By Natalie Knudsen, Chamber of Commerce

Whether you are starting your own business or already own a business, keeping up with all the rules and regulations can be overwhelming! But free help is available.

The Chamber of Commerce is providing an opportunity for one-on-one business counseling through Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), a great free resource for any business owner in Trousdale County.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) can help you with any small business question you may have. Our TSBDC representative, Mike Menefee, will be offering a seminar on all that TSBDC has to offer.

Natalie Knudsen

The Small Business Seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 1 p.m. in the conference room at Tennessee Economic Alliance, 702 E. McMurry Blvd. If this time is inconvenient, please call the Chamber at 615-374-9243 and we can help set up an appointment with Mike that fits your schedule.

If you have employees or if you have workers’ compensation questions, understanding the rules and regulations can save you time and money while helping you avoid litigation — even if you rely on your insurance agent to file your claims.

Jeff Francis, assistant administrator of the Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Bureau, will be presenting a Power Point program entitled “Improving Your Company’s Workers’ Compensation Culture.” This 60-minute slideshow provides important information to assist employers in the steps that they should take both before and after an injury is reported. It details the importance of enlisting the injured worker into their own wellness by redefining “workers’ compensation” as “workers’ recovery.”

This is the second year the Chamber has hosted this presentation. It is timely, informative and to the point. Please take time to attend. The meeting will be held on March 14 at noon in the Community Center and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to 615-374-9243 for meal planning purposes. The lunch and meeting are free and open to the public.

Thank you to new and renewing Chamber Members:

Fun Media Group of Tennessee LLC (WTNK)

Citizens Bank

Trousdale Medical Center

Compliance Engineering, LLC

Dewayne and Susan Byrd

Eleanor Satterfield

David Nollner

Sharon Linville

Dr. Bienvenido Samson

Leah Verville

Gene Carman Real Estate

Lebanon Publishing Co.

Tri-County Electric

Hartsville Liquors

Zwirner Equipment Company

Hartsville/Trousdale County Board of Education

Wilson Bank & Trust

Barge Design Solutions

Diamond 1 Plumbing

Maasen Enterprises (PigPen BBQ)

Karen Moreland Photography

Choice One Insurance

Betty Payne (Key Kare Learning)

Richard Harsh

Trousdale County Fair

Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy

Community Help Center

Lisa Dies

Angie Hibdon-Johnson, CPA

Volunteer State College Foundation

Jean W. Russell

Goodwyn Mills & Cawood Inc

Hartsville Pharmacy, LLC

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Mueller Industries, Inc

Bluegrass Glass & Mirror LLC

Old Time Express

Rodriguez LLC (La Quesadilla)

Webbtown Propane Company

Ferrell Haile

North Central Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Tennessee Central Economic Authority

New Beginnings Pentecostal Church of Hartsville

Nature Scapes LLC (G&L Garden Center)

Debra A. Morton

Thompson Building

Carman Surveying

Linda S. Johnson

Hartsville Dental Care (Dr. Andrew H. Marshall)

Oral Health Associates (Rodney Runyon DDS)

Donoho, Taylor & Taylor

Anthony Funeral Home Inc.

Hartsville/Trousdale County, Tennessee

ARC Automotive, Inc.

Advanced Propane, Inc.

MWR Enterprises No. 11 (Piggly Wiggly)

Hartsville Printing

Jerry Richmond

Pat Langford

Jerry and Sandy Ford

H&R Block

Henry Case

Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee

SaGrace Farms

Trousdale County Veteran Services

North Central Security Services


Rannye Roberts

St. Mary’s Clinic

Pineview Boarding