Hospital Wing Lands in McNairy
Hospital Wing (Memphis
Medical Center Air
Ambulance Service, Inc.)
has been committed for
over 21 years to
providing the highest
level of care to the
critically ill and injured for
the Mid-South and
Hospital Wing has logged
over 30,000 flight hours
and is primarily
supported at the original
Memphis, TN base with a
24/7 medical crew. In
addition, they supply an
aircraft for the Pedi-Flite
Transport Team of
Medical Center for interfacility
The company recently
announced that a facility
would be constructed at
the McNairy County
Airport and that they
would begin offering their
services to McNairy
County residents and
Local leaders were on
hand to welcome Hospital
Wing to the community.
McNairy County Mayor Jai Templeton and McNairy County Airport
Authority Board member Bob Sibley are shown one of the
Hospital Wing representative Mollie Baltimore is happy to have a
presence in McNairy County.
ADULT LEADERSHIP - COUNTY SERVICE SESSION
The Adult Leadership Class held it's 5th session on
July 7. They toured the McNairy County
Developmental Center. McNairy County
Developmental Service Center Director, Quinnie
Bell (left), gave the leadership class a tour of the
facility. Various department heads spoke
throughout the day to the leadership class about
the various services offered throughout the
USDA representative, Rhodes Platt (bottom left),
and Lafran Plunk of West Tennessee Legal
Services (bottom right) spoke to the leadership
class about services offered through their
The 2010 Adult Leadership Class members
Tracy Helmuth, McNairy Regional Alliance
Renee Moss, Buford Pusser Home/Museum
Justin Broadway, McNairy Co Health Care
Suzanne Ingle, McNairy County News
Elana Shelton, Bancorp South
Judi Mashburn, MAS Components
Andrea Downen, McNairy Co Health Care
Sandy Robinson, McNairy County
Kristie Loupe, Bank of McNairy County
Leslie Garner, Masco Bath
Henco Furniture founder, Tom Hendrix (above), spoke to the
leadership class about being a leader.
ADULT LEADERSHIP - FINAL SESSION
The Adult Leadership Class held it's 6th and
final session on July 22. They toured the
McNairy County Health Department, McNairy
Regional Hospital, Monogram Refrigeration, and
the McNairy County Airport. The leadership
class heard presentations from MRH
representatives Pollyanna Justice and Pamela
Roberts, State of Tennessee Economic &
Community Development representative
Vanessa Parker, and West Tennessee Industrial
Association representative Mike Philpot. While
at the airport, the leadership class heard a
presentation from Hospital Wing and toured the
ISR hangar and training facility.
ROCKABILLY HIGHWAY REVIVAL 2010
Despite extreme heat and humidity,
the second annual Rockabilly Highway
Revival Festival was a huge success.
The music was provided by the
legendary W.S. Holland, Phil Hummer
and The White Falcons (right), and
Jason Thomas and the Mean-Eyed Cats
As part of the day’s festivities, two
specially commissioned sculptures by
local artists, Tim Pace (bottom right)
and Bob Brooks (next page), were
dedicated. Pace and Brooks each
created a work of art that captured
different aspects of the Rockabilly era.
Pace’s work, ”Twist and Shout!”,
features a large cyclone with musical
instruments being drawn up toward a
weathered-looking Highway 45 sign.
Brooks’ piece, “Rockabilly Cats”, is a
Rockabilly period band piece.
More ROCKABILLY HIGHWAY REVIVAL
The Rockabilly Café held
it’s grand opening during
the Rockabilly Highway
Hospital Wing landed in
McNairy County and will
soon have a staffed
facility at the local airport.
Jesus Cares held it’s
ribbon cutting July 19th.
The McNairy Regional
Alliance staff, along with
local leaders and members
of the community, took
part in the grand opening.
The McNairy Regional
Alliance staff was joined
by community leaders
Tuesday, July 27, as they
welcomed Salon Elite to
the community. Salon
Elite is located at 103
South Magnolia Street in
Adamsville. For more
information call 632-
to snacks at
Learning Japanese Culture
Languages at the
with local and
McNairy County Mayor Jai
Templeton (above) welcomes
everyone to the local UT Martin
Learning Japanese Culture
Ted Moore, Executive
Director of the MRA,
Hammond, Lecturer of
Languages at the
University of Tennessee
at Martin. She spoke to
regional and local leaders
about the importance of
culture in regards to
A WORD FROM……….
McNairy Regional Alliance Executive Director Ted Moore
I want to take this opportunity to welcome Russell Ingle to the MRA team.
Russell will be a key asset to our organization. He has already hit the ground
running on several key initiatives.
Your MRA is a busy, multi-tasking operation that strives to achieve excellence
in community and economic development. We have completed the requirements
for recertification as a Three-Star community and will be recognized at the
Governor’s Economic and Community Development Conference on September
17th, 2010. McNairy County is the only community in Tennessee to be certified
for thirty consecutive years.
Despite the struggles we are facing economically, we are seeing some signs of
turnaround. We are optimistic now that Toyota has resumed construction of
their new plant in Mississippi. Suppliers are beginning to look for sites and
buildings in the region. MRA has established key relationships with state and
regional economic development organizations to position McNairy County for
successful recruiting efforts. State Economic Development professionals
recently recognized MRA for our aggressive and organized effort that is putting
McNairy County in a very strong position for success.
As we close our fiscal year, we want to thank our chamber members and
contributors for their support. Without your support, we could not carry out
programs and initiatives to improve our community. We are at a critical stage
for opportunities and need your continued support to succeed in our efforts.
Director of Chamber Programs Russell Ingle
I just want to thank the members of the McNairy Regional Alliance for your
continued support of this agency. My two months with this organization has
cemented my desire to see McNairy County rise to it’s fullest potential. I look
forward to working with county and city leaders, as well as the various local
agencies that work to benefit the community. Together we will take this county
to new heights of success. I look forward to working with you all.
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Governor Bredesen Joins U.S. Chamber in
Promoting Job Creation and Free Enterprise
‘Tennessee’s free enterprise-friendly policies have led to $4 billion in new investment,
which will lead to thousands of new jobs,’ Says Spellings
NASHVILLE, TN—Governor Phil Bredesen recently joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation (NCF)
and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the first in a regional series of roundtable discussions on the importance of
free enterprise to economic growth and job creation. During the event, the U.S. Chamber released an expanded Tennessee profile, an
addition to the Enterprising States study released in May 2010, which highlights how state and local policies play a vital role in creating
an environment needed to spur job creation and economic growth.
“Tennessee’s free enterprise-friendly policies have led to $4 billion in new investment, which will lead to thousands of new jobs,” said
Margaret Spellings, executive vice president of NCF. “The 260,000 person upswing in Tennessee's population is further proof that
people are voting with their feet and choosing Tennessee.”
Governor Bredesen welcomed the study’s expanded Tennessee profile today at the event and discussed many of the economic initiatives
outlined. “States continue to develop innovative strategies to build their workforces and expand their economic bases, even in tough
economic times, and I’m pleased this report highlights the success Tennessee and other states have had in creating these jobs,” said
Governor Phil Bredesen.
The study’s expanded Tennessee profile looks at how the state has implemented initiatives to streamline red tape and help businesses
sort through layers of government regulation. Straightforward, understandable taxes have minimized uncertainty and have provided
incentive for private sector investors. The profile also highlights how targeted investments in infrastructure projects at the state level
can create growth‐friendly environments in the state. Science- and technology-based economic development and clean tech initiatives
continue to grow throughout the state. Global exports and strategies for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tennessee have also made
significant headway. Finally, cultivating people through workforce development has allowed for continued economic growth in
Tennessee, the profile shows.
The Enterprising States study was released in May 2010 during a bipartisan summit of governors hosted at the U.S. Chamber in
Washington D.C. The study highlights six factors that drive job creation: Innovation; productivity through investments in workforce
development and training; science and technology; infrastructure; exporting; and competitive tax rates. The study found that states are
much more active than the federal government on the job creation and economic development front. While state priorities vary
considerably, there is renewed focus among states to create more favorable conditions for businesses to grow. For example, the study
found that Tennessee has utilized friendly tax incentives to lure corporate headquarters and plants. These tax incentives have helped
spur new investments in manufacturing projects and have led to the creation of thousands of jobs.
The regional roundtable series continues the Chamber’s escalation of its American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. campaign by spreading
the message about bipartisan state and local policies that have proven to help create jobs. The Chamber’s nationwide campaign, an
effort to spur the creation of 20 million jobs over the next decade, was the driving message of the governor’s discussion.
The expanded Tennessee profile is available here: http://library.uschamber.com/reports/tennesseeprofile
American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's comprehensive, multiyear campaign to support free
enterprise through national advertising; grassroots advocacy; citizen, community, and youth engagement; and research and ideas
The National Chamber Foundation (NCF), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to identifying and
fostering public debate on emerging critical issues. We provide business and government leaders with insight and resources to address
Mark Your Calendars!
August 11—WEOC Meeting at the Tennessee Technology Center
September 4 - Adamsville Main Street Music Fest. 10 am to 5
September 14-18 - McNairy County Fair
September 17 - 3 Star Award Presentation in Nashville.
September 18 - Broomcorn Festival. Selmer City Park
September 25 - Rosecreek Village Villagefest.
October 23 - Starry Night - Celebrating 30 Years of 3 Star
Excellence. More information coming soon.
October 29-30 - Haunted House at the Selmer Community
Center. 6-10 pm.
October - Bethel Springs Quilt Show and Sale and AiM
November 12 - Craft Mart at the Selmer Community Center. 1-7
November 13 - Craft Mart at the Selmer Community Center. 10
November 13 - Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Selmer starts
at 10 am.
November 27 - Country Christmas at Duncan’s Christmas Tree
Farm. Christmas Carols and Sleigh Rides.
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P.O. Box 7
Selmer, TN 38375
What Does the Alliance Do
The Chamber of Commerce and Economic
Development Commission, now the McNairy
Regional Alliance is a vital link
between business and prospective
industries which enhances survival of
local retailers. The Chamber and EDC
strives to create community pride,
growth, and to help businesses and
companies maintain a viable workforce,
customer base, and clients. Our
members and their investments, through
Chamber memberships, help to create a
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