Sewanee Village

Sewanee Village

    favorite OUR PURPOSE

    The Sewanee Business Alliance's mission is to support business growth and development, as well as local efforts to help our neighbors, and to help create a welcoming and caring community.

    av_timer OUR HISTORY
    In the fall of 2010, the Sewanee Business Alliance (SBA) filed legal its “document of incorporation” with the State of Tennessee. Leading the effort was Louis W. Rice Jr., John Goodson, Ed Hawkins, and Jimmy Wilson. The mission of the Sewanee Business Alliance is to support business growth and development, as well as local efforts to help our neighbors, and to help create a welcoming and caring community. The pandemic has been difficult, but together we have continued working to make a difference in our town.

    Friends and neighbors in Sewanee have noticed the many areas where the SBA has impacted the community over the past ten years, including:

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    • Placing the “Welcome to Sewanee” banner on the side of Taylor’s Mercantile;
    • Supporting the University’s moving University Book & Supply Store to Downtown;
    • Helping the University raise funds for Village improvements during the annual Tiger Tuesday events ( $24,000 in 2020);
    • Participating in the “Finding Your Place” program with the University to welcome incoming freshmen to Sewanee;
    • Participating in the University’s Domain and Student Flex Dollars program;
    • Producing a promo video for Sewanee;
    • Assisting in the creation of the Village Improvement Plan.
    • ANGEL PARK
    • Planned and coordinated building Angel Park with dozens of community partners;
    • Producing free community-wide concerts, and plays for Friday Nights in the Park during the summer;
    • Hosting Sewanee Summer Music Festival events in Angle Park;
    • Producing the annual AngelFest children’s events and free concert each Fall;
    • Producing the annual Christmas tree lighting in Angel Park complete with Santa, carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies;

    COMMUNITY SERVICE
    • Maintaining Angel Park;
    • Actively fund-raises for the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary’s Hunger Walk, Housing Sewanee, and Mountain Goat Trail Alliance;
    • Providing Angel Park to nonprofits for free;
    • Facilitating the installation of free wi-fi in Angel Park;
    • Paying for, and installing lighting for the Angel Park with community partners;
    • Purchasing multi-colored Adirondack chairs for downtown and Angle Park;
    • Producing “Light Up the Village” each December and January providing and installing LED Christmas lights for all participating Village businesses and the Post Office;
    • Hosting the Sewanee Fourth of July Street Dance in conjunctions with the Sewanee Fourth of July Committee;
    • Assisting in the creation of the Village Improvement Plan.

    COVID RESPONSE
    • Joining with the Sewanee Civic Association in support of the “37375 Campaign”, raising $21,000 for COVID-related health and safety items for area churches, schools, nonprofits, and businesses;
    • Developing and administering a “General Relief Fund” to collect donations from local citizens and award economic aid grants to local businesses;
    • Holding weekly SBA teleconference calls with information sharing on how the business district could stay united and safe for employees and community members, and:
    • Purchasing and distributing masks and hand sanitizer, putting up signage telling people they must wear a mask, and installing plexiglass shields for everyone that sees the public from the Post Office up and down the street.


    A FEW WORDS OF THANKS AND RECOGNITION
    We are deeply grateful to everyone in the Sewanee community and at the University of the South.  We have had no greater ally than Frank Gladu who represented the University with great distinction and class. Frank is beloved and cherished by the members of SBA, and we wish him the best in his retirement.

    Right now, the Sewanee, like the rest of the country, is dealing with the worst public health and economic crisis to hit the Mountain in decades. To ride out the storm, a “General Relief Fund” was started. It was supported by generous donations from residents and friends who believe, as we do, that a lively and diversified commercial district is vital to the economic and social sustainability of both the community and the University. Funds were used by SBA member businesses to pay urgent expenses ranging from rent to utility bills. A three-person committee of town residents reviewed the applications and authorized payments. The SBA thanks them for their service.

    The Sewanee Business Alliance and its 42 members, thank the entire Sewanee community for all of its kindness to us and partnerships alongside us—past, present, and future. It’s been our privilege to work with you over the past decade as we all strive to make Sewanee a little bit better every day, every month, every year.  

    When the pandemic subsides, we will return our focus to the civic engagement, economic development goals, and beautification projects which have been the hallmark of the SBA over the past years.
    group DIRECTORS & OFFICERS

    PRESIDENT
    Greg Maynard

    SECRETARY
    Jimmy Wilson

    TREASURER
    John Goodson

    groups COMMITTEES

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Co-chairs
    David Boyd Williams
    Jimmy Wilson

    The committee seeks to identify ways the SBA can encourage sustainable smart business development in Sewanee.

    EVENTS

    Chairwoman
    Mandi Oakes

    The committee produces several community events including Friday Nights in the Park concert series, Fourth of July Street Dance, AngleFest, Light Up Downtown, and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Claus Visit.

    MARKETING

    Chair
    Vacant

    The committee works to increase awareness of Sewanee as a destination location and works with individual businesses to develop their brands and on-line presence.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Chairwoman
    Lynn Stubblefield

    The committee defines SBA membership benefits for current and prospective businesses, conducts membership and sponsorship campaigns, and hosts the SBA Annual Meeting each fall.
    assignment_ind MEMBERSHIP & DUES

    Join the SBA!

    Or pay Annual Dues here.
    $100

MEMBERS

  • Big A Marketing
    Big A Marketing
    Aaron Welch
    24 University Ave.
    C (772) 634-3631
    bigAmarketing.com
    SHOP,Services,LIFE
    biga
  • Bill Nickles Insurance
    Bill Nickels Insurance
    Bill Nickels
    107 East Mclean St.
    Manchester, TN
    (931) 728-9623
    billnickelsinsurance.com
    LIFE,Services
    billn
  • Blue Chair
    Blue Chair Café & Tavern
    Jimmy Wilson, Ed Hawkins
    35 University Avenue
    (931) 598-5434
    thebluechair.com
    DINE
    bluec
  • Duck River Electric
    Duck River Electric
    Sewanee Highway
    (931) 598-5228
    dremc.com
    LIFE,Services
    duck
  • Folks at Home
    Folks at Home
    Wall Wofford
    141 University Avenue
    PO Box 291
    (931) 598-0303
    folksathome.org
    LIFE,Services
    folks
  • Hair Depot
    Hair Depot
    Karen Thorneberry
    17 Lake O’Donnell Rd.
    (931) 598-0033
    LIFE,Services
    haird
  • Josephs Remodeling
    Joseph’s Remodeling Solutions
    Joseph & Alyssa Sumpter
    1244 W. Main Street
    Monteagle, TN 37356
    (931) 598-5565, 924-5565
    C (931) 636-3060, F (877) 797-7990
    josephsremodeling.com
    LIFE,Services
    josephs
  • Locals
    Locals Gallery
    Ashley Charlton, Manager
    49 University Avenue
    (865) 567-5563
    localsatsewanee.com
    ARTS,SHOP
    locals
  • Myers Point
    Myers Point
    John Goodson
    60 University Avenue
    (931) 703-0558
    myerspoint.net
    LIFE
    myers
  • Natural Bridge Catering
    Natural Bridge Events & Catering
    Jayne Slagle
    44 Natural Bridge Rd.
    (931) 598-5566

    naturalbridgeevents.com
    DINE
    natural
  • Regions Bank
    Regions Bank
    Angie Nelson
    69 University Avenue
    (931) 463-3960 • F (931) 463-3985
    regions.com
    LIFE,Services
    regions
  • SAS
    St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School
    Sherri Bergman
    290 Quintard Road
    (931) 598-5651
    sasweb.org
    LIFE,ARTS,Services
    stan
  • Sewanee Civic Association
    Sewanee Civic Association
    Theresa Shackleford
    PO Box 99
    sewaneecivic.org
    LIFE,Services
    sewaneeciv
  • Sewanee Market
    Sewanee Market
    Misty Patel
    28 Lake O’Donnell Rd.
    (931) 598-5700
    SHOP
    sewaneemarket
  • Sewanee Messenger
    Sewanee Mountain Messenger
    Kiki Beavers
    418 St. Mary’s Lane
    (931) 598-9949
    sewaneemessenger.com
    LIFE,Services
    sewaneemount
  • Taylors Mercantile
    Taylor’s Mercantile
    Ken Taylor
    10 University Avenue
    (931) 598-5893
    website
    SHOP
    taylors
  • University of the South
    University of the South
    (Economic & Community Development Dept.)
    David Shipps
    735 University Avenue
    (931) 598-1000
    sewanee.edu
    LIFE,SHOP,DINE,ARTS,Services
    universityof
  • Mauzy Construction
    Wm. C. Mauzy Construction
    Bill Mauzy
    (931) 598-0686
    mauzyconstruction.com
    LIFE,Services
    wm
  • Woodys Bicycles
    Woody’s Bicycles
    Woody Deutsch
    90 Reed’s Lane
    (931) 598-9793
    woodysbicycles.com
    PLAY,SHOP,
    woodys
  • Frame Gallery
    Frame Gallery
    Harriet Runkle
    12569 Sewanee Hwy.
    (931) 463-2300
    framegallerysewanee.com
    LIFE,ARTS,Services
    frame
  • Hub
    HUB International Insurance
    Kyle Hatchett
    1807 Bypass Road
    Winchester, TN
    T: (931) 967-7546
    C: (931) 636-4062
    website
    LIFE,Services
    hub
  • Spare Space
    Spare Space Junk Removal
    Avery Kelleher
    215 Fern Gully Lane
    (931) 308-3092
    LIFE,Services
    spare
  • All Blown Up
    All Blown Up
    Bounce House & Party Rental
    Avery Kelleher
    215 Fern Gully Lane
    (931) 308-3092
    LIFE,PLAY,Services
    allblown
  • Monteagle Tire
    Monteagle Tire
    Avery Kelleher
    904 W. Main Street
    Monteagle, TN
    (931) 924-3414
    LIFE,Services
    monteagletire
  • The Lemon Fair
    The Lemon Fair
    Katherine Evans
    60 University Avenue
    (931) 598-5248
    thelemonfair.com
    SHOP
    lemon
  • Sewanee Holistic
    Sewanee Holistic Health
    Regina Childress
    141 University Avenue
    (931) 636-4806
    sewaneeholistichealth.com
    LIFE,Services
    sewaneeholistic
  • Sewanee Pilates
    Sewanee Pilates
    Bruce Manuel
    261 Bob Stewman Rd.
    (931) 463-2095
    pilatessewanee.com
    LIFE,Services
    sewaneepilates
  • Mooneys
    Mooney’s Market & Emporium
    Joan Thomas
    1265 W. Main Street
    Monteagle, TN
    (931) 924-7400
    mooneysmarketandemporium.com
    SHOP,DINE
    mooneys
  • Monteagle Security
    Monteagle Security Operations
    Michael Roark
    Monteagle, TN
    (931) 924-3216
    monsecurity.com
    Services,LIFE
    monteaglesecurity
  • Farmers Insurance
    Farmers Insurance
    Brett Del Balso
    102 B Betsy Pack Road
    Jasper, TN 37347
    T: (423) 939-1222
    Website
    LIFE,Services
    farmersins
  • My Title
    Adaptive Landscape Lighting
    Paul Evans
    313 University Avenue
    (931) 952-8289
    adaptivelandscapelighting.com
    Services,LIFE
    adaptive
  • AskewArt
    Askew Art Gallery
    Bob Askew
    12567 Sewanee Hwy.
    (931) 636-1873
    askewart.com
    ARTS
    askew
  • My Title
    Beauty By Tabitha
    Tabitha Stines
    91 University Avenue
    (931) 598-5800
    LIFE,Services
    beauty
  • Goodson Wealth
    Goodson Wealth Management
    John Goodson
    1791 Bypass Road
    Winchester, TN 37398
    (931) 968-1127
    goodsonwealth.com
    LIFE,Services
    goodson
  • Tree of Life
    Tree of Life Memoirs
    Pat & Norm West
    700 Haynes Road
    (931) 636-6069
    treeoflifememoirs.com
    LIFE
    tree
  • University Realty
    University Realty
    Lynn Stubblefield, Susan Holmes
    91 University Avenue
    (931) 598-9244
    sewaneehouses.com
    STAY
    universityrealty
  • Cove Creek
    Cove Creek Farm
    Matt Sparacio
    450 Popular Springs Road
    Tracy City, TN 37387
    (856) 296-0217
    covecreekfarm.com
    LIFE
    cove
  • Bodyworks Youniversity
    Bodyworks Youniversity
    Kim Butters
    Currently at American Legion
    (423) 322-1443
    bodyworksyouniversity.com
    LIFE
    body
  • Shenanigans
    Shenanigans
    Bill Elder
    12595 Sewanee Hwy.
    (931) 598-5774
    shenanigans1974.com
    DINE
    shenanigans
  • Sewanee Realty
    Sewanee Realty
    Patsy Truslow
    115 University Avenue
    (931) 598-9200
    sewaneerealty.com
    STAY
    sewaneerealty
  • Fine Arts at the Mountain
    Fine Arts at the Mountain
    Michael & Netta Karr
    91 University Avenue
    (931) 463-2400
    fineartsatthemountain.com
    ARTS,SHOP
    fine
  • Watchpoint
    WatchPoint Analytics
    Shaun Rowles
    C: (865) 803-3453
    watchpointanalytics.com
    LIFE,Services
    watch
  • DeRosset
    DeRosset House AirBNB
    Greg Maynard
    230 Tennessee Avenue
    (931) 598-0274
    LIFE,STAY
    derosset
  • Full Circle
    Full Circle Candles
    Debbie Blinder
    1202 W. Main Street
    Monteagle, TN
    (931) 636-4717
    SHOP
    fullcircle
  • Hallelujah
    Hallelujah Pottery
    Debbie Blinder
    1202 W. Main Street
    Monteagle, TN
    (931) 636-4717
    SHOP
    hallelujah
  • Parish
    Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul on the Mountain (Formerly Otey Memorial)
    Rob Lamborn
    214 University Avenue
    (931) 598-5926
    stmarkstpaul.org
    LIFE
    parish
  • St.Marys
    St. Mary's Sewanee &
    Sisterhood of St. Mary

    (931) 598-0046
    stmaryssewanee.org
    LIFE
    stm
  • University Bookstore
    University Bookstore
    Russell Green
    (931) 598-9474
    sewanee.bncollege.com
    SHOP
    university book
  • mountain
    Mountain Massage
    Matthew Sias
    Currently at American Legion
    LIFE,Services
    mountainm
  • Oakes
    Oakes & Oliver's Modern Mercantile
    Mandi Oakes & Joseph Oliver
    16 Laurel Lake Drive
    Monteagle, TN
    C: (423) 667-7215
    SHOP
    oakes
  • Village Real Estate
    Village Real Estate
    Anne Chenoweth Deutsch
    STAY
    village real
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