Opened in 1978 in the small town of Westpoint TN, entrepreneur Jim Beavers founded Beavers Tie & Lumber, where his sister, Jenny joined him in 1979.

 In 1980, he moved operations of the business to the Chalk Creek community just South of Waynesboro where it still stands today, not without challenges. On April 16, 1998, the “forgotten F5” tornado that came through Wayne County completely leveled the business, along with many residences. Curtis Lumber Company, located in Crump, TN, was generous enough to let Jim set up business to continue production as usual. The outpouring support from the competitor during this time is beyond generous.   No layoffs for any employees in the 6 weeks it took to rebuild.

Beavers Tie & Lumber provides over a million feet of hardwood a month to the Southeast and Midwest part of the United states and purchases their hardwood lumber from 20 different sawmills in 3 states.

This business has 18 employees presently and are actively involved in The Butterfly Foundation year-round. 


Wayne County is recognized as a Silver Level TVA Sustainable Community. Click Here for more info.

Bonnie Blue Farm, one of our chamber members, was in a video segment about how they care for their dairy goats.

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Welcome to

 Wayne County, Tennessee!"Your Business Grows Here"

Our Vision

Continuous preservation and enhancement of the quality of life in the Wayne County area.

Our Mission

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing and promoting business and industry in the Wayne County area by using all available resources to provide service, guidance and support for all our members.

The Chamber Board of Directors meet quarterly at the Chamber headquarters in Room 301 of the Court House.

2017 Board of Directors Scheduled Meeting Dates:
          April 13, 2017
          July 13, 2017
          October 12, 2017

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Contact us

Address: 100 Court Circle Rm. 301, Waynesboro, TN 38485

Phone: +1 (931) 722-3575


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The chamber relies on community support to fulfill its mission of serving the families and businesses of Wayne County and the surrounding area. Membership in the chamber is a good investment in your business and your community. Join us today!

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"Wayne County Chamber of Commerce" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Tennessee , P.O. Box 574, Waynesboro, TN 38485

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