ambassadorsTim York, Matt Sanner, Dustin McBride, Cassie Hickey, John Fry, Bradley Zill, Donnie Johnson, Bobie Collins, Tracy Boucher, Jeanette Davis, Allison Aumiller, Amber Armour. Sara Boyd, Lorraine Gossett, Brandi Wyrick, Amy Keathley, Emily Billingsley, Caitlyn Landry, Barbie Hardy.

Not Pictured: Heather Waggoner, Gentry Reedy, Bo Pate, Mikki McLeary, Emily Hall, Debbie Ams, Charlene Burpo

On June 3rd the Obion County JEDC convened education and workforce officials, as well as human resources professionals, to discuss our regional education efforts and our existing/future workforce. The Tennessee Career Center here in Union City sponsored breakfast and graciously hosted the meeting. This time together was viewed as a round table opportunity to discuss current programs and potential ideas for strengthening our area's workforce.

WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AMBASSADOR?
As a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, you are a front line representative for the Obion County Chamber of Commerce at public and Chamber sponsored events/activities. You will assist in the promotion, volunteer support and development of various Chamber sponsored events. As an Ambassador, your dedication, time and efforts are appreciated and highly valued by the Board of Directors, Chamber Staff and Membership during your one year term. You ARE the backbone of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce.

Obion County announced today its participation in the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative, a workforce system designed to assist sites and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers. Held at the Humboldt Medical Center, the Kick-off Celebration recognized the efforts of the Obion County Work Ready committee and 10 other counties in northwest Tennessee as the first counties in Tennessee to launch the program.

Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Randy Boyd needs your help in supporting Governor Haslam's Drive to 55.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today it has launched the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP). The goal of this new tool is to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee by evaluating potential properties and advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what steps may be needed to address issues.

mayor's round table meetingThank you to the Wade Carrington of Woodland Mills for hosting this quarter's Mayor's Round table and to TLM Associates for sponsoring the event! We had a great turnout with many exciting updates happening in each community!

Amber Jones1 Thessalonians 5:11 says "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."

We, as a community, have an opportunity to live this out by supporting our neighbors.

Conference for Economic and Community DevelopmentObion County was once again certified as a ThreeStar Community at the Governor's Conference for Economic and Community Development. Lindsay Frilling accepted the plaque from Governor Haslam and Commissioner Boyd. Pictured left to right are: Jody Sliger, Jo Ann Speer, Governor Haslam, Frilling, Rep. Bill Sanderson, Commissioner Boyd, Janna Hellums, Blake Swaggart, and Amy New.

New Tool to Assist Counties, Improve Inventory of Industrial Sites

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today it has launched the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP). The goal of this new tool is to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee by evaluating potential properties and advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what steps may be needed to address issues.