East Hamilton Economic Development Council To Hold General Assembly Meeting Jan. 30

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The East Hamilton Economic Development Council will host a general assembly featuring a moderated panel discussion Jan. 30.  

Hosted by the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council, the meeting will take place at the Collegedale Municipal Building located at 4910 Swinyar Dr.  Networking will begin at 5 p.m., and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m.

This forum will promote opportunities for attendees to interact one-on-one with the panelists in addition to answering moderated questions. “We are hoping this format allows the attendees to interact with the panelists on a more personal level through group conversation, as opposed to just answering questions for a group of people,” said Joshua Michalski, president of the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council.  

Founded in 2010, the EHEDC formed to address shared economic development issues in the Ooltewah and Collegedale areas’ combined footprint. The group is comprised of nearly a dozen community leaders and stakeholders representing various nonprofit, political and business-related entities.

Panelists will include: 

Chattanooga City Councilman Larry Grohn
Hamilton County Commissioner Chester Bankston
Hamilton County Commissioner Larry Henry
City of Collegedale Strategic Planner Kelly Martin
Regional Planning Agency Executive Director John Bridger
Chamber of Commerce VP of Economic Development Charles Wood
Chamber of Commerce VP of Public Strategies Rob Bradham 

Ooltewah/Collegedale Council meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:15 a.m. at Collegedale City Hall.  Attendees are invited to come early and stay late for networking.

To learn more about the meeting or the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council, please contact Joshua Michalski at 774-1519 or joshuamichalski@mjpridellc.com.

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