Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 20-24

Thursday, February 16, 2017
MON/20 International Business Chamber Council’s Engineer Week Kick-Off Lunch 
11:30a.m.-1p.m.
Chattanoogan Hotel Ballroom: 1201 Broad St.
Topic: Volkswagen's Future of Electric Mobility for the North American Market
$26; registration required, more information at chattanoogaengineersweek.com.
 
TUES/21 Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting
Noon-1p
Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr.
Topic: Education
$10
 
WED/22 Free Constant Contact Seminar: Build Your Marketing Toolkit
9-10:30a.
m.
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce: 811 Broad St.
This free seminar offers simple marketing strategies for small business and nonprofits. Call 763-4375 to register. 
 
THUR/23 Reality Check at Tyner Academy
9-11:30a.m.
Tyner Academy: 6836 Tyner Rd.
Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by having roleplay as heads of household with a set budget. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com.
 
THUR/23 Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting
8:15-9:30a.m.
Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.
Speaker: Rich Mozingo, Chattanooga Lookouts
$10
 
THUR/23 Getting Unstuck
11a-noon
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St.
What have you been putting off? Your personal health? Taking more courageous action steps for your business? Both? This workshop teaches you a positive and sensible way to get unstuck. Leave with an action plan. Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/unstuck.


Alexander Says Bipartisan Bill Will Help Stabilize Individual Health Insurance Market, Then Lower Premiums

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander announced on Tuesday he and Senator Patty Murray (R-Wa.) have reached a short-term deal to offer bipartisan legislation to stabilize the individual health insurance market and begin to lower the costs of premiums, so all Americans have access to health insurance. “Our legislation is based on the four bipartisan hearings and ... (click for more)

Richard P. McKenney Joins U.S. Bancorp Board Of Directors

U.S. Bancorp announced Tuesday its Board of Directors has elected Richard P. McKenney as a director of the company, effective immediately.   Mr. McKenney, 48, is the president and chief executive officer of Chattanooga based Unum Group, a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the workplace, including disability, life, dental, and voluntary benefits.  ... (click for more)

State Comptroller Says More Control Over Spending Needed At CVB

The state Comptroller’s Office is recommending the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) board of directors take steps to adopt detailed policies concerning how the CVB spends its money.   The Comptroller’s Office has completed a review of Hamilton County’s hotel/motel taxes which are all forwarded to the CVB. The annual report is required by Public Chapter ... (click for more)

County Commission Votes 7-2 For Rezoning For C&D Landfill At Harrison

The County Commission on Wednesday voted 7-2 to approve rezoning for a Construction and Debris landfill at Harrison.  Voting in favor were Greg Beck, Warren Mackey, Sabrena Smedley, Greg Martin, Tim Boyd, Randy Fairbanks and Jim Fields.   Opposed were Chester Bankston and Joe Graham.  Commissioner Boyd said it was just the first step in permitting for ... (click for more)

Vote No On The Rezoning For A New Landfill In Harrison - And Response (3)

County Commissioners, please consider the following facts when voting on the rezoning request for a new privately-owned C&D landfill in Harrison.  Use of this property for a landfill has been rejected by the county three times in the past (1971, 1984 and 2007).  In 1971 and 2007 the County Commissioners unanimously rejected the proposal.  In 1984 the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Mom Don’t Have…I Do’

It’s hard to know what goes through the mind of a five-year-old, particularly one who watches her mom go in and out of jail due to drug addiction. But little Sunshine Oelfke is obviously being raised right by her grandmother because the other morning, the five-year-old came into the kitchen before leaving for kindergarten with a baggie full of coins from her piggy bank. “I asked ... (click for more)