Chamber "At Work" News Brief 

Business After Hours TONIGHT
Join us for this month's Business After Hours hosted by Forcum Lannom Materials tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   They will be introducing the new flooring showroom with an evening of food from Blackberry Hill Catering and door prizes like an outdoor grill and set of adirondack chairs so make sure you come by after work!  Forcum Lannom Materials is located at 2100 Pioneer Road in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Recent News and Events

Main Street Farmers Market

The Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market is a 100 % Producer-Only market selling local produce and crafts. The Farmers Market is open from  5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  every Tuesday and Saturday at 335 Clark Avenue in downtown Dyersburg . The market opens mid-June  and continues through September. 

 

For updates and information, please join the Facebook group, Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market, and visit us at the River Park.   You may also contact Steve Guttery at (731) 285-3433 with any questions about the Farmers Market. 

 

The Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market is operated by the Foundation of the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce through its Main Street Program of Downtown Development. We grow what we sell! 



Legislative Coffee

The Chamber held an end of the session Legislative Coffee on May 22nd featuring updates from Senator Mark Norris, Senator Ed Jackson, Representative Craig Fitzhugh and Representative Bill Sanderson.  The legislative coffees are always free and open to the public.  They provided a great opportunity for the community to meet and greet government officials and representatives.  


Industry Appreciation Cookout
Every year as an expression of our gratitude, the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Industry Appreciation Cookout for all of our exsisting industries.   Throughout the year, we are constantly working towards recruiting new industries to our area and this event is our way of reminding our exsisting industries of how much they mean to us and our community.  This year's Cookout was held on Thursday, May 28th at The Lannom Center.  Guest Speaker, Commissioner Burns Phillips, spoke about labor and workforce development in Tennessee.  Each year, we give out three awards for Industry of the Year categorized by number of employees.  This year's Industry of the Year Awards went to Firestone with 1 to 200 employees, Nortek with 201 to 499 employees and Ermco with 500 plus employees.  All three of these industries along with our other industries have gone above and beyond for the community and we appreciate all of their hardwork in doing so.

Dachser Ribbon Cutting and Open House


Dachser, a family-owned company founded in 1930 with headquarters in Kempten, Germany is a leading logistics provider with a global network of 437 locations and 5.3 billion Euro revenue in 2014. Dachser employs 25,000 professionals globally and handles a total of 73.7 million shipments annually. Founded in 1972, Dachser Transport of America, Inc. (Dachser USA) is the U.S. subsidiary of Dachser. Dachser USA is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Charlotte, Dallas and St. Louis. In July 2014, Dachser opened its latest office and warehouse located in Dyersburg, serving the Memphis and Nashville area. At this location Dachser offers warehousing, supply chain management, milk-run services and production replenishment with its proprietary software Mikado ensuring global warehousing standards. Dachser works as customs broker and is C-TPAT certified. As a distribution center Dachser also offers nationwide distribution and access to its global Air & Sea Logistics network. The location was officially inaugurated with a ribbon cutting and opening event on June 4th. Mayor John Holden and former Mayor Richard Hill were present to celebrate with Dachser USA who also set up a fundraiser for the 2014 TSSAA Division 1 AA Tennessee state champions, the Dyersburg Lady Trojans. According to Frank Guenzerodt, president and CEO of Dachser USA, the United States is vitally important for the company and therefore the focus remains on expanding the organization over the next few years. As Dachser grows with more locations worldwide it is important to have a substantial network in the U.S. 'For us, it's very important to be able to support the Dachser organizations on a global scale, and for that we need to continue to grow aggressively in North America.' The goal for Dachser is to have 25 locations in the U.S. by 2018.

Dyer County Adult Leadership

The 2014-2015 Dyer County Adult Leadership class has completed their last session of the class with Law Enforcement Day with the Dyersburg Police Department.  The class has since completed their group project by building reading rooms at McIver's Grant Public Library.  The class along with Dyer County Leadership Alumni hosted a Business Before Hours on June 10th at the Library to showcase their project and the leadership program.  The class officially graduated from the program on June 5th.  For more information about Dyer County Adult Leadership please contact Steve Guttery at (731) 285-3433 or sguttery@dyerchamber.com. 
SDG Primary & Immediate Care Ribbon Cutting

The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at SDG Primary & Immediate Care, the newest clinic in Newbern, on Wednesday, June 10th.   SDG's Nurse Practitioners, Laura Beth West, Jeff Hampton and Stephanie Sells, were joined by Chamber Diplomats, government officials, family and friends for the ceremony.  Mayor Young presented a plaque to the team at SDG Primary & Immediate Care in support of their new business and future success.  With offices in Halls and Newbern, SDG Primary & Immediate Care is ready to serve and treat West Tennessee.  At SDG, walk-ins are gladly accepted so feel free to come by either office.  The Newbern office is located at 108 East Drive and the phone number is (731) 627-3553.  The Halls office is located at 201 South Front Street and the phone number is (731) 836-5617.  You can also visit their website, www.sdgprimarycare.com, or Facebook page, SDG Primary & Immediate Care, for more information about their clinic. 

Upcoming Meetings and Events
    



Every Tuesday and Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
335 Clark Avenue in Downtown Dyersburg

Every Thursday in June and July from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Chick-fil-A of Dyersburg, 2440 Lake Road

Tuesday, June 23rd, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2100 Pioneer Road, Dyersburg, TN

Tuesday, July 21st, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Lannom Center

Wednesday, July 22nd, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
J.C. Sawyers Stadium at Dyersburg High School

Friday, July 24th, and Saturday, July 25th
Dyer County Fairgrounds

For more information about these Chamber events or any upcoming community events please click the "Learn More" button or visit our website, www.dyerchamber.com.  Don't forget to add your next event to the Events Calendar!
Member News

TCAT-NEWBERN CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ANNUAL BUSINESS & INDUSTRY APPRICATION FISH FRY



"It's a great time to be in higher education in Tennessee," stated TCAT-Newbern Director Donna Hastings as she welcomed the over 600 special guests to the TCAT-Newbern campus on Thursday, May 21st for their annual Business & Industry Appreciation Fish Fry. Among those special guests were TCAT Vice Chancellor James King, State Representative Bill Sanderson, Senator Mark Norris, and Senator Ed Jackson. 

Mrs. Hastings went on to give a brief history of TCAT-Newbern stating that "Governor Ellington was in office in 1965 when the funds were appropriated for the school and Governor Clement was the sitting Governor when the school opened. They had seen fit to offer this training opportunity to fill the skills gap that was facing our great State and also to strengthen the skills of the Vietnam War veterans coming home. All the training was FREE."

From 1965 through the mid-80s, manufacturing was strong and Tennesseans were proud to work in factories, drive trucks, and be auto mechanics, nurses, machinist and electricians. But somewhere along the way, parents and educators began to tell kids that everyone needed a four year degree or they would be thought of as unsuccessful. It certainly made a mess of things. "Due to that mind set we are now finding ourselves in a terrible situation in this country regarding, what it means to be successful, and that all work is honorable work," said Mrs. Hastings.

Fast forward 50 years and Governor Haslam and our legislatures have seen fit to allow us to offer training to fill the skills gap that is facing our great State and the training is tuition FREE. Through the Tennessee Promise that gives free tuition to all graduating seniors and the Tennessee Reconnect that gives free tuition to all independent Tennessee adults we are finally back on the road to improving our country, our State and most importantly our region. We have seen more than 43,000 people through our training programs over the last 50 years.

"Let me leave you with something I heard last week and I am stealing it. 'The fight against poverty begins with a JOB.' TCAT Newbern's sole purpose is to train students with skills to allow them to go to work. All Work is honorable."


DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA
AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognized as a Top Performing Attraction as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World's Largest Travel Site

Union City, TN - June 1st, 2015- Discovery Park of America today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor? Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business's tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

"Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Discovery Park and we'd like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor," said Mary Nita Bondurant, Marketing Director at Discovery Park. "There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one's customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence."

"TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site," said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. "By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive increasing hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition."
 

URGENT TEAM ENCOURAGES SAFETY FIRST THIS SUMMER

Dyersburg, Tennessee, (June 09, 2015)- Urgent Team, one of the largest and fastest growing independent operators of urgent care centers across the Southeast, is encouraging safety first this summer and always.

As the weather is warmer and more people are out of school or on vacation, it becomes increasingly important to be aware of safety precautions that can be taken in order to increase the likelihood of summer being a safe and fun season for all. A few simple steps such as applying sunscreen, wearing proper safety gear for physical activities, and staying hydrated are easy ways to possibly prevent and avoid injury or illness this summer.

"Summer is an exciting time for most people," says Lynn Scarbrough, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Urgent Team, "Many people are more active during the summer months than they are the rest of the year, this can lead to increased injuries as people often do not take the proper safety precautions."

One topic that often makes a splash during summer is pool safety, says Scarbrough. "It is important that parents monitor their children while swimming, even when a lifeguard is present. Also, using flotation devices that are appropriate to the age and size of your child is essential as well as reapplying sunscreen after swimming according to the directions on the label."
The best way to have fun this summer is to ensure you and your family are safe during all of your activities. Please reach out to your local Urgent Team Center if you have any questions or would like more information on how to stay safe this summer.

About Urgent Team
Urgent Team is one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast, delivering quality and affordable family healthcare at over 15 locations throughout Arkansas, North Mississippi and Tennessee. Urgent Team's convenient, walk-in centers provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Urgent Team's online and mobile sites allow patients to find a convenient location and register prior to visiting a center. Urgent Team's corporate headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit UrgentTeam.com.



EXECUTIVE IMPACT ANNOUNCES NEWEST ADDITION TO THE TEAM

Our business is growing! Executive Impact is excited to announce the addition of Chris Doyle as an Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant to the EI Team!

For the past 25 years, Chris has been a results-driven business executive and leader in the IT and Telecommunications industries. His industry pedigree has been demonstrated throughout various marketing, product management and operational functions serving an array of technology and telecom firms. Chris is a dynamic and energetic Executive Coach, Speaker, Author, and Business Generalist who uses humor, music, real-life experiences, and faith-based principles to help leaders, executives and teams. "We count it an honor to have Chris as the newest member of our team," says Alissa DeWitt, Founder/CEO & Executive Coach at Executive Impact.


Executive Impact is a West Tennessee based organizational development firm focused onincreasing culture capital by empowering leaders and developing high performance teams. Having served the West Tennessee market since 2009, we look forward to continually expanding our programs and services to empower   values-driven organizations and to positively impact individuals within those organizations, both locally and abroad.




DACHSER INCREASES REVENUE BY 5.2 PERCENT IN 2014 
TO 5.3 BILLION EURO
Shipments rise by 4.4 percent to 73.7 million, and tonnage grows by 5.1 percent

ATLANTA (April 14, 2015) -DACHSER reports 5.2 percent growth in additional revenue for fiscal year 2014. Including revenue from corporate holdings, the two Business Fields*, Road Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics, grew by 5.0 percent and 8.0 percent, respectively.

"A lively spring was followed by an extraordinarily strong fall," said Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER, in summarizing the year's events. "The trend toward outsourcing internationally complex logistics in particular has made a contribution to the company's organic growth."

Simon expects integrated supply chain solutions for multinational customers to be one of the major sources of growth in upcoming years. He stated, "Our global network, enhanced by our customized contract logistics solutions in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., as well as our own air and sea freight network allow us to create complete supply chains."

According to Simon, growth through expansion of networks is finished except for ongoing enhancements. DACHSER is now able to leverage its interlinked logistics services to achieve particularly sustainable growth.

Business Development Details
The consistent export strategy of European subsidiaries has paid off for the DACHSER European Logistics (EL) Road Logistics Business Line, in addition to the traditionally strong performance of the 'EL Germany' Business Unit. For example, the 'EL North Central Europe,' 'EL France & Maghreb,' and 'EL Iberia' Business Units made significant contributions to the 5.3% growth in revenue. Shipping figures increased by 5.5%; tonnage rose by 6.3%.

The Road Logistics Business Line of DACHSER Food Logistics experienced 3.7% growth in revenue and profited from strong use of capacity in consumer goods contract logistics. In addition, rising demand for cross-border food shipments in the European Food Network had a positive effect.
Finally, the Air & Sea Logistics Business Field also continued its global growth trend in 2014. The positive trend in sea freight was the decisive factor in the successful fiscal year.

Revenue at a glance:
 

Focus on agility and process orientation
DACHSER started off 2015 by changing its legal form to an SE (Societas Europaea). "By taking this action, we have created maximum legal security for our future growth as an international company, and at the same time secured our independence as a 100% family-owned company," explains Simon. The new management structure, which was created in the process, has eight operational Business Units under the globally active Executive Board. This reinforces our decentralized business strategy, which gives us the ability to make decisions flexibly and quickly. "In this way," continues Simon, "we can ensure proximity to our customers, and write the next chapter in our success story."

* About the terms "Business Field," "Business Line" and "Business Unit":
Along with the change in legal form to a Societas Europaea (SE), DACHSER has reorganized its management structure, changing the designations in the process. The company provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services within two fundamental Business Fields: DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics and DACHSER Road Logistics. Road Logistics is further divided into two Business Lines: DACHSER European Logistics (industrial goods) and DACHSER Food Logistics. With the Business Lines, DACHSER emphasizes the three pillars on which the company's business model is based.
At the organizational level, DACHSER has created eight operational Business Units: In addition to DACHSER Food Logistics, there are the regional units European Logistics (EL) Germany, EL North Central Europe, EL France & Maghreb, and EL Iberia, as well as Air & Sea Logistics (ASL) EMEA, ASL Americas, and ASL Asia Pacific.

ABOUT DACHSER
DACHSER, a family-owned company operating globally and headquartered in Kempten, Germany, is one of the leading logistics providers in Europe. DACHSER provides comprehensive transport logistics, warehousing, and customer-specific services in three business lines: DACHSER European Logistics, DACHSER Food Logistics, and DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics. Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary services, such as contract logistics, consulting and advisory services, and industry-specific solutions round out the company's offerings. A seamless transport network-both in Europe and overseas-and information technology that is fully integrated into all its systems provide intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.
For more information about DACHSER, please visit www.dachser.com.

ABOUT DACHSER USA
Founded in 1972, DACHSER Transport of America Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered DACHSER SE. The company is a leading global logistics provider employing nearly 25,000 professionals and handling 73.7 million shipments annually. DACHSER USA is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Charlotte, Dallas and St. Louis. DACHSER USA offers optimal access to international markets and ensures seamless integration of all import and export activities via air or ocean to and from Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.dachser.us.

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276 Bishop Road
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 285-2229


Tennessee Rehabilitation Center Dyersburg
1365 Morgan Road
Dyersburg, TN 
(731) 286-8313

Membership Renewals

Davis Wealth Services
Developmental Skills Center
UT Dyer County Extension Service
Priority Alarm Services, Inc.
YMCA of Dyer County
Dyersburg Electric System
FMY Orthodontics PC
Rent One
Anderson Brace and Limb
City Drug Company
Sleep Inn & Suites Hotel
Tencom Services
Delta Autoplex
Bethel University - Associates Degree Program
Central West TN Association of Realtors
Dyersburg Region UT Knoxville Alumni Chapter
Young Williams Child Support Services
Hampton Inn
Manpower West Tennessee
Sisbro Management, LLC

Care Rite, PLLC 

Hilliard W. L. Lyons, LLC 

The Farms