March 2018 Newsletter

Check out articles and pictures from February and
stay up to date on what we are doing this March!
Obion County Mayor Meeting
This month we were able to hold an Obion County Mayor meeting. We enjoy bringing together our mayors and other individuals & business representatives that are vital pieces to keeping Obion County successful. These meetings are important because it keeps our mayors on top of ever changing issues and helps us strive for overall community success! It was great hearing updates from each of our communities and we are excited to see big things happening all over our county!!
Leaders Credit Union to Award $7,000
for Martha Britt Scholarships
JACKSON, Tenn- Leaders Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., is proud to offer the Martha Britt Scholarship to four outstanding students in West Tennessee. The Martha Britt Presidential scholarship is for $1,000 per year for four years and will be awarded to.... more here
Business Matters: Cyber Security
Thank you to Union City Insurance for sponsoring our February Business Matters! We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate our speaker, Nick Hall, for giving a great presentation and keeping our members on top of the important issues surrounding cyber security!

Make sure to join us on March 20th at 7:45 AM at the Obion County Public Library for our next Business Matters! We are looking forward to a great presentation on entrepreneurship! Don't forget to attend for your chance to win Small Business Spotlight and a bag full of swag from Obion County chamber members!
Gibson Connect to Begin Fiber Buildout
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation and its not-for-profit subsidiary, Gibson Connect, LLC, announced today that the companies will begin the buildout of high-speed fiber in Medina, Dyer, and Three Way, as well as in the area covered by the Tennessee broadband grant awarded for most of Lake County and the far northwestern part of Obion County. 
            “Last night our Gibson Connect and Gibson EMC boards approved a resolution to design, engineer and build fiber... more here
Young Professionals of Obion County
The Young Professionals of Obion County celebrated their first official year as an organization! With over 40 members, 4 professional development sessions, 4 networking events, and over 20 hours of community outreach, YPOC had a great first year! Our next event is Tuesday, March 27th, so mark your calendar. More details will be available closer to time.

Thank you to Sassafraz in Union City for hosting our group and for also providing us with appetizers! If you are looking for a great event space, friendly staff, and delicious food, make sure to visit them!

YPOC members pictured left to right: Cody Martin, Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home; KC Covington, Union City Insurance; Barrett Tanner, Westan Insurance; Andrew Gibson, Discovery park of America; and Alan Faircloth, Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation

"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."
Obion County Attractions Featured in
New Tennessee Vacation Guide
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2018 – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Obion County is prominently featured!   Obion County’s Reelfoot Lake is among the thousands of destinations, attractions and events featured in the 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The Tennessee Vacation Guide also spotlights… Download the guide here.
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $25.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and facade improvements in downtown commercial districts.
“I congratulate the 66 communities receiving the CDBG funds,” Haslam said. “By investing in themselves, these communities are taking steps to create better a working and living environment for their citizens, and helping Tennessee lead in economic development, putting us one step closer to our goal of... more here

Tiny Baker Ribbon Cutting
The Tiny Baker is located at 514 South 1st Street in Union City. They have a variety of different sweets such as cakes, Petit fours, cupcakes, cookies, and more! We are ecstatic to have a bakery in historic downtown Union City and cannot wait to watch this business grow!

Check them out here on Facebook and check out more pictures from the ribbon cutting here !
Datt Consulting Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations, Datt Consulting! Datt Consulting provides IT Services, Managed Services and computer repair for business and residential customers and we are excited to have them in our chamber family!

Check them out here on Facebook and check out more pictures from the ribbon cutting here !
The Citizens Bank Ribbon Cutting
What a turnout! Thank you to everyone that attended The Citizens Bank open house and ribbon cutting! We are happy to have this beautiful new bank in a wonderful location. Visit them at 1304 W Reelfoot Ave in Union City

Check them out here on Facebook and check out more pictures from the ribbon cutting here!
TN Chamber of Commerce & Industry 106th Annual Meeting and Legislative Reception
We enjoyed our day in Nashville at the  Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry  106th Annual Meeting & Legislative Reception!! Here is our lunch selfie with Governor  Bill Haslam  in the background (he's back there, we promise)!!

Those in attendance of the annual meeting were able to hear several notable guests. Governor Bill Haslam thanked the business community for their partnership in working to improved education standards and overall business climate. The Governor warned against becoming satisfied and encouraged us all to continue to push for better results. Nashville Predators President Sean Henry pumped up the crowd with an engaging keynote, as the Predators continue to excite after a magical run at the Stanley Cup last year!! We were also able to hear from the candidates running for Governor in 2018. Each shared a little of their personal story and their vision for the state in the years ahead.
TN ECD Listening Tour
We enjoyed the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Listening Tour at the Dixie with TN USDA Director Jim Tracy and other individuals from TN ECD. Did you know Obion County has received five grants totaling $580,000 over the last three years?!