Small Business Spotlight - Westan Insurance Group

Westan Insurance Group in Union City has added a new agent to their team, Cody Martin. Cody is a native of Weakley County but has resided in Obion County for several years. He is a 2006 graduate of South Fulton High School and a 2014 graduate of John A. Gupton College with a degree in mortuary science. Cody started his career in Obion County as a mortician for a local funeral home in Union City. Upon a request from the Westan Group.

Small Business Spotlight - Magnolia Place

Magnolia Place opened in 1996 and is a locally owned and operated, nonprofit organization.

Small Business Spotlight - Job World

Job World, Inc., Inc., is a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the greater Obion County area for over 22 years. Founded by Gladys Davis in 1995, Job World, Inc., is a complete human resource service, specializing in industrial, clerical and professional job placements. We pride ourselves on serving both the needs of the Employer and the Employee to help bridge the gap and further the growth of our community. Our mission is to provide outstanding service and excellent personnel coupled with the most competitive rates in the industry.

The Obion County Public Library has been serving the area since the late 1930's. The collection was originally housed in the court house and has moved three times since then and is now located at 1221 E. Reelfoot Ave. The library averages over 2,000 patron visits a week and also contains the largest public library collection in West Tennessee outside of Jackson and Memphis. The mission of the Obion County Public Library is to enrich and improve the lives of the citizens of Obion County by providing them with a wide range of meaningful library materials and quality experiences.

Small Business Spotlight - Union City Carpet Center

In May of 1971, Woodrow Hardesty moved from Blytheville, Arkansas with his wife, Doris, and children, Rhonda, Debbie, and Woody, to Union City. After 25 years as a superintendent for Myers Bakers, he hoped that working with his brother installing carpet for Wade's Furniture and Moser and Jones Furniture stores would provide a stable standard of living for himself and his family.

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.

Thunderbolt Broadcasting

WCMT-AM 1410 was the first radio station to begin broadcasting in Weakley County on June 1957.  WCMT's call letters stand for "Weakley County, Martin, Tennessee" and was solely owned by Jones T. Sudbury of Blytheville, Arkansas.  The property was purchased from Cliff and Virginia Weldon on highway 45 North which would later become known as North Lindell Street in Martin.

Commercial Bank and Trust

Catering to personal and small business financial needs since 1877, Commercial Bank and Trust Company is a unique full-service bank, distinguished by its impeccable customer service and refined atmosphere.

Congressman Stephen Fincher

Stephen Fincher, 41, is a managing partner of Fincher Farms, a seventh generation West Tennessee based agribusiness. Stephen has been involved in agribusiness his entire life and lives in the Frog Jump community of Crockett County.

At the age of nine, Stephen joined his family in the Southern gospel music ministry, started more than 60 years ago. The Finchers produce and record their own music, and they have performed over 2,000 events throughout the Southeast.

Small Business Spotlight - First Citizens National Bank

For 125 years, people in Dyersburg, Dyer County and across the state of Tennessee have depended on the strength and stability of First Citizens National Bank. Today, they are still the friendly faces that help guide you, your family and your business to a bright financial future. First Citizens offers a variety of services including: Checking Accounts, Commercial Loans, Mortgage Loans, Savings Accounts, Online and Mobile Banking, Investments, Retirement Accounts, plus much more.

First State Bank

Leveraging Strong Traditions. First State Bank has local origins. Starting in West Tennessee, in 1887, with one bank location, our current operating philosophy reflects the richness of our banking roots combined with making bold strides for the future. Our 31 banking offices serving throughout Tennessee offer strength and diversity by offering traditional banking, ag lending, specialized consumer finance, indirect lending, insurance, investment services, mortgages, trust service, and small business lending.

Small Business Spotlight - Obion County Health Department

The mission of the Obion County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote, and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee.

Waymatic Celebrates 60 Years!

The year was 1954 when T.J. Easterwood, a graduate of Union City High school, first developed and marketed an even weigh and bagging device that the world knows as the "Waymatic".

February Business Spotlight - The History of Jiffy Steamer Company

This company's story starts with the son of a sharecropper that hitched a ride on a freight train from Tennessee to Chicago as a 14 year old seeking employment. This type of determination would go a long ways in the founder's life as he applied his willpower to care for his family. In 1940, John Bailey Simrell and his brother-in-law toiled over a way to create enough steam to commercially shape and block hats quickly and easily. The birth of the Jiffy Model J-1 resulted from those efforts as well as dozens of models to follow over the decades. When Mr. John added a hose and steam head attachment, the product morphed into a fabric steamer that removed wrinkles from clothing, draperies and other materials.