Veterans Day – Did You Know?

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Continue reading

Volunteer Time is in the Air


School is back in session and fall is almost in the air. That means more time for volunteer activities for many in our area. Listed below are some of the volunteer activities that we encourage you to consider: Continue reading

Grant Funds Awarded to the CBI


We’re excited! The CBI has been awarded grant funds by the Launch Tennessee Creative Communities Grants program. The Creative Communities Grant initiative was created to connect rural and underserved populations with entrepreneurial education, tools and resources. The funds will be used for a number of programs by the end of the grant period, June 30th, 2017. Continue reading

Helping Veteran Dreams Come True


Memorial Day, a time to honor all vets. Did you know that Cumberland County has one of the highest concentration of veterans in the 95 counties of Tennessee? Continue reading