May 2021 Newsletter
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER!

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Dear Obion County community,

I want to take a moment to say thank you for all the kind words and wishes during such an exciting time in our lives. Obion County and the Chamber of Commerce are so special to me for a million reasons, but the incredible people we have the honor of knowing are my favorite. Thank you for welcoming me with open arms over the past year. It has truly been a huge blessing in my life. I look forward to the future and to being an advocate for Obion County!


With Love,
Brooke Simmons
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Soleil Garden Center
2317 Nailing Drive
Union City, TN 38261
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411 S. 3rd St.
Union City, TN
Annual Legislative Breakfast
We had a great turnout at our Legislative Breakfast on May 25th at Discovery Park of Americas Simmons Bank Ag Center! Thank you to Senator John Stevens, Representative Tandy Darby, and Representative Rusty Grills for coming to speak with our community. This event would not have been possible without Discovery Park of America & Farm Bureau Insurance - Obion County, thank you for all that you do for Obion County.
Pictured Left to Right: Representative Tandy Darby, Lindsay Frilling, Representative Rusty Grills, Brooke Simmons, Senator John Stevens
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
South Fulton High School
Valedictorian - Brian Andrew Barclay
Salutatorian - Jacob Andrew Lilly

Union City High School
Valedictorian - Leah Kate Wisener
Salutatorian - Dalton Alec Bone

Obion County Central High School
Valedictorian - Makayla L. Buchanan
Salutatorian - Lily Grace Baker
Obion County Blog
If you want your business to be featured, feel free to reach out to Brooke at membership@obioncounty.org!
Go Outdoors in Obion County
Adventure awaits in Obion County. Whether you are looking for an action-packed hunting trip, unique outdoor trail, or relaxing afternoon fishing, Obion County has what you are looking for. 
V.I.B.E. Recap
For Mays Very Important Business Event, we heard from the Tennessee Bureau of Workers Compensation about the new R.E.W.A.R.D. program. The program is a way to reduce your worker's compensation premiums while helping your employees recover: physically and financially!

If you would like a copy of the presentation, please request one by emailing membership@obioncounty.org.

Next V.I.B.E.

Tuesday, June 15th
Obion County Public Library
Eliz Pritchett Consulting: All About Branding
"The goal of V.I.B.E is to present valuable content to
business owners and the community"
1st Annual Obion County Fair BBQ Cookoff and Food Truck Festival
The first-ever Obion County Fair BBQ Cookoff and Food Truck Festival was a huge success! The event was held May 14-15 at the Obion County Fairgrounds. Throughout the weekend, there was live music, food trucks, and the Kansas City BBQ Society Cookoff. Congratulations to Meat Me in St. Louis, Reserve Grand Champion, and Cole Hot BBQ, Grand Champion. The date for next years event has been set for May 13-15 of 2022.
American Advertising Federation Info Session at Discovery Park of America
On May 13th, Discovery Park of America hosted an information session on American Advertising Federation, the oldest national advertising trade association in the United States. AAF also has 15 district operations, each located in and representing a different region of the nation. Thank you to Scott Williams and Discovery Park for bringing together this group of advertising professionals in northwest Tennessee. The event was held in the Simmons Bank Ag Center.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee invites Tennesseans across the state to celebrate 225 years of statehood beginning June 1, 2021
This week Gov. Lee released a new video featuring a special message from Dolly Parton and her song “My Tennessee Mountain Home” to celebrate 225 years of statehood. Titled “Home,” the video highlights the culture, natural beauty and iconic landmarks in communities across the state. Check out the new video, “Home' below.
2021 TN Vacation Guide Available

Stop by and grab a 2021 Tennessee Vacation Guide! Learn more about the guide here
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