2017 Obion County Joint Economic Development Council Annual Banquet Recap

What a wonderful night! On November 2nd, 2017 over 300 community members came out to celebrate our local businesses and individuals that help make Obion County thrive! We've had a prosperous year and look forward to another year of growth and success. Thank you for all that you do to make Obion County a great place to live, work, and play!

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UNION CITY, Tenn. – Simmons Bank announced the promotion of Matthew Bird to the position of Union City community executive today. Bird previously served the bank as vice president and commercial loan officer. A lifelong resident of west Tennessee, Bird has seven years of experience in retail and commercial banking with Simmons Bank. “Matthew is passionate about his work and helping businesses achieve their financial goals,” said Tony Gregory, Tennessee regional chairman for Simmons Bank. “We are confident his experience and knowledge will serve him well as community executive.”

Bird graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business management from Lambuth University in Jackson. He is a graduate of both the Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending and the Southeastern School of Banking.

As always, appointments may be made to see long-time practitioners Dr. John Bates and Stephanie Woodall. With the recent addition of pediatrician Dr. Dustin Parker and pediatric nurse practitioner Kayla Yates, however, walk-in visits are now welcome, as well.

Parker, a Newbern native, completed his pediatric training at Lebonheur Children’s Hospital before joining the clinic a few months ago. Yates, an Obion County native who completed her training at Union University, joined the Pediatric Place staff at the beginning of October. This followed several years of serving patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.

Congressman Kustoff visits local factories

Congressman Kustoff visits Jiffy Steamer!

2016-17 Tennessee Tourism Annual Report Now Available

Commissioner Kevin Triplett presented his keynote speech to the industry during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism in Gatlinburg. He praised the tourism partners for their hard work and dedication to showing 110 million visitors genuine Tennessee hospitality and helping tourism in Tennessee maintain its position as the No. 2 industry in the state.

Membership Director, Lauren Tanner, participates in the picture that recognizes Main Street Communities that are a certified Main Street with the state. Congratulations to Downtown Union City on your re-certification!

Membership Director, Lauren Tanner, receives the Three Star Award for Obion County from Governor Bill Haslam and ECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe at the 2017 Governor's Conference on Economic Development in Gatlinburg on October 26th, 2017.

Congratulations to Thunderbolt Radio on a successful 60 years! For over 60 years, Thunderbolt has been on our radio stations, investing in our communities, and impacting local businesses. We are proud to have them in the Northwest Tennessee region and look forward to many more successful years!

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA REGION- Tennessee is sending seven leaders from across the western part of the state to the Delta Regional Authority’s (DRS) Delta Leadership Institute (DLI). The will join fellows from seven other states to help further… Read more here

Congratulations to The Delta Belle Boutique on their successful pop-up shop and ribbon cutting! Since then, Delta Belle has found their home in downtown Union City! Make sure to go visit their store at 216 First Street in Union City and check out her extensive collection of boutique clothing & accessories!

What a great turnout! Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed wonderful food an drinks in celebration of Sassafraz's 10 year anniversary! We are so proud to have them in our community. Did you know Sassafraz also caters? Make sure to enjoy their delicious menu and contact them for all of your holiday party needs!

Join us on Saturday, November 25th as we #ShopSmall and support our local restaurants, unique stores, boutiques, and more! Make sure to visit all 9 communities, we know your experience will be wonderful!

Union City, TN – The Williams Sausage Company in Union City has been named the Deal of the Year for the 2017 Journal of Tax Credits Industry Award.

Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development presented ThreeStar awards at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville in October.

“We enjoy working to make Obion County ThreeStar certified each year. The process creates opportunity for community collaboration, which leads to strong strategic partnerships and shared goals. The greatest benefit is the four percent discount grant match for each of our municipalities securing state and federal grants throughout the year.”, Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council.