News letter from Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce booth opening day at the Union County Farmers Market.

It’s been a long time…
It has been entirely too long since our last newsletter, and for that we apologize. Starting this month, please look forward to this newsletter arriving in your email boxes monthly. This newsletter will serve as our primary method of communication with you, our Chamber members. And without further ado...

Welcome our newest members!
During the month of April we had three new members:
DRS Electric, LCC ( )
Air Med Care Network ( )
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
Please show our new members some love by visiting their websites and businesses.

Upcoming Events!
If you would like to add an event to our events calendar, please call or email us.
May 2017
Union County Farmer’s Market: Every Saturday in Wilson Park from 9am- noon
05/13 - Union County Vendor Mall Anniversary Extravaganza: 155-A Durham Drive., Maynardville, TN 37807 from 9am - 3PM
05/16 - Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting: Atlantic Capital Bank (formerly FSG Bank), 2905 Maynardville Hwy., Maynardville, TN 37807 at noon
05/20 - Healthy Kids’ Day: Maynardville Public Library, 296 Main St., Maynardville 37807 from 9am - 1pm
05/20 - Annual Luttrell Volunteer Fire Department Fun Festival & Fundraiser: Plainview Community Center, 1037 Tazewell Pike, Luttrell, TN 37779, from 9am - 6pm
June 2017
06/10 - Plainview Festival: Plainview Community Center, 1037 Tazewell Pike, Luttrell, TN 37779, from 6pm - dark
06/24 & 06/25 - Oakes Daylily Bloom Festival: 8153 Monday Rd, Corryton, TN 37721

Thank you!
Thank you to all our Chamber members, all the elected officials in Union County, business owners, and residents in Union County. Thank you for your assistance and patience. We are here to serve you & we will continue to work hard for all of you. If we can be of any assistance, please contact us.


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