Ribbon cutting and open house TODAY!
October 2018 Newsletter
Check out articles and pictures from September and
stay up to date on what we are doing this October!
New Chamber Members

Woodmen Life
Business Representative: Spence Minyard
Work: (731) 503-9009
Woodmen life specializes in life insurance, health insurance, and retirement planning.

XMC Inc. - Jackson
Business Representative: Danny Moore
115 Rushmeade Rd.
Jackson, TN 38305
Work: (888) 814-3114
XMC is an office solutions company that offers printers, copiers,
postage machines, managed print & IT, and more!

HealthWorks Medical, LLC
1720 East Reelfoot Ave
Union City, TN 38261
(731) 599-1200
HealthWorks Medical is a medical clinic that focuses on occupation medicine,
corporate wellness programs, and more.

Bloom Hair Studio
(731) 335-1305
206 East Reelfoot Ave; Suite 8
Union City, TN 38261
Bloom Hair Studio is a full service salon! They talk appointments and walk-ins

Obion County Clerk-Crystal Crain
(731) 885-3831
The office of the Obion County Clerk does tag renewals, marriage licenses,
new business applications, and more!

Please click HERE to reserve your seat today!

We are excited to announce that former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 8th Congressional District, John Tanner,
will be delivering our keynote speech followed by our
2018 awards presentation

Award Nomination Qualifications:
Award Nominations Being Accepted
2018 Ambassador of the Year : Recognizing a Chamber Ambassador who is a community leader who donates his or her time to Obion County Chamber activities and events.

2018 Board Member of the Year:  Presented to the board member who put forth
extraordinary efforts on behalf of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.

2018 Young Professional of the Year:  Presented to a YPOC Member that works in Obion County and has showed professional success and outstanding community involvement.

2018 Business Partner of the Year:  Presented to a business or organization in Obion County
who has gone above and beyond to be a community partner, be it donating time, money, or resources. 

2018 You Made It Happen Award:  Recognizing a community leader who donates his or her time to Obion County Chamber activities and other community events or to a business owner/manager who best exemplifies their generosity in giving time, money, staff, and/or facility for community benefit

2018 Agriculture Business of the Year:  This award recognizes our county's agriculture achievement. This could be an agriculture business in Obion County or local farmer/agriculturist. 

2018 Business of the Year:  Presented to a business in Obion County, new or old, who has over 20 employees. This business must be in good standing with the Obion County Chamber of Commerce

2018 Small Business of the Year:  Presented to a business with 20 employees or less who is a member of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce

2018 Industry of the Year:  Presented to an industry who has invested large workforce efforts in Obion County to continue job creation and community prosperity.

Nominee Criteria
1. Must be a member in good standing of Obion County Chamber of Commerce and/or the Obion County Industrial Development Corporation.
2. Must be in business in Obion County. Recipient must work in Obion County.
3. Must demonstrate a commitment to good and ethical business practices.
4. Must demonstrate innovation in products or services.
5. Must demonstrate community leadership and involvement.
6. Must maintain a responsible and rewarding workplace environment, reflecting training and motivation of employees.
7. Must demonstrate extraordinary customer service.

Tell us WHY you are nominating this business, industry, and/or educator (you
can nominate one in each category): history of the business, its
contributions to our community, extraordinary customer service, dedication,
innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, etc.

This is an exciting opportunity to acknowledge the important contributions made to our community. Send in those nominations! 

Please have all nominations in by Friday, October 19th. 
Nominations sent in after this date will not be accepted. 

September Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings
We were thrilled to celebrate 2 new business and the groundbreaking for Sleep Inn & MainStay Suites.

Are you celebrating a relocation, new location, or even a location remodel? We would love to have a ribbon cutting to celebrate you!
Gloria's On Exchange
622 Exchange Street
Union City, TN 38261
Bloom Hair Studio
206 East Reelfoot Ave; Suite 8
Union City, TN 38261
(731) 335-1305
Sleep Inn & MainStay Suites Groundbreaking
September Business Matters
Thank you to Bethel University for speaking at our September Business Matters! They spoke about the importance of higher education and how Bethel University can help people reach their educational and professional goals . We also appreciate Bethel University for being our sponsor for this event! We had a wonderful crowd and enjoyed the open discussion about this topic.

Make sure to join us on October 16th for our next Business Matters! We can't wait to hear from Andrew Jackson and Scott Becton from Baptist Memorial Hospital.
The Land Trust for Tennessee Survey
"The Land Trust for Tennessee, a statewide land conservation organization, has protected and conserved almost 125,000 acres in the Volunteer State. From farmland and wildlife habitat to public parks, scenic vistas, historic properties, and more, we work with people to make sure Tennessee’s most important places aren’t lost forever to development.

As we enter our 20th year, we’re conducting a statewide conservation plan to help guide our future work. Objective mapping data is a big part of this process, but we’re also seeking public input. We want to know what types of land people most want to see conserved. This information will be weighted heavily in our plan. Considering your role in Obion County, I’m reaching out to see if you all would be willing to complete our short survey (it only takes about 5 minutes). As we think about the future of Tennessee, it’s crucial for us to hear what our community leaders – people like you -- think across the state. We’re also really wanting to hear from people across the state, and we’re short on responses in West Tennessee at the moment."

The survey can be found at this link: here
McMathus involved in WestTeach
In just two sessions in WestTeach, Beth McManus has already learned plenty.

Day-long programs focusing on West Tennessee agriculture and area entrepreneurship in the pilot year of the WestStar-created program have truly been enlightening for the Union City High School Spanish teacher.

 She’s also had it verified how fortunate she and the remainder of the UC School System teachers are.
“One of the first things they asked us was what were the major issues at our school,” said McManus, who was chosen from a list of 31 applicants along with 13 other West Tennessee teachers (12 accepted) to participate in the development program. “And, as a system, I honestly couldn’t think of one. ...Read More here
Baptist Memorial Hospital News
Baptist Union City Now Offers 3-D Mammography
Union City, Tenn., September 17, 2018

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) is now offering a new technology that could improve early detection of breast cancer. Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, allows a radiologist to look for abnormalities in more areas than the 2-D mammography. 3-D mammography is especially beneficial to patients with dense breast tissue, a family history of breast cancer or women who are regularly called back for additional tests. 

The new technology does not increase the amount of time it takes to screen women, and there is no additional discomfort. “Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City takes a proactive and comprehensive approach to breast health services. Our new breast imaging system is one of the most exciting recent advancements in breast cancer detection. 3-D mammography is a revolutionary screening tool in the fight against breast cancer,” said Skipper Bondurant, BMH-UC administrator and CEO.  

New Location for Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Baptist Memorial Hospital-

Union City registered nurses (left to right) Crystal Broyles and Nikki Callins stand in front of the entrance to the new location for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. The department is now located on the first floor at the west entrance of the hospital. The area is more spacious, convenient, accommodating, and comfortable for patients. This move was prompted due to continued growth and new initiatives related to education requiring computer stations and interactive classes. The first day of exercise in the new area was Monday, September 17. 

Jacob Virgin Merit Scholar Semifinalist
Jacob Virgin is on the short list for academic greatness.
The Union City High School senior has put himself in the category of distinguished students across the nation, named today as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.

 Virgin is believed to be the first UCHS student to achieve that elite status in more than 20 years. Four Tornado graduates earned “commended” status since 1997, that designation essentially an honorable mention standing in the superlative category.
More than 1.6 million students across the country took the PSAT/NWSQT (Preliminary, Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test). Virgin’s score was in the top 1 percent of that group.
The roughly 16,000 semifinalists will find out in February if they are finalists for the honor and significant scholarship money. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

“It’s really a great honor. I’m happy,” the humble Virgin said. “I think it’s finally starting to sink in.. ...Read More here
Farmer's Market Merch!

Obion County Farmer's Market merchandise is now available! Call Lauren at the Chamber to order! Shirts are $12 and reusable bags are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5!
2018-2019 Chamber Members
90 Degrees South Framing LLC
A & J Salvage, LLC
Advanced Gastroenterology
Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine (AOSM)
Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales
Alexander Thompson Arnold (ATA)
Align Chiropractic
All Kraft Erectors, Inc.
Allen Searcy Builder Contractor, Inc.
Allen's Wrecker Service
Alliance Ag Equipment
Aloha Pools & Spas
AmeriClear Rx
Ameriprise Financial
Andre Temple
Another Thyme
AT & T Tennesee
ATMOS Energy
B R Supply, Inc.
Bank 3
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Barker Building Rentals
Barkley Construction Company
Bethel University
Bloom Hair Studio
Blue Bank Resort & Marina
Blue steel Tool & Die, Inc.
Brundige & Moore Insurance
Buddy's Wrecker Service
Buy Sell & Trade
C.W. Sanderson's
Calla Lilly
CAM Electric
CareAll Home Care
Carey Counseling Center, Inc.
Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
Carpenter Real Estate
Casey's General Store
Center Point Business Solutions
Century 21 Golden Service Realty
Chancellor Mike Maloan
City AutoPlex
City of Hornbeak
City of Kenton
City of Obion
City of Rives
City of Samburg
City of South Fulton
City of Troy
City of Woodland Mills
Collision Specialty, Inc.
Commercial Bank
Conley Conley
Cornfest, INC
Country Hearth Inn
Cox Oil Co., Inc.
Creative Catering
Danny Larcom Heating and Air
Darling Ingredients
Datt Consulting
Davis Wealth Services
Dental Center
Discovery Park of America
Dixie Gun Works
Don Sol Mexican Grill
Douglas Tax Service
Dr. Cecil Sewell
Dr. Jere W. Crenshaw
Dunn's Body Shop, Inc.
Dyersburg State Community College
E Plus Broadband
E.W. James
Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home
Edward Jones
Everett-Stewart Airport
Farm Credit Mid-America
Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic
Final Flight Outfitters
First Choice Farm & Lawn Inc.
First Citizens National Bank
Five Seasons Men's Shop
Forcum Lannom Contractors
Ford Construction
Forever Communications Inc. WENK/WTPR/WWKF/WAKQ
Friends of Reelfoot Lake State Park
Fuller Partners Real Estate, INC
Fulton Decorating
Fulton Plaza Motor Inn
G & H Tool & Die Inc.
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
Gloria's on Exchange
Greenfield Products, LLC
H & R Agri-Power
H & R Block
Hale's Commericial Cleaning LLC
Hanafee Brothers Sawmill Co., Inc.
Health Quest/Baptist Memorial Hospital
HealtWorks Medical
Heritage Bank
Herman Jenkins Motors
Higher Ground Coffee Company
Hilliard Lyons
Home Builders Mart
Hornsby's Garage Wrecker Service
Hospitality House
HTS Mixing
Institutional Casework, INC.
J'Cettes Of Union City
JD Distributors
Jernigan Surgery Clinic
Jerry Ward Autoplex
Jiffy Steamer Company
Job World, Inc.
John Miles, Attorney
Johnson Heating & Air, Inc.
Jordan & Bondurant Eyecare
Judge William B. Acree, Jr.
Judy Barker, Attorney-at-Law
Junior Auxiliary of Obion County
Ken-Tenn Wireless & Computers Direct
Kenton Chevrolet
Kings & Queens Childcare
Kiwanis Club of Union City
Kizer Pharmacy, LLC
Kmac Enterprises - Taco Bell
Kohler Company
Krietman's Towing
Lakeview Dining Room
Lanzer's Printing & Office Supply, Inc.
Lashlee-Rich, Inc.
Leaders Credit Union
Los Portales
Lowrance Sound Company, Inc.
Luke Parker Photography
Lula Roe Jessica J. Crosson
Magic Moments
Magical Mink's Entertainment
Magnolia Place
Mahindra of Ken Tenn/Inco Ag
Main Street Union City
Maness & Jowers, PLC
Masquerade Theatre, Inc.
Mathis Battery Company
McDonald's Restaurant
McKinnis Lawn Service
MIA Seating
Miles Head Start/Early Head Start
MSHN Enterprises LLC
Nix-A-Mite Exterminating Co.
Northwest Tennessee HeadStart- Troy
Northwest TN Cardiology Clinic
Northwest TN Workforce Board
Obion County Fair Association
Obion County Farm Bureau
Obion County Farm Bureau Insurance-Hadley Malone
Obion County Prevention Coalition
Obion County Public Library
O'Neal's Country Store
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Parker Lawn Service
Parker's Outfitting
Pediatric Place of Union City
Phillips Engineering Inc.
PIP Printing
Polk Glover
Poplar Meadows Country Club
Premier Primary Care
Quality Inn
Ramm Fencing
RC Mechanical
Re/Max United
Reelfoot Animal Hospital
Reelfoot Bearing & Supply Inc.
Reelfoot Family Walk-In Clinic
Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council
Reelfoot Metal Building Supply
Reelfoot Regional Assn of Realtors
Regions Bank
Republic Services
Revell Construction Company, Inc.
Reynolds Brothers Oil Company
Rotary Club of Union City
RPG Physical Test Lab
Sassafraz Restaurant
Searcy Building Systems
Searcy Rentals
Second Baptist Church
Security Bank & Trust
Security Finance
Servall Gutter Company
Servall Pest Control, LLC
Shea Riley Appraisers
Shelter Insurance
Shoe Shack
Simmons Bank
Simmons Bank Mortgage Company
Sisters Antiques & Gifts
Small World Child Care, Inc.
Soleil Garden Center
Sonshine Flowers & Gifts
Southern Concrete Products
Southern Machinery Repair, Inc.
Star Physical Therapy
State Farm Agent Chris Williams
Steve's Custom Jewelers
Storage Plaza
Sugar & Spice
Sullivan Family Dentistry
Sweet Pea Boutique and Blessings
Sweetwater Farms Development
Synergy Therapy & Aquatics
Tack & Stitch Upholstery
Taylor Ford-Lincoln
Tencom Digital Marketing
Tennessee Tractor
The Bridge of West Tennessee
The Chocolate Bunny
The Citizens Bank (TCB)
The Color Shop
The Delta Belle Boutique
The Etheridge House Assisted Living & The Arbors Memory Care
The Hamilton-Ryker Company
The Triple Knot- A Formal Consignment Shop
The Waters of Union City, LLC
Thompson, McConnell, & Hurst PLLC CPAs
Thunderbolt Broadcasting
Tiny Baker
TLM Associates, Inc
Top of the World Distributors
Touching Hearts at Home
Trish Dial Photography
Tri-State International
Trudy's Kid's Cafe
Twin Oaks Technology, LLC
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Union City Carpet Center
Union City Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Union City Daily Messenger
Union City Energy Authority
Union City Eye Care
Union City Housing Authority
Union City Insurance Agency, Inc.
Union City Insurance Partners, LLC
Union City Nursing & Rehab
Union City Parts Company
Union City Surgery Center
Union City Terminal Railroad
Union City Urgent Care
United Way of Obion County
Universal Contractors, LLC
UT Martin REED Center/TSBDC
UT/TSU Extension- Obion County
Vaughn Electric Company
Vernon Promotions/Ad Pro Designs
Volunteer Lenders
Vowell & Sons Lumber Company
Wade Acres LLC
WalMart Supercenter
Ware Park Apartments
Warner Law Firm
Wauford & Company Consulting Engineers
Waymatic, Inc.
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Co-Op Corp Inc
West State Corrections Network
WestStar Leadership
White & Associates Insurance
White Ranson Funeral Home, Inc.
White Squirrel Winery
Williams Sausage Company
Wood Communications-Cellular Source
Woodman Life
WPSD-TV, Channel 6
WW Travel Services
WynRidge Golf Club
Important Links
Obion County Attractions Featured in
New Tennessee Vacation Guide
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2018 – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development launched its 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, and Obion County is prominently featured!   Obion County’s Reelfoot Lake is among the thousands of destinations, attractions and events featured in the 2018 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The Tennessee Vacation Guide also spotlights… Download the guide here.