International Business Council To Highlight Immigration At Nov. 21 Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council will highlight immigration as it relates to employment and family issues at its monthly program on Nov. 21. 

The program, sponsored by BB&T Corporation, will take place from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Chattanooga Chamber Board Room, at 811 Broad St. 

Keynote speakers will include Martin Lester, co-owner of Southern Star Immigration, P.A., Andrea Cribben, owner of Olivencia & Cribben Law Office and Carlos Calderin, co-owner of Calderin & Olivia, P.A. They will highlight immigration issues focusing on:

Immigration tools that help foreign nationals seek permission to create or purchase businesses in the U.S.
Immigration alternatives for immediate family members of immigrant workers who wish to extend their stay in the U.S.
Immigration alternatives for immediate family members of immigrant workers who wish to extend their stay in the U.S.
 

“Chattanooga is now a global city, attracting investment from many countries and providing its goods and services around the world,” said Nasera Souidi, president of the IBC. “But we can’t be a player on the global stage unless foreign businesses can move their employees here and local businesses can recruit and hire the best talent available. This panel will help our members and the public gain the knowledge they need to know to compete on the global level.” 

Members of the general public are invited to this meeting. Entry is $10. Contact Ivette Rios to RSVP at irios@tsbdc.org or 756-8668.


Birmingham’s Good People Brewing To Expand Into Central Tennessee

Good People Brewing Company in Alabama, announced it will begin selling its selection of beers in central Tennessee. Partnering with Hand Family Companies, the Birmingham-based brewery will expand into Chattanooga, Clarksville and Cookeville.  “We’ve got a lot of love for Tennessee at Good People,” said Michael Sellers, who cofounded Good People in 2008 with his friend ... (click for more)

American Advertising Award Winners To Be Honored Feb. 20

The Chattanooga market’s best in advertising, as chosen by the AAF Chattanooga panel of judges, will be honored Saturday, Feb. 20 at The Camp House at the AAF Chattanooga American Advertising Awards celebration. The event recognizes and showcases the area’s "outstanding advertising creative work" for the previous year. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and passed ... (click for more)

Underground Fire Closes Several Downtown Streets

An underground fire closed several downtown streets late Saturday afternoon. At approximately 5:20 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a man-hole at the corner of Chestnut Street and W. 8th Street. When fire companies arrived on the scene, they found black smoke coming from an underground electrical service line. The man-hole cover had been ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16 year old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote ‘No’ On Vouchers

I fully believe that public education in Hamilton County is the single most important opportunity that challenges us today. Over the weekend the new website for the ‘Chattanooga 2.0’ initiative went up and every parent who has a child in our public system should make it “required reading.” You can find it at www.chatt2.org. Please sign up for updates because a lot of us need to ... (click for more)