Welcome New Members
The Partnership welcomes the following new members: Lonnie Connolly (Individual) and  Edwards Ragan and Associates, LLCEmma James Boutique

Business After-Hours
Don't forget to RSVP for the  Capitol Theatre Business After-Hours, scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, from 5-6:30 p.m.   A wine tasting will be provided by  Towne Square Package Store and refreshments will be available.  Please email  gcp@greenecop.com to make reservations.

Member Breakfasts
Invitations have gone out for the April Membership Breakfast, scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 a.m.   Tusculum College is the sponsor of the breakfast and will be held at the Chalmers Conference Room in the Niswonger Commons.  A tour of the Meen Center will follow the breakfast.  The cost of the breakfast is $3 with reservations and $8 without.  RSVP to 423-638-4111 or email  gcp@greenecop.com by Friday, April 6.

Iris Festival
The 24th Annual Iris Festival will be held in downtown historic Greeneville Saturday and Sunday, May 19 - 20.  The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.  If you would like to participate as a vendor or sponsor of the event, contact the Partnership at  423-638-4111 or email gcp@greenecop.com.

Legislative Breakfast
Over 90 individuals attended the Annual Legislative Breakfast at the General Morgan Inn this past Friday.  Many thanks to Summers Taylor for sponsoring this event.

GCP Annual Meeting
The Greene County Partnership hosted its Annual Meeting and Celebration of 25 Years March 15 th at The General Morgan Inn and Conference Center. Bob Leonard, chairman of the board, addressed over 170 attendees sharing the organization's success from the 2017 year. Leonard thanked those who stepped out of the box 25 years ago to create the Greene County Partnership and is looking forward to the next 25 years.  Partnership President & CEO Matt Garland presented the awards of the night. Parker Hannifin was recognized for their lengthy history of support by being named Business of the Year. Mr. Ron Metcalfe, local businessman and community volunteer, took home honors as Champion of the Year. Garland also talked about the organizations future plans.  The 2017 annual report, 2018 business plan, and 2018 Membership directory were distributed as well.  To view the publications, click here >  2017 Annual Report & 2018 Business Plan , 2018 Membership Directory To request a printed version, email gcp@greenecop.com We would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible: 

Mayoral Forum
The Greene County Partnership's Mayoral Candidate Forum will take place Monday, April 9, at the Capitol Theatre beginning at 6:30 p.m.!  The Greeneville Sun and Radio Greeneville will provide moderators as well as cover the event, which will feature the nine candidates seeking election to the county mayor position.  Attendance is open to the public with no admission charge.  Join us as the Gr eene County mayoral candidates present their ideas and platforms.  Learn how their views may shape the future of Greene County before voting in the May 1 primary.   To submit questions for consideration by the moderators, email chamber@greenecop.com.
Deadline for question submission is April 4.  

Leadership Greene County
The Leadership Greene County class traveled to Nashville March 20-21 to observe state legislature in action and learn more about the inner workings of the government.  Businesses interested in nominating a candidate for the 2018-19 Leadership Greene County Class should contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111 or visit Leadership Greene County for a nomination form.  The deadline for nominations is May 31.

Golf Shoot-Out
Mark your calendars now ... The Partnership's Annual Golf Shoot-Out 2018 date has been set.  The tournament will be held September 20 at Link Hills County Club.

Ribbon Cuttings
Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors at the following ribbon cuttings:  Emma James Boutique, Friday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m.  The business is located at 818 Tusculum Blvd. and Tusculum Family Physicians, Monday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m.  The new office is located at 555 Justis Drive.
Swing Into Spring Golf Tournament - April 19th 
Take a look at the Keep Greene Beautiful Golf Tournament brochure/registration form!  The tournament will be held Thursday, April 19, at Link Hills Country Club.  Those unable to participate in the tournament can show their support by sponsoring a hole for $100 or contest for $200.  Golf teams are still available.  Contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111 or email
  kgb@greenecop.com  for more information.

Free Electronic Recycling Day
A "Free Electronic Recycling Day" will be held Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Walmart Supercenter .  Click here > Electronic Recycling Day to view a list of items accepted.

Education & Workforce Development
Gro w In Greene Career Expo 2018
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, the Education & Workforce Development Departm
ent will host a Greene County Career Expo at the Greene County Fairgrounds.  This event will highlight career and educational opportunities available in Greene County.  During the event students, parents, and job seekers will have a chance to meet with employers face-to-face to discuss career opportunities.  Please contact Dana Wilds at econdev@greenecop.com or 423-638-4111 if your company would like to attend. 
Tourism Promotes Greeneville
T ourism is excited to announce a new addition to their marketing efforts.  Along with the 4x9 brochure that will be printed in a quantity of 50,000, Tourism is also creating a magazine style piece that will complement the brochure in a quantity of 10,000.  Several advertising packages are now available.  If you are interested in driving more traffic to your doorstep, contact Tammy Kinser  for more information.  Packages begin as low as $850 for a quarter panel in the brochure alone up to the platinum package that includes the inside cover two-panel spread in both publications, a large locator map ad and a 360 world article in the magazine for only $3,900.  For all that are Partnership members, Tourism is offering a $200 discount off of selected packages. 

NJCA DIII World Series
Tourism's Sports Council is working tirelessly on the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association's DIII World Series that will take place May 25-30 at Pioneer Park.  More than 300 players as well as coaches, trainers, families and fans will descend upon our community for five days.  The Council is currently recruiting sponsors for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering to work the event, would like to sponsor the event or would like to purchase advanced tickets, please contact Tammy Kinser or  Scott Bullington.

Hospitality Training  
Tourism's Advisory Task Force and member Dollie Boyd held the first of many Hospitality Training meetings at Fatz Cafe' on Sunday, March 4.  The program is designed to educate and inform frontline employees on all that there is to do and see in our community.  This information will not  only increase visitation to our historic sites, cultural arts venues, etc., but can also increase tourism expenditures by increasing tips to servers which in turn increases the dollars spent in our community on services and goods.  If your place of business is interested in participating in this 10-15 minute class, please contact Tammy Kinser at tkinser@greenecop.com or Dollie Boyd at dboyd@tusculum.edu.

Spring Social
In celebration of regional tourism, the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association and the Tourism Department of the Partnership teamed up for a "Spring Social" that was held on Tuesday, March 13 at the General Morgan Inn and Conference Center from 3-5 p.m.  More than 50 local elected officials, tourism professionals locally and regionally and representatives from local attractions were in attendance.  The program consisted of local tourism updates such as what is new and upcoming for 2018 as well as an update and report from Alicia Phelps, Executive Director of NETTA.  A special thanks goes out to The General Morgan Inn for hosting the event as well as Goodwater Vineyards and O ld Oak Taproom for supplying free samples of their product during the event.  Tourism is currently planning a fall event similar to the social.  If you would like to support tourism and its efforts by being a member of the Tourism Advisory Task Force, please contact Tammy Kinser or chairman Kathy Knight.

Member News
March Member Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful members! Tusculum Monument Co. (45), Betty C. Justis (39), State Farm (38), Peggy Ann Bakery (34), Andrew Johnson Inn (32), United Way of Greene County (32), Bottle Shop (30), Town of Greeneville (30), John Deere Power Products (30), Greene Co. Vet Med. Center (29), Jaynes Flooring Outlet (23), James R. Williams, DDS (23), Quality Trophy & Engraving (19), Quality Inn (18), Price & Ramey Insurance of Greeneville (16), Grand Rental Station (15), Kingsport Imaging Systems, Inc. (14), Jim Smythe (14), Amedisys Hospice (13), McDonald's (11), Imerys Fused Minerals (7), Fresenius Medical Care (6), Better Business Bureau (4), Living At Peace Farm (4), Tennessee Adworks (4), Alzheimer's Association (3), TN Small Business Development Center of ETSU (2), Advantage Sign Co. LLC (1), Firemen on Call (1), Northeast TN Association of Realtors (1), Bonnie Hill (1)

Member Events

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