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.


BlueCross Names Medalie Director Of Major Account Management

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Jonathan Medalie as director of major account management.  In this role, Mr. Medalie will oversee major and corporate account management operations and develop and maintain regional broker relationships.  Mr. Medalie most recently served with BlueCross of Idaho, where he was director of sales and account management. ... (click for more)

TVA To Hold Public Meeting In Nashville On Draft Integrated Resource Plan

The Tennessee Valley Authority will host a public meeting in Nashville on Tuesday about the newly released draft of its 2015 Integrated Resource Plan, a guide to TVA’s energy planning decisions for the next 20 years. The meeting, the sixth of seven TVA will offer around the Valley, will be held at the Loew’s Vanderbilt Hotel, Kirkland/Calhoun Room, 2100 West End Ave.  The ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

Chemical Odor In Lookout Valley Traced To Chattanooga Tank Wash

Chattanooga firefighters in Lookout Valley were sent out Friday night to investigate reports of a strange odor in the area. The firefighters searched the area, but never found the source of the odor.  John Schultz, an investigator with the Air Pollution Control Bureau, was also out Friday night and eventually tracked the source of the odor to a business, the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)