April 2017
Obion County Chamber of Commerce

  Tack & Stitch
120 E. Main Street
Union City, Tennessee
Join us for a ribbon cutting on April 21 at 3:30

The Young Professionals of Obion County is off to a great start! Our interest meeting in March welcomed over 40 men and women between the ages of 21-35 to network and discuss the growth of the younger demographic in Obion County. 

Join us for our April meeting on the 27th! Want more information on YPOC? Text YPOC to 22828 or email us at ypofobioncounty@gmail.com 
Ready to join? Fill out the application here
Small Business Spotlight: Fast Pace Urgent Care
Fast Pace Urgent Care is here when you need us. We are open seven days a week with extended hours. Patients can be seen by a provider without an appointment and with short wait times.  Our team provides treatment for illnesses, aches, pains, injuries, and trauma; onsite lab tests, X-rays, and stitches; occupational health services; and various health screenings, tests, and physicals. We are a proud supporter of the Union City community.

Fast Pace is located 1705 W Reelfoot Ave Union City, TN 38261 (Next to Walmart)

Business Matters
Thank you to the new Director of Industry and Government Affairs, Jeremy Heidt, and Amy Schaftlein with the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for sponsoring and speaking at our March Business Matters! 

Any Chamber member interested in receiving the hospital's cafeteria menu weekly may contact Emily Medley, food and nutrition services director, at emily.medley@bmhcc.org.  
In This Issue
2017  Tennessee Vacation Guide

Complete tourism information is at your fingertips with comprehensive road maps, contact information and detailed facts about state attractions!

Check out this years Tennessee Vacation Guide here!
2017-2018 Tennessee Municipal Guide

Municipal Publishing, LLC is proud to present the 2017-2018 Tennessee Municipal Guide. 

Check out this years Tennessee Municipal Guide here

Archived Obion County Chamber of Commerce Newsletters
Adult Leadership Obion County Legislative Day
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with TCCE and TEDC, hosted a record crowd of business leaders, local chamber executives, and economic development professionals from across the state in its largest-ever annual meeting on February 15th. 

This year's summit, the 105 th  of its kind, featured a speaking lineup of high-profile elected officials and state government leaders, including remarks from Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and Governor Bill Haslam.  During the lunchtime programming, Gov. Haslam spoke to the Chamber's 500 attendees on the need to maintain Tennessee's business-friendly climate and preserve our upward economic growth by modernizing and enhancing our state's transportation infrastructure, reforming our tax code for manufacturers to be more competitive with our regional neighbors, and maintaining our emphasis on improving educational outcomes and workforce development efforts.

Congratulations to our Membership Director!
Congratulations to our Membership Director, Lauren, on her marriage this month! Pictured from left; Laura Burpo, Office Assistant; Lauren Tanner, Membership Director; Lindsay Frilling, CEO
Magnolia Place After Hours
Thank you to the beautiful Magnolia Place in Union City for hosting our most recent Business After Hours! We had a wonderful time visiting your facility! 
OC Workforce Development: Work Ethics Certificate Program
Business and industry have been telling schools that students lack the "soft skills" needed for employment for some time.  While schools try to bridge the gap between high school, college, and career, many of our students do not see the connection.
The Work Ethic Certificate is a partnership between the schools, business, industry, and students.  Students must exhibit the "soft skills" that business and industry need for them to be successful such as attendance, CTE coursework, industry certification, drug-free standard, National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC), industry awareness, etc.  Students accumulate points during their senior year to obtain the Work Ethic Certificate along with their regular diploma.  Business and industry in turn give any student that have met this standard an interview (if they are interviewing).  There is no promise of a job, only an interview.  However, that at least opens the door for many students.  This also begins the conversation with many students regarding the skills that many employers desire.  Our neighboring counties are making plans to participate, so to ensure that Obion County's best and brightest students with strong work ethics aren't lost to other areas, please consider this opportunity and its benefit to your business.  The standards for the Work Ethic Certificate are available at this link: 
If you are interested in participating in the Work Ethic Certificate project, you can contact George Leake, Supervisor of Career and Technical Education for Obion County Schools at leakeg@ocboe.com or (731) 446-9599.

List Your Available Commercial Property With Us


Let us help you spread the word about your available commercial property by listing it at www.obioncounty.org. If you have commercial property you would like to list, please contact Lindsay Frilling at lfrilling@obioncounty.org.