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.



Tennessee Supreme Court Rules Trial Judges May Set Minimum Term Of Confinement

Jason Ray brought a lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee seeking money damages for an alleged violation of his civil rights.  Ray pled guilty in 2013 to theft of property over $60,000 and received a sentence of 10 years, with 11 months and 29 days to be served in the local jail and the rest on supervised probation.  This type of sentence is known as split confinement. ... (click for more)

Very Named One Of Amercia's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Very, a software product development firm based in Chattanooga, Wednesday announced that it has been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The firm ranked in the top quarter of Inc. Magazine’s 2017 Inc. 5000 list, coming in at No. 1,146 overall and No. 15 in Tennessee.  Now in its 36th year, Inc. 5000 is a list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing ... (click for more)

Opposing Sides Expected To Show Up For Coolidge Park Rally Thursday Night; Some Urged To "Bring Your Guns"

Chattanooga Police said they will be closely monitoring an organized rally at Coolidge Park on Thursday that may draw some of the same opposing sides that clashed - with deadly result - in Charlottesville, Va. The rally is set for 7:30 p.m. and initially was  in memory of a woman who was killed in the angry Virginia confrontation that initially began over a decision to ... (click for more)

Owners Of Larger Structures In Walker County To Pay More For Fire, Ambulance Service; Full-Time Fire Stations Increase From 4-6

Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced plans on Wednesday to update the county's fire fee schedule to offer improvements in fire protection and public safety efforts. The fee will now be known as a "public safety" fee and will fund fire and emergency management operations, along with contracted ambulance services.   The county will replace the existing ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)