Walker County Chamber Calendar Of Events

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Here is the upcoming calendar of events for the Walker County Chamber of Commerce:

Jan. 9: Redmond Wellness Center at Roper Ribbon Cutting

Jan. 14: Executive Board Meeting

Jan. 14: Adult Leadership Walker County- Business & Industry

Jan.

20: Chamber Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 21: General Board of Directors Meeting

Jan. 23: 2014 Annual Membership Dinner

Feb. 5: Ambassadors Committee Meeting

Feb. 6: One-Walker Meeting

Feb. 12: Executive Board Meeting

Feb. 13: New Member Coffee

Feb. 18: General Board of Directors Meeting

Feb. 19: Adult Leadership Walker County-State Capitol

Feb. 26: Membership Luncheon- STAR



Heigel Named Chief Operating Officer For Elliott Davis

Catherine Heigel, the former director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, has returned to Elliott Davis, LLC as its chief operating officer.  In this role, Ms. Heigel manages the firm’s operational support functions, including legal, information technology, human resource, marketing and communications, and firm administration. In addition, ... (click for more)

Attorney General Slatery Announces $120 Million Settlement With General Motors

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III Thursday announced a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition switch-related defects in GM vehicles.  The settlement, reached between GM and the attorneys general of 49 states and the District of Columbia, concludes a multistate investigation into the auto manufacturer’s ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Committee Says Pulling Away From County Schools Is "Feasible"

After eight months of investigating the viability of Signal Mountain establishing a separate school district, a committee of six has determined that it is feasible and would meet the goal of improving the education provided to students. The committee was also tasked with identifying obstacles and if possible to find ways to overcome them.  Results of the report were presented ... (click for more)

Alexander, Corker Are Among Sponsors Of Bill To Stabilize Premiums And Access To Insurance

A group of 24 senators - 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats led by Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) - on Thursday released short-term bipartisan legislation to stabilize premiums and access to insurance in individual health insurance markets. Senators Alexander and Murray said: “We have reached an agreement ... (click for more)

The Deer Decline At Enterprise South Nature Park

There are now 11 fewer deer to see at Enterprise Nature Park. The hunters snuck another one in secretly so as not to cause controversy.   I go to that park three or four times a week, and haven't seen any deer for months, and I used to see them all the time. They had to put out "salt licks" to attract deer from surrounding areas outside the park. Then they killed them ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: New Schools On Agenda

Hamilton County School Superintendent Bryan Johnson confirmed on Wednesday that a plan for several new public schools will be included on Thursday night’s School Board agenda. Hamilton County has fallen woefully behind other metro school districts in the state and, with an estimated $340 million in deferred repairs, upgrading facilities - that now average over 40 years old - was ... (click for more)