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INSIDE: Chamber Honors Renshaw With Reception pg. 2 Leadership Jackson Alumni Assocation Welcomes New Board Members pg. 3

Chamber Honors Renshaw With Reception A reception was held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 to honor Judy Renshaw, former Senior Vice President, Business & Community Services with the Jackson Chamber. After 38 years with the chamber, Renshaw announced in December that she is stepping down from her full-time position to move to a part-time position. Around 150 people showed up for the breakfast reception at the chamber and waited to have a moment to thank Renshaw for her years of service and dedication. “The chamber has provided many opportunities to grow during my 38+ years,” Renshaw said. “Working in every position, except industrial development, I have had the opportunity to see our community from multiple lenses. Being involved in an organization that has the respect of the community and is a driver for positive change has been fascinating to watch and be engaged.” Renshaw will now serve as the Executive Director, Leadership Jackson, and will oversee all aspects of the leadership program. “Leadership Jackson and Leadership University have done more than any other program to better prepare individuals for various leadership positions in our community,” said Kyle Spurgeon, President/CEO, Jackson Chamber. “She will continue to lead and play a vital role with our leadership program, Leadership Jackson.” If you wish to contact Renshaw, you can email her at or call at (731) 423-2200.

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Leadership Jackson Alumni Association Spotlight Leadership Jackson Alumni Assocation Weclomes New Board Members for 2014-15 The Leadership Jackson Alumni Association has elected their leadership for 2014-15. Officers leading the Board of Directors are John Myers, Commercial Bank & Trust, President; Anna Page, First State Bank, Vice President; Amy West, Jackson State Community College, Secretary; Greg Parsons, FirstBank, Treasurer; and Amy Griffin, West TN Healthcare, Immediate Past President. Other Board Members are: Beverly Absher, Union University; Ted Austin, Jackson Energy Authority; Leigh Anne Bentley, Younger Associates; Carrie Brown Campbell, USJ; Josh Clarke, Union University; Keith Donaldson, City of Jackson; Jeffery Head, Bancorp South; Angie Lowery, Merrill Lynch; Jack Matthis, ATA; Tyreece Miller, Jackson Police Department; Kirk Newcom, WBBJ-TV; Katie Pace, Jackson Downtown Development Corporation; Ryan Porter, Jackson Chamber; Landon Preston, Union University; Chris Ramey, Jackson Christian School; Stephanie Riley, Younger Associates; Sam Turner, Retired JEA. “It is an honor to lead such a vibrant organization with a goal of continuing to guide future leaders in their mission of making a positive difference in our community”, said John Myers, incoming LJAA Board President. “We want to provide the resources and network for our Leadership Jackson alumni to be successful in their business and in being good servant leaders in Jackson-Madison County. We have some ambitious goals this year and our community will be the benefactor.” Board members that will be retiring from the Board are Kristi Anderson, Christian Culbreath D.D.S; Ty Cowles, Jackson Energy Authority; Darren Lykes, Darren Lykes Photography; and David Newberry, Freed-Hardeman University. If you are interested in learning more about Leadership Jackson or the work of the Leadership Jackson Alumni Association, contact Judy Renshaw, Executive Director of Leadership Jackson at the Jackson Chamber at or (731) 423-2200.

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Cancer Patients and Families Get Gift of Hope During the Holidays

After nearly four years in the making, the Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center will begin treating patients in its new 82,000 square foot state-of –the-art facility on Monday, December 16. To celebrate this milestone, West Tennessee Healthcare, in conjunction with the Jackson Chamber, held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, December 12. At the heart of the three-story center are the patients it will serve. “We were very strategic and intentional in every detail of this project to insure that everything about this building is designed around the patient and the patient experience. Patients were included in focus groups on various aspects of the center such as the types of chairs used in treatment areas,” said Catherine Kwasigroh, Vice President of Hospital Services for West Tennessee Healthcare. “The Kirkland Cancer Center provides the same level of care received in a hospital environment but delivers it in a spa like environment. We utilized the Disney concept of keeping ABOVE: The Alice and Carl support and staff work areas behind the scenes to minimize the impact on the patient experience.” Kirkland Cancer Center held “This building by itself will not save lives-but it will make it possible for the many people who work here to save lives, change its ribbon cutting ceremony in lives and offer a better quality of life. The fear, anxiety, discomfort and uncertainty experienced by cancer patients will be met with December. hope, serenity, leading-edge medical treatment, guidance and support,” said Gina Myracle, Executive Director of the Kirkland Cancer Center. As the Center’s staff and family members play a large role in the patient’s experience, their needs were also considered in the design. “Working with cancer patients takes special people and many see it as a calling that they take very seriously, “said Myracle. “Family members are often here for every visit so we wanted their experiences to be positive as well. We added lots of little extras like Wi-Fi, rocking guest chairs in treatment areas and amenities in personal patient dressing rooms to make family members more comfortable.” To read more about the Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center, visit its website by clicking here.

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation Announces New Record The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation announces exceeding its goal for Million Dollar Monday. Since its beginning in 1984, the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life and health of those living in Jackson and West Tennessee. With very humble beginnings, the Foundation’s first project was to provide a new type of technology called a “Life Line” unit where the elderly and those with limited mobility could alert authorities in case of an emergency. From this first project, the Foundation has grown to become a leader in charitable causes and support. Today the Foundation provides charitable support to nearly 500 “funds” that add to the quality of life of the Jackson and West Tennessee communities. Monday, December 30, 2013 was set aside as “Million Dollar Monday.” On this date a goal was set to exceed $1 million in contributions for the months of November and December. The Foundation worked to raise more than $1 million to benefit the many good causes the Foundation supports. To date “Million Dollar Monday” has exceeded more than $1.11 million. To achieve this goal, the Foundation had several fundraising efforts. The Charity Gala in November was one of the most successful. The “Christmas Challenge” provided matching gifts to encourage giving in honor or memory of loved ones. “To encourage gifts during this special season of giving, we made $100,000 available in matching funds,” said Harbert Alexander, Foundation board chair. “One way to support good causes is to give to the causes that our donors support. We were delighted to provide the Christmas Challenge to encourage people to give more and to honor a loved one with their gift.” “During this season of the year we find that people are very generous. Charitable giving options enable major donors to give now to the Foundation with donors making the presentation to nonprofits at a later date. Donor Advised funds allow donors to maximize their charitable deductions and meet their charitable commitments at a later point,” stated Dr. Tim Crossett, board member and a user of the Donor Advised Fund program. “It is nice to see the amazing amount of financial support the good people around Jackson provide for the worthy causes in our community. If you were to look at total charitable giving in the Jackson area, I am sure we exceed what other communities of our size give to their respective causes,” said Frank McMeen, President of the West Tennessee Foundation. “We are working closely with attorneys and accountants to help their clients achieve needed tax benefits,” said Dave Bratcher, Vice President of the Foundation. “We help make gifts of property and appreciated assets easy for the donor, their accountant and attorney.”

Karen Freeman Joins First State Bank

Karen Freeman has joined the First State team as a financial services officer. Freeman is located at 480 Oil Well Road in Jackson. First State offers banking, lending, insurance, investment, mortgage and trust services through this office. As a member of First State, she will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for business banking products and services, such as cash management, remote business banking and commercial check collection. She will focus on becoming a local partner for all businesses and maximizing business customer’s revenue. Freeman is a graduate of University of Tennessee at Martin and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. For over eight years, she worked as the vice president/marketing director for a community bank. She managed the bank’s marketing, electronic solutions and participated in the commercial sales effort with an emphasis in commercial banking solutions.

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Jason Schultz Of Northwestern Mutual Receives National Quality Award Jason Schultz, a Financial Representative of Northwestern Mutual, Rod Parker Group in Jackson, Tennessee, has qualified for the NAIFA Quality Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). The NAIFA Quality Award recognizes professionalism through education and earned designations, production measured by performance metrics customized for each practice specialty, adherence to the NAIFA Code of Ethics, and service to the industry association. This is the third time Schultz has earned this honor which recognizes Financial Representatives for their competence and dedication to the insurance industry and their clients. Schultz has been associated with Northwestern Mutual since 2008. As a Financial Advisor, he provides expert guidance and innovative solutions for a variety of financial needs and goals for more than 400 clients. A native of Selmer, Tenn., Schultz received a Bachelor of Science degree from Union University. He also received certifications as a Certified Financial Planner and a Charter Life Underwriter. Schultz is also a graduate of Leadership Jackson.


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Dale Thomas Assumes Rainey Kizer Presidency

Dale Thomas a partner in the law firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC (Rainey Kizer) will assume the firm’s presidency on January 1, 2014. Thomas will succeed John Burleson, who is completing his term of office. At Rainey Kizer, the firm president continues to actively practice law, while also assuming responsibility for providing strategic leadership, managing firm business affairs, and supervising the firm administrator, who manages day-to-day operations. Thomas has been associated with Rainey Kizer since his graduation with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1988. Thomas practices in the areas of general civil and commercial litigation, workers’ compensation, employment law, insurance coverage, trucking law, and education law. Burleson focuses his practice in the areas of employment law litigation (representing employers only), municipal law, federal civil rights litigation, workers’ compensation, commercial litigation, and general tort litigation. Burleson, a 1983 honors graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law, has been associated with Rainey Kizer since that time.

Rainey Kizer’s Angela Choate Youngberg Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2014 as Memphis-Area “Lawyer of the Year” in Health Care Practice Area Angela Choate Youngberg, an attorney with the Jackson firm of Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the Health Care Practice Area for the Memphis region, which includes Jackson and West Tennessee. The recognition comes from Best Lawyers® in America 2014. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Youngberg also was selected by her peers as a “Best Lawyer” in the Health Care Practice area for the sixth consecutive year, and is a MidSouth Super Lawyer in the field of Health Law. In addition to her practice at Rainey Kizer, Youngberg is Chair of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, which focuses on increasing its members’ knowledge of federal, state and local laws that impact healthcare professionals and facilities. At Rainey Kizer, she maintains a diverse health law practice counseling physicians, physician groups, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes, DME suppliers, nurse practitioners, imaging facilities, home health agencies, pharmacies, institutional clients, physical ABOVE: Angela Choate therapy companies, and other types of healthcare providers and suppliers on a variety of healthcare matters. Youngberg Youngberg handles negotiating and drafting numerous types of healthcare contracts, including hospital-physician contracts, physician employment contracts, managed care contracts, provider-based contracts, management agreements, medical director agreements, clinical co-management agreements, and LLC and corporate organizational documents. She has handled numerous transactions involving the acquisitions, sales, and mergers of physician practices and other providers and suppliers. According to the Best Lawyers® publication, “Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments conducted with thousands of leading lawyers each year.”

Governor Haslam Names Rainey Kizer Attorney Bradford Box to Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named Bradford Box, an attorney with Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC (Rainey Kizer), to the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments. The commission reviews candidates for appointments to fill judicial vacancies and nominates a panel of candidates for each vacancy. The governor selects his appointment to the bench from those nominated by the commission. The 17 member commission includes former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. Box is an AV rated lawyer and serves on Rainey Kizer’s executive committee. He is a fellow in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and a member of the Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inns of Court. Box is included in Law & Politics magazine’s list of “Super ABOVE: Bradford Box Lawyers” in Tennessee.

Diebold Guides Branch Transformation Strategy for First Citizens National Bank Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD), a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services, is helping First Citizens National Bank (FCNB) implement a branch transformation strategy that will combine self-service and personalized interactions throughout its branch network. Working with Diebold Advisory Services, FCNB is enhancing customers’ branch experiences by introducing deposit automation and teller automation capabilities to branches, as well as the first implementation of Diebold’s new in-lobby teller terminal. FCNB’s Jackson, TN branch, scheduled to open by mid-2014, will epitomize the bank’s new branch model. “Across our enterprise we’re investigating new branch layouts and technologies that will improve efficiencies for our customers, as well as our operations,” said Judy Long, executive vice president, chief operations officer, FCNB. “For example, our new Jackson branch will give customers choices for managing deposits and advanced transactions on their own, enabling them to move through the branch quickly and create opportunities for our associates to interact with customers to help meet their financial needs.” At FCNB’s Jackson branch, an associate will welcome the customer to the branch and, if appropriate, walk them to the in-lobby teller terminal where they will assist the customer with completing their transaction.

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Edward Jones - Greg Griffin Company name: Edward Jones - Greg Griffin Address: 96 West Universify Parkway, Suite E Phone Number: 731-664-1171 About Edward Jones - Greg Griffin: Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals - from college savings to retirement - and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-andhold strategy. Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today. Greg Griffin has been with Edward Jones in Jackson, Tennessee since 2003. Griffin has been a chamber member and volunteer since 2003. Griffin is a 2006 Alumus of Leadership Jackson, has served as a chamber Emissary since 2003 and has also served on the Board for the West Tennessee Business Resource Advisory Council. Griffin has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Jackson since 2004 and has served on the Board as well as the Vice President, the President and is the current Past President of the club. Chamber Connection: What’s helped your organization become successful in our community? Edward Jones - Greg Griffin: Edward Jones has its roots in small communities and serving the invidiviual investor. When I came to Jackson and opened my office I continued to do what Edward Jones has always done. I got to know my clients and discover how I could best serve them and help them work toward realizing their financial goals. I get to be a part of this great community and at the same time serve my clients and look for opportunities to serve my community. Chamber Connection: What does your organization do that most people don’t know about? Edward Jones - Greg Griffin: All of our associates pull in the same direction because we are focused on one mission: We strive to enhance the financial lives of our clients, who are serious, long-term individual investors. We do this by emphasizing quality investments, a well-balanced portfolio and unparalleled, personalized service from one-broker branch offices located in the communities where our clients live and work. Edward Jones is a partnership. That structure is not just financial, it’s a philosophy. We work together, help each other and all share in the rewards of helping long-term individual investors reach their financial goals. That brings out the best in everyone. Chamber Connection: What are some recent successes your organization has experienced? Edward Jones - Greg Griffin: Locally Jackson is served by four Edward Jones offices. Edward Jones was named the Best Investment Firm in The Jackson Sun’s Readers Choice Awards for 2012 and 2013. Nationally, Edward Jones was named the No. 8 Best Company to Work for by FORTUNE Magazine in 2013. Edward Jones ranked No. 1 in REP. magazine’s annual survey, where financial advisors from the nation’s six largest brokerages grade their firms’ products, quality, service and support. Edward Jones has ranked No. 1 for 19 years. In 2013, Edward Jones debuts on the FORTUNE 500 list at No. 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012. Edward Jones financial advisors rated the firm “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms, Four Times in a Row” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study. In its 13th consecutive appearance on the list, Edward Jones was named a top company for training, ranking No. 12 on Training magazine’s 2013 Training Top 125 list. The firm also won special recognition for an innovative branch-training program. Chamber Connection: What are some of the future goals of your organization? Edward Jones - Greg Griffin: To help individuals achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. Edward Jones has strong values, such as belief in the individual and in relationships, and treating our clients and our associates, as we would like to be treated. It shapes the way we do business every day: face-to-face service from the communities where our clients live and work.


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NEW MEMBERS: DEC. 2013 Achieve Medical Weight Loss Darren Williams 289-A Vann Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 234-3137 Category: Weight Loss &/or Exercise Center The Barn at Snider Farms Karl and Angela Snider 1998 Denmark-Jackson Rd. Denmark, TN 38391 (731) 697-7886 Category: Wedding &/or Event Venue

State Farm Insurance - Alan Brown Alan Brown 15 Jackson Walk Plaza Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 616-2023 Category: Insurance


GenaLee Gena Mandle and Laura Nord 1143 Rushmeade Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 394-7500 Category: Caterers

+ 97 percent of your chamber

dues are tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

Innovation Nation Business/Technology Incubator Sydney Wilson 17 Brentshire Square, Ste. A Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 256-8910 Category: NonProfit Organizations

+ 6,865 Number of direct manufacturing, distribution, and call center jobs created in Madison County by chamber economic development initiatives in the last ten years.

Joe Gomez Agency Joe Gomez 368 N. Parkway., Ste. 2 Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 609-3702 Category: Insurance

+ More than One Billion

Number of dollars invested by new and expanding industries in Madison County in the last ten years as a resultof efforts by the chamber’s economic development department and its affiliation with Team Madison County.

Josh Lefevre Construction Company, LLC Josh Lefevre 244 Lawrence Switch Rd. Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 425-9222 Category: Construction - General Contractors Ogletree Deakins Thomas L. Henderson 123 Woodhaven Dr. Jackson, TN 38301 (901) 230-4160 Category: Attorneys Sky Zone Jackson SL Pemberton 65 E. Park Square Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 868-4418 Category: Entertainment


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RENEWING MEMBERS: DEC. 2013 9Round A Plus Insurance Advanced Spine Institute, PLLC AFLAC-Hazel Johnson All Star Realty/Property Management Co. Allen, Summers, Simpson, Lillie & Gresham, PLLC alley 2 avenue Allstate-Hughes Insurance Agency American Cold Storage-North America, L.P. American Insurance Management Anthony Reddin Supply Co., Inc. Anytime Fitness-Jackson Audette’s Academy for Early Learning Backyard Barbecue Blue Hawaiian Pools, LLC Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. BoomerNation Band Brasfield Construction, Inc. Brooksie’s Barn Brownsville Utility Department Chick-fil-A Christian Culbreath, D.D.S. Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Jackson-Madison Co. Cornerstone Health Services Group, Inc. Cross Gate Services, Inc. D&C Plumbing Services Davidson Titles, Inc. Designs by Julie Donna Does Details Wedding & Event Planning DoxicomGlobal ESH Management Systems Family Health Care of Jackson, PC First Tennessee Bank Food Rite Fowler Construction LLC Gary A. Taylor Investment Co. Geisler Young, LLC General Shale Gibson Electric Membership Corporation H & M Company, Inc. Harry H. Miller Jr., CPA Haynes Barker Investment Management, LLC Hensley Enterprises Henson Construction Services, Inc. Hiscall, Inc. Hub City Blueprint & Supply Co., Inc. Human Technology, Inc. ING Financial Partners, LLC Jackson Area Beekeepers Association Jackson Battery Service Jackson Housing Authority Jackson Massage & Day Spa Jackson-Madison County Humane Society LegalShield/Consumer and Business Protection Group Little’s Jewelers LyondellBasell Industries M G Construction Co., LLC MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery

Maxxguard, Inc. Michael W. King, DDS, PLC Milan Express Co., Inc. Mirror Lawn Turf Doctor, Inc. Northside Medical Clinic, PC Northwestern Mutual Old Country Store Painting With A Twist Panera Bread Parkway Village Mobile Home & RV Community Portfolio Recovery Associates Pratt Ind. (USA) Corrugating Div. R & J Feed Supply Company, Inc. Rina’s Bridal & Quince Rock-Tenn Co. Rowland Supply Royal Liquors Shipman HR Consulting, LLC Smallwood’s Camper & Trailer Sales Smith’s Floor Covering & Interior Design Soup Du Jour Sowell’s Diesel Repair Spaces Group, LLC Sport Clips Stability Growth Solutions, LLC State Farm Agency Field Leadership Office Summit Asset Management, LLC Sunrise Recycling Services Surplus Warehouse Taylor’s Jewelry Repair Studio Telephone Electronics Corporation (TEC) Tennessee State Veterans’ Home The Barrel Wine & Spirits Co. The Hughes Eye Center TruGreen Midsouth West Tennessee Physicians’ Alliance, L.L.C. Wild Sophistication, Inc. Young Touchstone Co.


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RIBBON CUTTINGS: DEC. 2013 & Home Based and Out-of-Town Ribbon Cuttings

Ambassadors with Perfect Attendance, Dec. 2013: Kathy Canovan, Rodan & Fields Joyce Corley, FirstBank Amanda Davenport, Complete Restoration, Inc.

Service Group 360 International Perry Patterson 2412 S. Madison, Jonesboro AR 901-356-8529 Category: Janitorial Service

Thirty One Gifts - Carol Adkins Carol Adkins 29 Windwood Dr. 731-217-8915 Category: Boutiques & Specialty Shops

Bethel University School of Conflict Resolution Karen Phillips 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Ste. 100 Memphis, TN 866-331-4153 Category: Education - Schools & Colleges

HIBU Rick King 9 Wrights Mill Dr. 800-929-3556 ext. 3678 Category: Marketing

EmbroidMe VERACIOUS MASSAGE THERAPY by ALLEN Michael Johnson Terry Allen 7140 US Hwy. 64, Ste. 116 1356 Hollywood Dr. 901-922-5362 731-225-2240 Category: Promotional Products Category: Massage

Zebra Marketing Summer Nichols 8521 Hwy. 209 N. Gates, TN 731-413-2258 Category: Promotional Products

The PEER Group David Sullivan 56 Ash St. Lexington, TN 731-967-5945 Category: Consulting Services

Dessie Hardee, Isagenix Health & Wellness Wendi Johnson, Baymont Inn & Suites Heath Williams, George A. Smith & Sons Rick Williams, WNWS Radio (101.5 FM)

Alice and Carl Kirkland Cancer Center Gina Myracle, RN 620 Skyline Dr. 731.541.5087 Primary Category: Clinics & Medical Groups

Anchor Tours Bud Hale 1650 Hwy. 412 W. Lexington, TN 731-968-8525 Category: Charter Bus &/or Tour Company

Sky Zone Jackson SL Pemberton 65 East Park Sq. 731-868-4418 Category: Entertainment

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ECONOMIC INDICATORS: DEC. 2013 Total Labor Force

Nov. ’13

Nov. ‘12

Rate Change

Oct. ’13

Oct. ’12

Rate Change

Madison County







Jackson MSA (Madison & Chester Counties)


















United States 155,046,000 154,953,000 Unemployment

Nov. ’13

Nov. ‘12

Madison County 7.8% 7.2% Jackson MSA 7.7% 7.3% (Madison & Chester Counties) Tennessee 7.4% 6.9%

United States 6.6% 7.4%

Sales Tax Collected City of Jackson

Jan. ‘14

Jan. ‘13

Rate Change

Oct. ’13

Oct. ’12

Rate Change

















Rate Change

Dec. ‘13

Dec. ‘12

Rate Change







Madison County $4,167,302






Dec. ‘12

Nov. '13

Nov. '12

11 $2,658,000

5 $775,000

13 $2,495,000

18 $3,750,800

10 $2,929,278

4 $1,116,600

12 $1,001,528

25 $9,927,590

Building Permits


Number Issued Permit Value

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Jackson Chamber Staff Directory

Kyle Spurgeon, President/CEO

Russell Cook, Manager of Accounting

Lisa Cothran, Vice President, Membership Development,

Kristy Dew, Receptionist

Shirley Jones, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs,

Lori Nunnery, Executive Director, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Beth Parnell, Manager of Events,

Ryan Porter, Chief Operating Officer/ General Counsel,

Megan Seals, Communications Coordinator,

Brandy Stutsman, Program Coordinator,

Judy Renshaw, Executive Director, Leadership Jackson

Carolyn Vaughan, Membership Development Coordinator,


Joyce Welch, Executive Assistant,

Mandy White, Sr. Vice President, Economic Development,


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For decades, Jackson has connected businesses to success. Today, we are connected by more than roads, rail and runways – we connect people at the speed of light. Jackson is looking ahead as a sustainable city with a growing focus on wellness. Our hundreds of doctors, specialty centers and pioneering robotics have captured national attention. The surprising variety of arts, sports and music is kept vibrant by a growing number of students and professionals. The Jackson Chamber invites you to Connect Here.


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January 2014 Chamber Connection  

The Chamber Connection is published monthly by the Jackson Chamber in Jackson, Tennessee. For more information, visit

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