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Monroe County Chamber Guidebook 2013

Business, Education and Tourism ‘A Sure Bet’

Published By The Advocate & Democrat And The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce


Contents ‘A Sure Bet.’ 2.................................Contents 4..................Welcome & Events 5..........................A Quick Look 8...............................Education 9...................Higher Education 10...........................Health care 12.............Business & Industry 36-37......Contact Information


Your Chamber


14-34.........Chamber Members 38-39..........Chamber in Action 40..............Chamber Programs 41........Chamber Partnerships 42......Chamber Opportunities

On the Cover The cover is a great example of the quality of life the county has to offer, as our five communities showcase why business, education and tourism are “a sure bet” in Monroe County. Published by:

609 E. North Street • Sweetwater, TN. 37874 Phone: (423) 337-7101 4511 Highway 411 • Unit 5 • Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: (423) 442-4575


Thomas Wilson - Publisher Tommy Millsaps - Editor Layout and Graphic Art Team: Jessica Cross Kristen Calhoun Advertising Team: Sharon Livingston - Advertising Manager Peggy Harrill - Sales Representative Lorie Samples - Sales Representative

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The Area Guidebook is a publication of The Advocate & Democrat in cooperation with the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. Content of this magazine is property of The Advocate & Democrat except where otherwise noted and may not be reproduced or redistributed without the expressed written consent of The Advocate & Democrat. For advertising information please call 423-337-7101.

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Excellence in Community Development

Tim Yates

Monroe County Mayor 105 College St., Suite 1 • Madisonville, TN 37354 Ph: 423.442.3981 Fax: 423.442.7279

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Business, Education and Tourism ‘A Sure Bet’

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Welcome and thank you for all you do as chamber members and citizens of Monroe County to promote our business-education endeavors and tourism. Monroe County has much to offer its citizens, those visiting or planning to relocate here, or those who wish to start up a business. Our education opportunities are great and offer excellent education be it at prekindergarten or high school and college. We have a wide range of business and industrial possibilities for any who are interested in relocating a business or developing a new one here in Monroe County. Many outstanding tourist attractions are within the county. The Cherokee National Forest, Cherohala Skyway, Bald River Falls, Tellico Lake, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Fort Loudoun Historical Park, The Lost Sea and more of-

Chamber Events March 14 Banquet & Silent Auction May 4 Women’s Expo June 29 24th Annual Golf Tournament October 3 Taste of Monroe TBA Fall Speaker Event 4 |

fer many great opportunities to enjoy the scenery and everything Monroe County has to offer. The Guidebook is filled with information about all aspects of our county, which will give you the insight you desire to learn more about us. There is also a directory of our members and organizations. We, at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce office, are here to assist you and all of our citizens in any possible way we can. For more information about Monroe County, Chamber membership or services the Chamber has to offer, visit our website, call or stop by our office located at 520-A Cook Street in Madisonville.

Joe G. Tolson

President/CEO Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Monroe

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A Quick Look

Demographics* Population....................................................44,519 Male................................................................49.5% Female...........................................................50.5% High School Graduates................................72.7% Bachelor Degrees or more...........................10.4% Form of government: County Mayor Tim Yates and nine-member board of commissioners, three representatives from each of the three voting districts. 1st District- Wanda Alexander (chair), Marty Allen, Bennie Moser; 2nd District- Bill Bivins, Richard Kirkland, Judy Lee; 3rd District- Harold Hawkins, Bill Shadden, and Roger Thomas. County Budget: $61 million Majority of funds raised through property and sales tax. Utilities: provided by Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative, Sweetwater Utilities Board, Loudon Utilities, Tellico Area Services System. Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Guidebook 2013

Trash service: The cities and towns provide trash pickup in incorporated areas; private businesses provide trash pickup in the county. Local Newspaper: The Advocate & Democrat since 1896. Driver’s License: There is not a driver’s license center in Monroe County but you can renew your license at the County Clerk’s office or online at Register to vote requirements: resident of Tennessee and 18 years of age or older. Locations to register include: County Election Commission, Department of Human Services, County Clerk’s office, Register of Deeds office, Health Department, public libraries in each town. Must register to vote 30 days prior to Election Day. *Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Racial Breakdown* White Non-Hispanic...................................92.4% Black...............................................................2.1% Hispanic.........................................................3.3% American Indian...........................................0.5% | 5

Tourism in Monroe County

Monroe County, nestled between Knoxville and Chattanooga, is famous for its friendly people, mild climate, unmatched beauty and diverse scenery, and its unique historical sites that help make it a must-see tourism destination. The county includes four incorporated towns, each with its own distinct personality. Madisonville is the county seat and is the childhood home of the late Sen. Estes Kefauver. The Monroe Courthouse, built in 1892, sits in the middle of downtown and has been named an historic site and landmark. The City of Madisonville and local volunteers raised money to create a Veterans Memorial Park and the large American flag at the park can be seen from miles around as people travel on Highway 411 and Highway 68. Madisonville also is home to Hiwassee College, a four-year United Methodist Church college founded in 1849. Each summer, Madisonville shows its patriotic side with the annual Parade of Flags from mid June through late July. Sweetwater is the county’s largest city and is located just off Interstate 75. The historic downtown area has been revitalized in past years and features many antique and gift shops and an art gallery. Just outside Sweetwater, people can explore America’s largest underground lake at The Lost Sea. Each weekend hundreds of people can be found searching for bargains at Sweetwater Flea Market, a large indoor flea market just off I-75 Exit 60. Sweetwater has a wide variety of events throughout the year, including an Independence Day Celebration,

the National Muscadine Festival at the end of September and A Small Town Christmas the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Vonore is best know for its historical sites and Tellico Lake, a popular attraction for fishermen and boaters. Historical sites include the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum and Fort Loudoun State Historic Area. The town also is home to the county’s largest industrial parks including several boat manufacturers and a new biofuel refinery. Tellico Plains is the county’s smallest town but during the weekends is a popular spot for motorcyclists and car club enthusiasts driving the scenic Cherohala Skyway. The town features several art galleries and antique stores, a book store, the Cherohala Skyway Visitors Center and the Charles Hall Museum. And as the gateway to the Cherokee National Forest and the Skyway, there are miles of trails to explore, cool mountain streams to wade and fish in and picturesque waterfalls. Coker Creek, an unincorporated community in the southern corner of the county, is home to several art galleries and Buck Bald, which offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. Each October, Coker Creek hosts the Autumn Gold Festival.

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To learn more about Monroe County, visit the county website at, the Tourism Department website at or the Chamber of Commerce website at **Photo courtesy of Monroe County Tourism

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Preparing for the future

Monroe County’s focus on learning Monroe County is served by two outstanding public school systems, the Monroe County School System and the Sweetwater City School System. The Sweetwater City School System is more than a century old and serves Sweetwater and the 1st District of Monroe County. Dr. Melanie Miller serves as director of schools. In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Education recognized the Sweetwater City School System as one of only 21 out of 136 school systems in the state that earned exemplary status due to outstanding growth on test scores. The system’s schools are Sweetwater Primary School (pre-K through 2ndgrade), Sweetwater Elementary (grades 3-4), Brown Intermediate (grades 5-6) and the Sweetwater Junior High (grades 7-8). The school system has outstanding facilities and constant upgrades and renovations have given it some of the most modern buildings in the state. The Sweetwater Board of Education governs the school system and

meets on the second Monday of each month. The board is made up of Chairman Richard Rowe, Janie Dacus, Dr. John Fox, Bennie Moser and Letha Oggs. For more information, call the the Central Office a 423- 337-7051. The school system website is The Monroe County School System serves 5,500 students in 13 schools. It is led by Director of Schools Mike Lowry and a voter-elected School Board from three districts: Dewitt Upton, Dr.

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Larry Stein, Jerry Snyder, Chairman Dr. Bob Lovingood, Janet Martin, Janie Harrill, Steve Rogers, Sonya Lynn and Joe Cagle. The board meets on the second Thursday of each month. The school system has constantly upgraded its facilities with remodels in the past few years, including those at Vonore Elementary and Tellico Plains Elementary this year. The county system is noted for its outstanding use of technology in the classroom and in 2011, Gov. Bill Haslam visited Sweetwater High School to commend that school on its outstanding improvement on test scores and graduation the graduation rate. In February 2013, Tennessee Education Commissioner Tim Huffman visited Sequoyah High School answering questions from teachers in both systems. For more information, call the Monroe County School System at 423-442-2373 or visit monroe.k12.

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In the middle of abundant opportunities

Aiming for higher education Higher education opportunities are abundant in and near Monroe County.

Hiwassee College From its beginning in 1849, Hiwassee College, located in Madisonville in the heart of Monroe County, has been committed to all students seeking a faith-centered education. Originally founded on a Methodist campground, the college quickly expanded and now resides on 400 acres just outside of Madisonville. Today, Hiwassee is a residential, liberal arts, four-year institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Hiwassee College is accredited through the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and federal student financial aid programs are available for students. A growing equestrian program and a new dental hygiene school are attracting more students to Hiwassee. Hiwassee doesn’t just open its doors to its students, it also opens doors to

the community by donating the use of its facilities and services to more than 30 area organizations each year. For more information about Hiwassee College, call 423-420-1212 or visit online at

Cleveland State Community College Cleveland State Community College is an accredited public comprehensive community college committed to quality education and open access. The college operates within the governance of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Approximately 3,500 credit students and 1,500 non-credit students enroll in classes at the college in a typical fall semester. Ninety-four percent of the faculty hold master’s or doctor’s degrees. The college has offices and classrooms in both Athens and Madisonville. To learn more about Cleveland State Community College, visit

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Tennessee Wesleyan College Tennessee Wesleyan College occupies a 40-acre tract of land two blocks north of the Courthouse square in downtown Athens, located within a half-hour’s drive from much of Monroe County. The size of campus allows students to move easily between classes, administrative offices and services, athletic events and college activities. The Tennessee Wesleyan College and Fort Sanders School of Nursing, in addition to an evening business program, is housed at the college’s satellite campus in Knoxville. The Knoxville campus is located on Cogdill Road, just off of Pellissippi Parkway. Its facilities provide students with the latest technology and spacious classrooms. Tennessee Wesleyan College enrolls more than 1,000 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. To learn more about Tennessee Wesleyan College, visit www.twcnet. edu. | 9

Health care

A key to vibrant community Sweetwater Hospital Association Sweetwater Hospital Association (SHA) provides the community with a first-class hospital that is the envy of much larger communities. The hospital’s 475 employees are dedicated professionals with some of the best facilities and equipment around. In recent years, the hospital has opened a new state-of-the-art emergency room, new operating rooms and materials management area. In the next year, the hospital will complete a new main entrance, imaging center and administrative addition. SHA has new professional office space in future plans and will complete the renovation of buildings.

SHA is a leader in acquiring new medical technology. The hospital recently acquired one of the most advanced CT scanners in the world, the Aquilion PRIME, and was the first hospital east of the Mississippi River to have such an advanced scanner. Of particular interest to businesses is SHA’s outstanding industrial medicine program that provides companies with drug testing, employee physicals, etc. For more information on SHA, visit or call 865-213-8200.

Athens Regional Medical Center Athens Regional Medical Center, located at West Madison Avenue, in Athens in nearby McMinn County, provides the area with another first-class health care facility just minutes away from Monroe County. With more than 250 employees, the center is one of the largest employers in the region with a wide variety of medical care. To learn more about the hospital, visit www. athensrmc. com.

Blount Memorial Monroe County is close to the highlyregarded Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, which provides numerous medical services. Blount Memorial maintains a modern facility in the Tellico West Industrial Park in Vonore for the ultimate in convenient medical care with family medicine, occupational health, home services, rehabilitation and more. Visit or call 423-884-6958 for more information.

Chota Community Health In addition to SHA and Blount Memorial, Chota Community Health Services is a non-profit corporation that provides affordable health care to all residents of Monroe County regardless of economic status or insurance coverage. A number of local doctors provide private practice options for patients.

Lifestar In addition to the excellent Monroe County Ambulance Service, a University of Tennessee Lifestar medical helicopter is stationed at Sweetwater’s newest fire hall providing local patients the fastest transport time possible to the Level I Trauma Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Health Department Monroe County recently opened a new Health Department located between Sweetwater and Madisonville with a variety of services for youth and adults. For more information, call 423442-3993.

Other Health Resources In addition to outstanding hospitals, and the Health Department, Sweetwater and the surrounding area offer a Thompson Cancer Survival Center branch, dialysis centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 10 |

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Booming Industry

A large percentage of employment in Monroe County is in manufacturing. However, Monroe County is one of the more diverse counties in the state when it comes to the variety of employment opportunities. That diversity has led to job growth recently, nearly cutting the unemployment rate in half in the last four years. Businesses, both large and small, continue to open and locate in Monroe County, including the new Food City in Vonore in May along with the planned opening of a Walmart Super Center in Sweetwater in September. The county’s central location on Interstate 75 in East Tennessee means the county is within a short distance of all the major markets in the Eastern half of the United States, making the county a great location for production and distribution facilities. Monroe County’s industrial parks provide great sites and infrastructure for all types of manufacturing and distribution companies. In addition to large manufacturers, the largest of which employs nearly 1,000 people, Monroe County has a great business climate for small and family-owned businesses. The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for all types of businesses and industry.

Employment Distribution In Monroe County Manufacturing......................................................31.7 percent Local Government................................................13.7 percent Retail Trade.............................................................13.3 percent Health Care and Social Assistance................10.7 percent Accommodation and Food Services.................8.6 percent Wholesale Trade.....................................................4.2 percent Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation......................................................3.5 percent Finance and Insurance..........................................2.5 percent Construction...........................................................1.7 percent Other Services..........................................................1.2 percent Professional, Scientific, Technical Services.......1.1 percent Arts, Entertainment, Recreation.......................1.1 percent Federal Government..............................................0.9 percent Educational Service...............................................0.6 percent

Source: Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

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Chamber Members Monroe County Accountants Village Tax Back June Yamada 365 Tellico Street South Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-5925 Fax: 888-551-2390 Warren and Tallent CPA’s Doug Warren 606 C South Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5003 Fax: 865-213-0125

Advertising/Signage Lamar Advertising Cheryl Bressler 585 County Road 571 Englewood, TN 37329 423-453-7885 Fax: 865-637-4603

Agriculture Foothills Farmers Cooperative John Tim Martinek 626 Anderson Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2407 Fax: 423-442-1542 Tsali Notch Vineyards JD Dalton 140 Harrison Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-506-9895 Fax: 423-746-0687

Agri-Tourism Sweetwater Valley Farm John Harrison 17988 West Lee Highway Philadelphia, TN 37846 865-458-9192 Fax: 865-458-9221 www.sweetwatervalley. com

Animal Services/Grooming Ridenour Law Offices Celina’s Canine Center Celina Henderson 1301 Mecca Pike Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-6868

Apartments Monroe Ridge Apartments Tina Cooper 700 Telford Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-836-9409

Architects Main Street Studio Sam Moser 311 N. Main Street Ste. A Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-7900 Fax: 423-351-7888

Arts & Craft Gallery Coker Creek Gallery Stephanie Taylor 12088 New Highway 68 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-261-2157 Rook’s End Gallery Jane Bawn 307 Eastanaula Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-572-0139

Asphalt Rogers Group, Inc. Jack Lovely 250 Union Valley Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830 423-420-1010 Fax: 423-420-0707

Attorney Kinnard Law Offices J. Lewis Kinnard 311 Tellico Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2406 Fax: 423-442-2780

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Charles Ridenour 401 Sweetwater/Vonore Rd. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6123 Fax: 423-337-6123 White, Carson, & Alliman Peter Alliman 138 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9000 Fax: 423-442-3949 Wimberly Lawson Seale Wright, Daves Ron Daves P.O. Box 2231 Knoxville, TN 37901 865-546-1000 Fax: 865-546-1001

Auto Body Repair M. D. Automotive Dwight Cagle 132 Boring Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-6485 Fax: 423-442-6485 Sweetwater Valley Collision Jason Watkins 106 Sands Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6020 Fax: 423-337-6920

Automobile Parts & Supplies Matlock Tire Jimmy Matlock 1301 Highway 321 N. Lenoir City, TN 37771 865-986-6533 Fax: 865-986-1106

Auto Dealer-Used Cars East Tennessee Auto Outlet Larry Hodge 4215 Highway 411 P.O. Box 98 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-545-9501 Fax: 423-545-9518

Awards, Plaques & Trophy Minuteman Gift Shop Phil Roy 195 Picket Fence Lane Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6270 Fax: 423-337-6270

Bail Bonds Cumberland Bail Bonds Susie Bledsoe P.O. Box 997 Monteagle, TN 37356 423-442-3733

Bakery Crowder Creations Joni Crowder 208 Maple Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-5747

Bank & Credit Unions Alcoa Federal Credit Union Candy Estes 155 Grand Vista Way, Suite 4 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6124 Fax: 423-884-6157 Athens Federal Community Bank Paul Harvey P.O. Box 869 Athens, TN 37371-0869 423 745-1111 Fax: 423-745-8225

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Chamber Members Monroe County Citizens Bank -Blount Co. Julie Draper 330 E. Broadway Maryville, TN 37804 423-884-2277 Fax: 423-884-3127 www.cbbcbank. Citizens National Bank Paul Willson P.O. Box 220 Athens, TN 37371-0220 423-745-0261 Fax: 423-745-7713 Foothills Federal Credit Susan Anderson 413 Sweetwater/Vonore Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7870 Fax: 423-337-7476 FSG Bank Brian Giannasio P.O. Box 960 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7200 Fax: 423-337-6641

United Community Bank Reed Massingale P.O. Box 595 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-5484 Fax: 423-442-8975 Volunteer Federal Ruby McLemore 108 Main Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4545 Fax: 423-442-1672

Beauty Salons Kelly’s Kreations Kelly Littreal 1620 Niles Ferry Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-9660

Beverage Distributors

Tarver Distributing, Inc. Ross H. Tarver P.O. Box 433 Charleston, TN 37310 423-336-8100 ORNL Federal Credit Union Fax: 423-336-8103 John F. Hassell, Jr. P.O. Box 307 Boating/Marine Madisonville, TN 37354 Madisonville Marine, Inc. 423-442-6061 Fax: 423-442-0245 Steve Sloan 3305 Highway 411 North Madisonville, TN 37354 Peoples Bank 423-442-9344 Brent Heiskell Fax: 423-442-6069 P.O. Box 128 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-7262 Bookkeeping Services Fax: 423-442-7118 Willow Tree Bookkeeping Sharon Reagan Regions Bank P.O. Box 593 Abbie Flores P.O. Box 7 Athens, TN 37371 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-214-0922 423-337-8002 www.willowtreebookkeepFax: 423-442-2501 16 |

Building Supply


Valley Building Supply, Inc. Jamie Cunningham 2110 Highway 11 North Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3499 Fax: 423-337-3460

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Rev. Mark Rhoads 260 Wade Road West Loudon, Tn 37774 865-458-9407 Fax: 865-458-8531

Bus Lines

First Baptist Church of Madisonville Pastor Dr. Lon Shoopman 139 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4544 Fax: 423-442-4487

Rocky Top Tours John Clabough 445 Continental Drive Maryville, TN 37804 865-970-3474 Fax: 865-983-2922

Campground Cherohala Mtn. Trails Campground Wayne Freidberg 132 Reliance Road Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-6061 888-966-0322

Catering The Catering Connection Brandi Owens 1421 Murrays Chapel Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-507-3473 Fax: 423-351-9902

Chiropractor Gruenenfelder Chiropractic Dr. Rob Gruenenfelder 711 Highway 68, Suite A Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3761 Fax: 423-337-9705 Smiley Family Chiropractic & Wellness Jessica Smiley-Hedrick 4793 New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2100 Fax: 423-442-2108

First Baptist Church of Sweetwater Rev. Frank Crawford 303 Wright Street Sweetwater, Tn 37874 423-337-3533 Fax: 423-351-9643 First Baptist Church of Tellico Plains Richard Parker 506 Scott St./P.O. Box 118 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3823 First Presbyterian Church Rev. Ted Baker 601 Church Streeet Sweetwater, Tn 37874 423-337-7284 Fax: 423-337-7284 First United Methodist Carole Martin 150 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2471 Fax: 423-442-2434

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Chamber Members Monroe County Madisonville Presbyterian Church Pastor Brian Alderman 201 West Main Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2170 Sonrise Assembly of God Jerry Downs 1740 Highway 411, Ste 7&8 Vonore, TN 37885 423-836-4564 Vonore Baptist Church Dennis Cagle 714 Church Street Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6230

Commercial & Industrial Supplies Fastenal Josh Arms 1266 Highway 411, Ste 12 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-3003 Fax: 423-884-3005

Communications/Media The Advocate & Democrat Tommy Millsaps P.O. Box 389 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7101 Fax: 423-337-5932 The Monroe County Buzz Sharon Brown 113 Main Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-1635 Fax: 423-442-1636

Communications/ Radio WJSQ - WLAR - WYGO Radio Randell Sliger 2110 Oxnard Road Athens, TN 37371 423-745-1000 Fax: 423-745-2000 WMTY FM 98.3/ WDEH AM 800 Bryan Burchfield P.O. Box 330 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5025 Fax: 423-337-5026 WRKQ - Beverly Broadcasting Co. Mike Beverly 880 Englewood Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-1446 Fax: 423-420-1020

Communications/ Telephone US Cellular Hope Pilkey 111 Kefauver Lane Ste. 2 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-295-4111 Fax: 423-442-1423 BellSouth /AT&T Mary Stewart Lewis 1202 Tallan Building 2 Union Sq. Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-265-2222 Fax: 423-265-6752 Charter Business George Striker 1235 King St. SE Cleveland, TN 30720 423-593-7007 Fax: 423-790-5287

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Computer Services Josh Fields Computer Services 235 Meadow Brook Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-333-0481

Concrete Lambcon, Inc Kirk Lambert P.O. Box 5148 Cleveland, TN 37320 423-479-4541 Fax: 423-479-4542

Contractor/Building Materials 84 Lumber Company Charles McCloud 5275 New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-8184 Fax: 423-442-8126 A & M Building & Contracting Shawn Dee Cronan 2811 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN 37804 865-380-4100 Fax: 865-980-6999 BR2 Custom Builders Andy Paszek P.O. Box 67 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6612 Fax: 423-884-6613 Burger Construction Missy Burger 260 Akins Rd./P.O. Box 32 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3050 Fax: 423-253-3050

C.S. Truss Co., Inc. Chris Seiler P.O. Box 466 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7270 Fax: 423-337-7270 Carico Construction, Inc Steve Carico 3538 Light Pink Road Louisville, TN 37777 865-984-7393 Fax: 865-984-7468 Darrell Burnette Construction Darrell Burnette 302 Duseth Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-8238 VWCA, LLC Van Watson 5020 New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 865-386-0361 Fax: 423-442-6428

Convenience Stores Weigel’s Mike Corum 2031 Hwy. 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2900 Fax: 865-938-2444

Data Management MCH Corporation Michael & Cathy Hamilton P.O. Box 720 Sweetwater, TN 37874 800-608-3766 Fax: 423-337-7223

Dental Services Dr. Charles Allen Chancel, D.D.S. 520 S Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6601 Fax: 423-337-9350 | 17

Chamber Members Monroe County Dr. William S. Howard, D.D.S. 415 Veterans Memorial Drive Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3403 Fax: 423-253-6501 Family Dental Associates Dr. James M. Dash, D.D.S. 210 Warren Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3928 Fax: 423-442-9148 Hiwassee College Dental Clinic Leslie Barkley 225 Hiwassee College Drive Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-1919 Lorine Yee-Shinsky, D.D.S. 4249 Highway 411, Unit B Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-0800 Vonore Dental Practice Eric P. Fugate, D.D.S. 1277 Highway 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2300 Fax: 423-884-2981

Diesel Repair & Service Independent Diesel Service Gary Millsaps 2468 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 Fax: 423-545-9381 423-545-9435

Distribution Center Lowe’s Reload Center Paul Walker 121 Tellico Port Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2600 Fax: 423-884-2700

Economic Development T.R.D.A. Ron Hammontree 59 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6868 Fax: 423-884-6869

Tennessee Technology Center at Athens Stewart Smith 1635 Vo-Tech Drive/ Box 848 Athens, TN 37371 423-744-2814 Fax: 423-744-2817

Workforce 2000 Staffing Michelle Jordan 1127 N. Broadway, Ste. A Knoxville, TN 37917 865-522-6224 Fax: 865-522-6272



Cornerstone Engineering Jed Wright and Andrew Lewis P.O. Box 1029 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-1741 Fax: 423-420-1747

Achievement Academy of Monroe Julia Atchley-Pace 380 Oak Grove Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-1821 Cross Creek Christian Stephanie Nelson 501 East North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-9330 Fax: 423-337-9335 Hiwassee College Dr. Robin Tricoli 225 Hiwassee College Dr. Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2001 Fax: 423-442-3520 Tennessee Wesleyan College Randy Nelson 204 East College Street Athens, Tn 37303 423-746-5330 Fax: 423-746-5326

Education/Training Cleveland State Community College Patty Weaver 3535 Adkinson Drive Cleveland, TN 37320 423-745-8486

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Spectrum Electric, Inc Stephanie Phillips 410 Sweetwater/Vonore Rd. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-9100 Fax: 423-351-9100 www.spectrumelectric-inc. com

Emergency Services Air Evac Lifeteam Chance Owen 100 Robinson Street Etowah, TN 37331 423-263-4404 Fax: 423-263-4403

Employment Randstad Staffing Jesse Roberts 520 Cook Street, Ste. C Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-0645 Fax: 423-442-9290


Entertainment McKee Promotions Sherry McKee P.O. Box 332 Athens, TN 37371 423-519-6926

Event Rentals Knox Rocks ClimbingWalls & Event John Nowell 4314 Thurman LN/ P.O. Box 1100 Louisville, TN 37777 865-363-9321

Financial/ Investment

StaffingSolutions Virginia Hardwick 1701 Triangle Park Drive Maryville, TN 37801 865-982-9480 Fax: 865-984-9963

Edward Jones Investments 603 North Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-4552 Fax: 877-709-3297

Tennessee Career Center Vonore Cheryl West 59B Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2403 Fax: 423-884-2416

Fairweather Financial Jim Fairweather 107 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6565 Fax: 423-337-6566

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Physical Therapy 520 Cook Street, Suite D • Madisonville, TN

423-442-1440 665 New Hwy 68, Suite F • Sweetwater, TN

423-536-7036 PHYSICAL THERAPY: Treatment of Sports Injuries, Neck & Back Pain, Work Related injuries, Post Surgical Management, Programs for Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis and Vertigo. Treatment of Neurological and Orthopedic problems also offered. SPEECH THERAPY: Speech, Language, & Swallowing Disorders for Pediatrics and Adults.

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Chamber Members Monroe County Financial/ Mortgages Stearns Lending, Inc Susie Bledsoe 5204 Kingston Pike Ste. 24 Knoxville, TN 37919 865-357-6500 Fax: 865-688-3740 Blount Memorial Home Mortgage Jerri Britton 119 Cherokee Heights Dr. Maryville, TN 37801 865-977-0000 Fax: 865-977-0005

Firearm Training Self Defense Solutions Don Charest 4120 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-7486

Fitness Center Anytime Fitness Bryan Hurst 4445 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-545-8500

Florists Blair’s Bo-Kay Florist & Gifts Phil Patterson 4751 New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-6488 Fax: 423-420-6499 Madisonville Petal & Gifts Melanie Phillips 4656 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9455 http://www.madisonvillepetalsa

Sweetwater Flower Shop Jack Wilson 118 West North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6623 Fax: 423-337-6624

Funeral Homes & Products

Food, Grocery and Specialty

Biereley-Hale Funeral Home Doug Hale 4650 Highway 411 By-pass Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4404 Fax: 423-442-4406

Food City Joe Holt 2120 Highway 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-442-4411 Fax: 423-442-4557

Kyker Funeral Home Neil Kyker P.O. Box 309 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5033 Fax: 423-253-3073

Save-A-Lot Ivan Moskowitz 406 South Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3934 Fax: 423-337-5164 United Grocery Outlet Don Whitted 4249 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-0703 United Grocery Outlet Ron Spivey 785 New Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-746-0022 Fax: 423-744-2951

Forestry USDA Forest ServiceTellico Ranger District Katherine Foster 250 Ranger Station Road Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-2520 Fax: 423-253-2804

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Government/Municipality City of Madisonville Mayor Glenn Moser 400 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9416 Fax: 423-442-9889

Furniture & Appliances

Monroe County Government Tim Yates 105 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3981 Fax: 423-442-7279 www.monroegovernment. org

Mason Furniture & Appliance Larry Mason 168 Warren Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2940 Fax: 423-442-9120

Town of Vonore Larry Summey P.O. Box 218 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6211

General Practioner


Sweetwater Family Medicine, Inc. Dr. Sigrid Johnson 205 Summit Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-7000 Fax: 423-351-7405 Sweetwater Medical Clinic Dr. Thomas S. Evans 202 Church Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7973 Fax: 423-216-8591

Glass Quality Mobile Glass Kenneth Hall 322 Ballplay Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-1921 Fax: 423-442-1973

Lavoie Graphics Rick Lavoie P.O. Box 669 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3728

Health Services Archer’s Total Home Healthcare Charles Satterfield 408 Sweetwater/Vonore Rd. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5812 Fax: 423-337-0453 Chota Community Health Services Laura Harris P.O. Box 278 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-7268 Fax: 423-442-4552

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Chamber Members Monroe County Chota Community Health Services Laura Harris 412 Hunt Street Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-6545 Fax: 423-253-6538

Quality of Life Home Care Cheryl Leach 204 Railroad Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-836-9505 Fax: 423-836-9506

Sweetwater Hospital Association Debbie Thompson 304 Wright Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 865-213-8200

Carlex Glass Company Arlene Gimondo 77 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-1171 Fax: 423-884-1041


Chota Community Health Services Laura Harris 1206 Highway 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-7271 Fax: 423-884-3277

Women’s Wellness & Maternity Amy Mason 3549 New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-6624 Fax: 423-442-5746

Cesar Lafaurie 101 Willow Creek Blvd. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-436-0053

Dupont Danisca Cellulosic Ethanol Keith Brazzell 200 Industrial Drive Vonore, TN 37885

Home Health Care of East Tennessee Pam Bettis 717 New Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3833 Fax: 423-337-3864 Home Health Care of East Tennessee Sharon Moody 193 Bank Street Tellico Plains,TN 37385 423-253-2112 Fax: 423-253-2167 Hometown Medical Clinic Hasmukh Kanabar 167 Warren Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-5480 Madisonville Primary Care Group Brandy Jenkins 4023 Highway 411 North Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2121 Fax: 423-545-9556

Heating & Air Conditioning Service Hatley’s Heat & Air Patricia Hatley 402 Campground Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9325 Fax: 423-442-7043 Sgt. Paul Heat & Air Travis Paul 705 S. Main Sweetwater, TN 37874 Cell: 423-836-1831 Home: 865-657-3189

Hospitals Athens Regional Medical Center Chris Reedy 1114 West Madison Ave./ P.O. Box 250 Athens, TN 37371 423 744-3269 Fax: 423-744-3362 Blount Memorial Hospital Denia Lash 907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Maryville, TN 37803 865-977-5795 Fax: 865-273-1710

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Hugh McCampbell, DVM 407 Mayes Avenue Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-1243 Fax: 423-351-9763 Mike Bell - State Senator 261 County Road 757 Riceville, TN 37370 423-829-0058 Mitchell Millsaps 563 Wilson Circle Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3948

Gemtron Corp. Jeff McNelley 615 Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3522 Fax: 423-337-0858 Genera Energy LLC 2450 E.J. Chapman Drive, Ste. 216 Knoxville, TN 37996 865-974-8210 Fax: 865-974-8301


Hope Industries Linda Ford 351 Industrial Park Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4471 Fax: 423-442-1275

Aeroflex USA, Inc. Yadira Garcia 282 Industrial Park Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-2493 Fax: 423-351-7368

JTEKT Automotive Michael Bowers 55 Excellence Way Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-9201 Fax: 423-884-9295

Bryant Boats, Inc. Joe Bryant 306 East North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3639 Fax: 423-337-4353

Langdale Forest Products Co. Steve Borris 555 S. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6105 Fax: 423-337-3517

Shan & Elizabeth Harris 410 Mountain View Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-634-3022 Fax: 423-634-6351

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Chamber Members Monroe County MasterCraft Boat Company Tammy Myers 100 Cherokee Cove Drive Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2221 Fax: 423-884-6797 Mastermelt America Mark Degnan 319 Industrial Park Road Sweetwater, Tn 37874 423-337-3993 Fax: 423-337-3161 NGK Metals Corporation Janice Perry 917 U.S. Highway 11 South Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5500 Fax: 423-351-0365 Powell Military Supply Jerry McLemore P.O. Box 149 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6481 Fax: 423-337-6448

Tennessee Metal Products 1205 Murray’s Chapel Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-1141 Fax: 423-351-1147

Heuer/Paramount Insurance Svc. Jeni Seiler/Bill Moore 112 West North St. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5092 Fax: 423-337-9017

Tennessee Packaging Scott Winnfield P.O. Box 418 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3527 Fax: 423-337-0881

Insurance Services Cecil Tallent 144 Warren Street/ P.O. Box 43 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9004 Fax: 423-442-7055

Vestal Manufacturing Co. Keith Shope 176 Industrial Park Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6125 Fax: 423-337-2003

Monroe County Farm Bureau Sam Curtis P.O. Box 219 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-6633

Insurance Allstate Agency Callie Bracket 675 New Highway 68 Suite D Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3325 Fax: 423-337-3329 david

Short Bark Industries Maureen Hill 139 Grand Vista Drive Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2010 Fax: 423-884-2144

Cate Russell Pennington Insurance Andy Pennington 3704 Highway 411 South Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-6550 Fax: 423-442-6551

Tellico Services, Inc Mark Soles 116 Industry Road Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-2637 Fax: 423-253-3647

Dickey McCay Insurance Dick Johnson 905 Veterans Memorial Drive Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3524 Fax: 423-253-3605 www.dickeymccayinsurance. com

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Sweetwater Insurance Agency, Inc. Harris Lovingood P.O. Box 306 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5088 Fax: 423-337-5089 The Johnson Agency J. Alan Johnson 300 Main Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2224 Fax: 423-442-1470 Valley Insurance Service Louise Barnes & Linda Thearp 111 Walnut Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7777 Fax: 423-337-6644

Library Madisonville Public Library Kim Hicks 4023 Highway 411 N. Unit C Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4085 Fax: 423-442-8121

Livestock East Tennesse Livestock Center Mark Houston P.O. Box 326 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6186 Fax: 423-337-6932

Lodging/Dining Cotton Pickin Inn/Diner Rose Tippit 100 Scott Street Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3463 Fax: 423-253-3467

Lodging/Hotels/ Motels Econo Lodge West Pam Kshatnya 249 Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3353 Fax: 423-337-7260 Global Property Service Michael Craig 6050 Peachtree Parkway, Ste. 240 Norcross, GA 30092 404-499-1366 Fax: 770-441-2793 Grand Vista Hotel & Suites Yashraj Patel 117 Grand Vista Drive Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6200 Fax: 423-884-6700 www.GrandVistaHotelAnd Motor Inns of America Mike Patel 4740 Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9045 Fax: 423-442-9046

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The HUB of Monroe County

Mayor - Glenn Moser City Recorder - Alfred McClendon n Board of Aldermen • Augustus Davis • Sherri McCrary • Bill Spradlin • Linda Hensley • Matt Conley

First Baptist Church of Tellico Plains

506 Scott Street • (423) 253-3822 Richard Parker Pastor

Darrell Collins Youth Pastor

where it’s about Relationship, NOT Religion Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Guidebook 2013

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Chamber Members Monroe County Rodeway Inn Shawn Kshatriya 731 South Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6646 Fax: 423-337-5409 Super 8 Hotel Kam Patel 1421 Murray’s Chapel Rd. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-8541 Fax: 423-337-7474 Whitestone Country Inn Paul Cowell 1200 Paint Rock Road Kingston, TN 37763 865-376-0113 Fax: 865-376-4454

Machine Shop Galyon Machine Shop Mitch Galyon 650 County Road 326 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5343 Fax: 423-337-8296

Marketing & Promotions Tradebank Marc Davis 130 Mabry Hood Road Knoxville, TN 37922 865-531-1822 Fax: 865-693-6300 www.tradebankofknoxville. com

Motorcycle/ATV Skyway Harley-Davidson Aaron Snukals 1650 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-7432 Fax: 423-253-7431

Sweetwater PowerSports Donnie Dixon 687 Oakland Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6004 Fax: 423-337-6004

Moving & Storage Coker Creek Storage Betty McRee 12342 Highway 68 Coker Creek, TN 37314 423-261-2910 Fax: 423-261-2910 Non-Profit Organizations ABLE-Adult Basic Literacy Education Patricia Hinton 225 Hiwassee College Drive, Ste. 1A Madisonville, TN 37354 423-520-6316 American Red Cross Julia Wright P.O. Box 272 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-9011 Fax: 423-337-9013 Boy Scouts - Great Smoky Mountain Council Chris Agee 421 Cumberland Ave. Athens, TN 37303 865-406-2528 Fax: 865-212-0093 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Monroe Area Dr. Anthony Tricoli 615 Warren Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-6770 Fax: 423-442-6737

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Branches of Monroe County Denise Hill 106 Main Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-8644 CASA Monroe Alisa Hobbs 301 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2750 Coker Creek Heritage Group P.O. Box 82 Coker Creek, TN 37314

Hiwassee Mental Health Carrie Tanzi 520 Cook Street Ste. I Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9850 Fax: 423-442-9810 Keep Monroe County Beautiful Sandra Atkins 292 Industrial Park Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3535 Fax: 423-442-3558

Disabled American Veterans Ch 93 P.O. Box 849 Madisonville TN 37354

LifeSigns.US,Inc Jeannie Anderson 225 Hiwassee College Drive Madisonville, TN 37354 423-520-6316

Douglas Cherokee Barbara Raper 884 Englewood Road Unit C Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3983 Fax: 423-442-7928

Loudon Monroe HR Association Wendy Hagan 1000 Vytron Road Loudon, TN 37774 865-803-6935 Fax: 865-273-2159

Foothills Community Development Group Kelly Spears 1019 Hampshire Drive Maryville, TN 37801 865-982-8692 Fax: 865-982-3895

Madisonville Civitan Club Sandee Hess 307 Veal Heights Madisonville, TN 37354 423-545-9395

Good Shepherd Center Tina Smith 5150 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-8888

Madisonville Kiwanis Club Lisa McClung P.O. Box 333 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-337-6616 Fax: 442-337-0803

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WELCOME TO MONROE COUNTY A Great Place to Work & Live MONROE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Shan Harris, Director 103 College Street South, Suite 6 • Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3652 Mobile: 423-519-3369 Email:


Commercial Land/Buildings, Residential Homes/Lots, Farms/Acreage

Wm. E. “Bill” Howe Principal Broker

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Delivery Available on Sundays

Howe Realty & Auction Co. 675 New Hwy. 68, P.O. Box 147 Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874 Cell (423) 519-9355 Toll Free (800) 337-9356 Fax (423) 337-6662 Each office independently owned and operated. TAL# 4476 Firm#1303

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Chamber Members Monroe County Marcella Center Pat King 117 Washington Road/ P.O. Box 411 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-0075 Fax: 423-337-0075 Monroe Amateur Radio Club Sharon Fritts P.O. Box 923 Madisonville, TN 37354 865-705-7357 Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA) Mary Hendershot P.O. Box 491 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3210 Fax: 423-442-6651 Monroe County Friends of Animals Carol Dean 170 Kefauver Lane Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-1015 Habitat for Humanity Melinda Britton P.O. Box 492 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-8886 Fax: 423-442-8886 Polyurethane Foam Assoc. Robert Luedeka 334 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-657-9840 Fax: 865-381-1292 Senior Citizen Home Assistance Services Dawn Hambelton 4793 North Highway 68 Ste. 4 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-0032 Fax: 423-420-1003

Sweetwater Area Ministries Karen Orr 601 Sweetwater/Vonore Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-0210 Sweetwater Home for Seniors Sam Beverly 245 Butler Drive Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-9742

Sweetwater Kiwanis Club Harris Lovingood P.O. Box 352 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5088 Sweetwater Merchants & Property Owners Bryan Burchfield P.O. Box 123 Sweetwater, TN 37874 865-213-8226 Fax: 865-213-8566 Sweetwater Valley Citizens for the Arts P.O. Box 261 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5976 Sweetwater Valley Lodge 280 (Odd Fellows) Ivan Worrell 117 1/2 North Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5983 Team Lexi, Inc Misty Stamey 175 Hopewell Springs Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4514 Tellico Village Kahite Womens Organization Joan Taylor P.O. Box 821 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2057

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The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake James Getchonis 123 Oostagala Drive Loudon, TN 37774 865-408-9171 Tri County Center Pam Perdue 3030 Lee Highway Athens, TN 37303 423-745-8902 Fax: 423-745-8934 Tri County Rental Property Association Alfred Hacker 1520 Ridgeway Circle Athens, TN 37303 423-506-3071

United Way of Monroe County Caylen Gibson P.O. Box 722 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7690 Fax: 423-337-6104

Appalachia Business Communications Mark Rivera 232 South Peters Road Knoxville, TN 37923 865- 567-2591 Fax: 865-531-9800

Oil Distributor Sweetwater Valley Oil Co. Scott Shankle 1236 Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6671 Fax: 423-337-9485

Optometrists Foster Family Eyecare Tom and Macy Foster 689 A Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-9222 Fax: 423-337-9099 Sullins Eyecare Dr. Christa Sullins, O.D. 620 Englewood Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2806 Fax: 423-442-5778

Pest Control

VFW Gold Star Post 5156 Bradford Denham P.O. Box 21 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6262 Fax: 423-337-3893

Mar-Von Termite & Pest Control Mike Berge P.O. Box 337 Athens, TN 37371 423-337-9308 Fax: 423-745-3374

Office Supplies & Equipment

Physical Therapy

A&W Office Tony Johnson P.O. Box 23209 Knoxville, TN 37933 865- 966-1133 Fax: 800-671-1126

Benchmark Physical Therapy Julie Ladd 8805 New Highway 68 Unit 1 Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-3300 Fax: 423-253-3947

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Blount Memorial Brings Health Care Home to Monroe County Monroe County residents can count on Blount Memorial to meet all of their health care needs. Whether you are searching for a family doctor, require in-home skilled nursing care or need physical therapy, Blount Memorial is right here – in Monroe County – to help.

Cancer Center

Hospice and Palliative Care

Blount Memorial’s Cancer Center is located on the hospital’s main campus in Maryville, making it easy for Monroe County patients and families to address a variety of health needs in a single visit. The center offers both radiation and chemotherapy, CT/PET, and other state-ofthe-art diagnostics, treatments and technologies, as well as patient- and family-centered support services. For more information, visit

Blount Memorial Hospice brings compassionate end-of-life care to Monroe County for patients in the last stages of an incurable illness. The benefits of hospice care are greatest for patients and families when there are weeks or months, rather than days, to provide support. Expert symptom management, support and guidance are provided so that patients may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Our team-oriented approach addresses the unique needs of both the patient and his or her family in this phase of life. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 865-977-5702.

Counseling and CONCERN The licensed counselors at Blount Memorial Counseling and CONCERN in Vonore are listening and can help with a wide variety of issues, including depression, marital and family problems, stress, substance abuse and eating disorders. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 423-884-1945.

Family Medicine at Tellico West Blount Memorial’s convenient, neighborhood Family Medicine center in Vonore delivers prompt, personalized care to Monroe County children, teens, adults and seniors. Appointments are available with a boardcertified family medicine physician Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call 423-884-6958.

Home Services Blount Memorial Home Services provides health care services and medical equipment in the home to qualified individuals throughout Monroe County. A physician order is required for most, but not all, of these services. For more information, call 423-884-1941.

Occupational Health Center Business Health offers services to help area businesses manage health care expenditures and minimize lost workdays. The menu of options includes on-site personal health and occupational health clinics, boardcertified occupational medicine physicians, physician-based occupational health centers, occupational and physical therapy services, and a wide array of business health programs and consulting services. For more information, call 865-977-5795.

Total Rehabilitation Blount Memorial Total Rehabilitation at Tellico West offers the area’s most comprehensive menu of pediatric, adult and geriatric services including occupational, physical, speech and aquatic therapies. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 423-884-1901.

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Chamber Members Monroe County Benchmark Physical Therapy Heather Atusing 208 Railroad Avenue Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7897 Fax: 423-337-7943 Benchmark Physical Therapy Richard Cawthorn 125 Mtn. View Drive Ste. 100 Vonore, TN 3788 423-884-6068 Fax: 423-884-6069 Monroe Physical Therapy Danny Long 520 Cook Street Suite D Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-1440 Fax: 423-442-1441 Monroe Physical Therapy Danny Long 665 New Highway 68, Ste F Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-536-7036 Fax: 423-536-7038

Plumbing/Electrical Supplies Wholesale Supply Group, Inc. 5190 New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-9260 Fax: 423-420-9262

Property Management Tellico Village Property Owners John Cherry 112 Chota Ctr. Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-5408 Fax: 865-458-9666

Publisher Community Link Diania Vaughn P.O. Box 306 Pinckneyville, IL 62274 800-455-5600 Ext. 2005 Fax: 866-651-7438 Dockins Graphics, Inc Sherry Dockins P.O. Box 3933 Cleveland. TN 37320 423-478-2540 Fax: 423-479-5685

Real Estate Century 21-Hendershot Realty Tom Hendershot 3659 Highway 411 North Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-1961 Fax: 423-442-6651

Dixon Printing Thomas Dixon 122 South College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9156 Fax: 423-442-6162

Century 21-Howe Realty Bill Howe P.O. Box 147 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-9355 Fax: 423-337-6662

Valley Printers, Inc Sherry McKee P.O. Box 71 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6926 Fax: 423-337-7402

Jenkins Realty Lorrie Wrighter 418 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-6145 Fax: 423-253-7720

Printing/Copying Service

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Norman Lee Real Estate 4263 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3944 Fax: 423-442-5906 www.normanleerealestate. com On The Lake Realty Karen Millikan P.O. Box 569 Vonore, TN 37885 423-519-3258 86 Fax: 6-557-1159 Skyway Realty David Fankhauser 1139 Reagan Valley Road Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-7100 Fax: 423-253-7104 Real Estate Developer Sloan Phillips Enterprises, LLC. Jerry E. Sloan 213 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4400 Fax: 423-442-4412

Recreation Coker Creek Village, Inc. Leal Giddens 12528 Highway 68 Coker Creek, TN 37314 423-261-2310 Fax: 423-261-2518 Jump’N Shack Scott Baines 121 County Road 308 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-507-4829 Fax: 423-745-0494

Restaurants Bert’s Hometown Grill Bert Blankenship 902 Tellico Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2222 Fax: 423-420-1713 Bradleys Pit BBQ & Grill Tom Bradley 517 New Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-7190 Fax: 423-351-7191 Countryside Restaurant Max Willocks 2021 Highway 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6673 Fax: 423-884-6673 Dinner Bell Restaurant Diann Allison 404 Oakland Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5825 Fax: 423-337-4756 Domino’s Pizza Madisonville Randy Dunlap 4510 Highway 411 North Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4555 Donna’s Old Town Cafe Donna Leslie 100 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3304 Fax: 423-442-6139 Gondolier Steak & Pizza of Sweetwater Theo Papaioannoy 789 Highway 68 West Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5200

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Chamber Members Monroe County Hill of Beans Coffees Tammy Hill 903 Veterans Memorial Drive Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-2232

R&J’s BBQ Richard McClanahan 204 Tellico Street North Madisonville, TN 37354 423-210-1125

KFC Madisonville Angela Ogle 3970 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-4228 Fax: 423-442-4228

Smoke ‘N’ Bonz BBQ Grill Darrell Burnette 1245 Highway 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-3044

Krystal Company James Burr 4446 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2777 Fax: 423-442-2777 Linda’s Café 440 Isbill Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3343 Little Caesars Thomas Price 4123 Highway 411 Ste. B Madisonville, TN 37354 423-545-9560 Fax: 423-545-9562 McDonald’s-Vonore Rich Mady 1936 Highway 411 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-3690 McDonald’s -Madisonville Lala Smith 840 Patterson Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-478-5661 Nut-N-Fancy Deborah Snyder 390 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-6775 Fax: 423-253-6779

Subway of East Tennessee Barbara Thompson 600 Reliability Circle Knoxville, TN 37932 865-777-2600 Fax: 865-777-2601 Sweetwater Grille Robert Owens 1421 Murray’s Chapel Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-9032 Fax: 423-351-9902 The Landing Rodney Wills 1000 Marina Harbor Drive Maryville, TN 37803 865-856-3662 The Mansion Lea Watson 118 West North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-0080 Tugboats Paige Wells 155 Grand Vista Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2588

Retail Beds To Go - Madisonville Carl Buck 4024 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-6352

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Beds To Go - Sweetwater Chris Tucker 911 New Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-7098 Fax: 423-351-7156 Factory Connection Gladys Wiseman 789 New Highway 68, Suite 7 Sweetwater, TN 37874 Fax: 423-337-2520 423-337-2520

S&S Hunting Supplies & More Wilma Stiles 715 Niles Ferry Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-420-1006 Sandy’s Treasures Sandy Lane 603 Englewood Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-253-4618 The Lily Pad Boutique Brenda Bryan 209 North Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5537 Fax: 423-337-2949 Walmart - Madisonville Darryl Lyons 4525 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-5237 Fax: 423-442-5584 Walmart - Sweetwater Daniel Cassillas 935 State Highway 11 S. Sweetwater, TN 37874

Retail Drugstore/ Pharmacy Little Drug Family Wellness Center Joe Saffles 510 South Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7933 Fax: 423-337-2806 Tellico Drugs Family Wellness Center Jason Miller 707 Veterans Memorial Drive Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-6003 Fax: 423-253-6888 Walgreens - Sweetwater Dixie Caison 929 New Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-1277 Fax: 423-351-1547 Walgreens - Madisonville Tolida Freeman 4440 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2164 Wil-Sav Drugs Madisonville James S. Tallent 4249 Highway 411 North Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-9727 Fax: 423-442-5057

Retail-Wine & Spirits 68 Wine & Spirits David Bryan 660 Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-3050 Fax: 423-337-3090

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· Hospice Contract · Short Term Rehabilitation · Pain Management & Wound Care · Laboratory, X-Ray, and Pharmacy Services · Medical Director, 24 Hour Licensed/Certified Staff · IV Therapies & Tracheostomy Care · Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapies, and Restorative Programs · Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Certified, Private Insurance

Something for Everyone 30,000 Materials In Our Building Databases & Book Downloads Through Our Website HOURS Tues, Wed & Fri: 10:30am-4:30pm Thurs: 10:30am-7:30pm • Sat: 9am-Noon

465 Isbill Road • Madisonville, TN 37354 Phone: 423-442-3990 Fax: 423-442-4465

4023 Hwy 411 North Unit C • Madisonville, TN 37354

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DICKEY-MCCAY INSURANCE A few of our many carriers:

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Chamber Members Monroe County Simply Wine & Spirits Jimmy Russell 3926 Highway 411 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-5900 Fax: 423-442-5959

Worthington Senior Living Joleen C. Darragh 130 Willow Creek Blvd. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5225 Fax: 423-337-0583

Redneck Resort Mud Park Jeff Darragh 301 Country Road 341 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-536-8796

Scrap Iron

Senior Services

Seaton Enterprises, LLC Angela Seaton 2101 Old Niota Road Athens, TN 37303 423-745-9989 Fax: 423-745-9224

Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center Teresa Womack 144 College Street Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2022 Fax: 423-442-9666

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Charles Rhodarmer 576 Highway 160 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-6246 Fax: 423-884-6469

Screenprinting & Embroidery

Tanning Salons

Chota Outfitters Jamie McConkey P.O. Box 161 Englewood, TN 37329 423-887-5712 Fax: 423-887-5023

Senior Health Services East Tennesse Health Care Janet Hunt 465 Isbill Road Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-3990 Fax: 423-442-4465 Sweetwater Nursing Center Rhonda Ruebush 978 Highway 11 South Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6631 Fax: 423-337-3801 Wood Presbyterian Home/ Village Shelia Stephens 520 Old Highway 68 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-1050 Fax: 423-213-4795

Sample the Sun Studio Crystal Bledsoe 119 Pedigo Road, Ste. C Madisonville, TN 37354 423-545-9786 Sassy Girlz Boutique & Tanning Dee Dee Blair/Cindy Page 1011 Highway 411 Unit E. Vonore,TN 37885 423-884-6540

Title Company

Tree Service Larry’s Tree Service Larry Miller 295 McCallie Road Philadelphia, TN 37846 423-337-9839

Utilities Fort Loudoun Electric Co-op Jarod Brackett P.O. Box 1030 Vonore, TN 37885 423-884-2049 Fax: 423-442-6689

Sweetwater Utilities Board Robert Bettis P.O. Box 191 Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-5081 Fax: 423-337-6894

Veterinarian Monroe County Animal Hospital Boyd Curtis, DVM 116 Sands Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7432 Fax: 423-337-2494

Waste Management Waste Connections Jeff King 2400 Chipman Street Knoxville, TN 37917 865-522-8161 Fax: 865-982-7285

Zoo Purdy’s Petting Zoo Mark Purdy 120 Plemons Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-295-5156

Skyway Title Services Judy Thacker 4930-D New Highway 68 Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-8638 Fax: 423-442-8641

Tourism Lost Sea Adventure Lisa McClung 140 Lost Sea Road Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6616 Fax: 423-337-0803

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Tellico West Conference Center Affordable Elegancee

From conferences to celebrations, Tellico West Conference Center fits your needs. With 5,000 square feet of available space, we can accommodate 10 too 300 guests. From intimate gatherings to large wedding receptions, we offerr elegance and sophistication for every event. Call us today to book your event.t. 121 Grand Vista Drive â&#x20AC;˘ Vonore, TN 37885


The Perfect Camping Experience Is Waiting For You ... And Your Family! TRDA offers not one, but THREE resort camping options to maximize your vacation experience. Each of our facilities, Lotterdale Cove Campground, Notchyy Creek Campground, and Toqua Campground, feature the very best combination of amenities for comfort and natural all beauty. Whether it's a lakefront tent space for two for the weekend or a large, cool shaded spot for your RV and the whole family, you'll be sure to find the perfect option that's just right for you. Choose the Ch h campgroundd that h bbest suits i your needs. d Call 1-877-856-7286 today for reservations! Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Guidebook 2013 | 35

Contact Info. Monroe County

Monroe County Offices County Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office.......................423-442-3981 Clerk & Master...................................423-442-5940 Circuit Court Clerk............................423-442-2396 Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affairs.................................423-442-5812 County Clerk.....................................423-442-2220 Finance Office...................................423-442-9383 Property Assessor..............................423-442-3637 Registrar of Deeds.............................423-442-2440 Trustee...............................................423-442-2920 Solid Waste........................................423-442-2497 Agriculture Extension.......................423-442-2433 Economic Development..................423-442-3652 Health Department..........................423-442-3993 E-911......................................423-442-HELP (4357) Emergency Management Agency....423-442-3917 County Airport..................................423-442-4506 Planning Commission......................423-442-2497 Vehicle Registration..........................423-442-2220 Archives.............................................423-442-0910 Tourism............................................423-.442-9147 Election Commission.......................423-442-2461

City of Vonore Town Hall...........................................423-884-6211 Police..................................................423-884-2480 Fire......................................................423-884-6111 Library................................................423-884-6729 Post Office..........................................423-884-6391 Fort Loudoun Electric.......................423-884-2049 Loudon Utilities.................................423-884-6062 Water (TASS)......................................423-884-6400 Sewer..................................................423-884-2480 Website............................. 36 |

City of Madisonville City Hall..............................................423-442-9416 Police Department............................423-442-2268 Fire Department................................423-442-2212 Utilities...............................................423-442-9416 Planning & Zoning............................423-442-9416 Library................................................423-442-4085

City of Tellico Plains Town Hall...........................................423-253-2333 Police Department............................423-253-2030 Fire Department................................423-253-2525 Utilities.............................................. 423-253-2333 Library................................................423-253-7388 Post Office..........................................423-253-2218

City of Sweetwater City Hall..............................................423-337-6979 Police Department.............................423-337-6151 Fire Department.................................423-337-6724 Street Department..............................423-337-7225 Code Enforcement/Development....423-337-9678 Recreation...........................................423-337-4120 Planning Commission.......................423-337-9678 Utilities/SUB.......................................423-337-5081 SUB website............ Library.................................................423-337-5274 Post Office...........................................423-337-7041 Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Guidebook 2013

State Rep. Jimmy Matlock

State Rep. John Forgety

State Sen. Mike Bell

2lst District 301 6th Avenue North Suite 219, War Memorial Building Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: 615-741-3736 E-mail:

23rd District 301 6th Avenue North Suite 109, War Memorial Building Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: 615-741-1725 E-mail:

301 6th Avenue North Suite 309, War Memorial Building Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: 615-741-1946 E-mail:

30 Years in the Textile Garment Industry

Sunday Services

Traditional Service 8:30am Blended Service 11:00am Fellowship at 9:30am followed by Bible Study at 10:00am

This way, back to home. Some people never visit a church simply because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been asked.

Well weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking! Senior Pastor Brian Truog Associate Pastor Mark Rhoads

Come & Share His Word with Us!

For information call the Church office at (865) 458-9407 or visit 260 Wade Road West, Loudon, TN

Located just off Hwy 72, 1/2 mile west of Hwy 444

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Your Chamber of Commerce

Boys & Girls Club

Activities Ribbon cuttings Open House Business After Hours Meet & Greet Breakfasts Business Workshops

Citizen of the Year

Events Taste of Monroe

Membership Breakfast Awards Banquet Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expo Golf Tournament Taste of Monroe Guest Speakers

Online Resources Interactive Business Directory Community/Government Links Relocation/Visitor Links Online Restaurant Menus Social Media-Facebook & Twitter

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Diplomat of the Year

Membership Drive

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Partnerships Hiwassee College Cleveland State Community College TSBA/SCORE Boys & Girls Club The Advocate & Democrat The Monroe County Buzz

Taste of Monroe

Women’s Expo Chamber Banquet

Programs Leadership Programs Jr. Ambassador Program VIP Shop Local Program Diplomat of the Month Making It Happen Get The Daily Advocate emailed to your inbox MondayFriday for FREE. Signing up is easy - call 423-337-7101, 423-442-4575 or send your email address to

SEQUOYAH BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM Highway 360 • Vonore, TN 37885 • 423-884-6246

Located in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee on the shores of beautiful Tellico Lake, 37 miles south of downtown Knoxville. Open Year Round Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 5 pm • Sun. Noon - 5 pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Years Day) Statehood Day - May 29, 2011 August 4th - Sequoyah Remembrance Day 25th Anniversary Celebration - July 2, 2011 Sequoyah Remembrance Day August 7, 2011 September 7th & 8th - Fall Festival Fall Festival - September 10 & 11 , 2011

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Women’s Expo

Your Hometown Drugstore Since 1963!


DRUG STORE 15 Minute Prescription Refills Most Insurances Accepted

• Prescription Transfers • Wide variety of OTC products ts ts • DME Billing for Medicare •Wheel Chairs, Walkers, •Canes & Crutches •Ostomy & Diabetic Suppliess •Bedside Commodes • Adult Immunizations • Senior Discount • Cards, Candles, Office Supplies lliies lies es

4249 Hwy 411


Celebrating 50 Years!

Mon-Fri 8:30-7:00 • Saturday 8:30-3:00 Closed Sundays

423-442-9727 Convenient Drive-Thru Service

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Chamber of Commerce Programs Leadership Monroe

Youth Leadership

This nine-month program is designed to educate class enrollees on all services throughout the county. Each month is spent on a different topic including education, community services, health care, economic development, tourism, government, and criminal justice as well as a trip to Nashville to learn about state government.

This program is offered to high school students entering their junior year and is scheduled for one week in the summer. Each day is spent on a different topic including community services, health care, economic development, tourism, government and criminal justice.

Making it Happen This is a two-week program where the Chamber equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for success. The two-week program ends with a resume evaluation and mock interview.

Junior Ambassador Program Began in the Fall of 2012, in partnership with Hiwassee College.

Tennessee Scholars This a business-led rewards and incentives program.

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Diplomat/Ambassador Program Diplomats are the core group of volunteers for the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce. The group meets once a month to discuss and plan Chamber functions including the annual membership/awards banquet, The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expo, golf tournament, Taste of Monroe and the fall speaker event. For more information, call the Chamber at 423-442-4588.

Shop Local Program This encourages citizens and business to purchase goods and services in Monroe County.

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Small Business Partnerships The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce partners with the following three different businesses and industry related programs which help businesses in rural communities. The TSBDC or Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State Community College is a network of professional business consultants. They offer free assistance and counseling to help business owners grow and develop successful businesses. They also have a remote workstation in the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce office in Madisonville. The USDA Rural Development offers a business and industry guaranteed loan program. The primary pur-

pose of this program is to create and maintain employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. SCORE provides free counseling for start up and ongoing businesses. They offer advice, mentoring and encouragement. SCORE also offers free ongoing support through workshops, online counseling, publications and newsletters. All three organizations coordinate their programs through the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce office. For further information, contact the Chamber office at 423-442-4588 or visit our website at

The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce is made up of businesses and organizations that care about their communities and their county. With the support of local businesses and organizations, the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce can build a strong economic base which ultimately helps the communities of Monroe County achieve a higher quality of life. Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Guidebook 2013 | 41

Chamber Opportunities Activities Ribbon cuttings, open house, business after hours, meet and greet breakfasts and business workshops.

Partnerships Hiwassee College, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee Small Business Association, SCORE, Boys & Girls Club, The Advocate & Democrat, and The Buzz.



Membership breakfasts, awards banquet, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expo, golf tournament, Taste of Monroe and guest speaker series.

Guidebook, Chamber Chat, brochures, booklets and vinyl screen display.

Online Resources Interactive business directory, community and government links, relocation/visitor links, online restaurant menus, social media: Facebook and Twitter.

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The Chamber urges you to join, take an active role and benefit from the multifaceted avenues of exposing your business or event. For information on membership or any Chamber events and offers, visit the website at or call 423-442-4588.

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MOTOR INNS OF AMERICA 4740 New Highway 68 S â&#x20AC;˘ Madisonville, TN

For Reservations or Other Information

(423) 442-9045 Halfway between Knoxville & Chattanooga At the intersection of Hwy 411 & 68 IN THE HEART OF MONROE COUNTY

â&#x20AC;˘ 1 minute to 12 fast food restaurants â&#x20AC;˘ 10 minutes to Hiwassee College â&#x20AC;˘ 12 miles to I-75 â&#x20AC;˘ 12 mintues to 2nd Largest Flea Market â&#x20AC;˘ 40 minutes to Knoxville Airport

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Where people and jobs connect The Tennessee Career Center System is an equal opportunity employer/program; auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This project is funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.

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