The Adult Leadership of Obion County class meets monthly to cover an array of topics such as education, agriculture, arts & entertainment, and more! Here is a picture of the class with Representative Bill Sanderson and Senator John Stevens at the Day on the Hill in Nashville!
The Shelter Insurance Foundation awarded three $2000 scholarships to Savanna Copelen, a graduate of South Fulton High School, LaNyah Cross, a graduate of Union City High School, and Ashley Nicks, a graduate of Obion County Central High School.
Beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation...full article here
Congratulations to Trudy's Kids Cafe on their grand opening of their new, beautiful location! Make sure to stop by 306 South First Street, Union City to see their new building. We are thankful for all Trudy's Kids Cafe does for our community and are happy to have them a part of our chamber family!
Traveling across the Mississippi River Delta region and engaging in dialogue is something the members of the Delta Leadership Institute are familiar with. The organizations Session IV: Enhancing Community Capacity three-day session was April 25-27 in Selma. During the Session, the group visited historical sites in the city and heard from.... full article here
Every few months, we invite our new members to join us for lunch! This past month we had a wonderful group meet. Our President, Donny Bearden, welcomed the group and was followed by our Membership Director, Lauren Tanner. She gave a membership presentation and discussed how to get the most out of your membership! The presentation was titled "I Joined, Now What?!" Chamber CEO, Lindsay Frilling then spoke briefly about the economic development efforts in Obion County. Thank you to each of our new members that joined us. We look forward to having you in our chamber family for years to come!
UNION CITY, Tenn – Lauren Tanner, Membership Director of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce recently graduated from TVA’s Rural Leadership Institute. The Rural Leadership Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, provides professional leadership training to rural community economic development professionals in.... full article here
Thank you to our sponsors, chamber members, and the entire Obion County community for helping the Obion County Chamber of Commerce celebrate 95 years of growth, success, prosperity. Our 95th Anniversary was a wonderful event and was a true testimony to the community collaboration that makes Obion County succeed daily. Though we celebrated our 95th birthday, it was also a celebration of YOU, our chamber members, because without you, our organization wouldn't be where it is today. To read the full history of the chamber, click here.
TVA Economic Development offers Target Industry Specialists and Regional Consultants to assist you in your site or building search. TVA also partners with local power companies, regional, state, and community partners to recruit new companies and investments, retain and support existing businesses, and prepare... Read more here.
The bi-state micropolitan area of Union City, Tennessee-Kentucky, is dominating things this year, as it takes home the Big Muddy Cup, awarded each spring to the metro area along the entire Mississippi River that welcomes the most corporate facility investments per capita over an 18-month period ending with the previous calendar year. Among those successfully making things in the area... Full article here.
Tennessee Chamber Institute is designed specifically for Chamber employees to learn the “chamber business” from experienced practitioners of the art. It is designed as a two-year program and includes courses such as: Membership Development, Working with Volunteers, Communications, Non-Dues Revenue, Government Relations, Budget & Finance, Best Practices, and more! Institute is help in Murfreesboro at Middle Tennessee State University. Our Membership Director, Lauren, completed her 2nd year and graduated earlier this month! Congratulations, Lauren!
Governor Haslam, commissioner Rolfe announce 25 communities to receive site development grants
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 25 communities will receive more than $9.6 million in Site Development Grants. The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed in 2016 and updated in 2017. “By making our rural communities ready..." Complete article here.
We had a blast shopping downtown for Mainstreet's Downtown Spring Open House! Shoppers enjoyed food, shopping, and door prizes. What a fun way to start off the new season and promote shopping local.
Community members and legislators representing Obion County enjoyed breakfast and talking politics at the Annual Legislator's Breakfast held March 23. A huge thank you to Obion County Farm Bureau for sponsoring and hosting the event! We also appreciate Rep. Bill Sanderson and Senator John Stevens for taking time to speak at the breakfast. Check out our album on Facebook to see more photos from the event.
What a turnout! Thank you to everyone that attended Casey's General Store ribbon cutting! We had a blast celebrating their big day and are happy to have them join the Chamber. Visit them at 923 W Main Street in Union City.
Check out more pictures from the ribbon cutting here!