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Health QuestCongratulations to HealthQuest on celebrating 20 years! The Obion County Chamber of Commerce wishes you many more years of success!

final flightCongratulations to Final Flight Outfitters for being awarded the Tennessee Family Owned Small Business of the Year! Jon Ed Powers, Tripp Powers and Kelley Powers

My name is Trent Ams with Union City Carpet Center. Today I would like to take a moment to call your attention to a few items regarding the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.

Having worked at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company here in Union City for over 37 years, I can say without reservation that I have experience in the manufacturing environment. I was fortunate in that I was able to retire from Goodyear, but was not really old enough to retire from working. Union City Carpet Center has been a family owned business for more than 42 years, and my wife has owned and operated this retail and service business for the last 28 years. Since Goodyear shut down, she has worked me into this business and I literally had to learn a new way of "work life". Gone are the days of shift work, where I could leave work at the workplace, and somewhat "forgetaboutit". Retail is so much different from factory work that, at times, it can be overwhelming. I have found that "store hours" are merely guidelines for daily operations and you do whatever and whenever it takes to keep the doors open. She and I both have met with potential customers at night, Sunday afternoons, holidays, etc. I say all of this to say, it's tough for a small business in a small community. Everyone knows this, but I just thought I would remind you.

PO Box 1415 ~ Union City, TN 38281

August 5, 2015

Dear Friends, On September 19, 2015, the Union City J'Cettes will be hosting their annual Union City Super Hero 5K event. The generous donations in the past has helped make our organization a great success. We hope you will be able to help support our efforts by making a donation, joining us for the fun that day, or both. The money raised at this event is used by the J'Cettes to support our community through charitable events including Chimes for Charity, Hometown Walk of Hope, March of Dimes, Boys and Girls Club, 4-H Club, Rotary Club Scholarship Program and numerous other worthy causes.

Tax Free WeekendNASHVILLE -- The Department of Revenue reminds Tennesseans they can buy certain items without paying sales tax August 7th through August 9th. During these three days, Tennessee shoppers can save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers, as they prepare for the back-to-school season. "This holiday offers Tennesseans great savings on important back-to-school items, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity," Gov. Bill Haslam said.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City offered its Crash Course Nurse Camp to Local StudentsBaptist Memorial Hospital-Union City offered its Crash Course Nurse Camp to area high school students June 1-5 and July 6-10. Forty-four students participated.

Abernathy's Celebrates 60 years!Congratulations to Abernathy's for celebrating 60 years! We appreciate your service to Obion County and wish you many more years of success in the years to come! Thank you for your continued support of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce!

Keathley Accepted in to WestStar ProgramKeathley is the Membership Director of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she serves as a mentor for the Tennessee Promise Program as well the Public Relations Chairman for the Obion County Walk of Hope and the Obion County Cruise-In Chairman. Katie is an active member of the Obion County CornFest Committee, the Obion County Adult Leadership Board and the Union City J'Cettes, where she serves as secretary. She is also a member of the Second Baptist Church Public Relations Committee and a volunteer of Main Street Union City Organization.

lindsay frillingWASHINGTON, D.C.- Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Lindsay Frilling, IOM, Economic Development Director, of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM.

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