downtown franklin

The MSNBC program “Your Business with JJ Ramberg,” the second longest-running program on the network, featured small businesses in downtown Franklin and Leiper’s Fork in a special episode on Sunday, November 19. The annual half-hour episode spotlighting locally-owned small businesses has become a holiday tradition for the show and will also air again on Shop Small Saturday, November 25.

Each year Ramberg and the producers behind “Your Business” select a town to feature because of its vibrant small business community as part of their efforts to promote Small Business Saturday. In the episode businesses along Franklin’s historic Main Street such as Savory Spice Shop, GRAYS on Main, Landmark Booksellers and Walton’s Jewelry, among others, were featured along with how the Franklin Theatre is emblematic of the community’s commitment to preservation. The “Your Business” episode also showcased the unique village of Leiper’s Fork and made stops at several of the village’s shops and the Leiper’s Fork Distillery.

“We are thrilled that ‘Your Business with JJ Ramberg’ identified Franklin as a model for what shopping local and creating a supportive business community can be like,” said Visit Franklin President & CEO Ellie Westman Chin. “Locals have long known what a treasure we have in the local shops that call Franklin home; now another national audience will be introduced to Franklin’s charm, hopefully inspiring them to visit and experience it for themselves too.”

As America’s most important shopping weekend approaches, Visit Franklin also has exclusive deals coming to its Visitor Center and online store. Shoppers who spend $50 or more in the Visitor Center located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Franklin, will receive a free travel tin candle. The candles come in four exclusive scents of Franklin, Main Street, 1864, and Tennessee and are hand poured locally by Southern Firefly Candle Company.

Cyber Monday will bring exclusive sales to subscribers of the Visit Franklin e-Newsletter. Subscribers will have the opportunity to spin a virtual wheel for a chance at deals such as 25 percent off, free shipping, free #FranklinTN t-shirt, and more. To sign up for the e-Newsletter here or at

Click here to get a preview of the episode.