Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

August 29, 2016

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Chamber News
October Membership Breakfast
Mark your calendars now for the October Membership Breakfast scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the General Morgan Inn and Conference Center.  Takoma Regional Hospital will be the sponsor and the cost is $3 with reservations, $8 without.  Please email or call 638-4111 by Friday, October 7.
September Member Emailing
Space is still 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.
Welcome New Member
The Partnership welcomes new member Oldcastle Building Envelope.
Economic Development News
Vital Learning: Essential Skills of Leadership Training
The Greene County Partnership and University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services will host a 12-week leadership training series for local manufacturers beginning September 14. The half-day sessions will be held 12-4 p.m. each day with the exception of October 5 when the class will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $200 per session and all classes will be held in the Partnership Board Room. Please eat lunch before arriving as only light snacks will be served during the afternoon.  For a complete list of session dates and registration links, download the flier now! For more information, contact Kenny Smith at or call 423-335-7417.
'Focus On Franchising' Workshop September 29
The Greene County Partnership in conjunction with the Town of Greeneville, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at East Tennessee State University and franchise consulting service FranNet, will host "Focus On Franchising" Thursday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Greeneville Light & Power System Boardroom. This informative workshop is designed for individuals interested in learning more about the possibility of owning or operating a franchise in Greeneville and will explore the facts of franchising while addressing common misconceptions of the industry. Attendees will learn about different types of business models, funding options and special incentive programs, as well as details on which franchises would be the best fit for the owner and the area. Lunch will be provided to workshop attendees so registration is imperative. Interested individuals may register online at no later than September 23. This event is a project of the Greeneville Retail Recruitment Campaign which is a joint effort between the Greene County Partnership, Town of Greeneville and numerous private sector contributors. For more information, contact Ashley Shelton at 423-638-4111 or email Download the promotional flier now!
Tourism News
Trails Night At Pioneer Park
Tourism and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development hosted their third Trails Night at Pioneer Park August 24.  Representatives of attractions along the Sunny Side Trail in Greene County, Rob Sherril from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Alliance Sports Marketing were there to greet Greeneville Astros fans.  The objective of this outreach is to distribute informational brochures and speak with fans about the Tennessee Trails program. 
Tourism To Bid On Upcoming Sporting Events 
Tourism's Sports Council is bidding on three upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association events.  NJCAA Division III Women's Tennis, Division III Men's Golf and Baseball championships are all available for bid.  The council is working with local businesses, hotels, and prospective sites to complete all three bids by the September 1 deadline.  To help fund the council and the bid guarantees paid to NJCAA if the events are awarded, the council is offering a promotional spot on the back of 200 t-shirts that will be distributed during site visits or sent as gifts to prospective promoters.  The cost is $150.  If you are interested in purchasing a spot on the shirts or volunteering to serve on the Sports Council, contact Tammy Kinser at
Tusculum College Interns Assist Tourism
Tourism is partnering with Tusculum College on two key projects during the coming months.  The first project includes a media intern creating and writing a weekly blog that will promote Greeneville and Greene County with high resolution photos and editorial.  The Tourism Advisory Task Force is compiling a list of 50 or more topics that would be highlighted in the blog. The second project involves an athletic department intern designing and completing the community's first Sports Facilities Directory that will include a comprehensive inventory of all sporting events, high resolution photos, descriptions and contact information for each venue.  This piece will be printed for direct-mail marketing and will also be available online for prospective tournament directors. 
Education & Workforce Development News
Job Fair September 20
The Partnership's Education & Workforce Development Department will host a Job Fair Tuesday, September 20, at the Greeneville Parks and Recreation Building at 456 E. Bernard Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m.  Eight local companies have already registered to participate with the intent of hiring individuals who are experienced, licensed or certified in skill-specific positions. Jobs are available for experienced production associates, production managers, assemblers, machine operators, welders, forklift operators, inspectors, tool/die makers, cashiers, shipping clerks, paint operators/mixers, customer service, cooks, janitors and maintenance personnel, manufacturing engineers, and die set-up personnel. Participating companies include HUF North America, DTR Tennessee, A Services Group, LLC, Onin Staffing, Staff Pro, American Greetings and Davy Crockett TA Travel Center. For more information or to participate in the job fair, email Rebeckah Ball at or call 638-4111.
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