Obion County News
On Tuesday, March 23rd, there was an After Hours celebration held at Historic Ann's 1893 in honor of 31 Under 31 recipients. The "31 Under 31" initiative highlights 31 professionals under the age of 31 in Obion County.
The next appointment with V.I.B.E. will be on Tuesday, March 16 at 12 PM at the Obion County Library.
The speaker for this event will be Elizabeth Pritchett from Pritchett Consulting.
Don't miss it!
Throughout the month of March, we will be highlighting young professionals under the age of 31 in Obion County through social media.
In 2020, Obion County used CARES Act funding to promote a "Happy Healthy Holiday" in northwest Tennessee. This funding was given to tourism organizations throughout the state of Tennessee. During this year's 2-day Blizzard conference hosted by Hospitality TN, one of the sessions was focused on CARES funding and how organizations across the state used this funding to better promote their area during Q4.
We are gearing up for the Annual Chamber Golf Tournament on April 23rd.
I had the privilege of visiting the Promethean Foundation and speaking with the wonderful people who make everything happen! The very first thing I noticed as we began talking was that they have a strong passion for what they do.
This foundation has a group of people behind it that care deeply about quality education for all children in Obion County. (Pictured is Promethean Foundation being presented a chamber membership plaque)
We have started a "Final Friday" highlight video that will be posted on the last Friday of each month in 2021. This month, you will hear from your truly with updates on what we have going on at the Chamber of Commerce.
On Wednesday February 17th, Hamilton-Ryker begins celebrating 50 years of success.
On Friday, February 26, we were able to host an ambassador appreciation breakfast at the chamber office.
Union City, Tenn. – Discovery Park of America has named Sue Ellen Morris as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Morris, an attorney from Hickman County, Ky., began volunteering in early 2020 at Discovery Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that depends on volunteers to implement its mission in a variety of ways.
Union City, Tenn. -- Accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC (ATA) recently announced an acquisition of Center Point Business Solutions. Center Point will become a full-service Professional Employer Organization (PEO) known as ATA Employment Solutions (ATAES), effective Jan. 1, 2021.
We have started a "Final Friday" highlight video that will be posted on the last Friday of each month in 2021. To kick things off, we highlighted the City of Union City by speaking with City Manager, Kathy Dillon. Kathy spoke about her own personal journey, facts about the city of Union City, updates, and things to be on the lookout for.
U-Haul released its annual list of the states most Americans moved to during the year, and for the first time, Tennessee ranked No. 1.
January's Very Important Business Event was held at the Obion County Public Library on January 19th. This month, we received a tax update from Craig Atwill with ATA. Thank you to ATA for sponsoring the event!
Today I was able to visit the beautiful Reelfoot Lake, nestled in northwest Tennessee. With a rich history and tradition, the lake draws tourists every year to experience hunting, fishing, festivals, and eagle spotting. To get the full lake experience, my friends from Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council and Reelfoot Lake State Park took me on an eagle tour around the lake! You are almost guaranteed to spot a number of beautiful birds when exploring the area (We saw 27 on our tour!).
On January 19, the Chamber of Commerce was able to give a donation of Obion County masks to Jiffy Steamer. These masks will be distributed to employees to ensure safety as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.