TO: All BBB Tennessee Valley/Columbia Accredited Businesses & Media
FROM: Kathleen Calligan, CEO
BBB Middle Tennessee, Inc.
April 4, 2013
Kari Chunn Named Branch Manager, BBB Tennessee Valley/Columbia
BBB Middle Tennessee is pleased to introduce Kari A. Chunn, Branch Manager, BBB TN Valley/Columbia. Kari completed management training in the Nashville BBB headquarters office, March 28. April 1st she assumed branch manager duties at the Tennessee Valley office, 502 North Garden Street, Columbia , TN.
The BBB Tennessee Valley branch office received over 56,000 service requests in 2012 from consumers inquiring about businesses located in the 8 counties served by the BBB branch office located in Columbia, TN. Established in 1999, BBB Tennessee Valley serves businesses and consumers of Maury, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Giles, Franklin, Moore, Perry, Wayne and Lewis counties. Paul Watson, First State Bank, serves as 2012/2013 Advisory Board Chair, BBB Tennessee Valley/Columbia.
The Top 5 industries receiving the most consumer inquiries in 2012: Roofing Contractors, Auto Dealers, Manufacturers, Insurance, Cabinet Makers. BBB Tennessee Valley also assisted consumers with over 200 complaints, 82% of which were satisfactorily resolved within 21 days of contacting BBB.
Kari, a native of Minnesota, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN in 1997. From 1997 to May 2005 Kari taught fifth grade English in classrooms in Bloomington, MN, Collierville and Memphis, TN.
Kari relocated to Thompson Station, TN in 2007 where she pursued a new career in business management with firms located in Franklin and Nashville. In 2009 Kari joined Olive Garden/Darden as a certified Trainer developing restaurant performance standards, employee training, opening new stores and dining experience connections with Olive Garden guests. Kari lives in Thompson Station with her husband Stacy and daughter Maria.
The annual BBB Tennessee Valley “Shred-It Protect Your Identity” event will be hosted by First Commerce Bank, 500 N Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg, TN from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, Saturday, April 20.
Kari can be reached at 931-388-4154 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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