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Business Matters is held the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:45 am to 9 am at the Obion County Public Library.

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The TCAT-Newbern Institutional advisory committee met on August 10, 2017. The institutional advisory committee is comprised of local business and industry partners, as well as local educational partners and economic development personnel. The committee was updated on new TCAT-Newbern personnel.

UNION CITY, TN. When Donna Walker began her career in banking at what was formerly Old & Third National Bank forty years ago, banking looked a little different than it does today. Over the years, she's seen debit cards, direct deposits, ATM machines, mobile banking, Netteller and computers all change the way consumers bank, but her love for the job has only grown.

"Back in the day, most things were done by hand, and records were kept on paper," Donna says. "Customers had to come to the bank to make deposits and get cash. We were always extremely busy."

First Citizens National Bank RANKS #19 IN BEST BANKS TO WORK FOR IN U.S.

For the fifth consecutive year, First Citizens National Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For. First Citizens currently ranks 19th 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 www.AmericanBanker.com.

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, 75 banks achieved "Best Bank" status in this fifth year for the program.

Workforce is a critical issue everywhere and communities are being creative in solving real challenges with impact. The Obion County (TN) Joint Economic Development Council is addressing their leading workforce challenge head-on. I had the opportunity to visit with Lindsay Frilling, President, about their initiative.

Tell me about the situation driving this initiative.
Over the last 5 years, we've had 1,200 new jobs announced. We initially thought we would create a campaign to recruit talent to move to Obion County. We asked employers to become involved in the talent recruitment campaign. Although they were interested and supportive, what happened instead they shared critical workforce issues. We didn't fully understand the extent of challenges until we intentionally explored. Limited childcare availability was a major issue.

Best of the Best 2017

The Obion County Farmer's Market was voted Best Produce in Obion County! Thank you to everyone who supports the Obion County Farmer's Market! We are proud to serve our community with high quality, locally grown product.

Come out and enjoy the best produce in Obion County on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays this Summer season!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 PM
Saturdays: from 7 AM to Noon
Location: 214 East Church Street Union CIty, TN 38261

You'll find fruits, vegetables. Baked goods, free range eggs. Local, grain fed beef!

AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Obion County and other Rural and Underserved Areas in Tennessee

TROY, TN., July 27, 2017- AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available for rural and underserved locations in parts of Obion County.

Joined by State Senator John Stevens, State Representatives Andy Holt, Bill Sanderson and other community leaders, AT&T announced that residents in Troy and other areas are included in the initial rural and underserved locations in Tennessee to which AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment. As a part of this commitment, we plan to reach over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.

Governor Haslam, commissioner Rolfe announce Tyson Foods, inc. to expand in Union City.

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) officials announced today that the food processing company will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City.

Tyson, one of the world's largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of the expansion in Obion County.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett Announce $19.3 Billion in Economic Impact for Tennessee Tourism Industry

Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced Tennessee tourism's direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time record high of $19.3 billion in 2016, up 4.7 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made during a press conference Aug. 22 at the historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis.

Jai Templeton, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at the 2nd annual Farmer's Harvest Breakfast! We were excited to hear him speak, as this is just a preview to our JEDC Annual Banquet!

Commissioner Templeton will be our guest speaker on November 2, 2017 at Discovery Park to celebrate Obion County!!

We were happy to kick off the Obion County Fair this year with our annual ribbon cutting!

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