Southside Council Honors First Business Of The Month

Chattanooga Presents! Receives Award

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Eddie Wilkes, Southside Council vice president of Membership, Carla Pritchard, Chattanooga Presents!, and Rebecca Little, Southside Council President.
Eddie Wilkes, Southside Council vice president of Membership, Carla Pritchard, Chattanooga Presents!, and Rebecca Little, Southside Council President.

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Southside Council honored Chattanooga Presents! as its first-ever Business of the Month.                          

Chattanooga Presents! is a company which produces public events, concerts and programming that promote Chattanooga as a center of activity, broaden the cultural offerings in the community and contribute to a vibrant and livable city, officials said. 

The Southside Council will announce new Business of the Month honorees at its regularly-scheduled luncheon meetings, where the winner from the previous month will stand alongside council leaders to acknowledge the next recipient. At the end of the year, all featured businesses will be considered for a Business of the Year designation.

The Southside Council is one of the Chattanooga Chamber’s oldest and most diverse councils. Meetings take place the first Thursday of each month at the Southside Recreation Center. Guests are invited to arrive early and stay late for networking, and all members of the general public are welcome to attend. Admission is $10 and lunch is included. 

To learn more about the Southside Council, please contact Amy K. Martin at 987-6876 or southsidecouncil@gmail.com. Connect with the council on Twitter @southsideCHA, as well as on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Attorney General Slatery Names Solicitor General

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced that Andrée Sophia Blumstein will join the office as solicitor general.   Mrs. Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts, review written opinions, and advise the attorney general. “I could not be more pleased that Andrée has accepted this important appointment,” Attorney General Slatery ... (click for more)

Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.1 Percent In September

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in September was 7.1 percent, down 1.0 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent. The rate dropped because there were 4,034 fewer unemployed people in the Northwest Georgia area in September, according to the federal government’s ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Chattanooga Police Department, And Community Members Reach Out To Group Members To End Violence

The city of Chattanooga held a call-in on Thursday night, as part of the Violence Reduction Initiative. Dozens of law enforcement officials, community members, social service providers and clergy gathered to deliver a message to over 20 members of violent groups in Chattanooga. Family members of the probationers watched the call-in from another building. Although the call-in was ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Chairs Cost How Much?

Many times while growing up, I would go to the store with my parents. More often than not, I would see something I wanted, and ask my parents to buy it for me. More often than not, they said no. “Why?” I asked. “Son, money doesn’t grow on trees.” That’s a phrase I’m sure many of us have heard more than once over the course of our lives. However, I have since learned that they were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)