From the President's Desk
As a child I would hear the adults say, “Where did time go?” I sit here typing another letter asking this very question! It is hard to believe that February is over and we are heading into March with the momentum that we have built over the last 28 days. Out goes February and in comes March with more days and more daylight.

So, what are you going to do with all this time? Here are some notable dates this month to utilize this extra time and enjoy our community:

3/2: Dr. Suess’s Birthday. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” We have 632 square miles to enjoy in Greene County! 

3/6: Employee Appreciation Day. Give a shout-out to those who keep your nonprofit running.

3/8: Women’s Day. Learn about some of Greene County’s influential women at the Greene County Museum.

3/8: Daylight Savings Time Begins. Time to spring forward!

3/17: St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate our Irish heritage at your favorite restaurant!

3/19: First Day of Spring. Stop by one of our great local small businesses that features gardening and home improvement.

3/22: World Water Day. Even if you aren’t an environmental cause, we all need to take care of our water resources. Try something new to conserve water like turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth.

While COVID numbers continue to improve and vaccinations continue to increase daily, we are still promoting best practices for our community’s safety. The fight to defeat COVID is not over! The Partnership team has utilized our time in February to continue the fight, but also launch new programs such as “Love Your Local” to participating in the resurrected Northeast TN Legislative Caucus Updates to applying for certifications and grants. With more time, our March calendar is again maximized with new recruitment campaigns, programming, applications and proposals.

The Rolling Stones released another hit in 1964 that featured the lyrics “Time is on my side, yes it is…” We encourage YOU to take advantage of all Greene County has to offer whether through shopping local, eating local and/or just driving local. March brings more days and more hours for us to enjoy…time is on our side!

Stay Safe and love where you live!

2021 Legislative Update
The Greene County Partnership will take our 2021 annual Legislative update to a digital format this year. This change allows for expanded updates from our legislators.
Videos from local, state, and federal legislators will be combined and released to the membership and community on March 26 at 8 a.m. via the GCP YouTube and social media channels.
The annual legislative update is sponsored by Summers-Taylor Inc.
Questions may be submitted for consideration by the legislators via the Greene County Partnership’s social media, or by emailing Deadline for question submission is March 5.
26th Annual Iris Festival
Over 30 booths have been reserved for the 26th Annual Iris Festival that will be held May 15-16 in downtown historic Greeneville.  Some of the featured activities include:  Annual Sundown on Depot Car Show, the Miss Iris Festival Pageant, continuous entertainment on two stages, and a food court offering all kinds of delicacies.  

For more information on the festival, visit  

For sponsorship opportunities or to register for a booth space, contact the Partnership at 423-638-4111 or email

Wearing a mask is a simple way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By wearing one you’re helping keep Greene County safe and healthy!
New Members

Hot Yoga on Main
Jolynn Doty
129 S. Main Street
Greeneville, TN 37743
Phone: 423-470-3393
Business type: Yoga/Fitness studio

Illumine Photographic Services
Larry Horn
Business type: Photography/Video
Membership Breakfast

Sponsorships are available for the Monthly Membership Breakfasts. Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring one of these events.
Member Mailing

Space is available for the Member Emailing! The cost is $50 per flyer/PDF. This is a great opportunity to market your products or businesses. Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email
The Agribusiness Committee is celebrating National Agriculture Week March 22-27, 2021. National Ag Day falls during Ag Week and is March 23, 2021. Ag Day is about recognizing and celebrating the contribution of agriculture here in Greeneville/Greene County, TN. Agriculture provides everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis. Thank a FARMER!
TN Vacation Guide

The 2021 TN Vacation Guide is now here featuring your very own Greeneville, TN! Get your FREE copy here at the GCP office or download the digital version at
Familiarization Tour

Boomer Magazine Familiarization Tour came to our region a few days in November and made a stop in Greeneville on the 13th. Guests Rachel Marsh and Jonathan Mostowy, toured the City Garage Car Museum, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, the Greeneville Greene County History Museum, and concludes with dinner at the Old Oak Taproom. A huge thanks goes out to all that welcomed Rachel and Jonathan to our community. The FAM Tour, was coordinated by GCP, Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, and TN Department of Tourist Development. 

To read about their travels in Greeneville and Northeast TN, visit Travel Northeast Tennessee for (Safe!) Amusement | Boomer Magazine
NJCAA DIII World Series

We are excited to announce the 2021 NJCAA Division III College Baseball World Series will be held May 29 – June 3, 2021 at Tusculum University’s Pioneer Park.

This annual event brings many players, parents and spectators into our community helping fuel our local economy as many of our visitors spend money throughout Greeneville & Greene County during their stay. Teams and their supporters from across the nation will converge on Greeneville and Tusculum to play world champion caliber baseball. 

Sponsorships and program advertisements are available beginning at $75 up to $5,000. 

If you are interested in supporting this nationally recognized sports event with a multi-million dollar local economic impact, please contact Trevor Rice at or call the Partnership at 423-638-4111.
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.
Nolichucky Dam River Access Cleanup

Join TVA and Keep Greene Beautiful on Saturday, March 20th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to clean up the river access at the Nolichucky Dam. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.
Economic and Workforce Development
Manufacturers Council

The Manufacturers Council met virtually on January 26th to begin planning 2021 meetings and topics. The council consists of leaders at Greene County manufacturing companies and meets monthly to discuss best practices between factories, careers in manufacturing, and services in the industry.

If you would like to receive more information about joining the council, please contact Christina Potts at or call (423) 638-4111.
Teacher Supply Depot

Between February 9th and 18th, 43 area educators visited the Teacher Supply Depot. Since sharing supplies between students has been more challenging this year, the most popular items were markers, pencils, and crayons. Teachers were appreciative of the opportunity to replenish their classroom supplies.
A special thank you to our Teacher Supply Depot sponsors and donors: Ballad Health - Greeneville Community Hospitals, Forward Air Corporation, Walmart Distribution Center 6039, and Publix Super Market at Fairgrounds Plaza.
A recent donation of children’s masks from Marshall’s Stores will be distributed to area schools in the coming weeks.
Living Downtown Greeneville, TN Survey

In an effort to collect feasibility data for a downtown project, the Greene County Partnership is seeking input regarding downtown living. Please take a minute to give your feedback by answering three quick questions.

Member Announcements
Community Survey
The East Tennessee State University Applied Social Research Lab is conducting a survey on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). As a resident of Tennessee, they are interested in your recommendations on how TDOT can better engage in our community. The survey takes about 10 minutes complete. 

One hundred respondents will be selected to win a $10 gift card. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND TO TAKE THE SURVEY.
Exchange Club of Greeneville

The annual Exchange Club Extravaganza will be held Mar 15, at 7 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting the drawing via live video feed on our Facebook page. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by reaching out to a club member, or by going to The money we raise from our Extravaganza is used to fund scholarships for deserving students, our annual Field Day, and as donations to organizations in Greeneville/Greene County who's goals align with ours: the prevention of child abuse. 
Prize Drawings Include:
1st - $500
50th - $100
100th - $100
150th - $150 
200th - $200
250th - $250
Last 10 tickets left have a chance to win or split $10,000!!
Unlike other random drawing events, the Exchange Club’s Extravaganza is a Reverse Draw Sweepstakes. We draw out losing ticket numbers until only ten tickets remain. The remaining ticket holders are given the option of splitting the winnings evenly or continuing the draw. A split can happen when all remaining ticket holders agree to split the grand prize. There are only a limited number of tickets available, so make sure to get yours before they're all gone!
The Exchange Club of Greeneville is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a goal to make our city and county a better place to live and a special focus on the prevention of child abuse. If you are interested in learning more about their organization or would like to attend one of their meetings, please reach out to them at or by sending a message to their Facebook page.
Apex Bank and Greeneville Real Estate and Auction Team are holding an online charity auction of surplus bank supplies, furniture, and equipment. All proceeds will benefit United Way of Greene County.