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Real TN Stories: Jenna Cole-Wilson

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 | 10:00am

Jenna Cole-Wilson, Executive Director of Benton County/Camden Chamber of Commerce.

Benton Co., Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development teamed up with Gov. Haslam's office to launch a social media campaign called Real Tennessee Stories, a collaborative effort extending across state government. The campaign showcases the real relationships citizens build with state employees in providing services for the citizens of the state.

Among the Tourist Development nominees is Benton County's Jenna Cole-Wilson, executive director of the Benton County/Camden Chamber of Commerce for her efforts to keep the Patsy Cline Memorial funded and open to the public.

Jenna was determined to protect the plane crash site in Camden of legendary artist Patsy Cline. To verify people around the world were visiting the site, she created a check-in board for Facebook users to pinpoint where they were from. As a result, Jenna proved the value of the site for tourism and was able to get the local support she needed.

I pour countless hours of heart and hard work into this job because I love Benton County and the great state of Tennessee.

Tennessee Tourism is committed to partnering with passionate leaders like Jenna in #serving TN, equipping them with the resources necessary to support their communities.

In addition to Jenna Cole-Wilson, The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development nominated six others to be featured as one of the Real Tennessee Stories. They are all shining examples of what compassion, perseverance and dedication to serving can do for a community. The department is proud to feature their stories on and the department's industry Facebook page with the hashtag #servingTN March 5-14.

Real TN Stories is a social media campaign focused on telling the true stories of Tennesseans who provide critical, often overlooked, public services to their fellow citizens. The campaign is fundamentally a collaborative effort, coordinated by the Governor's Office and extending across state government during the week of March 5, 2018. By uniting the diverse work of Tennessee State Government under a common theme, Real TN Stories will shine a bright light on how state government positively impacts the average Tennessean in both ordinary and extraordinary ways every single day by #servingTN.