Franklin & Leiper’s Fork Spotlighted in MSNBC Shop Small Saturday Feature

FRANKLIN, Tenn.  – The MSNBC program “Your Business with JJ Ramberg,” the second longest-running program on the network, will spotlight Franklin, Tennessee and several of the locally-owned businesses lining its historic Main Street in a special episode first airing Sunday, November 19, at 6:30 a.m. CST. 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 upcoming episode businesses along Franklin’s historic Main Street such as Landmark Booksellers and Walton’s Jewelry, among others, will be featured along with how the Franklin Theatre is emblematic of the community’s commitment to preservation. The “Your Business” episode will also showcase the unique village of Leiper’s Fork and make 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, they 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. Those who are not already subscribers can sign up for the e-Newsletter here or at


 The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. The WCCVB stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at


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