Interested in joining The Muletowner? is an initiative by Grow Columbia with the purpose of promoting Columbia TN and its businesses by acting as a practical everyday resource for residents and visitors.

Who are we? 

Grow Columbia is a grassroots movement in Columbia TN to introduce our town, our home, to the world, and support our local businesses and economy, in a way that keeps with the tradition and Southern hospitality of which it was founded. 



President: Lance Penley, Shorn Barbers

Treasurer: Thomas Sneed, Caledonian Financial

Secretary: Bonnie Esslinger, Bleu 32

Creative Director: Laura Roode, Gallery 205

Membership Director: Andy Kenney, Southern Exposure

Board Member: Richard Whittington, Pie Sensations 


Join Us

Are you a business in or around Columbia, Tennessee with a vested interest in the healthy, sustainable growth of our town and its economy? We can’t wait to have you as part of the Grow Columbia family. You’ll be supporting initiatives such as The Muletowner Sundowner festival series,, and marketing campaigns that promote Columbia. And you’ll also be a part of a supportive network of other business owners in the area. 


Business Membership Rates:

$75/mo (month-to-month)

$800/year (full year commitment) save $100

Corporate Sponsorship


At the sponsorship level, corporations will be represented in Grow Columbia’s signage and branding. 



Membership Options


We thank you for your partnership and support.