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.
We had an incredible annual awards banquet on Tuesday, September 7th at Discovery Park of America. We would like to say THANK YOU to those who sponsored, volunteered, and attended this celebration of Obion County business.
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.
On August 18-20, Brooke Simmons attended the TCCE Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was a great opportunity to learn from other chamber executives across the state as well as attend meaningful education sessions to help bring new ideas to Obion County. Pictured to the right, is the conference attendees.
The 2021-2022 Adult Leadership Obion County class recently completed their first session with UT Martin Team building day. The class spent the day learning more about one another and ways that they can collaborate to help make Obion County better. They then traveled back to Obion County and had lunch sponsored by Simmons Bank.
The 2021 Annual Obion County Fair was a huge success from the livestock shows, local exhibits, amusement rides, and more! Pictured to the left is the kickoff ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 21st. The fair was 9 days packed full of events for families to enjoy.
We are fortunate to live and work in a region where countless opportunities exist to be involved in the community, as a business owner, employee, or visitor. Perhaps the best work we can do is sell Obion County to everyone with whom we come into contact. From outdoor activities to family adventures to relaxing evenings, we have something to offer everyone. We’ve got something to brag about; let’s do it!