Paul Smith Leaving Chattanooga Market To Head Operations At Finley Stadium

Friday, August 23, 2013

Paul Smith is leaving the Chattanooga Market to take the position as executive director of the Stadium Corporation that operates Finley Stadium.

He replaces Merrill Eckstein, who is retiring from the $75,000-per-year post.

Mr. Smith, along with Chris Thomas (executive director) and Melissa Siragusa (director of marketing) revitalized the Chattanooga Market in 2008,  and together grew it into a robust non-profit organization which touches hundreds of small businesses and partner charities annually, officials said.  

Chattanooga Market officials stated, "Paul Smith is a large part of the success, growth and overall experience at the Market and his efforts have not gone unnoticed.  He has been a community leader involved in the arts, agriculture and many other non-profit events in Chattanooga.  His rapport with Market vendors, city officials, and the general public is well known and he will certainly be missed in his current capacity. Paul will continue to work closely with the Market, however, as one of his new responsibilities at the Stadium Corporation is to manage Finley Stadium and the First Tennessee Pavilion, the site on the Market every Sunday."

Steve Brehm, who joined the Chattanooga Market in 2011, has been promoted to operations manager. 

The Chattanooga River Market & Sunday Market Master will be Bob Moore, who has been on the team at the Market during the 2013 season. 


Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Oct. 24-30

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Oct. 24-30: Timothy Lee Gray, 35, of 10331 Sims Harris Road, Ooltewah was arrested October 24 on a charge of loitering and prowling. Samantha Lois Smith, 32, of 10331 Sims Harris Road, Ooltewah was arrested October 24 on a charge of loitering and prowling. Laressa Michelle King, 23, of 8815 Surry Circle, Chattanooga was ... (click for more)

Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here are the upcoming City Council agendas:   Tuesday, Nov. 4:  I.          Call to Order. II.         Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Anderson). III.       Minute Approval.               ... (click for more)

Thanks For Publishing The Stokes Photo Book

I pre-ordered the Stokes Photo Book and picked it up Wednesday . The covers and content are very high quality and contain photos you will not see anywhere else.  This book of photos is worth much more than $35.  I have seen many historic photos of my hometown Chattanooga, but this collection is amazing. My favorites are National Cemetery, Confederate Cemetery near ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saban: ‘Ratings Don’t Matter’

When the first College Football Playoff rankings were released earlier this week, Alabama football coach Nick Saban got it right on the button when he shrugged, “I don't even care, to be honest with you." "To me, none of it matters, What does it matter?” he laughed at the Tide’s No. 6 ranking. “I mean, it only matters where you end up at the end. So what matters to us is how ... (click for more)

Owls Beat McMinn, 30-12, To Complete Unbeaten Regular Season

Undefeated. Sounds nice, huh. After a sluggish first half that produced only three points on a Laszlo Toser field goa., third-ranked Ooltewah came to life in the third quarter, riddled McMinn County’s defense with three Kelvin Leon touchdown passes in the third quarter and went on to beat the Cherokees, 30-12, at James N. Monroe Stadium to secure the school’s third unbeaten ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Clobbers Grundy Co. For 7-AA Title

Notre Dame coach Charles Fant is always hoping that his Fighting Irish football team can get off to a fast start. He never thought it would be as quick as what he saw Thursday night at Jim Eberle Field. With a District 7-AA championship on the line on an evening when they honored all of the fall senior athletes, a football game turned into a track meet and eventually a victory ... (click for more)