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Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 3.24.09 PMJoint Effort Between City and Chamber Proven Successful

The City of Goodlettsville and the Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined together earlier this year to launch the Goodlettsville Ambassador Program. The program hosted its first training session in March and has since been going strong with 26 members who have already completed training.  There are lifelong Goodlettsville residents in the group as well as people new to the area interested in becoming more involved in the community. This program is open to members of community organizations and others who would like to promote Goodlettsville in a unique and positive way. An Ambassador serves the community in a number of ways, including greeting the public at community events, promoting Goodlettsville during day-to-day activities, and assisting with managing projects based upon strengths and skills. Go to for more info.

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 3.24.36 PMCity of Kindness Program

Park Place Retirement Community launched their “City of Kindness” initiative during a recent visit with Mayor Scott Foster at Park Place. Many of their residents not only receive care by the team of caregivers, but also from other valued professionals; such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Emergency Team Responders. In recognition of Park Place’s Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Large Business of the Year Award, each month they will be rewarding these wonderful individuals with a gift card purchased from a locally owned Chamber business.

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Hendersonville Medical announces new CFO

Jon Baker has been appointed chief financial officer of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. Before coming to Hendersonville, Baker served as the division controller for TriStar Health, a comprehensive healthcare provider with facilities in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and northern Georgia, the release said. At TriStar Health, Baker worked closely with the HCA TriStar division chief financial officer to help 22 area hospitals add the latest treatments and technology to deliver the best care possible. Additionally, he has assisted with the establishment of three freestanding ERs and implementation of new services, including trauma care and wound care.

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 3.25.08 PMGap Inc. to add 100 new jobs in Gallatin

Gap Inc. will expand its operations in Gallatin by creating more than 100 new jobs and investing $3.1 million over the next five years.

Most of the $3.1 million will go to technology upgrades at the campus on Gap Boulevard off Nashville Pike. The company is expanding its online fulfillment capabilities in Middle Tennessee, according to a news release. Located in Sumner County for nearly 20 years, Gap Inc. is one of Sumner County’s largest employers, with more than 750 workers. Gap operates more than 2.8 million square feet of distribution space in three warehouses in Gallatin, making the local center is one largest distribution facilities.

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