May 2020 Newsletter
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Cam Cleaning Company


Electrostatic Disinfecting  
 
Cam Cleaning Company is offering sanitizing services for COVID-19. This service will keep people safe as the county and state plan to reopen soon. Cam Cleaning Co. is stocked with CDC and EPA approved chemicals for electrostatic spraying as well as fogging. 
 
The Benefits of Electrostatic Disinfecting

Electrostatic disinfection is an innovative method that saves time, energy, and costs across the board because it presents a more efficient alternative to traditional cleaning techniques and cleaning solution applications. Below are some of the many benefits of using an electrostatic system. 

1. Reduces the time it takes to cover and disinfect all surfaces and hard-to-reach places by 50% compared to conventional methods

2. Improves infection control and the spread of viruses such as COVID-19, influenza, MRSA, HIV, and many others

3. Applies chemicals in a more efficient, uniform, and controlled manner, eliminating the dangers of overuse and reducing the amount of chemicals used and waste produced

4. Prevents costly financial burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections

5. Avoids cross-contamination and the movement of bacteria from one surface to another

Call Cam Cleaning Company at 731-514-6349 if you would like to have your office, church, restaurant, or place of business sanitized and disinfected for COVID-19. Owner Josh McCallister and his staff want to help as the county plans to reopen this week.
2020 Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team

Andrea Aden - Advance Financial
Audrey Gregg - The Ferguson Group
Heather Nelson - Hornsby's Garage
Melissa Farlow - Manpower
Charles Peery - ATA
Rana Buchanan - Magnolia Place
Chris Rodgers - Everett Stewart Regional Airport
Amy Keathley - Forever Communications
Trent Ams - Poplar Meadows Golf Course
Courtney Blackwell - Leaders Credit Union
Rachael McKinney - Commercial Bank
Amanda Norwood - Shoe Shack
Debbie Ams - Union City Carpet Center

Our ambassador team is a group of individuals who go above and beyond for our community. We are so thankful to have people like them who are willing to serve Obion County.

Economic Development Week and National Travel and Tourism Week 2020

This week is busy as we kick off not only Economic Development Week 2020, but also National Travel and Tourism Week. However, it is fitting because here in Tennessee, Tourism IS Economic Development. Behind Agriculture, Tourism is Tennessee's second largest industry. Help us celebrate this week by reflecting on the great Economic Development and Tourism efforts right here in Obion County.
Former Union City Student Signs with Cleveland Browns
Former Union City High School sports standout Javonte Moffatt has signed a free agent football deal with the Cleveland Browns.

Moffatt just completed his Senior season at Middle Tennessee State University, where he set a record for games played at 55, and tied for fifth all-time with 313 total tackles.This past season, the 6’0” 210 pound Moffatt was voted a team captain, and had a 14 tackle game against Marshall, 12 tackles at Iowa and 11 tackles at Charlotte. He also ended the season with a team-best 98 tackles and career-high three interceptions.

With the Golden Tornadoes, Moffatt lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. He helped Union City win Class-A State Football Championships in 2013 and 2014, where he was voted the “Defensive Player of the Game” both years.
A Message from Obion County Businesses During the Covid-19 Pandemic
While we were physically apart this past month, we made sure that the voices of our local business community were heard. We launched the video above in place of our monthly V.I.B.E. event on April 21st. This video features our local business community thanking Obion County for supporting local along with updates on how some businesses are reacting to COVID-19. Although this is an uncertain time that we are facing, we know that we have a community that is here for one another. In the video, Lindsay Frilling stated, "During these unprecedented times in our world, it is vital that we unite and support each other. Obion County is such a great place because of the support we show each other. While our office is closed to the public, we are still working to be champions for our businesses and for you."
"I like Obion County due to the friendly people and the small town as well as country atmosphere. I serve as Mayor of the little town of Hornbeak with no pay. Many of my family members serve Obion County as well with no pay, just admiration for our part of the world. I serve to give back for the great life I have been able to live."

~Dennis Dozier, Hornbeak Mayor
Chamber Membership Testimonial
Emily Sullivan
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation

What is the history of your business?  Gibson EMC is a rural electric cooperative, formed in 1936 to provide electricity to its members. In 2016 we merged with Hickman-Fulton Counties RECC, adding 4 western KY counties to the 8 West TN counties already being served. We currently have about 110 employees serving close to 39,000 business and residential members located along 3,500 miles of electric line. In 2017 we formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, Gibson Connect, to provide high-speed internet, TV programming and phone services. 

What services/products do you offer?  We provide electric and broadband programs and services.

What made you join the chamber?  Cooperative Principle #7: Concern for Community. Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.

What has your experience with the Chamber of Commerce been like?  I have found the Executive Director to be intelligent and proactive. She and her staff do a great job in administering services and providing resources.

Would you recommend Chamber membership to others in your industry?  Yes, definitely. 

 "The Obion County Chamber of Commerce provides the professional network and the community influence to support economic growth."
2020 TN Vacation Guide Available

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


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