Monday, July 1, 2019

Talos Outreach Offers Funding to Ministries

Wayne Clemons and Marie Lalonde of Talos Engineered Products presents HOPETown Director Frank Sullivan with a donation check to benefit their good works in Lewisburg, TN
The sales department from Talos Engineered Products in Lewisburg, TN held a golf outing for its June outreach event that provided funding to two different ministries as it allowed vendors and customers the opportunity to partake in its purpose of showing how businesses can improve lives.  The outing was an overwhelming success with just over $7000 being raised in donations.

Hopetown Ministries - $5000 Donation – fully funding their kids summer programs
HOPEtown is a Christian non-profit organization devoted to ministering with those in need in Lewisburg, Tennessee and the surrounding area.  Through a variety of continuously expanding programs, they minister with those in need of food, clothing, hygiene items, rent & utility assistance, home maintenance & repair, counseling, worship, Bible teaching, spiritual mentoring, and assistance with homelessness. Additionally, they provide summer nutrition and enrichment for children, and they also are grateful to provide safe shelter and aid for domestic violence victims. Meeting unmet needs is always what they aim to do, and they pray that God will enable and equip them to add additional programs as the need demands.

Destination Golf Network (part of Intersection Ministries) - $2050 Donation
Destination Golf partners with churches across the US to invite 88 unchurched people to a paid in full golf tournament.  The purpose and mission of this event is to provide resources and opportunities that introduce people to Jesus Christ and inspire a personal relationship with Him.  Through the game of golf people are encouraged to build intentional relationships for the purpose of starting spiritual conversations that can lead to life change that will impact families, neighborhoods, cities and nations for generations to come.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Thank You, Marshall County - for Your Support of the Fort Campbell Soldiers and Familes

To the people, businesses, industries, veterans, elected officials and other community leaders and volunteers, thank you so much for the way you all came together to show your support and your hospitality to the soldiers and their families visiting from Fort Campbell last Thursday and Friday. You showed them just why Marshall County should and could be their next home.
Some people have asked why we invited soldiers and their families to come and visit us. With an unemployment rate of 2.7% and companies still trying to grow in Marshall County, the ability to find good workers has become very difficult for them. Businesses and industries in Marshall County need workers with technical skills, soft skills and a solid work ethic in order to continue to grow here. Who better to improve the workforce of Marshall County than the soldiers and their families about to transition out of the military at Fort Campbell and into civilian life. They have the skills, including soft skills, and they have the work ethic. And they know how to give service to their community, as well as their country. So, we are trying to create a pipeline between Fort Campbell and Marshall County for soldiers and their families to consider us for their next job and for their next home.
That is why we invited them for two days to see all the Marshall County has to offer - and boy, did you guys show them the best of Marshall  County. It would be best to name all the people and companies that contributed to the awesome two days of hospitality, but someone would surely get left out because there are too many who went above and beyond for our guests.
So, let's just say - THANK YOU - to all of Marshall County for rolling out the red carpet, opening your doors, holding out your hands and opening up your arms to make the Fort Campbell soldiers and their families feel welcomed and wanted. They, too, have expressed their gratitude and most have stated that they will return to Marshall County. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU - MARSHALL COUNTY!!!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Local Employers Needed for Job Fair for Fort Campbell Soldiers in Lewisburg

We are needing more employers to come to our Job Fair for Fort Campbell Soldiers on June 13 - 2:30 p.m. at the Lewisburg Recreation Center. The Job Fair is part of an overall recruitment tour to bring soldiers leaving the military at Fort Campbell and their families here to Marshall County to Live, Work and Play!
The soldiers and their spouses looking for careers span from technical skills to customer service, tax preparation to sales. Even if you are not hiring today, consider setting up a table - free of charge - to show these soldiers and their families the career opportunities available to them in Marshall County.
To register, please use this link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FortCampbellJobFair

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

6th Graders Compete for "Jobs" in Interview and Resume` Contest

@westhillstigers 6th graders "hired" by Ace Casual Furniture's Traci Evans during Interview and Resume` contest - Braxton Hunter-Research & Development, Lillianna Maria Rose Marquez Stafford-Research & Development, Haydon Brandon-Research & Development #lewisburgtn @marshallcotn

@westhillstigers 6th graders "hired" by @calsonicjobs Emily Weaver and Jessica Latham during Interview and Resume` contest - Phoebe Stokes-HR Generalist, Alyssa Olive-Sales Manager, Araceli Maciel-Engineer, Laine Payne-Production Supervisor #lewisburgtn@marshallcotn
@westhillstigers 6th graders "hired" by @ComfortResearch Michelle Silverthorn during Interview and Resume` contest - Morgan Atwater-VP of Info Tech, Jamahl Gentry-Production Supervisor, Addison Thompson-Safety Manager #lewisburgtn @marshallcotn
@westhillstigers 6th graders "hired" by Nichirin's Amanda Jones and Brenda Bowen during Interview and Resume` contest - Sidney Wright-Production Supervisor, Marcus O'Neal-Accounting Clerk, Chloe Gill-Robotics Engineer and Anna Kate Dickey-Industrial Engineer @marshallcotn
@westhillstigers 6th graders "hired" by Southern Carton's Danny Tate during Interview and Resume` contest - Reed Mitchell-Plant Manager, Isabella Rhodes-Customer Service, Conner Silverthorn-HR Manager #lewisburgtn @marshallcotn
Special Thanks to @sonicdrivein of Lewisburg, TN for providing free ice cream cones to our "new employees" above.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Lewisburg Economic Development Designated In TVA’s Rural Certified Communities Program


Lewisburg, TN – The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development recently achieved designation as a TVA Rural Certified Community. Rural Certified Communities launched in 2018 as a collaborative effort by TVA Economic Development, its Rural Cabinet partners and Strategic Development Group. Strategic Development Group administers the program, providing third party evaluation and feedback related to strategic planning efforts and operational effectiveness from the site selection perspective. Rural economic development organizations who complete this program are recognized as being prepared to compete for job creation and investment.
“Creativity and innovation are among our country’s greatest resources and companies are seeking locations that can provide access to those resources. The economic development landscape has drastically changed over the past 50 years. Rural communities must work smarter to define themselves in a unique way, develop robust and broadly defined economic development strategies, and market to a more targeted audience” said SDG Vice President Jeannette Goldsmith.

“TVA was created to help improve the quality of life in our region, particularly in rural areas and we are proud to further that mission by supporting the Rural Certified program,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. “Communities who are able to differentiate themselves and understand their unique assets will be better prepared for economic success.”

Four local economic development organizations certified during the programs 2018 inaugural year. Based on the success of this program during its inaugural year, TVA Economic Development is continuing to offer this opportunity to rural communities across the Valley.  Economic development professionals located in the TVA region who represent a rural-designated community will receive an application if interested in applying for the program in the future.
“We were very excited to be one of the first economic development organizations to receive this certification,” said Lowe. “By earning and maintaining this certification, we are telling our existing stakeholders, and any potential new stakeholders, that the City of Lewisburg and Marshall County understand economic development and how to implement strategies of success for all. I encourage any EDO in the TVA Region to strongly consider entering this program to earn certification for their organizations.”
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) a corporation owned by the U.S. government provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in seven southeastern states.  Economic development is a major part of TVA’s core mission.  TVA’s Economic Development services are focused on attracting targeted new industries, retaining and growing existing businesses and partnering with communities to help foster economic growth.  More information is available at TVA.com.
           
The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development exists to assist local businesses and industries thrive while creating an environment for new businesses and industries to grow. The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development does this to give each and every person in Lewisburg and Marshall County the opportunity to create wealth while also giving leaders the opportunity to make Lewisburg and Marshall County a better place to live, learn, work and play. To find out more, log onto www.lewisburgtn.gov.

Lowe Recipient of Economic Development Award from TVA



Senior Vice President of Economic Development for TVA, John Bradley, presents Greg Lowe with the TVA 2019 Community Excellence Award at the 2019 TVA Economic Development Forum in Nashville April 11-12, 2019


Lewisburg, TN - Greg Lowe, Director of Economic Development for the City of Lewisburg, was recently presented with 2019 Community Excellence Award by TVA Economic Development. The award, presented at TVA Economic Developers’ Forum, is given to an economic development professional within TVA’s seven-state service territory who exhibits outstanding economic and community development efforts.

“Greg Lowe’s passion for and commitment to Lewisburg’s economic growth are invaluable to his community,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. “TVA is proud to further its mission of service by partnering with Valley community leaders like Greg, to help foster economic growth.”

Lowe has participated in more than 20 community development trainings and initiatives since 2013, including the following TVA programs to advance community preparedness and growth:
·         Rural Leadership Institute
·         Valley Workforce Institute
·         Community Livability
·         Valley Sustainable Communities
·         TVA Economic Development Rural Cabinet
·         InvestPrep™

“I am truly honored and humbled by this recognition from an organization that has been so vital to my development professionally, as well as their incredible impact on my community and all those in the valley region,” said Lowe. “There is no greater partner to rural economic development than TVA and its Economic Development Division. I am indebted, as is the City of Lewisburg and Marshall County, for all they have done and continue to do to serve our region, our companies and our families.”
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) a corporation owned by the U.S. government provides electricity for business customers and distribution utilities that serve 9 million people in seven southeastern states.  Economic development is a major part of TVA’s core mission.  TVA’s Economic Development services are focused on attracting targeted new industries, retaining and growing existing businesses and partnering with communities to help foster economic growth.  More information is available at.
           
The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development exists to assist local businesses and industries thrive while creating an environment for new businesses and industries to grow. The City of Lewisburg Department of Economic Development does this to give each and every person in Lewisburg and Marshall County the opportunity to create wealth while also giving leaders the opportunity to make Lewisburg and Marshall County a better place to live, learn, work and play. To find out more, log onto www.lewisburgtn.gov.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lewisburg Named Top 20 Dynamic Micropolitan

Lewisburg was recently named a Top 20 Most Dynamic Micropolitan in the U.S. According to a study by the Walton Family Foundation. Click Here to Read Entire Study Lewisburg ranked 14th in the Top 100 Micropolitans as the study stated: Lewisburg is one of the few micros in the top 20 not anchored by oil and natural gas production or natural amenity-centered tourism. Roughly halfway between the growing metros of Nashville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, the small town has itself become an enticing environment for companies looking to add manufacturing facilities. The local government’s economic development group has actively advertised the micro to manufacturers, with a webpage containing information on the explicit process to receive tax incentives, the area’s workforce characteristics, and the types of manufacturers the developers are most interested in. This self-branding seems to have been successful, with nine of the micro’s 11 largest employers either coming to the area or expanding existing operations from 2012 to 2016. Such growth has resulted in strong performances across multiple index components, with positive z-scores in all but the level of per-capita personal income and the second strongest 2013-2017 average annual pay growth of any micro. Lewisburg’s impressive rise does not look to be slowing. In mid-2017, Chinese company Minth Group, an automotive parts supplier, announced plans to invest over $13 million in a new manufacturing facility in Lewisburg; the new plant will create 200 jobs.