UNION CITY, TN - Commercial Bank and Trust Company announces the addition of a new member of its Board of Directors. Ed Sumara has joined the Board and is ready to serve alongside the other great board members of CBTC.

Ed is quite active in the area. He is presently a board member for the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), a Tiptonville Library board member, Chairman of Lifebeat Family Services, an Eagle Scout, and is Past President of the West Tennessee No-Till Association. The lifetime farmer has timed off of the Lake County Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Board twice. He is the father of Joseph Sumara and Kim Thompson and is proud to have his son Joseph managing Sumara Farms, EJ Sumara LLC and Sumara Land Grading.

"Ed has a great understanding of the people of Lake and Obion Counties, and he will help us make sure that we at Commercial Bank and Trust are meeting the needs of our residents," said.

On Tuesday, July 25th, TN Department of Ag Representatives, TN Farm Bureau Public Policy Staff and neighbors discussed local, state and national issues impacting agriculture.

Farmers, Landowners, & Agbusiness Professionals were invited to join Tennessee Farm Bureau at H&R Agri-power for a delicious breakfast and discussion on issues confronting Tennessee Agriculture.

William's Sausage Ground Breaking

Union City, Tenn.-Ground was broken for the $37M expansion of the Williams Sausage Co. in Union City.

To be located in the Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Park, the 180,000-square foot building will house a frozen and refrigeration warehouse and distribution center, including sandwich assembly and packaging.

Union City, TN - White & Associates Insurance (https://whiteandassociates.net) today announced that Josh Roberson has joined the W&A Union City agency to further develop their agricultural, commercial and financial services offerings in the northwest Tennessee region. Josh Roberson comes to Union City after spending the last 21 months at White & Associates headquarters in Dyersburg, Tennessee, where he most recently was recognized as the top life and financial services producer at the agency in the first and second quarters.

Please join Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City in welcoming Dustin Parker, D.O., to our medical staff. A pediatrician, Dr. Parker completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center-LeBonheur Children's Hospital.

Dr. Parker is practicing at The Pediatric Place of Union City and office hours are 8 AM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dustin Parker, please call the office at (731) 885-4338

Union City, Tennessee. July 5, 2017 - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) has been named a finalist for the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, for providing outstanding patient care.

Only 21 hospitals received finalist recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier's QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use.

Let us help you celebrate!Is your business celebrating an anniversary or business milestone?

Email our membership director with any exciting news and let the Obion County Chamber of Commerce help make it special!

Union City Rotary ClubCongratulations to the newest members of the Union City Rotary Club! Our CEO, Lindsay Frilling was recently inducted.

Obion Chamber Membership Director Completes  UT Economic Development CourseLauren Tanner, membership director for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, was one of 47 economic development professionals from Tennessee and five other states to graduate from the 11th annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) on May 11 in Nashville. This week-long course is one of 10 courses offered by the Center for Industrial Services (CIS), an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service (IPS), and is considered the cornerstone of the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) professional certification program. The course also is accredited by the International Economic Development Council.

Attendees learned best practices in economic and community development, new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment, and discussed emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies. This year's diverse class had a range of participants that included chamber of commerce and economic and community development organization professionals, elected and appointed officials, state government agency staff, community planners and business leaders.

IMPROVE Act Signing The Improve Act, according to the Haslam administration, a key piece of his NextTennessee legislative agenda which delivers a safe, reliable and debt-free transportation network while providing the largest tax cut in state history. The three areas where Haslam is holding ceremonies are:

  • The Hamilton County Welcome Center on Interstate 75 North at 10:15 a.m. EDT
  • Acklen Park Drive, on the I-440 overpass in Nashville at 1 p.m. CDT
  • S. 51 S. (at the future I-69 construction site, 0.5 miles southwest of Quality Inn) in Union City at 3 p.m. CDT

Baptist Memorial Hospital CafeteriaAny Chamber member interested in receiving the hospital's cafeteria menu weekly may contact Emily Medley, food and nutrition services director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let us help you spread the word about your available commercial property by listing it at www.obioncounty.org. If you have commercial property you would like to list, please contact Lindsay Frilling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Though we had a few scheduling issues with the golf tournament because of weather, we were able to have it Friday, May 12th! We had awesome teams, great door prizes, and a delicious meal! Thank you to all of our sponsors and congratulations to each of our winners! We are already looking forward to our tournament next year!