NOVEMBER 2018
PARTNERS NEWSLETTER
INDUSTRY APPRECIATION RECEPTION
More than 100 people were guests at the Partnership’s Annual Industry Appreciation Reception Tuesday, October 17, at the General Morgan Inn. Our sincere appreciation goes out to the sponsors who made this event possible: 1 Team Clinic LLC, A Services Group, Accuforce Staffing, Andrew Johnson Bank, APEX Bank, Atmos Energy, AtWork Personnel Services, Baker Donelson, Ballad Health - family of 21 hospitals, including Laughlin Memorial and Takoma Regional, C & C Millwright Maintenance Co., Consumer Credit Union, Delfasco, East TN Iron and Metal, First Tennessee Bank, GCS Partnership, Grand Rental Station, Greeneville Collection Service, Greeneville Iron and Metals, Greeneville Light and Power, Jarden Zinc Products, John Deere Power Products, Marsh Propane, Professional Vending Services, Summers Taylor, Inc., The Greeneville Sun and Transport Technologies.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
Mark your calendar now for the Annual Christmas Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. The cost of the lunch is $20 with reservations, $25 without. Please RSVP to gcp@greenecop.com by Monday, December 3. Special entertainment will be provided by the Tusculum College Jazz Band.
CHRISTMAS PARADE
The Partnership and the Greeneville Exchange Club have announced that the 2018 Greeneville Christmas Parade will be held in downtown historic Greeneville on Sunday, December 2, beginning at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Silver Bells, It’s Christmas Time in the City.” Entry forms are available at the Partnership 115 Academy Street. Permits are required for participation and must be completed by November 29. For more information on the parade, call the Partnership, 423-638-4111, or email chamber@greenecop.com
MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST
Don’t forget to RSVP for the November Membership Breakfast, scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center. The sponsor of the breakfast is Holston Home for Children. The cost of the breakfast is $3 with reservations and $8 without. Please email gcp@greenecop.com or call 638-4111 by Thursday, November 8.

Sponsorship's are available for the 2019 Monthly Membership Breakfasts. Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 for more information on sponsoring one of these events.
RIBBON CUTTING
Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting for Chantz Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram scheduled for Monday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. The business is located at 300 Bachman Drive.
FARM CITY BANQUET
Tickets are now available for the 30th Annual Farm-City Banquet scheduled for Thursday, November 29, 6 p.m. at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center. The Agribusiness Committee will be “Celebrating the importance of Agriculture to all the citizens in Greeneville/Greene County.” Tickets are $15 each for the chicken dinner with all the trimmings and will be followed by the presentation of the J.W. Massengill Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and the Robert C.
Austin Distinguished Service to Community Award. If you are an Agriculture/Agritourism venue business and would like to be included in the slideshow at the event to be recognized, please call Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email
Sponsorships are still available for the 2018 Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic that will be held December 26 – 29 at Hal Henard Gymnasium. Sixteen teams from several states will be competing in this year’s tournament. For more information on how you can become a sponsor, contact Joni Parker at the Partnership, 423-638-4111, or email chamber@greenecop.com .
GCP SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship opportunities for 2019 are available for each of the departments and are crucial in providing monetary support for each entity. Available sponsorships include the Partnership and Keep Greene Beautiful golf tournaments, the Iris Festival, Annual Meeting, Industry Appreciation Reception, Farm City Banquet; Tourism’s Festival of Trees, Antique Appraisal Fair & Show, Sports Council Luncheon, Educational Workshops, “High Tops to High Heels” Women in Sports & Tourism Luncheon and the National Junior College Athletic Association’s DIII World Series, and Keep Greene Beautiful’s 3-Mile Walk, Great American Cleanup, Conservation Camp and Sanitation Breakfast. Other programs that benefit include Youth Leadership, Youth Council and the Education & Workforce Development Department. For more information, contact Lori Dowell at the Partnership at  638-4111.  
Tourism

The inaugural High Tops to High Heels Luncheon was held on October 31st with more than 350 attendees. A full write up on the event will be in next months newsletter.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
Tourism has begun planning for their annual Festival of Trees coming up November 11-20 in the Greeneville Commons Shopping Center, this year in the former Rue 21 building. The event features trees, wreaths and centerpieces decorated and donated by local businesses, churches, clubs and individuals. The 10-day silent auction is always a huge hit and precedes the Christmas season. The sponsors for the event include Air Pro Heating & Air, Greeneville Light & Power, Jaron Snoeyenbos/State Farm, K-VA-T Food Stores, Radio Greeneville, SRK Tennessee and The Greeneville Sun. Applications are now being accepted and sponsorships are still available at a cost of $250-$500. For more information, please contact Tammy Kinser.
Keep Greene Beautiful
HALLOWEEN HUSTLE
Congratulations to the Keep Greene Beautiful “Halloween Hustle” Walk winners: Chase Jablonski, overall winner; Hannah Marshall, 20 to 29; Amy McKinney, 30 to 39; Jenny Waddell 40 to 49; Michael Jablonski, 50 to 59; Randy Broce, 60-69; and Allen Jones, 70 and up. Thank you to Ballad Health, title sponsor; First Tennessee Bank; Scepter Greeneville and all shirt sponsors.
SANITATION APPRECIATION
Keep Greene Beautiful will be honoring local sanitation workers with an appreciation breakfast at the Tusculum University cafeteria Wednesday, November 7, at 6 a.m. This annual event recognizes these individuals for the important service they provide to the community. Any business that would like to provide a door prize or become a sponsor of the breakfast may contact Jennifer Wilder at the Partnership or email kgb@greenecop.com
Education & Workforce Development
MADE IN GREENE COUNTY
Local industry representatives have visited with students at Greene Technology Center, West Greene, North Greene, and Chuckey Doak High Schools as part of Made In Greene County. Please contact Dana Wilds if you would like to participate in Made In Greene County at South Greene and Greeneville High Schools. Thank you to AMSEE, Ceradyne, Donaldson, Huf, John Deere Power Products, Meco, Parker, Walmart Supply Chain, and SRK Tennessee for participating in October visits.
Chamber Anniversaries
Happy Anniversary to these wonderful members! Members celebrating November Chamber Anniversaries:

Signature Health Care of Greeneville - 38 years
Walmart Supercenter - 34 years
Lamar Advertising - 23 years
Signs Plus - 22 years
Laughlin Hospital Foundation - 19 years
Premier Transportation - 14 years
The UPS Store 5004 - 14 years
Preferred Properties of East Tennessee, Inc. - 11 years
Fairfield Estates - 10 years
Tusculum Family Physicians - 8 years
City Garage Car Museum - 8 years
Home Instead Senior Care - 8 years
Ultimate Shine 3-Minute Express Car Wash - 7 years
Kiwanis Club of Greeneville - 6 years
Scrap Guy - 6 years
RPC Specialty Coatings, Inc. - 6 years
Gardner Paint Services, Inc. - 6 years
State Farm Insurance, Jaron Snoeyenbos - 6 years
Factory Connection - 5 years
Allen R. Jones - 5 years
Community Pharmacy of Greeneville - 1 year
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