25th Annual Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation Golf Benefit Raises $95,000 For Local Charities

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The 25th annual Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation Golf Benefit raised almost $95,000 to help fund north Georgia and Chattanooga area charities.

More than half of the community bank’s employees played a role supporting the fundraiser at the Champions Club at Hampton Creek, including serving on planning committees, raising money, covering for co-workers who volunteered and spending the day on the course serving players.

Ringgold Telephone Company served as top sponsor again this year, followed by more than 200 additional sponsors at various funding levels.

Golf Benefit proceeds now surpass $1 million for a long list of beneficiaries. Most recent recipients include the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga, Inc, Prison Prevention Ministries, Primary Healthcare Centers, Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, the Better Business Bureau, Score International, and the Catoosa Citizens for Literacy.  In fact, funding to build the Northwest Georgia Bank Amphitheatre came entirely from golf benefit proceeds.

Since 2012, Northwest Georgia Bank contributed over $145,000 in community gifts apart from the 
Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation, while employees donate hundreds of hours of hands-on volunteer 
service annually to local charities.

Donations to the Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation are tax-deductible and always welcome. Make checks payable to: Northwest Georgia Bank Foundation, Attn: Kevin Taylor, Treasurer, PO Box 789, Ringgold, GA 30736.



La Paz Announces Board Member Additions

La Paz Chattanooga has announced the addition of three members to its board of directors - Jay Elliott, Erwin Ovalle and Ronna-Renee Jackson, while also giving thanks to two outgoing board members, Angela Garcia and Fred Fletcher, for their service to the organization. Jay Elliott is the vice president of Legal at Kenco Group. He has been a board member for various non-profits ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Attorney Lisa Bowman Suspended From Law Practice For A Year Due To Unethical Conduct In Divorce Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court has entered an order suspending Lisa Zarzour Bowman from the practice of law for one year with 30 days being an active suspension and the remainder served on probation. In includes the appointment of a practice monitor pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, Sections 12.2 and 12.9.  In addition, Ms. Bowman must pay the Board’s costs in ... (click for more)

City Council Balks At Approving New $600,000, Two-Year Contract To Father To The Fatherless For VRI Program

The City Council on Tuesday night declined to approve a two-year $600,000 contract with a local non-profit group for the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. Father to the Fatherless previously had the contract and was seeking an extension. Kerry Hayes of the mayor's office asked for a one-week delay, saying the office wanted to make sure that all concerns of the council ... (click for more)

City's Top Traffic Reconstruction Expert: "Man, This Truck Just Creamed A Dozen Cars"

The Chattanooga Police Department's top traffic reconstruction expert testified Tuesday that when he first viewed the scene of an horrific crash at the Ooltewah exit he thought "Man, this truck just creamed a dozen cars." Officer Joe Warren told a jury from Nashville that, according to his calculations, Benjamin Scott Brewer was traveling at 81-82 miles per hour when he struck ... (click for more)

Dismal Educator Teaching At UTC - And Response

Roy Exum,  People are talking about the inability of UTC to turn out high quality teachers. Well, should any university be expected to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse? We all know how our school system students fail miserably on national scholastic aptitude tests as a whole.  Forget Tcap tests, those are teacher tests not meant for measuring student progress, but ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Making A Difference

It was about 50 years ago when the late writer Loren Eiseley penned an essay called “The Starfish Thrower” so it’s been one of my favorite stories for almost as long. It tells about a man who walks up to a young boy on a beach, this just after a strong storm had washed hundreds of helpless starfish onto the shore. The boy was picking up the stranded starfish and, one at a time, ... (click for more)