Southside Council To Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Southside Council will host a town hall forum featuring a moderated panel discussion with elected officials at its monthly meeting on Thursday. Members of the general public are invited to attend.

The event will take place from 12-1 p.m. at the Southside Recreation Center, which is at 1151 W. 40 St.

Participants will include Chattanooga City Councilmen Chip Henderson and Moses Freeman, who represent Districts 1 and 2, respectively. The forum moderator will be Rob Bradham, vice president of public strategies for the Chattanooga Chamber.

Community members may submit questions prior to the event via the council’s Facebook page or by email to amy@rockruby.com.

“The Southside Council believes the engagement and cooperation of elected officials who represent our area is essential to the positive development of the Chattanooga community and the overall success of our area businesses,” said Rebecca Little, president of the Southside Council. “This forum will serve as an opportunity to interface with local decision-makers to inform them about needs in our communities, as well as to gain firsthand knowledge about their plans for the Chattanooga area.” 

The Southside Council is one of the longest-established and most diverse business networks of the Chattanooga Chamber. Meetings take place the first Thursday of each month at the Southside Recreation Center. Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking. Admission is $10 and lunch is included.

To learn more about this meeting or the Southside Council, contact Amy K. Martin at 423 987-6876 or amy@rockruby.com.


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