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Penn Station East Coast Subs close to opening in Mt. Juliet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its legendary Philadelphia Cheesesteak Sub sandwich served hot and made-to-order on freshly baked French bread, will open its fourth store in Middle Tennessee in mid-December at 600 S. Mt. Juliet Road in Mt. Juliet, Tn. At the helm is Thompson Station resident Marcus Queen and his two partners, who have plans to open two additional locations in 2014 and a total of 12 stores throughout Middle Tennessee within the next five years. 

Queen is no stranger to the restaurant industry. He’s spent 34 years working for well-known chains such as Applebee’s, Houston’s and Burger King. After a short stint working for Advanced Auto Parts in 2011, he was immediately drawn to Penn Station and its food after a visit a few years ago. 

 “After three decades in the restaurant business I thought I’d had enough and decided to try my hand in the automotive industry,” said Queen. “But it didn’t take long for me to return after I learned about Penn Station. I first tried the food on a trip to Louisville, Ky. to visit my sister. I thought the concept was great and the food was terrific. A few months later I received a phone call from a recruiter and the rest, as they say, is history.”

Queen and his partners opened their first Penn Station location in Hermitage in August 2012 and purchased two additional stores in Bellevue and Murfreesboro in May 2012. Their development agreement calls for the opening of eight more locations.

“Penn Station is a northern brand that we are slowly introducing to the South,” said Queen. “So far the response of the Middle Tennessee community has been very positive and we know as we continue to open more restaurants Penn Station will soon become a household name that represents fresh and delicious sub sandwiches.”

Originally founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1985, Penn Station serves a variety of grilled and cold deli subs, as well as fresh, hand-cut, made-to-order French fries, hand-squeezed lemonade made throughout the day and chocolate chunk cookies baked fresh in the restaurant.

With his 12 restaurants, Queen will bring approximately 300 jobs to the area. He plans to hire 25 employees at his Mt. Juliet location and applicants can visit the Hermitage restaurant to apply. 

Penn Station has approximately 270 restaurants in 13 states including Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. All but one location is franchised. Projections call for the opening of 30 restaurants nationwide in 2014. Markets targeted for growth include Kansas City, Richmond, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and North and South Carolina, as well as a number of other existing markets. For more information, visit www.penn-station.com. 

 
Zone Conditioning now open in Mt. Juliet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Zone Conditioning, a boutique wellness and fitness studio, opened for new students Dec. 1 in the Hays Business Park across from the Mt. Juliet Library. The premier studio caters to the individual fitness needs of each client through personal and group training, nutrition counseling, special sports and therapeutic massage and health coaching. Each instructor and practitioner is certified in their areas of expertise and focuses on motivation through positive encouragement.

In addition, Zone Conditioning offers the only Official Spinning® Facility in Wilson County. Spinning classes will be joined by Spin yoga, beginner spinning, and curvy yoga for all body types. Two Zone Conditioning signatures are its ZONE Circuit, which incorporates treadmills, Spinner® bikes, TRX suspension training, Bosu balls and resistance training, and Power Hour Circuit, which blends aerobic and strength training in a group setting. Both classes are limited in size.

“We incorporate more than sweat with our wellness and fitness plan,” said Zone Conditioning co-owner Jen Mulford. “We care about the whole you.”

Zone Conditioning training focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection, ensuring that all areas of fitness are incorporated. In addition to its certified fitness instructors, Zone Conditioning staff includes a trained spiritual director offering soul care classes and a registered dietitian who can coach clients through health conditions.  Sports and therapeutic massage helps prevent injuries, relieve stress and improve endurance. 

“We recognize that everyone is at a different fitness level,” said co-owner Rob Mulford. “We have created an atmosphere where wellness is not intimidating and each person can pursue their individual fitness goals.”

Jen and Rob Mulford each have more than 20 years of experience in the wellness industry. Jen Mulford, CHHC, CPT, holds certification in personal training, health coaching, Spinning® and yoga. She is the co-founder of Compassion Fitness, which offers fitness and nutrition training, education and spiritual growth to individuals, non-profits, groups and communities regardless of their ability to pay. Rob Mulford, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist and certified Spinning® instructor.

Zone Conditioning is currently offering Grand Opening specials and ongoing sales, which can be found on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ZoneConditioning) or on Twitter (@ZoneCondition). 

 
Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce launches shop local campaign PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce has launched a shop local campaign to showcase people who are shopping local. From Nov. 15-Dec. 15, 20 Elves armed with 100 stickers are canvasing the community with one goal in mind…..hoping to catch people in the act of shopping local. 

“It’s just another way to help people to focus on shopping in our own community,” says Anita Goff, Director of Membership for the Mt. Juliet Chamber. “When we catch someone shopping in Mt. Juliet, we give them a sticker and take their photo which we upload to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtags #shoplocalmj and #mjchamber.” “We’ve been uploading photos for a few weeks now and so far, have had a good reaction from the community. It’s good for the local stores to get some added attention, plus people like to see their photos out there on the web!”    

If you’re interested in seeing all the shop local pics, find the Chamber on social media with the hashtags above, or click on the website at www.mtjulietchamber.com and find the #shoplocalmj photo album under the Community Snapshot tab.  

“The face of the business community is getting younger and younger all the time,” says Goff. “We like to use social media as much as we can so we can stay relevant and interact with our customers as much as possible. This shop local campaign has pretty much driven itself since all the photogs upload their own pictures.”  

Why shop local? Chamber President Mark Hinesley replies “Locally owned businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors and by contributing to local causes. Shopping local also funds more city programs and services through sales tax dollars. Plus, shopping in our own community helps us to maintain the distinctive local character that makes up the charm of Mt. Juliet. It’s just a win-win and for us, there really is no reason to shop anywhere else.” 

One more reason to shop local? Notice anything interesting when you look at the #shoplocalmj hashtag? Save yourself from the added hustle and bustle of traveling to other communities to shop. Shop calm and stay local.

 
MJ Health Care honors employees PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The employees of Mt. Juliet Health Care Center were recognized on Nursing Home Caregiver Day, Friday, Nov. 22. The 2013 theme “The Extra Mile” recognizes caregivers who go above and beyond to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs of their residents. 

More than 37,000 men and women provide care for more than 30,000 elderly and disabled patients in Tennessee’s nursing homes, from nurses providing medical care to kitchen managers preparing nutritious meals and everyone in between, the nursing home staff works together to ensure that each and every patient is receiving the highest quality of care possible. In addition to medical care, many facilities offer physical, occupational and speech therapy along with special programs for Alzheimer’s patients. 

“Nursing home employees work hard to provide round-the-clock care to residents,” said Ronald Knox, administrator at Mt. Juliet Health Care Center. “Many caregivers go the extra mile to make sure their patients receive quality care, and I think it’s important to recognize their dedication.”

Mt. Juliet Health Care Center is a member of the Tennessee Health Care Association, a non-profit organization whose members include long-term care facilities located throughout the state. To learn more about the many worthwhile things nursing homes do, visit the association’s website, www.thca.org. 

 
Cedar Stone Bank announces new building in Donelson PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The board of directors and officers of CedarStone Bank announced today the acquisition of property in Donelson and construction plans to build a full-service branch to be completed in early 2016.

CedarStone Bank opened in 2004 headquartered in Lebanon with the Donelson branch office opening and leasing space in 2006 at a location formerly known as the headquarters of Gideon International, 2900 Lebanon Road.

“We have been looking for quite some time for what we would consider as the perfect permanent location for our Donelson branch office. The lot we secured a few weeks ago meets that criteria and we are excited about getting this project underway,” stated CedarStone Bank President Bob McDonald.

The building site is located at the intersection of Lebanon Road and Donelson Pike in what is described as in the heart of Donelson.

“Our Donelson branch office has grown significantly since opening in 2006 and the leased space on Lebanon Road has served us well.  With our lease expiring soon we were fortunate to find this prime real estate and are excited about our bank’s future in Donelson,” added McDonald.

Michael L. Manous, R.A., founder and president of Manous Design, has designed all CedarStone Bank offices and the Donelson rendering shows the same style and appeal as the Lebanon and Mt. Juliet offices.

CedarStone Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank serving customers in the Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Donelson market areas. For more information on CedarStone Bank, please log on to the bank’s web address, www.cedarstonebank.com

 
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