Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

                                                             January 8, 2018
From the President's Desk
Happy 2018!
I hope that you've had a wonderful holiday season and are staying warm.  It's a new year and a great time to set goals and objectives to help you stay healthy and happy throughout the new year.  As we begin the new year, you'll notice a few changes here at the GCP.  First, we have a wonderful new signage out front at our office.  This will help visitors locate us faster and give them an idea of what we can do to assist them as they visit our community.  Another change that you'll notice is we have adopted a new logo.  Via social media, new signage, apparel, and marketing materials, you'll be seeing this new logo design.  One final change of note, beginning in February, we will be reformatting and shifting to a once a month newsletter.  This will allow us to provide additional content and give the newsletter a fresh, new look.  We will continue to send out reminder emails regarding dates and special events, so don't worry about missing out on any of the exciting events to come in 2018.  Have a great month!

Chamber News
2018 Greene County Partnership Officers
The Greene County Partnership Board of Directors has approved the 2018 officers, executive committee members, and directors.   Serving as officers of the Partnership will be Bob Leonard, chairman; John Tweed, chair-elect; Jennifer Keller, secretary/treasurer; and Chris Marsh, past chair.  Joining these officers as executive committee members are Mayor W.T. Daniels, Mayor David Crum, Bill Carroll, Scott Crawford, Cal Doty, and Matt Garland.
New and Re-elected Board Members
The Partnership welcomes newly elected and re-elected board members:    John Cash, The Greeneville Sun; Michael Brown, General Morgan Inn; Allen Jones, HEC-Tina; and Ted Bryant, Summers Taylor; Steve Harbison, Greeneville Real Estate and Auction Team; who were elected to a second three-year term.  Mike McElroy, agriculture representative; and Bill Brown, real estate representative; have been appointed to fill their respective seats.
Departing Board Members 
Our sincere appreciation goes out to departing board members:   Renee    Dunbar, Al Giles, and Melody Rose.  Thank you for your years of service to the Partnership!
Annual Meeting 
Mark your calendars now  ...  The Greene County Partnership's Annual   Meeting and celebration of 25 years of service to the community is planned for Thursday, March 15, at the General Morgan Inn & Conference Center from 5 to 7 p.m.  Sponsorships, at a cost of $275, are available for the annual meeting.  For more information, contact Joni Parker at the Partnership, 423-638-4111, or email .
New Member
The Greene County Partnership welcomes new member:  Classic Land & Auction Service Specialists.
Monthly Member Breakfasts
Sponsorships are available for the Monthly Membership Breakfasts.  Contact Lori Dowell at 423-638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring one of these events.  The following months available for sponsorship are February, May and September.
Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies' Classic 
Congratulations to the Bradley Central Bearettes, winner of the 2017 Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies' Classic held December 27 - 30 at Hal Henard Gymnasium.   The Bearettes claimed back to back championship wins, having also won the Classic crown in 2016.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank our tournament sponsor, Andrew Johnson Bank, and the many businesses and individuals that supported the 29 th Annual Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies' Classic.  Thank you also to Ron Metcalfe, chairman; and the members of his committee:  Larry Coughlin, assistant general chairman; Gwen Berryhill, finance; Tammy Kinser, marketing; Joni Parker, program; Ken Earl and James Smith, ad and sponsorship sales; Tom Gregory, parking; Bill Nance, operations; Missy and Lily Crouch, entertainment; Kathy Gregory, James and Cindy Strange, hospitality; Deborah Gregg, concessions; Wayne Phillips and Darren Reese, publicity; Tracy Brooks, team hosts; Brian Stayton, Johnny Painter, and Andrew French, P.A.announcers; Jim Rich, time keeper; Tim Armstrong, official scorer; Glenn Evatt,   athletic trainer; Dom Donnelly, statistician; and Buddy Yonz, consultant.

Tourism News

Spring Social

Greene County Tourism will host a March Spring Social on March 13th at the General Morgan Inn and Conference Center.  The Social will host tourism directors, CVB directors, board members and associate members of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association that is headquartered in Johnson City.  Tammy Kinser is working with Alicia Phelps, Executive Director of NETTA, as well as  Patricia Bohon and Michael Brown at the General Morgan Inn on this project. Tourism plans to host several events such as these at least once a quarter at various locations across the community. 



Tourism is requesting that all attractions and hotels begin compiling information on their guests beginning this month and throughout the year.  We are asking that each attraction or hotel/motel keep track of the state in which the visitor is from as well as their reason for the visit. This monthly report will assist tourism in assessing the impact of where our advertising dollars are being spent.  If you are an attraction or lodging facility, you will be receiving a starter packet that will enable you and your staff to begin this very important 2018 project.  For more information, please contact Tammy Kinser at


Member News
STARS of Greene County Schools

Greene LEAF, the nonprofit organization for Greene County Schools, would like to invite the public to nominate candidates for a very special first time award to outstanding citizens, STARS of Greene County Schools!  Please nominate a special person you know.  Contact Darlene McCleish, Executive Director at

Have a great week!!!

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