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Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett today announced Tennessee tourism's direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time high of $18.4 billion in 2015, up 3.7 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement took place at the Sevier County Courthouse near the iconic Dolly Parton statue. Mountain Rukus from Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede provided music.

The Lighthouse Ribbon CuttingOn August 19th we held a ribbon cutting at The Lighthouse! Located at 510 S. 1st Street in Union City, The Lighthouse has a wonderful selection of Christian gifts, books, music, and more! Thank you to everyone that came out!

Jo Ann Speer named an Honorary Lifetime Member of IACCongratulations to one of our past chamber presidents, Jo Ann Speer, who was named an Honorary Lifetime Member of IAC! IAC is the International Aerobatics Club. Jo Ann worked nonstop when this competition came to Union City for a competition and we are very proud of her. Congratulations!!

Lindsay Frilling Honored at SEDC Annual ConferenceATLANTA, GA (August 17, 2016)

Lindsay Frilling, CEO, Obion County Joint Economic Development Council, based in Union City,Tennessee, was presented with the annual Chairman's Award by the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC). Ms. Frilling received the award at the SEDC Annual Conference held July 31- August 2, 2016 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.

SEDC 2016 Chairman Chuck Whipple presented Frilling this special award in recognition of her outstanding contributions and dedication to the association at SEDC's Annual Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

Thank you to the following businesses, industries, and individuals who have renewed their membership with the Obion County Chamber of Commerce for the 2016-2017 year thus far!

First Citizens National Bank RANKS  #11 IN BEST BANKS TO WORK FOR IN U.S.August 29, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, First Citizens National Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For. First Citizens currently ranks 11th overall for banks across the entire United States.

The full list will be featured in the September issue of American Banker Magazine and is now available online at

The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is aproject of American Banker and Best Companies Group. In all, 60 banks achieved "Best Bank" status in this fourth year for the program.

First Citizens National Bank  Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon CuttingCongratulations to First Citizens National Bank on their grand re-opening! Over 150 people showed up to break in the new facility and participate in the ribbon cutting! Make sure to check out their beautiful new building at 100 W. Washington in Union City!

Burger King Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon CuttingCongratulations to Burger King on their grand re-opening and ribbon cutting! We are so excited to have this renovated restaurant in Obion County!

Ware Parks Ribbon Cutting!Congratulations to the newest workforce living complex in Union City! These beautiful apartments are accompanied by a pool, club house, work out facilities, and more!! We enjoyed a great keynote speech by James Ware, better known as Koko B. Ware. He is a retired American professional wrestler who made his professional wrestling debut in 1978 and is proudly from Union City. The complex is named after him for his strong legacy of hard work and determination; Ware Park. There are still apartments available. For more information please call (731) 630-4466 or visit Ware Park at 1464 E Cheatham St, Union City, TN

Thank you to everyone who attended!

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