Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

August 15, 2016

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Chamber News
DTR & Walmart Transportation Win Golf Shoot-Out
Congratulations to the DTR Tennessee and Walmart Transportation teams, winners of the Scratch and Handicap divisions, respectively, at the Greene County Partnership's 22nd Annual Golf Shoot-Out Thursday at Link Hills Country Club.  Twenty-four businesses sponsored the ninety-six golfers that participated in this year's tournament.  Our sincere appreciation goes out to our title sponsors, C&C Millwright Maintenance and DTR Tennessee; our dinner sponsor, Walmart Transportation; contest sponsors, Rodefer Moss & CO, Delfasco, East Tennessee Iron & Metal, Marsh Propane and Brookdale Greeneville; hole sponsors: @ Work, American Greetings, AMSEE, Consumer Credit Union, Edward Jones Investments/Bob Gay, Greeneville Light & Power System, Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Leonard Associates, Life Care Center of Greeneville, Marsh Propane, McInturff, Milligan & Brooks, Parker Hannifin, Scepter Greeneville, Takoma Regional Hospital, Vaughn & Melton and Vulcan Materials; and to our beverage sponsor, Greeneville Oil & Petroleum. We also extend our thanks to the numerous businesses that provided door prizes for the event.
Leadership Greene County Welcome Reception
The welcome reception for the new Leadership Greene County Class of 2017 will be held August 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Greene County Partnership.  Twenty-one individuals have signed up to participate.  They include Marc Ballast, Parker Hannifin; Brandon Becker, John Deere Power Products; Sandi Blalock, The Greeneville Sun; Courtney Boren, Walters State Community College; Joy Dotson, Greeneville Light & Power; Mark Doty, Ready Mix USA; Debbie Epley, Laughlin Memorial Hospital; Heather Gass, Andrew Johnson Bank; Michelle Huffman, First Tennessee Bank; Mike Karriker, Parker Hannifin; Tonda Laws, Morning Pointe Assisted Living; Krista Reynolds, Rodefer Moss; Robin Roberts, Takoma Regional Hospital; Katie Tassell, Tusculum College; Asong Venard, Town of Greeneville; Dwayne Wells, Greeneville Light & Power; Bambi Wheale, US Nitrogen; Heather White, Life Care Center of Greeneville; Paul Wilkerson, American Greetings; and Erich Winter, Greeneville Fire Department.
September Member Emailing
Space is available for the September Member Emailing!  The deadline to submit a one page PDF file is Friday, September 2, and the cost is $100.  This is a great opportunity to market products or businesses.  Please contact Lori Dowell at the Partnership for more information.
October Membership Breakfast
Invitations will be going out soon for the October Membership Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn and Conference Center.  Takoma Regional Hospital will be the sponsor and the cost is $3 with reservations, $8 without.  Please email or call 638-4111 by Friday, October 7.
Welcome New Members
The Partnership welcomes Process Whisperer Consultants, LLC and Photography by Mary Beth as new members.
Tourism News
Tourism Seeking Sponsorships 
The Tourism Department is seeking sponsorships for an Instragram Workshop co-hosted with the Small Business Development Center at ETSU and Absolute Communications. The workshop will be held October 20 and will cover integrated marketing and branding for small businesses and communities. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Tammy Kinser at  Sponsorships are $1,000 each. 
National Quilt Trail Gathering 
The Tourism Department assisted the Appalachian RC&D Council and other organizations in hosting the National Quilt Trail Gathering 2016 at the General Morgan Inn August 10-13.  Forty-five quilt trail representatives and quilt enthusiasts from California to Canada attended the event and participated in seminars that focused on fundraising and grants, "Telling Your Own Stories" workshop, "Fragments, Remnants and Scraps" workshop, a documentary and dessert at the Capitol Theatre, quilt turning, dinner at Still Hollow Farm and a quilt barn motor coach tour.  All proceeds from the gathering will fund the Quilt Trail Program in East Tennessee.
Education & Workforce Development News
Teacher Supply Depot Opening
Sixty-one certified teachers in the Greeneville and Greene County school systems were provided the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies Tuesday, August 3, at the summer opening of the Greene County Partnership Education and Workforce Development's Teacher Supply Depot. Free supplies, valued at $3,524.72 were distributed to the teachers during the depot opening Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Laughlin Memorial Hospital's Medical Office Building No. 2.  Participating educators were assisted in registering and shopping by the Greene County Partnership Youth Council members. Laughlin Memorial Hospital generously donates space for the depot. Several businesses and organizations have made contributions to the depot, including Walmart Logistics, Eastman Credit Union, Niswonger Foundation, Foster Grandparents and Walmart SuperCenter. For more information or to donate to the depot, contact Education and Workforce Development Director Rebeckah Ball at 638-4111 or
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