Blue ribbons for businesses

Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, second from left, is joined by the leaders of the county’s chambers of commerce Monday on the courthouse steps to announce the launch of a initiative to recognize county businesses who take the Tennessee Pledge. Businesses who are following the pledge are asked to contact their chamber, regardless of whether they are a member, to receive a blue ribbon to display. The ribbon symbolizes the business is complying with the recommendations in the pledge, which are designed to enhance the safety of customers and employees in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s important for everybody to continue to contribute to stop the spread,” Hutto said, adding that the blue ribbon initiative is a way to “positively incentivize” businesses to follow the pledge and federal Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter, left, said, “I just want to thank all our businesses for being so strong during this difficult time. Each business that contacts us will be honored for your commitment to our community.” Joining Minter and Hutto are Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce President Mark Hinesley and Watertown East Wilson Chamber of Commerce President Becky Dungy. Action Restoration of Watertown is sponsoring the ribbons.


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