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What a great turnout! Thank you to everyone that came out and enjoyed wonderful food an drinks in celebration of Sassafraz's 10 year anniversary! We are so proud to have them in our community. Did you know Sassafraz also caters? Make sure to enjoy their delicious menu and contact them for all of your holiday party needs!

Join us on Saturday, November 25th as we #ShopSmall and support our local restaurants, unique stores, boutiques, and more! Make sure to visit all 9 communities, we know your experience will be wonderful!

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

Leaders from Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation in Memphis visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (BMH-UC) recently to present the 2017 QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare to the hospital’s staff on behalf of Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company. Only 21 hospitals in the nation received recognition for achieving top performance in any five of the six areas measured in Premier’s QUEST collaborative, including cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use. Baptist Union City is the only hospital in Tennessee to be recognized for achieving top performance for safe, efficient, and effective health care. Pictured are (left to right) Skip Steward, BMHCC Chief Improvement Officer; Derick Ziegler, BMHCC Vice President Regional Operations; Dr. Henry Sullivant, BMHCC Vice President and Chief Medical Officer; Skipper Bondurant, BMH-UC Administrator and CEO; Teresa Vinson, BMH-UC Director of Quality; and Lori Brown, BMH-UC Chief Nursing Officer.

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