As the holidays are approaching, the Chamber is working hard to promote shopping, eating, and enjoying in the area. We are launching a Happy Healthy Holiday campaign and are so excited! Be sure to regularly check out our social media, website, and emails for exciting opportunities. The holidays are such a great time, especially in Northwest Tennessee!
The path to Elijah Cavalier’s academic prowess may be easily family-traced. He’s proudly taking his own steps on that journey, though.
Cavalier – a Union City High School senior – has been named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist after scoring in the top 1 percent of more than 1.5 million students nationwide to take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). He and other academically talented high school seniors across the county who made the semifinal list are now in competition for more than 76,000 scholarships worth more than $31 million in the 65th annual program.
Recently, there have been lots of discussion around the mission of the Tennessee Valley Authority and some of its operations and decisions. Holding our institutions and their decisions accountable is an important activity. It also presents an opportunity to fully explain the tremendous importance of TVA for business and industry, our citizens and their public safety, and the economic development of our state.
On October 20, VIBE was held at the Obion County Public Library as well as virtually. We heard from Nick Hall with Westan Cyber as well as the crew from Twin Oaks Technology. Thank you to Twin Oaks for sponsoring the great event.
The Tennessee College of Applied Technology helps members become world class workers, leaders, and responsible citizens. The program continues to be innovative and offer a variety of programs to students.
Check out their new coloring and story book initiative created to explore the opportunities found with technical careers.
On October 22, the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation held a Virtual Annual Banquet. Live from Discovery Park of America, Commissioner of Health Dr. Lisa Piercey spoke and awards were given to celebrate successes right here in Obion County.
In October, Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union City celebrated 70 years of providing great quality care to patients. Although celebrations looked a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital and staff made the most of the great accomplishment.
Dyersburg, Tennessee – The U.S. Department of Education announced that Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) has received renewal for two federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants and approval for funding for its fourth year of a 5-year grant for TRIO Upward Bound.
According to a survey conducted by Destination Analysts, Tennessee was the fifth most visited state during the summer travel season. Additionally, Great Smoky Mountains National Park had year-over-year growth for recreational visits, according to data provided by the National Park Service.
tnAchieves, the non-profit partnering organization to the TN Promise, is in need of volunteer mentors to support local students in the college-going process! Mentors spend about one hour per month reminding students of important deadlines, serving as a trusted college resource, and, most importantly, encouraging students to reach their full potential. Many TN Promise students will be the first in their family to go to college and need just a little extra assistance.
Science, technology, engineering and math programs for third and fourth graders at UCES will benefit from the Grow Rural Education gift that will help purchase an array of STEM-related materials for students and programs.
TNECD rolled out its new and improved Certified Sites Directory. The interactive directory of shovel-ready sites makes it even easier to find the perfect location to do business. Updates include improved filters, mobile functionality, location detail and more. Check it out here.