January 2021 Newsletter
Happy New Year!

On behalf of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce/Joint Economic Development Corporation/ Industrial Development Corporation, we wish you all a safe and happy new year!

Be sure to check out the 2020 Year in Review video and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. There are great things coming in 2021!
Obion County Industrial Development Corporation 2020 Renewals

Premier Members
Union City Energy Authority

Platinum Members
Commercial Bank
Simmons Bank
Baptist Memorial Hospital

Gold Members
Union City Insurance
Southern Machinery Repair, Inc.
All Kraft Erectors
Universal Contractors
Darling Ingredients
Tyson Foods

Silver Members
Herman Jenkins Motors
Town of Troy
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
Forcum Lannom Contractors
Vaughn Electric Company
Bronze Members
The Messenger
Taylor-Ford Lincoln
Revell Construction Company
Dr. Jere W. Crenshaw D.D.S.
Jiffy Steamer Company
G & H Tool and Die
Century 21 Golden Service Realty
Williams Sausage Company
Dixie Gun Works
Warner Law Firm
Rotary Club of Union City
Carpenter Real Estate
Farm Bureau Insurance - Hadley Malone
JR Wauford & Company
Sullivan Dentistry
White Ranson Funeral Home
Union City Terminal Railroad
Fuller Partners Real Estate
Thompson McConnell and Hurst PLLC CPAs
Republic Services
Interested in becoming and OCIDC member? View our invitation letter here!

Promethean Foundation
Brundige Plumbing and Heat
Eliz Pritchett Consulting
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce? Click here to join our chamber!
Obion County Courthouse Satellite Office Ribbon Cutting
Discovery Park of America Makes Cover of Tennessee Magazine
 The “Let it Glow” light show was recently featured on the cover of Tennessee Magazine with a holiday photo of Mill Ridge. The publication has a circulation of more than 550,000 around the world and is the most widely circulated monthly publication in the state of Tennessee.
Obion County Blog
If you want your business featured, feel free to reach out to Brooke at membership@obioncounty.org!
White Squirrel Winery - Kenton, TN

If you have not visited Kenton, Tennessee you are missing out on one of the true hidden gems in northwest (and possibly, all of) Tennessee - White Squirrel Winery! Located on the Sanderson Family Farm, White Squirrel Winery, offers a romantic winery and vineyard, serving a variety of delicious wines, homemade soaps and candles. However, what truly sets this vineyard apart is the warm family atmosphere that envelops you as soon as you walk in the door.
Trump Administration Invests $75,000 in Rural Business Development Grants in Rural Tennessee

Investment to Provide Ag Education and Assistance to More Than 250,000 Annual Visitors and Small Businesses

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $75,000 to assist Discovery Park of America in rural west Tennessee.

“We are excited to partner with Discovery Park of America and their new exhibit, AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival,” said Jim Tracy. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Tennessee in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

In rural Tennessee, Discovery Park will use a $75,000 grant to assist with the purchase of equipment. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase technology and interactive media equipment for the new “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival” exhibit. The project is expected to provide ag education to the general public, while also assisting producers and small businesses in rural Obion County.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/tn.
30 Delta Region Leaders Named DRA 2021 Delta Leadership Institute Fellows
Delta Regional Authority (DRA) named 30 leaders as fellows of the 2021 Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy including our very own, Brooke Coffey! DLI is an extensive, nine-month executive leadership program that brings together public, private, and nonprofit sector leaders from DRA’s eight-state region. The 2021 DLI class will consist of 30 fellows from all eight DRA states.
The leadership program empowers fellows with the tools, experiences, and networks needed to address local and regional challenges. Sessions led by local, regional, and national experts cover policy areas such as infrastructure and transportation, small business and entrepreneurship, workforce development, public health, and other fields necessary to facilitate economic growth in the Delta. As a result, DLI fellows graduate with improved decision-making skills, policy development know-how, strengthened leadership capacity, and a mutual understanding of regional, state, and local cultures and issues.
A Few Highlights of 2020
 "The Obion County Chamber of Commerce provides the professional network and the community influence to support economic growth."
-Emily Sullivan
2020 TN Vacation Guide Available

The Tennessee Vacation Guide, with THREE new covers. *Inside content is the same.

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