Smokie’s Rib Shack

We would like to welcome as a new chamber member Smokie’s Rib Shack. Smokie’s Rib Shack is on of Smith County’s newest restaurant. They are located at 513 Main Street N. in Carthage, TN (Old Sonic Building). Their hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm. (615) 588-1818
Owners Robert and Helen Brown said; “Smokie’s Rib Shack’s mission is to provide the best BBQ Ribs and chicken this side of heaven, while also creating a southern hospitality atmosphere that says welcome home, with service that exceeds your highest dining experience.” Their vision is not to be the only restaurant you dine at, but to be the best restaurant you dine at!
They offer a variety of selections daily including ribs, pulled pork, chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs. On Tuesdays, they offer “Soul Food Tuesday” that consists of comfort food prepared fresh. On Fridays, they offer “Friday Fish Day” with your choice of fish cooked to order.
Robert & Helen invite you to stop by anytime! “Smokie’s Rib Shack – Best ribs this side of Heaven!”

Smith County Family Medical, LLC

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome one of its newest members, Smith County Family Medical, LLC.
Kim Gregory was born and raised in Smith County. She lives in Carthage, Tennessee with her husband, Steven. They have 2 children, Owen and Delaney. Kim loves helping people and enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Tennessee Technological University in 2002. She worked in Neonatal ICU and Surgery at St. Thomas Midtown, in Nashville, for several years while earning her advanced practice degree.
A graduate again of Tennessee Technological University in 2008, Kim earned her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Kim has spent over 8 years as a nurse practitioner in Smith County treating patients of all ages.
In August 2016, Kim purchased and started her own private family practice. She is thrilled to operate Smith County Family Medical right here in Smith County and serve her community. She strives to provide holistic, evidence-based care to patients of all ages, pediatrics to elderly. Kim believes that one of the greatest attributes a healthcare provider can possess is a strong ability to listen to patients. Her daily commitment is to listen to patients, speak the truth to them, and heal them – body, mind, and spirit.
Smith County Family Medical is a small family practice located in Gordonsville, TN. The practice consists of Kim and her experienced staff. Rachel Boles is her nurse with 20 years of experience in the medical field. Heather Johnson is also a nurse/front office staff with 15 years of experience in the medical field. Tami Bailey, who has recently joined the practice, is responsible for billing and accounts receivables. She also has 20 years’ experience in the industry.
Kim and her staff would like to express their gratitude for the support and kindness that the community has shown to the practice. Kim states “We feel extremely blessed and fortunate to serve this special community that we call home.” The practice invites you to visit its Facebook page, Smith County Family Medical, to keep everyone updated of hours, events, and illnesses. You may also contact them by phone at 615-735-8008 or email at If you need a caring family medical practice, we are now accepting new patients. We welcome your business and offer physicals, wellness and sick family healthcare.

Dr. Bill McConkey

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome one of its newest members, Dr. Bill McConkey. Bill McConkey is a retired educator, and still a corporate trainer. public speaker/humorist and political consultant.
Bill McConkey taught graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, organizational communication and interpersonal communication, and American Government and Politics. Dr. McConkey received his BS and MS degrees in the Social Sciences from Illinois State University in 1964 and 1965. He received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Florida State University in 1994, at the age of 52.
He has worked for several government agencies, including the OMB within Executive Office of the President of the United States, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, and for the Governors of Illinois and Alaska. He worked primarily in military and economic and energy development programs.
Bill McConkey also understands the private sector, having worked as a line cook, farm laborer, janitor, groundskeeper, cashier, commercial fisherman, sports promoter, as the owner and manager of an advertising agency, owner/manager of a research and communication firm, trainer and mentor for international university students working the United States and stocking produce at the Carthage, Walmart.
Bill McConkey is married and has 7 daughters and stepdaughters and 8 grandchildren. He and his wife, Sandy, share their home on Friendship Hollow Road in Defeated, with their Schipperkes. His favorite things to do are cooking, public speaking, working on the farm, hunting, fishing, and writing.

The Rustic Cabin

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our newest member The Rustic Cabin. The Rustic Cabin began when neighbors Debbie Thrasher and Maggie Lehman, both moving to Carthage a couple of years ago, talked about wanting to see more shops open on the square in Carthage. Given the opportunity to rent the perfect cozy spot on Main Street, ideas came and a small boutique opened its doors mid November 2016.
The Rustic Cabin sells affordable new women’s clothing sizes small to 3x. You can also find unique gifts, locally made candles, home decor, refinished furniture and affordable jewelry. The ladies of The Rustic Cabin are so excited to meet everyone in town and appreciate all the support that has already been shown. Stop by and see the ladies at ‘The Cabin’ and say hi, have a cup of coffee and browse! The Rustic Cabin is located at 311 Main St. N. Carthage.

The Candy Bar

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome one of its newest members, The Candy Bar. The Candy Bar is now open in downtown Carthage. We are located at 315 Main Street N. in Carthage, TN (former location of Jeep Time). The Candy Bar phone number is (615) 489-9244 and website
The Hebert Family envisioned a family-oriented business that would provide employment opportunities to high school students and help to revitalize downtown Carthage, while maintaining a nostalgic theme. Their mission is to provide a fun place to stop in with family or friends for coffee or a sweet treat.
They offer a variety of sweets, starting with coffee and pastries in the morning, to ice cream, malts, shakes, sundaes, nostalgic candy, specialty sodas, sno-cones, popcorn, cotton candy, and hand-dipped ice cream. They offer a selection of candy gift arrangements reflecting the creative genius of designer Tina Jenkins, who can also create a custom arrangement for your special occasion.
The Candy Bar invites you to stop in for a sweet treat or to see some of our candies that will remind you of your childhood. “The Candy Bar – candy for kids of all ages!”
If you or your business would like to learn more about the Smith County Chamber of Commerce go to or call 615-735-2093 for more information. We are proud to support and boost businesses here in Smith County. If you are looking to start a business or you are an existing business and would like help we are here to help you. Just give us a call. SHOP LOCALLY, it helps us all!

Dalton’s Stockyard Cafe’

Dalton’s Stockyard Café
We would like to welcome Dalton’s Stockyard Café and owner Mr. Jimmy Enoch as a new Member of the Smith County Chamber of Commerce. Dalton’s Stockyard Café is located in the building formerly owned and operated as Robbie’s Pastries and Catering, a long time Chamber member, which is directly across from the Smith County Commission Company’s stockyard and sale barn at 211 Colonial Street in The Café will be serving barbecued chicken and pork in plate lunches and sandwiches as well as take-out barbecue orders. Baked beans, white beans, green beans, coleslaw (vinegar or mayonnaise), spicy cabbage, potato salad, hamburgers and fries are all on the menu for dine-in or takeout.
Family owned and operated and named for Jimmy’s grandson, Dalton, this is a must stop for a good meal. Open; 10am to 2pm Thursday’s, 10am to 7pm Friday’s, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday’s.
We are proud to have Dalton’s Stockyard Café in our community.

Butterfly Hollow Bed & Breakfast

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Butterfly Hollow Bed and Breakfast, Owners Dave and Beth Ann Yakes, as new members.
Butterfly Hollow is a Bed & Breakfast, but they are more than just a place to stay.

Butterfly Hollow is a premier wedding venue nestled in Gordonsville that has been hosting gorgeous gatherings for over a year. Butterfly Hollow prides itself in its beautiful 82 acres equipped with a full bed and breakfast, hillside gazebo, floral garden, and rustic barn. Not to mention the amazing views of the Cumberland Plateau ridge, spring fed pond, and 3 miles of walking trails. This place truly has it all. It’s the perfect spot for an intimate, rustic, yet elegant wedding ceremony.
The folks at Butterfly Hollow can take care of your entire day with their “turn-key” packages or allow you to do all the planning with your own vendors. Want to do your own planning but don’t know where to start? No problem, they have a list of recommended vendors to narrow down your search. The bed and breakfast allows you to relax and enjoy the entire estate on your big day, and also provides lodging for your out of town guests or wedding party.
The convenience offered is unlike your typical venue. With only one wedding booked per day, you and your guests will have all 82 acres to yourself. Packages are available for weekdays and weekend events. For more details like them on Facebook at or visit their website at
You can also reach them at 615-784-8551 or

Gramps Travel

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome Mr. David Anderson owner of Gramps Travel as a new chamber member. He offers cruise vacations, river cruises, group cruises, resort packages and family reunion packages to many destinations in the Caribbean, Alaska, and Europe. There is never any additional cost to the client for a booking. Why be bogged down by so many choices when you can let Gramps Travel do the details and you enjoy your travel. David will take the worry out of travel planning. Call 615-828-2960 or email

Nottingham Hill Farm

Mr. Richard Snowden is one of our newest chamber members and he is the owner of Nottingham Hill Farm. The bed and breakfast is located on a fabulous 43 acre hill top estate with private gated entry. Main house has 6 guest suites. Almost every luxury here! Wrap around porch for enjoying panoramic views. It is 1.3 miles off of I-40 and minutes to Nashville International Airport. Weddings & events hosted too!

The main house is 5,700 sq. ft. and has 6 bedroom suites available for guests. The house and surroundings are very clean and beautifully decorated. It is luxury in all its glory. Master suite on the first floor is not included and has its own private entrance. Separate cottage available and may be rented in lieu of main house for that added bit of seclusion (cottage must be booked under Mr. Snowden’s other listing).

Guests will have available Wi-Fi, pool, sports court, Cal spa (hot tub), gazebo, kid’s playhouse and playground. Guests can also roam and enjoy acres of beautiful grounds.

Mr. Snowden is retired from restaurant/club business after 31 successful years and is well versed in great hospitality. He has always loved meeting people from all over America and the world. Nottingham Hill Farm so far has welcomed guests from 10 states and several foreign countries.

Nottingham Hill Farm 34 Luther Allen Lane Brush Creek TN 38547

Bookings can be made thru Search: Carthage, TN

Herman Radke II

The Smith County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our newest member, Herman E. Radke II.
I moved to Smith County in1980 and raised three children here. I am presently a retired Tool and Die Maker. I served an apprenticeship for Tool and Die, I have two years college in welding. I owned a machine and welding shop for years and have held positions as a die shop manager, manufacturing engineer, and was a senior tool and die maker in a large stamping company. I traveled to Germany and Japan in my mfg. roles.
I want to see industry grow in our county and to see more good jobs right here at home. I hope my experience can help that to happen.
Herman E. Radke II

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