February 7, 2017

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We will be spotlighting a different chamber member in each week's newsletter.  Please call the office if you have information you'd like for us to share.
Medina Lions Club
        P.O. Box 147       
Medina, Tennessee  38355 

 Chartered on March 21, 1946, Medina Lions Club celebrated its 70th year of service on March 21, 2016. The club donates to many local charities throughout the year by raising money through various projects. The best known Medina Lions event is the annual Medina Lions Club Haunted Farm.
 In recognition of our 70th anniversary and 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International, the Medina Lions purchased a new score board for the baseball field located downtown at the corner of Church and Main Streets. Also, this park will be renamed to We Serve Park to avoid confusion with the Lions Park located on down the street. The score board, at a cost of $3,000.00, is made possible by fund raisers such as the Medina Haunted Farm. If you look around Medina, you will more than likely see something the Lions club has had a part in.
 The Medina Lions Club meets at 6:30 pm the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Medina Civic Center downtown. “We have a mixed variety of membership from business owners, bank executives, accountant, doctor, financial advisor, attorney, retirees, sales people, ministers”, said Lions member Clayton White. Clayton stressed the importance of the Lions Mission Statement which states, ‘To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs’.
 On February 9, 2017, the club will be hosting a membership drive. If you are interested in joining Lions or just want to visit and learn more, you may contact Clayton White at 731-783-3026 or through email at or John Hughey at 901-605-3947.
 Thanks, Medina Lions Club, for your support of the Chamber and all you do for Gibson County!
David Hayes, President and CEO of Security Bank, announced last week the promotion of Bill Joyner to Senior Vice President-Gibson County Retail Market Executive. Joyner will be concentrating on growing Security Bank’s business and broadening the bank’s client focus.

Congratulations Bill! Thanks for all you do for Trenton and Gibson County! 

at the Yorkville Community Center
Saturday, February 11th 
5:00-7:00 PM

$8 minimum donation to benefit the upkeep of the Yorkville Cemetery 
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News from our Members
Click HERE for the latest newsletter from Medina Family Chiropractic. 
Click HERE for the latest newsletter from WLJT TV. 
Click HERE for the latest newsletter from NovaCopy. 
Board Member Spotlight

Board Member Name:  Emily Sullivan
Company Name: Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
Position: Vice President, Economic Development & Community Relations
Work Phone: 731-855-4740, ext. 1610

Areas of Expertise:
I work at Gibson EMC, a rural electric cooperative formed in 1936 and currently serving more than 38,000 members over 3,500 miles of line in eight northwest Tennessee counties (Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison and Obion) and four southwest Kentucky counties (Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton and Graves).  Our corporate office is in Trenton, and member service centers are located in Alamo, Medina, Tiptonville, Trenton and Troy, Tennessee, and in Hickman, Kentucky.   I have 27 years of experience in providing energy solutions to Gibson EMC members, and 17 years in assisting with business retention and expansion efforts. 
Other Interests:
I enjoy music, movies and books, but my favorite moments include leisurely visits with the family, particularly with the grandkids.   
Why did you join the Chamber?
Electric cooperatives all operate according to the same set of core principles and values. Chamber of commerce membership and active participation easily falls under our 7th Cooperative Principle, Concern for Community.  I’m not sure how many decades Gibson EMC has been a member of Greater Gibson County Area Chamber of Commerce, but I suspect membership goes back to its predecessor (Trenton Chamber of Commerce).  I personally believe in the non-profit Chamber of Commerce model as a proven means to attract and grow businesses, and to improve economic climate and quality of life.
Why do you serve on the Board of Directors?
I volunteered with the Chamber for several years and also completed the Gibson County Adult Leadership program before being asked to serve on the board in the early 2000’s.  I returned to the board in 2015, and currently I’m serving in the office of Vice President. It’s an honor for all of us to serve in the policy-making roles of chamber board members, and we take our responsibility very seriously.  It’s also a pleasure to act as advisors to Executive Director Libby Wickersham, and to be able to report that through her leadership our chamber is increasing membership and adding valuable programs throughout a very large geographic area (Yorkville, Kenton, Rutherford, Dyer, Trenton, Gibson, Bradford and Medina).  
Does your business have one of these signs?  If not, call the Chamber Office (855-0973) to find out how you can get yours.
 You don't want to miss out! 
Businesses currently participating in the Chamber Cash Program.  
  1. Gibson EMC
  2. Food Rite Stores-Dyer, Trenton, Kenton
  3. Trenton Light & Water
  4. Hester Drug-Rutherford
  5. Russom Car Star Collision-Rutherford
  6. Felecia Bella-Trenton & Rutherford
  7. Bella Ruche-Trenton
  8. Wild Butterfly-Dyer
  9. H&R Block-Trenton
  10. ACE Hardware-Trenton
  11. Trenton Gazette
  12. Must Be a Plus Boutique-Trenton
  13. J & B Motors-Dyer
  14. Country Roads Music-Trenton
  15. City Lumber-Dyer
  16. Kenton Drug Co.
  17. Alford's Tire-Dyer
  18. Medina Family Chiropractic-Medina
  19. Subway-Dyer
  20. Factory Connection-Trenton
  21. Tennessee Tractor-Trenton
  22. House of Spirits-Trenton
  23. Westwin-Trenton
  24. Hometown Pharmacy-Medina
  25. Cotton's Cafe-Trenton
  26. Sweet Retreat Bake Shop-Bradford
  27. Gibson County Golf Course
  28. Debbie's Youth Shop-Trenton
  29. Ivy Gate-Trenton
  30. Merle Norman-Moore Boutique
  31. Second Impressions-Trenton
  32. The Corner Boutique-Milan
  33. Candyland-Milan

Thank you to all of our members for their continued support.  
Please support them with your business!

ACE Building Center
Advantage Promotional Products
Akin Trailer Rentals

Air Evac EMS, Inc.
Albright West Tennessee Termite Company

Alexander Thompson Arnold
Alford's Tire Service
American Cancer Society

Anderson's Furniture
Apex Clean Energy Holdings

AVC, Inc. 

Bank of Milan-Medina
Bell Screen Printing
Bella Ruche
Bethel University
Big Bend Galvanizing
Bill Woods
BR Supply
Bradford Special School District
CareAll Home Care Services
Carey Counseling Center, Inc.
Carroll Bank & Trust
Central West TN Association of Realtors
Centennial Bank-Gibson
Centennial Bank-Medina
Centennial Bank-Trenton

Centennial Bank-Rutherford
Christian Women's Job Corp-Twice Blessed
Cindy Flowers, Circuit Court Clerk
City Lumber Company

City of Bradford
City of Dyer
City of Gibson
City of Kenton
City of Medina
City of Rutherford
City of Trenton
City of Yorkville
Clark Family Homes
Click 1

Coldwell Banker/Creswell Realty-Trenton
Cotton's Cafe
Country Roads Music

Cowen Blackberry Farms
Crenshaw's Catfish Cookers-Trenton
Representative Curtis Halford

Dana Davidson, County Trustee
DaVita Dialysis Clinic-Medina
Debbie's Youth Shop

Dement Tree Service
Dogwood Pointe Assisted Living
Dr. John E. Stovall
Dr. Mike Farrar
Duncan's Pharmacy-Dyer
Duncan's Express Pharmacy-Trenton
Dyer Fiberglass
Dyer Industrial Board
Dyer Nursing Home
Dyersburg State Community College
Dynamix Physical Therapy
Eddie's Pharmacy
Edward Jones Investments-Eric Allen
Edward Jones Investments-John Hughey
Elite Dental Care
Elks Lodge No. 1279
Exchange Club-Carl Perkins
E-Z Pawn

Factory Connection
Farm Bureau-Trenton
Farm Market-Trenton

Farmers Insurance-Medina
Fed Ex Ground

Felecia Bella Boutique-Rutherford & Trenton
Finishline Autobody-Trenton & Dyer
First Street Vision

Food Giant
Food Rite Stores
Forcum Lannom Contractors, LLC
Fred Culp Historical Museum, Inc.
Fred's Super Dollar-Medina 

Gary Buchanan
Gibson County Baptist Association
Gibson County Golf Course
Gibson County Lake
Gibson County Literacy Council

Gibson County Municipal Water District
Gibson County Railroad Authority
Gibson County Special School District
Gibson County Utility District
Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
H & R Block-Trenton
Habitat for Humanity of Gibson County
Hampton Inn-Milan

Hardee, Martin, Donahoe, Owens, & Wright
HCI Supply
Herald Gazette
Hester Drug
Hickman Realty Group, Inc.
Highway 54 Salvage

Hollomon Insurance Agency
Hometown Pharmacy-Medina
House of Spirits-Trenton
Ivy Gate
J & B Motors

J.K. Wong, Inc.
Jackson & Jackson Tax
Jackson Energy Authority
Jeffery Smith, Attorney at Law
Karnes & Son Funeral Home

Kenton Drug
LA Realty
Lashlee-Rich, Inc.
MacLean Power Systems
Maintenance Engineering, LTD
Manpower West TN
McCurdy Sod Farms
Medical Health Specialists
Medina Family Chiropractic
Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Medina Lions Club
Merle Norman-Moore Boutique-Trenton

Milligan's Landscape Nursery
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial-Joe Wood

Must Be a Plus Boutique
Nite Lite Theatre
Northstar Transfers
Northwest Gibson County YMCA
Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board

Office World, Inc. 
Parham Heating & Cooling
Patterson Family Dentistry
Paul Arnold Trust
Personal Touch Salon-Trenton

Personnel Placements-Trenton
Phelan-Estes Insurance
Poly-M Contractors, Incorporated
Quad Industries
Regions Bank-Trenton
Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home, Inc.
Rhino Construction
Richard Gossum, Attorney
RJ Young
Rod's Tire and Automotive

R'tistic Flair Salon-Dyer
Russom CarStar Collision
Second Impressions

Security Bank
Shelton Funeral Home
Siler Thornton Agency-Dyer and Trenton
Silgan Containers

Silla's Spoon-Humboldt
Simmons Bank-Kenton

Sonic Drive-In-Trenton
Sports Plus-Trenton
St. Johns Community Services
State Farm-Dyer
State Farm-Trenton
Sweet Retreat Bake Shop-Bradford

Tea Time "A British Touch"
Teapots 101
Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Tennessee Small Business Development Center
Tennessee Quality Homecare  & Hospice
Tennessee State Veterans Home
Tennessee Tractor, LLC
The Andersons 
The Corner Boutique
The Farmers & Merchants Bank-Dyer, Trenton, & Humboldt
Thompson-Smith Insurance
Three Oaks Pharmacy
Thunderbolt Radio

TLC Riding Academy
Tom Crider
Total Health Chiropractic
Touching Hearts at Home
Trenton Animal Clinic
Trenton Floor Center
Trenton Health & Rehabilitation

Trenton Healthcare Foundation
Trenton Housing Authority
Trenton Industrial Board
Trenton Industrial Laundry
Trenton Light & Water
Trenton Pawn & Sales
Trenton Special School District
Trenton TV Cable
Trenton Medical Center
Tri City Reporter
UT-TSU Extension Gibson County
Veterans Placement Services

Victory 93.7
Volunteer Insurance

Wade Electric
Weakley County Municipal Electric
Wesley Fountain Place

WestStar Leadership Program
Westwin Clothing

Wild Butterfly
Willow Oaks
Words of Life Speech & Languate Center, LLC
Workforce Essentials

Wound Care Resources
Yorkville Gin

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