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"Franklin County, TN is a progressive community with a tradition of faith and an awareness of its heritage. We strive to preserve and protect our environment and natural beauty and are strongly committed to quality education, cultural diversity, enterprising in both its economy and government."

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As a business owner, manager, or community member, your time is valuable. You want someone listening to your concerns that affect commerce and working to understand and address those concerns for the common good. That's where we come in. The Chamber is always on the lookout for issues that could affect Franklin County businesses and our community in a positive or negative way. The Chamber engages in dialogue with representatives at all levels of government - federal, state, and county.


Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Breakfast



Jack Daniels Mixer



Member Investment Schedule

Category Investments
Senior Associate  $50.00
Individual Membership  $100.00
Community Clubs and Organizations   
          01 - 15 $75.00
          16 - 25 $140.00
          25 and up $200.00
Professionals (per/professional) $190.00
Financial Institutions $800.00
Utilities $800.00
Hospitals $1,500.00
Business Industries  
          01 - 10 $150.00
          11 - 25 $245.00
          26 - 50 $300.00
          51 - 75 $350.00
          76 - 100 $400.00
          101 - 125 $500.00
          126 - 150 $550.00
          151 - 175 $600.00
          176 - 200 $650.00
          201 - 300 $750.00
          301 - 500 $850.00
          501 - 700 $950.00
          701 - 900 $1,500.00
Educational Institutions, Foundations and Universities  
          01 - 200 $300.00
          201 - 399 $700.00
          400+ $1,500.00

Membership Benefits

3 FREE Listings in the Franklin County Business Directory
3 FREE Listingsin the online Membership Directory Listing
FREE  "The Franklin Times" Monthly Newsletter
FREE Weekly Email Blast
FREE Calendar Events Listing
FREE Marketing and Promotional Opportunities
FREE Business Card ad in "The Franklin Times" (new members only)
FREE Ribbon Cutting and cutline in local newspaper (new members only)
FREE Board Room Use (reservations required)
FREE Member Mailing List (membership labels - $20.00)

Referrals - Advertising Opportunities (members only)

Franklin County Business Directory and Area Profile
  1/4 Page Black and White Ads
  1/2 Page Black and White Ads
  Full Page Black and White Ads
  Full Page Color Ads
"The Franklin Times" Newsletter
  Calendar Ads
  Full Page Advertising Insert
 Franklin County 911 Map
Online Business Directory
  Enhanced Website Listings
  Website Links
Website Front Page Banner Ad
  #1 on Google for Franklin County Chamber         
  Over 1 Million hits (2009)
Email Blast Banner Ad

Annual Events and Sponsorship Opportunities

 Business Expo April
 Bear Trace Golf Tournament May
 Manufacturer's Appreciation Luncheon May
 Leadership Franklin County September through March
 Membership and Awards Banquet December
 Fly the Flag Project National Holidays
Earthwise - 2nd grade classes Spring and Fall Semesters
Senior Class Mock Interviews Spring and Fall Semesters
Monthly Mixers and Business After Hours Monthly
Manufacturer's Roundtable Monthly
Tourism Investors Roundtable Monthly
Franklin County Beautification Committee Monthly
Partners in Education Monthly
3 Star Community Workshop Quarterly
Economic and Retail Development Committee Quarterly
Joint Economic and Community Development Quarterly

Your Membership Investment Works For You!

blue star Free listing in the Franklin County Area Profile and Business Directory!
Sent to new residents, potential new residents, tourists, new business, industry and business prospects, members and everyone who visits our office inquiring about Franklin County!
blue star FREE online membership directory listing!
Type in your company's phone number or name & see what pops up on the search engine.  Your Franklin County Chamber of Commerce registers #1 on Google and #2 on Yahoo for "Franklin County Chamber"! Banner Ads and Links from your directory listing are also available to purchase.
blue star FREE copy of the Franklin Times Newsletter! 
This is a monthly publication which contains announcements to all of the Chamber Membership, Community Events, Sponsorships. Share your good news with to let the community know about special events. The Franklin Times is now available in digital format.
blue star Members Only Referral Network! 
The Chamber of Commerce stands by its members.  On a daily basis the Chamber recieves emails, phone calls & office visits about Franklin County and we only refer YOU, our member.
blue star Sponsorship Opportunities!
By sponsoring an event your company gets the recognition of being activly involved in the community & providing leadership in business.  Chamber Sponsorships include listings in the Franklin Times Newsletter, The Herald Chronicle (supject to the editors discretion), and listing
blue star COME ON IN Brochure:  60,000 printed annually!
Become a sponsor and have your advertisement be seen on the "Come On In" Brochure to Franklin County!  The brochure is distributed to all Tennessee Welcome Centers, restaurants, gift shops, stores.  The message we send to the tourists are "Come on in & shop, play, relax, explore, and be sure to come back."
blue star E-MAIL BLASTS:
"YOUR CHAMBER WORKING FOR YOU!" Have a specail you need to advertise. 
Participate once a month to advertise a sale or service! *Special rules do apply*
Only members can display brochures, rack cards and information in the brochure display case. 
Reach thousands of potential clients and visitors every year.



Crimson Clover was first planted in Franklin County, Tennessee in 1892 by Mr. John Ruch of the Belvidere Community. He received a peck of crimson clover seed (regarded as a soil building legume) from Commissioner Essary of France. Possibilities of the crop were not realized until ten years later, in 1902 when Lee Ruch decided to seed a field of crimson clover again. In the following years crimson clover was grown extensively here and seed was sold on a large scale.
However, it was during World War I when the importation of the seed was sold on a large scale, that importation of the seed from its native France was prohibited, and American seed men turned to Franklin County to secure their supply. It is ironic that such a tragic period for our county could prove so beneficial for our county.
The production of the seed as a cash crop, often called "The Crimson Mortgage Lifter" is only one of the uses of crimson clover. It is infinitely more valuable as a winter pasture crop that will fatten livestock and make dairy cattle erosion, and it is highly rated by agricultural experts as a soil builder when turned under. Actually, its value as a cash crop is the least important of its virtures, since a very small area devoted to the production of its seed could supply the whole United States - which is virtually what Franklin County did. There were eleven festivals honoring this once strong cash crop of the area held from 1936-1954. Today the Chamber of Commerce is continuing the tradition by hosting an annual Crimson Clover Ball that is always held in May when our beautiful crimson clover fields are in full bloom.


The Southern Middle Tennessee Pavilion is located in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee. From the square in Winchester, follow Highway 64 West for approximately 2 miles and turn right on Joyce Lane. There will be a sign with Southern Middle Tennessee Pavilion at the intersection of Highway 64 West and Joyce Lane. Once you turn right on Joyce Lane go through the first stop sign and turn right at the next paved drive which is the driveway of the Southern Middle Tennessee Pavilion.

The building is very versatile. It can be used for concerts, rodeos, flea markets, arts & crafts fairs, farm expositions and auctions, all types of horse shows, 4-H events, team roping, tractor pulls, etc.

The size of the building is 280.4 feet x 205.4 feet. The building has an indoor dirt ring approximately 238.30 feet x 101 feet. The building has stationary bleachers that will seat approximately 950 people. With more bleachers or chairs brought in, the building will seat 3,000 people. The building is equipped with a full concession stand. The building is heated, but is not air-conditioned.

Contact Jimmy Stewart, Manager of the Pavilion, for full details on how to rent the building and for upcoming events. She can be reached at (931) 967-3888 (work) or (931) 967-3211 (home).


The Franklin County Library is open 6 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Approximately 40,000 volumes are housed in a 9,000 square foot building. Other services include: tax forms, audio-visuals, newspapers, periodicals, on-line catalog, FAX and copy service and special summer programs for children. The local history and genealogy department includes an extensive cross-indexed collection of family histories, census, maps, microfilm, marriage and cemetery records. An active "Friends" organization sponsors a yearly home tour and book sale. For more information, call 931-967-3706; FAX 931- 962-1477; Historical Society, 931-962-1476, 105 S. Porter Street, Winchester, TN 37398.

Population Franklin County, TN United States
Population Estimates 41402 321418820
Population Change - 2010-2014 0.9 % 3.3 %
Population Census 2010 41052 308745538
Age and Sex Franklin County, TN United States
Persons Under 5 Years 4.9 % 6.2 %
Persons Under 18 Years 21.0 % 23.1 %
Persons 65 Years and Over 19.0 % 14.5 %
Female Persons 51.2 % 50.8 %
Race and Hispanic Origin Franklin County, TN United States
White Alone 91.7 % 77.4 %
Black or African American Alone 5.2 % 13.2 %
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0.4 % 1.2 %
Asian Alone 0.9 % 5.4 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0.1 % 0.2 %
Two or More Races 1.8 % 2.5 %
Hispanic or Latino 2.8 % 17.4 %
White Alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 89.2 % 62.1 %
Population Characteristics Franklin County, TN United States
Veterans 4016 20700711
Foreign Born Persons 2 % 13.1 %
Housing Franklin County, TN United States
Housing Units 18956 133957180
Owner Occupied Housing Unit Rate 75.8 % 64.4 %
Median Value of Owner Occupied Housing Units 106800 175700
Median Selected Monthly Owner Costs With a Mortgage 958 1522
Median Selected Monthly Owner Costs Without a Mortgage 355 457
Median Gross Rent 619 920
Building Permits 110 1046363
Families and Living Arrangements Franklin County, TN United States
Households 16126 116211092
Person Per Household 2.42 2.63
Living In Same House 1 Year Ago 84.8 % 85.0 %
Language Other than English Spoken at Home, Persons Age 5 Years+ 3.1 % 20.9 %
Education Franklin County, TN United States
High School Graduate or Higher, Persons 25 Years+ 80.9% 86.3 %
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Persons 25 Years+ 18.7 % 29.3 %
Health Franklin County, TN United States
With a Disability, Under Age 65 Years 12.7 % 8.5 %
Persons Without Health Insurance, Under Age 65 Years 15.7 % 12.0%
Economy Franklin County, TN United States
In Civilian labor Force, Total, Age 16 Years+ 56.1 % 63.5 %
In Civilian labor Force, Female, Age 16 Years+ 50.6 % 58.7 %
Total Accomodation and Food Service Sales ($1,000) 28049 613795732
Total Manufacturing Shipments ($1,000) 3187056 5319456312
Total Retail Sales ($1,000) 343584 3917663456
Total Retail Sales Per Capita 8341 12990
Transportation Franklin County, TN United States
Mean Travel Time to Work, Workers Age 16 Years+ 22.5 minutes 25.7 minutes
Income and Poverty Franklin County, TN United States
Median household Income $42,663 $53,482
Per Capia Income in past 12 Months $23,099 $28,555
Persons In Poverty 16.5 % 14.8 %
Business Franklin County, TN United States
Total Employer Establishments 663 7488353
Total Employment 10475 118266253
Total Annual Payroll 378117 5621697325
Total Employment Change 7.0 % 2.0 %
Total Non-Employer Establishments 2565 23005620
All Firms 2967 27092908
Men Owned firms 1436 13900554
Women Owned Firms 798


Veteran Owned Firms 187 2447608
Non Veteran Owned Firms 2512 22627611
Geography Franklin County, TN United States
Population Per Square Mile 74.0 87.4
Land Area in Square Miles 554.54 3531905.43
FIPS Code "47051" "00"
*Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparant differences between geographies statistcally indistinguishable.
* Some information suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information, or because it does not meet publication standards.
Data derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, Stae and County Housing Unit estimates, County Business Patterns, Non-employer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners and Building Permits.

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