January 2018 Newsletter

Check out articles and pictures from December and
stay up to date on what we are doing this January !
Leaders Credit Union Carries out 2nd Annual "From Leaders with Love" Goodwill Project
JACKSON, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2017) – Leaders Credit Union , a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., spread holiday cheer around the community with their second annual, “From Leaders with Love” project. Each branch and department adopted a project in the community and carried it out over the past... Read more here
Business Matters: Davis Wealth Services
Thank you to Davis Wealth Services for sponsoring our December Business Matters! They also brought an awesome hot chocolate bar for attendees to enjoy. Given that is was 30 degrees outside, it was great! Chad Davis great a great presentation on End of the Year Financial Planning Tips. Thank you to everyone that joined us, we ended the year on a great note! Make sure to join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:45-9:00 at the Obion County Public Library for Business Matters! We are looking forward to a great year and have some great speakers and topics. Don't forget to attend for your chance to win Small Business Spotlight and a bag full of swag from Obion County chamber members!
Discovery Park of America Welcomes Its 1,000,000th Visitor!
UNION CITY, TN – 15-month-old Woods Rogers was the one millionth guest of Discovery Park of America, as CEO Jim Rippy had his clicker out to determine when the one-millionth visitor walked through the door on at 11:12 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017! Rippy said that he has been counting people and adding numbers everyday as the park edged closer to... Read article here

Check out the story of discovery park here!
Young Professionals of Obion County Tacky Christmas
Sweater Party
The Young Professionals of Obion County had their 1st Annual tacky Christmas sweater party on December 18th. Hops & Barley donated the space and provided appetizers! Over $50 in gift cards and prizes were given away and members had a great time. We had a great turnout of first timers and look forward to our next event!

As the new year begins, we would like to personally invite all men and women in Obion County ages 21-35 to our January meeting. It will be held at the Obion County Public Library at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 25th. This month we are focusing on Professional Development and will have a Certified Financial Planer speak to us about financial tips and tricks for our generation. We look forward to seeing you there!

"We believe in having a strong professional network, an active social life, and investing our talents in Obion County. Whether you've lived here your whole life, are new to town, or a boomerang coming back home, YPOC strives to connect our young talent to the community."
Winter's Artwork
WINTER’S ARTWORK — Messenger outdoor columnist Brent Callicott visited Reelfoot Lake Wednesday and photographed what happens when brisk winds and waves combine with bitterly cold temperatures — the creation of winter ice sculptures in the cypress trees. While the weather is too cold for most humans — other than hunters — Callicott said he saw a pair of mature bald eagles during his visit to Kiwanis Park on Highway 21. While temperatures are expected to climb into the 30s for the next couple of days, bitter cold weather remains in the forecast with some nighttime lows reaching single digits. There is a 20 percent chance of snow predicted for Sunday.
Holiday Help
HOLIDAY HELP — Union City Police Department investigator Stan Haskins worked alongside other law enforcement officers and volunteers to unload a trailer of toys donated to Chimes for Charity through recent efforts involving Union City police and the Obion County Sheriff’s Department. The people of Union City, Obion County and the surrounding area opened their hearts and donated a huge amount of non-perishable food and toys during recent pre-Christmas “Pack the Patrol Car” collections and the “Blue Lights and Banks” event with local banks. The police and sheriff’s departments ended up with one enclosed trailer packed with nearly 5,000 pounds of canned and dry goods and this second trailer packed floor to ceiling with toys. Both events also yielded about $8,300 in cash donations. Chimes for Charity delivered 250 food baskets to less fortunate families and individuals around Obion County on Saturday, December 23rd.