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.


Westin Awarded The Only AAA Four Diamond Rating In Chattanooga

The Westin Chattanooga announced that it received AAA Four Diamond rating in May, making it the only hotel in Chattanooga to earn this designation. AAA admits less than seven percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected and Approved hotels across the United States onto its Four Diamond list.   According to AAA’s website, a Four Diamond hotel rating signifies a hotel ... (click for more)

25 Members Of Chattanooga Police Department Receive Damages In Settlement

25 veteran members of the Chattanooga Police Department on Friday received damages totaling $779,549.50 from the City of Chattanooga.  These officers were awarded nearly $500,000 following a jury verdict in their favor in August, 2017.  In April, the City Council voted to approve this final settlement.  As a result, the city will dismiss their appeal. ... (click for more)

Man And Woman Killed In Sunday Morning Murder/Suicide At Hixson Gas Station

A man and a woman were killed in a Sunday morning murder/homicide at a gas station in Hixson. The shooting was shortly after 10 a.m. at a Shell station at Hixson Pike and Brookaire.  Upon arrival, police located Kimberly Phillips, 48, lying in the parking lot from an apparent gunshot wound.  Also in the same parking lot, officers located Frederick Tragresser, 47, ... (click for more)

$2,060,705 Tennessee Cash Jackpot Won In South Pittsburg Friday Night

A Tennessee Cash player in South Pittsburg won a near-record jackpot of $2,060,705 on  Friday  night. A Knoxville Powerball player won $50,000  Saturday  night by matching four of the five white numbers drawn plus the red Powerball. No information is available about the winners until the prizes are claimed. The  $315.3 million ... (click for more)

Brown V. Board (1954) 64 Years Late: Our Schools At A Crossroads

May 17, 1954 is a date forever etched upon the annals of American history because on that pivotal day the Supreme Court would affirm in the decision of Brown v. Board (1954). “We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” This ruling overturned the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Words For The Ages

I was probably one of few people in the entire world who didn’t get caught up in the Royal Marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this weekend. I got over having any semblance of ‘pomp and circumstance’ a long time ago and, as a rule, studiously avoid those apt to ‘put on airs and graces.’ By ignoring the magnificent occasion, I made a big mistake and today it is with delight ... (click for more)