Brooke Coffey

Delta Regional Authority (DRA) named 30 leaders as fellows of the 2021 Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy including our very own, Brooke Coffey!

Investment to Provide Ag Education and Assistance to More Than 250,000 Annual Visitors and Small Businesses

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $75,000 to assist Discovery Park of America in rural west Tennessee.

White Squirrel Winery - Kenton, TN

If you have not visited Kenton, Tennessee you are missing out on one of the true hidden gems in northwest (and possibly, all of) Tennessee - White Squirrel Winery! Located on the Sanderson Family Farm, White Squirrel Winery, offers a romantic winery and vineyard, serving a variety of delicious wines, homemade soaps and candles.

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Discovery Park of America Makes Cover of Tennessee Magazine

The “Let it Glow” light show was recently featured on the cover of Tennessee Magazine with a holiday photo of Mill Ridge.

Obion County Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce/Joint Economic Development Corporation/ Industrial Development Corporation, we wish you all a safe and happy new year!

Be sure to check out the 2020 Year in Review video and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. There are great things coming in 2021!

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Coffey Completes Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course 2020

Brooke Coffey recently graduated from the TBEDC. The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) was delivered via Zoom August 23-27 to a record 53 participants. TBEDC is considered the flagship course of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) Program.

First Citizens National Bank reaches $2 BILLION in Assets

First Citizens National Bank’s Chairman & CEO, Jeff Agee, and President & COO, Judy Long are excited to announce that First Citizens National Bank, the once small, Dyer County bank is a $2 Billion company.

Allens Paint & Supply Makes Donation to UCES PTO

The Union City Elementary School PTO was the recipient of a generous deed and donation from Allen’s Paint and Supply recently. Owners Bucky and Stephanie Allen, whose daughter, Olivia, is a kindergarten student at UCES, presented a $500 check to Principal David Byars to pass on to the school support organization.

How to Spend A Very Merry Day in Obion County

Union City is a charming town with a quaint downtown area, a variety of good eats, and some seriously great shopping, but one of our most famous (and favorite!) features has to be the “Let it Glow” Lights Show.

Interstate Batteries Ribbon Cutting

Interstate Batteries is now open at 1213 South First Street in Union City. On Friday, November 20th, Interstate Batteries has a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Event. It is always exciting to welcome new business to Obion County!

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Tying the Community Together

Baptist Memorial Hospital Staff were recognized on Tuesday, November 17th with a ceremonial ribbon-tying and drive-thru event. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospital and staff have been a blessing for the community.

New Hotel Updates

The new Hampton Inn off of Highway 51 is currently under construction. The tentative opening date is May 2021. This hotel will have 75 rooms and is in a prime location near the new I-69 project.

I-69 Updates

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the section of I-69 that runs alongside Discovery Park from a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to Reelfoot Avenue was the first of three projects that encompass the I-69 loop around Union City. The section to the southwest down to US 51 was the second section.

Located adjacent to Discovery Park of America, Houser Creek Crossing is home to 2 hotels. The Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites opened late August 2019, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, opened in September 2020.

Both hotels boast indoor pools, fitness centers, and meeting rooms. Unique hotel features include themed Kid Suites inspired by Discovery Park exhibits at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites has an ever popular grilling and gathering patio behind the property on the Discovery Park of America fence line. Another feature that entices groups and individuals who are visiting Discovery Park of America is the pedestrian gate that offers a welcoming back door entrance to the DPA campus.