commercial bankSeifried & Brew LLC, a community bank risk management firm, named Commercial Bank & Trust Company in its 2013 top 15th percentile of Community Banks. To gain entry into this distinguished ranking, the bank demonstrated exemplary performance of balancing risk and reward based on the Bank's S&B Total Risk/Return Composite Ranking. This is no small feat considering that the Bank not only survived the Financial Crisis, but actually thrived. This supports Seifried & Brew's belief that conservative, traditional community banking is the strength of our financial system.

adult leadershipGraduates included (seated, from left) Sara Douglas, Deven McBride, Katie Keathley, Debbi Morris, Laura Oliver, Suzanna Doss, (standing, from left) Justin Keathley, Danny Hussey, Richard Pollock, Michael Hoffman, Phyllis Rauchle, Bill Futhey, Ryan Ellegood, Tim York, Greg Barclay. Not pictured: Jacob Cross, Dustin McBride

golf tournamentWe had a GREAT golf tournament this year with 25 teams of four playing and because of the support of our sponsors we were able to give over $2500 worth of door prizes away! We hope you will join us next year as we plan to make it bigger and better every year!

National Nnursing Home WeekThe Obion County Chamber got the privilege to be a part of "National Nursing Home Week" with some of our local nursing homes where State Representative Bill Sanderson presented them with a proclamation. We appreciate all you do! Your service isn't unnoticed and we thank you for caring for those in need.

WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AMBASSADOR?
As a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, you are a front line representative for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce at public and Chamber sponsored events/activities. You will assist in the promotion, volunteer support and development of various Chamber sponsored events. As an Ambassador, your dedication, time and efforts are appreciated and highly valued by the Board of Directors, Chamber Staff and Membership during your one year term. You ARE the backbone of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.

Obion County announced today its participation in the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative, a workforce system designed to assist sites and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers. Held at the Humboldt Medical Center, the Kick-off Celebration recognized the efforts of the Obion County Work Ready committee and 10 other counties in northwest Tennessee as the first counties in Tennessee to launch the program.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today it has launched the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP). The goal of this new tool is to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee by evaluating potential properties and advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what steps may be needed to address issues.

Amber Jones1 Thessalonians 5:11 says "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."

We, as a community, have an opportunity to live this out by supporting our neighbors.

ambassadorsTim York, Matt Sanner, Dustin McBride, Cassie Hickey, John Fry, Bradley Zill, Donnie Johnson, Bobie Collins, Tracy Boucher, Jeanette Davis, Allison Aumiller, Amber Armour. Sara Boyd, Lorraine Gossett, Brandi Wyrick, Amy Keathley, Emily Billingsley, Caitlyn Landry, Barbie Hardy.

Not Pictured: Heather Waggoner, Gentry Reedy, Bo Pate, Mikki McLeary, Emily Hall, Debbie Ams, Charlene Burpo

On June 3rd the Obion County JEDC convened education and workforce officials, as well as human resources professionals, to discuss our regional education efforts and our existing/future workforce. The Tennessee Career Center here in Union City sponsored breakfast and graciously hosted the meeting. This time together was viewed as a round table opportunity to discuss current programs and potential ideas for strengthening our area's workforce.

New Tool to Assist Counties, Improve Inventory of Industrial Sites

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today it has launched the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP). The goal of this new tool is to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee by evaluating potential properties and advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what steps may be needed to address issues.

Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd needs your help in supporting Governor Haslam's Drive to 55.

mayor's round table meetingThank you to the Wade Carrington of Woodland Mills for hosting this quarter's Mayor's Round table and to TLM Associates for sponsoring the event! We had a great turnout with many exciting updates happening in each community!

Custom Laboratory Building Company to Invest $6.2Million, Create 200 New Jobs

NASHVILLE-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Institutional Casework Inc. (ICI) officials announced the company will expand its current operations in Tennessee, opening a new manufacturing facility in Union City. ICI is expanding due to market demand and will invest $6.2 million in this new facility, creating 200 new jobs in Obion County.

2015 Annual JEDC Banquet winners!Last month, the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council held its annual banquet. The event is a night of celebrating our chamber members and industries for their growth and successes throughout the year. We had nearly 300 individuals join us for this event and we want to thank each of you for the support you always show towards our organization.