Chamber Events Keep Greene Beautiful News

June 6, 2016

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Chamber News
Iris Festival 
Vendors at the 22nd Annual Iris Festival May 21-22 were very happy with the crowds, despite a rainy day on Saturday. When Sunday dawned with beautiful East Tennessee weather, the streets filled to overflowing with visitors - probably the largest crowd in the history of the event. Even the "Sundown on Depot" Car Show on Saturday had a good showing for its first Iris Festival event, registering numerous classics for public viewing. Many thanks to our sponsors: Parker Hannifin, Radio Greeneville, The Greeneville Sun, News Channel 11, First Tennessee Bank, Takoma Regional Hospital, Consumer Credit Union, Greeneville Astros and McInturff, Milligan & Brooks. Our sincere appreciation also goes out to the many businesses, committees and individuals that assisted in making the festival a success.
Leadership Greene County
The deadline for Leadership Greene County nomination forms has been extended to June 17.  The class will begin with an overnight retreat in August.  For more information, contact Jennifer Wilder at or visit
Eastman Credit Union Ribbon Cutting And Open House
Please join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting and open house for Eastman Credit Union Thursday, June 30, at 11:30 a.m.  The business is located at 3811 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., adjacent to Walmart SuperCenter.
Sponsorships Available For Membership Breakfasts
Sponsorships are available for the September and October Membership Breakfasts.  Contact Lori Dowell at 638-4111 or email for more information on sponsoring these breakfasts.
Community Insurance Ribbon Cutting And Open House
Join the Green Coat Ambassadors at a ribbon cutting and open house for Community Insurance Friday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. The business will be moving to a new location at 1307 Tusculum Blvd.   
Beef Day Celebration
Mark your calendars now for the Agribusiness Committee of the Partnership's Beef Day Celebration Friday, July 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion.  There will be contests, entertainment and free beef products to sample.
Tourism News
Sports Council Luncheon
The Tourism Sports Council will host its Fourth Annual Fundraising Luncheon Tuesday, July 12, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.  The guest speaker will be Jerry Odom, the new head football coach at Tusculum College.  Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at the Partnership office.  The title sponsor is Consumer Credit Union.  Contact Tammy Kinser at 423-638-4111 or email for ticket information.
Tourism To Host Google Workshop
Tourism is teaming up with the Small Business Development Center at ETSU to host a "Get Your Business Google-ized" workshop and a "Get Your Business Online" lab Wednesday, July 20, at the Kathryn W. Leonard Administrative Building.  The event is co-sponsored by Tusculum College and Walters State Community College and, as a result, all participants can attend for FREE and lunch will be provided. To register, contact Tammy Kinser at 423-638-4111 or email  The workshop and lab are limited to the first 40 registrants. 
Education & Workforce Development
2016 Wage & Benefit Survey
The Education & Workforce Development Department released the 2016 Wage and Benefit Survey May 31 to all participating industries. The survey results are now available at a cost of $25 for Partnership members, and $50 for non-members. For more information, email Rebeckah Ball at or call 638-4111.
Member News
Main Street: Greeneville Annual Meeting
Main Street: Greeneville will host its Annual Meeting June 14 on the Dickson-Williams Mansion lawn. Social gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. and an all-you-can-eat fish fry buffet provided by The Farmer's Daughter will begin at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be music by the Soul Providers with a public concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children age 6 and under. For more information, contact Main Street: Greeneville Director Jann Mirkov at 639-7102 or email
Lyrics On The Lawn
The Third Annual Lyrics on the Lawn music concert series will be held every Thursday in July, rain or shine, on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion. The free concerts are a project of Main Street: Greeneville and will include a mix of musical genres and artists such as Steve Brown, My New Favorites, Living Testament, Michael Jacobs, Jazzmatics, Blue Carpet Corner, The Color 7 and Loose Change. For more information, visit All concerts are family-friendly.
Have a great week!
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