October 30, 2014

Chamber"At Work" News Brief

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce
2000 Commerce Ave. Dyersburg, TN 38024




The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the upcoming Small Business Lunch & Learn, How to Develop a Social Media Plan, featuring Guest Speaker, Steve Holt, on Friday, November 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lannom Center.

This session will give you a step by step guide to getting started with social media marketing and engagement.  You will walk away with action items that you can implement the next day.  Developing a plan is essential to success, so don't miss this session!


This event is FREE for Chamber members and only $10 for non-members. Lunch will be provided by Blackberry Hill Catering. For event details or registration, contact Membership Director, Hannah Caylor, at hcaylor@dyerchamber.com or call (731)285-3433.

Breast Cancer Awarness Month

First Citizens National Bank

Discovery Park of America

Security Bank

 Fire Station 1




For the 2nd consecutive year, First Citizens National Bank has been named one of the 
Best Banks to Work For.  First Citizens ranks 5th overall for banks across the entire United States. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.



To be considered for participation, banks had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

- Have at least 50 employees working in the US;

- Be a Commercial Bank, Thrift, Mutual Association, Mutual Savings Bank, Savings and Loan Association or a Savings Bank.


In all, 40 banks achieved "Best Bank" status in the program. Thefull Best Banks to Work For list is featured in the November issue of American Banker Magazine and is available online at AmericanBanker.com.


Determining the Best Banks to Work For involved a two-step process.  The first step consisted of evaluating each participating bank's workplace policies, practices, and demographics.  This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.  The second part consisted of employee surveys aimed at assessing the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace.  This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top banks and the final ranking.  Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. 


For more information on the Best Banks to Work For program, visit www.BestBankstoWorkFor.com.




Per the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the University of Memphis is required to publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and crime statistics for the last three complete calendar years.  The report contains the most recent three years of campus crime and fire safety statistics (2011-2013), and certain campus security policy statements (e.g., reporting crimes and other emergencies, drug and alcohol policies). 


Based on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's most recent Crime on Campus report, in 2013 the University of Memphis had the lowest overall incident rate (crimes per 1,000 campus population) among the ten largest universities in Tennessee (5,000 or more students).  This was the fifth time in the past seven years the UofM has earned this distinction.


The 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is now available at http://www.memphis.edu/police/pdfs/securityandsafetymain.pdf. The report contains data for the University of Memphis Campus (i.e., main campus), the Lambuth Campus, the Millington Center, the Carrier Center, and the School of Law.   The report can also be accessed at the University Police web site at http://www.memphis.edu/police/ by clicking the link "Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report."  The report can be viewed and printed as a pdf file.  A printed copy can be obtained at no charge at Police Services during business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  Police Services is located next to Parking Services in the Zach Curlin Garage.  A copy can be pre-ordered by calling 901-678-3848 during business hours and picked up anytime.


Additionally, each fall the University of Memphis reports crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).  The DOE collects and disseminates the crime statistics for all colleges and universities in the United States.  The statistics can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/security/.


If you have any questions about the report, please contact Police Services at 901-678-3848 and ask to speak to Assistant Chief Derek Myers.

Early Voting for November 4th, 2014

October 15 - 30
Dyer County Election Commission Office
103 W Market St
Dyersburg, Tn 38024
M-F 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

October 20 - 30
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
2280 Parr Ave
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Wed 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sat 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. 




DYERSBURG, Tenn. (OCTOBER 20, 2014) - Urgent Team, located at 2395 Lake Road, is pleased to announce Laura Wallace, APN, has joined the urgent and family care center.


"Laura is a very passionate medical professional who is completely committed to giving each of her patients the best possible care," said Beth Mayberry, Area Manager at Urgent Team Dyersburg. "We are thrilled to have Laura join the Dyersburg Center, her experience with patients of all ages will be an asset to the team."


Having practiced medicine for over 30 years, Wallace comes to Urgent Team most recently from Care Rite in Ripley, Tenn. where she served as a primary care provider.  


"As a Dyersburg resident, I am excited to join a team of experienced professionals that are so dedicated to serving the community with the highest quality care," said Wallace.


Wallace earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. and her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Missouri - St. Louis College of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo.


She has previous experience as a primary care provider and an RN in pediatics, adult, women's health, geriatrics and emergency care. During her time as an RN early in her career, Wallace also served as a mentor to nursing students.


Located beside Los Portales, Urgent Team is open seven days a week, seeing patients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary and the center accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. The urgent and family care center also offers online patient registration so patients don't have to complete paperwork when they visit.  Urgent Team also has urgent care centers in Tullahoma, Murfreesboro and Springfield in Tennessee as well as Wynne and Osceola in Arkansas.


To learn more about Urgent Team in Dyersburg, call (731) 882-1958 or visit UrgentTeam.com.



About Urgent Team


Urgent Team is one of the largest independent operators of urgent and family care centers in the Southeast, delivering quality and affordable family healthcare at 19 locations throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Urgent Team's convenient, walk-in centers provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services including treatments for injuries and illnesses, occupational health and wellness care. Urgent Team's online and mobile sites allow patients to find a convenient location and register prior to visiting a center.  Urgent Team's corporate headquarters are located in Nashville, Tenn.  For more information, visit UrgentTeam.com.




Destination Dyersburg/Dyer County


It's that time of year again!  The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce and Dyersburg State Gazette are partnering once again to publsih the 2015 Destination Dyersburg/Dyer County Magazine.  


The Chamber uses the magazine extensively in marketing and promoting our community to new residents and other businesses throughout the year by showcasing the people, natural beauty, and progressive business climate of the area.  As a member of the Chamber you have the opportunity to advertise in the 2015 Destination Dyersburg/Dyer County.  More information will be provided about this opportunity in the near future.


Please remember that any endorsement from the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce will be announced in advance via U.S. Postal Service, email, and/or social media.  Inquiries related to publications claiming to be endorsed by the Chamber may be verified by calling us at 731.285.3433.



Meet the Candidates Forum

The Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet the Candidates Forum on Wedensday, October 15th at the Lannom Center.  The event was open to the public and began at 7:00 a.m. with refreshments and coffee.  The event was planned in hopes of giving voters  an opportunity to learn more about the candidates and the issues surrounding the election. 


The Chairman of the Board, Larry White, opened the forum with an invocation and the Pledge of Alligence.  The Director of Downtown Development, Steve Guttery, moderated the forum.  The order of the candidate's presentations were decided by a coin toss starting in alphabetical order by last name.  The first candidate to present was James Baltimore, then John Holden, next Jim Horner, and last was Mike Pankey. Each candidate proceeded to answer the provided questions about jobs, crime, city services, and financial managment for the City of Dyersburg.  


Dyer County Youth Leadership 

Students from Dyersburg High School, Dyer County High School and Christ Classical Academy completed the annual Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) at Camp Mack Morris.  These 10th graders found themselves in team building situations that challenged them mentally and physically. 

Steve Guttery, Director of Leadership, said:  "Most COPE participants don't readily see the need to be removed from their comfort zone to build a team until they complete the two-day event."  The Youth Leadership class spent most of their time at camp in the woods learning to trust their team and how to work together.  As they worked to complete a high ropes course, they began to realize they couldn't do any of the exercises without their teammates. 



Youth Leadership also completed Ag Day at Curly Acres Farm and learned about row crops, large animal care and fiber.  Anderson Farms provided a demonstration of a drone used to look at the far reaches of large farms and provide real-time video from up to 400 feet high and over a mile away.  


Dyer County Youth Leadership is sponsored by First South Bank.


Dyer County Adult Leadership 

The Dyer County Adult Leadership class also completed their team building COPE retreat at Camp Mack Morris. 

Much like the Youth Leadership 
Class, the Adults were challenged by the outdoors, the elements and the trust and team building exercises.  This retreat is what kicked off the 9 month leadership program.  


Throughout the 9 months the Dyer County Adult Leadership class will study industry in Dyer County and our largest industry is Agriculture. 



On Tuesday, October 21st the Leaders met with soybean and cotton farmers from Dyer and Lauderdale County and got a closer look at harvesting.  Each Leader was able to get a first hand experience by riding in a cotton picker and a soybean combine. 




Shear Illusions Salon

On Monday, October 13th the Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of Shear Illusions Salon.  Chamber Diplomats, Chamber CEO, Allen Hester, and County Mayor, Chris Young, joined Owners, David and Stacey Peevyhouse, Stylist, Erin Lee, and Managing Stylist, Lisa Davis for the ceremony in front of the salon located at 1635 Frank Maynard Drive in Suite #2.  Shear Illusions Salon is a full service family salon.  On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the salon is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  To schedule an appointment call (731) 285-0060. 




In This Issue
New Members
Membership Renewals
Calendar of Events
Board of Directors

Thank You
Corporate Sponsors


Ermanas Tax Service
1575 Highway 51 Bypass N
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 334-4418

Shear Illusions Salon
1635 Frank Maynard Blvd Ste #2
Dyersbrug, TN
(731) 285-0060

Clover Creek Ranch
P.O. Box 280
Dyersburg, TN
(731) 287-1272

Pelham Myofascial Release
210 Gordon Street
Dyersburg, TN
(901) 355-7067







Dyer County Community Cancer Fund


P.H. White Company


Professional Development Center


Ronnie Gunnels


Thunderbolt Broadcasting


Twin Oaks Technology, LLC


SRG Global, Inc.


Warehousing Limited


Dyersburg Diabetic Clinic


Fisher Realty & Auction


Moody Properties Inc.


North Delta Crop Consulting, LLC


Outerlimit Powersports


Primary Care Center of Halls


Shear Illusions Salon


Aseracare Hospice


Dyersburg Rotary Breakfast Club


First South Bank


S.T.A.R. Physical Therapy


First Citizens Financial Plus


First Citizens National Bank

 Mortgage Lending Division


Medsouth Healthcare


Wilkerson's Taxidermy


Goodwill Career Solutions


Okeena Termite and Pest Control


Sonic Drive-In #2


Tennessee Realty - Edie Smith


Bill Cloar


Clover Creek Ranch


Don Medlin Company


Dyer - Lake CASA, Inc.


Dyersburg Electric System


Dyersburg Funeral Home


Green Village Corners, LLC


K & S Engineering,  PLLC


Ketchum Law Firm




Sports Plus Rehab Centers


Tennessee Career Center - Dyersburg


The Clean Team Property Maintenance


Tim Castellaw Ford


Woodlawn, LLC


Gibson Electric Membership Corporation


S.M. Lawrence


Start To Finish Automotive




Debbie Bradshaw-Hart, Dyer Co. Commission


Dyersburg City Schools

Industrial Controls & Electrical, LLC


Pediatric Associates


Dyersburg Kiwanis Club


NES Rentals


Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Newbern


Cypress Creek Outdoors 


Burch Food Services, Inc. 


Lady Luck Casino   


Century Equipment Rental 


        Phillips Engineering         





Calendar of Events 



October 27th

PATH Foster Parent Certification from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Youth Villages


October 29th

12@12 Monthly Lunch


November 6th

Holiday Mart from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lupo's


November 7th

Small Business Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lannom Center - Social Media 



November 8th

Dyersburg State Community College 45th Anniversary Celebration


November 8th

Fyrne Lake 10K


November 18th

12@12 Monthly Lunch


December 1st

Small Business Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lannom Center - Professional Etiquette


December 1st

64th Annual Dyersburg Christmas Parade in Downtown Dyersburg at 7:00 p.m.



December 3rd

Open House/Ribbon Cutting for Avalon Hospice at 10:00 a.m.


For more details  

click on the event title 

The Chamber's Monthly 12@12 Lunch

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12 Chamber members come together for lunch with Chairman of the Board, Larry White, Chamber President/CEO, Allen Hester, and Membership Director, Hannah Caylor, to discuss membership benefits and promote their business during a round table discussion and introduction.


We invite you to attend an upcoming 12@12 event! Please contact Membership Director, Hannah Caylor, to RSVP! Lunch is provided for FREE to Chamber members. Call today and reserve your spot at an upcoming 12@12 this year!


Upcoming Small Business 

Lunch and Learns


November 7th

Steve Holt, How to Develop a Social Media Plan

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.


December 1st

Maleia Evans, Professional Etiquette and Workplace Appropriateness Training

11:30 - 1:00 p.m.


2014 Diplomats

Andrea Joy

Edward Jones


Buffy Worley 

First State


Dakota Simpson 

Simpson Entertainment


Edie Smith 

Tennessee Realty - Edie Smith


Helen Maclin 

First Citizens National Bank


Holly Comer 

Achieve Medical Weight Loss


Holly Nichols 

Dyersburg Health Care and Rehabilitation


Jan Jernigan 

White & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc.


Jessica Harrison

Servpro of Dyersburg/Union City


Judy Gregory

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce


Kristol Sentell 

First Citizens National Bank


Kyle East 

Woodmen of the World


Megan Brock

Security Bank


Melanie Hardy 

Regions Bank


Melissa LaBonte

University of Memphis Dyersburg Office


Patrick Williams

Johnson-Williams Funeral Home 


Patty Rose 

Comcast Spotlight


Sharon  Davidson 

First South Financial Credit Union


Stephany Hamm 

Extendicare of West Tennessee


Tiffany Brimm 

The Highlands of Dyersburg


Have a HOT DEAL  

Use your membership access through ChamberMaster to post them directly to our website!!!!!

on't forget to check out the
 HOT DEALS and JOBS already posted on www.dyerchamber.com  for great deals and opportunities!!!

Celebrate Your New Business With A
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Contact your Membership Director, Hannah Caylor, to schedule your Ribbon Cutting at

(731)285-3433 or hcaylor@dyerchamber.com



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:: Executive Committee ::

Larry White, Chairman

Jeff Agee, Immediate Past-Chairman

Joe Emery, Immediate Past-Chairman


Danny Watson, Chairman-Elect

Allen Hester, President/CEO

Joe M. Enoch, Treasurer

Eddie Anderson, Vice Chair Agribusiness

Don Crews, Vice Chair Business


Joe Yates, Vice Chair Downtown


Paul Carson, Vice Chair Community


Dr. Karen Bowyer, Vice Chair Education

Steve Bullard, Vice Chair Existing Industry

Bob Kirk, Vice Chair Governmental &


Terry Layman, Co-Vice Chair Economic


York Walker, Co-Vice Chair Economic


Danny Watson, Vice Chair Membership &

     Organizational Development

David Hayes, Vice Chair Regional


John Ford, Vice Chair Transportation

Ben Youree, Vice Chair Healthcare


Penny Guthrie, Vice Chair Retail



:: Board Members :: 

Andrew Harrington

Mary Burks-Minton            

Bill Reffert      

Mike Pennington

Brent Hayman     

Mike Sanders

Carol Harris        

Patrick Williams

Chad Davis      

Pollyanna McClure

Eric Maupin     


Stan Welch      

John Uitendaal        

Tommy Allmon      

Kurt Walker       

Tony Dement   

Leigh Anne Walker      

Walt Bradshaw


:: Ex Officio Members :: 

Mayor Richard Hill, Dyer County

Mayor John Holden, Dyersburg

Mayor Olen Parker, Newbern

Mayor James Davis, Trimble

John Lannom, Legal Counsel

Donna Hastings, TN Center for Applied Technology

Neel Durbin, City Schools Superintendent

Dr. Dwight Hedge, Dyer County School Superintendent

Joseph Townson, Dyer County Fair Board

Steve Lane, Dyersburg Electric

Eddie Burks, Dyer County Planning Commission

Jimmy Williamson, NW TN Port Authority


Allen Hester, CCE

President/CEO CEcD

Email: ahester@dyerchamber.com


Tammy Hall, IOM

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Email: thall@dyerchamber.com


Steve Guttery

Director of Downtown Development

Email: sguttery@dyerchamber.com


Hannah Caylor

Membership Director

Email: hcaylor@dyerchamber.com


Tiffany Pride

Administrative Assistant

Email: tpride@dyerchamber.com


Judy Gregory


Email: jgregory@dyerchamber.com

Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce

2000 Commerce Avenue
Dyersburg, TN 38024

Telephone: 731.285.3433
Fax: 731.286.4926
Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce
(731) 285-3433