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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!

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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.

As always, appointments may be made to see long-time practitioners Dr. John Bates and Stephanie Woodall. With the recent addition of pediatrician Dr. Dustin Parker and pediatric nurse practitioner Kayla Yates, however, walk-in visits are now welcome, as well.

Parker, a Newbern native, completed his pediatric training at Lebonheur Children’s Hospital before joining the clinic a few months ago. Yates, an Obion County native who completed her training at Union University, joined the Pediatric Place staff at the beginning of October. This followed several years of serving patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.

Congressman Kustoff visits Jiffy Steamer
Congressman Kustoff visits Jiffy Steamer!

Congressman Kustoff visits Jiffy Steamer
Congressman Kustoff visits Green Plains!

Commissioner Kevin Triplett presented his keynote speech to the industry during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism in Gatlinburg. He praised the tourism partners for their hard work and dedication to showing 110 million visitors genuine Tennessee hospitality and helping tourism in Tennessee maintain its position as the No. 2 industry in the state. In addition, Commissioner Triplett provided highlights of TDTD’s innovative, award-winning marketing initiatives; sales missions that extend nationally and internationally; and public relations projects that continue to show the world Tennessee is a premier vacation destination for people of all ages and interests.

Membership Director, Lauren Tanner, participates in the picture that recognizes Main Street Communities that are a certified Main Street with the state. Congratulations to Downtown Union City on your re-certification!

Membership Director, Lauren Tanner, receives the Three Star Award for Obion County from Governor Bill Haslam and ECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe at the 2017 Governor's Conference on Economic Development in Gatlinburg on October 26th, 2017.

Congratulations to Thunderbolt Radio on a successful 60 years! For over 60 years, Thunderbolt has been on our radio stations, investing in our communities, and impacting local businesses. We are proud to have them in the Northwest Tennessee region and look forward to many more successful years!

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