Good Morning!
May 9, 2016

TRIVIA
Question: USS Lexington- What was this gunboat busy doing on April 1st, 1862?
First person to answer correctly will win 10% off of their purchase from a store in the downtown location.
Last Weeks Winner- Leeann Hays, Congratulations!












Please Join Us at Scotts Hill City Park. 
May 18th, 2016
10:00 a.m.



HENDERSON COUNTY VIDEO

On May 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. The Henderson County Video was released. We wanted to take the time to thank the sponsors who helped make this possible.


Remax Unlimited
Coca Cola
First Pentecostal Church
Benefits First
First Bank.

Thank you for all you have done! 

To view the video please refer to the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page or click the link below. 
https://www.facebook.com/Henderson-County-Chamber-of-Commerce-108717375820429/                                                                                       
Second Harvest Food Bank

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is a member of Feeding America, the nation's Food Bank Network. There are five food banks in the state of Tennessee that are affiliated with Feeding America. The Food Bank provides food to hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, individuals and families in need through Food Bank agencies. 

On May 6th, 2016 The Second Harvest Food Bank from First United Methodist Church helped families in need. They helped serve the community and it was a huge success. 





 

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5K Pink Color Run & 1 Mile Walk
Gene Record Memorial Park in Henderson, TN
Hosted by Southwest Human Resource Agency
Benefiting Brandy Davis
May 15, 2016



Check in and Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
A Pink balloon release and survivor's lap will be at 8:30 a.m.
Race begins at 9:00 a.m.

The entry fee is $20 for forms received by May 2nd and $25 fro forms received after that date.

 Racers will receive medals for 1st - 3rd place overall and 
1st - 3rd places for each age decision both male and female.

Registration forms can be picked up at 
Southwest Human Resource Agency, 1527 White Avenue, Henderson
or found online at www.swhra.org 

All proceeds will go to the Brandy Davis Benefit Fund at Chester County Bank.


For more information please call  Christy McMahan or Amy Faulkner at  (731) 989-5111 
or email cmcmahan.swhra@yahoo.com  or amyfaulkner@yahoo.com

USEFUL TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS/MANAGERS
 
-The Fifteen Most Powerful Words-
 
Words are important.  There are over one-half million of these in the English Language, but some are more important than others. Oddly enough, the most powerful words are not the words we use most often.
 
Texting, phone calls, one-on-one conversations, blog posts, comments on those blog posts, emails, social media posts, conference calls and video chats are good reasons to develop an extensive vocabulary.
 
Every one of those interactions features a language, specific words and word combinations that we hope will help to get us what we want and reduce the frequency of misunderstandings.
 
Consider using these 15 words to be a better leader, close more business and be a better friend.
 
The 15 most important words:
  • 'I am proud of you.'  5
  • 'What do you think?'4
  • 'Will you please?'     3           
  • 'Thank you.'              2
  • A person's name is the most powerful word you can ever use with him or her.  1= 15
 
If you would like more information on this or other topics, a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL visit with Ron Acree, Director of the TSBDC, (JSCC), may be helpful.  This counseling is offered as an additional service of this Chamber of Commerce.  Contact the Chamber for more information 
Young Touchstone Awarded a Department of Defense Award
ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) was established in 1972 as part of the Department of Defense. It promotes cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and members of the National Guard and Reserve. The ESGR are volunteers; there are 150 ESGR volunteers in the state and only three paid employees. The GSGR grants a series of Department of Defense awards annually, including those to employers who show outstanding support to Guard and Reserve employees. Young Touchstone is a finalist for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Young Touchstone would be the first West Tennessee business outside Shelby County to win the award. Young Touchstone was chosen from among 3,000 nominees nationwide to be among 30 finalists for 15 awards that will be presented August 16, 2016 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Wade receiving a Department of Defense award from Carl Lambert



George Parker receiving a Department of Defense Award from Carl Lambert

Are you in need of a Yellowbook ? Come by the Chamber Office and get one FREE!


                                                                                                 


                                                                                          







     









2016 Mission Statement:

Provide support to our local government leaders, as we work together to promote the best interests of the business community. Provide support to economic and industrial development. Promote local tourism through Community Activities and t he Retired TN Program to improve the quality of life in our community and the region.

Kim Douglass
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce