FEBRUARY 2019
PARTNERS NEWSLETTER
Greene County Partnership Annual Meeting
Plans are proceeding for the Partnership's Annual Meeting, with 26 area businesses already signed up as sponsors. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the General Morgan Inn and features heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks with a social time before the brief program which will be highlighted by the presentation of the Business of the Year and the Champion of the Year awards. Sponsorship at a cost of $275 provides attendance for two and recognition on all printed and electronic promotions. The general attendance is $30 per person. For more information on sponsorship of the annual meeting or to make reservations, contact Joni Parker or call the Partnership office at 638-4111.  

Thank you to those sponsors who have committed to the 2019 event: 1 Team Clinic, LLC, A Services Group, American Greetings, Andrew Johnson Bank, Apex Bank, Baker Donelson, Chantz Scott Chrysler, Dode, Jeep, Ram, Consumer Credit Union, Eastman Credit Union, East Tennessee Iron & Metal, Greeneville Federal Bank, Greeneville Light & Power System, The Greeneville Sun, John Deere Power Products, Landair, Leonard Associates, Marsh Propane, McInturff, Milligan, & Brooks, Meco, Parker Hannifin, Publix, Rodefer Moss & Co, South State Contractors, SRK Tennessee, Tusculum University, Unaka, and US Nitrogen.
Sponsorships

Sponsorships are available for the Monthly Membership Breakfasts . As always, the breakfasts are a great turnout and great opportunity to showcase your business/product. 

Space is available for the Member Emailing ! The deadline to submit a one-page PDF file is Friday, February 22, and the cost is $50. This is a great opportunity to market your products or businesses. 

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 events of all departments are available. Click here to see the events and opportunities.

Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
New Members 
The Partnership welcomes the following new members: TN for Student Success, Salon 7, Lloyd’s Electric Service, Inc., Christian Self-Help, Inc. and Grand Smoky View House.
Green Coat Ambassadors 
The Green Coat Ambassadors have been busy this past month with the following ribbon cuttings: George Scott-Edward Jones, the WJHL Newsroom and Salon 7. Please welcome these new businesses to Greeneville!
Presentations regarding the Youth Leadership and Youth Council programs will be made to area high schools in February, at which time applications will be made available to students. Applications are also available at the Greene County Partnership office and online and should be submitted by February 28. Selection criteria include school and community involvement, displayed leadership abilities and academic excellence. For more information contact Jennifer Wilder at the Partnership.
The 2019 Annual Partnership Legislative Breakfast is been scheduled for Friday, March 22, at 7:30a.m. at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center . Summers Taylor, Inc. will sponsor the event. Make plans now for this event at a cost of $20 per person paid in advance or $25 at the door. Take this opportunity to speak with state and local representatives and to hear their comments on pending legislation. For more information, call the Partnership office at 423.638.4111.
Tourism
The Antique Appraisal Fair & Show has already signed up 28 vendors for the event coming up on Saturday, March 23 at Greeneville High School. The event will also feature four certified appraisers assessing the value of antiques brought in by the public at a cost of $5 each. A special thanks goes out to the Greeneville City Schools for their title sponsorship as well as Back Porch Antiques, MECO, Rodefer Moss, Sam’s Club, K-VaT Foods, and Pinnacle Home Improvements for their sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring the Appraisal Fair, the available levels are Silver at $250 and Gold at $500. P lease contact Tammy Kinser for more information
Familiarization Tours
The Tourism Department will be hosting two Familiarization Tours in the upcoming months. The first being on February 15-17 hosted by the TN Department of Tourist Development. The two writers will be in Greeneville for an article to posted on tnvacation.com, shared on the state’s social channels and used for future pitching. They will write an article, shoot photos and video while here. Then March 21-23, Tourism, along with Northeast TN Tourism Association, will host another group of travel writers. Our goal is to host up to 4 folks per tour. Blue Ridge Country, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Smoky Mountain Living and a few travel bloggers have already expressed intent.
Familiarization Tours
The Tourism Department will be hosting two Familiarization Tours in the upcoming months. The first being on February 15-17 hosted by the TN Department of Tourist Development. The two writers will be in Greeneville for an article to posted on tnvacation.com, shared on the state’s social channels and used for future pitching. They will write an article, shoot photos and video while here. Then March 21-23, Tourism, along with Northeast TN Tourism Association, will host another group of travel writers. Our goal is to host up to 4 folks per tour. Blue Ridge Country, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Smoky Mountain Living and a few travel bloggers have already expressed intent.
Familiarization Tours
The Tourism Department will be hosting two Familiarization Tours in the upcoming months. The first being on February 15-17 hosted by the TN Department of Tourist Development. The two writers will be in Greeneville for an article to posted on tnvacation.com, shared on the state’s social channels and used for future pitching. They will write an article, shoot photos and video while here. Then March 21-23, Tourism, along with Northeast TN Tourism Association, will host another group of travel writers. Our goal is to host up to 4 folks per tour. Blue Ridge Country, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Smoky Mountain Living and a few travel bloggers have already expressed intent.
Hospitality Training Workshops
The Tourism Advisory Task Force has been busy working on new locations to host their FREE Hospitality Training workshops. These workshops, led by a member of the Task Force, take place in your location and offers your employees the opportunity to be better prepared to ask that ever popular question, “What is there to do in Greeneville?” If you would like to sign up for one of these workshops that take up to 20 minutes maximum, please contact Tammy Kinser . The workshop is FREE, but the information gained for your employees is PRICELESS. 
NJCAA DIII World Series
The Sports Council is busy planning the 2019 National Junior College Athletic Association’s Div. III World Series coming up May 24-30. More than 280 championship level players as well as their coaches and families will visit our area for a minimum of five days. The Council is currently seeking sponsorships at levels from $500 up to $5,000 as well as volunteers and items for the goody bags. If you are interested in more information on this event that gets nationwide exposure for our community, please contact Tammy Kinser .  A special thanks to sponsors that have already signed on for the World Series, Greene County Govt., John Deere Power Products, WGRV, City of Tusculum, Town of Greeneville, Brolin & Bailey.
Keep Greene Beautiful
Great American Cleanup
Keep Greene Beautiful will be joining Keep America Beautiful affiliates across the country March 1 - May 31 to observe the Great American Cleanup. During this observance, everyone is encouraged to clean up litter from roads and creeks, remove graffiti, initiate beautification and community improvement projects, and plant trees and flowers. Sponsorships at $250 are available. Contact Jennifer Wilder to schedule a cleanup or for sponsorship information. Free trash bags are available for participating individuals.
Swing Into Spring Tournament
Make plans now to participate in the Keep Greene Beautiful “Swing Into Spring” Golf Tournament title sponsored by Waste Industries on April 11 at Link Hills Country Club. Click here for sponsorship opportunities. Anyone interested in the tournament should contact Jennifer Wilder at the Partnership, 638-4111 or email kgb@greenecop.com . 
Education & Workforce Development
Speakers Needed
Classroom speakers for Greeneville and Greene County schools are needed to talk with students regarding career pathways, soft skills, training/certifications, and mock interviews. Please contact Dana Wilds for more information.
Chamber Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful members! Members celebrating February Chamber Anniversaries:

Parker Hannifin - 46 years
Greeneville Pediatric Clinic - 40 years
City of Tusculum - 36 years
Doctor's Office - 32 years
Greene County Department of Health - 31 years
East Tennessee Forest Products - 31 years
Greeneville City Schools      - 30 years
Professional Vending - 29 years
East Tennessee Promotions - 28 years
March of Dimes-App. Div. - 28 years
Staff Pro - 21 years
Baker Donelson - 21 years
Transport Technologies, LLC - 16 years
Greeneville Mini Warehouses - 16 years
Round Table Offices LLC    - 14 years
Hutchins & Associates - 14 years
Central Drug Store - 14 years
James C. (J.C.) Jones - 10 years
David Crum - 8 years
Elwood Staffing - 7 years
A Services Group, LLC - 7 years
Jack Stewart - 7 years
Kathy Knight - 6 years
Badcock & More - 6 years
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Morristown - 5 years
Tri-City Vision Center - 5 years
Dollywood - 4 years
Peake Insurance - 4 years
Cornerstone Wealth Management Group - 3 years
MEDIC Regional Blood Center - 3 years
Pizza Inn - 2 years
Aflac - 1 year
Catalyst Coffee Co. - 1 year
Michael Brady Inc. - 1 year
S&ME Inc. - 1 year
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