Carroll County Chamber Notes

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Capitol Talk for Senator John Stevens at the Carroll County Civic Center on Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 731-986-4664

 “Safewise” 2021 Safest Cities

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The 2021 safest cities in Tennessee has been released by “Safewise”. Huntingdon was ranked as the twelfth safest city in Tennessee.

 Tennessee Bass Nation State Junior Championship is coming is Carroll County

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that on May 8, 2021, the Carroll County Thousand Acre Recreational Lake will host the Tennessee Bass Nation State Junior Championship.

 The tournament, which is the State Championship for juniors, is expected to bring 80 or more three-person teams from across Tennessee to Carroll County. Teams will be in town on May 7 to register for the event. Fishermen are also likely to visit during March and April to practice on the Lake.

 “I have volunteered at the high school and junior nationals for BASS for several years now and have seen first-hand the outstanding work of Carroll County to ensure the junior nationals were top notch each year. While BASS has a great crew it takes a lot of work from the local community for events to run well. I know we can trust Carroll County to help our TN Bass Nation Junior State Championship to be the best it has ever been” said David Lowrie, TN Bass Nation High School and Youth State Director.

Information taken from MTSU’s Tennessee Consumer Outlook March 2021 Report

The Psychology of Consumers

Consumer spending makes up two-thirds of the American economy. Decreases in consumer outlook that translate into reduced purchasing patterns can have significant negative effects on the economy. Conversely, increases in consumer outlook that translate into accelerated consumer spending can have significant positive effects on the economy. When consumers begin to feel comfortable about the future  of the economy and their own personal financial situation, they will increase their spending. Such spending will then help to grow the economy as manufacturers and service providers begin to produce more and retailers begin to fill jobs to meet increased consumer demand. 

 Summary of the Report

There is good news for local businesses and retailers. As the economy continues to emerge from COVID shutdowns and restrictions, consumers are increasingly optimistic that the economy will improve in the future. As the number of vaccinations increase, restrictions are lifted, and workers are hired to handle growing consumer demand, continued optimism can set the stage for future spending as consumers become more comfortable opening up their wallets and spending in ways they were not able to do so last year. However, large increases in spending might not happen for a while, until consumers have become more comfortable with an improving economy.

 Commodity Food Distributions Help Needed

  •   • We need your help with packing commodities Monday, April 12 – Thursday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. We need 5 to 7 people per day.
  •   • We also need your help distributing commodities on Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22. We expect to serve 400 Carroll County families. If you can help one day that would be greatly appreciated.

 Families from all across Carroll County will benefit from this project.

 The distribution will be at Northwest Tennessee Center located at 13355 Paris Street, Huntingdon. Please call the Chamber at 731-986-4664 to let us know if you can help.

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