Entrepreneurs Invited To Resource Rally At Dalton State

Friday, September 6, 2013

Entrepreneurs and small business owners from across Northwest Georgia  are invited to a free interactive workshop at Dalton State College Friday, Sept. 27.

The second annual event is sponsored by Dalton State’s Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship and the Southeast Industrial Development Association and highlights the importance of entrepreneurship to our economy and the many resources available to support new venture creation in our area, according to Dr. Larry Johnson, Dean of Dalton State’s School of Business.

“The theme of our workshop is ‘Growing Entrepreneurs in Rural Communities,’ and we invite all entrepreneurs, small business owners, elected officials, and economic developers to join us for a program that will provide them with a myriad of resources that are available to help launch and sustain thriving businesses,” said Dr. Johnson.

Workshop participants will hear from experienced entrepreneurs about the resources and opportunities that helped them start their own businesses and ways new entrepreneurs can improve the business climate in their own communities.

Dr. Marilyn Helms, Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of Management at Dalton State’s School of Business, will present the lunchtime keynote address. Dr. Helms will share data on the importance of entrepreneurship to the local economy and how start-up businesses impact the Dalton and North Georgia region. She will also discuss entrepreneurial classes, projects, and the emphasis on new start-ups as careers for students in the DSC business curriculum.

The Entrepreneur Resource Rally is co-sponsored by the Dalton State College Foundation, Dalton State College School of Business, EnviroGuard, Inc., North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation, and the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Supporting partners include the chambers of commerce from Catoosa County, Chattooga County, Chatsworth-Murray County, Dade County, Gordon County, Greater Dalton, and Walker County.

The workshop will take place in the James E. Brown Center at Dalton State College, and will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those wanting more information about the free program should contact SEIDA at 423/424-4243; those wishing to register can contact the CERE at cere@daltonstate.edu, or 706/272-4580.


CBL & Associates Declares Common Stock Dividend And Preferred Stock Dividend

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. on Friday announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the company’s Common Stock of $0.265 per share for the quarter ending March 31. The dividend is payable on April 17 to shareholders of record as of March 30.  The Board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4609375 per depositary share ... (click for more)

Covenant Transport To Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Covenant Transport, Inc. will pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Friday.   The EEOC’s suit had charged that Covenant discriminated against an applicant for a commercial truck driver position on the basis of his disability. Covenant conditionally ... (click for more)

Dallas Bay Firefighters Save Home After Kitchen Fire, But 2 Dogs Die

Dallas Bay firefighters saved a home from burning to the ground on Saturday afternoon. Around 1 p.m., the homeowner called 911 reporting a house fire located at 1856 Cotter Road. Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting heavy smoke pouring out the front door. Dallas Bay VFD requested a mutual aid response for Red Bank Fire Department ... (click for more)

Man, 39, Shot Late Friday Night In The Vicinity Of North Chamberlain Avenue

Police said a 39-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the vicinity of North Chamberlain Avenue.   He was identified as Ruben Williams Sr.   Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were informed just before midnight that a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital via personal vehicle.   Officers made contact with the victim who advised ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Haggling Must Stop

Far be it for me to suggest the Hamilton County Commission and the School Board need to spend more time at recess but it was obvious this week the two groups need to work at being better friends. We have nine county commissioners and just as many corresponding school board members to work together for the betterment of one entity – Hamilton County. Everybody who thinks that is happening ... (click for more)