Thursday, March 19, 2009

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Re-Use Event Coming April 25

Everyone has stuff – in their home, their garage, that outbuilding around back – that they need to get rid of but just don’t for one reason or another.
Take a look around your house and think about items you would like to get rid of and mark your calendar for April 25, 2009. That is when the annual Hazardous Household Waste Day event will return to Marshall County; and this year, it will be joined by the Neighbors Helping Neighbors – a Re-Use Event.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is an idea that came from the Lewisburg Rotary Club and has spread to include Goodwill and Marshall County Solid Waste. The idea is simple – allow people to get rid of items they no longer want or need but is still in good enough condition that it can be used by someone else. There are people right here in the community who need certain items to improve their quality of life and you might just have what they are looking for tucked away in the corner of your closet or garage taking up space.
If that is true, get those items together and get ready to bring them to the Goodwill parking lot in The Acres Shopping Center on April 24 from 2-6 p.m. or on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Those items will be collected in the side parking lot at Goodwill and sorted for anyone who wants or needs them to come and get them, free of charge. This is not a yard sale. This is a Neighbors Helping Neighbors – Re-Use event.
And the beautiful part is that any items not taken by someone who needs them will be taken by Goodwill for use in their stores; and any items that cannot be accepted at the Neighbors Helping Neighbors event can either be taken to the Hazardous Household Waste event that will be held the same day in the parking lot behind Lewisburg Jewelry in The Acres Shopping Center. If you can’t get rid of your stuff there, then the Convenience Center in Belfast is less than two miles away. Think of it - a day in which all that clutter in your house or garage can be gone with just a short drive to The Acres Shopping Center. And better yet, you will know that your items will benefit someone who can really use it right now. It’s a win-win.
Let’s clean up Marshall County and be a good friend and neighbor in the process.

When: Saturday, April 25, 2009 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: The Acres Parking Lot next to Goodwill Store
What: Accepting items to be given away to those who can use them

RE-USE Items accepted:
Fri., April 24 2-6p.m. & Sat., April 25 8-10 a.m.
Free standing appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves) in good working order, small and portable appliances in good working order, Household furniture, including items for the bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen, kitchen utensils, silverware, dishes, cookware, Yard and garden tools; power tools in working order with all parts, sheets, towels, curtains, bathroom accessories, rugs, baby furniture and accessories, medical aids, etc. Transportation service for larger items may be available.
Items not accepted at the Re-Use Event may be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste Event, Goodwill or one of the four Convenience Centers around Marshall County
For more information, Contact – Morgan Thomas (931) 359-0547
Sponsored by Lewisburg Rotary Club, Goodwill & Marshall Co. Solid Waste

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lewisburg Selected as one of Top Micropolitan Areas of 2008

Lewisburg was recently announced as tied for 65th of the Top Micropolitan Areas, according to the Conway Data New Plant Database, the official corporate facility tracking service of Site Selection magazine.
The ranking puts Lewisburg in the Top 100 out of nearly 700 micropolitan areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Bureau, a micro area is a largely rural economy that includes a city of at least 10,000 people but less than 50,000 and covers at least one county. Of the 3,141 counties in the U.S., 694 are classified as micro areas and account for about 10 percent of America's population.
Statesville-Mooresville, about a 40-minute drive north of Charlotte, North Carolina, has been ranked first or second by Site Selection every year but one since 1999 –an indication of the area's long-term economic strength. Tupelo, Miss., tied for second with Daphne-Fairhope, Ala., which each recorded 12 projects in 2008. Ottawa-Streator, Ill., and Batavia, N.Y., tied for fourth with 11 each, while Wooster, Ohio, finished sixth with 10.
Rounding out the top 10 micropolitans were last year's winner, Lexington-Thomasville, N.C., and Ashtabula, Ohio, which each tallied nine deals, followed by Wapakoneta, Ohio, with eight, and Adrian, Mich., and Lincolnton, N.C., with seven each.
Lewisburg’s projects with U.S. Tank and Cryogenics and Autom Church Supply tied it for 65th in the rankings along with Brownsville, TN. Columbia and Tullahoma tied for 41st each with 3 projects as Lawrenceburg and Dyersburg each tied for 26th with 4 projects.
Site Selection Online – The magazine of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Area Economic Development.