Membership Breakfast
Don’t forget to RSVP for the August Membership Breakfast for Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center. The breakfast is sponsored by Walters State Community College. The cost of the breakfast is $3 with reservations and $8 without. Please call 638-4111 or email before Friday, August 9 to make a reservation.

Mark your calendar now for the September Membership Breakfast for Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center. The sponsor of the breakfast will be Ballad Health.  

Door prizes are needed for the monthly membership breakfasts! Please contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 if you would like to donate some prizes to be given away.
Welcome New Members!
 The Greene County Partnership welcomes new member s, County Line Pie & Tri-Cities MIlitary Affairs Council
Golf Shoot-Out
Registration is open for the 25th Annual Greene County Partnership Golf Shoot-Out. The tournament is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, at Link Hills Country Club, and the entry fee of $150 per player includes cart and greens fees, lunch, beverages during play and food following the tournament. Sponsorships are available as follows: title sponsor, $1,500; beverage cart sponsor $300; contest sponsor, $250; and hole sponsor, $175. Partnership members are invited to provide door prizes ($25 or more), and goody bag items for the golfers. For more information, contact  Joni Parker  at the Partnership, 423-638-4111.
Green Coat News
Gateway Mortgage
Luttrell Staffing Group
Ribbon Cuttings
Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors for these upcoming ribbon cuttings:
  • Marshalls on Thursday, August 29 at 8 a.m. in the Greeneville Commons
  • Hobby Lobby on Monday, September 16 at 9 a.m. in the Greeneville Commons
Kids' Day on the Farm
The Agribusiness Committee is making preparations for the Kids’ Day on the Farm for Tuesday, October 1 at the UT Research & Education Center of Greeneville. Third graders in the City and County school systems will be learning about different aspects of farming.
Leadership Greene County
Leadership Greene County Graduation
Immediately following the GCP Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, August 13th at the General Morgan Inn. The cost of the breakfast is $3 with reservations and $8 without. Please call 638-4111 or email before Friday, August 9 to make a reservation.
Alumni Cookout
Calling all Leadership Greene County Alumni … You are invited to attend the inaugural Leadership Greene County Alumni Cookout on August 8th. Reconnect and network with fellow alumni while welcoming new members to the 25th class of Leadership Greene County. The cookout will be held under a tent in the GCP parking lot from 4 – 7 pm. The event is free to alumni, and $10 per spouse/guest. RSVP is required. We look forward to seeing each of you!
Leadership Greene County
Twenty-five individuals have signed up to participate in the Leadership Greene County Class of 2020. Participants include John Beach, Greeneville Light & Power; David Beeler, US Nitrogen; Tim Bowman, Greeneville Parks & Recreation; Scott Christian, Ballad Health/Greeneville Community Hospital; Roxy Dunn, The Greeneville Sun; Brant Fitzpatrick, Apex Bank; Rob Gay, Edward Jones; Dr. Mary Ruth Griffin, Walters State Community College; Gladstone Gunn, Life Care Center of Greeneville; Kim Hinson, Greene County Government; Jeff Johnson, Greene County EMS; Caleb Julian, Andrew Johnson Bank; Shana Justis, Greene County Assessor’s Office; Christy Lane, Ballad Health/Greeneville Community Hospital; Barry Litchfield, Parker Hannifin; Nicolle Moore, Tennesseans for Student Success; Regina Nuckols, Greene County Government; Ginger Ottinger, Greene County Government; Sanjeev Paramasivam, US Nitrogen; Eric Price, Greeneville Fire Department; Nick Shelton, Parker Hannifin; Steve Starnes, Greeneville City Schools; Kristina Welm, John Deere Power Products; and Ramona Williams, Tusculum University.
Are you a sharkie? Were you glued to the Discovery Channel for the last seven days watching with “baited” breath on when the next great white would attack? Well, so was the Tourism Department of the Greene County Partnership. Now, with all of the taping and nerve wracking attacks and studies over with for another 365 days, it is time for “Sammy the Shark” to take a Sharkation right here in Greeneville, TN. The Tourism Department would like to invite the community along on a Sharkation event right here in our own community and have fun in the process. Sammy will be seen throughout the Greeneville/Greene County Community over the next week, August 5-11, visiting historic sites like the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, eating in our restaurants, throwing out the first pitch at the Greeneville Reds game on Monday, August 5 against the Bluefield Blue Jays beginning at 6:30 p.m., riding in the new Top Choice BBQ truck around town, posing at Ye Olde Towne Gate and much more. Take a selfie with Sammy and Mr. Redlegs on Monday night at the Red’s game and receive 10 bonus entries. “Hook” Sammy for a selfie, share on ’s Facebook page and Tourism’s Instagram page discovergreeneville, use the hashtag #Sharkation2019GreenevilleTN and be entered to win great prizes. Sammy’s location will be posted on these social media sites as “hints”. Log on, follow share and have fun. Sammy also has swag to give away. 
Some prizes include (2) one-day passes to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, dinner for two at Aubrey’s, a cake from Angeez Sweet Shop, a gift card to Creamy Cup, a grill from MECO, swag from the Greeneville Reds, a $50 gift card to Wal-mart, a $50 gift card to Food City, passes for the Capitol Theatre and much more. That’s right, all you need to do is be lucky enough to have a “Sammy Sighting” grab him and take that selfie, post, share away and win!!!
For more information, contact Tammy Kinser, Director of Tourism for the Greene County Partnership at , Kristen Atwell, General Manager of the GreenEville Reds at , Jama Long, Pro Service Specialist with Lowe’s at or call 423-638-4111.
Tourism Workshop
Tourism will host a full day workshop on August 22 at the Greeneville City School Office with co-host Summit Marketing. The workshop will cover the basics of social media, creating a successful social media campaign, and how social media success is measured. The cost of the full day workshop is $49.99 for the first attendee, $40 for 2 or $35 for 3 or more from the same organization. . This workshop would cost well over $250 elsewhere. Light morning refreshments and a full lunch will be provided. Please contact Tammy Kinser at or 638-4111 to register. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants.
Fam Tours
Tourism hosted yet another travel writer familiarization tour Sunday, July 28 & 29. Our writers, Laura Huff the Online Publisher of Carolina Epicurean, LLC since 2007 and Heidi Billotto, a Food Writer, Cooking Instructor, and Event Chef. Laura and Heidi stayed at the historic General Morgan Inn, ate Sunday brunch in Brumley, took a lovely guided tour of downtown Greeneville and visited the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, David Crockett Birthplace State Park and other attractions throughout our community. This familiarization tour is the fourth of its kind that Tourism has hosted since the first of the year. What are the benefits of hosting a “FAM” Tour? The list is long and varied, but can include better destination knowledge, networking opportunities, greater credibility and brand building.  
Keep Greene Beautiful
Keep Greene Beautiful would like to thank DS Smith employees for painting the recycle bins at the Afton Convenience Center! Pictured are Shane Covington, Eula Edwards, Brittany Askew, Dylan Byrd and Susie Lane.
Education & Workforce Development
First Tennessee Development District, area chambers, economic development organizations and AB&T to host the second annual Education to Employment Summit at Grace Meadows Farm, Wednesday, August 28 th .
This event will bring together around 200 education, community and business leaders to address issues our businesses and schools are facing related to preparing the workforce our employers need.
Your participation and voice are important to this conversation.
Below is the official invitation as well as the link to register. Registration for the E2E event is open but space is limited.  Reserve your spot today at this link:
The Niswonger Foundation Career Connect Program is seeking business and industry partners for the 2019-2020 school year. This three-year program, in partnership with Greene County and Greeneville City Schools and local industry, is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore career paths, develop "soft" skills, earn workforce readiness credentials, and gain real-world work experience. Intersted business and industry leaders can contact Law Loving at or Matt Garland at for more information.
Membership Anniversaries & News
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful members!

Unaka - 60 years
Bewley Properties, Inc. - 32 years
Parkway Products - 30 years
Eastman - 24 years
Greene County Skills, Inc. - 24 years
Greene County YMCA - 24 years
Limestone Construction Company, Inc. - 24 years
Print Distribution Service - 24 years
Morning Pointe Assisted Living - 22 years
Tennessee Public Defender - 22 years
Dot Alexander - 22 years
Greene County Partnership Foundation - 19 years
Premium Waters, Inc. - 16 years
Eastman Credit Union - 14 years
Greeneville Self Storage - 13 years
SoPakCo - 12 years
Brad S. Johnson, DMD, PLLC - 10 years
Sapiat Asset Management, LLC - 9 years
Bristol Motor Speedway - 8 years
Cruise Planners - 7 years
CHASAN, LLC - 6 years
CASA of Northeast TN - 6 years
Farm Bureau Commons Office - 5 years
Health Express Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine - 4 years
Process Whisperer Consultants LLC - 3 years
Oldcastle Building Envelope - 3 years
UT Home Care - 3 years
Appalachian Surveying - 2 years
The Back Porch Antiques - 2 years
First Assist Urgent Care - 2 years
Steven K. Harbison - 2 years
SeaRay Greeneville - 2 years
Shane Jones - 1 year
Chris Shepard - 1 year
Bland Justis - 1 year
Kevin Morrison - 1 year
Krista Collier - 1 year
Edward Jones Investments/John Traylor - 1 year
Summit Urgent Care of Greeneville - 1 year
Northeast Tennessee Local Workforce Dev. Board - 1 year
John Deere Power Products to host a community showcase for their employees September 6. If you are interested in participating, please contact Teresa Cutshall at or 423-787-6171.
The Greene County Partnership offers relocation packets to new residents. During the month of July Partnership staff members responded to more than 200 inquiries.
Thank you to our newsletter sponsor!
Greeneville Community Hospital East and Greeneville Community Hospital West