Wednesday, May 27, 2020

MarCo Microgrant Award Recipients for Round One - Round Two Open until June 10

The MarCo Microgrant was created to assist small businesses @marshallcotn impacted by Covid-19. With donations from TVA grant and donations from local firms such as CB&S Bank, First Commerce Bank, Meiwa Industry and Apex Bank, 14 small businesses received a grant of $1,000. The Young Professionals of Marshall County housed the fund and collected the donations along with the Marshall Co. JECDB and Lewisburg ECD. Round Two has been released and is open until June 10. Apply Online here

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Lewisburg Parks & Recreation Reopening Guidelines

The citizens of Lewisburg are urged to continue limiting activity and staying at home as much as possible to preserve and build on the health progress we’ve made.  Social and recreational gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited.  This includes but is not limited to festivals, fairs, parades, youth and adult sporting events, and overnight summer youth camps. Furthermore, recreational gathering venues must remain closed to the public as well.

With this being said, the City of Lewisburg Parks and Recreation Department will cautiously be opening different areas of the department.   Effective May 4, 2020 the Lewisburg Recreation Center’s Ewell Butler Golf Course will reopen to the public.  Business will be conducted through the back window at the Pro-shop and no one shall enter the facility.  There will be strict rules and guidelines that must be followed. 

All outside amenities will be open excluding playgrounds.  According to Governor Lee's Executive Order #30, social gatherings of 10 or more remain prohibited.  Since there is no way for the department to monitor all playgrounds within the City, they will remain closed until further notice.  However, all outside walking trails and green space, New Lake, tennis courts, and golf course will be open. While pavilions are open to the public, gatherings of 10 or more are prohibited.

Effective May 11, 2020 the Lewisburg Recreation Center will reopen its Fitness Room and Indoor Walking Track on a limited basis and modified schedule to ensure that staffing is sufficient and to enable enhanced sanitization and cleaning measures.  There will be customer screenings  for illness upon entry to the facility.  The number of customers at one time, workout lengths, and the use of equipment will be limited and strictly enforced.  All showers and locker rooms will remain closed.  Water fountains and common areas are temporarily closed.  Customers are responsible for bringing their own water and encouraged to bring a small gym bag at this time.  We recommend that all customers wear a face covering.

Areas of the Department that will remain closed according to Tennessee's  Executive Order # 30 include all swimming pools, hot tubs, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and other places where formal and informal group or team sports may occur.   This Executive Order remains in effect until May 29, 2020 or until this Order is amended with additional guidelines.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Healthy Business Certification

On behalf of the Tennessee Chamber, we are committed to helping businesses during this critical time and have put together an opportunity for your business and employees, in a variety of sectors both essential and non-essential, to learn in detail about combined federally recognized resources and best practices to ensure a healthy and disease free workplace. Completion of the 3 hour Tennessee Chamber Healthy Business Certification will be offered online and is designed for any worker that wants to acquire knowledge on workplace health and pandemic response. 

This intensive training will review OSHA regulations, CDC and WHO recommendations for operating during a pandemic. Training will include the development of a customized Infectious Disease Prevention Control Plan for your facility or business. This plan is crucial to demonstrate and document your efforts to maintain a healthy and disease free workplace. The training is for essential and non-essential business.

Manufacturers, Warehousing & Distribution:

Retailers, Service Industry, including Restaurants:

Small Business:
**Attendance is limited- Register Today!
Additional classes TBD.
Registration fee for the 3 hour training course is $199 for Members /
$299 Non Members.

Not currently a member? Contact Jim Skelton for more information on a special, bundled rate including one free certification course.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Talos Engineered Products Protecting and Appreciating Their Workforce

Lewisburg, TN, April 05, 2020 --( Talos Engineered Products announced today they
have increased COVID-19 countermeasures and giving an additional $200 a week to their
manufacturing team out of appreciation during these difficult times. Talos Engineered Products
is a unique company who's purpose is to show businesses how they can improve lives and love
others. As a result, Talos is taking the lead and implementing the following countermeasures.
Talos will temperature test every employee and visitor to their facility. Anyone exceeding the
threshold of 99.5 will not be allowed into the Talos site. The Talos Leadership Team has already
instituted a dedicated sanitizing service, eliminated non-essential supplier/vendor visits,
established social distancing protocols, and has moved most office personnel to a work from
home status.

At Talos, the employee and their family are considered to be Talos' most important asset.
Supporting this belief is the above mentioned Talos announcement that they are giving $200
per week to each employee who is working in the facility during these difficult times. Talos is
excited to help their team, and their team member's family during the COVID-19 challenges.

Friday, March 27, 2020

PPE Assistance - Can Your Company Help?

How You Can Help
Everyone has the power to help in some way during the COVID-19 outbreak, and manufacturers across the country are doing just that. I'm sending you this message to ask if you would consider joining these companies in producing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) items that are now in short supply. Please consider reviewing your production capabilities for producing items that the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence has identified as critical in the fight against COVID-19:

SUPPLIES: Hand Sanitizer

PPE: N95 Respirators, Surgical Face Masks, Goggles / Masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR/CAPR), Examination Gloves, Gowns, Face Shields (Full Face Protection / FFP)

MEDICAL SUPPLIES: Nasal Cannulas, Catheters, Flow-Splitters for Oxygen Supply, Thorpe Tube Flowmeter, Oxygen Masks, Venturi Masks (High Flow)

DEVICES: Negative Pressure Rooms, Non-Contact Thermometers, Ventilator Machines, Hospital Beds, Oxygen Concentrators, Pulse Oximeters, Non-Heated Humidifier (aka Cool-Mist), Laryngoscopes, Infusion Pumps

Shortages of necessary PPE and medical devices will continue to pose a significant problem for health care workers and patients around the globe. Anyone with production capabilities should carefully consider the manufacture of known designs and development of new designs for the items listed above.

If you can help in this effort, I ask that you fill out the COVID-19 Critical Supplies Survey. Your response to this survey will be submitted the U.S. Department of Commerce through NIST-MEP for the purpose of connecting your company to entities responsible for procuring COVID-19 critical supply shortage materials.  Your response will also be submitted the State of Tennessee COVID-19 Unified Command team as a Tennessee company interested in helping to address the shortages.
To ensure you are ready to proceed or to just learn more, please visit the UT CIS website.

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like assistance.
Dwaine Raper
Director, Tennessee Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Phone: (423) 741-4898

Marshall County Covid-19 Resources Page

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