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Lebanon Special School District Ribbon Cutting

Lebanon Special School District opened their new administrative office building on July 25th. The new building is located at 397 N. Castle Heights Ave, Lebanon. Scott Benson was joined by many members of the LSSD staff and community. Also by Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Jud Nave, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter and Chamber Ambassadors and Staff.

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Tennova Medical Group Business After Hours


On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Tennova Medical Group in Lebanon hosted a Business After Hours conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Guests were treated to engaging conversations with Dr. Alpesh Patel, Dr. Jocelyne Miller, Dr. Fathi Ali and Dr. Darron Lewis and a delightful dinner catered by the Tennova cafeteria. Tours of suites 101 and 104 were also available.

Tennova Healthcare Lebanon is a 245-bed, two-campus acute health care facility with over 230 physicians on staff. Located at 1411 W. Baddour Parkway it is the seventh largest hospital in Middle Tennessee.

For more information on Tennova Medical Group please visit or call at (615) 444-8262.

The Chamber drawing was conducted but there were no winners.

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First Freedom Business After Hours


On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, First Freedom Bank hosted a Business After Hours conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. The agenda included celebrating their tenth anniversary and honoring Ken Howell. 

Howell was one of the original founders of First Freedom Bank, with more than forty years of banking experience. He was awarded the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Member #23 in 1999; he served as Board Chairman in 1995 and began the Chamber’s Business & Education Coalition to support educational grants and scholarships in Wilson County for both students and teachers.

First Freedom Bank has branch locations in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet and is “committed to a level of service and responsiveness you just won’t find anywhere else.” The Lebanon branch is located at 1620 West Main Street. For more information on their services please visit or call at (615) 444-1280.

Pictured below (left to right) are Howell, Lola Mullican First Freedom Executive Administration Officer, John R. Lancaster First Freedom Bank Board Chairman and CEO, John Bradshaw First Freedom President and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.


Dr. Kylene Haskins Grand Opening


Dr. Kylene Haskins, a new member of University Medical Center’s network of physicians, held a grand opening event on November 3 at her office, located at 1616 West Main Street, Suite 101.

The evening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, delicious heavy hors d’eouvres, and a Chamber Pot drawing. University Medical Center CEO Matt Caldwell introduced Dr. Haskins, who specializes in family medicine.

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The Rodeo Is Coming To Town


The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber partnered with the James E. Ward Agricultural Center on October 1 to host a Business After Hours, which served as an introduction to the upcoming Junior High National Rodeo Finals to members of the community. Larry Tomlinson, Director of the Ag Center, and Wilson County Commissioner Jeff Joines have been working with the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) to organize and coordinate the event, which will take place in Lebanon in both 2016 and 2017. Tomlinson and Joines each spoke briefly about their experiences with the rodeo in past years in other cities before giving the floor to Ronnie Haslerig and Austin White, who came to the event on behalf of the NHSRA.

The NHSRA is the largest youth organization in the western industry, with an annual membership of more than 12,000 students from 42 states, five Canadian provinces, and Australia. Since its inception in 1949, the mission of the NHSRA has existed first and foremost to promote and support education and to develop the essential attributes of leadership, dedication, commitment, and responsibility in high school and junior high students. Approximately 1,400 members of the NHSRA will be travelling to Lebanon to participate in the 2016 Junior High Finals, slated for June 19 – June 25 of next year.

The pair of rodeo executives discussed some of the logistics of the upcoming Junior High. In addition to several days of set-up, there will be seven days of actual rodeo events, ranging from bull riding to calf roping and barrel racing. Because the 1,400 participants are junior high school age, entire families are likely to come to the event along with them, bringing the total event attendance to around 50,000. The incoming crowd is expected to need approximately 6,000 hotel/motel nights; the total economic impact on the region will likely be in excess of $10 million.

Businesses throughout the county are encouraged to participate in welcoming the rodeo to town by extending business hours, offering special shopping events, stocking supplies such as trailer tires and grocery staples, providing promotional items for welcome baskets, and participating in the trade show at the rodeo. Those wishing to be noticeably marked as rodeo supporters are also encouraged to purchase and decorate a large wooden bull (like the Chamber’s newly-decorated friend Jasper) to position outside their businesses. For more information on the rodeo or how your business can partner to make the event a success, please contact Larry Tomlinson at 615-449-9077.

Rodeo BAH 1 900x414The crowd listens to Larry Tomlinson & Jeff Joines discussing the rodeo while enjoying a BBQ dinner. Similar to rodeo participants’ required identification, Business After Hours attendees wore back numbers as nametags.


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