FSG Bank Partners With LAUNCH

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FSG Bank has signed on as a platinum sponsor for Chattanooga non-profit LAUNCH.  This partnership, which has been several months in the making, will have the two organizations working closely together to empower LAUNCH youth entrepreneurs.  The two organizations will work side-by-side in significant ways throughout the year.

“I am so excited about this unprecedented partnership between FSG and LAUNCH!” said Arie Veltenaar, LAUNCH’s manager of Sponsorship and Events.  “From the beginning, FSG has been interested in a relationship that encompasses much more than just financial support. They are going a step beyond by also engaging their employees to be mentors and volunteers with the students participating in our High School Entrepreneurship Program. We could not be more thrilled!”

FSG will work with LAUNCH in training their employees to be youth and group mentors who will work directly with participating students from The Howard School, Tyner Academy, Brainerd High School, and Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.  As mentors, FSG will help guide and advise students when preparing for the High School Entrepreneurship Competition and by participating in workshops held throughout the Fall semester. 

“As the region’s largest independently-owned community bank, it is our responsibility and privilege to partner with LAUNCH in making a positive impact in the lives of our children,” sayid Jeff Olingy, FSG Bank’s director of Marketing.  “Our team members are excited to get to know these bright students and tell us this experience is life-changing for them personally, as well.”


Business After Hours And Ridgeland High School Artists Reception Will Be May 12

The Walker County Chamber will host the Business After Hours and the Ridgeland High School Artists Reception – Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America celebrates the connection between Amercians and sports in our heritage. The event will be at the 6th Cavalry Museum on May 12, from 4-6 p.m. Hometown Teams captures the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, ... (click for more)

Senator David Perdue Says The Debt Crisis Is Directly Impacting The Ability To Protect The Nation

Senator David Perdue, a member of the Senate Budget and Foreign Relations Committees, on Thursday highlighted the impact the federal debt crisis is having on the country’s ability to support the military and protect the nation.   Here are highlights: Responsibly Funding The Federal Government:  “The primary role of Congress is to responsibly fund the federal ... (click for more)

Truck Bursts Into Flames On I-75 Near Tunnel Hill; Traffic At Standstill For Hours

A truck burst into flames after wrecking with another vehicle on I-75 near Tunnel Hill on Saturday afternoon. There were injuries reported in the fiery accident in the southbound lanes. Traffic was at a standstill for several hours. Long lines of vehicles detoured onto Highway 41 into Ringgold. The wreck was just inside Catoosa County, Ga. (click for more)

Representative Jimmy Duncan Endorses Donald Trump For President

Representative John J. Duncan, Jr., one of the most senior Republicans in the House and the only Republican remaining in Congress who voted against the Iraq War today endorsed Donald Trump for president. Rep. Duncan said, “With only four percent of the world’s population, we buy 25 percent of the world’s goods. Every country wants into our markets. We have tremendous leverage ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)