Walker County Chamber Calendar Of Events

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Here is the upcoming calendar of events for the Walker County Chamber of Commerce: 

Feb. 16-17: High School Survival Camp - http://www.campnewdawnga.org

Feb. 26: STAR Luncheon - Tim McGhee will speak on technology and new programs, as STAR students and teachers are honored at February Membership Luncheon 

March 2: 4th Annual Spring Banquet - http://www.thecenterforhope.org 

March 6: Ambassadors Meeting 

March 7: 2013 Chairman's Council Dinner 

March 12: Leadership Walker County - Project Leadership



BlueCross Receives Toastmasters Corporate Recognition Award

Toastmasters International recognized BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee for enhancing employee engagement through its continuing support of the Toastmasters program. BlueCross sponsors two Toastmasters clubs, where employees meet to develop and strengthen their communication and leadership skills in a supportive setting with their coworkers. The award was presented by Lark ... (click for more)

TechTown Chooses Autodesk Software For Learning Partnerships

TechTown has selected Autodesk software solutions for its educational programs. Autodesk is offering their full software suite to TechTown, so local students, educators and other organizations can experiment and create with the same software that designs buildings, smartphones, movie characters and high-performance vehicles.  “We’re thrilled about this partnership because ... (click for more)

Home In Alton Park Damaged By Fire Friday Morning

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in Alton Park Friday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around  8:30 a.m.  and responded to 4020 Highland Ave. with five fire companies. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, one of the residents of the house was concerned this his wife might still be inside. The firefighters ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Severely Injured In East Ridge Thursday Night

The East Ridge Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian being struck  at 5300 Ringgold Road on Thursday around  10 p.m. Officers arrived and found that East Ridge resident Dale Henderson had been struck by a vehicle and was suffering from severe injuries. It appears he attempted to cross Ringgold Road in front ... (click for more)

Technology: The Virtual Drug

The truth is you're probably reading this on a mobile device or your computer. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this down on a MacBook Pro. The point is technology is everywhere. It engulfs like a tsunami engulfs a village, only a few ever escape. In fact, it took me two hours to start this paper because I was so hypnotized by phone, checking my Instagram and seeing what the next ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Lesbian’s Daddy

I’ve always held the belief that things work out for the best. Oh, I’ve been in some tights where I couldn’t see the forest for the trees but, in the up-and-down life I have lived, I’ve found that God doesn’t make mistakes. If I’ll just hold on long enough, no matter how bad the circumstances, something good will happen. It always does. One of the best examples I have seen lately ... (click for more)