August 2020 Newsletter
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER!

Armours Lawn Care
 
2020-2021 Year Chamber Renewals
A & J Salvage
AAA RV Park
Abilis Health
Advanced Gastroenterology
Alexander Auctions & Real Estate
Align Chiropractic
All Craft Erectors
Allen Searcy Builder Contractor, Inc.
Allen's Paint & Supply
 Allens Wrecker Service
 Alliance Ag Equipment
Aloha Pools and Spas
Ameriprise Financial
AOSM
ATA
Baird Group
Baptist Hospice
Baptist memorial Hospital
Barker Building Rentals
Barkley Construction
Blue Steel Tool and Die
Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Tennessee
Buddy's Wrecker Service
Buy Sell Trade
C.W. Sandersons
Calla Lilly
Cam Cleaning Company
Cam Electric
Carey Counseling Center
Carpenter Real Estate
Casey Hood for State Senate
Caseys General Store
Center Point Business Solutions
Century 21 Golden Service Realty
Chancellor Mike Malone
China Buffet
City Autoplex
City of Hornbeak
City of Obion
City of Rives
City of Samburg
City of South Fulton
City of Woodland Mils
Collision Specialty
 Conley Conley
Cottonwood Harvest Grill
Country Hearth Inn
Cox Oil Company
Cutting Edge Lawn Care
Danny Larcom Heating & Air
Darling Ingredients
Discovery Park of America
Dixie Gun Works
Douglas Tax Service
Dr. Jere W. Crenshaw
Dunns Body Shop
Dyersburg State Community College
Dynamix
E Plus Broadband
E.W. James & Sons
Edward Jones - Dalton Lewis
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport
Farm Credit Mid-America
Final Flight Outfitters
First Choice Farm and Lawn
Ford Construction
Forever Communications
Fuller Partners Real Estate
Fulton Decorating
Fulton Plaza Motor Inn
G & H Tool & Die
Giffin Farms
Green Plains Obion
 Greenfield Products
H & R Agri Power
H & R Block
Hale's Construction
Hamilton-Ryker Group
Hanafee Brothers Sawmill
Herman Jenkins
Historic Anns/Glorias on Exchange
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
Home Builders Mart
Hornsby's Garage
Institutional Casework
J.R. Wauford & Company
Jerry Ward Autoplex
Jiffy Steamer
Job World, Inc.
Johnson Heating & Air
Jordan and Boundurant Eyecare
Judy Barker Attorney at law
Kenn-Tenn Wireless
Kenton Chevrolet
Kiwanis Club of Union City
Kizer Pharmacy
Kreitmans Towing
KYTN-WQAK
Lanzer's Printing and Office Supplies
Lashlee-Rich, Inc

Los Portales
Lowrance Sound
Magical Minks Entertainment
Magnolia Place
Manness & Jowers PLC
Manpower of the Mid-South
Masquerade Theatre
Mathis Battery Company
McDonalds
Mike Holman
Miles Law office
Northwest Tennessee Cardiology
Obion County Farm Bureau
Obion County Farm Bureau - Hadley Malone
Obion County Memorial Gardens
Obion County Prevention Coalition Obion County Public Library
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
OUTside IN
Parkers Outfitting
Pathways
Pediatric Place of Union City
Personnel Placements, LLC
Phillips Engineering, Inc
Polk Glover
Poplar Meadows Country Club
Premier Primary Care
Q benefit Solutions , LLC
Quality Inn
Ramm Fencing
Rawls Funeral Home
RC Mechanical
Reelfoot Animal Hospital
Reelfoot Bearing and Supply
Reelfoot Lake Tourism
Reelfoot Metal Building Supply Reelfoot Regional Association of Realtors Revell Construction Company
Reynolds Brothers Oil Company
Robert E. Lee & Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation
Sabins Cafe at Discovery Park of America Schlager Financial
Searcy Rentals
Second Baptist Church
Servall Pest Control
Shelter Insurance
Shoe Shack
Sisters Antiques & Gifts
Sleep Inn/Mainstay Suites
Southern Concrete Products
Southern Machinery Repair, Inc
State Farm Agent - Chris Williams Stephen J. Harpole, DDS
Storage Plaza
Sugar & Spice
 Sweet Pea Boutique & Blessings Taylor Ford-Lincoln
Tencom
Tennessee Tractor
The Chocolate Bunny
The Color Shop
The Daily Messenger
The Etheridge House/The Arbors
 The Pavilion at Houser Creek
The Tiny Baker
The Waters of Union City
The Willow Tree/ R & D Cakes and Catering
Thompson, McConnell, & Hurst
TLM Associates
Top of the World Distributors
Trish Dial Photography
Tri-State International
Triumph Mortgage
Ultimate Fitness
Union City Carpet
Union City Energy Authority
Union City Eye Care
Union City Forklift
Union City Housing Authority
Union City Insurance Agency
Union City Nursing and Rehab
Union City Parts Company
Union City Paving
Union City Rotary Club
Union City Surgery Center
Union City Terminal Railroad
Vaughn Electric
Volunteer Lenders
Vowell & Sons Lumber Company
Wade Acres
Warner Law Firm
Waymatic
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Co-Op White & Associates
White Ranson Funeral Home
 William B. Acree
Williams Sausage WUWT-TV
WW Travel Services
Business Anniversaries

Jiffy Steamer Company celebrated 80 years in business! Pictured below is Lindsay Frilling presenting certificate to Clint Joiner and the amazing employees at the company.
Snappy Tomato Pizza Celebrates 25 years in business! Pictured is Brooke Coffey presenting certificate to Union City Snappy Tomato Pizza owner Richard Moran.
Chamber of Commerce Board Member Spotlight

Chris Rodgers

Everett Stewart Regional Airport - Airport Manager
Phone: (731) 885 1221
Email : esra@estewartregionalairport.us

Areas of Expertise: Business Management, Economic Development, Banking and Finance

Other Interests: Family and Church Involvement

What made you want to become active in the chamber? The OC chamber is an active organization that truly cares about the businesses and industries that are in our community. I wanted to be a part of the mission of continuing to promote local businesses and opportunities for the
community to grow and prosper.

Why do you serve on the Board of Directors? I chose to serve in order to lead by example of being a good servant and steward for our business community.

What is the Chambers role in the business community? I think the Chamber’s role is to provide support to local businesses and organizations, networking opportunities for business owners and managers, a recruiting organization and welcoming committee to our community for new opportunities, and to be a centralized voice of optimism and promotion of our businesses, communities, resources and citizens.

What piece of advice would you give to a business who was thinking about joining the chamber? I believe it is essential for businesses to join the Chamber to become a team member of the community. The benefits of an active and productive chamber far exceed any costs or time commitment. Each Chamber Member benefits from the inclusion of others to help promote and grow a vibrant economic community to be enjoyed by all.
OC Blog Launch

We have launched an Obion County blog. This blog will feature local businesses, community members, and more! This is an exciting time to learn more about what makes Obion County so great. You can check out our blog at https://obioncounty.org/blog

If you want your business featured, feel free to reach out to Brooke at membership@obioncounty.org !


Historic Anns 1893 Wedding & Event Venue

"Today I had the chance to speak with Julie Hill, owner of Historic Anns 1893 Wedding and Event Venue. Julie and her husband David bought the historic downtown Union City home in 2018 and have since transformed it into a BEAUTIFUL 5,000 square foot venue. The first thing I noticed as I walked in was the character that was in the home. You could instantly tell that there has been a lot of love (and probably blood, sweat, and tears) poured into this project."
Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Announce Tyson Foods Has Expanded Its Union City Operations
NASHVILLE, Tenn . – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) officials noted today that the food processing company has completed an expansion at its existing operations in Union City.

Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, has invested an additional $87.6 million and is expected to create approximately 230 jobs by the end of 2020 as part of the expansion.

The company has added an additional 40,000 square feet and new production lines to the Union City plant. The expansion began earlier this year, but announcements and construction have experienced delays due to the global pandemic.

This is the company’s second expansion in Union City since 2017, when it announced an $80 million investment. Tyson employs more than 1,600 in Obion County. Its Union City complex supplies chicken for a national foodservice customer. Tyson also operates facilities in Goodlettsville, Newbern, Shelbyville and Humboldt, employing more than 5,500 in Tennessee.

2020 Legislative Breakfast Sponsored by Farm Bureau

We had a great time at the 2020 Legislative Breakfast on July 29th. There were many in attendance via ZOOM and in person. Those who spoke included Andy Holt, Rusty Grills, and John Stevens. (Pictured Left to Right: Rob Holman, Lindsay Frilling, Brooke Coffey, John Stevens, Andy Holt, Mike Holman, Mike Hampton, Brenda Baker, Rusty Grills, Derek Giffin, Billy Sellers)

Dr. Joshua Filtz Named Dean of DSCC’s Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County

Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) President Karen Bowyer has announced the appointment of Dr. Joshua Filtz as the new dean of the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County.
 
“We are very fortunate to attract Dr. Filtz to Dyersburg State Community College,” stated Dr. Bowyer. “His experience will be a huge asset as we continue to develop programs and increase enrollment at the Jimmy Naifeh Center.”
 
Filtz comes to DSCC from Northwest Mississippi Community College (NMCC) where he served as assistant dean since 2014. Before this, he served as evening school director at NMCC from 2012-2014; an education advisor at Graduate Memphis-College Resource Center from June to November 2012; an admissions officer at Baptist College of Health Sciences from 2011-2012; and an executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) academic advisor at Bethel University from 2009-2011.
Obion County Joins Retire Tennessee Program

Obion County has joined the Retire Tennessee Program with the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. This program focuses on highlighting the great retirement opportunities here in Tennessee. The program has 20 participating communities with Obion County being the newest addition. We are excited about the exposure this will give the county to those looking to retire somewhere in Tennessee. You can view all participating communities on their website.
Rotary Club Welcomes Rusty Grills and John Stevens

Pictured Above L to R: Kurt Baggett Lindsay Frilling, John Stevens, Betty Mayberry, Ed Mayberry

Pictured to Right L to R: Rusty Grills, Lindsay Frilling, George Leake
Union City Chosen to Attend Tennessee Retail Academy 201
As Obion County continues to focus on the betterment of our county, we are honored to attend the 2020 Tennessee Retail Academy 201 program. This program will provide valuable information on how we can continue to improve our retail recruitment strategies. Retail is essential to economic development and we are honored to work with this program. The program has been moved completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Share Information With Us!

Here at the chamber, we are putting together a contact list of local Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, Carpenters, etc. If you have contact information for anyone that provides these services, please share their information with us so we can include them on this document.

 "The Obion County Chamber of Commerce provides the professional network and the community influence to support economic growth."
-Emily Sullivan
2020 TN Vacation Guide Available

The Tennessee Vacation Guide, with THREE new covers. *Inside content is the same.


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