Brenda Cannon

Brenda Cannon

Kay Stewart

Kay Stewart

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized two of its outstanding members this month.

Brenda Cannon, executive director of community relations at Motlow State Community College, is the Chamber’s board member of the month.

Cannon has served as a board member for nine months and is starting her second term.

“I absolutely love serving and pouring into others,” she said.

Cannon says she also loves public speaking and gift giving.

“The Chamber is the nucleus of the community that brings people, projects and progress together,” she said. “I am about all three-people, projects and progress.”  

Kay Stewart, a bookkeeper at New Beginnings Bookkeeping Service, LLC, has served as an ambassador for one year.

Stewart said she left her last job to start her own business.

“That was scary, but it’s been good” she said.

Stewart says she is actually very shy, but has a great sense of humor.

“I am absolutely, 100 percent sold out to Jesus Christ,” she said.

Asked why she decided to join the Chamber of Commerce, she said, “I’m a member because I wanted to meet new people and establish new business contacts.”

The Chamber staff reminds everyone to shop local whenever possible and to also fill out census form by Oct. 31.

Counting everyone in the 2020 census will determine the local community’s influence in government and bring more federal tax dollars back to Tennessee to pay for education, healthcare, roads and much more. Visit to respond online.

The Chamber is accepting applications for Leadership Franklin County for January 2021. Visit the Chamber’s website at The office is located at 44 Chamber Way in Winchester.

 The mission of the Chamber is to improve the business climate and quality of living in Franklin County for residents, workers and visitors. It provides valuable services to business and civic leaders who represent the backbone of the Franklin County business community.

Every day, the Chamber answers phone calls, email messages, mail requests, and business meetings with information about the community.

The Chamber has formed alliances with industry and business leaders, sister chambers and government agencies at the local, state and national levels to accomplish its goals of business and community service which promote quality of life in Franklin County.

To contact a Chamber staff member at the office, call 931-967-6788 or send an email to