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Obion County Chamber News

January's Very Important Business Event (V.I.B.E)

Thank you to all who attended our January V.I.B.E.! Art Sparks with ATA CPA's gave us a 2019 Tax Update. Thanks to ATA CPA's for sponsoring this months event as well!

The goal of V.I.B.E is to present valuable content to business owners and the community. We are looking forward to hearing from Christina Bannister with the City of Union City in March to hear about the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation storm water regulations and updates. With all this rain we've had, we are looking forward to hearing from Christina!

Be sure to stop by our next V.I.B.E event!

When: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: 7:45 - 9:00 AM
Location: Obion County Public Library

John Fry Named Vice President of White & Associates Insurance

UNION CITY, TN – White & Associates Insurance today announced that John Fry has been named vice president of the White & Associates Insurance Personal Lines Division. Fry previously served as manager of the company’s Union City office.

In his new role, Fry will lead the company’s efforts to expand the technology and services provided to our personal lines clients. He will remain in Obion County and will continue to lead the agency in Union City.

Frilling Named to TN Chamber Board of Directors

NASHVILLE – For 2019, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced 10 new appointments to its 54-member board of directors. The appointments represent all three grand divisions and are appointed for a three-year term. The Tennessee Chamber is one of Tennessee’s oldest and most prominent statewide business trade associations and also serves as the Tennessee Manufacturers Association. The Tennessee Chamber board of directors is the governing body of the Tennessee Chamber and provides significant input to the Chamber’s annual legislative and policy agenda that guide the work of the business advocacy group.

Students Get Training for Interviews

Students in Lindsay Walker’s eighth-grade computer applications class at UC Middle School had the opportunity to question local business leaders Friday.

The sessions wound up a week in which representatives of Center Point Business Solutions and Lindsay Frilling, chief executive officer of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, held soft skills training for job interviews for students.

New Façade Improvement Grants Awarded

Governor Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $550,000 in Façade Improvement Grants for six Tennessee communities. The grants, funded through federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, are used for improvements to commercial districts in Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee downtown districts.

Obion County Completes TN ThreeStar Program
Competing for jobs and attracting industry in today's economic climate is a challenge. Successful economic developers know that at the heart of a competitive economic development strategy is community development. The ThreeStar program is geared to assist your community development efforts and ensure you compete at a higher level through enhancing and improving community assets.
Industry Appreciation Breakfast

Thank you to all of our industries, public officials, businesses, and board members that came to our industry appreciation breakfast! We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate all that you do for our county.

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