Obion County, TN News
On October 30, we held the first Run the Rails half marathon, 5K, 10K, and 1-mile fun run. This event brought over 130 runners from 5 different states to downtown Union City.
It was a pleasure to attend the 2021 AL/MS/TN Rural Tourism Conference in Sweetwater, Tennessee. With sessions on where we are heading in the tourism industry post covid, capitalizing on agritourism, and downtown strategies, we were able to leave the conference refreshed and excited about rural tourism!
Our Workforce Blog Series will be focused on resources for businesses and employers to utilize in Obion County! With a limited workforce available, it is important to be strategic and take advantage of resources to help set your business apart!
It was a great time to learn more about industry trends, where we are headed, where we have been, and how we can enhance tourism in our own community at the 2021 Governors Conference for Hospitality and Tourism.
On Thursday, September 2nd, an Obion County community group traveled to Corinth, MS to visit with their Alliance team. The Alliance consistently embraces innovation to provide a superior level of excellence to the community as well as solutions for their clients and prospects.
For the September Very Important Business Event, we hosted a workforce panel discussion for Obion County employers. The panel included Jennifer Bane and Lana Wood with the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board, Kim Watts with ATA Employment Solutions, and Susan Newbill with Tennessee Department of Human Services.
For August's Very Important Business Event, we heard from Elizabeth Pritchett with Eliz Pritchett Consulting on how to better utilize Facebook your business. We learned that Facebook has so many features that are helpful in advertising and engaging customers!
On Thursday, August 5th, we attended the annual Conference for Economic and Community Development in Nashville, Tn.