Surety Bonding Workshop Set For Aug. 27

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Urban League Entrepreneurship Center will hold a free Surety Bonding workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Urban League Office, 730 East M. L. King Blvd. 

The Urban League Entrepreneurship Center is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the city of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Tennessee Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise.   The purpose of the workshop is to provide information to construction contractors and other type business owners who periodically have to meet surety bonding requirements in order to participate on larger size jobs.   

"Today many small and minority contractors and business owners are challenged with securing surety bonds for a variety of reasons such as previous job size experience, net worth, available financing, etc.," said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.  "In addition to an explanation regarding SBA’s 90 Percent Guaranty Program, we will have some surety bonding agents available to answer questions regarding their underwriting requirements and what local contractors can do to meet those requirements.   This is especially important considering the city of Chattanooga and other opportunities that are on the brink of opening with an emphasis on small and minority business utilization.  The Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise will also be sharing contract opportunities available on the state level."


FSG Bank Presents On Point A Check For $1,000

FSG Bank presented On Point with a check for $1,000 recently from funds raised during the organization’s “Change for Change” coin drive. Supporters made donations in coin canisters at FSG locations in Chattanooga during the spring. The funds will help support On Point’s mission and programs of local youth development. (click for more)

Attorney General Announces Settlement Allowing Dollar Tree To Acquire Family Dollar

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced Thursday the merger of two large national chains of deep discount stores, Dollar Tree, headquartered in Chesapeake, Va. and Family Dollar, headquartered in Matthews, NC. As part of the agreement, Dollar Tree will be required to divest hundreds of Family Dollar stores nationwide, including stores in Memphis and Nashville. ... (click for more)

Muslim Advocacy Group Questions House Arrest For Signal Mountain Man Charged In Threats Against Muslim Village In New York

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Saturday questioned the release of a Signal Mountain man who admitted to planning what it called "a Charleston-style terror attack" on a Muslim community in New York. CAIR also called for stepped up protection for the community targeted in the plot. Judge ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)