Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

April 25, 2016

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Chamber News
Golf Tournament Rescheduled To Friday Because Of Weather
With the predicted weather forecast for the 18th Annual Keep Greene Beautiful Golf Tournament, a decision has been made to reschedule it for Friday, April 29, at Nolichucky View Golf Club.  Sponsorships are still available, and the cost for a team is $400 or $100 for an individual.  This includes cart and greens fees, lunch, light snacks and dinner.  For more information or to register, contact Keep Greene Beautiful at 638-4111.
Greene County Youth Leadership Applications Due Friday
Youth Leadership applications are due Friday, April 29!  For more information on the program, contact Jennifer Wilder at the Partnership.
MacAbbey Road Antiquities Ribbon Cutting
Join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting and open house for MacAbbey Road Antiquities Friday, May 13, at 11:30 a.m.  The business is located at 219 N. Irish Street.
'Kids' Day On The Farm'
Greeneville City and Greene County schools' third-graders will be attending the Annual "Kids' Day on the Farm" event Tuesday, May 17, at the Research & Education Center of Greeneville.  The event provides students the opportunity to learn about different aspects of farming and is coordinated by the Partnership's Agribusiness Committee.
Great American Cleanup
Keep Greene Beautiful urges all residents to clean up litter now through the end of May to be eligible to win a Troybilt weed trimmer.  All participants that complete the KGB Collection Sheet will be entered into a drawing for the Troybilt weed trimmer valued at $230.  An individual's name can be entered multiple times for multiple cleanups and trash bags are provided for participants.  Call KGB at 638-4111 or email kgb@greenecop.com for more information.
'Free Electronics Recycling Day'
A "Free Electronic Recycling Day" will be held Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart SuperCenter parking lot. Visit the "Upcoming Events" section of the Partnership's website to view a list of acceptable items. For more information, contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111.
June Dairy Days
Make plans to attend the June Dairy Days Celebration Friday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion.  The event will feature contests, entertainment and free dairy product samples and is coordinated by the Partnership's Agribusiness Committee.
Youth Leadership Graduation
Congratulations to Greeneville High School's Thomas Burkey for receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award, and Chuckey-Doak High School's Emily Kirk, recipient of the Outstanding Character Award, at the Partnership's Greene County Youth Leadership graduation and recognition ceremony on April 21 at Chuckey-Doak High School.  Thanks to Chuckey-Doak for the use of their facilities.  Forty-eight students graduated from the program this year.
Tourism News
Sports Council Luncheon Announced
The Sports Council Fundraising Luncheon will be held July 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Tusculum College's new head football coach Jerry Odom will be the speaker for the event which is title-sponsored by Consumer Credit Union. The cost will be $25 per ticket and sponsorships are available for $250 and $500. All proceeds benefit the Sports Council and assist with marketing efforts aimed at attracting sporting events to the community. The average sports participant will spend $75 per day in a town. For more information, contact Tammy Kinser at tkinser@greenecop.com.
Tourism To Host Writer FAM Tours In October
GCP Tourism, along with the seven other destinations involved in the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, will host a travel writer familiarization tour October 11-15.  Geiger and Associates of Florida is working with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development to organize the tour.  Each of the eight communities will offer tours, meals and overnight stays with hopes of gaining editorial in publications such as AAA magazine, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and many more.  The four "tracts" will include music, outdoor recreation, eat and drink, and history and family.  The initial planning meeting took place April 21 at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.  More than 15 journalists will be participating in the FAM tour. 
Member News
Federal Tax Incentives For Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Main Street: Greeneville invites historic building owners and downtown businesses to attend an informational session regarding Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Thursday, April 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn. Investment tax credits are available to owners or certain long-term renters of income-producing properties and amount to 20 percent of what an owner spends rehabilitating a building. For more information, contact Jann Mirkov at 639-7102 or email director@mainstreetgreeneville.org.
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