The winners of the pageant were crowned and sacks of cotton candy were swallowed. Memories and high cholesterol are all that was left during a week of the 2021 Warren County A&L Fair that produced a surprising amount of business news.
I am happy to announce that there is a new store on Main Street. In it Payne opened BenchMark Physiotherapy at a location between Begonias and Southern Traditions in what is known as the old Fraley building.
He has a lot of experience as a physiotherapist, is a clinic director and also a partner in the business.
“I’m proud to invest in Main Street and be a part of the downtown revitalization effort,” said Darin. “Physical therapy is something that can help a lot of people. It doesn’t have to be after the operation. Physiotherapy can be very helpful for neck or back pain. If all you want is to be able to continue hitting a golf ball, this can be something that can help. If you have pain that doesn’t go away, give us a call and see how we can help you. “
In it said a typical program might be to work individually with a therapist three times a week for a month. He said all patients react differently and some people may see dramatic improvement after just a few visits.
Therein has a number of impressive references, including a PhD in physical therapy. He’s also experienced a technique called dry needling, which involves inserting a needle into a problem area to release hormones and chemicals. This also increases blood flow.
Therein says that dry needling is similar to acupuncture, but is more of a Western than an Eastern model that focuses on the flow of energy in the body to stimulate healing.
Darin and his family moved to McMinnville 10 years ago when he was recruited by River Park Hospital. He has children in the Warren County School System, has joined the Chamber and is excited to be an active member of the community.
In it says BenchMark treats each patient individually using evidence-based techniques to get the best results. He can schedule a free screening if you’d like more information.
Parking is behind the building in a parking lot accessible from Morford Street for those who prefer not to park parallel on Main Street. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. and can be reached at (931) 488-8511.
Finally the underground
Moving to Plaza?
It was around this time last year when the old Krystal building in the Plaza Shopping Center was demolished and everyone was excited to see what would happen there. Based on the chatter I heard at the time, I said in this column that I thought it was Subway.
As it turned out, Subway didn’t find this spot. At this location is now the Hickory Creek BBQ, operated by JR and Annette Herrin.
But it seems that my prediction wasn’t much wrong. In this case, it looks like it was about 50 feet off.
Based on information I now hear from super-secret business insiders, it looks like a subway is in the old Regions Bank building in the Plaza Shopping Center.
If you remember, Regions Bank had been in this place for years before they decided to close that branch and close their downtown branch and open a sparkling new facility on the New Smithville Highway. The city administration added the first floor of the Regions Bank branch in the city center to the town hall. The old square of the regional bank on the plaza has been empty since July 2020.
From what I hear, Subway has modernized the building and is planning to add a drive-through window.
I tried contacting the subway owner who I know is converting the old bank into a restaurant to check all of this information. However, three calls and one text message were not answered.
In today’s world, it is hard to get a trained plumber to work in your home. We have some good plumbers in Warren County, but they are left with jobs because there just aren’t enough of them.
A new company wants to face this situation.
US Water Heating Solutions has done business in eight states, and just last week the company expanded into Warren County to make Tennessee the ninth.
The experienced plumber Mike Pack, formerly MPack Plumbing, runs the local operations. Mike has been a plumber since he was 17 and now that he’s a sprightly 34 he has 17 years of experience.
Mike decided to merge his business with US Water Heating Solutions in order to provide even better service than what he could offer alone as a one-man band.
“With materials getting harder and harder to come by, this was the best way for me to grow,” said Mike. “We can deal with pipe leaks, toilet repairs, and almost anything that has to do with water heaters. We have all parts in stock so you don’t have to wait. We shipped them with the water heaters and they will be there the next day. “
Mike says US Water Heating Solutions is fully licensed and insured. The company covers Warren County and beyond.
“So many plumbers are lagging behind,” said Mike. “When you have a problem, you don’t want to wait two weeks for it to be resolved. I doubt that there are many people who want to go two weeks without hot water. “
Mike says technicians are certified with AO Smith, Rheem, and other popular water heaters. The emergency service is offered around the clock for commercial and private customers. Vans are equipped with everything needed for a repair.
“Joining this company has been for the best for me and the best for my customers in the future,” said Mike. He says that as the company grows, it will look for more employees who are well trained and can pass a background exam.
With the construction industry wide open, there is no doubt that more plumbers are needed. To contact US Water Heating Solutions, call (833) 879-4776.
Three highs for
A green clean team!
Sometimes it’s nice to sit back and celebrate the accomplishments of a local company that has distinguished itself. Today I’d like to take the time to honor A Green Clean Team owned by Jeff and Jessica Green.
About 18 months ago, Jeff and Jessica opened their Warren County business with the motto that they will clean everything. Not only will they clean it, but they’ll say they will clean it better than anyone else.
“We’re a 24-7 business,” said Jeff. “You can call me at 2am and I’ll answer.”
Jeff says he sleeps lightly and with his cell phone by his ear. A Green Clean team specializes in cleaning commercial and residential buildings and the company also performs COVID cleanings, which disinfect every square centimeter of the surface.
On Tuesday, A Green Clean Team joined the Chamber of Commerce, a building that has been cleaned from top to bottom. The Greens have been commended for their work by none other than County Executive Jimmy Haley, who said they did a spectacular job of lighting up Warren County’s administrative offices.
What I like most about Jeff and Jessica is that they built their business the old fashioned way, which is through hard work. It was just the two of them when they started, and now A Green Clean Team has 20 employees if you count contract workers. These are impressive numbers.
A Green Clean Team is proof that hard work pays off. The company can be reached at (931) 841-8439.
It’s not happening in Warren County, but I still think it’s very noteworthy news that Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford announced on Thursday a $ 110 million hospital expansion.
The expansion will add 58 beds, expand the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, expand operating theaters and, when completed in 2024, add a parking garage with 1,100 spaces.
I see this as big news for two reasons. First and foremost, it shows the strength of Ascension Saint Thomas who own and operate our beloved hospital here in McMinnville.
Our hospital is one of the great assets of our entire community. I can’t think of any greater loss than our hospital closure like other rural communities have seen over the past year, so it’s comforting to know that Ascension Saint Thomas is capable of investing $ 110 million in a facility.
The second major reason I like this investment is to improve a hospital that is relatively close to where I live. Going to Nashville for top notch care is okay, but it’s even more convenient to think that great levels of care can be obtained in nearby Murfreesboro.
Farm Credit Ladder
Farm Credit Mid-America is proud to announce that Garrison Holmes has taken on a new role as the crop insurance specialist for clients across Eastern Tennessee.
Garrison will help customers choose from a variety of federal and private crop insurance products to help them capture opportunities and mitigate risk. He is immediately available to meet customers and provide on-site service to help them develop bespoke plans to meet the unique needs of their operation.
Garrison is a shining example of a local who did well. He’s a Tennessee Tech graduate and proud father of a hopping baby.
Two job fairs were held in McMinnville this summer. For those who did not have the opportunity to attend one of these events or would like to visit another job fair, one is planned in Pikeville this Thursday, September 23rd.
The job fair will be held at Pikeville City Hall, 25 Municipal Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating employers hiring include LaZBoy, Tennessee State Parks, Acument, Mann + Hummel, Aviagen, the Tennessee Department of Corrections, TCAT of Crossville, and more.
Jobs seem to be abundant in this current work environment, so this job fair can be worth considering if you need work. Personally, I don’t understand why the unemployment rate isn’t 0% because everyone who wants a job is currently working.
That’s it guys
Unfortunately the fair is over. The holidays are waiting. Email business news to [email protected]