Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

May 23, 2016

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Chamber News
Leadership Greene County Nominations 
The deadline for Leadership Greene County nominations is May 31.  The class begins in August with an overnight retreat.  For more information, contact Jennifer Wilder at or visit
KGB Litter Clean Up 
Keep Greene Beautiful urges all residents to clean up litter now until the end of May to be eligible to win a Troybilt weed trimmer.  All participants that complete the KGB Collection Sheet will be entered into a drawing for the weed trimmer valued at $230.  An individual's name can be entered multiple times for multiple cleanups, and trash bags are provided for participants.  Call KGB at 638-4111 or email for more information.
June Dairy Days Celebration
Make plans to attend the June Dairy Days Celebration Friday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion.  The event will feature contests, entertainment and free dairy product samples and is coordinated by the Partnership's Agribusiness Committee.
June Member Emailing
Space is available for the June Member Emailing.  The deadline to submit a one-page PDF file is Friday, June 3, and the cost is $100.  This is a great opportunity to market products or businesses.  Please contact Lori Dowell at the Partnership for more information. 
KGB Golf Tournament Winners - Correction
Keep Greene Beautiful apologizes for the misprint in the last newsletter regarding the KGB Golf Tournament winners.  ISCO won the Iron Eyes Traveling Trophy April 29 at Nolichucky View Golf Club. Team members included Randy Tilson, Van Brooks, Brad Epperson and Kevin Shelton. 

Volunteer Awards
Youth Builders of Greeneville and The Greeneville Sun recently awarded the Greene County Youth Council Program the Volunteer Spirit Award for the 13th consecutive year. Youth Council member Emily Kirk was awarded the Volunteer Spirit Volunteer of the Year Award for volunteering 106.5 hours.  Members of the Youth Council Program volunteered more than 4,121 hours of community service during the past school year, valued at $95,077.  Also, we congratulate Joel Liebert for winning the Youth Council's Volunteer of the Year Award for his service of 166 hours.
Welcome New Members
The Greene County Partnership welcomes new members Vaughn & Melton Consulting and Tennessee Rehabilitation Center.
Economic Development News
Available Buildings In Greene County
The Partnership's Economic Development Department encourages members to assist with keeping the building database current. Anyone owning an industrial or commercial property that is available for development should contact the Partnership to add it to the site. Those who already have property marketed on the site are asked to inform the Partnership if it is still available or should be removed. The database is the Partnership's main resource when responding to requests from local and out-of-state prospects so this assistance is important to providing relevant and updated information regarding Greeneville and Greene County opportunities. For more information, contact Ashley Shelton at 638-4111 or email
Tourism News
Sports Council Luncheon
Tickets are now on sale for the Sports Council's annual luncheon that will take place July 12 at Trinity United Methodist Church from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Tusculum College's new head football coach Jerry Odom.  Tickets are $25 each and sponsorships at $250 and $500 are still available.   To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, contact Tammy Kinser at
Education & Workforce Development
Eighth Grade Career Day
The Education & Workforce Development Department hosted Eighth Grade Career Day field trips May 10-12 for the Greene County School System. More than 390 students participated in the two-hour events. Based on an assessment earlier in the school year, students were placed in one of the five career pathways and each group visited a local business within that field. The pathways include health science, business/finance, educational/professional services, transportation, and manufacturing. Students heard discussions on job opportunities, required skills, work ethics, completing an application, preparing for an interview, and workplace safety. Many of the groups were also able to tour the facilities. Special thanks to Mark Norman, secondary supervisor and CTE director with Greene County Schools, and the guidance counselors with the Greene County Elementary Schools, for their assistance in coordinating these trips.
High School Manufacturing Presentations
The Education & Workforce Development Department coordinated Manufacturing Presentations for the Greene County High Schools by area manufacturers May 17-18.  Students heard discussions on job opportunities, required skills, work ethics, completing an application, preparing for an interview, what the companies are looking for in an employee, what they manufacture and workplace safety. Special thanks to John Deere Power Products, HUF, North America, American Greetings, DTR Tennessee, Packaging Services Inc. of Tennessee (PSI), MECO, LMR and Parker Hannifin.
Have a great week!
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