Walker County Chamber Calendar Of Events

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Here is the upcoming calendar of events from the Walker County Chamber of Commerce:

Sept. 5: Ambassador Committee Meeting

Sept. 10: Leadership Retreat 

Sept. 13: Executive Board Meeting

Sept. 14: Membership Appreciation

Sept. 24 & 25: Board Retreat

Sept. 27: First Volunteer Bank Ribbon Cutting

Sept. 28: Best of Walker Voting Ends

Oct. 3: Ambassador Committee Meeting

Oct. 3: Tourism Committee Meeting

Oct. 11: Executive Board Meeting

Oct. 16: Leadership Walker County


Chattanooga Chamber Holds Open House Thursday

The Chattanooga Chamber’s Open House on Thursday will engage chamber members with a tabletop EXPO, tours of the Chamber offices, and a farewell celebration for outgoing Chamber CEO Ron Harr. With more than 700 attendees last year, the Chamber expects a large turnout from the business community. The open house will be from   4-6 p.m.   with a reception from ... (click for more)

Haslam Receives Employment First Task Force Report

Governor Bill Haslam announced the completion of the Employment First Task Force report that outlines the steps the task force will take to expand integrated, competitive employment for people with disabilities as well as progress the group has already made. Formed last year when the governor signed Executive Order No. 28, the task force is comprised of state agencies, families, ... (click for more)

EPB Says "Close To A Wash" On City Street Light Billing

EPB President Harold DePriest denied Wednesday that EPB owes the city over $1 million on street light billing. He stated,  “EPB has never said that we owe the city $1.2 million. When all the facts are taken into account, the financial difference is close to a wash.” Mr. DePriest said, "I regret that this complicated issue has been oversimplified in some reports. As we’ve ... (click for more)

New Red Bank Zoning Ordinance Is Ready For Review

The new Red Bank zoning ordinance is ready for review, City Manager Randall Smith said Tuesday night. It can be seen on www.redbanktn.gov and the link to zoning regulations. The new ordinance will replace one that was created 30 years ago.    The plan will encompass both residential and commercial development and is intended to direct ... (click for more)

Why So Much For A Rail Study? - And Response

From the things that make you go hmm department. Ok, so the feds are giving us $400k and the city is kicking in another $300k for a total of $700k to do a study on having in town rail service. Why so much for a study? Don't get me wrong, I'm totally down with Chattanooga having some passenger trains running around. I get that. It's awesome. We've needed it for a long time. I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Aunt Martha

During my first year at Ole Miss, I was so distracted by the stunning coeds on campus that I paid too much attention to the wrong kind of figures. I ended up flubbing a math class, which at the time was most serious and potentially deadly for an American boy. It meant I didn't have enough credit hours to avoid the draft and in almost no time I got a red, gut-retching postcard that ... (click for more)