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This blog is authored by Mark Hinesley, Chamber President/CEO
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Lots Going On!

Normally I use this space each week to share my thoughts about something that is on my mind at the time and for the most are singularly related. This week I would like to touch on numerous topics that might be of interest to you.

Ambulance Service; the City of Mt Juliet is exploring the possibility of privatizing our EMT service which is currently provided for by County Government. Like many citizens in our community, I am learning more and more about this issue each and every day. There are many things to be considered and we all have a vested interest in the outcome. To learn more about this topic and to share your thoughts with your local leaders, the City is hosting two Town Hall Meetings; Monday, July 7th at Life Assembly Church and another one on Tuesday, July 8th at Joy Church. Both are at 6:30 PM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. 

Concert Between the Lakes; this past week saw the first event of its kind in Mt Juliet. Held at the amphitheater area in Charlie Daniels Park, attendees had the opportunity to enjoy food trucks, games and activities for the kids, and listen to some great performers. Sponsored and made possible by our friends at TDS TV, we enjoyed music from American Idol Finalist Tim Urban, #1 Singles from Marc Scibilia, and the Nashvegas All Stars. I hope you will make plans to attend the next one.

Thanks to Modern Woodmen & the Jones Family; today our community is an even better place to call home thanks to the generosity of our friends at Modern Woodmen and the Bob Jones Family. With their financial support and benevolent donation of land we are now able to enjoy yet another park in our community at no cost to the taxpayers. Located on N MJ Road just north of Old Lebanon Dirt Road, this new park features sand volleyball and an expansive dog park. 

New Police Headquarters; in the next couple of weeks our community will be cutting the ribbon and will be invited to the grand opening of our new Police Headquarters. Located on Charlie Daniels Parkway, this was made possible by the generosity of our friends at Joy Church, our Mayor & City Commission, and the hard work of our Police Department, Public Works, and Park Department. “Thanks and Job Well Done” to all of you!

State of the County; each month your MJ Chamber hosts a monthly luncheon program. These events are open to the public and lunch is included. On July 16th, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto will be presenting his annual “State of the County” address. These monthly events are held at Rutland Place on Rutland Road behind MJCA. Advance reservations are required and everyone is invited. To register for any of our events and for information about all of our programs and services, visit

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