October 2016
Obion County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Ambassador Spotlight
Ambassador Name:   Sandy Hickey                                    
Company Name: Goodwill Career Solutions
Position:   West Tennessee District Manager  
Work Phone: 1-615-346-1834
Email:  sandra.hickey@givegw.org

Areas of Expertise:   My area of expertise is Changing the lives of others through education, training, and employment opportunities.  Goodwill Career Solutions offers paid training opportunities, job matching, prescreening, resources, job leads, and job ready employment services to everyone who walks through our door.  Goodwill not only provides services to job seekers, but we cater to area employers.  Employers use our free services to job match for open positions, host job fairs and hiring events, assist individuals with your online application and promoting to a network of skilled individuals.  We assist businesses find employment candidate that fit with their company and the job needs of the position.  FREE
Other Interests:  Faith, Family, and Fishing. Faith is always first. I have been married to the same wonderful man for 30 years. We have three amazing sons who are just beginning new and exciting stages in their lives and careers.  I am proud to be called Nana to three fun, smart, and energetic grandchildren who are the center of our family.  There is nothing like an early morning sun rise fishing.

Why did you join the Chamber? Joining the chamber initially was for the exposure of Goodwill Career Solutions to our community and business leaders. Obion County Chamber has become so much more than networking.  We have made friends and grown our business to one of the most successful centers in our company.  The Chamber is the one place that brings all resources together.  I am grateful for the many members who have reached out guided and helped us along the way and made our one voice, the voice of many. 
Why do you serve as an Ambassador? I chose to serve as an Ambassador to be more involved in our community. I am able to bring concerns and ideas for progress.  We want to give new members the same support that was given to our organization and current members the encouragement to continue to be involved as we all grow our success. It is a true kinship of community.  Being involved in the Obion County Chamber allows you to become a part of an amazing support system like none other.
What is the Chamber's role in the business community?  The main role of the Chamber is to promote members, member services, and foster economic development by connecting citizens to community resources.  The Chamber is the back bone of our community.  Ask the question?  Where can I find..... or Who does...... Our chamber will likely have the resources, connection, or answers to your questions whether you are a business or community member. Obion County Chamber is a valued asset to those seeking information in our community, to the growth of future industry, tourism, and the growth of all businesses in our area.
September Small Business Spotlight: 
Twin Oaks Technology
Twin Oaks Technology, LLC is a business to business provider of technology and financial solutions with clients nationwide.  We strive to create a long lasting business relationship with our clients and pride ourselves on customer service. Our team has over 100+ combined years of experience in delivering highly effective solutions.  We understand that business needs come first and every business has unique requirements so we tailor to the client's needs.     

 We provide many different services such as: general technology support, remote & onsite help desk; network building and administration; server and desktop management; system security; hardware and software installation and support; data backup; VoIP phone solutions; point of sale solutions; website design, hosting, and search engine optimization; social media marketing; mobile app development; software development; project management; consulting and any other technology related need. We assist clients in retail, manufacturing, distribution, construction, e-commerce, healthcare, insurance, real estate, non-profit, and many other industries.  Twin oaks Technology can be your one stop shop for any technology need. 

Call us today for a FREE onsite assessment.  This assessment will provide you with an easy checklist to determine opportunities for your business to improve its IT infrastructure.  
Get to Know the Folks at Twin Oaks!
You can visit our website at www.twinoakstech.com or call us on 731-281-1210

*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!*

The Waters of Union City Ribbon Cutting 
and Business After Hours

Congratulations to The Waters of Union City, formerly Golden Living Center, on their recent transformation of ownership! We are proud to have this wonderful facility in Obion County. We had a wonderful ribbon cutting and Business After Hours!

Breakfast With the President 
  When we have several new members, we like to hold a small Breakfast With the President. This is a time where we let our new members meet with our president, a few board members and ambassadors, and hear chamber testimonies. We also do a small presentation on how to get the most out of your chamber membership! Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for attending: Institutional Casework, Inc; PIECES by Dana Pruitt; Union City Insurance Partners; and James Gray. 

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
Archived Obion County Chamber of Commerce Newsletters


Chamber Members,

We are excited to announce 2 new benefits to your Obion County Chamber of Commerce yearly membership! 

First, all chamber members and their employees can now receive a discounted membership with AirEvac. For more information, please email me and I will send you the application along with other information regarding the discount!

Secondly, I would like to take this time to inform you of a new affinity program created through Southern Logistics Group, L.L.C. (SLG).  Southern Logistics Group is a local logistics consulting company based out of Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  As an Obion Chamber of Commerce member, you will be offered the ability to greatly reduce your Less than Truckload (LTL) costs by utilizing the negotiating power of Southern Logistics Group's millions of dollars in annual client freight nationwide!
Their mission is to help your company in every way possible.  Through this program, we believe your organization will begin to see a reduction in costs, better service, and additional future benefits.  We hope you will find Southern Logistics Group as a valuable resource to your company's forthcoming plans!
Should you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your current freight needs. They plan on being in Union City on October 5th, 6th, and 7th. Please do not hesitate to contact Dennis Schaedle at 901-509-5454.
Lauren Bennett
Membership Director
Obion Chamber of Commerce

A&J Salvage, LLC
Abernathy's Motorcycles Sales, Inc.
Ad Pro Designs
Advanced Gastroenterology
Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine
Agri-Power, Inc.
Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales
Align Chiropractic
All Kraft Erectors, Inc.
Allen's Towing & Recovery
Alliance Application Equipment, LLC
Aloha Pools & Spas
Ameriprise Financial
ATMOS Energy
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Barker Building Rentals
Barker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz
Barkley Construction
BB's Furniture and Mattress Gallery
Bethel University
Blue Bank Resort
Blue Steel Tool & Die, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Northwest TN
BR Supply, Inc
Brandi Michelle's Bridal Boutique
Brown's Meat Market
Brundige & Moore Insurance
Buddy's Wrecker Service, Inc.
Buy, Sell, & Trade Pawn Shop
CB Portable Buildings
C.W. Sanderson
Cain's Pool Service
CAM Electric
CareAll Home Care
Carey Counseling Center, Inc.
Carpenter Real Estate Company, Inc.
Center Point Business Solutions
Center Stage School of Dance
Century 21 Golden Service Reality
Chancellor Mike Maloan
City of Rives
City of Samburg
City of South Fulton
Classic Interiors
Collision Specialty, Inc.
Commercial Bank
Corner BBQ
Cornfest, Inc.
Country Hearth Inn
Cox Oil, Inc.
Danny Larcom Heating & Air, Inc.
Darling Ingredients, Inc.
Davis Wealth Services
Dental Center
Discovery Park of America
Don Sol Mexican Grill
Dunn's Auto-body Shop
Dyersburg family Walk-in Clinc
Dyersburg State Community College
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home
Edward Jones
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport
Family Check Advance
Farm Bureau; Hadley Malone
Fast Pace Urgent Care
Felicia Bella
Final Flight Outfitters, Inc.
First Choice Farm & Lawn
First Citizens National Bank
Five Seasons Men's Shop
Forcum Lannon
Ford Construction Co.
Fuller Partners Real Estate, Inc.
Fulton Decorating Center
Fulton Plaza Motor Inn
G & H Tool & Die, Inc.
Gibson Electric
Greenfield Products, LLC
H&M Ice
H&R Block
Hadley Malone: Farm Bureau
Hale's Commercial Cleaning
Hamilton-Ryker Group, Inc.
Harpole Telecom, Inc.
Health Quest
Heritage Bank
Herman Jenkins Motors
High Note Transport, LLC
Higher Ground Coffee Co. 
Hilliard Lyons
Hornsby's Garage, Inc.
Hospitality House
HTS Mixing
Institutional Casework, Inc.
Integrity Oncology
J. R. Wauford & Company
JD Distributors
Jernigan Surgery Clinic, PLLC
Jerry Ward Autoplex
Jiffy Steamer
Job World, Inc.
Johnson Heating & Air, Inc.
Jordan & Bondurant Eye Care
Journeys Unlimited
Joyce Washington
Judge William Acree
Judy Barker, Attorney at Law
Junior Auxiliary of Union City
Kenn-Tenn Wireless
Kenton Chevrolet
Kiwanis Club of Union City
Kizer Pharmacy
Lakeview Dining Room
Lashlee-Rich, Inc.
Leaders Credit Union
Los Portales of Union City
Lowrance Sound Company, Inc
Lupo's Italian Restaurant
Magnolia Place
Mahindra of KenTenn
Mathis Battery
MIA Seating Corporation
Michael L. Bobo, DDS, MD, PSC
Miss Vicki's Diner
Miss Vicki's Diner
Mobile Nation
Mr. Clay Woods
Mr. James Gray
Nix-A-Mite Exterminating Co.
Northwest Tennessee Cardiology Clinic
Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board
Obion County Fair Association, Inc.
Obion County Public Library
O'neals Country Store
Pediatric Place of Union City, LLC
Phillips Engineering, Inc.
PIP Printing
Polk Glover
Poplar Meadows Country Club
Premier Primary Care
Premier Primary Care
Quality Inn
Reelfoot Bank
Reelfoot Bearing and Supply, Inc.
Reelfoot Metal Budiling Supply
Reelfoot Regional Association of Realtors
Reelfoot Warehousing
Red River Waste Solutions
Regal Pediatrics, PLLC
Regions Bank
Revell Construction Co., Inc.
Reynolds Brothers Oil Co., Inc
RPG Physical Test Labs, LLC
Second Baptist Church of Union City, Inc.
Security Finance
Servall, LLC
Shea Riley Appraisers
Shelter Insurance
Shoe Shack
Simmons Bank
Small World Child Care, Inc
Soleil Garden Center
Sonshine Flowers & Gifts
Southern Concrete Products
Southern machinery Repair, Inc.
Star Physical Therapy LP
State Farm Agent Chris Williams
Steve's Custom Jewelers
Suga & Spice
Sullivan Dentistry
Survall Gutter Co.
Synergy Therapy & Aquatics
Taco Bell
Tencom Services
Tennessee Tractor, LLC
Terrapin Grappling Collective
The Andersons, Inc.
The Bridge of West Tennessee
The Chocolate Bunny
The City of Hornbeak
The City of Kenton
The Color Shop
The Doctors Clinic
The Lighthouse
The Southern Suite Salon
The Station Burger Co.
Thompson, McConnell, & Hurst PLLC CPAs
Thunderbolt Broadcasting Company
TLM Associates
Tony Maness, Attorney at Law
Top of The World Distributors
Touching Hearts at Home
Town of Obion
Town of Troy
Tri-state International Trucks, Inc.
Troy Pharmacy
Twin Oaks Technology, Inc
Two Doors Down Boutique
Tyson Foods, Inc. 
Union City and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
Union City Antique Mall & More
Union City Carpet Center
Union City Daily Messenger
Union City Electric System
Union City Eye Care, P.C.
Union City Housing Authority
Union City Insurance
Union City Insurance Partners
Union City J'Cettes
Union City Parts, Inc.
Union City Rotary Club
Union City Urgent Care, LLC
United Way of Obion County
Universal Contractors
Volunteer Lenders, Inc.
Vowell and Sons, Inc.
Walmart Supercenter
Ware Park Apartments
Warner Law Firm, PLC
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Co-op
Westate Corrections Network
White & Associates
White Squirrel Winery
Williams Sausage Company, Inc.
Wood Communications
Woodland Mills
World Finance Corporation
Wynridge Golf Club, LLC

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