Walker County Chamber Calendar Of Events

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Here is the upcoming calendar of events for the Walker County Chamber of Commerce:

Chamber Offices Semi-Closed
Monday, June 2 - Friday, June 6
 
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 4
 
Executive Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 10
 
Membership Luncheon - One -Walker
Tuesday, June 17
 
Young Professionals Council After Hours
Wednesday, June 18
 
General Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, June 19

Edward Jones - Rob Looney Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Thursday, June 26
 
Chamber Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day
Friday, July 4


TVA Seeks Public Comment On Options For New Knoxville Headquarters

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking the public to weigh in on the potential environmental impacts of future plans for its downtown Knoxville headquarters. TVA released a draft Environmental Assessment on Thursday that considers whether TVA should sell the Knoxville Office Complex and Summer Place Complex and construct a new administrative headquarters on the Summer Place ... (click for more)

Alexander, Murray Committed to Getting a Result This Year on Legislation to Drive Medical Innovation

The leaders of the Senate health committee, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), released the following statement on their work on a Senate version of the 21st Century Cures legislation:  “We continue our work on bipartisan legislation to spur cures and treatments and better health for Americans. We’ve been working for a year and a half on behalf ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)