Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

July 18, 2016

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Chamber News
Golf Shoot-Out 
Golfers at the 22nd Annual Greene County Partnership Golf Shoot-Out on Thursday, August 11, at Link Hills Country Club can win an all-inclusive 7-day stay for two at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and Golf Club in Exuma, Bahamas, courtesy of Cruise Planners and Kristin Small. This year's tournament features prizes on all par three holes, a longest drive contest and a putting contest. The entry fee is $600 per team ($150 per individual) and includes lunch, greens fees, golf carts, complimentary beverages during play, and dinner. Title sponsors of the event are C&C Millwright Maintenance Co. and DTR Tennessee. Walmart Transportation is the lunch sponsor. Hole sponsorships are available at a cost of $175. For more information on the tournament or to register a team or player, contact Vickie Andrew at 638-4111 or email

Beef Day
Don't forget to attend the Agribusiness Committee's Annual Beef Day Celebration Friday, July 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be contests, handouts, door prizes, beef-cooking demonstrations and free beef product samples as Greeneville and Greene County pay homage to the beef producers.
August Membership Breakfast
Invitations have gone out for the August Membership Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, at 7:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn and Conference Center. Walters State Community College will be the sponsor and the cost is $3 with reservations, $8 without. Please email or call 638-4111 by Friday, August 5.
Great American Cleanup
Ninety-five volunteers collected 700 pounds of trash during the Great American Cleanup (GAC). The Harness Family was the recipient of the Keep Greene Beautiful weed trimmer giveaway for holding litter pickups during the GAC. Individuals and groups were encouraged to hold cleanups this past spring to be eligible to win.

Photo: Harry Harness accepts the weed trimer on behalf of his wife Joyce Harness from Keep Greene Beautiful Director Jennifer Wilder.

September Emailing
Space is available for the September Member Emailing! The deadline to submit a onepage 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.
Greene County Youth Council
The Partnership's Youth Council is now forming! All Greeneville/Greene County and HomeLife Academy high school students interested in volunteering in the community are encouraged to join. The program will kick off with a service project helping the Crumley House prior to its fundraiser Saturday, August 6. Attendance at the kickoff is mandatory for participation in the program. For more information or to register for the program, contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111 or email by Wednesday, August 3.
Membership Breakfast Sponsorship Available
Sponsorship is still available for the September Membership Breakfast. Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring this breakfast.
Leadership Greene County
Members of the Leadership Greene County Class of 2016 concluded their year with a volunteer service project June 30 by helping the Child Advocacy Center in Mosheim with trimming trees, weeding, power washing, staining the fence around the playground, cleaning toys, cleaning and mopping the kitchen area and shampooing carpets. The leadership class will graduate at the Partnership's Monthly Membership Breakfast on August 9 at the General Morgan Inn. For more information on the program, contact Jennifer Wilder at the Partnership.
Welcome New Members
The Partnership welcomes new member Mountain States Health Alliance-Washington County Hospitals.
Tourism News
Google Workshop
Tourism's "Get Your Business Google-ized" has only two more seats to fill for this July 20 event. Sponsored by Tusculum College and Walters State Community College and a project of Tennessee Small Business Development, the event will take place at the Kathryn W. Leonard Administrative Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is provided and sponsored by Andrew Johnson Bank and refreshments are sponsored by Farm BureauTrey Youngblood/Agent. Those interested in attending should contact Tammy Kinser at 423-638-4111 or email
Sports Council Luncheon
More than 200 guests attended the Fourth Annual Sports Council Luncheon July 12 at Trinity United Methodist Church. New Tusculum head football coach Jerry Odom spoke to the crowd about coaching at the high school level before proceeding to the college level. Each sponsor was presented a trophy during the luncheon and Sam Miller, president and CEO of Consumer Credit Union, the title sponsor, was presented an autographed TC logo ball to display in his office. Danny Venerable of Grand Rental Station was given a plaque for his support and participation in Tourism's Marquee Initiative. Other sponsors included Sam's Club 8222, DTR Tennessee, Greeneville Light & Power, Marsh Propane, TI Automotive, American Greetings, C & C Millwright, Farm Bureau - Wayne Hughes, Grand Rental Station, Greene County Tennis Assoc., Greeneville Astros, Greeneville Water Commission, LMR Plastics, MECO, Rodefer Moss & Co., Sports Destination Management, Takoma Regional Hospital and Tusculum College Athletics.
Education & Workforce Development News
Teacher In-Service
A second session has been added to the manufacturing in-service offerings for city and county school teachers, administrators and counselors. Education & Workforce Development will host the in-services Thursday, July 28, and Monday, August 1. The sessions will include plant tours and meetings with human resource managers and plant managers. Any educator interested in participating in this free day-long event should contact Rebeckah Ball at or call 638-4111.
Have a great week!
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