July 2020 Newsletter
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER!

Full Stop Aviation
 
First Boat in Production at Excel Boat Company
On June 29th, Stephen Vaden (Pictured on far left) visited Union City to see progress at the new Excel Boat Company. J. Paul Jackson (Middle) gave a tour of the facility and was able to show the first boat in production. The facility has seen a great amount of progress since they first broke ground in December of 2019.
Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Spotlight!

Andrea Aden
Advance Financial 24/7 - Branch Manager
Phone: (731) 868 7074
Email : andrea.aden@af247.com

Areas of Expertise: I have been in the finance industry for 12 years. I went from a teller working my way up the corporate ladder to manager. I have done everything from collections to sales and enjoy my career and being able to be a light in someone's life when they face their darkest times financially.

Other Interests: Being a proud Navy Mom to my 21 year old son and the ever so busy Dance Mom to my 9 year old daughter.

What made you want to become active in the chamber? Becoming a member of the Chamber is having the opportunity to be a small part of something much bigger.
It is being able to be a positive influence in the communities that we serve and taking an active role in lifting up local businesses and celebrating new ones.

Why do you serve as an ambassador? Having this opportunity to serve as an ambassador allows me to be a voice for not only my business but for the community. It’s about learning what your community needs are as they are ever changing and
evolving.

What is the Chambers role in the business community? The Chamber is an important role in the business community as a point of contact to network, learn, grow, and prosper as a united front. It creates a business family that you can trust, be inspired by, gain guidance, and professional growth from.

What piece of advice would you give to a business who was thinking about joining the chamber? Becoming a member gives your new or established business a place to be promoted, a chance to be involved, gain trust from the community, and have a support system from a variety of members.
Local Businesses Distribute Masks and Hand Sanitizer to Community

Lowes Home Improvement Stores donated boxes of N-95 masks to Obion County businesses. Jiffy Steamer is also packaging hand and surface sanitizer! We are so thankful that our local businesses have community members best interests in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome our 2020-2021 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors!

Portis Tanner - Union City Insurance
George Leake - Obion County School System
Donnie Walton - Commercial Bank
Derek Giffin - Giffin Farms
Sherry Brown - First Citizens National Bank
Anna Graham - Union City Coca Cola
Craig Atwill - ATA CPA
David Searcy - Allen Searcy Builder Contractor
Amanda Jowers - Maness & Jowers Law Firm
Chris Rodgers Everett - Stewart Regional Airport
Clint Joiner - Jiffy Steamer
Scott Williams - Discovery Park of America
Natasha Pennington - Center Point Business Solutions
Julie Hill - UT Martin
Nicole Lee - Twin Oaks Technology
Chris McPhearson - Rawls Funeral Home
Randy Barnes - City of Union City
Frank Tucker - City of Union City
Take the Pledge

Be sure to take the pledge and shop, spend, eat, enjoy, donate, and volunteer local this summer! Obion County is such a great place to eat, play, and live! After all, behind every small business is a family supporting other families in our community.
Local Businesses Reopen after COVID-19 Shutdown

After months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have began to reopen all throughout Obion County. The local business community is focusing on social distancing and wearing masks to protect customers and employees while navigating the "new normal". Pictured to the right is Brooke Coffey and Lindsay Frilling at Discovery Park of America on June 11th, the day the indoor museum reopened to the public.
Share Information With Us!

Here at the chamber, we are putting together a contact list of local Plumbers, Electricians, Painters, Carpenters, etc. If you have contact information for anyone that provides these services, please share their information with us so we can include them on this document.

 "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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