Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lewisburg Recreation Center Officially Opens New Pool

Lewisburg Recreation Center Director Cary Whitesell welcomes
everyone to the official ribbon cutting for the new pool and water slide
The Lewisburg Recreation Center held its official ribbon cutting for the New Pool and Water Slide on Thursday, May 21, 2015 hosting local officials from the city and county, representatives from the firms involved in renovating the pool, members of the Recreation Center staff, and many visitors and volunteers.
Mayor Jim Bingham makes the first donation to Team Brandon
and walks away with a Comfort Research Pool Petz Dolphin.
The Grand Opening will be Saturday, May 23, 2015 where the public will be welcome to come and enjoy the new facilities. Local industry, Comfort Research, has donated their locally manufactured pool noodles and pool petz for the first new swimmers. For a $10 donation to Team Brandon, a fundraiser for local student and lifeguard, Brandon Bradley, who is about to undergo his second round battle with Leukemia. Comfort Research makes the pool noodles, Southern Carton of Lewisburg provides the packing boxes and Lewisburg Printing provides the packaging printing to make this donation a true local industry effort.
To break in the new water slide, City Manager Randall Dunn, Public Works Director Buck Beard and City Councilman Trigg Cathey each took a turn coming down the water slide.

For 62 years, the outdoor swimming pool has been providing family fun summer after summer; and thanks to the new renovation and water slide, many more generations of Lewisburg and Marshall County families will have a place to enjoy for many, many summers to come.
Miss Lewisburg Courtney Neill and Miss Marshall County Hannah Haynes holds a couple of Pool Petz from Comfort Research next to the brand new Water Slide.

Monday, May 18, 2015

CKNA Celebrates LEAP Grant for Four Counties

Training the future workforce is the goal of industry and the communities in which they reside. Thanks to an initiative by Gov. Bill Haslam, a partnership between local industries, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville, the South Central Development District and four counties - Bedford, Franklin, Lincoln and Marshall - is expanding workforce training facilities and programs in the region.
Gov. Bill Haslam introduced the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) grant earlier this year and regions across the state competed for up to $1M in funding to develop and implement workforce development training. The South Central Development District brought together the TCAT-Shelbyville leadership and local leaders from the four counties in the region to create TCAT facilities in each county that would provide Industrial Maintenance Technology training through TCAT-Shelbyville.
Calsonic Kansei North America stepped up to be the top contributor to this project with a donation of $50,000 to help develop the training facilities in each of the four counties.
In a ceremony on Monday, May 18 at their headquarters in Shelbyville, CKNA officially made their financial donation to the project in front of the CKNA leadership and local officials from each of the four counties.
For Marshall County, this will mean that a TCAT-Shelbyville facility will be created in the city-owned building at 218 West Commerce, just off the Lewisburg Square. Starting in September, students will be given the opportunity to take 24-month training at the Lewisburg facility to become certified in Industrial Maintenance - a much-needed skill for several of the local industries in Marshall and surrounding counties.
"There is no greater industrial partner to this community than CKNA," said Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham. "Time and again, CKNA has demonstrated its commitment to Lewisburg and Marshall County by investing in community and workforce development projects that will to not only ensure their continued success, but will also insure the continued growth and prosperity of Lewisburg and Marshall County."
CKNA CEO Shingo Yamamoto thanks everyone at the Ceremony for their support of the LEAP Grant
CKNA CEO Shingo Yamamoto, Sr. VP Mike Layne and COO Eric Huch welcomed several special guests to the ceremony Monday morning including Sen. Jim Tracy and Rep. Pat Marsh, all mayors from each county and representatives of the education and training community in the region.

CKNA COO Eric Huch talks about the importance of workforce development in the region. 
"We need to develop a pipeline of good, skilled employees in order for us to continue to compete in the global market," said COO Eric Huch. "We appreciate the opportunity to assist in this project that will not only develop that pipeline for CKNA but for all the other industries in the region."
Along with CKNA's donation to the grant, Lewisburg industries Berry Plastics, Nichirin and Walker Die Casting committed funding or equipment to develop the training facility in Lewisburg.
Renovation on the facility in Lewisburg is currently underway with plans to begin training this September. More details on how to enter the Industrial Maintenance training program will be released in the next few weeks.

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.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Job Fair in Lewisburg March 24 and the City Of Lewisburg Economic Development is announcing the Jobs4TN Hiring Event Lewisburg. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) at Lewisburg Recreation Center located at 1551 Mooresville Hwy, Lewisburg. A variety of job opportunities with all levels of skill requirements will be available at this event.

More than 18 employers are set to participate including R. E. West Transportation, CalsonicKansei North America Inc., Maury County Public Schools, and Walmart Distribution Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé and dress professionally. For more information please contact Debbie Mullins at (615) 898-8041.

To view available jobs in your area, visit Jobs4TN Online that has more than 90,000 Tennessee jobs listed daily

WHAT:             Jobs4TN Hiring Event Lewisburg
WHEN:            Tuesday, March 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
WHERE: Lewisburg Recreation Center
                       1551 Mooresville Hwy
                       Lewisburg, TN 37091
Some Participating Organizations
R. E. West Transportation
Talos Engineered Products
National Pen Company
CalsonicKansei North America Inc.
Maury County Public Schools
Complete Care Choice
IBEX Global
Rogers Group Inc.
Walmart Distribution Center