Congratulations to Dennis Adams, recipient of the J.W. Massengill Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture and Rhonda Humbert, recipient of the Robert C. Austin Distinguished Service to Community Award! The awards were presented at the 30 th Annual Farm-City Banquet November 29 at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center with more than 150 guests in attendance. Many thanks to the members of the Partnership Agribusiness Committee, host of the event, and to the sponsors: George Mays, Andrew Johnson Bank, C&C Millwright Maintenance Company, Consumer Credit Union, Farm Credit Mid-America, Delfasco, Greene County Farm Bureau, Greene County Veterinary Medical Center, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, Heritage Community Bank, John Deere Power Products, The Greeneville Sun, Tusculum Farm Bureau-Wayne Hughes, Still Hollow Century Farm, First Tennessee Bank, Eastman Credit Union and The Timeless Fence Systems.
Looking for a different gift for Christmas ….stop by the Partnership office and check out the First Baptist Church and Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian church ornaments at a cost of $10 each and the historic Greeneville wrapping paper that features buildings downtown for $2 per roll. 
New Members
The Greene County Partnership welcomes new members:  PATMOS EmergiClinic and The Cheesy School Bus .
The Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic Committe e has released the bracket for this year’s tournament December 26 – 29 at Hal Henard Gymnasium. Tournament for details click Items are still being collected for the 300 goody bags that will be distributed to the players and coaches. Anyone that would like to donate items, including coupons for their businesses, should contact Tammy Kinser or call 423-638-4111. All items must be delivered to the Partnership no later than December 17. For more information on patron sponsorships, which are two tournament passes, hospitality room privileges, and reserved seating, contact Joni Parker at
High Tops to High Heels
The Sports Council and Tourism Task Force hosted a very successful first annual High Tops to High Heels, a celebration of women in sports and tourism luncheon on October 31 at Trinity UM Church. Led by the committee of Tammy Kinser, Jama Long and Kristen Atwell, the luncheon was originally going to be held at Reformation Lutheran Church, but after an increase in ticket sales, the Council voted to move it to Trinity. The event hosted Barbara Wolke with the Rutherford Co. Chamber of Commerce and Brittney Ezell, head women’s basketball coach at ETSU. Title sponsored by Consumer Credit Union, the event hosted 382 people including female student athletes from all five high schools and Tusculum University and the president and staff of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville. Talks are already underway for the 2 nd annual event. A special thanks goes out to all sponsors that helped make the event a success as well as all five high schools for supporting the event.  
Festival of Trees
Tourism just completed another successful Festival of Trees in the Greeneville Commons. The sixth annual event hosted 40 items decorated and donated by local businesses and individuals. More than 40 volunteers, including several from the Foster Grandparent Program, were needed to make the 10 day silent auction a success. The Open House featured Santa as well as live entertainment and the opportunity to see the entries for the first time. The event topped out at 84 bidders and all entries sold successfully. The tree entitled “Sleigh Bells on Main Street” won the title of People’s Choice and was donated by MainStreet: Greeneville. A special thanks goes out to the committee that included Rhonda Humbert, Jama Long, Sharon O’Neal, Kelly Merkel, Diane Shelton and Tammy Kinser. The event would not have been possible without the support of 40 local businesses and our sponsors; Air Pro Heating & Air, Davy Crockett TA Travel Center, Food City, Greeneville Light & Power, Jaron Snoeyenbos/State Farm, Radio Greeneville, SumiRiko Tennessee, and The Greeneville Sun.  
NJCAA DIII World Series
Tourism’s Sports Council just received notification that the 2018 NJCAA World
Series has been named a 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management  and has won the designation of one of the top events for Economic Impact.  An overwhelming number of nominations was received, all of which represented a variety of sports. The most outstanding of those received were recognized and presented with event details in a special feature published in the November/December 2018 issue of Sports Destination Management . The entire article with full details on the winners can be found here: . This designation, along with many others that the Sports Council has been awarded, will be used in future bid proposals.
Keep Greene Beautiful
Trash Art Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Keep Greene Beautiful Trash Art Contest.   Students were encouraged to develop creative ways in which to recycle using something that they would normally throw away. Camp Creek winners from left to right- 1 st place, Jeffery Littrell, 2 nd place, Jaelynn Yarboro, 3 rd place, Hayden Gray and 1 st place in second grade- Natalie Quillen. Doak Elementary winner in kindergarten- Kaydence Ricker. Chuckey Elementary- 1 st place in kindergarten, Drake Thompson, 1 st place in third grade- Dakine Thompson, 2 nd place, Kimberly Puente, and 3 rd place, Kinley Knight.  Not pictured is Nolachuckey Elementary 5th grade winners- 1 st place, Michael Hilderbrand, 2 nd place, Chloe Hunter and 3 rd place, Cannon Wilhoit.
Greeneville Public Works and Greene County Solid Waste were honored with an appreciation breakfast given by Keep Greene Beautiful for all of their hard work throughout the year to keep Greene County beautiful and help with recycling efforts.
Education & Workforce Development
Made In Greene County
Local industry representatives visited with students at Greene Technology Center, West Greene, North Greene, Chuckey Doak, and Greeneville High Schools as part of Made In Greene County. Thank you to AMSEE, Ceradyne, Donaldson, Huf, John Deere Power Products, Meco, Parker, Walmart Supply Chain, and SRK Tennessee for participating in the program. Greeneville Sun event coverage of the program can be found at and here:
Chamber Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful members! Members celebrating December Chamber Anniversaries:

Butler Electric Motor Service - 29 years
Holston Gases - 22 years
Heritage Community Bank - 15 years
East Tennessee State University/Families First - 14 years
Mesa Technologies - 13 years
Quantum Environmental & Engineering Services, LLC - 13 years
Snapps Ferry Packing - 12 years
Ken Earl - 10 years
SERVPRO of Greeneville - 7 years
Trinity Benefit Advisors, Inc. - 7 years
Foshie's Tax & Accounting Services - 7 years
Lions Club - 6 years
Sacramento Management, LLC - 5 years
Winter & Company Dance Studio - 3 years
Danielle Carter - 3 years
Morristown Signs Inc. - 2 years
Love's Produce and Nursery LLC - 1 year
C.L.A.S.S. Classic Land & Auction Service Specialists - 1 year
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