Obion County Chamber of Commerce



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IMPROVE Act Signing  
The Improve Act, according to the Haslam administration, a key piece of his NextTennessee legislative agenda which delivers a safe, reliable and debt-free transportation network while providing the largest tax cut in state history.
The three areas where Haslam is holding ceremonies are:
  • The Hamilton County Welcome Center on Interstate 75 North at 10:15 a.m. EDT
  • Acklen Park Drive, on the I-440 overpass in Nashville at 1 p.m. CDT
  • S. 51 S. (at the future I-69 construction site, 0.5 miles southwest of Quality Inn) in Union City at 3 p.m. CDT
The IMPROVE Act is slated to cut nearly $300 million in taxes next year and more than $500 million in taxes annually at full implementation, including a 20 percent decrease in the sales tax on groceries and a $113 million reduction in business taxes on manufacturers.

Nearly 1,000 road and bridge projects across all 95 counties will be delivered through a conservative, responsible and user-based approach of raising the gas tax by six cents and diesel tax by 10 cents,  each over the next three years.
Business Matters
Thank you to Adult Leadership Obion County for sponsoring and providing our
programming for June! Several class members spoke on behalf of the program and the positive experiences they have had. ALOC is a 9 month long program that meets once a month. Each monthly session explores a different aspect of Obion County. From agriculture and arts & entertainment all the way to law enforcement and legislative day, you will learn everything about the place you call home. 

If you are interested in the 2017-2018 Adult Leadership class, please pick up an application at the chamber.  Applications are due Tuesday, August 1st and the class fee is $450. For any questions, please contact Mrs. Phyllis Rauchle at (731) 446-4299. 
Business After Hours
We had a wonderful Business After Hours at Discovery Park of America celebrating their newest traveling exhibit! We had a wonderful turnout and encourage everyone to take advantage of it until September! 

"Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones is a traveling exhibition organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee. The exhibition project was made possible through an educational grant from the Alcoa Foundation to highlight Tennessee's manufacturing story - past, present, and future. The grant was awarded in honor of Alcoa Tennessee Operations 100th Anniversary and the announcement of its automotive expansion project on May 2, 2013. Additional support comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Made in Obion County Exhibit is in addition to the Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones. Guests can learn about the local impact that industries had and continue to have in this area. Discovery Park of America is adding a section dedicated to the manufacturers in Obion County, including:  Blue Steel Tool, Inc.; KMI; Blue Steel Tool & Die; MIA Seating; Darling Ingredients; Premier Buildings; G & H Tool & Die; Reelfoot Metal; Green Plains; Titan Tire - Fleming Fabric & Wire; High Note Solutions; HTS Mixing; RPG Physical Testing Labs; Greenfield Products; Tyson; H & O Tool & Die; Waymatic; Jiffy Steamers; Williams Country Sausage"


In This Issue
  Obion Chamber Membership Director Completes
 UT Economic Development Course

Lauren Tanner, membership director for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, was one of 47 economic development professionals from Tennessee and five other states to graduate from the 11th annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) on May 11 in Nashville. This week-long course is one of 10 courses offered by the Center for Industrial Services (CIS), an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS), and is considered the cornerstone of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) professional certification program. The course also is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

Attendees learned best practices in economic and community development, new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment, and discussed emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies. This year's diverse class had a range of participants that included chamber of commerce and economic and community development organization professionals, elected and appointed officials, state government agency staff, community planners and business leaders.

The week started off with a high-energy morning session that set the stage for the week ahead. It became obvious the first day that the class participants were committed to making a change in their communities and the state as a whole. "The interest, engagement and knowledge of the participants made this truly a unique experience," said Kim Denton, TBEDC course director and TCED director.

Over the course of the week, the class heard presentations from more than 25 expert practitioners in many disciplines of economic development. Participants said one of the biggest benefits of the experience, beyond the presentations, was the relationships built over the week. Case studies, group work, class discussions and after-class activities gave everyone the opportunity to create a broad network across Tennessee. "We were so fortunate to have top-notch, nationally recognized Tennessee economic development professionals as instructors at the TBEDC," Denton said.   

The week closed with the TBEDC graduation ceremony. IPS Vice President Dr. Herb Byrd and Denton presented the completion certificates. 
  Congratulations to the newest members of the Union City Rotary Club! Our CEO, Lindsay Frilling was recently inducted.


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List Your Available Commercial Property With Us

 

Let us help you spread the word about your available commercial property by listing it at www.obioncounty.org. If you have commercial property you would like to list, please contact Lindsay Frilling at lfrilling@obioncounty.org.

2017-2018 Tennessee Municipal Guide

Municipal Publishing, LLC is proud to present the 2017-2018 Tennessee Municipal Guide. 

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2017  Tennessee Vacation Guide

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Any Chamber member interested in receiving the hospital's cafeteria menu weekly may contact Emily Medley, food and nutrition services director, at emily.medley@bmhcc.org.