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Keith Hamilton spoke with Lindsay Frilling (left), chief executive officer of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council, and Obion County Central High School guidance counselor Heather Kendall about the mechatronics program at Motlow College and Middle Tennessee State University at the weekly Union City Rotary Club meeting on Friday. Hamilton is using over 30 years of experience in workforce development to prepare Tennesseans for careers in the quickly expanding field of mechatronics, a hybrid science of mechanics and electronics that many modern industries are pursuing for the future.

Congratulations to The Bridge of Northwest Tennessee for their ribbon cutting on November 9th! We loved being able to celebrate their mission and successes with them in their new home!
We enjoyed the shopping, sipping sweet tea, and southern hospitality at the Sweet Tea Soiree Business After Hours hosted by OUTsideIN in Troy on November 28th! You'll definitely want to stop by this beautiful shop to find the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones. Thank you for hosting last month!
Thank you for participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25th! Area shoppers had a blast looking for the perfect holiday gifts and the large turnout made the event a resounding success for local businesses.

This month we heard from our Membership Director Lauren Tanner as she updated attendees on the latest news from the Obion County Chamber of Commerce and Joint Economic Development Council! Afterwards, she opened the floor for discussion about what other initiatives the Chamber can be taking to improve on its service for our members and for Obion County.

Take a look at the amazing photos from “Let it Glow Light Show” at Discovery Park of America. Photos by Carly Christiansen!

2017 Obion County Joint Economic Development Council Annual Banquet Recap

What a wonderful night! On November 2nd, 2017 over 300 community members came out to celebrate our local businesses and individuals that help make Obion County thrive! We've had a prosperous year and look forward to another year of growth and success. Thank you for all that you do to make Obion County a great place to live, work, and play!

In order to assess the community’s childcare needs, we would appreciate you taking a moment to complete this survey.
It is our goal to determine whether evening, over-night care, extended (12+ hrs), etc is needed in the Union City area.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8N7T88Z

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CKC9KQP

UNION CITY, Tenn. – Simmons Bank announced the promotion of Matthew Bird to the position of Union City community executive today. Bird previously served the bank as vice president and commercial loan officer. A lifelong resident of west Tennessee, Bird has seven years of experience in retail and commercial banking with Simmons Bank. “Matthew is passionate about his work and helping businesses achieve their financial goals,” said Tony Gregory, Tennessee regional chairman for Simmons Bank. “We are confident his experience and knowledge will serve him well as community executive.”

Bird graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business management from Lambuth University in Jackson. He is a graduate of both the Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending and the Southeastern School of Banking.

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