Favorite Gallatin Memory

Gallatin’s thriving business community is powered by the energy and innovation of local entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing their products and services to the community. Ten Gallatin business owners share their favorite memories of owning a business in our beautiful little city.

My favorite Gallatin memory is…

“How much the Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce has helped and supported small businesses.” Rachel Brown, Black Tie Floral


“The people of Gallatin being so kind and willing to lend a helping hand to our small nonprofit.” Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, Veranda Ministries 

“Redoing the entire downtown square to revitalize the downtown.” Rosemary Bates, Gallatin Economic Development Agency

“Insuring other small business owners and knowing our customers by name.” Marilee Thomson, Matthew Thomson State Farm

“Serving some of Gallatin’s VIPs in their golden years. Legendary ragtime pianist Johnny Maddux was always creating memories while he was with us.” Stephanie Harville, Morningside of Gallatin

“We are the best county in the state when it comes to supporting each other.” Kate Ritchie, Habitat Sumner County


“The 2018 Christmas Parade. We had a blast participating in this community event.” Rene Vander Wielen, Absolute Business Solutions

“When I was able to advertise that we had been named ‘nicest place in America,’ and during the totality eclipse events.” Alicia Lange, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Lakeside

“Showcasing my community to outsiders.” Eileen George, Reliant Realty ERA Powered

“The people and the relationships made over the years.” Ryan Goad, Servpro of Sumner County