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UNION CITY, Tenn – Lauren Tanner, Membership Director of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The Rural Leadership Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, provides professional leadership training to rural community economic development professionals in.... full article here

Thank you to our sponsors, chamber members, and the entire Obion County community for helping the Obion County Chamber of Commerce celebrate 95 years of growth, success, prosperity. Our 95th Anniversary was a wonderful event and was a true testimony to the community collaboration that makes Obion County succeed daily. Though we celebrated our 95th birthday, it was also a celebration of YOU, our chamber members, because without you, our organization wouldn't be where it is today. To read the full history of the chamber, click here.

TVA Economic Development offers Target Industry Specialists and Regional Consultants to assist you in your site or building search. TVA also partners with local power companies, regional, state, and community partners to recruit new companies and investments, retain and support existing businesses, and prepare... Read more here.

Obion County was awarded five grants in the past two years! The county received $580,000 in total funding from the Community and Rural Development Division of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The bi-state micropolitan area of Union City, Tennessee-Kentucky, is dominating things this year, as it takes home the Big Muddy Cup, awarded each spring to the metro area along the entire Mississippi River that welcomes the most corporate facility investments per capita over an 18-month period ending with the previous calendar year. Among those successfully making things in the area... Full article here.

Tennessee Chamber Institute is designed specifically for Chamber employees to learn the “chamber business” from experienced practitioners of the art. It is designed as a two-year program and includes courses such as: Membership Development, Working with Volunteers, Communications, Non-Dues Revenue, Government Relations, Budget & Finance, Best Practices, and more! Institute is help in Murfreesboro at Middle Tennessee State University. Our Membership Director, Lauren, completed her 2nd year and graduated earlier this month! Congratulations, Lauren!

Governor Haslam, commissioner Rolfe announce 25 communities to receive site development grants

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 25 communities will receive more than $9.6 million in Site Development Grants. The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed in 2016 and updated in 2017. “By making our rural communities ready..." Complete article here.

We had a blast shopping downtown for Mainstreet's Downtown Spring Open House! Shoppers enjoyed food, shopping, and door prizes. What a fun way to start off the new season and promote shopping local.

Community members and legislators representing Obion County enjoyed breakfast and talking politics at the Annual Legislator's Breakfast held March 23. A huge thank you to Obion County Farm Bureau for sponsoring and hosting the event! We also appreciate Rep. Bill Sanderson and Senator John Stevens for taking time to speak at the breakfast. Check out our album on Facebook to see more photos from the event.

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