WAYNE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MARCH 2018 NEWS
“April showers bring May flowers” … or so the poem goes. Wayne County is experiencing an early Spring with hyacinths and daffodils blooming this last week of February. Looks like some Bradford pear trees are blooming and some allergies will be felt. Here at the Chamber office we are preparing for upcoming events. The Chamber’s 5th Annual Home & Garden Show committee is creating an event with something for everyone. Committee members are: Annie Chiodo, Chassity Martin, Marla Davenport, Brandy Stults, Matthew Lineberry, Elise Nutt ( InterAct student volunteer), Christine Chapman ( Chamber Executive Director) and Anita Miller ( Chamber Ambassador and committee chair). The Home & Garden Show will be May 12th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Waynesboro National Guard Armory. A 10’ X 10’ booth is free to all chamber members. They are asked to donate a door prize for drawings. Businesses who are not Wayne County chamber members are asked to pay $50 and agencies and civic groups who are not chamber members are asked to pay $25. There will be some familiar business faces and some new ones. The committee is still collecting vendors. There will be a food court outside and some new outdoor choices. Inside...What is a home and garden show without flowers? Marla Davenport is putting together a flower competition that most folks will qualify for. More next month about how you can enter.
The 15th annual Tour de Wayne committee will meet next week to continue planning for the well-known bicycle ride. Once again, Harvey Baker is working with the chamber to plan the tour.
New members this month are Wayne Motor Company, LLC and the Women’s Health Clinic from Lawrenceburg.
Rena Purdy ( Wayne County Director of Economic Development), Doug Kibbey ( Clifton Town Manager), Sherrie Powers ( Waynesboro Downtown Committee Chair) and Anita Miller ( Wayne County Chamber Ambassador) attended the Tennessee Main Street Retail Conference in Columbia. The day featured various national and state Main Street experts giving tips to grow a better downtown district.
The following week, Tersa Prober, a Tennessee historic preservationist, was guest speaker at the Waynesboro Downtown meeting. She offered information about strengthening and supporting a downtown district through setting guidelines and encouraging more merchants to participate. There were a few new members present and a good discussion. It was brought up that Waynesboro downtown has six new businesses in the past year and it looks good for growth this year.
This month the Wayne County Performing Arts Committee staged an Improv night at MainStage and it went well. Raymond Sobczak and Elise Nutt are co-chairs. The Wayne County Writer’s group met. Dean Stegall is chair and Glendorra Leigh is facilitator. Watch the WCN for published poetry or brief articles by members.
Don’t forget to ask another business to join the chamber and stay connected.