August 2016
Obion County Chamber of Commerce
Mission Statement:    "It's our home, we make it better." 
We are excited to announce that with your Obion County Chamber of Commerce yearly membership, you can now get a discounted membership with AirEvac! For more information, please contact our Membership Director, Lauren Bennett, and she will send you the application along with other information regarding the discount! 

Board Member Spotlight 

Board Member Name:   Charlene Burpo 
Company Name:  Twin Oaks Technology
Position: Director Sales/Marketing
Work Phone: 731-281-1226
Areas of Expertise: 
Professional and customer relations, business management, and event planning.

Other Interests:  
I love to travel and see new places and meeting new people.  I also enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. 
Why did you join the Chamber?   
I have seen so many wonderful things that our Obion County Chamber does for its members and I want to be a part of them.  We are very fortunate in Obion County to have a Chamber that truly wants to see its members succeed. 
Example: I really wanted to be a part of something that is so energetically involved in all the small businesses of Obion County and genuinely want to lend a hand in helping those businesses grow. I also really like the programs the Chamber offers.  They are informative and quite helpful.  
Why do you serve on the Board of Directors?  
I am grateful to have been asked to serve as a board member for the Chamber.  I am passionate about helping others grow and succeed both personally and professionally. We have many great things going on here in our county and I am excited to be a part of them. 
Example: Serving on the Board of Directors allows me to give small business a voice when decisions on what direction the chamber will take come up.  
What is the Chamber's role in the business community?  
We are very well represented by our Chamber.  The Chamber helps to unify the different businesses and companies in our county.  It acts as a common ground for networking and showcasing our county and its businesses in order to help with growth of the community.
Example: Assisting new, old, small or large businesses succeed and grow while allowing businesses to network with each other to increase business.

Chamber Ambassador Spotlight

Ambassador Name:   Rebecca Harris
Company Name: union City Insurance partners, LLC
Position:  Agency Manager
Work Phone: 731-885-5484
Areas of Expertise:  I have worked in the Insurance Industry since 2006.  Before I began my career in Insurance, I worked at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center (DRMC), first as an ER Registration Clerk, then as a Financial Counselor for the Business Office, and then worked as Manager of a Physician's office contracted with DRMC.  I am currently Agency Manager at Union City Insurance Partners, LLC., and am licensed to sell insurance in each of the following categories: Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance and am certified in Long-Term Care.  I feel like getting to learn every aspect of the business really allowed me to value the importance of taking care of my customers and making their best interest my priority.
Other Interests: I enjoy spending time with my husband Shane and our three children: Cole, Grant, and Lynlee who are 14, 10, and 7 and keep us more than busy.  I am also very involved in with my Church Family where I serve as an Elementary Bible School Teacher and enjoy singing.  If time ever permits, I love to work outside and garden any chance I get.

Why did you join the Chamber?  After moving from Union City to Dyersburg at a very young age, I have enjoyed coming back to Union City as an adult in the workforce.  Years ago my mother, Sonya Burks, started her Banking Career at Old and Third Bank, and my father, Randy Hepler, was President and CEO of OSA Crop Marketing.  I have truly been welcomed by the people in this town who have known my family and watched me grow up over the years, and I am proud to be back in Union City and involved in the community.
Why do you serve as an Ambassador?  The Bible teaches us in 1 Peter 4:10 that each of us has received a gift, and to use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.  I am proud to be a part of this community and to serve fellow members.  
What is the Chamber's role in the business community? It has been my experience since joining Union City Insurance Partners, LLC., that the Chamber has truly helped our Agency and team members to grow by providing a forum for "networking" and introducing us to new opportunities. 

Ambassador Name: Cody Martin
Company Name: EdmaistonMosley Funeral Home
Position: Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer 
Work Phone: 7318851033

Areas of Expertise: In the funeral industry we are expected to do an array of jobs. I specialize in the preparations of family's loved ones, which includes, the embalming process, dressing and casketing, and
cosmetic work. I also meet with families during the arrangement process, help conduct their ceremonies, and I'm also here to help counsel them through their tough times of need.

Other Interests: love spending time with my wife Ashley and my one year old daughter Ryleigh. I enjoy anything outdoors; golf, fishing, hunting, and working in the yard to name a few. I also strive and have a passion to be involved in our community and very much enjoy attending worship services at the First United Methodist Church of Union City.

Why did you join the Chamber? We saw that being a part of the local chamber would be a great asset and resource for us to serve the families of this area. We also believe that being a part of the Chamber is another way we can contribute to our community.

Why do you serve as an Ambassador? When my family and I first moved to obion county, I set out to become involved and offer my time and contribution to the people and small businesses in the area.
Being an ambassador isn't just a fun time but its also a perfect opportunity for us to volunteer our time and contribute ourselves during local events and business functions. 

What is the Chamber's role in the business community? I have found that our local chamber offers a multitude of opportunities and resources to make each business in the area the best they can be. The chamber offers very informative sessions about various businesses and expertise in our area. They also create a great networking opportunity for everyone to be a part of. I have always believed that competition is a great thing and if we all work together and share ideas with each other we can offer the best services and products our great community deserves.

Interested in being an Ambassador? You can sign up anytime throughout the year! Just contact our Membership Director, Lauren Bennett, at
August Small Business Spotlight: 
Edmaiston and Mosley 
            Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is a family owned and operated business located in Union City, Tennessee.  Our funeral home first opened in 2006 as Dilday Funeral Home, and in 2009 Allen Edmaiston and Mark Mosley purchased the funeral home, changing the name to Edmaiston-Mosley. Mark and Allen have over fifty years of combined experience in the funeral industry and have surrounded themselves with quality staff members, all of which take pride in serving our families with the utmost care and compassion.  For ten years now we have proudly served the families of Obion County and the surrounding areas and look forward to many more years to come. 
          Our funeral home offers an array of services, many of which most people don't realize a funeral home offers.  One of our services is preneed or prearranged funerals.  This service is offered for anyone at any age who wishes to have their arrangements complete so that other family members, in their time of grief, don't have to worry about making arrangements or making the tough decisions on merchandise. We offer plans with a monthly premium or you can also pay for the full funeral at one time. We also accept and will transfer a pr-existing plan from another funeral home.
          We offer many funeral options as well, including: Traditional services, which includes the use of our beautiful state of the art chapel, family rooms with a relaxed atmosphere, a children's room with tv and toys, and a nice size lounge for families to bring food and socialize.  With a traditional service, one can choose from our excellent choice of Mathews-Aurora Casket Company and we offer steel and concrete vaults as well.  Our families also enjoy our technology by choosing a DVD slideshow of pictures and we also can live-stream our funeral ceremonies for those who can not make it for the services.  We can also hold your services at any church or facility outside of the funeral home.  Cremation is also an option at Edmaiston-Mosley. With cremation you can also have services that range from using our solid oak rental casket to our beautiful selection of urns.  Memorial services can also be an option. Our funeral home will even handle arrangements for your animal love ones.  If you're in need of a monument, we can help you with that as well. 
          Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home strives to help out anyone in our community in anyway possible.  If you know someone who needs assistance that has cancer or any other life threatening disease we can get you in contact with the right people.  Just simply come by and talk to us and we will see what we can do to assist.  We are active and are sponsors with the Hometown Walk of Hope organization which helps raise funds for cancer awareness in our area.  
There are times that you simply just need to talk to someone about the grief your experiencing or you may even have some religious needs.  We are always here for you in your time of need, whatever the situation may be.
          We would all here at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home like to thank the great people of our community and other local businesses for supporting us and we hope to be of service to each of you for many decades to come.
Address: 1200 S. Miles Ave. Union City, Tn  38261  
24/7 Contact: 731-885-1033  
24 hour obituary line at: 731-885-1111

*Don't forget to attend Business Matters the 3rd Tuesday of each month 
for a chance to have your small business featured in our newsletter!*

Brandi Michelle's Bridal Boutique Ribbon Cutting!

Congratulations to Brandi Michelle's Bridal Boutique on their grand opening! We are so excited to have this beautiful new bridal shop in Obion County! They carry a 
variety of brands so each girl can find her perfect dress! Make sure to go visit their beautifully remodeled store at 1439 South 1st Street in Union City 
or call to set up and appointment at (731) 599-1555

Tax free weekend was July 29th-July 31st this year and we had a great time shopping local! Make sure to use the 
hashtag #ShopObionCounty when you visit our 
great Obion County Businesses! 

We had a great morning on July 26th at the Farm Bureau Agriculture Issues Breakfast! We were able to discuss ag issues on a local, state, and national level. 
We are so fortunate to have passionate farmers, landowners, and agribusiness professionals in Obion County!

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Obion County Public Library Offering 
Free Universal Classes

The Obion county Public Library has a new and exciting program to share with the community.  Universal Class offer over 500 online non-credited personal enrichment courses, where you earn CEU certificates as you complete your courses. Log on to and click on Universal Class and follow the instructions to join the class of your choice all you need is your library card. Choose from art and hobby classes or computer and career training. No library card? No problem! Come to the Obion County Public Library and let us help you get set up. It's 100% Free! Start exploring these exciting classes today. Sponsored by the Friends of the Obion County Public Library.

Penny Chesteen
Reference and Acquisitions
Event Coordinator
H&R Block
Institutional Casework, INC
Miss Vicki's Diner
Brandi Michelle's Bridal Boutique
Quality Inn
Lupo's Italian Restaurant
Herman Jenkins Motors
Chancellor Mike Maloan
Collision Specialty, INC
Shelter Insurance
Align Chiropractic
Fuller Partners Real Estate, INC
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport
Country Hearth Inn
Regal Pediatrics, PLLC
G & H Tool & Die, INC
Hornsby's Garage, INC
Union City Insurance Partners
Kenton Chevrolet
Advanced Gastroenterology
State Farm Agent Chris Williams
Steve's Custom Jewelers
Carpenter Real Estate Company, INC
Reelfoot Regional Association of Realtors
Thunderbolt Broadcasting Company
Hamilton-Ryker Group, INC
Job World, INC
Lashlee-Rich, INC
Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales
Union City Rotary Club
Union City Carpet Center
Blue Steel Tool & Die, INC
Buy, Sell, & Trade Pawn Shop
Judge William Acree
H&M Ice
Pediatric Place of Union City, LLC
O'neals Country Store
Union City Antique Mall & More
Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board
Dyersburg State Community College
Warner Law Firm, PLC
Baptist Memorial Hospital
The Doctors Clinic
Health Quest
Mobile Nation
White Mahon Funeral Home
CareAll Home Care
The City of Kenton
Obion County Public Library
Walmart Supercenter
Kiwanis Club of Union City
Reelfoot Warehousing
Touching Hearts at Home
The Bridge of West Tennessee
Felicia Bella
Union City Urgent Care, LLC
Two Doors Down Boutique
The Chocolate Bunny
Mr. Clay Woods
Top of The World Distributors 
BB's Furniture and Mattress Gallery
Shoe Shack
Barkley Construction
Dyersburg family Walk-in Clinc
United Way of Obion County
The City of Hornbeak
Kizer Pharmacy
Mathis Battery
The Southern Suite Salon
Greenfield Products, LLC
Southern Concrete Products
Jerry Ward Autoplex
Vowell and Sons, INC
Tri-state International Trucks, INC
Edward Jones
Security Finance
Polk Glover
Williams Sausage Company, INC
Hale's Commercial Cleaning
Carey Counseling Center, INC
Sullivan Dentistry
Darling Ingredients, INC
The Station Burger Co.
RPG Physical Test Labs, LLC
Survall Gutter Co.
First Choice Farm & Lawn
High Note Transport, LLC
Judy Barker, Attorney at Law
The Andersons, INC
Tennessee Tractor, LLC
Ad Pro Designs
Servall, LLC
Century 21 Golden Service Reality
Alliance Application Equipment, LLC
Discovery Park of America
Abernathy's Motorcycles Sales, INC
J. R. Wauford & Company
Revell Construction Co., INC
Buddy's Wrecker Service, INC
Southern machinery Repair, INC
Union City Electric System
Johnson Heating & Air, INC
Center Point Business Solutions
Town of Troy
Michael L. Bobo, DDS, MD, PSC
Danny Larcom Heating & Air, INC
Wynridge Golf Club, LLC
Poplar Meadows Country Club
Town of Obion
Leaders Credit Union
Agri-Power, INC
City of South Fulton
Wood Communications
Forcum Lannon
Aloha Pools & Spas
Second Baptist Church of Union City, INC
First Citizens National Bank
TLM Associates
MIA Seating Corporation
Heritage Bank
Harpole Telecom, INC
Hospitality House
Woodland Mills
Obion County Fair Association, INC
The Color Shop
Fulton Decorating Center
Volunteer Lenders, INC
Premier Primary Care
Dunn's Auto-body Shop
Blue Bank Resort
Cornfest, INC
Northwest Tennessee Cardiology Clinic
Union City and Rehabilitation Center, INC
Barker Building Rentals
Lakeview Dining Room
Kenn-Tenn Wireless
All Kraft Erectors, INC
Don Sol Mexican Grill
Dental Center
City of Rives
Los Portales of Union City
Miss Vicki's Diner
Fulton Plaza Motor Inn
City of Samburg
White & Associates
Union City Daily Messenger
Phillips Engineering, INC
Union City Parts, INC
Magnolia Place
Cox Oil, INC
Farm Bureau; Hadley Malone
Tencom Services
Ford Construction Co. 
Jiffy Steamer
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Co-op
Ameriprise Financial
Brundige & Moore Insurance
Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Synergy Therapy & Aquatics
Westate Corrections Network
Shea Riley Appraisers
Simmons Bank
PIP Printing
Soleil Garden Center
2016 Tennessee Vacation Guide
The 2016 Tennessee Vacation Guide is out and looks great; you can view the official TN eGuide here . There is a vast reach in the 550,000 printed distribution and even more important, it is very specific to our Tennessee Visitors planning to travel! The TN Guide can be directly requested, or picked up at one of the State's 14 Welcome Centers. I hope you can take a minute to dive into the pages that showcase our story so well.

2016-2017 Tennessee Municipal Guide
Check out this years Municipal Guide  click here

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Ware Parks Ribbon Cutting!  
Congratulations to the newest workforce living complex in Union City! These beautiful apartments are accompanied by a pool, club house, work out facilities, and more!! We enjoyed a great keynote speech by James Ware, better known as Koko B. Ware. He is a retired American professional wrestler who made his professional wrestling debut in 1978 and is proudly from Union City. The complex is named after him for his strong legacy of hard work and determination; Ware Park. There are still apartments available. For more information please call (731) 630-4466 or visit Ware Park at 
   Thank you to everyone who attended!