Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MFG Day 2015 at MCHS

Google+ Storyboard Link to MFG Day 2015 at MCHS - April 17, 2015

Students at MCHS learned about local manufacturing companies, the products they make and the path to careers to those companies. Click the link above to view a photo storyboard about the day. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hell of the South Bike Race in Lewisburg

Dr. Laray Rector Memorial Ride at Hell of the South Bike Race
today in Lewisburg, TN
The Hell of the South Bike Race in honor of Dr. Laray Rector, dentist for Lewisburg and Columbia, came to Lewisburg, TN today on April 11, 2015 bringing 200+ racers to run the course through Belfast and Spring Place. The 22 mile lap took racers through some of the prettiest country in Marshall County and local officials, volunteers and fans worked and cheered each competitor on.

Crossing the Finish Line in the First of Three Races at Hell of the South in Lewisburg, TN

Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham set to join the race.

Racers take the hill on Snake Creek Road.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Great Turnout for Chamber Business Expo

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Columbia State Community College - Lewisburg

The Marshall Co. Chamber of Commerce annual Business Expo enjoyed a great turnout of local businesses, agencies and people highlighting some of the small businesses and service agencies that help drive the local economy of Marshall County.

Executive Director Ritaanne Weaver with President Vicki Cain and an active Board of Directors have been increasing the Chamber's presence and activities over the past three years. With monthly lunch and learn sessions, weekly business coffees, a Shop Local campaign, including a local business Treasure Hunt, and events such as Mayfest on the Square along with all the daily activities in assisting small businesses, local residents and visitors to the community, the Chamber's success is showing. They have seen an increase in membership, higher turnouts to events and activities and the local sales tax rate has gone up by more than 3% each of the last two years.

The annual Business Expo is just one of the main events the Chamber's puts on each year and it too has grown with each year. The Chamber is already making plans for next year's event with more food vendors and more local businesses showcasing their products and services.