free to attend and advance registration is not required. Sponsored by Personnel Placements LLC , Coyote Blues and The Forked Vine Wine and Spirits.

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B for Business

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. The Chamber, 197 Auditorium St. Topic: Speed Networking Event Details: B for Business is a time of networking and information for businesses. This event is free to Chamber members. New policy for attendance! Limited seating is available and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Sponsored by Foundation Bank, The Hamilton-Ryker Company and The Chamber’s West Tennessee Business Resource Center.

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U40 Young Professionals

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Coyote Blues Restaurant, 541 Wiley Parker Rd. Event Details: U40 is a group of professionals 40 years old and younger. Meeting every other month, U40 is comprised of lunch, networking and valuable insight from seasoned business leaders in and around the Jackson Community. Dr. Shirley Raines, President, University of Memphis, and Justin Fuente, Head Football Coach, University of Memphis, will be the featured speakers. Sponsored by West Tennessee Healthcare, Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC, Coyote Blues, ING Financial Advisors Steve Little and Brad Little, Murray Guard, Personnel Placements LLC and The University of Memphis Lambuth.

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PROMOTIONS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS & SPECIAL RECOGNITITONS

MHDS Recognized by Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities As a 4-Star Agency

Madison Haywood Developmental Services (MHDS) has been honored by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) as a 4-Star Agency which is the highest quality rating from the department. In a letter to MHDS, Commissioner James M. Henry said “For the past several years, DIDD has worked to establish a comprehensive quality management system which includes numerous mechanisms to measure the quality of services and supports provided by community-based providers.” The analysis system includes examination of: • Outcome based quality assurance survey tools • Mechanisms for the review and trending of data related to incidents and investigations • Additional quality-related data available to DIDD “All of this information generates a portrait as relates to the level of performance of each provider,” Henry said. “Based on these criteria, I am pleased to notify you that MHDS has been designated a 4-Star Agency for 2012.” William D. Brewer, Jr., MHDS Executive Director, said “We are humbled by this recognition and know that is the ABOVE: William D. Brewer, Jr. (far right), Execucombined effort of a dedicated Board of Directors and employed staff who truly place an emphasis on providing the tive Director of Madison Haywood Developmental best possible care to those lives entrusted to us. It is especially gratifying knowing that an agency of our size and Services, presents Service Recipients (left to right), scope was among a select few in the state receiving the 4-Star distinction. As always, the agency’s commitment is to Dan Parkinson, Bobbie Jean Davis and Adrian further our mission of Advancing the Quality of Life to those we serve.” Hines, with the TN DIDD’s 4-Star Award. MHDS currently serves approximately 265 adults who are intellectually disabled and employs over 400 staff in West Tennessee including Madison, Haywood, Hardeman, Hardin, Decatur, Chester, McNairy, Gibson, Fayette and Henderson counties with varying levels of service. The agency operates day and residential services on some basis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. MHDS Workshops, which offer skills training by performing work contracted through area businesses and industry, are located in Jackson, Brownsville and Bolivar.

Dart’s Carts Featured in Yamaha Golf-Car Company Newsletter Dart’s Carts, a brand-new Yamaha golf car Dealer in Jackson, was featured as the dealer spotlight in the Yamaha Golf Car Club “Yamaha Links” newsletter. Dart’s Carts was started in 2011 and is led by Trad Longeway. Brooks West, Western U.S. Direct Sales Manager, Yamaha Golf-Car Company, highlighted the local company in the newsletter. “Dart’s Carts is off to an incredible start by selling almost 60 golf cars in their first year of operation,” West wrote in the publication. “Trad attributes much of this success to taking a ‘current and modern’ approach to sales by utilizing web and social media platforms such as CraigsList, Facebook and his website to not only get his name out there but also to communicate what inventory is available from the Yamaha family.” West also wrote that Dart’s Carts knows exactly what their customers wants and needs are. “This is a very important aspect in any retail business, but is especially important in a business where we are seeing more and more people starting to sell golf carts from their used car lots, general stores, etc.,” West wrote. “I am proud to have Dart Longeway, Co-Owner, Trad, Dwayne Davis, Head Mechanic, and the rest of the Dart’s Cart’s family to be a part of our team here at Yamaha.”

Steele Martin Jones & Company Adds Professional Staff Steele Martin Jones & Company adds two new professional staff members. Meribeth Boehler graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2011 with a BBA and MBA in accounting, all completed in four years. Boehler was also a dedicated member of the Lady Lion’s basketball team. Leading them to the final four of national tournament last spring (2011) and being named NAIA national player of the year, WBCA national player of the year, national tournament MVP. Craig LeQuire received his BS and Master of Accountancy degree from Lipscomb University in 2009 where he earned the Crowe Chizek Award of Excellence. LeQuire brings three years of professional experience to the firm. “These two new professionals will greatly enhance our growing practice,” said founding partner of Steele Martin Jones and Company, Mike Steele.

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PROMOTIONS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS & SPECIAL RECOGNITITONS

VOLUNTEER Spotlight Ty Cowles Jackson Energy Authority, Manager of Industrial Services Ty Cowles, Manager of Industrial Services with Jackson Energy Authority, has been chosen by The Chamber as the March Volunteer of the Month. Ty served as the Vice Chair for The Chamber’s Leadership Jackson program the past year and currently serves as Chair for the upcoming class. “As a graduate of the program, I was grateful for the opportunity as Chair to pass on the traditions of Leadership Jackson to emerging leaders of this community,” Cowles said. Ty is also an ex-officio Board member for the Leadership Jackson Alumni Association and has helped with The Chamber’s Rock The Chamber Membership Event. “Leadership Jackson is a tremendous commitment of time for any volunteer,” said Judy Renshaw, Senior Vice President, Business & Community Services for The Chamber. “After graduating from the program in 2010, Ty served as Vice Chair in 2011 and then moved into the Chair’s position in 2012. He has taken on this task with a spirit of passion for our mission of developing and equipping leaders for the future. I have no doubt, under his leadership, that Leadership Jackson will have an exceptional year.”

GOOD NEWS JACKSON Steve Bowers awarded Jackson’s Man of the Year by Jackson Exchange Club Steve Bowers, communications manager of Jackson Energy Authority, was chosen as Jackson’s Man of the Year by the Jackson Exchange Club because of his service to the city. Bowers is a familiar voice on News Talk 101.5 and a host on the EPlus television network. More than 150 people attended the 66th annual Jackson Man of the Year Book of Golden Deeds Banquet to honor and support Bowers. CREDIT: PHOTO & CAPTION BY AMANDA PARRISH/THE JACKSON SUN ABOVE: Steve Bowers expresses his appreciation in a speech after “Steve does so much for our commureceiving the 2011 Man of the Year Award from Brian Crockarell, left, nity, not only keeping us informed, but president of the Jackson Exchange Club, on Tuesday, March 6 at the in so many ways behind the scenes,” said DoubleTree Hotel. Shirley Jones, Vice President, Public Affairs for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. “He has been a mentor and friend to more people than he realizes, and to more organizations than I can count. He was an excellent choice for Man of the Year, and we are all blessed that he adopted Jackson as his hometown. He makes it a better place to live everyday.”

TOP AMBASSADORS

Congratulations to the Ambassadors with perfect attendance: Julie Daniels, Designs by Julie Amy Dove, Workcare Resources, Inc. Sarah Estes, The Jackson Sun Debbie Foster, Healing Hearts by Design Cindy Reece, Victory Honda Sabrina Young, Cancer Care Center

Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs Announces Employee Promotions Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs is proud to announce its staff members who have earned promotions. They include: • Robin Russell, CPA (McKenzie, Tenn.) and Kim Wilson, CPA (Murray, Ky.) have been promoted to Senior Manager; • Karie Spencer, CPA (Milan, Tenn.) and Regina Cooper, CPA (Jackson, Tenn.) are now Managers; • Gabrielle Lorbiecki, CPA (Paris, Tenn.); Brittany Kissell, CPA (Union City, Tenn.); Josh Bard, Katie Blankenship and Russell Cook (all from Jackson, Tenn.) have been promoted to Senior Accountant. “ATA team members dedicate themselves to providing the highest quality accounting and auditing services to our clients,” said Al Creswell, CPA and Chief Manager, Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs. “We are proud to recognize these individuals as they excel as leaders within the firm and as professionals.”

ABOVE: Regina Cooper (left) and Karie Spencer (right) are now Managers at Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs.

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W ITH

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

John Myers

Company name: Commercial Bank & Trust Company Address: 3093 North Highland Ave. and 79 Stonebridge Blvd. Jackson Established when: 1877 Number of Employees: 17 About Your Company: Commercial Bank and Trust Company is a unique full-service bank, distinguished by its impeccable customer service and refined atmosphere. In addition to a variety of checking, savings, and retirement programs, the bank also offers competitive rates on interest-bearing accounts, money market accounts, mortgages, home equity loans, and commercial and business loans. Website: www.cbtcnet.com Phone Number: (731) 512-4100

Q&A

ABOVE: John Myers, Vice President of Commercial Bank and Trust Company.

Chamber Connection: What’s new with your organization? Myers: We are constantly working to provide the best in technology-based banking services. We just launched iPhone and Droid apps so customers would have easy, convenient access to their accounts. This is in addition to the remote deposit for businesses which allows our clients to scan and deposit checks immediately from the convenience of their office. In addition to technical advances, we are continuing to grow our personnel. Laura Byrd, our newest officer and Vice President, has joined our team and has already proven to be an asset to our organization. Chamber Connection: What’s the biggest community project you’re working on right now? Myers: For us, each project is our biggest. All of us at Commercial Bank & Trust have a deep understanding that giving back to the community is a valued opportunity. Our model of contribution is based, not just on monetary giving, but volunteering according to our individual talents and abilities. For example, our leadership serves in a wide variety of charitable organizations, like the Carl Perkins Exchange Club, Jackson Arts Council and The Arthritis Foundation. Recently, we sponsored The Jackson Symphony’s Legacy Circle event, “Champagne & Chocolate” and we are looking forward to the upcoming Breakfast for Babies event in March, a great community event that benefits the March of Dimes. Also, as an organization, we support financial literacy programs and projects. Personally, I have been honored to serve on the Leadership Jackson Alumni Association board of directors and I have recently joined the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation’s board of directors. Through these efforts, I will be able to contribute first-hand to promoting leaders in our community and the preservation and revitalization of our beautiful, historic downtown. Chamber Connection: What’s helped your organization become successful in our community? Myers: I think what sets us apart is the fact that our primary focus is truly on our customers. Their input drives everything we do, from our locations and hours, to our personalized service. We feel that there will always be a need for a community bank, especially one that offers all of the services offered at larger banks, but with local leadership and local decision-makers. It is an honor to be part of an organization that has become successful by building strong relationships within the community. Chamber Connection: What does your organization do that most people don’t know about? Myers: Many people are familiar with our community focus. Our customers know first-hand how far that extends. But many people do not know when you walk in the door of one of our branches, there are no teller lines; you sit down with an experienced banker for one-on-one contact. We also offer a courier service, specially tailored to meet the needs of small business owners. Our courier car is a registered bank branch, so when we pick up your deposit, it’s in the bank. We go beyond depositing a check, we offer trustworthy financial advice. And if we cannot help you, we will suggest someone who can based on our wide professional network in the community. In addition, Commercial Bank and Trust offers customers same-day credit for deposits through the end of the business day at 5:00 pm, eliminating the need to rush to the bank by 2:00 pm. Did I mention the bowls of chocolate and fresh coffee? Chamber Connection: What are some recent successes your organization has experienced? Myers: The greatest successes are those in which we see our contributions reflected in the building up of our community. This extends beyond the work we do at our branch offices and into the volunteer opportunities. On the financial side, more than ever, we want to offer our clients the stability and peace of mind that they need, as well as the highest level of customer service and the best banking products available. That is why we are proud to receive a recommended 5-Star Superior rating—the highest rating for financial strength and stability from BauerFinancial, Inc. Karen Dorway, President of BauerFinancial stated, “The entire team at Commercial Bank and Trust has proven their commitment to their customers. Community Banks, like Commercial Bank and Trust, tend to know their customers and the local business community. What many people don’t realize is that community banks actually have better balance sheets than their larger counterparts. Their capital ratios and nonperforming asset ratios are typically much more impressive than larger institutions. These are not the banks that threaten our economic well-being. On the contrary, they are the lifeblood of it.” Chamber Connection: What are some of the future goals of your organization? Myers: There will always be a place for a community bank. Because of this, we look forward to continued growth in the Jackson community. Our goal is to always be the “right size” bank, so that, no matter how much we grow, we maintain the best level of service for each and every one of our customers. Part of that goal is to continue exploring new technologies which would allow our customers the most secure, readily available access to their information, all while maintaining our highly personalized in-bank service. Chamber Connection: Are there any things we didn’t ask that you would like to share? Myers: There is no question that our success has been a result of our focus on people. If you are tired of banking as usual, drop by one of our branches. We would be honored to serve you.

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WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS! FEBRUARY NEW MEMBERS 501K Recycling, LLC Chris Brauss 313 Rowland Mill Rd. Bruceton, TN 38137 (731) 803-1228 www.501Krecycling.com Category: Recycling - Scrap Metals

Health Connect America Marcia Frazier 60 Lynoak Cove, Ste. C Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 668-7593 www.healthconnectamerica.com Category: Social Service Agency

Allstate - Tina Clark Agency Tina A. Clark, AAI 231-A Oil Well Rd. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 664-2888 www.allstateagencies.com/tinaclark Category: Insurance

Hedge Lawn Care Service James O. Arnold, Jr. 115 E. Forest Ave. Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 928-0647 Category: Lawn Care

Columbus Scrap Metal Chris Brauss 2220 Channel Ave. Memphis, TN 38113 (731) 803-1228 Category: Recycling - Scrap Metals Creekside Center for Depression and TMS Pepper Pratt, Ph.D. 174 Murray Guard Dr., Ste. B Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 660-8814 www.creeksidedepression.com Category: Mental Health Services East Main Furniture Robert Harrison 455 E. Main St. Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 300-3014 Category: Furniture - New &/or Used Glory Gymnastics Center Mark Crider 117 Bowling Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 424-5437 www.topnotchgym.com Category: Gymnastics & Cheerleading Green Frog Village & Cotton Museum John Freeman 11 Green Frog Ln Alamo, TN 38001 (731) 663-3319 Category: Tourist Attractions

Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet Tony Zheng 105-C Stonebrooke Place Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 660-7070 Category: Restaurant Hope HealthCare of West Tennessee, Inc. Lisa Sterling 21 Security Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 661-9163 Category: Clinics & Medical Groups INSOUTH Bank Tim Stokely 111 S. Washington Brownsville, TN 38012 (731) 779-1163 www.insouth.com Category: Banks & Banking Associations Lime Brands Brian “JR” Williamson 75 Harris Rd. Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 215-5449 www.limebrands.com Category: Internet Marketing

Pennies 4 Charity, Inc. Jason Adams (731) 394-5519 www.feed-tennessee.com Category: Fund Raising Organizations Seaport Airlines Portland International Airport Claire James 308 Grady Montgomery Dr. Jackson, TN 38301 (888) 573-2767 www.seaportairlines.com Category: Airlines/Aircraft Services Tennessee Sports Foundation Joseph H. Toy 3583 Riverside Dr. Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 215-0045 www.tnsportsfoundation.org Category: Archery and Gun Range United Healthcare Caprice Morgan 3175 Lenox Park, Ste. 400 Memphis, TN 38115 (901) 354-2393 www.uhc.com Category: Insurance - Health Wesley Jackson Highlands Ann Sellers 2692 N. Highland Ave. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 512-1870 www.wesleyliving.com Category: Retirement Centers

One On One Total Fitness Clifford “Junior” Walton 740 Vann Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 736-2288 www.1on1totalfitness.com Category: Fitness Clubs

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FEBRUARY RENEWING MEMBERS

DECEMBER RENEWING MEMBERS AccuLab Environmental Services, Inc. Aeneas Internet & Telephone Aid & Assist at Home, LLC American Cancer Society Audette’s Academy for Early Learning Bath Brush & Beyond Bemis Gin & Warehouse Co. Benefit Consulting Services, Inc. Blue Goose Blinds & Shutters Bramblett Group Burchfiel-Overbay & Associates Insurance Agency Canteen Vending Service Chefmart Jackson China Pan Restaurant Christian Brothers Automotive-Jackson City Lumber Co. Coldwell Banker Real Estate Now-Peggy Graves Collision South, LLC Comfort Suites Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Jackson-Madison Co. Cornerstone Health Services Group, Inc. D’Top Roofing and Repair Davidson Titles, Inc. Deviney Construction Co. Doug & Marty Thorburn Offices for Lease Edward Jones Investments El Comal #3 Eye Clinic, P.C. Fair Oaks Farm Bureau Insurance First Tennessee Bank FirstBank Ford & Harrison LLP Ford Construction Company Four Seasons Nursery & Garden Center, LLC Franklin American Mortgage Co. Freckman & Associates, LLC (dba REACT) Freed Hardeman University FSB Insurance Gold’s Gym HCB Development HealthSource of Jackson Highland Place Bed & Breakfast Inn

Holiday Inn Express & Suites HoneyBaked Ham and Cafe Imagination Library of Madison County Industrial Automation Controls Intrepid USA ITW Industrial Finishing J.R. Wauford & Co. Consulting Engineers Inc. Jackson Construction Jackson State Community College Jackson Trailer Service, Inc. Key Fire Protection, Inc. Kiwanis Club of Jackson Kroger Co. Kustom Machining & Mfg. Lakeland Spring Water Co. Lawrence Sorensen Funeral Home, Inc. Legalshield/GoSmallBiz LIFELINE Blood Services Longhorn Steakhouse LyondellBasell Industries Madison Construction Manpower Professional Manufacturer’s Industrial Group McAlister’s Deli Merrill Lynch Minor Request, LLC-Concierge/Personal Assistant Services Minuteman Press Moss, Benton & Wallis, PLLC Murray Guard Inc. NHC Healthcare Milan Parker’s Flooring Parkway Animal Hospital Party Headquarters Premier Place Catering Printco Business Forms Red Lobster Regency Retirement Village Ridgecrest Cellars Wine & Spirits Robert Rainey, DDS S.M. Lawrence, Inc. Saver’s Painting and Wallcovering, LLC SigNature Boutique Hotel Solus Performance Training Soup Du Jour Southwest Human Resource Agency Sowell’s Diesel Repair State Farm Insurance-Wes Harris

Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson The Allison Insurance Group, Inc. The Jackson Sun The Wallace - Harris Company Thomas and Thomas Janitorial Thomas L. Borgognoni, CPA Turner Dairies Inc. U.S. Farathane Corporation U.S. Silica Company University of Tennessee Extension Madison County Waldrop & Hall, PA Watlington Brothers, Inc. West Tennessee Examiner West Tennessee Physicians’ Alliance, L.L.C. West Tennessee State Fair Wiese USA WKNO Stations WLJT-DT Woman’s Clinic, P.A. Wood Heat Specialists, Inc.

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RIBBON CUTTINGS & OPENINGS

AFLAC - Nathan Jones District Manager 2796 N. Highland Ave. www.aflac.com Category: Insurance

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar 1242 Vann Dr. www.buffalowildwings.com Category: Restaurants

The K.I.T.E. Center 636 Wallace Rd. www.thekitecenter.com Category: NonProfit Organizations

The K.I.T.E. Center 636 Wallace Rd. Category:

One on One Total Fitness 740 Vann Dr. www.1on1totalfitness.com Category: Fitness Clubs

The Women’s Clinic 244 Coatsland Dr. www.womansclinicpa.com Category: Physicians & Surgeons

Patriot Equity Credit Union 1450 Union University Dr. www.pecujax.org Category: Credit Unions

Sweet by Design Cupcake Cafe & Designer Cakes 207B E. Main St. www.sweet-by-design.com Category: Bakeries and/or Speciality Desserts

UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS

• Warm Hearts Care - Thursday, March 23, 3 p.m. 53 Conrad Dr. Contact Clarissa Williams (731) 736-2353. • Kristen Elizabeth Photography - Monday, March 26, 3 p.m. 109 E. Lafayette. Contact Kristen Dunn, (731) 267-8834. • Creekside Center for Depression & TMS - Monday, April 2, 5 p.m. 174 Murray Guard Dr. Contact Dr. Perry Pratt, (731) 660-8814. • Jackson Generals Fan Fest - Wednesday, April 4, 5 p.m. 4 Fun Place. • Cody’s Saloon & Dance Hall - Thursday, April 5, 5 p.m. 59 Heritage Square. Contact Terry Johnson, (731) 668-0010. • The Road to Shiloh Exhibit at the Discovery Musem - Friday, Apri 20, 3 p.m. 305 E. College St. Contact Lori Nunnery, (731) 425-8333.

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HOME BASED & OUT OF TOWN BUSINESSES RIBBON CUTTINGS

Isagenix www.dessiehardee.isagenix.com Category: Health & Wellness

Designs by Julie www.designsbyjulie.com Category: Graphic Design Services

The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center 191 Court Sq., Huntingdon, TN www.dixiePAC.net Category: Tourist Attractions

Green Frog Village & Cotton Museum 3931 Highway 412, Bells, TN wwww.greenfrogtn.org Category: Tourist Attractions

Chandler’s Lawn Service www.chandlerslawnservice. com Category: Lawn Care

Paychex 6555 Quince Rd., #300 Memphis, TN www.paychex.com Category: Payroll Processing

Lime Brands www.limebrands.com Category: Internet Marketing

Watkins Uiberall, PLLC 1661 Aaron Brenner, Suite 300 Memphis, TN www.wucpas.com Category: Accounts Certified Public

Chickasaw Chalet 115 Chalet Ln. Henderson, TN www.chickasawchalet.com Category: Hotel / Motels

Marriott Execustay PO Box 341811 Memphis, TN www.execu-stay.com Category: Corporate Housing

Pennies 4 Charity www.feed-tennessee.com Category: Fund Raising Organization

Me’Me’s Yum Yums www.memesyumyums.com Category: Bakery and / or Speciality Desserts

Keyboard One Category: Music

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MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS (FEBRUARY) Total Labor Force

Jan. ’12

Jan. ‘11

Madison County

47,900

48,130

Jackson MSA (Madison & Chester Counties)

55,880

3,054,400

Tennessee

United States

Unemployment

152,536,000

Jan. ’12

Madison County 8.9% Jackson MSA 9.0% (Madison & Chester Counties) Tennessee 8.7% United States

8.8%

Dec. ’11

Dec. ’10

-0.5%

48,150

48,470

-0.7%

56,260

-0.7%

55,860

56,380

-0.9%

3,097,000

-1.4%

3,099,800

3,059,000

1.3%

153,485,000

0.0%

153,373,000

153,156,000

0.1%

Jan. ’11

Rate Change

Rate Change

Dec. ’11

Dec. ’10

Rate Change

Rate Change

9.8%

-0.9%

8.8%

9.2%

-0.4%

10.1%

-1.1%

8.7%

9.2%

-0.5%

10.2%

-1.5%

8.1%

9.1%

-1.0%

9.8%

-1.0%

8.3%

9.1%

-0.8%

Sales Tax Collected

Feb. '12

Feb. ‘11

Rate Change

Jan. '12

Jan. '11

Rate Change

City of Jackson

$5,245,455

$5,135,448

2.1%

$3,682,097

$3,808,345

-3.3%

Madison County

$5,574,894

$5,447,191

2.3%

$3,964,858

$4,072,876

-2.7%

Building Permits

Residential Number Issued Permit Value

Feb. ‘12

Feb. ‘11

Jan. '12

Jan. '11

12 $2,101,000

7 1,750,000

10 $795,000

5 $2,515,000

12 $2,785,500

11 $6,627,266

18 $2,051,805

25 $2,149,151

Commercial Number Issued Permit Value

10

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