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.


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