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Obion County Chamber News

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.

HONOR WITH PRIDE — To be chosen as the Pride of Obion County is an honor to be proud of in itself. Mike Cox, founder and owner of Cox Oil Co., was selected from several nominees for the award this year because of his giving spirit and desire to help as many people as he possibly can. The Pride of Obion County luncheon to honor Cox was held midday Wednesday, September 14th, and drew a packed room. Presenting Cox with a plaque to commemorate the accomplishment was CornFest board member Kris Dunn.

Hops & Barley hosted a Fall Fest and Business After Hours this past month! They donated 10% of sales for the entire day to the UC/OC Back Pack Program and collected food donations and monetary donations as well! Everyone enjoyed dinner, drinks, and select complimentary appetizers!

Obion County Chamber of Commerce Membership Director, Lauren Tanner, was recently accepted into the inaugural Young Talent Cabinet within TVA Economic Development. The Young Talent Cabinet (YTC) will be a working cabinet/think tank that provides ongoing input and guidance to TVA Economic Development regarding opportunities to strengthen the success of our Young Professionals in Economic Development (YPED) Network. The YTC will assist in recommending, developing and implementing ideas and initiatives.

The West Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (WTCCE) hold meetings quarterly. This past month, they met at the SEED Co. (Savannah Entrepreneur Education and Development Center) in Savannah! These meetings are a great time for members to exchange ideas, discuss important issues, and plan for the future of local chambers.

NASHVILLE, TN – Complete Tennessee today announced the second cohort of the Complete Tennessee Leadership Institute will begin on September 18 in Nashville. This year’s class includes... Read More

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