The last couple of months of the year always seem to fly by thanks to a flurry of activity and the Chamber is no different. We hosted and participated in a lot of fun events this past month and our December looks just as exciting. We are so grateful to be a part of each one of these celebratory events.

First, I’d like to highlight some of our notable November events. Our 5th Annual Mayor’s Ball was a big success due to our sponsors, committee members, staff and attendees. Be sure to check out our website for event photos and to mark your calendar for next year’s event, November 10, 2018. The Chamber also hosted several ribbon cuttings for our members: Maury Regional Medical Group OB-GYN practice, Nashville Olive Oil Co., Furniture Innovation and Red 7 Pizza Co. We also had the pleasure of celebrating the one-year anniversary of Andy’s Frozen Custard. You can find highlights from these events at on our Blog. As a reminder, everyone is welcome to attend our Chamber events and celebrate alongside our members as they reach key milestones. We also hosted our monthly member luncheon with an informative speaker, Steve Wyer, CEO of Third Coast Interactive and a delicious lunch catered by Delta Bound. Steve gave practical tips on how to protect your online reputation, how to build your online review presence and how to proactively address the less than stellar reviews.

Next, I’d like to make you aware of some upcoming Chamber events. The Chamber is hosting three ribbon cuttings this month during holiday-themed open houses. Traditions of Spring Hill has extended an open invitation to their Holiday Traditions Grand Opening celebration on December 7th from 3pm-6pm at their new facility located at 3056 Miles Johnson Pkwy. In addition to food, beverages, music and prizes they will be accepting non-perishable food items for The Well Outreach.

The Holiday Inn Express is also welcoming the public to their Open House on December 8th from 5pm to 7pm located at 3003 Longford Drive. Come see their new facility and enjoy live music, a hot cocoa bar, prizes and giveaways as well as a free photo with Santa.

The new Spring Hill Morning Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care facility would also like the public to join them at their Grand Opening Family Holiday event on December 14th from 4pm to 7pm located at 1001 McCutcheon Creek Lane. Festivities include the Summit High School Christmas Concert, a live Nativity, Columbia State ‘A Christmas Carol’ performers, Santa and much more.

Our Chamber is excited to celebrate the long-awaited openings of all three of these top notch facilities and we hope that you can come support them as well. Our December member luncheon, sponsored by Vanderbilt Health, will also take place on December 14th from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The State of the Chamber luncheon will recap a successful 2017 year, celebrate our members and present awards to deserving individuals. Members and guests are welcome to register, lunch will be provided by Longhorn Steakhouse.

In addition to Chamber events, there are several Chamber member events happening in December that provide unique opportunities to celebrate the holiday season. The 10th Annual Kiwanis Spring Hill Hometown Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 5pm with holiday festivities starting at 2pm. Southern Springs by Del Webb is hosting their First Annual Holiday Bazaar on December 2nd from 11am to 3pm at 107 Blount Court. Admission is free to this kid friendly shopping event but guests are strongly encouraged to bring a toy for the Toys for Tots Charity.

The Thompson’s Station Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 4pm on Sunday, December 3rd at Sarah Benson Park. Premier Chiropractic is hosting their 3rd Annual Pictures with Santa on December 9th from 10:30am to 12:30pm at 3015 Belshire Village Dr. Suite 106. Our local Children’s Ballet Theatre will be performing The Nutcracker at the Cherry Theater on the Columbia campus of Columbia State Community College. Tickets can be purchased for performances on December 1st and 2nd.

The holiday season isn’t just about Santa and festivities, it’s also a time to recognize our good fortune and to give to those that aren’t as fortunate. Several of our Chamber members are providing opportunities to give to those in need. Morning Pointe of Spring Hill is accepting gently used coats for men, women and children until December 10th during their Warm Hands Warm Hearts Coat Drive. For every coat donated Morning Pointe will donate a pair of gloves and a hat. Morning Pointe will also be collecting crocheted baby blankets, hats and booties throughout the month of December. Items collected will be delivered to Maury County and Williamson County hospitals as well as the Hope Clinic.

The Spring Hill Police Department presents their 4th Annual Shop with a Cop program that provides Christmas gifts to local children from disadvantaged families. If you would like to assist in this program please donate Cash Value Gift Cards and drop them off during the Christmas Parade or at the Spring Hill Police Department Headquarters.

Our city has so much to be thankful for during this special time of year. We hope to see you at some of these events that foster community and celebrate our growth because together we make a better Spring Hill. More details regarding all of these December events can be found on our website calendar of events,

Rebecca Melton, Executive Director Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce