Chamber "At Work" News Brief 
Dyer County Adult Leadership
The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the Business Before Hours hosted by Dyer County Adult Leadership on Wednesday, June 10th,  at McIver's Grant Public Lirbrary from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  The 2014-2015 Dyer County Adult Leadership class completed their group project of building a reading room/sitting area for the Children's Zone in the library and they are inviting you to come by and see it and take a tour of the new library while you enjoy a cup of coffee and a light breakfast.  "We decided to do something for the library as our group project because it is a place that everyone in the community can utilize.  It was a pleasure being able to build something that not only our own kids will get to enjoy but the kids of the community will enjoy as well," said 2014-2015 Leadership class President, John Densford.

Recent News and Events

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

This year's Chamber Golf Tournament was a success even with a rain shower!  The Annual Chamber Golf Tournament was held on May 8th at the Farms with 25 teams participating. There was a $10,000 Putt Fore Cash contest and a $1,000,000 Hole-In-One contest as well. The teams were able to enjoy lunch before the shotgun start at noon and then play golf until dinner was served that evening.  This year's overall team winner was the Hilliard Lyons, LLC Team with players Cole Shelton, Bradford Carrington, Kelsey Schweitzer and Jason Smith winning the $1,000 cash prize!  Our special thanks to the Golf Committee, our Corporate Sponsors and Event Sponsors, the Dyer County Leadership Class of 2014-2015 and the Chamber Diplomats for making this event a success with all their help and hardwork.
The Restoration Station Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, April 24 th the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the open house event for The Restoration Station.  Owners Anthony and Maleia Evans were joined by friends and family, Chamber Diplomats, and Dyersburg Mayor, John Holden, for their ribbon cutting and open house event.   The Restoration Station is a vintage home d?cor and interior design marketplace.  With years of experience, they offer custom services in home restoration and remodeling, furniture repurposing, painted and glazed finishes, staining, and interior design. The Restoration Station showroom is a gallery of gifts.  Offering bridal registry, event planning, and even layaway for those larger statement pieces, Anthony and Maleia Evans are excited to bring this unique shopping experience and home remodeling service to Dyersburg.  For more information about The Restoration Station and all the wonderful things they have to offer, please visit their website, , or their Facebook page, The Restoration Station by Anthony Evans.  The Restoration Station is located at 115 East McGaughey in Dyersburg.  They are open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  You may contact Anthony or Maleia at (731) 478-5105.

Crowne Pointe Estates Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, May 12 th , the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Crowne Pointe Estates Subdivision in Newbern.  Tennessee Realty and First Citizens National Bank teamed up to sponsor the event and promote the growing subdivision.  Owners, Bill and Geraldine Parks and Johnny and Janice Parks, were joined by Edie Smith, the Tennessee Realty Listing Agent, Sonya Burks, Edith Dunevent, Tammy Ladd, and Rhonda Heathcott, from First Citizens National Bank's mortgage lending office, for the ribbon cutting ceremony while surrounded by family and friends. Currently, 30 lots are still available and 5 have already sold in the new subdivision.  If you are interested in building your dream home on one of the lots in Newbern's finest subdivision, call Edie Smith at (731) 285-4555.  For a mortgage loan on your lot in Crowne Pointe Estates Subdivision, go to First Citizens National Bank's mortgage lending office.

Cabin Fever Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, May 14 th , the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Opening event for Cabin Fever in Downtown Dyersburg.  Mike Pennington, owner, opened Cabin Fever right beside his current store, Pennington Seed and Supply as a way to grow downtown and create more business in the community.  Pennington has several plans to better the downtown area and the entire community of Dyer County.  For the ribbon cutting, Pennington was  surrounded by his devoted family, friends and staff along with several Chamber Diplomats and Board of Director members and City Mayor, John Holden.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was just the kick off to a two day grand opening celebration at Cabin Fever and Pennington Seed and Supply.  There were store discounts and sales given along with free Dr. Peppers and Moon Pies.  Cabin Fever is stocked with beautiful wood furniture and decorative pieces for your home, lake house and patio.  The new store is located at 216 South Mill Avenue right next to Pennington Seed and Supply. 
Business After Hours hosted by AMTECK

On Tuesday, April 28th, Amteck hosted a Business After Hours at their office from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.   They had an entire conference table full of food, a cheese and wine tasting, and a door prize to give away!  The event was well attended and a great success!   Amteck provides electrical engineering and contracting and is located at 1106 East Court Street in Dyersburg.  For more information about Amteck or to contact them, their phone number is (731) 286-2772.

2015 Business Expo

Every year around the celebration of National Small Business Week, the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosts our Annual Business Expo as a way to showcase and celebrate the businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. This year's Business Expo was held on Thursday, May 14 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Lannom Center. The annual event gives area businesses the opportunity to showcase their services and network with potential clients and customers. With almost 60 businesses and vendors there and record-breaking attendance from the public, this year's Business Expo was a huge success.

"This year was another sell-out event. This year was particularly good because we had a steady  flow of good traffic all afternoon long. From start to finish we had a big crowd and everything went smoothly," said Chamber of Commerce CEO Allen Hester. "This is a great networking event for all of our members."

Along with the door prizes given away by each vendor, the Chamber gave away several door prizes.  This year the Chamber gave away a $100 Visa Gift Card, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and three cash prizes of $200, $300, and $500!  The winner of this year's biggest cash prize was Amy Whitnel from Hexpol.

*For a complete album of photos from the Business Expo please visit the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.
Business After Hours hosted by Davis Wealth Services

On Tuesday, May 19th, Davis Wealth Services hosted a Business After Hours to celebrate the opening of their new and remodeled office.  The event was "Fiesta" themed with a taco bar, live entertainment, and margaritas!  Lots of people came by from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to see the new office and admire the renovations made.  D avis Wealth Services provides an aray of financial services such as investment management and financial planning.  Their new office is now located at 575 Mall Blvd. in Suite C in Dyersburg. For more information about Davis Wealth Services or to contact them, their phone number is (731) 285-0097.
Upcoming Meetings and Events

Industry Appreciation Cookout
Thursday, May 28th at 5:00 p.m.
The Lannom Center, Dyersburg, TN

Saturday, May 30th, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Dyer County Fairgrounds

Thursday, June 4th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2025 Bekaert Road, Dyersburg, TN

Friday, June 5th, at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10th, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
McIver's Grant Public Library, Dyersburg, TN

Ribbon Cutting at SDG Primary & Immediate Care
Wednesday, June 10th, at 11:30 a.m.
108 East Drive, Newbern, TN

Saturday, June 13th, from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downtown River Park, Dyersburg, TN

Tuesday, June 16th, at 12:00 p.m.
The Lannom Center, Dyersburg, TN

Tuesday, June 23rd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
2100 Pioneer Road, Dyersburg, TN

For more information about these Chamber events or any upcoming community events please click the "Learn More" button or visit our website,  Dont forget to add your next event to the Events Calendar!
Member News
Relay For Life 2015



WWII Living History at Discovery Park of America

World War II ended 70 years ago, lasted six years and claimed more than 60 million lives from 1939 until 1945, making it the deadliest conflict in modern history. Most baby boomers grew up hearing war stories from their grandparents, who are now in their 80s and 90s, or are no longer alive. For younger Americans, WWII is perhaps one of the most life changing chapters in their history textbook.

Discovery Park of America and Union City Coca Cola, event sponsor, bring history to life as they invite you to attend WWII Living History on the Great Lawn Memorial Weekend. This Memorial weekend event will pay tribute to the 70th anniversary of the war's end and the people who fought in it. Whether you are a senior citizen coming to reminisce, or a parent hoping to find a unique way to educate your child or teenager, it is an opportunity not to be missed. The WWII Living History encampment May 23rd through the 25th will be open during regular park hours, 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. Guests will experience the sights and sounds of WWII as the Marines of 2/8 Easy Company show what life looked like during the battle of Okinawa, the last major battle of the war. The presentation will consist of infantry men, their personal weapons, equipment, effects and WWII era vehicles. An M5A1 Stuart Tank is one of the highlight attractions. There will be at least two weapon demonstrations daily. 
According to CEO, Jim Rippy, all military will be admitted free on Memorial Day. The park, which is usually closed on Mondays, will open regular hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. Wrapping up the weekend, there will be a special ceremony on Memorial Day at 2:00 p.m. featuring WWII veteran Charles Whitby as guest speaker. Whitby will share stories of his first-hand experiences during the war. There will be special seating for all WWII Veterans at the ceremony. In addition to Whitby's speech and special recognition of our visiting Veterans, a 21- gun salute is planned and singing of The National Anthem will close the commemorative ceremony. 
Organizer Chris Gunlefinger, Assistant Education Director at Discovery Park, says that we will announce the final schedule of events closer to the weekend. "In the meantime, everyone should mark their calendar and plan to come out at least one of the three days and talk with these historians," Gunlefinger said. "They are truly WWII experts and can answer almost any question you throw at them about the war," he added. 
Later this year, the park has commissioned an Alvin York traveling exhibit. The York exhibit will be on display from October 1st through December 31st in the Reelfoot Room, and is sponsored by Centerpoint Business Solutions. The York exhibit will also appeal to historians or anyone interested in history or learning more about specific wars or battles. "These special military focused events really compliment our Military Gallery, which is one of the most popular galleries in Discovery Center," Rippy stated.

Discovery Park is located at 830 Everett Blvd. in Union City, TN. You can see the 2015 Calendar of Events, including upcoming educational and entertaining events, by visiting the website at . The park is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is a unique blend of history, science, architecture, art and fun.

Ribbon Cutting to Benefit DHS Softball at DACHSER, Transport of America   
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Sign Express
1057 Vendall Road, Ste. B
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 334-5250

Flirty Birds Boutique
1130 Hwy 51 Bypass W Ste. 3
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 334-5008

SDG Primary & Immediate Care, LLC
108 East Drive
Newbern, TN
(731) 627-3553

Dr. Kenneth Bruson, D.D.S.
1950 Hwy 51 Bypass N Ste. A
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 285-9657
Dr. Kenneth Brunson Orthodontics

Membership Renewals

Digestive Associates, P.C.
Dyersburg Internal Medicine Clinic
Dyersburg Regional EMS
Dyersburg Surgical Associates
Mid-South Surgical
Primary Care Center of Halls
PowerClean Janitorial
Air Gas USA, LLC
Dyersburg Electric System
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church
Accu-Cutt Lawn Care
Sign Express
Dyersburg Tax Service
Fast Mac
J & P Machine Repair
Randstad Staffing Services
Triple T Tire & Alignment
Worldwide International Student Exchange
Flirty Birds Boutique
Teresa Stavely, DDS
Brunson, Kenneth, D.D.S.
Ed Jackson, TN. State Senate Candidate
The Outhouse
Yorkville Recycling, Inc.
Aseracare Hospice
Cargill Inc.
Dianne Bizzle, CPA
Dyersburg Electric System
JD Distributors
Regions Bank
The Clean Team Property Maintenance
Forcum Lannom Contractors
SDG Primary & Immediate Care, LLC
Christ Classical Academy
LIFELINE Blood Services
Security Finance