December 2020 Newsletter
Obion County Industrial Development Corporation 2020 Renewals

Premier Members
Union City Energy Authority

Platinum Members
Simmons Bank
Baptist Memorial Hospital

Gold Members
Union City Insurance
Southern Machinery Repair, Inc.
All Kraft Erectors
Universal Contractors
Darling Ingredients
Tyson Foods

Silver Members
Herman Jenkins Motors
Town of Troy
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
Forcum Lannom Contractors
Vaughn Electric Company
Bronze Members
The Messenger
Taylor-Ford Lincoln
Revell Construction Company
Dr. Jere W. Crenshaw D.D.S.
Jiffy Steamer Company
G & H Tool and Die
Century 21 Golden Service Realty
Williams Sausage Company
Dixie Gun Works
Warner Law Firm
Rotary Club of Union City
Carpenter Real Estate
Farm Bureau Insurance - Hadley Malone
JR Wauford & Company
Sullivan Dentistry
White Ranson Funeral Home
Union City Terminal Railroad
Interested in becoming and OCIDC member? View our invitation letter here!

Interstate Batteries
Total Tech Solutions
Bluegrass Commercial Cleaning
Patrick Dwyer - Woodmen Life
Jordan Plumbing Company
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce? Click here to join our chamber!
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Tying the Community Together

Baptist Memorial Hospital Staff were recognized on Tuesday, November 17th with a ceremonial ribbon-tying and drive-thru event. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital and staff have been a blessing for the community. Not only were they recognized with the event, but local businesses and students came together to drop off gifts and cards for staff to enjoy later. Second grade students from Obion County School system sent cards as well as elementary students from Union City Schools. The event was a success and a great way to show appreciation to healthcare workers during the pandemic.

If you see a healthcare worker today, be sure to tell them THANK YOU for their service to their community.
Interstate Batteries Ribbon Cutting
Interstate Batteries is now open at 1213 South First Street in Union City. On Friday, November 20th, Interstate Batteries has a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Event. It is always exciting to welcome new business to Obion County!
Mask Mandate Flyer
Please feel free to download this flyer to use in your place of business. Thank you for wearing your mask when visiting Obion County businesses.
Obion County Blog
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How to Spend A Very Merry Day in Obion County

Union City is a charming town with a quaint downtown area, a variety of good eats, and some seriously great shopping, but one of our most famous (and favorite!) features has to be the “Let it Glow” Lights Show. Families come from miles around to drive through the 30+ miles of over one million spectacular Christmas lights. It’s great for kids, it’s only $10, it’s socially distanced, and—most importantly—it boasts a waterfall made of stunning blue Christmas lights. Be sure to stop by the Obion County Chamber Office to kick off your happy, healthy trip with a free Obion County mask and more resources on fun opportunities.
Allens Paint & Supply Makes Donation to UCES PTO
The Union City Elementary School PTO was the recipient of a generous deed and donation from Allen’s Paint and Supply recently. Owners Bucky and Stephanie Allen, whose daughter, Olivia, is a kindergarten student at UCES, presented a $500 check to Principal David Byars to pass on to the school support organization.

The Allens raised the money by giving away barbecue sandwiches and chips and charging $1 for a drink to go with the meal. The response was overwhelming, with one group — from Wayne’s Auto Repair and Towing in Union City — writing a check for $200 to help support the cause. “We just wanted to give back to the community and our school system,” Bucky said. The Union City Elementary School PTO uses donations and fund-raising money to help provide for needs of students and staff at the school.
First Citizens National Bank reaches $2 BILLION in Assets
First Citizens National Bank’s Chairman & CEO, Jeff Agee, and President &
COO, Judy Long are excited to announce that First Citizens National Bank, the once small, Dyer County bank is a $2 Billion company. With this milestone, FirstCNB is now the 8th largest Tennessee bank! Agee states, “No matter how much we grow, our promise to you is to remain small and intimate. We are proud and thankful that our customers trust us to be their community bank.”
Coffey Completes Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course 2020
Brooke Coffey recently graduated from the TBEDC. The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) was delivered via Zoom August 23-27 to a record 53 participants.  TBEDC is considered the flagship course of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program.  TBEDC didn’t miss a beat transferring to a virtual platform, with 20+ instructors delivering content on the core strategies of economic development, including Marketing & Attraction, Business Retention & Expansion, Strategic Planning, ED Finance, Entrepreneurship and more. Participants enjoyed interactive sessions with discussion segments built into every presentation. The course scored the highest of any other TCED course ever!
Have a Happy Healthy Holiday in Northwest Tennessee
As the holidays are approaching, the Chamber is working hard to promote shopping, eating, and enjoying in the area. We are launching a Happy Healthy Holiday campaign and are so excited! Be sure to regularly check out our social media, website, and emails for exciting opportunities. The holidays are such a great time, especially in Northwest Tennessee!
 "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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