Scott Rousey Painting. Inc.

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome new member, Scott Rousey Painting, Inc. Pictured with Chamber Director, Bill Woodard is owner, Scott Rousey. New to the Smith County area, Scott was born and raised in Central Florida. A firm believer in God and devoted family man, Scott has done painting work since 1999 and began his own painting business in 2002. His work has included many types of jobs from small side projects to larger projects for franchises nationwide.

Scott Rousey Painting is available for residential and commercial painting and pressure washing for Smith County and the surrounding areas. Services provided include staining, refurbishing of cabinetry, painting of paved areas, flooring and more. Whether you are looking for a fresh coat of paint or a completed redo, they have you covered! Contact Scott Rousey Painting in their office at (863) 289-8350, mobile at (863) 419-5164 or by email at

Lish Contracting

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Lish Contracting. Owned and operated by Steven Lish and Seth Lish, their business office is located in South Carthage. Lish Contracting can handle your residential and small business constructions needs. With 20 years of experience, Lish Contracting is licensed & insured up to $1.5 Million. (TN #64746)

Lish Contracting is your local choice for custom built homes, custom tile work, hardwood floors, acoustical ceilings, kitchen & bath remodels, sunroom additions and porches. Lish Contracting specializes in building your custom dream home with fast, high quality work. For more information on the services provided or to discuss your next building or remodel project, please contact Steven at 615-489-2166 or Seth at 615-489-6964.

Tri-Star Lawn & Landscape

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Tri-Star Lawn & Landscape. Owned by Kyle and Jessie Harville, the business is located at 54 Dixon Springs Highway in Carthage. Before opening at the current location, they were known as Kyle’s Lawn Care. Specializing in mowing commercial and residential properties, landscape installation and maintenance,they also provide fall leaf cleanup and offer snow and ice removal services in the winter. Tri -Star Lawn & Landscape provides the community a place to purchase landscape necessities such as bulk and bagged mulch, decorative rock,pine straw, spring and fall plants.

Typically, open 8 am -5 pm Monday through Friday, Tri-Star Lawn & Landscape can also be available by appointment on weekends.  Please contact them at 615-735-6208 or by email at for more info on any of the services they offer. Tri-Star Lawn & Landscape looks forward to meeting many new clients in the coming year!

Malone Staffing Solutions

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Malone Staffing Solutions. With their branch office located at 1105 A South Walnut Avenue in Cookeville, Malone offers temp-to-hire positions in the Carthage, Gordonsville and surrounding areas. Malone recently held a job fair at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce and were interviewing on the spot for warehouse associates, welders, press operators and painters. Pictured with Chamber Director, Bill Woodard are Malone Branch Manager, Trevor Sexton and Staffing Specialist,Shelly Pennington

Malone Workforce Solutions is much more than your typical staffing firm. Malone commits to accurate and timely pay, accessible benefits and a safe work environment. As one of the top 50 largest national staffing firms we work closely with our clients to fully understand their opportunities, so we can place our associates in the position that is the best fit for them. This philosophy has earned us the 2018 national “Best of Staffing” award. “When you work through Malone you have a partner in your career, your success is our success.”

Caney Fork Farms CSA


The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Caney Fork Farms. By joining the Caney Fork Farms CSA and you’ll enjoy ultra-fresh vegetables for up to 30 weeks from May to November. Each week, you’ll also be able to add-on items like pasture raised meats, gourmet mushrooms, flower bouquets, as well as additional produce for canning or freezing. Caney Fork Farms believes that Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship between farmers and people that love good, clean food. As a subscriber, every meal you cook supports an alternative, locally based model of agriculture where growers and consumers share the risks and rewards of sustainable food production.


Caney Fork Farms’ mission is to inspire others with living proof that carbon farming benefits farmers, the community, and the environment. We aspire to be a collective of farms in middle Tennessee that use carbon farming practices to provide healthy, affordable food that prioritizes people and planet. When you join or support Caney Fork Farms, you are not only eating the best clean, healthy, local food, you are helping to create a new age of carbon farming, one in which farmers, the community, and the environment thrive. If you are interested in joining the 2018 CSA Season, please visit or contact Tripp Eldridge at 615-972-2950 or

Smith County Celebrates, Inc.


The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Smith County Celebrates. Smith County Celebrates, Inc. is a local non-profit,non-partisan organization established to celebrate the history and heritage of Smith County and its residents, both past and present. Their annual banquet honors Cordell Hull and Al Gore, Jr., two Nobel Peace Prize recipients from Smith County. This annual celebration and its year-round initiatives provide a unique crossroads for a diverse community of residents, business members, educators,and civic practitioners. Proceeds from this event will assist with providing a mobile educational exhibit related to the two Nobel Peace Prize winners from Smith County, with photos, historical documents, and artifacts. The exhibit will be available to local businesses, schools, and organizations on their premises upon request. It will also help provide four$500 recurring local scholarships to students in Smith County. For more information please visit or contact Smith County Celebrates President, Jim Hebert at 615-270-5565.

The 2018 banquet was held at the Smith County Agricultural Center on August 18th. Dinner was provided by Helen’s Restaurant. Mr. Walter Glenn Birdwell and Jack McCall served as keynote speakers. Carol Brown Andrews emceed the event. Invocation will be given by Carthage United Methodist Church Pastor, Monica Mowdy. In attendance for the dinner were Gore and his daughter Karenna Gore Schiff. After the night’s presentations were complete, Al Gore mingled with other event attendees, pausing for pictures and personally congratulating the local scholarship recipients.

Just Box It – Carthage

On Monday, August 13th, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for newest member, Just Box It Self-Storage Carthage. Located on Lebanon Highway in South Carthage, adjacent to The Pavilion Senior Living, Just Box It is a temperature controlled self-storage facility. They have 22 units and 3 warehouse spaces ranging from 1000 – 1200 square feet. Upon opening The Pavilion Senior Living at Carthage, the space and building allowed them to meet most any need of their residents., but many families needed temperature-controlled storage. Hal Bone, owner of both The Pavilion Senior Living and Just Box It, wanted to provide a solution for their residents, resident families and the citizens of Smith County. Just Box It Carthage is the first and only temperature controlled self-storage unit in Smith County. They offer tenants a gated facility with security cameras and 24/7 access. A self-service kiosk allows the renting of a unit anytime, paying for a unit anytime and getting assistance at any time with any questions or issues that arise. They also offer outdoor parking for boats, RV’s, and vehicles. Please call Just Box It Carthage at 615-453-9912 with your storage needs or questions.

Attending the Ribbon Cutting were Bill Woodard –Smith County Chamber of Commerce, Hal Bone –Just Box It Owner, Benita Woodard, Rebecca Silcox, Amber Donnell and Heather Sadler -all of Just Box It, Judy Markham and O.J. “Skip” Gaerte -Pavilion Senior Living Carthage, Colby McKinney –Smith County Insider, Anthony Apple – Citizens Bank, Andy West –Wilson Bank & Trust, Jim and Melissa Hebert –The Candy Bar

Blackwell Realty & Auction

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ground-breaking ceremony on June 8th for Blackwell Realty & Auction, Smith County Office.  This fast-growing real estate company was established seven years ago by John Blackwell.   This agency has grown to more than 130 agents, with offices at Leeville Pike in Lebanon and East Trinity Lane in Nashville.  Blackwell Realty services clients in a vast area of Middle Tennessee.  Due to their rapid increase of Smithy County Customers and clients, Mr. Blackwell is constricting a new facility located on Upper Ferry Road in Carthage. “we are excited about this project. We are doing to provide the most effective service for home buyers, home sellers and real estate investors.  “We are pleased to provide this convenience for our past, present and future customers of Smith County and surrounding areas.” Mr. Blackwell and his team are hoping to have the facility open within the next 6 months.  There are several local agents who have serviced Smith County for several years.  Judy Smith, a 28-year veteran realtor will be the managing broker for the office. Josh Kirby and his team will be providing real estate service along with an auction service for Middle Tennessee property owners.  We are always available to assist you with your real estate needs.  We can be reached at our Lebanon office by calling 615-444-0072. Come join the excitement at Blackwell Realty and Auction, Smith County.


Attending the groundbreaking were Blackwell owners, John and Christy Blackwell: Blackwell Realty Agents- Judy Smith Lacey Crockett, Josh Kirby, Jennifer Haden, Harli Newman, John Wilhelm, Michael Woodard, Lisa King, Tammy Buie, Mike Eaton, Mike Kingery, Melissa Todd-Hughes, Jennifer Stroud, and Aletha James; Mark Dillon – Farm Credit Mid-America, Bill Woodard – Smith County Chamber of Commerce, Laura Piper – Wilson Bank & Trust, Smith County Mayor Michael Nesbitt, David Bass and Jeremy Hassler – Bass & Bass Attorney, Walter Glen and Helen Birdwell, Anthony Apple and David West – Citizens Bank. Matt Watts – Carthage City Council, Mark Jones, George Horn, Amie Blanchard, Jacqueline Carver – Sanderson Funeral Home, Rory Lithgow and Amie Blanchard – InterLinc Mortgage Services and Connie Cripps – DTC  Representative

Adoration Home Health


The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Adoration Home Health. The Carthage Branch of Adoration is now open at 108 Hospital Drive in Carthage, in the building formerly known as Hair Supreme. On Friday, June 8th, the Chamber hosted a Ribbon Cutting at Adoration’s Grand Opening.

Adoration Home Health, a Medicare and Tennessee State Certified Medical Organization, provides compassionate care at the highest quality for patients with a variety of illnesses, injuries, and rehabilitation needs. Adoration Home Health offers you and your family many options and opportunities to make important care decisions as you regain your independence. Their interdisciplinary Home Health team tailors unique and individualized plans for you based on a comprehensive understanding of your needs, providing you with expert medical care, wound care, symptom alleviation, educational programs, and other services. They will ensure that your route to recovery and self-reliance is comfortable and convenient.

Attending the June 8th Ribbon Cutting were Jay Roberston, Laura Piper- Wilson Bank & Trust, Karen Hackett- Smith County Bank, Jenna Key, Dr, Larry Key, Amanda Linville- Director, Jennifer Hazelwood- PT, Amy Roberston- Account Executive, Sara Dallas- LPN, Alicia Hooten- RN, Julie Forbes- PTA, Scott Key- PTA, Josh Mahoney-PT, Chad Williams, Chris Jones- CEO, Artie Burner-Account Executive, Pat Nixon- Smith County Bank, Michael Nesbitt- Smith County Mayor, Patricia Burns- Regional Director of Operations, Billy Woodard- Smith County Chamber of Commerce Director, Alex Miller- VP of Marketing, Meagan Bell- PTSA, Frankie Webb- PTA, Jolene Ellis- LPN and Keri Halliburton- PTA.

Titan Tattoo II


On Saturday June 9th, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member Titan Tattoo II with a ribbon cutting at Titan’s Community Appreciation Day. Titan Tattoo II is an artist-owned and operated custom tattoo and professional body piercing studio now open at 217 Upper Ferry Road in Carthage. Titan’s owners were inspired to open a smaller, slower paced studio near the Cumberland Plateau where clients could receive the same quality tattoo and body piercing services as in larger cities like Nashville.  Titan Tattoo II began their journey on March 9th of this year and are the first of its kind for Smith County. With fully licensed artists, they specialize in custom artwork, cover-ups, large scale black & gray and color work as well as realistic portraits. Big or small, they do it all!  

For anyone looking for a stunning sleeve, a portrait or just a small, simple design, their artists will provide quality attention to detail and professionalism. Titan’s artists will always take the time to discuss a tattoo with their clients, helping them to make the best choices in design and application.  They will also provide the verbal and written instructions and information that is needed to properly care for a new tattoo or piercing.  This will ensure the best healing process.  Aftercare products for new tattoos and piercings are available for purchase.  At Titan Tattoo II, walk-ins are always welcome, but appointments are preferred.  Titan Tattoo II always does their best to take care of all walk-ins.  An appointment is never needed for body piercing services. Titan carries an extensive line of body jewelry including large-gauge organic ear plugs. Aftercare products for new tattoos and piercings are also available for purchase.  Titan’s artists are friendly and are ready to consult and offer suggestions to make your tattoo ideas amazing and design your tattoo.  They can help you get started today on the work of art you dreamed of for years.  Titan Tattoo II invites you to top by the studio for a truly unique experience with artists that tattoo & pierce with integrity!  They look forward to meeting you!

Attending Titan Tattoo II’s ribbon cutting were Carthage Mayor Donnie Dennis, Karen Cain- Owner/Tattoo Artist/Master Piercing Technician, Wes Bennett- Tattoo Artist,  Ty Higgins- Tattoo Artist, Amy Millslage- Tattoo Artist, Bonnie Phillips- Master Piercing Technician, Bill Woodard- Smith County Chamber of Commerce and Matt Watts- Carthage City Council.



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