Executive Women International Spring Conference Is April 18-20

Monday, February 25, 2013

EWI of Chattanooga announced it is hosting the international Spring Conference 2013 on April 18-20, at the historic Sheraton Read House Hotel.  All area professionals are encouraged to attend and enjoy this year’s impressive lineup of guest speakers. 

A few speakers at the conference include Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, “My Path Toward Leadership” and Lori Giovannoni, “Emotional Intelligence and Leadership, Making the Connection”.  In addition, we have Dr. June Scobee Rodgers moderating the panelists group on “The Pros and Cons of Breaking the Glass Ceiling” on Saturday morning. 

Panelists include:

Monique Prado Berke, Unum, VP, Investment Operations 

Sue Culpepper, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, director, Finance for the Future 

Dave Flessner, Times Free Press, Business editor 

Lynda Childress Hawks, Corker Properties Management, COO and corporate officer

Dana B. Perry, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C., president and managing shareholder

Kim H. White, River City Company, president/CEO

The theme of this year’s event is, “Leaders with Vision – All aboard to a positive future.” Non-members of EWI are welcome, and attendees can either purchase a full-weekend or Friday-only pass to attend Academy of Leadership.  The Academy of Leadership will qualify for five EWI Professional Development Hours with certificates available.

Officials said, "Our membership ranges from entrepreneurs to small businesses to large corporations.  We have a vast range of talented professionals in our network with a real commitment to civic responsibility.  This event provides an excellent learning and networking opportunity for professionals of all ages."

EWI of Chattanooga will celebrate its 26th year as a chapter of the international organization. The chapter has over 60 member firms.  EWI is a nonprofit that strives to connect diverse companies to promote business, enhance personal and professional development, and encourage community involvement.

The conference is open to the public. For more information, please contact EWI of Chattanooga at connections@ewichattanooga.org. One may also register for the event online at http://www.ewichattanooga.org/spring-conference


Business After Hours And Ridgeland High School Artists Reception Will Be May 12

The Walker County Chamber will host the Business After Hours and the Ridgeland High School Artists Reception – Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America celebrates the connection between Amercians and sports in our heritage. The event will be at the 6th Cavalry Museum on May 12, from 4-6 p.m. Hometown Teams captures the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, ... (click for more)

Senator David Perdue Says The Debt Crisis Is Directly Impacting The Ability To Protect The Nation

Senator David Perdue, a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, on Thursday highlighted the impact the federal debt crisis is having on the country’s ability to support the military and protect the nation.   Here are highlights: Responsibly Funding The Federal Government:  “The primary role of Congress is to responsibly fund the federal ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighter Arrested For Robbery Of Hixson Convenience Store

The Chattanooga Police Department has arrested a Chattanooga firefighter in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning. The firefighter has been identified as Steven Kyle Ratledge. Firefighter Ratledge was assigned to Station 19 in Hixson and has been with the department for approximately 3 1/2 years. Firefighter Ratledge has been placed on leave without pay as the investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In May

Back when we were kids this day’s battle cry was, “Hooray, hooray for the First of May! Outdoor swimming starts today! With temperatures in the high 80s and we dive in to a new month, our monthly walk in a garden heavy with spring time pollen looks promising … AN ORCHID for the movie “Rocky” on its 40 th anniversary: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t ... (click for more)