Friday, March 14, 2014

Lewisburg and CKNA Featured in Trade & Industry Magazine

The CKNA Expansion Project in Lewisburg, Shelbyville and Smyrna earned the company a CiCi Award for Community Impact, according the March/April issue of Trade & Industry Magazine. You can view the digital edition of the magazine by clicking this link - CiCi Award for CKNA. The section of the magazine featuring CKNA and Lewisburg begins on page 66 and you can find an advertisement for Lewisburg on page 92.

Lewisburg Unveils 20-Year Vision Plan

Representatives from Hodgson Douglas, The Walker Collaborative and the Kennon Calhoun Workshop made the final presentation of the Lewisburg Vision Plan 2035 Thursday evening, March 13, 2014, at the Lewisburg Recreation Center before a large group of citizens and local officials.
Doris Wayne Weaver, Lynda Potts and John Murphy review
some of the Vision Plan drawings of what Lewisburg can look
like in 20 years.
The Vision Plan project has been almost nine months in the making and provides Lewisburg with a road map to smart growth in three key areas - Greenspace, Downtown and Corridors. By following an implementation matrix created to guide the process, Lewisburg can use the Vision Plan to encourage and direct smart growth principles over the next five, ten, fifteen and twenty years.

Click Here for Link to Full Vision Plan Document

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Columbia State Community College Career Day with Local Students

Students from all three high schools in Marshall County, MCHS, Forrest and Cornersville, filled the halls and classrooms of the Columbia State Community College Lewisburg campus on Wednesday, March 11 to hear and learn about careers and the paths to achieve them.
The day began with a Workforce Panel where students heard from John Hiers, HR Manager of Meiwa Industry North America, Connie Lentz, HR Generalist for Marshall Medical Center and Luke Buckley, Senior VP of First Commerce Bank. The three panelists outlined their careers, the types of employees their companies are seeking and the educational levels to succeed in their fields and companies.
For the rest of the day, the students broke into groups and toured classrooms where instructors gave presentations on computing, agriculture, physical therapy, advanced integrated industrial technology, biology and STEM.
This is the 14th year Columbia State has held its Career Day for high school students in Marshall County and it is but one way Marshall County is working to create the workforce of tomorrow, today.
Workforce Panelists - Pictured are the Workforce Panelists for the Columbia State Career Day event, from l-r, John Hiers of Meiwa Industry North America, Luke Buckley of First Commerce Bank, Connie Lentz of Marshall Medical Center and moderator, Greg Lowe of the City of Lewisburg. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lewisburg Ranked Among Top 100 Micropolitans for 2013

Site Selection Magazine has ranked Lewisburg 27th among the Top 100 Micropolitans in the Nation.
Site Selection’s New Plant Database focuses on new corporate facility projects with significant impact. It does not track retail and government projects, or schools and hospitals. New facilities and expansions included in the analyses must meet at least one of three criteria: (a) involve a capital investment of at least US$1 million, (b) create at least 50 new jobs or (c) add at least 20,000 sq. ft. (1,858 sq. m.) of new floor area. In the magazine's ranking of Top Micropolitans – cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people which cover at least one county are ranked. 
Tennessee ranked among the Top 10 States.
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