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OC Workforce Development: Work Ethics Certificate ProgramOn April 11, representatives from the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Williams Sausage, CenterPoint Business Solutions, Commercial Bank, NW Tennessee Workforce Board, TCAT Newbern, and Obion County Schools met to discuss the implementation of the Work Ethics Certificate program in Obion County Schools, and the impact it could have on employment in our area.

ColorCoat, Inc Coming to South FultonSOUTH FULTON, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with ColorCoat, Inc. officials announced today the company will locate new operations in South Fulton. The windows and doors coating application company will invest $600,000 and create 80 new jobs in Obion County.

Grand Opening at Discovery Park of AmericaPlease Join Us at the Ribbon Cutting of the new Children's Discovery Garden on Tuesday May 16th at 9:30 a.m.

farmers market in Obion CountyOpening Thursday, June 1st at 2 PM

Burgers in the ParkTHURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
From ll:00 am. to 1:00 p.m.

At the KIWANIS PARK

Cost: $5.00

Includes fresh grilled burger, chips, drink, and dessert.
All proceeds will benefit children in our community.

For tickets, please contact John Fry or Courtney Dozier at 885.2599

In ease ofrain, the event will move to the Farnter's Market located by the Chamber of Commerce. #KidsNeedKiwanis

Judy Long Named One of West Tennessee's Most Influential WomenJudy Long, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Citizens Bancshares Inc. and First Citizens National Bank, was presented the Sterling Award on Tuesday, April 6, 2017. The Sterling Awards ceremony and reception honoring the 20 Most Influential Women of West Tennessee was held at The J. Walter Barnes Conference Center at Jackson -Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.

The Sterling Awards were created by Jackson Area Business and Professional Women and Jackson Sun to honor women in the West Tennessee area who have achieved a significant level of success. Long was recognized as a leader in business, serving as a role model to other women in her profession and her community.

Among her many contributions to West Tennessee are her service to United Way of West TN, Dyersburg / Dyer County Chamber of Commerce, Dyersburg Rotary, and Dyersburg State Community College. Long has been previously recognized as Dyersburg / Dyer County Woman of the Year, American Business Women's Association Woman of the Year, and Paul Harris Award Recipient.

Thunderbolt Receives HonorsThunderbolt Broadcasting in Union City took home four state honors in the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast and Media Editors Awards Banquet held in Nashville. The event was held to honor exemplary journalistic work from media members in radio, newspaper and television in 2016.

KYTN/WQAK News Director Charles Choate was honored in the categories of "Best Newscaster", "Best Enterprise Story", "Best Light Feature" and "Best Weather Coverage". Over 1,000 submissions of work were received from across the state for this years event.

Choate and Thunderbolt Broadcasting President Paul Tinkle attended the ceremonies at the Nashville Marriott Vanderbilt.

New Lighting at AirportEverett-Stewart Regional Airport would like to thank Mr. Jeff Boyd and Gibson EMC who recently updated out outdoor lighting to LED. This upgrade will greatly enhance the airport's security and lighting system. Gibson EMC is a wonderful partner who realizes the importance of the airport and supports our efforts to promote our community. This is demonstrated by their ongoing commitment to economic development efforts, not only at the airport, but throughout the region.

Jo Ann Speer, Manager

Baptist Ahead of the GameBaptist Memorial Hospital-Union City has announced that it is one of the first hospitals in Tennessee to offer a new minimally-invasive procedure to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a serious and common condition associated with an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Drug-coated balloons are used to treat PAD in the upper legs once medical management has failed. The first procedure at Baptist Union City was performed by Wright Jernigan, M.D.

Business MattersThank you to the new Center Point Business Solutions for sponsoring our April Business Matters! Kim Watts, COO, gave an awesome presentation on "Building A Culture of Service". Thank you to everyone who came out and participated!

Job WorldJob World, Inc., Inc., is a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the greater Obion County area for over 22 years. Founded by Gladys Davis in 1995, Job World, Inc., is a complete human resource service, specializing in industrial, clerical and professional job placements. We pride ourselves on serving both the needs of the Employer and the Employee to help bridge the gap and further the growth of our community. Our mission is to provide outstanding service and excellent personnel coupled with the most competitive rates in the industry.