Antiques, Vintage and More

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, Antiques, Vintage and More during  their October 4th Grand Opening Celebration with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Antiques, Vintage and More is located at 111 E. Main Street in Gordonsville across from Gordonsville High School. The store is owned and operated by Joyce Silcox and Penny Bartlett.

During the day long celebration, the store offered refreshments, awarded door prizes and ran a special grand opening sale. In attendance for the ribbon cutting were (L to R) Junior Nesbitt, Chamber Director Bill Woodard, Chamber President Anthony Apple, Joyce Silcox, Penny Bartlett, Gordonsville Mayor Milton Gibbs, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, Anne Kirby, Judy Hatfield,  Tally Green, Larry Bartlett, Patty, Wyma Brown, Niki Shores, Bea Davis, and Laura Piper.

The Bearded Goat Catering

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member The Bearded Goat Catering. The Bearded Goat Catering is a full-service mobile catering business. It operates a fully inspected and licensed mobile kitchen. All food is cooked fresh on site, within view of the host and guest, so you are guaranteed the freshest possible food. The Bearded Goat Catering is owned and operated by Chef David Dillehay a lifelong resident of Smith County. David is a classically trained chef who has worked in the restaurant industry for several years. David was also the Executive Chef for The Pavillion Assisted Living in Carthage for a year. Prior to being a Chef, he served as a Paramedic Fire Fighter for over 20 years.
The Bearded Goat Catering looks forward to serving your needs soon. Contact them today at 615-351-7414 or at You can also find them on Facebook. Pictured are Smith County Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Woodard and The Bearded Goat Catering owner David Dillehay.


The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, BankTennessee, at their Grand Opening on Friday, August 30th. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony took place at 10:00 am at their new location at 936 Upper Ferry Road.

BankTennessee’s Carthage banking team are all residents of Smith County and include Sherry Slagle Mercer, universal banker, Corey Carver, universal banker, Lois Vance, universal banker, and Michael Nesbitt, branch manager. Also rounding out the team are BankTennessee directors and lifelong Carthage area residents and businessmen Tom Paschal, Alex Richmond, and Larry Wilkerson.

Headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee, BankTennessee has 9 retail banking offices with 7 in West Tennessee including Collierville, East and Downtown Memphis, Germantown, Ripley, Munford. In Middle Tennessee, the bank has offices in Lebanon and now Carthage.

Pictured with Smith County Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Woodard is BankTennessee Branch Manager Michael Nesbitt.

Blackwell Realty & Auction

On Friday, August 30th, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, Blackwell Realty and Auction with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new Smith County office location. Blackwell Realty and Auction is now open at 941 Upper Ferry Road in Carthage.

Blackwell Realty & Auction is dedicated to working with their clients to make every real estate transaction a smooth and successful one. They understand success depends on their dedication to giving clients great service throughout the selling and/or buying process. Real estate is a passion at Blackwell Realty & Auction. They love helping clients make their next real estate search or sale a successful one, helping them take their plans and make them a beautiful reality.

Pictured at the Ribbon Cutting are Jim West, Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, Senator Mark Pody, Anthony Apple, Andy West, Judy Smith, Lacey Crockett, Jennifer Haden, Dennis Banka, Josh Kirby, Michael Woodard, Samantha Kirby, Christy Blackwell, Pan Stout, Annette McCall, Eddie Stout, Mayor Sarah Marie Smith, Mike Mohr, Sloan Granstaff, Bill Woodard, Melissa Todd Hughes, Sonja Hammond and Matt Watts.

Cumberland Cannabis Co.

Cumberland Cannabis Co. is welcomed by the Smith County Chamber of Commerce as a new member. Cumberland Cannabis Co. is owned by Cole Ebel and is located at 106 3rd Avenue W., on the north side of the square in Carthage. On August 21, 2019 the Smith County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Cumberland Cannabis Co.’s location as part of their Grand Opening celebration.

“Cumberland Cannabis Company welcomes you to your one stop shop for ethical and viable cannabis products. we deeply appreciate and value each and every one of our customers, from our retailers and medical practitioners to our customers and patients. We provide an extensive line of cannabidiol topicals, sublinguals, edibles and inhalables to distribute in your practice and retail location. We also conveniently offer contract pricing for medical practices and retailers.”

Cumberland Cannabis Co.’s products can be view online at You may visit the Carthage retail location or call their offices at 615-767-1212 and an experienced client representative will assist you. Cumberland Cannabis Co. is veteran owned and operated.

Antiques, Vintage & More

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Antiques, Vintage & More located at 111 E. Main Street in Gordonsville. The owners are Joyce Silcox and Penny Bartlett. The store may be reached at 615-318-9791. More info will be posted soon.

Michael & Hannah’s

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure of welcoming new member, Michael & Hannah’s. Located at 29 Dixon Springs Highway in Carthage, Michael & Hannah’s is a small neighborhood diner owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Michael and Hannah Woodard. They are pictured above with Smith County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Bill Woodard.
Michael & Hannah’s was established in 2017 when the couple purchased the iconic local restaurant from Brenda Brown, who had operated the business as Brenda’s Restaurant since 1983. In fact, Michael and Hannah met while Hannah worked at Brenda’s Restaurant. The couple began dating in April 2010 and were married later that same year. They have four children between them. Michael is a Smith County native. He grew up in Carthage; attended Forks River School, Carthage Elementary and Smith County High School. Hannah is also a native of Smith County. She grew up in Gordonsville and attended Gordonsville Elementary and Gordonsville High School.
In keeping with the tradition set by Brenda and embraced by the good people of Carthage, Michael and Hannah want to continue providing everyone with the same down-home Southern hospitality and delicious food in a family friendly atmosphere. Their menu and more can be found at www.michaelandhannah’ and on Facebook.

Hoggtown BBQ

On June 6th, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed new member Hoggtown BBQ at their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.  Pictured with Smith County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Bill Woodard are owners Kim Dyer and Robert Smith. Hoggtown BBQ opened their location at 264 Defeated Creek Highway in April of this year. The building that the restaurant and bait shop occupy have been brought to life after being vacant for quite some time.  Hoggtown BBQ’s menu items include BBQ Sandwiches, Shoulder, Smoked Bologna, Hamburgers and Country Style Ribs on Fridays and Saturdays. Hours are 8 am – 8 pm Monday thru Saturday and Sundays 12:00 – 6:00pm. Stop in and experience their fantastic food and friendly service. Check them out on Facebook at Hoggtown BBQ and Bait Shop or give them a call at 615-774-HOGG.

Serenity Networks LLC

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Serenity Networks LLC. Services offered include , IT Managing, IT Consulting, CIO Services, Disaster Planning/Recovery, PC/Server Repair, Virus Removal and Automated Backup. Contact Michael Hughes at 615-697-3083.

Cross Coverage

On March 5th, the Smith County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Jennifer Cross of Cross Coverage. Cross has been a licensed insurance agent in Tennessee since 2011 and a resident of Brush Creek since 2017. She is an Air Force mom to a serving daughter and sports mom to her stepson who attends a Smith County school.  Jennifer’s husband, Josh is a paramedic in Smith County.
Cross Coverage is an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of employees and employers of all company sizes. In the current environment of low unemployment, benefits are a major factor in the job seeking decision. However, employers worry of how much they can afford to give. Cross Coverage brings the better insurance products in the worksite market directly to employees with no financial investment on the part of the company. They offer supplemental benefits such as Permanent Life Insurance, Cancer, Heart Attack and Stroke coverage, Accident policies, Short Term Disability and even Hospital Indemnity plans that cover all employees with very few exceptions. The costs are extremely low so employees are more likely to keep their policies long term.

Besides worksite insurance plans, Cross Coverage also offers prepaid legal. Their Legal Shield is an investment the average family can make to ensure they’re prepared for whatever life sends their way. This can be offered as a group benefit as well.  Everything from real estate transactions, to contract reviews, to traffic ticket representation in court by a local attorney, and all services are available across the country. Benefits are all easy to use and inexpensive, so employers and employees alike are pleased. Cross Coverage is local to Smith County but licensed in 11 surrounding states.
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