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Attention, Obion County Chamber members! Do you know that your employees are eligible for discounted Air Evac Lifeteam memberships? Should you ever need to be flown by an AirMedCare Network participating provider, you will not have out-of-pocket expenses for the flight.

Thirty percent of Americans live in a rural area where the only solution to a time-sensitive injury or illness – trauma, stroke or cardiac event - is rapid transport to a higher level of emergency health care. Since 2010, 98 rural hospitals across the country have closed and studies suggest about 20% of rural hospitals are at risk of closure. Without access to emergency air medical services, people living in rural America will die more frequently from avoidable deaths.

MARTIN, Tenn. – Skipper Bondurant, Jim Cheatham and Jamie Worrell, all of Obion County, graduated from the WestStar Leadership Program’s class of 2019 during the organization’s annual graduation ceremony and reception June 25 in Jackson.

Bondurant, administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital Union City, serves on the boards of the Northwest Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Union City Industrial Development and the Tennessee Hospital Association Small and Rural Healthcare Constituency. He was also recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.” Bondurant is a Leadership Obion County graduate.

(Union City, TN)- Center Point Business Solutions, LLC, a PEO firm based in Union City, TN, is proud to announce that they have been officially re-certified as a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO). A program launched by the IRS in 2017 in response to the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, Center Point is certified by the IRS as a provider of services in which an employer can outsource various tasks for employee management, such as payroll, employee benefits administration, workers' compensation, training and development, and recruitment.

Multi-State Collaboration Aims To Bolster Four Rivers Region Economy

A new economic development collaboration of local leaders from the Four Rivers region wants to attract more businesses by working across state lines.

Officials from west Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, southeast Missouri and southern Illinois announced the creation of the Mississippi and Ohio River Confluence Economic Alliance (MORCEA) at a press event Monday in Ballard County. Leaders want to advertise the region’s significant river commerce and other resources to potential businesses, believing that pitching the entire region's industry is more attractive than the resources any one county or city could offer.

Those interested in participating in the 2019-2020 Adult Leadership Obion County Class can find the applications on the Leadership Obion County website. The application includes tentative dates as well as a sample schedule for the year. The mission of Adult Leadership Obion County is to inspire and motivate participants to pursue leadership skills and responsibilities that can be implemented within Obion County, their employment and personal lives.

New Store at Discovery Park of America Makes Local Merchandise Available to Guests

From Candy and Pottery to Homemade Soaps and Honey, the Hugh Wade Feed Store Provides a Unique Shopping Experience

Union City, Tenn. — Today, Discovery Park of America opened a new shopping experience with the addition of local merchandise inside the Hugh Wade Feed Store on Mill Ridge located on the north side of the heritage park grounds. “It’s a little mini-store on the ridge,” said Discovery Park’s gift shop manager, Lauren Sims. “We’re enhancing the Hugh Wade Feed Store by offering our guests the opportunity to purchase regionally-produced items in this unique space.”

Facility Sets Path for Continuous Improvement.

Union City, Tenn. June 18, 2019 – AHC Union City, a senior living and rehabilitation center in Union City, Tennessee, recently received a 2019 Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living AHCA/NCAL. This national award is given to long-term care and skilled nursing facilities who demonstrate a commitment to providing quality care to their patients.

Union City's Graham picked for SCORE Fellowship

Union City, TN – Union City High School construction and wellness teacher John Graham has been selected for the 2019-20 class of the Tennessee Educator Fellowship through a competitive process by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).

The TEF is a year-long program that equips teachers, school counselors, interventionists and librarians to learn about education policy and advocate for their students and their profession. The educators chosen this year work in a variety of settings, traditional public schools, public magnet schools and public charter schools.

Union City, Tenn., May 15, 2019 — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.

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