Chattanooga Technology Council To Hold CIO Auction For Charity On Thursday

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Chattanooga Technology Council is having an auction to benefit STEM School and Innovation HUB. Nine local chief information officers from high profile companies have agreed to sell their time to the highest bidder. Individuals or companies who could benefit from a professional engagement with a CIO are encouraged to attend this event. 

The auction will be held at Loose Cannon Gallery, 1800 Rossville Ave., on Thursday at 6 p.m. Tables of eight are $1,000, or individual tickets are $150.

Ronna-Renee Jackson is the interim executive director of the Chattanooga Technology Council. She says the event is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community, while at the same time offering a unique opportunity for business professionals to network with a high-profile CIO.

“The CIO Auction is a new event that the Tech Council hopes will provide much needed funds for the Council to bring additional high quality programs to Chattanooga and benefit the STEM School and Innovation HUB,” said Ms. Jackson.  “No organization in town has, to my knowledge, done this type of event so we are both excited and anxious about how it will turn out.”

Ticket holders will have the opportunity to bid on the following CIO’s: Nick Coussoule - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) Mark Keil - City of Chattanooga David Johnson - Electric Power Board (EPB) Laurene Vamprine - Erlanger Kristi Montgomery - Kenco Management Services Partha Mukherjee - Krystal Company Terry Leonard - Life Care Centers of America (LCCA) Sydney Crisp - UNUM Thomas Hoover - The University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC).

Call Jennifer Walker at 423 826-8700 to reserve a table.


Chattanooga Business Calendar Dec. 27-Jan. 3

Here is the Chattanooga Business Calendar for Dec. 27-Jan. 3.  FR/2 Ribbon Cutting for Chattanooga Goodwill Industries 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Chattanooga Goodwill Industries: 5082 South Terrace Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting at Chattanooga Goodwill Industries. (click for more)

Ronald Walter Sworn In As TVA Board Member

Ronald Walter, of Memphis,  on Tuesday  became a member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, taking the oath of office in a ceremony in Memphis. His term expires  May 18, 2019 . Mr. Walter, nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 9, was sworn in by Judge Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ... (click for more)

3 Members Of Family Suffer Minor Injuries In Propane Gas Explosion At House In Hixson

Three members of a family were injured in a propane gas explosion at a house in Hixson on Sunday afternoon. At 2:45 p.m. , neighbors living on Crabtree Road heard a loud explosion.  A 911 call was made by the homeowner reporting a gas explosion at 1714 Crabtree Road. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived reporting heavy smoke. Firefighters ... (click for more)

Police Say Hixson Woman In Body Armor Fires At 2 Vehicles; Points Gun At Motorists, Officer

Police said a woman dressed in body armor was finally taken into custody on Friday afternoon after she fired at two vehicles and pointed her gun at other motorists as well as a police officer. At approximately 3:52 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 1300 Cloverdale Dr. for shots fired. O fficers located two victims who said they were at a stop sign when ... (click for more)

Our Government Is Not Broken

A recent Fox News poll indicated two thirds of Americans think their government is broken. That's not good for America because in reality our form and system of government has generally worked very well. Even recently, our system of government has produced some very good results.   Consider some of the following:  1. Winding down long expensive wars in Afghanistan ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Silliness And Wisdom

Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is a noted astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s Museum of Natural History, wandered into “a black hole” or sorts on Christmas Day when he sent some clever tweets that caused quite a ruckus. He has about 2.8 million followers so how do you think the first one went over? “QUESTION: This year, what do all the world’s Muslims and ... (click for more)