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Pier 1 Imports open for business PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pier 1 Imports is pleased to announce the opening of its newest store in Mt. Juliet. 

The new store is located at 600 S. Mt. Juliet Rd., Ste. 104 at Pavilion at Providence West. The total retail square footage of the store is approximately 7,778 square feet. The store officially opened Monday, Oct. 14. 

“We are pleased to bring this new Pier 1 Imports to Mt. Juliet and hope that our new location will inspire customers to discover the eclectic and fun merchandise that is unique to Pier 1 Imports,” said Alex W. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pier 1 Imports. “Pier 1 Imports offers merchandise that fits all decorating styles, as well as a broad array of affordable holiday décor, furniture and gifts, and we look forward to sharing our unique shopping experience with the residents of Mt. Juliet and the surrounding area,” Smith said.

This is the 19th Pier 1 Imports location in Tennessee, and it will feature the new store concept. On average, the store will employ approximately 12-15 associates throughout the year. Associate hours fluctuate based on the needs of the business and the season. As the holiday hiring season progresses, the store expects to hire additional temporary associates to support the business and unique customer experience during the busy holiday season.

New Store Concept

Pier 1 Imports was pleased to announce the unveiling of its new store concept in fall 2011. The new store design is a natural evolution of the Pier 1 Imports experience that utilizes a new interior finish-out, including natural-colored floor tiles, rustic ceiling elements, enhanced store lighting and lit shelving units lining the walls, all of which help customers visualize the end-use of the products within their own home. The new look is complemented by the use of “open stock” merchandising, designed to enhance the shopping environment by giving customers the opportunity to see, feel and interact with the product. The exterior design features bamboo window awnings and a signature bamboo door with rustic metal door handles that will mark the entrance to Pier 1 Imports’ unique shopping experience. The features of the new store will allow easier navigation all while maintaining the “treasure hunt” feel and continuing to make Pier 1 Imports a great place for discovery and spending time browsing.

The Community

Pier 1 Imports is dedicated to supporting the communities in which its associates live and work, as well as the international community from where it imports much of its merchandise. Since 1985, Pier 1 Imports has contributed more than $52 million to philanthropic organizations through international, national and local efforts including UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) and the United Way.

About Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. is the original global importer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts.

Information about the Company is available on

Snap Fitness can help you reach fitness goals 24-7-365 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

No matter your fitness level, you can find the right work out for you at Snap Fitness. 

“We welcome all fitness levels with open arms,” said Snap Fitness’ Bill Hancock. 

If you are a person who just likes to run on a treadmill or eliptical, Snap Fitness has you covered. But if you want something a little more, like personal or group training, Snap Fitness has certified staff to help you meet your goals. 

“Our people are going to be what sets us apart,” said Hancock. 

Jason J. Cronan, Debbie Rose and Ginny Brown all hold several certifications, and run many personal and group training. If you buy a membership, right now just $8.95, you get a free consultation with one of them to help determine your fitness goals.

Hancock said their excellent staff is matched with high end equipment. 

With the current special rate of $8.95, you will your get your own personal webpage to help with your fitness needs. There will be tips, work out information, and much more.  

For a little bit extra, you can buy a monitor that will analyze your workout and will talk to your webpage so you can have all the information. 

Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The key card you get with a membership can be used at any Snap Fitness location across the country. 

Snap Fitness’ Mt. Juliet location is at 2037 North Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 130. You can call them at (615)288-2177 or check them out on the web at 

Provision Living celebrating National Assisted Living Week PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Provision Living at Hermitage will celebrate National Assisted Living Week (September 8-14, 2013) by opening the doors of its communities, and the hearts of its staff and team members, as an invitation to seniors and their families to experience the positive changes that assisted living solutions provide, every day.

National Assisted Living Week is an opportunity for assisted living providers to speak to the challenges seniors face in adapting to daily life in the decades following retirement. Whether it be a financial concern related to the affordability of assisted living, or a concern regarding personal independence following the move to assisted living, Provision Living aims to use National Assisted Living Week as a time to listen carefully to the concerns of prospective residents, as well as to highlight the overwhelming success of our current residents.

 “We want to dispel the myth that assisted living is too costly, or results in a decrease in personal independence, and instead share what we actually see daily in our communities, which includes increased participation in healthy, social activities, new friendships and a strong sense of community,” said Todd Spittal, president and CEO of Provision Living.

Each of their 23 properties will be holding special events for residents, families and visitors throughout the week, with a theme of “Open Doors, Open Hearts” to demonstrate that life in Assisted Living is full of independence, choice and engagement.

Lauren Grant, Executive Director of Provision Living at Hermitage, sees the event as a way to help people overcome their fears. “There are so many people out there who just need a little reassurance that a move like this will work out well for them. We hope people will take this opportunity to see for themselves that we are a vibrant community of interesting people.”

As a special promotional event during National Assisted Living Week, people who tour between September 1st and 14th will be entered into a drawing for a free month’s rent, credited on move-in by October 31st, 2013. One winner will be drawn for every Provision Living property.

Garr’s items to be auctioned off PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

One of the oldest Auction companies in middle Tennessee will help say goodbye to one of the oldest companies in Mt. Juliet next week. 

Bill Colson Auction & Realty will handle the auction of Garr’s Rental & Feed, which will include many of the rental items that Garr’s had, and much more. 

“There is going to be a void in the community,” said Bobby Colson, who lives in Mt. Juliet. 

Colson said Garr’s was a gathering place for the community, and he would always run into people he knew, sometimes people he had lost connections with. He said that it will be hard to replace all the good work Garr’s did for the community. 

All the equipment that Garr’s rented will be auctioned off. Some of the items will be a 2005 Chevy 4500 Dump Truck, two 753 Bobcats, Terramite T5C, 4400 John Deere 4x4 Tractor with loader, tools, equipment, trailers, warehouse shelving, wedding supplies, hardware and gardening supplies. 

“Bid high and bid often,” said Colson. “Let’s send Garr’s out with a bang.”

Orr joins TriStar Summit Medical Center PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

TriStar Summit Medical Center is proud to welcome Sam Orr, M.D., a board certified pediatrician to its medical staff.  Orr received his medical degree from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine in Jackson, MS and completed his residency in pediatrics at Scott & White/Texas A&M College of Medicine in Temple, Texas.  He most recently served as a pediatrician at Scott & White Children’s Clinic in Waco, Texas. 

Orr practices with Children’s Clinic East, located at 2025 North Mt. Juliet Road, Mount Juliet, Tenn. 37122 and 3901 Central Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076. For more information on Orr’s pediatric specialties or to request an appointment, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or visit 

TriStar Summit Medical Center is a 188 private bed regional medical center serving the residents of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties. Summit offers a full range of services including emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, oncology, psychiatric and diagnostic services.  With the latest advances in Convenient Care services, including the area’s first hospital based 64-slice CT scanner,  TriStar Summit is committed to providing quality healthcare to the communities it serves. For more information, visit  or call 615-316-3000. 

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