By Brooke Simmons


Did you know that 2023 is our Centennial Celebration? Throughout next year, the Obion County Chamber will celebrate our past, present and the bright future. Since 1923, we’ve been working hard for our local businesses and community – that’s our true passion. It’s a proud history of leadership and action. We appreciate your membership and support and invite you to celebrate our successes with us next year! We have some exciting things in the works!

 By Brooke Simmons 


The purpose of Adult Leadership Obion County is to identify and educate potential community leaders and to prepare them for roles that will make a difference in the community. Each year, the class picks a project that they feel adds value to the community.

By Caroline Gurton


Our Workforce Blog Series will be focused on resources for businesses and employers to utilize in Obion County! With a limited workforce available, it is important to be strategic and take advantage of resources to help set your business apart! ATA Employment Solutions, formerly known as Center Point Business Solutions, provides services to businesses looking to fill employee positions or expand their staff. 

By Caroline Gurton


When I first entered the store, a family stood at the counter trying to place an order for flowers that would best honor their mother and grandmother. The family began overwhelmed, but I watched as Tassie Smith, owner of Flowers with Sass, carefully walked them through the steps of choosing the perfect arrangements. Tassie was thoughtful in all the details – highlighting the colors and flowers their mother loved best, while taking note of any flowers that she would not have enjoyed. This kindness allowed a grieving family to view these blooms as a symbol of celebration, rather than a symbol of mourning.

By Caroline Gurton


“From where you are, to where you need to be.”

This quote lines the front of The Bridge’s annual ministry report from the past year. In 2012, Julie Huggins decided that she wanted to see change in the Obion County area. Every day, she saw single mothers around her struggling to balance their responsibilities, and often getting consumed by all of the baggage that they had to carry. Most of the women in this demographic carry the weight of unsafe relationships, bad family situations, poverty level wages, and insurmountable debt as a result. She knew that these women needed someone on their team, so she decided to build one – The Bridge.

By Caroline Gurton


Walking into Vine + Branch, the first thing you will notice is the fresh atmosphere – not only from the flowers, but the bright and colorful hand-picked gift items you will see lining every shelf. From home décor to Buff City products, cute graphic tees and everything in between, this store has the perfect gift for any occasion!

Discovery Park of America

By Brooke Coffey


Adventure awaits in Obion County. Whether you are looking for an action packed hunting trip, unique outdoor trail, or relaxing afternoon fishing, Obion County has what you are looking for. 

By Brooke Coffey


I had the privilege of visiting the Promethean Foundation and speaking with the wonderful people who make everything happen! The very first thing I noticed as we began talking was that they have a strong passion for what they do. This foundation has a group of people behind it that care deeply about quality education for all children in Obion County. 

By Brooke Coffey


Today I was able to visit the beautiful Reelfoot Lake, nestled in northwest Tennessee.  With a rich history and tradition, lake draws tourists every year to experience hunting, fishing, festivals, and eagle spotting. To get the full lake experience, my friends from Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council and Reelfoot Lake State Park took me on an eagle tour around the lake! You are almost guaranteed to spot a number of beautiful birds when exploring the area (We saw 27 on our tour!). 



By Brooke Coffey

If you have not visited Kenton, Tennessee you are missing out on one of the true hidden gems in northwest (and possibly, all of) Tennessee - White Squirrel Winery! Located on the Sanderson Family Farm, White Squirrel Winery, offers a romantic winery and vineyard, serving a variety of delicious wines, homemade soaps and candles. However, what truly sets this vineyard apart is the warm family atmosphere that envelops you as soon as you walk in the door.

DPA Christmas Lights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! But for many of us, Christmas looks a lot like panic-buying a bunch of last-minute gifts online for people who deserve much better. Our mothers do not want eucalyptus-scented aromatherapy nasal inhalers, and our fathers probably don’t actually have a whole lot of interest in that 10-piece hot sauce tester set. Sure, Etsy has saved us more times than one, but it’s never worth the stress of waiting, wondering if that order will actually arrive by December 25th! This year, stop the vicious cycle of last-minute panic purchases! Obion County, Tennessee, has great shopping opportunities to help you check off every loved one on your list and give them the gifts they really deserve. Here’s our ultimate guide to holiday shopping for everyone on your nice list:

Blue Bank Resort

Union City is a charming town with a quaint downtown area, a variety of good eats, and some seriously great shopping, but one of our most famous (and favorite!) features has to be the “Let it Glow” Lights Show. Families come from miles around to drive through the 30+ miles of over one million spectacular Christmas lights. It’s great for kids, it’s only $10, it’s socially distanced, and—most importantly—it boasts a waterfall made of stunning blue Christmas lights. Be sure to stop by the Obion County Chamber Office to kick off your happy, healthy trip with a free Obion County mask and more resources on fun opportunities.

By Brooke Coffey


The Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope is an organization that helps cancer patients in Obion County currently undergoing treatment. After visiting the office and talking with Lorraine Gossett, I grew a deeper understanding of just how amazing the walk of hope is and how much it does for the community.

Cottonwood Harvest Grill

By Brooke Coffey


Cottonwood Harvest Grill is a local restaurant set right in the heart of downtown Troy, Tennessee. With a menu that is great for the whole family (even if you have picky eaters), you are sure to have a great experience while dining with them.

Trudys Kids Cafe

By Brooke Coffey 


What better way to start your morning than with the lovely ladies at Trudy’s Kids Cafe in downtown Union City!

Trudy’s Kids Cafe is an organization that believes no child in Obion County should ever be hungry. Trudy’s serves free meals to children up to the age of 18 Monday through Friday. One thing that stood out to me is that they are able to serve breakfast, lunch, AND dinner to children. The employees deliver meals all across the county for kids to pick up as well as have a full cafe that welcomes you to eat, work on homework, use the computers in the cafe, and feel the love poured into the community each and every day. The hard work and passion present is noticed and appreciated all across the county.

Library Books

By Brooke Coffey


Today I met with Carolina Conner, Interim Director at the Obion County Public Library. Carolina has been at the library since 2011 and after meeting her and taking a tour, I can tell she has a true passion for what she does. When most people think of a library, they think of checking books in and out and that's as far as the mind goes. However, the Obion County Library is so much more. From the park in the back that features an amphitheater and book walk to the largest selection of Ellison Dies I have ever seen, I soon realized how much the library has to offer to community members.

Player Piano in Foyer

By Brooke Coffey


Today I had the chance to speak with Julie Hill, owner of Historic Anns 1893 Wedding and Event Venue. Julie and her husband David bought the historic downtown Union City home in 2018 and have since transformed it into a BEAUTIFUL 5,000 square foot venue. The first thing I noticed as I walked in was the character that was in the home. You could instantly tell that there has been a lot of love (and probably blood, sweat, and tears) poured into this project.

Brooke Coffey

Hey everyone!

My name is Brooke Coffey and I am a 22-year-old who loves new experiences and being around people! In February of this year, I became the Community Relations Director for the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation. Growing up and going to college in small towns has given me a deep love for community and all that it brings. Small town feel is something that is so very special. The next adventure, Obion County, TN!