LAUNCH Seminar To Feature Corporate Etiquette And Style Experts

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Robin Fisher
Robin Fisher

LAUNCH announces the next installment of its Professional Development Seminar series. The “Style, Image & Etiquette: Why They Matter in Business” event will be held next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 103. This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs, business owners and those interested in starting a business.

The seminar will be led by aQQolade speakers Robin Fisher and Caroline Avinger, who work with students, individuals, teams, and companies to polish image, hone presentation, manage with style, and bring courtesy and respect to work interactions. Learn about the importance of these skills, the message each of these areas sends about you, and how you can change that message to your advantage.

"The Professional Development Seminars were implemented as a way to continue to support and educate LAUNCH graduate entrepreneurs, and is also open to other Chattanooga business owners who may want or need to brush up on certain skills," LAUNCH staff said.  "This creates a great networking opportunity among the Chattanooga business community."

aQQolade, Inc, through a partnership with LAUNCH, is providing the speakers for the event.
“We are delighted to have two of our exceptional instructors, Caroline Avinger and Robin Fisher, present at the LAUNCH event.” said Robert Dragone, president of aQQolade. “aQQolade is committed to giving back to the local community.”

Caroline Avinger is a certified corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant who
specializes in working with professionals and corporations. She earned a Master's degree in education, and received her training and certification from The Protocol School of Washington, the only accredited protocol and business etiquette school in the nation. Ms. Avinger is the president of The Buckley School of Public Speaking.

Robin Fisher is a certified image consultant with over 15 years in the fashion industry and a
Master’s degree in international business. She works with a wide variety of clients including senior executives, diplomats, judges, authors, news anchors, and more, helping enhance their image and boost confidence so they look, feel and present at peak performance. Ms. Fisher serves as the creative director and managing editor of Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine.

The cost of the seminar is $25 at the door, or $20 when you pre-register by calling 423-523-
9307. This seminar is free to all LAUNCH Alumni Alliance members.





Caroline Avinger
Caroline Avinger

State Supreme Court Adds Donation Option To Attorney Registrations

The  Tennessee Supreme Court will add a voluntary funding mechanism for attorneys to contribute to access to justice programs, but will not require attorneys to report pro bono hours under changes adopted today. In an order filed on Tuesday, the Court “ continues to encourage strongly voluntary reporting of pro bono participation.” Pro bono service refers to  attorneys ... (click for more)

More Than 2,000 Jobs Available At Northwest Georgia Career Expo In Ringgold Thursday

The Northwest Georgia Career Expo, which will feature around 90 employers, will be held in Catoosa County on Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.  Officials said, "Job seekers in northwest Georgia will have excellent opportunities to get a job from among more than 2,000 jobs being offered by employers." Hundreds of job seekers ... (click for more)

Tennessee Broadband Expansion Bill Sought By EPB Put On Hold For Now

Advocates for broadband expansion in Tennessee, including Chattanooga's EPB, announced Tuesday that efforts to extend community-based fiber optic networks are being placed on hold for now "because there is not enough support among state lawmakers to change a state regulation that prevents the expansion of municipal fiber optic systems." EPB earlier won a ruling from the Federal ... (click for more)

Haslam Adds K-12 Funds In Budget Amendment

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday unveiled additions to the FY 2015-2016 budget that will be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks, including added funding for K-12. The governor last week met with school superintendents from the largest systems in the state over the issue of state funding for K-12. The next day, the Hamilton County Schools joined ... (click for more)

Physicians Thank Their Patients On Doctor’s Day

March 30 has been set aside as National Doctors’ Day since 1933 as a time to recognize the contributions made by our physicians. While the recognition is appreciated, our greatest satisfaction comes from caring for our patients.  For 132 years, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society has been the physicians’ voice as we worked together to improve health of our community. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Look At My April Garden

On this April Fool’s Day, as I take my monthly stroll through my virtual garden, there are gorgeous flowers and there are weeds, which appear to be trying harder than the flowers. So let’s see what we find before searching for “The Prize Egg” on Sunday. A FLOWER to the New York cab driver who told a young writer, “Always remember that everyone you meet knows something that you ... (click for more)