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March 28, 2016

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ISO 9001:2015 Training - New Requirements For 2015
The Partnership and University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will host an ISO 9001:2015 Training Friday, April 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Partnership Office. Companies certified ISO 9001 will need to upgrade to 2015 requirements for their next certification audit and the changes are significant. Ample time will be needed for implementation before the transition deadline. This course will provide an overview of the standards with special emphasis on the changes between the 2008 and 2015 revisions. The cost of the class is $250 and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Dwaine Raper at 423-741-4898 or email Click now to register! Deadline for registration is April 1.
Ribbon Cutting - Winter & Company Dance Studio
Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting for Winter & Company Dance Studio's new addition on Friday, April 1, at 11:30 a.m.  The business is located at 229 W. Summer Street in the Towne Square Shopping Center.
Membership Breakfast Sponsorships Available
Sponsorships are available for the May and September Membership Breakfasts.  Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring these breakfasts.
Win A Troybilt Weed Trimmer!
A Troybilt weed trimmer will be awarded in the Keep Greene Beautiful Litter Pickup Campaign!  KGB urges all residents to clean up litter in Greeneville and Greene County for the Great American Cleanup now through May 31.  All participants that complete the KGB Collection Sheet, available at the Partnership office, 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.  For more information on becoming part of this effort, call KGB at 638-4111 or email
Groundbreaking - D&S Community Services' Home
Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a groundbreaking for D&S Community Services' new home, "Mountain Breeze," on Wednesday, April 13, at 11 a.m.  The home will be located at 2609 Erwin Highway and will be a residence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Greeneville.
Keep Greene Beautiful Golf Tournament
Register now for the Keep Greene Beautiful Golf Tournament to be held April 28.  The team cost is $400 or $100 for individuals.  This includes lunch, light snacks, greens fees, carts, complimentary beverages during play and the awards dinner.  Hole and contest sponsorships are available.  Contact KGB for more information or to register.
June Member Emailing
Space is available for the June Member Emailing.  The deadline to submit a one-page PDF file is Friday, June 3, and the cost is $100.  This is a great opportunity to market your products or businesses.  Please contact Lori Dowell at the Partnership for more information.
Welcome New Members
The Partnership welcomes the following new members: Tusculum Farm Bureau and D&S Community Services.
Legislative Breakfast 
More than 80 people attended the Annual Legislative Breakfast March 11 at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center.  Special thanks to Summers Taylor, Inc. for sponsoring the event.
Youth Leadership Visits Nashville
The Youth Leadership class traveled to Nashville March 9 to observe the state legislature in action and learn more about the inner workings of the government.  Youth Leadership applications for the next class are due April 29 and are available at the Partnership office or at each high school office.
Manufacturers' Council
The Partnership's Manufacturers' Council met March 21 at American Greetings. The group discussed "What's Cool About Manufacturing," a program that includes eighth grade teams creating presentations on local manufacturers to help other students understand what each company produces and how employees feel about the jobs they do. The council also discussed manufacturers visiting the schools to better explain the manufacturing environment to students, implementing teacher externships and initiating summer internships for students. The Manufacturers' Council will meet again April 25 at John Deere Power Products to share best practices within the field. For more information or to join the Manufacturers' Council, contact Rebeckah Ball at 638-4111.
Tourism News
National Tourism Week
National Tourism Week will be held May 1-7.  Travel and tourism professionals from across the nation work throughout the week to promote the impactful contributions their travel markets and organizations make to the U.S. economy. The Tourism Department  marks the event in a number of creative ways, from proclamations and resolutions from local governments to recognizing GCP's Presidential Pioneer in Hospitality winners and the 150th visitor to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.  If you are interested in nominating someone for a hospitality award, please contact Tammy Kinser at
Sponsorships Available For Sports Council Luncheon
Tourism's Sports Council is seeking sponsorships for this year's fundraising luncheon.  In the past, the Sports Council  has hosted ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush and UT and NBA greats Dale Ellis and Reggie Johnson, as well as UT and NFL greats Eddie Brown and Larry Seivers. This year's event will be held in July at Trinity United Methodist Church.  Sponsorship opportunities range from $250-$1,000.  Consumer Credit Union will once again be the title sponsor and more information will be released soon. To sponsor this event, email Tammy Kinser at
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