May 2018 Newsletter

Check out articles and pictures from April and
stay up to date on what we are doing this May!
New Chamber Members!!

Variety Square Shopping Center
Union City, TN 38261

Sweet Pea Boutique and Blessings
406 E. Harper Street
Troy, TN 38260

Ramm Fencing
101 Pressler Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Parker's Outfitting
226 West Lakeview Dr.
Samburg, TN 38254


ALL-N-ONE Off-Road & Automotive
916 Perkins St
Union City, TN 38261
To reserve your spot on the map, please email Membership@obioncounty.org .
The Chamber Celebrates 95 Years of Service and
Being Awarded the Big Muddy Cup
Thank you to our sponsors, chamber members, and the entire Obion County community for helping the Obion County Chamber of Commerce celebrate 95 years of growth, success, prosperity. Our 95th Anniversary was a wonderful event and was a true testimony to the community collaboration that makes Obion County succeed daily. Though we celebrated our 95th birthday, it was also a celebration of YOU, our chamber members, because without you, our organization wouldn't be where it is today. To read the full history of the chamber, click here.

We are also proud to be awarded the Big Muddy Cup that we celebrated that night as well. As stated in the Site Selection Magazine, "The bi-state micropolitan area of Union City, Tennessee-Kentucky, is dominating things this year, as it takes home the Big Muddy Cup, awarded each spring to the metro area along the entire Mississippi River that welcomes the most corporate facility investments per capita over an 18-month period ending with the previous calendar year." You can read the full article here .

Again, thank you for all you do for our community, it is never overlooked and always appreciated!

Cheers to 95 more,
Lauren & Lindsay

Thank you to the sponsors below:
April Business Matters


First we heard from  Thunderbolt Broadcasting  about their annual  104.9 KYTN  Festival coming up on May 4-5. Click here for more info. Our programming was sponsored by Center Point Business Solutions, LLC Kim Watts with Center Point  also gave an awesome presentation titled  #MeToo : How to Stay Out of The Headlines. Did you miss this month? Make sure to mark your calendar for the 3rd Tuesday of every month so you don't miss out!
Tanner Graduates TVA's
Professional Rural Leadership Institute



UNION CITY, Tenn – Lauren Tanner, Membership Director of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The Rural Leadership Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, provides professional leadership training to rural community economic development professionals in.... full article here
New Member Luncheon



Every few months, we invite our new members to join us for lunch! This past month we had a wonderful group meet. Our President, Donny Bearden, welcomed the group and was followed by our Membership Director, Lauren Tanner. She gave a membership presentation and discussed how to get the most out of your membership! The presentation was titled "I Joined, Now What?!" Chamber CEO, Lindsay Frilling then spoke briefly about the economic development efforts in Obion County. Thank you to each of our new members that joined us. We look forward to having you in our chamber family for years to come!
Frilling Among Delta Leaders
That Came Together in Selma
Traveling across the Mississippi River Delta region and engaging in dialogue is something the members of the Delta Leadership Institute are familiar with. The organizations Session IV: Enhancing Community Capacity three-day session was April 25-27 in Selma. During the Session, the group visited historical sites in the city and heard from.... full article here
Trudy's Kid Cafe Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Trudy's Kids Cafe on their grand opening of their new, beautiful location! Make sure to stop by 306 South First Street, Union City to see their new building. We are thankful for all Trudy's Kids Cafe does for our community and are happy to have them a part of our chamber family!
Young Professionals of Obion County

 The Young Professionals of Obion County (YPOC) had their monthly meeting on April 24th at the Obion County Chamber of Commerce. For this Professional Development session, the group enjoyed hearing speaker, Al Oliver, with Union City Insurance. The group of 20 men and women in the Obion County Community had great discussion on the future of Obion County and they part they play in that. Thank you to Sullivan Dentistry for sponsoring the night and providing drinks and food! Join YPOC on May 31st for Libation Station!

Are you a business wanting to get involved with YPOC? Click here to check out our 2018-2019 Business Sponsorships!
Shelter Insurance® Foundation and Justin Shaw announce recipients of local high school scholarships


The Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded three $2000 scholarships to Savanna Copelen, a graduate of South Fulton High School, LaNyah Cross, a graduate of Union City High School, and Ashley Nicks, a graduate of Obion County Central High School.

Beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation...full article here ...
Obion County Adult Leadership 2017-2018
The Adult Leadership of Obion County class meets monthly to cover an array of topics such as education, agriculture, arts & entertainment, and more! Here is a picture of the class with Representative Bill Sanderson and Senator John Stevens at the Day on the Hill in Nashville!
UT-Martin Chancellor, Dr. Keith Carver, addressed the class at graduation last Thursday, May 3rd. We appreciate him joining us as well as the class sponsors, families, and spouses. What a wonderful night celebrating!
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.