Union City, Tenn., May 15, 2019 — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

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Two federal government agencies charged with reporting patient safety and quality of care data have recognized the 88 hospitals participating in the Tennessee Hospital Association’s (THA) Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) for saving lives and billions of healthcare dollars.

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Union City, TN – Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Obion County recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and selling their workforce assets and address talent pipeline challenges in today’s economy. The program is offered to community economic development professionals in the TVA service area to help foster long-term success.

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We had a great turnout for the 2019 Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Obion County Farm Bureau on May 10! Senator John Stevens, Representative Andy Holt and Representative Bill Sanderson provided updates for constituents, following the completion of the legislative session.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years.

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Members of the 2018-2019 Adult Leadership Obion County class have been busy learning about legislation, economic and community development.

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Union City, TN – Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Obion County recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and selling their workforce assets and address talent pipeline challenges in today’s economy.

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The West Tennessee Retail Alliance hosted Casey Kidd with NaviRetail last week. Casey gave a presentation on Incentives Strategies for Retail Development.

Our 2019 Annual Golf Tournament is in the books! We had a great weather, great teams, and great prizes! We appreciate all of our sponsors, donors, and players. Congratulations to our tournament winner, Commercial Bank!

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"NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years....

The grants awarded include:
Obion County Joint Economic Development Council:
Titan Golf Course site, $90,000 – Conduct due diligence studies

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) — AgLaunch and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center are again partnering for a week-long agri-tech bootcamp to support Tennessee agriculture startup teams. The bootcamp will be held on the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture campus in Knoxville from July 8-12, 2019. Teams accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming and have access to investors, mentors, and farmers.

Eligible applicants must be located in Tennessee.

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Discovery Park of America and the Obion County Chamber of Commerce announced today they will be presenting the 2019 Northwest Tennessee Tourism Summit on Tues., March 26, 2019 at Discovery Park of America from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

UNION CITY, TENNESSEE, March 19, 2019 – White & Associates Insurance (www.whiteandassociates.net) today announced it has been named the 22nd Best Place to Work in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

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By JEFF GLOR CBS NEWS
March 4, 2019

NASHVILLE – Leadership Tennessee, the state’s preeminent leadership organization, will lead “Vote Tennessee,” a statewide effort to increase voter registration and education.

“Vote Tennessee” began as Project Register, a nonpartisan initiative launched in 2017 by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) and State Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) to boost voter registration in Middle Tennessee.

Committed to collaborative, nonpartisan dialogue, Leadership Tennessee is a natural fit to take this project across all three Grand Divisions as Tennessee ranks 45 th in the country in voter registration and 49 th in voter turnout.

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UNION CITY, TN – White & Associates Insurance today announced that John Fry has been named vice president of the White & Associates Insurance Personal Lines Division. Fry previously served as manager of the company’s Union City office.

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