September 2018 Newsletter
Check out articles and pictures from August and
stay up to date on what we are doing this September!
To reserve your spot on the map, please email Membership@obioncounty.org .
August Ribbon Cuttings
We were thrilled to celebrate 2 new business, a beautiful new pavilion, and 60 years of the Obion County Fair this August!

Are you celebrating a relocation, new location, or even a location remodel? We would love to have a ribbon cutting to celebrate you!
Union City Massage & Reflexology
206 East Reelfoot Ave; Suite 26
Union City, TN 38261
(731) 599-5008
The Pavilion at Housier Creek Crossing
60th Anniversary of the Obion County Fair
731 Sweets & Eats
432 W. Reelfoot Avenue
Union City, TN 38261
(731) 599-1328
August Business Matters
Thank you to Lisa Isbell and Kara Nicodemus for speaking at our August Business Matters! Lisa and Kara are with Simmons Bank and spoke about Identity Theft. We also appreciate Simmons Bank being our sponsor for this event! We had a wonderful crowd and enjoyed the open discussion about this topic.

Make sure to join us on September 18th for our next Business Matters! We can't wait to hear from Bethel University as they talk about "Higher Education for ALL"
August Friday Findings
Poplar Meadows Country Club
We had a great time at the beautiful afternoon at  Poplar Meadows Country Club  working on our putting skills! Poplar Meadows has a beautiful 9 hole course where members enjoy golf tournaments and scrambles, a swimming pool for family fun, and many other events at their club house! Thanks for letting us hang out!
Sullivan Dentistry
We enjoyed visiting the awesome team at  Sullivan Dentistry ! We got to hang with everyone and even meet their new doctor, Dr. Charley!! Sullivan Dentistry is currently accepting new patients, and did you know they are having a "September Special" going on for the month of September?! You can get whitening trays for ONLY $100!! That’s a is a savings of $200! Mention the September Special when you call, and if you see Lindsay or I out, let us show you our pearly whites thanks to our friends at Sullivan Dentistry!!
Lindsay Frilling, CEO, Obion County Chamber of Commerce Named President of
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Nashville, Tenn. The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) announced its board officers for 2018-2018. The officers were elected by the membership at TCCE’s Annual Conference held in Clarksville, TN.

Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce was elected TCCE’s President for the 2018-2019 year. This position comes after years of service in the Chamber of Commerce and economic development field.
 
Lindsay Frilling: “I am excited and honored to serve as President of TCCE. As I am entering my 10th year at the Obion County Chamber, I have enjoyed participating in TCCE events and holding various positions on the board. We have a many strong Chambers throughout Tennessee working to grow and strengthen their communities, and I look forward to facilitating those conversations, events, and conferences with other executives – essentially paying if forward as I had so many wonderful mentors help me over the last decade!”
 
The full roster of new officers is:  
President: Lindsay Frilling, CEO, Obion County Chamber of Commerce;
President-Elect: Mark Field, VP Membership, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce;
Vice-President: Stephanie Brackman, VP Operations, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce;
Secretary/Treasurer: Bradley Jackson, President/CEO, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry;
Immediate Past President: Melinda Shepard, Executive Director, Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce;

East Tennessee Directors:  
Rob Preston, CEO, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Gary Farlow, President/CEO, Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce

Middle Tennessee Directors:
Sherri Ferguson, President/CEO, Portland Chamber of Commerce
Kara Huckaby, Director, Maury County Chamber of Commerce

West Tennessee Directors:
Libby Wickersham, Executive Director, Greater Gibson County Chamber of Commerce
Vicki Bunch, Manager of Workforce Development, Jackson Chamber of Commerce

At-Large Member: Melanie Mitner, President/CEO, Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber
 
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives is a statewide chamber professional association organized to enhance the professional growth and development of Chamber executives, staff and volunteers in the State of Tennessee.
Obion County Awarded Grant from
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announced $1 million in grant funds awarded to 84 organizations for tourism marketing.

The Obion County Chamber of Commerce was awarded $9,250 for marketing Obion County in state publications, printing of marketing materials, and for the Obion County Farmer’s Market tourism efforts.

The marketing award is a 50% reimbursable match grant which provides tourism organizations such as CVBs, chambers of commerce or regional tourism organizations a way to expand their marketing message
. The partnership is designed to increase visitation to a community and increase travel-generated revenue, while leveraging TDTD’s brand “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” through marketing initiatives.  Partnerships awarded were competitive in nature and limited to available funds, as well as....Read more here
Miller Named Asst. Director of Union City Schools
Both Wes Kennedy and Michael Paul Miller insist nothing will really change. If it does though, the Union City School System will be prepared.
Kennedy, the director of schools for the UCSS, has given Miller – the Supervisor of Student Services in the system – the additional title of assistant director, with the blessing of the Union City School Board.
The 40-year-old Miller – married to UCHS alumnus Elizabeth (Mooney) Miller and with a 3-year-old daughter, Molly Grace, has 13 years of experience as an administrator in the Union City School System. He served as principal at both the elementary school and middle school prior to assuming his current duties last year.
Before being named principal at UCES in 2007, he was assistant principal there. He also taught at UCES after beginning his education career in Lauderdale County Schools.
Miller currently oversees federal programs and data, along with...Read More here
Leake Accepted Into
Complete Third Annual Leadership Institute
The Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute (CTLI) is an annual leadership development program designed to inspire and encourage more local higher education champions, foster innovation and promote statewide collaboration.
CTLI helps its future leaders better understand the current postsecondary and workforce development landscape, learn from national and statewide experts, and develop meaningful benchmarks that will help strengthen the state of higher education in Tennessee.
Above all, CTLI aims to increase cooperation across communities and industries, mobilize new partners and inspire action that will have statewide impact. CTLI is fostering the next generation of Drive to 55 leaders and Complete Tennessee ambassadors.
CTLI is a partnership between Complete Tennessee and  Leadership Tennessee.

Click here to see the 2019 class.
Don Sol Mexican Grill Donates to
Young Professionals of Obion County
Thank you to Don Sol Mexican Grill for your generous donation to the Young Professionals of Obion County! The Young Professionals of Obion County strive to connect local, young talent to the Obion County community by focusing on professional development, community outreach, and social events!
Farmer's Market Merch!


Obion County Farmer's Market merchandise is now available! Call Lauren at the Chamber to order! Shirts are $12 and reusable bags are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5!
Important Links
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.