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.

Donna Christian Lowe Chosen To Emcee And Facilitate Causeway Challenge Kickoff

Donna Christian Lowe, senior vice president and COO of MSi Workforce Solutions has been chosen to be the emcee and facilitator at the Causeway Challenge Kickoff “Reclaiming Civic Engagement”. This year the Causeway Challenge is about empowering individuals to solve problems in their own communities through creative ventures.   Ms. Lowe was selected to facilitate this event ... (click for more)

Rep. DesJarlais Praises Repeal Of EPA "WOTUS" Rule

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. released the following statement, after the Trump Administration’s announcement Tuesday it would withdraw the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The Environmental Protection Agency rule, which the prior administration issued to expand federal authority over local waterways, potentially including puddles and drainage ditches, threatened ... (click for more)

City Council Approves Short Term Vacation Rental District In 7-1 Vote

The City Council on Tuesday night voted 7-1 to set up a district where short term vacation rentals will be allowed. Only Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod was opposed. Chairman Jerry Mitchell was absent. The district includes the Downtown Overlay (mainly Downtown, the North Shore, an area stretching to Missionary Ridge, and the Southside. It also includes all of Lookout Valley.  ... (click for more)

3 People Shot At Citgo On Glenwood Drive; 1 Dies; D'Kobe Jordan, 19, Arrested On Multiple Charges

Three people were shot at a convenience store in Glenwood on Monday afternoon. One later died after being rushed to the hospital.  The incident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the Citgo at 101 Glenwood Dr. Police said the teen who shot the man who died was wounded himself and went to the hospital. D'Kobe Jordan, 19,  is now facing murder charges. Chattanooga Police ... (click for more)

Improvements On The Glass Bridge

The glass bridge has been an embarrassing situation almost since the day of installation. At least two or three and usually more sections of glass have continuously been cracked. This creates fear in pedestrians and causes most to want to use the middle metal section. In addition, it has not been maintained for cleanliness.  I observed that both the front section and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: California’s Foolishness

Over the weekend Hillary Clinton, the first runner-up in the latest presidential election, tweeted, “Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this (health) bill, they're the death party.” It was also being seriously debated if the psychotic action of the gunman who shot Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was due to the repugnant rhetoric being increasingly spewed by other liberals. Great ... (click for more)