Dyersburg, Tennessee – The U.S. Department of Education announced that Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) has received renewal for two federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants and approval for funding for its fourth year of a 5-year grant for TRIO Upward Bound.

According to a survey conducted by Destination Analysts, Tennessee was the fifth most visited state during the summer travel season. Additionally, Great Smoky Mountains National Park had year-over-year growth for recreational visits, according to data provided by the National Park Service.

tnAchieves, the non-profit partnering organization to the TN Promise, is in need of volunteer mentors to support local students in the college-going process! Mentors spend about one hour per month reminding students of important deadlines, serving as a trusted college resource, and, most importantly, encouraging students to reach their full potential. Many TN Promise students will be the first in their family to go to college and need just a little extra assistance.

Union City Schools Received $15,000 Grant from the Bayer Fund to enhance STEM Curriculum at UC Elementary School

Science, technology, engineering and math programs for third and fourth graders at UCES will benefit from the Grow Rural Education gift that will help purchase an array of STEM-related materials for students and programs.

TNECD rolled out its new and improved Certified Sites Directory. The interactive directory of shovel-ready sites makes it even easier to find the perfect location to do business. Updates include improved filters, mobile functionality, location detail and more. Check it out here.

Virtual V.I.B.E. Event

On September 15th, we hosted a virtual Very Important Business Event. Speaking was Katie Mantooth with the UT Martin Office of Career Planning and Development (CPAD).

OC BLOG: Trudy's Kids Cafe

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

Blue Bank Resort Unveils New Bar Area in Fish House Restaurant

On September 16, Blue Bank Resort unveiled the new bar area in their restaurant with a ribbon cutting. The resort has been working hard for months to make sure that everything was perfect for their upcoming events.

Mask and Thermometer Delivery

The safety and health of Obion County remains a top priority as COVID-19 continues. Here at the Chamber, we have been delivering masks and thermometers to local industry, schools, and police.

 

The Citizens Bank Celebrates 90 Years in Business

On September 18, 2020, The Citizens Bank Union City Branch held customer appreciation day to celebrate 90 years of The Citizens Bank.

hampton inn

The new Hampton Inn off of Highway 51 is under construction. (pictured below)

I-69 Updates

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the section of I-69 that runs alongside Discovery Park from a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to Reelfoot Avenue was the first of three projects that encompass the I-69 loop around Union City.

Tourism in Tennessee Shattered Records with $23 Billion in Travel Spending and 126 Million Domestic Person Stays in 2019

Recently released numbers from U.S. Travel Association show tourism in Tennessee hit a record-high $23 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2019, marking a decade of consecutive growth. Tennessee also saw 126 million domestic person stays in 2019, up 5.7 percent from 119 million the previous year.

ATA has increased its ranking from 147 to 136 on the 2020 INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Top 200 Firms list. This accolade is deemed by the IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. IPA 100, 200, and 300 firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and are compiled by analyzing the more than 550 responses received this year for IPA’s Survey and Analysis of Firms. This is IPA’s 30th annual ranking of the largest accounting firms in the nation.