Weakley County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Reception Announces Weakley County Leadership 2024 Class Members


Shannon Taylor, Associate Editor

The Weakley County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Reception, held at the Elks Lodge in Dresden Dec. 7 had an amazing turnout of people in attendance with over 100 people from the community attending the event.

The event was sponsored by Weakley County Municipal Electric Company, Wendall Alexander Realty, Brian & Camille Legons, City of Gleason, James Motor Company—Jonathan James, Gleason Lumber & Southern Supply Co., Inc., Simply Southern, Sound Design, RaeKar/C & B Linen, Bank of Gleason and Gleason City Drug.

Numerous door prizes were drawn during the ceremony which included four $25 gift cards from E.W. James, one $25 gift card from Shoe Shack Warehouse, seven flower arrangements and a gift bag from Gleason Flower Market & Gifts, a Golf bag with multiple swag items from Volunteer Distributing Company, a gift basket from RaeKar/C & B Linen, a $50 gift card from the Bank of Gleason, a gift basket and two baskets of sweet potatoes from Gleason Mayor Charles Anderson, three umbrellas from West Tennessee Public Utility District, a gift basket from Servall and a gift basket from UT Martin.

The Chamber also announced the 2024 Weakley County Leadership Class of 2024 members:

Claire Rich: Simmons Bank

Lisa McClure: Stanley Black and Decker

Haley Featherston: Greenfield City Hall

Chris Alexander: West TN Medical Group

Heath Hester: Stanley Black and Decker

Bryan Chandler: City of Dresden Police Dept.

Leigha Fishburn: Weakley County Prevention Coalition

Caleb Shumake: Cowart Reese Sargent CPA

Bethany Brock: Northwest TN Development District

Krystle Smith: Weakley County Dept. of Education

Shannon Taylor: The Martin Post

Lexi Johnson: First Citizens National Bank

Madison Endres: West TN Public Utility District

Cayce Wainscott: Simmons Bank

Candice McCloud: UTM

Courtney Roberts: UTM

Amanda Crice: Martin First United Methodist Church

Shana Bradley: Weakley County Property Assessor’s Office

Tessa Kyle: TN Dept. of Economic & Community Dev.

Heidi Busch: UTM

Class members will start January 4, 2024. Chamber Director Barbara Virgin stated, “Members will share a network experience with unique individuals who will shape the future of Weakley County. We will learn the importance of T.E.A.M. work, regionally and countywide.”

The Chamber Christmas reception was a wonderful event for all those in attendance. “Thanks to the City of Gleason Chamber Members for hosting such a fun 2023 Chamber Christmas Reception at the Dresden Elks Lodge. We had over 100 in attendance from our membership, community partners, and the 2024 Leadership Weakley County Class. Also, special thanks to our Chamber Staff Barbara Virgin and Angie Lassiter for planning, coordinating, and decorating the venue. It’s great to live and work in Weakley County and that was on display Thursday night,” CEO Justin Crice stated.


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