International Business Council Celebrates 3rd Anniversary On June 5

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council will celebrate its third anniversary on June 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sculpture Fields of Montague Park, 1100 E. 16th St. 

This event will feature Christoph Sander, Consul General of Germany, and Wim Van Cauteren, consulate-general of Belgium.

We are excited to host the consulates and find out about what’s happening in their countries and in our region,” said Nasera Souidi, president of the International Business Council. “We are honored to bring this type of programming to Chamber members and forward our mission of promoting a vibrant and progressive international environment for business development in the Chattanooga area.”

TerraMae Appalachian Bistro will provide hors d'ouevres, and international wine and beer will be served. Sculpture fields feature the work of sculptor John Henry,widely renowned for his large-scale public works of art gracing numerous museum, corporate, public and private collections.  

Event admission is $20, and no RSVP is required.

Annual sponsors include Deutsch Family Wine and Spirits, Panoram Imports, Cresco Group, TEK Systems and Team Campbell with Keller Williams.

For more information about the International Business Council, contact Nasera Souidi Johnson at 423 531-8391 or email Nasera_souidi@bcbst.com.


World's Largest One-Day Simulcast Leadership Conference Returns To Cleveland

Leadercast, the world’s largest one-day leadership conference, will be broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast to hundreds of locations around the world on May 6. This year marks the 16th year of the annual leadership conference and the fourth year that the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and People for Care and Learning will host the event at First Baptist Church.   ... (click for more)

BEST/MATRR Officials Say "TVA Wastes Their Time And Our Money"

TVA Wastes Their Time and Our Money Bellefonte Efficiency and Sustainability Team/Mothers Against Tennessee River Radiation, a chapter of Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, presented a report on Friday showing TVA’s "waste of money on nuclear power."   The group called for a withdrawal of the operating license for Bellefonte nuclear power plant in Hollywood, Ala.  ... (click for more)

Wintry Mix Possible For Chattanooga Area

A wintry mix is possible for the Chattanooga area beginning Sunday. However, there could be little or no snow and ice unless temperatures dip. Here is the latest forecast from the National Weather Service: MIXED WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING... A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN FALLING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU...THE ... (click for more)

Man At Homeless Camp On Chestnut Street Charged With Trying To Set Fire To Another Man

A man at a homeless camp on Chestnut Street has been charged with trying to set fire to another man at the camp. Richard Warren "Trey" Erwin, 40, is charged with aggravated arson. Police were called to the 2200 block of Chestnut at 12:40 a.m. Earlier, Michael Nye and Alisa Buckels had called for an ambulance. They were checked out at Erlanger Hospital for inhalation injuries. ... (click for more)

Black History Month Hero - Theodore McGraw (Kidd) AKA "Pongee" - And Response

I grew up in "Old St. Elmo" on 39th Street behind the Incline. As a child I remember my older brother "Pongee" as being my hero. This month of February being Black History Month, I cannot think of a better person to be honored than my late older brother, Theodore McGraw (Kidd) aka "Pongee" of St. Elmo (Gamble Town). Growing up without my father, Theodore was always available ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Evaluators Earn $11.70

A number of curious job notices, under the heading of ‘General Labor,’ have appeared on various Craigslists, that free Internet portal where you can find everything from a used lawn tractor, guitar lessons or even a saucy Saturday night date. This week on the Charlotte, N.C., Craigslist, for example, there appeared an offer to become a “reader/evaluator” for a company known as Measurement ... (click for more)