Chamber "At Work" News Brief
Dyersburg/Dyer County Receives Top National Rankings for Industry

Dyersburg/Dyer County recently received nationwide recognition for growth in facility projects per capita. Dyersburg is listed as one of the top 10 micropolitans across the United States and Dyer County is listed as the top winner of The Big Muddy Cup by Site Selection magazine. For the full story from the State Gazette please click the following link, http://www.stategazette.com/story/2175667.html.

Recent News and Events
Business Before Hours - Tennessee Realty

On Thursday, February 12th, Tennessee Realty hosted our second Business Before Hours event of the year. Chamber members and guests were invited to the new Tennessee Realty office that morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and coffee. Guests were greeted at the front door and welcomed in by Leigh Anne Walker, where they could sign in on the guestbook and receive a tour of the new office space. Towards the end of the event, there was a drawing for a $100 cash give away. Membership Director, Hannah Caylor said, "Tennessee Realty did a fantastic job of making this event a fun and inviting one for our Chamber members."

Tennessee Realty is located at 575 Mall Blvd in Suite G in Dyersburg, Tennessee. You can contact their office at (731) 285-4555 or visit their website, www.dyersburgtn.com, and Facebook page, Tennessee Realty Official Fan Page, for more information.

Our next Business After Hours will be on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Amteck.  If your business would like to host a Business Before Hours or Business After Hours,  please contact Membership Director, Hannah Caylor, at  hcaylor@dyerchamber.com.

 
The Sandbox Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, February 13, 2015 the Chamber of Commerce hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony at The Sandbox, our newest Chamber members. Owner, Ellen Akin, was joined by friends and family, Chamber Diplomats, and both the County Mayor, Chris Young, and City Mayor, John Holden, for the ceremony.

The Sandbox is a children's clothing shop filled with the cutest clothes and accessories you could imagine for your little ones. They are located at 620 Mall Blvd, Suite D2, in Dyersburg behind the Dyersburg Mall. They are open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Sandbox also has a Facebook page and Instagram account that they post all of their newest products and latest deals on so be sure to follow and like them on social media. For more information, please contact the store owner, Ellen Akin, at (731) 325-5564.
 
Dyer County Adult Leadership

The Dyer County Adult Leadership completed Education Day in Dyer County on Tuesday, March 10th, with stops at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Northview Middle School and Dyer County High School.  Earlier in the year on Janurary 13th, the leaders completed Education Day in Dyersburg by visiting Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg High School and Christ Classical Academy.

 

Their next Leadership adventure will be the trip to Nashville to visit the Tennessee State Capitol on April 14th and 15th.

 


Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets Annual Meeting

The Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets (TAFM) recently held their Annual Meeting
 and Conference at Paris Landing State Park. Farmers Market Managers all  across Tennesseee from Bristol to Memphis were there to learn about food safety, market  regulations, taxes, farm inspections and marketing. Steve Guttery, Director of Downtown Development and Leadership for the Chamber was re-elected as President of the Association. TAFM provides educational opportunities, market certification and networking and represents the interests of Farmers Market Managers in Tennessee.

Make sure you come out and join us for opening day of the Dyersburg Main Street Farmers Market on Saturday, June 13, 2015!  For more information about the Main Street Farmers Market please join the Facebook group, Main Street Dyersburg Farmers Market.

 
Legislative Coffee

The first Coffee of the 109th General  Assembly Session was held at the Lannom Center on Monday, March 16th. The Legislative Coffee had  been rescheduled after inclement weather cancelled the first attempt last month.  State Representative, Bill Sanderson, and State Senator, Ed Jackson, addressed concerns about a variety of topics including healthcare for Tennesseans, longevity pay for State employees, Fuel Taxes for road repair and pay raises for teachers.   As always, our Legislative Coffees are free and open to the public and we had another great turn out for this one.
 
Upcoming Meetings and Events

Ribbon Cutting for NWA Mid South
Friday, March 20th, at 4:00 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting for Life Choices
Tuesday, March 31st, at 11:30 a.m.

Mayor Young's Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4th, at 1:00 p.m.

Monthly 12@12
Tuesday, April 21st, at 12:00 p.m.

Business After Hours - Amteck
Tuesday, April 28th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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.  Dont forget to add your next event to the Events Calendar!
Member News
First Citizens National Bank Recognizes Teammates For AAP Accreditation

On February 10, 2015, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association will partner with the Regional Payments Associations to honor the more than 4,000 Accredited ACH Professionals (AAP) as part of National AAP Recognition Day. Celebrated annually on the second Tuesday of February, National AAP Recognition Day highlights the importance of the AAP accreditation, as well as celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs nationwide.  This year, NACHA, the Regional Payments Associations, and more than 1,700 organizations will be celebrating National AAP Recognition Day in unique ways across the country. 

First Citizens National Bank joins NACHA in recognizing four of the bank's teammates, Janiece Wright, Kelly Seaton, Angie Sawyer andDana Ramey, who hold the AAP designation.  Judy Long, Chief Operations Officer, stated "This accreditation is supported by NACHA as a means to educate ACH professionals on new developments in the ACH network.  The internet and rapidly changing technology have greatly impacted the way cash management products and services are sold, delivered, supported and used.  By earning this prestigious designation a 'payment professional' increases their credibility and value to corporate customers.  First Citizens National Bank is very proud to have four Accredited ACH Professionals on the bank's team." 

NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association manages the development, administration, and governance of the ACH Network, the backbone for the electronic movement of money and data.  The AAP credential is the standard of excellence in ACH payments competency, and it is viewed by regulators and examiners as indicative of an organization's commitment to compliance with the NACHA Operating Rules and sound risk management practices to support the safe, secure, and reliable ACH Network. 

NWA MID SOUTH WRESTLING TO FEATURE REALITY STAR SATURDAY

DYERSBURG, TN, MARCH 16, 2015 NWA
Mid South Wrestling, a locally owned sports entertainment company, is excited to announce today that a reality star will be a feature of this Saturday's event. The event will take place at the Herb Welch Wrestle Plex, located at 1827 Saint John Avenue, with a 7:30 PM bell time.

In additon to Riviera, former NWA Worlds Champion Rob Conway will be in action taking on local favorite 6'8" Gaylon Summers in the main event. Conway, was under contract with WWE for 7 years and is known as the "Iron Man". Several other matches will take place with the NWA Mid South Wrestling Heavyweight Champion "Golden Boy" Greg Anthony, Max Loon, and several others.Matt Riviera has appeared on Bravo Network's Millionaire Matchmaker and VH1's Millionaire Matchmaker. Riviera is an active wrestler for the National Wrestling Alliance and is the reigning NWA Western States Heritage Champion. Known as "The Loverboy", Riviera is excited about the event and defending his championship. "I'm looking forward to coming to Dyersburg this Saturday," said Riviera in a recent interview with nwamidsouth.com. "I haven't wrestled in the area since I was just starting out in the wrestling business. Dyersburg loves its' wrestling and I'm excited about catching up with the fans in the area again."

The Herb Welch Wrestle Plex is a new venue to the area which hosts live wrestling every Saturday night, as well as a wrestling school throughout the week where aspiring wrestlers can learn their craft.

A meet and greet with Riviera, Conway, Summers, and Anthony will take place at the venue Friday, March 20th from 4 to 6 PM. The first 100 kids to show up will receive a free grab bag, autographs will be available, and pictures may be taken. A live radio remote will host ticket giveaways and members of the Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to host the official ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 PM.

Tickets are $5 and discounts are available to students and military. Kids 5 and under will be admitted free. For more information, fans are encouraged to log on to www.nwamidsouth.com, call 6124921793, or email nwamidsouth@gmail.com .

Welcome New Members!

The Massage Studio 
1365 Flowering Dogwood Lane Suite B
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (731) 325-5637
www.themassagestudio.xyz
Facebook: The Massage Studio 

NWA Mid South 
1110 Palmer Street
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (731) 445-4754
Facebook: NWA Mid South
DEX Imaging 
138 B Vann Drive
Jackson, TN
Phone: (731) 668-8848

Sake Japanese Steakhouse 
2495 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Phone: (731) 478-6228
Facebook: Sake Japanese Steakhouse
Membership Renewals

Rick Hill Nissan

Rogers Plumbing, Heating, Air

Anderson Printing & Office Products DBA

Dyersburg & West TN Business Machines

Bikini Bottoms Off Road Park

Bill Adcock

Dachser Transport of America, Inc.

Dyer County Farm Bureau

First Citizens National Bank

Forever Communications, Inc.

Green Thumb of Dyersburg, LLC

Precision Auto Body Dyersburg

Security Bank - Dyersburg

Tenn Ark Crop Service Inc.


Tri-County Farmers Equipment Inc.

Triple T Tire & Alignment

Aramark Uniform Service

Computer Training Support Services, LLC

Executive Impact

First State

Superior Fire Protection, Inc.

The Massage Studio

Cape Regional Eye Center

Dyersburg Tax Service

Eaton Corporation-6031

Dyersburg Pediatric Dentistry

NWA Mid South

Caris Healthcare

Choctaw Transportation Co. Inc.

Dyersburg Health Care and Rehabilitation


McGehee, Nicholson, Burke, Architects Inc.

Caterpillar-DTF

Chick-fil-a

Omni-Tech Manufacturing

Woodmen of the World

4-Evergreen Lawn Service

City Liquor

Dot Foods, Inc.

Dyer County Tax Assessor

SRG Global, Inc.

Adams and Reese Attorneys at Law

Dyersburg Electric System

Dyer County Circuit Court Clerk

Reed Properties

Sake Japanese Steakhouse