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commissionerClint Joiner with Jiffy Steamer welcomed TN ECD on Friday, February 6 with a company overview and plant tour followed by Representative Bill Sanderson welcoming him at his newly opened White Squirrel Winery in Kenton.

Baptist OneCare, Baptist Memorial Health Care's new electronic health record powered by Epic software, went live at four Baptist hospitals, including Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, on March 1. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville, located in Booneville, Miss., Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown, located in the metro-Memphis area and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon in Huntingdon, Tenn., also went live.

solar-arrayAs a large producer of grapes and a connoisseur of wine, Bill Sanderson had a dream to own a Winery that offered a Tasting Facility and Event Hall. Construction costs and future operating expenses were a major obstacle for business owners, Bill and Marjie Sanderson. Discussing his idea with employees of the Union City Area Office, Mr. Sanderson learned about the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). He was intrigued by the thought of owning a Solar Array that could power his tasting room at White Squirrel Winery while reducing energy costs and the carbon footprint of the business. His research of Solar Energy and Solar Companies in the area soon led to a partnership with Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Rural Development, and Solar & Renewable Power Systems. The 10kW solar array was designed to meet the power needs of the White Squirrel Winery, and any energy created over and above what it takes to power the facility may be sold back to TVA. Presently, the system is producing about twice the energy needed to operate the facility.

everett-stewat-airportEverett Stewart Regional Airport began thinking several years ago and finally in 2011 the conceptual drawing was provided. In its infancy, we hoped to try to get the funding for 3 signs, the two that we have just constructed and another sign to be located at the new Ag Site on the southeast side of the airfield.

jim-rippyJim Rippy, CEO of Discovery Park of America was our guest speaker for December Business Matters. He discussed the impact it has had on the community after reaching its one year anniversary of being open and informed us that sales tax was up 15% from last year. Join us next month as we discuss taxes!

tysonWe thought you might like to know that Tyson Foods' Obion County poultry plant is part of McDonald's new Our Food. Your Questions. campaign.