Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

March 15, 2016

Take a look at what's going on at the Partnership!
Chamber News
2016 Sponsorship Opportunities
The Partnership is now recruiting 2016 sponsors for events in all departments, as well as for the individual programs. Sponsorships help to ensure the success of fundraising efforts on behalf of each of the departments, and are crucial in providing monetary support for each entity. Available sponsorships include the Partnership and Keep Greene Beautiful golf tournaments, the Iris Festival, Industry Appreciation Reception, Tourism's Festival of Trees and Sports Council Luncheon, the Farm-City Banquet and Keep Greene Beautiful's 3-Mile Walk, Great American Cleanup, Conservation Camp and Sanitation Breakfast. Programs that can benefit from sponsorships include Youth Leadership and Youth Council and the Education & Workforce Development Department. For more information on any event or program, email Vickie Andrew at or call 638-4111.
22nd Annual Iris Festival
There will be some great new additions coming to the 22nd Annual Iris Festival this year. Saturday's activities will feature an antique car show on West Depot Street, open to cars, trucks and bikes, along with the opportunity to buy locally-grown fresh produce from the Depot Street Farmers' Market. Mark your calendars now for May 21-22 in downtown Greeneville, and watch for additional information in the coming weeks.
Agriculture Week
The Agribusiness Committee of the Partnership is celebrating Agriculture week by working on feature stories that will be built around the theme, "Changes in Greene County Agriculture During the Past Half Century."  Please watch The Greeneville Sun for these exclusive articles in honor of Agriculture Week March 14-20.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings
  • Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting for Cornerstone Wealth Management Group Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m.  The business is located at 404 E. Bernard Ave., Ste. A.
  • Farm Credit Mid-America will host its ribbon cutting Friday, March 18, at 11 a.m.  The business is located at 100 Nevada Avenue.
Membership Breakfast Sponsorships 
Sponsorships are available for the April and May Membership Breakfasts.  Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring these breakfasts.
Keep Greene Beautiful Golf Tournament
Register now for the Keep Greene Beautiful "Swing Into Spring" Golf Tournament April 28.  Team cost is $400 or $100 per player.  This includes lunch, light snacks, greens fees, carts and complimentary beverages during play and the awards dinner.  Hole and contest sponsorships are available.  Contact Keep Greene Beautiful at the Partnership for more information or to register.
Green Coat Ambassador Of The Quarter
Congratulations to Melanie Stills for being named the Green Coat Ambassador of the Quarter for March, as well as Ambassador of the Year!  She attended 11 ribbon cutting ceremonies, eight Partnership events, and recruited one new member to the Partnership in 2015.  Many thanks to Melanie for all her hard work and dedication.
Youth Leadership And Youth Council Presentations
Presentations regarding the Youth Leadership and Youth Council programs will be made to high school students in March and April, at which time applications will be made available to students.  Applications are also available at the Greene County Partnership office and should be submitted by April 29.  Selection criteria include school and community involvement, displayed leadership abilities and academic excellence.  For more information, contact Jennifer Wilder at the Partnership.
Leadership Greene County Nominations
Nominate a candidate for the 2016-17 Leadership Greene County Class by May 27.  The class will begin with an overnight retreat in August.  For more information on the program, email Jennifer Wilder at  Click to download the  nomination form now.
Welcome New Members
The Partnership welcomes the following new members:  MEDIC Regional Blood Center and Nick Hirschy - Mortgage Investors Group.
Tourism News
Tourism's Day On The Hill
The Tourism Department participated in the Tennessee Hospitality Association's Day on the Hill in Nashville last week.  Members of Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association visited legislators and presented them bags of chocolates and the latest economic impact figures.  The event also featured a "Pancakes and Politics" event which allowed Tourism industry professionals and legislators to discuss the future of tourism in Tennessee. Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey and Governor Bill Haslam were speakers.
Relocation Bags
Tourism is reprinting its relocation bags. Used mostly to supply local realtors and new residents with a complete relocation package, the bags are durable and can also be used as "welcome" bags for participants in sporting events, meetings, conventions and tour groups. 3,000 bags will be printed and all participants from the last printing have been notified and will receive first priority regarding ads. Businesses interested in advertising on the bags may do so for $300. Advertisers are also permitted to include their business information in the materials distributed. For more information, email Tammy Kinser at
"May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sunshine warm upon your face, And the rains fall soft upon your fields . . ."  Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Have a great week!
Quick Links
Contact the Partnership
Chamber Website
Tourism Website

   Special thanks to the newsletter sponsor: