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"This program is available to any employer in our area who is struggling to find the right employees with the skill sets needed in their particular industry. TalentGro is completely different from our staffing services, so if someone is already utilizing another employment agency to assist them with job openings, our program will not interfere with that business relationship. We can build the program to suit their needs and insure that we put together the exact courses required to give the employee the best chance of success."

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"NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years....

The grants awarded include:
Obion County Joint Economic Development Council:
Titan Golf Course site, $90,000 – Conduct due diligence studies

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Applications Open for Statewide Bootcamp for Tennessee Agricultural Innovation Startups

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) — AgLaunch and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center are again partnering for a week-long agri-tech bootcamp to support Tennessee agriculture startup teams. The bootcamp will be held on the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture campus in Knoxville from July 8-12, 2019. Teams accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming and have access to investors, mentors, and farmers.

Eligible applicants must be located in Tennessee.

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Northwest Tennessee Tourism Summit to be Hosted by Discovery Park of America and the Obion County Chamber of Commerce

Discovery Park of America and the Obion County Chamber of Commerce announced today they will be presenting the 2019 Northwest Tennessee Tourism Summit on Tues., March 26, 2019 at Discovery Park of America from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The event is being held for those in the Reelfoot Lake Region who are interested in increasing tourism in this area. The sessions scheduled will be especially helpful for those managing attractions, restaurateurs, hoteliers, retailers, city managers and others whose companies and organizations benefit from an increase in tourism revenue. There is no charge to attend the summit.

The Jackson, Tennessee Convention and Visitors Bureau is the sponsor of the continental breakfast that begins at 8:30 a.m.

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White & Associates Insurance Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

UNION CITY, TENNESSEE, March 19, 2019 – White & Associates Insurance (www.whiteandassociates.net) today announced it has been named the 22nd Best Place to Work in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

Leadership Tennessee to lead “Vote Tennessee” effort

By JEFF GLOR CBS NEWS
March 4, 2019

NASHVILLE – Leadership Tennessee, the state’s preeminent leadership organization, will lead “Vote Tennessee,” a statewide effort to increase voter registration and education.

“Vote Tennessee” began as Project Register, a nonpartisan initiative launched in 2017 by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) and State Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) to boost voter registration in Middle Tennessee.

Committed to collaborative, nonpartisan dialogue, Leadership Tennessee is a natural fit to take this project across all three Grand Divisions as Tennessee ranks 45 th in the country in voter registration and 49 th in voter turnout.

Article can be found here.

March's Very Important Business Event

Thank you to all who attended our March V.I.B.E.! Lana Wood with Union City Energy Authority gave an interactive presentation discussing business services for employers. We also appreciate Union City Energy Authority this months event. Thank you to all who attended!

Be sure to join us for this month's event! Information below:

When: Tuesday, April 16th
Time: 7:45 - 9:00 AM
Location: Obion County Public Library

"The goal of V.I.B.E is to present valuable content to business owners and the community"

2019 Annual Golf Tournament

Our 2019 Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 3 at the Wynridge Golf Club, Troy, TN.

Join us for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament! It will be on Friday, May 3rd at Wynridge Golf Club. Lunch & registration will open at 11:30 AM, and tee off will be at 1:00 PM. Winners will be announced and door prizes will be given at dinner after the tournament concludes. Must be present to win door prizes.

Click here to register a team!

January's Very Important Business Event (V.I.B.E)

Thank you to all who attended our January V.I.B.E.! Art Sparks with ATA CPA's gave us a 2019 Tax Update. Thanks to ATA CPA's for sponsoring this months event as well!

The goal of V.I.B.E is to present valuable content to business owners and the community. We are looking forward to hearing from Christina Bannister with the City of Union City in March to hear about the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation storm water regulations and updates. With all this rain we've had, we are looking forward to hearing from Christina!

Be sure to stop by our next V.I.B.E event!

When: Tuesday, March 19th
Time: 7:45 - 9:00 AM
Location: Obion County Public Library

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