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Main Street communities created more than 1,000 new jobs

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the 2016 economic impact and reinvestment statistics from 30 certified Tennessee Main Street communities across the state. These Main Street communities created more than 1,000 new jobs and generated over $124 million of public/private investment in 2016, while continuing to be a vital part of the state's economic growth.

UNION CITY, Tenn. - Twenty-six years after Brent Lee left Union City to go railroading, he is coming home to run his own short line.

The Union City Terminal Railroad is expected to debut in May. The line is an eight-mile stub of the former Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad main line between Union City and Rives, Tenn., where it connects to the Canadian National (former Illinois Central) main line.

"I was born and raised in Union City," Lee says. "I always had the idea if I ever wanted to short line something, it would be that line."

Lee says he spent 24 of his 26 years with the Burlington Northern and BNSF Railway in track maintenance and train service.

Union City, Tennessee. July 5, 2017 - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care.

Only 21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.

Please join Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City in welcoming Dustin Parker, D.O., to our medical staff. A pediatrician, Dr. Parker completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

Dr. Parker is practicing at The Pediatric Place of Union City and office hours are 8 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dustin Parker, please call the office at (731) 885-4338

Union City, TN - White & Associates Insurance (https://whiteandassociates.net) today announced that Josh Roberson has joined the W&A Union City agency to further develop their agricultural, commercial and financial services offerings in the northwest Tennessee region. Josh Roberson comes to Union City after spending the last 21 months at White & Associates headquarters in Dyersburg, Tennessee, where he most recently was recognized as the top life and financial services producer at the agency in the first and second quarters.

On Tuesday, July 25th, TN Department of Ag Representatives, TN Farm Bureau Public Policy Staff and neighbors discussed local, state and national issues impacting agriculture.

Farmers, Landowners, & Agbusiness Professionals were invited to join Tennessee Farm Bureau at H&R Agri-power for a delicious breakfast and discussion on issues confronting Tennessee Agriculture.

UNION CITY, TN - Commercial Bank and Trust Company announces the addition of a new member of its Board of Directors. Ed Sumara has joined the Board and is ready to serve alongside the other great board members of CBTC.

Ed is quite active in the area. He is presently a board member for the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), a Tiptonville Library board member, Chairman of Lifebeat Family Services, an Eagle Scout, and is Past President of the West Tennessee No-Till Association. The lifetime farmer has timed off of the Lake County Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Board twice. He is the father of Joseph Sumara and Kim Thompson and is proud to have his son Joseph managing Sumara Farms, EJ Sumara LLC and Sumara Land Grading.

"Ed has a great understanding of the people of Lake and Obion Counties, and he will help us make sure that we at Commercial Bank and Trust are meeting the needs of our residents," said.

Thank you to Dyersburg State Community College for speaking at and sponsoring our August Business Matters! They gave a great presentation on courses and employee training that business and industries can take advantage of. Bobby West from Greenfield Products gave a great testimony on the positive impact these training's can have if businesses participate.

Thank you to the Obion County Fair for speaking at and sponsoring our July Business Matters! We are excited about this years theme, "Country Pride, County Wide."

We had a wonderful turnout as several speakers gave a presentation on this years fair and all of the exciting events happening! For more information on the Obion County Fair, please visit their website at www.obioncountyfair.net or pick up a fair book at the Obion County Public Library or the Obion County Chamber of Commerce!

Business After Hours - June 2017 We had a wonderful Business After Hours at Discovery Park of America celebrating their newest traveling exhibit! We had a wonderful turnout and encourage everyone to take advantage of it until September!

"Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones is a traveling exhibition organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee. The exhibition project was made possible through an educational grant from the Alcoa Foundation to highlight Tennessee's manufacturing story - past, present, and future. The grant was awarded in honor of Alcoa Tennessee Operations 100th Anniversary and the announcement of its automotive expansion project on May 2, 2013. Additional support comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Made in Obion County Exhibit is in addition to the Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones. Guests can learn about the local impact that industries had and continue to have in this area. Discovery Park of America is adding a section dedicated to the manufacturers in Obion County, including: Blue Steel Tool, Inc.; KMI; Blue Steel Tool & Die; MIA Seating; Darling Ingredients; Premier Buildings; G & H Tool & Die; Reelfoot Metal; Green Plains; Titan Tire - Fleming Fabric & Wire; High Note Solutions; HTS Mixing; RPG Physical Testing Labs; Greenfield Products; Tyson; H & O Tool & Die; Waymatic; Jiffy Steamers; Williams Country Sausage"

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