Jeff Syracuse Metro Council District 15
Donelson Business News - November 2019
At the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon in September, I had the privilege of joining Austin Smith, owner of Party Fowl, and Deb Varallo, of Vararllo Public Relations, on a panel to discuss small business growth, opportunities, challenges, and more. I was also thrilled to see the Chamber support Hip Donelson’s Hip Eats program with a donation of $1,000 from the Taste of DH event. That donation will go a long way to supporting this program that helps ensure our students have healthy food during the times they aren’t in school. It’s a real need within our students and their families and this program has made a big impact. Here to accept the donation is Two Rivers Middle is Nicole Valentine Vaughn, who also serves on the board of Hip Donelson.
Welcome another great new small business to Donelson – Stillhouse Herbals! They are an Herbal Apothecary and Holistic Boutique offering small batch, handcrafted herbal remedies consciously crafted by local and regional herbal artisans. Acupuncture, Reiki sessions and Flower Essence Therapy available by appointment as well. They’re located at 2500 Crossfield Drive right across the street from Mill Creek Mercantile and Nectar: Urban Cantina.
The DH Chamber held a great ribbon cutting for Sunflower Bakehouse on a morning appropriately full of sunshine. Their food is fantastic and I already know a number of converts who used to say “vegan isn’t my thing”. Their sandwiches, soups, salads and more are all outstanding. You’ll love it.
At a recent monthly meeting of VFW 1291, I had the privilege of presenting a Certificate of Appreciation from Metro Council to Semper Slider’s owner Zac Jenkins, who on September 11th of this year, prepared hundreds of meals for first responders at VFW 1291. This was above and beyond service on behalf of those that keep us safe. Thank you, Zac! Please go support Zac’s incredible food down in Music Valley right at the entrance of Music Valley Village.
(insert Zac Jenkins)