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Ambassador Luncheon

On Wednesday, June 15, we held an Ambassador luncheon to kick off our 2016-2017 year! We had over 20 of our Ambassadors attend!! These men and women are our front line advocates for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce. We appreciate all they do!

HOLIDAY HELP — Union City Police Department investigator Stan Haskins worked alongside other law enforcement officers and volunteers to unload a trailer of toys donated to Chimes for Charity through recent efforts involving Union City police and the Obion County Sheriff’s Department. The people of Union City, Obion County and the surrounding area opened their hearts and donated a huge amount of non-perishable food and toys during recent pre-Christmas “Pack the Patrol Car” collections and the “Blue Lights and Banks” event with local banks. The police and sheriff’s departments ended up with one enclosed trailer packed with nearly 5,000 pounds of canned and dry goods and this second trailer packed floor to ceiling with toys. Both events also yielded about $8,300 in cash donations. Chimes for Charity delivered 250 food baskets to less fortunate families and individuals around Obion County on Saturday, December 23rd.

WINTER’S ARTWORK — Messenger outdoor columnist Brent Callicott visited Reelfoot Lake Wednesday and photographed what happens when brisk winds and waves combine with bitterly cold temperatures — the creation of winter ice sculptures in the cypress trees. While the weather is too cold for most humans — other than hunters — Callicott said he saw a pair of mature bald eagles during his visit to Kiwanis Park on Highway 21. While temperatures are expected to climb into the 30s for the next couple of days, bitter cold weather remains in the forecast with some nighttime lows reaching single digits. There is a 20 percent chance of snow predicted for Sunday.

Thank you to Davis Wealth Services for sponsoring our December Business Matters! They also brought an awesome hot chocolate bar for attendees to enjoy. Given that is was 30 degrees outside, it was great! Chad Davis great a great presentation on End of the Year Financial Planning Tips. Thank you to everyone that joined us, we ended the year on a great note! Make sure to join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:45-9:00 at the Obion County Public Library for Business Matters! We are looking forward to a great year and have some great speakers and topics. Don't forget to attend for your chance to win Small Business Spotlight and a bag full of swag from Obion County chamber members!

UNION CITY, TN – 15-month-old Woods Rogers was the one millionth guest of Discovery Park of America, as CEO Jim Rippy had his clicker out to determine when the one-millionth visitor walked through the door on at 11:12 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017! Rippy said that he has been counting people and adding numbers everyday as the park edged closer to...Read article here

Check out the story of discovery park here!

JACKSON, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2017) - Leaders Credit Union , a member-owned financial cooperative based in Jackson, Tenn., spread holiday cheer around the community with their second annual, “From Leaders with Love” project. Each branch and department adopted a project in the community and carried it out over the past... Read more here

UNION CITY, TN. Forty years ago, Sharon Winsett began her career in banking at the former Old & Third National Bank. She worked in what was called the “note window,” where she took payments and posted them manually on the back of notes before putting them into the computer. She went on to become a secretary and then an administrative assistant before assuming her role as a Loan Officer in 1985. Old & Third National Bank eventually became Commercial Bank and Trust Company (CBTC), but Sharon continued her work with the bank.

“I have seen many changes in banking and been through many transitions,” said Ms. Winsett. “From government regulations to the way customers handle their business, banking is different now than it was when I started to work. Technology has had a major impact on the banking industry.”

Ten years ago Kevin and Stacie Herrell opened the doors of Higher Ground Coffee Company for the first time. Thursday, Dec.14, marks the 10th anniversary of Higher Ground’s Union City location. From 7 p.m. until closing time, the community is invited to join them in celebrating this milestone at the coffee shop.

“Everyone is welcome! There will be food, fun, live music, door prizes, some of our favorite snacks and of course, lots of coffee,” Stacie said. “A couple of our biggest prizes will be a giveaway for free coffee for one year and a $250 Higher Ground Coffee Company gift card! The winner can either use the coffee for a year prize for one drink per week or for one bag of our locally roasted craft coffee each month, but you must be present to win.”

Amazing find by an area hunter! A 16pt Buck was killed last week in Obion County. Our wildlife, the beauty of our country settings, and the residents that appreciate this luxury are just a few of the reason a person would want to make Obion County their home. Green Score by local taxidermist was 171 3/8 but TWRA will officially score him after 90 days.

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