Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

August 1, 2016

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Chamber News
Golf Shoot-Out 
Twenty-one teams have committed to play in the Partnership's 22nd Annual Golf Shoot-Out at Link Hills Country Club August 11.  Reservations are still open at a cost of $150 per player or $600 per team.  The tournament will feature a longest, most accurate drive, a putting contest and contests on all par three holes. The grand prize for a hole-in-one on number 16 will be an all-inclusive seven-day stay for two at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and Golf Club in Exuma, Bahamas.  Title sponsors for the tournament are C&C Millwright Maintenance and DTR Tennessee.  For more information or to register contact Vickie Andrew at the Partnership.  Registration forms are available on the Partnership website, or at the Partnership office at 115 Academy Street.
August Membership Breakfast
Don't forget to RSVP 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.  Email or call 638-4111 to RSVP by Friday, August 5.
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.  Contact Lori Dowell at the Partnership for more information.
Door Prizes For Membership Breakfasts
Those interested in donating door prizes for the Partnership's monthly Membership Breakfasts should contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email
Greene County Youth Leadership
Forty-seven students have been selected for the 2016-17 Greene County Youth Leadership Program that begins this month.  Students from Chuckey-Doak High School are Ashlyn Cobble, Kristen Dixon, Erica Lamb, Troy Phillips, Brittney Ramsey, Ondreea Shelton, Taylor Southerland and Logann Starnes; from Greeneville High School, Riley Alexander, Nishant Bakshi, Nancy-Katherine Burkey, Allison Chudina, Wyatt Cook, Ethan Ellis, Ashtyn Hill, Gray Hull, Thomas Hyde, Cabriella Lay, Addie Leonard, Kya Locklear, Sam McNeese, Summer O'Dell, Ellie Pectol, Erin Perry, Jessica Sallah, Maggie Shelton, Ali Shepherd, Elise Steele and Brandon Waddell; from North Greene High School, Samantha Cortner, Wesley Dotson, Sarah Maupin, Evan Pierce, Zane Potter, Austin Rector, Katelynn Rector, Harlee Starcher and Abby Weems; from South Greene High School, Lyndsey Cutshaw, Katilynn Franklin, Cierra Linka, Caitlin Lunsford, Jake Standridge, Braelyn Wykle and Kinsley Wykle; from West Greene High School, Justice Janeway; and from HomeLife Academy, Jaxin Annett.  The program will kick off with a day-long retreat at The Oaks on August 2.  For more information, contact Jennifer Wilder.
Tourism News
Tourism To Host New NETTA Director
Tourism will host Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association's new Executive Director Alicia Phelps for a tour of our community Thursday, August 4.   The day will consist of touring some local attractions, businesses and lunch with community members.  Alicia is visiting all of NETTA's core tourism and convention and visitors bureau agencies to better familiarize herself with the region and how she can more accurately promote the area. 
Three-Star Tourism Enhancement Grant
Tourism and its Sports Council congratulates Helen Smith and the Greene County Tennis Center on receiving one of the first ever Tourism Enhancement Grants, funded jointly by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development with assistance from the Appalachian Regional Commission.  Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced that 29 communities will receive more than $999,000 in Tourism Enhancement Grants to assist with tourism infrastructure.  The grants assist counties and cities in improving local assets to increase the economic impact of tourism.
Google Workshop And Lab 
Tourism's "Get Your Business Google-ized" workshop and the associated "Get Your Business Online" lab hosted 24 local businesses, attractions and tourism professionals Wednesday, July 20.  Speakers Sandi and Wayne Sturm educated the group on inbound and outbound marketing, how to create content, who is the ideal client and much more.  Attendees were also able to "verify" their business on Google during the workshop.  Special thanks to Tusculum College and Walters State Community College for their sponsorships which enabled participants to attend at no cost.  Tourism would also like to thank Andrew Johnson Bank for sponsoring the lunch and Trey Youngblood/Farm Bureau agent for sponsoring the morning and afternoon refreshments.  Tourism continues to work with Mark Bays and the Small Business and Development Center at East Tennessee State University on future workshops. 
Education & Workforce Development News
Teacher Supply Depot Opening
Certified teachers in the Greeneville and Greene County school systems will have the opportunity to shop for free classroom supplies Tuesday, August 2, at the opening of the Greene County Partnership Education and Workforce Development Department's Teacher Supply Depot. Free supplies will be distributed to the teachers Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Medical Office Building No. 2.  In order to accommodate four to five teachers at a time, teachers are urged to attend unaccompanied because of limited space at the depot. For more information or to donate to the depot, contact Education and Workforce Development Director Rebeckah Ball at 638-4111 or email
Walmart Pre-Bagged TSD Supplies Now Available For Purchase
Walmart SuperCenter is supporting the Greene County Partnership's Teacher Supply Depot by pre-bagging school supplies that can be purchased by shoppers wanting to help local certified city and county teachers and their students. The pre-bagged school supply campaign begins July 28, will continue through tax free weekend and will end August 15.  The TSD accepts donations year-round. Anyone interested in donating to the depot should contact Rebeckah Ball at or call 423-638-4111.
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