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Boat company, local officials unite to mark ‘Excel’lent day

By DONNA RYDER – October 22, 2019
Associate Editor

Nearly two years ago, an email made its way through cyberspace from Excel Boat Company owner and chief executive officer Glenn Foreman to J. Paul Jackson in his marketing department.

Perfect farm activities for your next fall outing

NASHVILLE – As the fall weather approaches and Tennessee’s agritourism season is in full swing, a visit to the farm brings smiling faces, family fun, and unforgettable memories.

“We have 12 acres of pumpkins that look amazing,” Robertson County’s Honeysuckle Hill Farm owner Jeff Alsup said. “With more than 25 attractions, there are activities for all ages.”

Farms across the state have fun fall activities for everyone, including hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and even pick-your-own muscadines at some local vineyards. As Halloween draws near, haunted farm attractions offer the excitement that has become part of Tennessee’s spooky traditions.

Farmer's Market Merch

Obion County Farmer's Market merchandise is now available! Call Lauren at the Chamber to order! Shirts are $12 and reusable bags are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5!

Attention, Obion County Chamber members! Do you know that your employees are eligible for discounted Air Evac Lifeteam memberships? Should you ever need to be flown by an AirMedCare Network participating provider, you will not have out-of-pocket expenses for the flight.

Thirty percent of Americans live in a rural area where the only solution to a time-sensitive injury or illness – trauma, stroke or cardiac event - is rapid transport to a higher level of emergency health care. Since 2010, 98 rural hospitals across the country have closed and studies suggest about 20% of rural hospitals are at risk of closure. Without access to emergency air medical services, people living in rural America will die more frequently from avoidable deaths.

MARTIN, Tenn. – Skipper Bondurant, Jim Cheatham and Jamie Worrell, all of Obion County, graduated from the WestStar Leadership Program’s class of 2019 during the organization’s annual graduation ceremony and reception June 25 in Jackson.

Bondurant, administrator and chief executive officer of Baptist Memorial Hospital Union City, serves on the boards of the Northwest Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Union City Industrial Development and the Tennessee Hospital Association Small and Rural Healthcare Constituency. He was also recognized in the Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.” Bondurant is a Leadership Obion County graduate.

Dyersburg State Appoints Dr. Reid-Bunch Vice President for the College

Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) President Karen Bowyer has announced the appointment of Dr. Jan Reid-Bunch as the new vice president for the College.

“Dr. Reid-Bunch is an accomplished leader and has varied experiences in academic administration,” stated Dr. Bowyer. “I look forward to welcoming her as vice president for the college and anticipate that she will make a positive impact on our community.”

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(Union City, TN)- Center Point Business Solutions, LLC, a PEO firm based in Union City, TN, is proud to announce that they have been officially re-certified as a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO). A program launched by the IRS in 2017 in response to the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, Center Point is certified by the IRS as a provider of services in which an employer can outsource various tasks for employee management, such as payroll, employee benefits administration, workers' compensation, training and development, and recruitment.

Multi-State Collaboration Aims To Bolster Four Rivers Region Economy

A new economic development collaboration of local leaders from the Four Rivers region wants to attract more businesses by working across state lines.

Officials from west Kentucky, northwest Tennessee, southeast Missouri and southern Illinois announced the creation of the Mississippi and Ohio River Confluence Economic Alliance (MORCEA) at a press event Monday in Ballard County. Leaders want to advertise the region’s significant river commerce and other resources to potential businesses, believing that pitching the entire region's industry is more attractive than the resources any one county or city could offer.

Those interested in participating in the 2019-2020 Adult Leadership Obion County Class can find the applications on the Leadership Obion County website. The application includes tentative dates as well as a sample schedule for the year. The mission of Adult Leadership Obion County is to inspire and motivate participants to pursue leadership skills and responsibilities that can be implemented within Obion County, their employment and personal lives.

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