Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

April 11, 2016

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Chamber News
Ribbon Cutting
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.
KGB Golf Tournament
Take a look at the Keep Greene Beautiful Golf Tournament brochure/registration form!  The tournament will be held Thursday, April 28, at Nolichucky View Golf Club.  Those unable to participate in the tournament can show their support by sponsoring a hole for $100 or a contest for $200.  Contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111 for more information.
Membership Breakfast Sponsorships Available
Sponsorships are available for the May, September and October Membership Breakfasts.  Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring these breakfasts.
Youth Leadership Graduation
Greene County Youth Leadership Graduation will be held Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Chuckey Doak High School.  Everyone is invited to attend.
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 products or businesses.  Please contact Lori Dowell at the Partnership for more information.
Applications Available For 2016-17 Youth Leadership Class
Application forms for the Greene County Youth Leadership Class of 2016-17 are available at the Partnership office and must be returned by April 29.  For more information, contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111.
Leadership Greene County Visits Nashville
The Leadership Greene County class traveled to Nashville March 23-24 to observe the state legislature in action and learn more about the inner workings of the government. Businesses interested in nominating a candidate for the 2016-17 Leadership Greene County Class should contact Jennifer Wilder at 638-4111 for a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is May 28.
Education & Workforce Development
2016 Wage & Benefit Survey
The Partnership is conducting the 2016 Wage and Benefit Survey for Greene County. The purpose of the survey is to provide local companies and prospective businesses useful wage and benefit standards for the area. The surveys have been distributed to all local manufacturers and the results should be ready for release by mid-May. Meeting this deadline will require that manufacturers return the completed surveys by Thursday, April 28.  Participation in the survey includes a free copy of the results. If you would like to participate in the 2016 Wage and Benefit Survey and have not received copy of the survey, contact Rebeckah Ball at 423-638-4111 or email
Economic Development News
ISO 9001:2015 Training Benefits Local Manufacturers
The Economic Development Department and University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services hosted an ISO 9001:2015 Changes Training Class April 8 at the Partnership. Seven attendees representing six local manufacturers participated in the day-long seminar which reviewed the ISO 9001 standards with special emphasis on revisions from 2008 to 2015. A separate training session for ISO 9001 Internal Auditing is available to the Partnership if the need arises. If your company would be interested in this training or to suggest other topics for future training, contact Ashley Shelton at 638-4111 or email
Entrepreneurial Business Incentives Legislation
The Tennessee General Assembly will consider legislation (HB1536/SB2539) this week that will enhance the state's ability to assist smaller entrepreneurial businesses through incentives. Tennessee is lacking in the area of entrepreneurial incentives while 26 other states already have some form of investment tax credit, including six of our border states. Tennessee must act now to stay competitive. The Partnership urges its members to contact their state representatives to show support for this legislation. For more information or to view a packet of information related to the bill, contact Ashley Shelton at 638-4111 or email
Member News
Announcing The 27th Annual 'Taste of Greeneville'
Main Street: Greeneville and the Greeneville Woman's Club will host the 27th Annual "Taste of Greeneville" Tuesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. on the General Morgan Inn's terrace (in ballroom if raining). Tickets are $12 each and may be purchased at the General Morgan Inn, Main Street: Greeneville's office at 310 S. Main Street, Richland Creek Gifts or through a Greeneville Woman's Club member or Main Street: Greeneville board member. This event historically sells out, so get your tickets soon! For more information, contact Jann Mirkov at 639-7102.
Buddy Kolb Retiring From Walmart SuperCenter
Congratulations to Buddy Kolb on his retirement from the local Walmart SuperCenter.  Buddy served on the Partnership Board of Directors for several years. He and his staff at Walmart have been longtime supporters of the Partnership and the community.  We wish him the very best in this new phase of his life!
Have a great week!
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