Here, our residents enjoy strong local ties, businesses revel in unlimited economic opportunities, and visitors find a place
abounding in history, scenic beauty (including Tennessee’s top state park!) and friendly, hometown shopping and dining.
Our members are business people from all areas of the community: retailers, manufacturers, service organizations, professionals and individuals. The Chamber staff work together daily to create a business-friendly environment in Dickson County so existing businesses can grow and flourish and new businesses are encouraged to come here.
From committees to mixers to ribbon cuttings and more, the Chamber organizes various opportunities to connect with other businesses every single month.
A local chamber of commerce has a reputation for standing up for the local community and its economy. When your business is associated with their name, it gives the perception that you stand for these things, too. As a result, consumers trust you more.
The Chamber provides various ways to showcase your business, from the Chamber’s online member directory to social media posts to press releases to the local media.
The Chamber often offers training opportunities on various aspects of operating a business, from personnel and accounting matters to marketing tips.
It’s hard to believe, but spring is already on its way. Every year, we say we just can’t believe it’s February, but this year we really mean it. In 2020, seasons and months hardly seemed real or relevant—and time just sort of trudged on. But as spring approaches, we can finally look forward to getting outdoors. Put away your trendy loungewear and forget your plans to eat cereal for all three meals—it’s a new year and time to put those resolutions to good use! Spring is coming and Dickson County has outdoor activities for new health resolutions of all ambitions.
The disc golf course at Dickson’s Buckner Park is great fun for everyone. Whether you’re playing alone or with family, a seasoned golfer or a rookie, you can enjoy a round of disc golf. If you’re new to the sport, rest assured it’s exactly what is sounds like: golf but with a frisbee instead of a ball and a basket instead of a hole in the ground. This gold-level course is located in beautiful Buckner Park and meanders through scenic woods and open fields. Watch out for the large lake that comes into play in the course—it may just get the best of you and steal your frisbee!
On the other hand, if you’re a golf purist, there’s something for you as well in Dickson County. The Montgomery Bell golf course features rolling hills and, if you’re lucky, wildlife sightings such as deer, geese, and wild turkey. If you want to extend your visit in Dickson (and you definitely should!), you can stay at the lodge, which sits on Lake Acorn, and enjoy kayaking, hiking trails, the outdoor pool, and craft beers in the lounge (hello, happy hour!). Another option is GreyStone Golf Club, a gorgeous course designed by Mark McCumber, a PGA Tour pro. Hit the links, and before long, you’ll have logged some serious steps without even realizing it!
If you’re more of a nature enthusiast than a heavy hitter at the tee, the Montgomery Bell Trail is for you. This trail spans 10.4 miles and is rated as moderately difficult, so it can be enjoyed by experienced hikers and newcomers alike. The Montgomery Bell Trail is extremely versatile and lends itself to activities as various as hiking, running, camping, fishing, and backpacking. There are three shelters where you can camp out along the trail and even a few small creeks to cross over. Don’t leave your dogs cooped up at home—the fur baby BFFs are welcome on the trail too!
Nothing motivates you to get your exercise in quite like the coming of spring, and nowhere has better outdoor opportunities than Dickson. From disc golf to classic golf to hiking, you’ll discover an array of out-and-about activities for any age and any New Year’s resolution—all socially distanced so you can stay safe while staying active in 2021. Treat yourself to a change of scenery featuring fresh air and fond memories in Dickson County this spring!
As spring finally approaches and we can finally come out of winter hibernation, we could all use a little weekend getaway. Dickson County, situated in the northeastern part of Tennessee, is the perfect place to spend the weekend while staying socially distanced. While it offers a wide variety of attractions and activities, you’ll really fall in love with the charming, small-town nature and Southern charisma. Exploring the town’s rich history, good eats, and shopping are a great way to kick off the spring.
Here’s how to make the absolute most of 48 hours in Dickson County:
DAY 1: 8am: Breakfast at House Blend
Conveniently located downtown, this coffee shop makes a great cup of joe to-go, and its shelves full of fresh pastries are a serious bonus. Don’t miss out on House Blend’s signature frozen drink, the Monkey Mocha, a delightful blend of espresso with banana and chocolate. Pop in for your caffeine fix and a scone or a muffin before you begin your first day out on the town.
9pm: Shopping in Historic Downtown Dickson
Downtown Dickson has a great collection of local shops, including Buff City Soap, quickly becoming famous (and totally Insta-worthy!) for its walls of rainbow-colored soaps and brightly-hued bath bombs. At Home on Main is another great stop. This is a cute boutique with clothes, home décor, and much more to offer. For a great selection of vinyl records and music memorabilia, check out Zack’s Music, and for book lovers, Reading Rock Books has something for everyone to add to their reading pile.
12pm: Lunch at House of Brews
House of Brews has great burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas—something for everyone—and creative mixed drinks like the chipotle-pineapple margarita and the ginger old fashioned. The fried Oreos are a sweet punctuation to any meal.
1pm: Visit the Museum and Try the Town Scavenger Hunt
Clement Railroad Museum is dedicated to celebrating the life of Frank G. Clement, who was only 32 when he became governor of Tennessee. They’re offering a new game, the Dickson Hunt, which you can participate in any time the museum is open. In this real-life scavenger hunt, you’ll collect your clues at the museum and follow where they lead around Main Street as you learn more about Dickson’s rich history.
5pm: Beer on Tap at Furnace Brewing
Before you dig into dinner, check out Furnace Brewing and kick back with some of the area’s best locally brewed beers, including the “Puh-con” Porter (a pecan-forward sip you’ll swear by) and the Mayor Weiss, which is (you guessed it) named in honor of the city mayor of Dickson.
6:30pm: Dinner at Lugo’s
Walk over to Lugo’s for a tasty meal to warm your soul. This local favorite is right in Downtown Dickson and has a colorful menu featuring delicious dishes from pastas to shrimp and grits to homemade lamb meatballs. The plantain chips with cilantro lime dip are a must-try and an all-time favorite among regulars.
DAY 2: 9am: Take a Walk around Historic Downtown Charlotte
Start your second morning with a stroll through the charming streets of Downtown Charlotte, home to Tennessee’s oldest operating courthouse, built way back in 1804, among several other beautiful historic buildings and shops.
10am: Check Out the Local Goods at Country View Market
You could spend ages going through this local Mennonite market and all its homemade goods. From candies and old-school sorghums to original artwork and unique home décor, it’s a treasure trove of special items made with love. The people are friendly, the food is awesome, and the rocking chairs are oh-so-comfy!
12pm: Lunch at Country View Market
Luckily, the market makes food to order, as well. Grab lunch after you’re done perusing the endless homemade foods and crafts. The deli makes great sandwiches using farm fresh ingredients, cheese, and meats, and they have melt-in-your-mouth seasonal soft serve ice cream.
3pm: Golf at Greystone or hike at Montgomery Bell State Park
Burn off your lunch and post-lunch treats with some outdoor activities! Enjoy a round of golf on the rolling hills at Greystone Golf Club or go for a hike at Montgomery Bell State Park. The park has over 3,800 acres of pristine land, including three lakes where you can sunbathe on the shores or paddle a kayak through the waters and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
6pm: Dinner at Catfish Kitchen
This restaurant makes a statement as soon as you drive in the parking lot with the jumbo catfish on the sign out front. Join them for all kinds of local favorites from catfish to frog legs to oysters. The hometown atmosphere makes you feel welcome for your dinner and you won't leave hungry.
7pm: Dessert at Sweet T’s Ice Cream & Food
End your visit on a sweet note at Sweet T’s. They make homemade gelato, milkshakes, and all kinds of amazing things. For the cherry on top, they also have pinball and other fun family games for you to enjoy before you head home.
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Once you head home, your trip may have ended, but your getaway vibe doesn’t have to! With your rainbow of self-care products from Buff City Soaps, your Hot Pepper Bacon Jam from Boardable 615, and your old-fashioned candies from the County View Market, your relaxing weekend can last a little longer.
How the Chamber benefits you and your business.
The Dickson County Chamber’s mission is to support area businesses and to promote Dickson County as a great place to live and do business. We are here to assist you in making your business a success.
The Chamber loves to network with other business professionals and helps facilitate over 60 networking events a year! We offer informative luncheons, Women Inspiring Women events, Business After Hours, Coffees, Lunch and Learn events and more to help grow your business.
As a member of the Chamber, you have access to free notary services, mailing list of local businesses, and use of 2 conference rooms during business hours. We strive to make it easier for you to promote and run your business.
With quarterly newsletters, a community calendar, and our Member Monday emails, you will always be informed of what is happening in our local business community. As a member, you will have the opportunity to have your information included in social media and other marketing programs of the Chamber.
The Chamber is here for you. We hope that if you are not a Chamber Member yet, that you will click the link below to get more information! We can’t wait to build a lasting business relationship with you!