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Wilson County Promotions Honors Old Timers at Business Before Hours

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Wilson County Promotions and the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Business Before Hours in Fiddlers Grove on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Wilson County Fair officials presented their annual Old Timers Award to this year’s recipients, Dan and Vondie Smith.

The Smiths have been married for 54 years. They were both raised on family farms. Dan works his 360-acre farm raising beef cattle. They agree the life of a farmer can be tough but also very rewarding.

Together they have accumulated 213 years of serving on various community boards. Some of those are Agriculture Farmers Conservation, Middle Tennessee Electric Coop. Young Farmers & Homemakers, Wilson County Livestock Association and many more.

Vondie has served on numerous bank boards. She began her banking career at Commerce Union Bank and working in banking for 54 years. She was a financial adviser to many people. She is also known for helping people pay their bills when they needed a helping hand.

Dan was a charter member of the Farmers Coop. He was serving on the Board when land was purchased for a new building. They built the fertilizer plant first. When they had sold enough stock, they built the building.

Dan and Vondie have served the people pf the community to make it a better place to work and live. Dan said, “He has been as nice to people as he knows how in everything he has done and hopes he has made a difference for the people he has served.”

 In addition to having their names added to a plaque that will remain at the fairgrounds, Old Timers award recipients are presented with rocking chairs courtesy of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. 

 For more information on attending or hosting the Chamber’s next Business Before/After Hours, contact the Chamber office at 615-444-5503.  

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  • Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce

    The mission of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is to coordinate the talents and energies of business, industry and individuals to make Wilson County a better place to live, work and raise a family.


Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce is to coordinate the talents and energies of business, industry and individuals to make Wilson County a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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