Chattanooga Marriott Downtown Receives TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TripAdvisor presented the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence to the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown Hotel for maintaining an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, based on TripAdvisor traveler reviews.  Additional criteria include volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travelers.  The accolade is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

“We at Shaner Hotels are very proud of the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown Hotel for earning this award.

  Receiving notoriety from TripAdvisor is a testament to the dedication of the entire hotel team to provide our guests a fulfilling experience during every moment of their stay,” said David Kopac, E-Commerce Marketing Manager for Shaner Hotels.

Chattanooga Veterinary Network Launches Scenic City Locations

Chattanooga Veterinary Network has opened a network of veterinary clinics around the Chattanooga area.  By the end of 2017, CVN plans to have 10 Pet Wellness Centers in the Chattanooga area.  Tag Thompson launched the network in September.  “I decided to open a network of animal hospitals that are independently owned by local veterinarians,” said Mr. Thompson. ... (click for more)

NRC Schedules Meeting With TVA To Discuss Work Environment At Watts Bar

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a meeting with TVA officials for Thursday, Nov. 3, to discuss the utility’s continuing response to NRC’s concerns regarding a “chilled work environment” at the Watts Bar nuclear plant.  The meeting is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 2811 Decatur Pike, Athens, Tenn.  The plant is near Spring City, about ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Shepherd Road Tuesday Evening

Two people were shot Tuesday evening on Shepherd Road. Chattanooga Police were dispatched just before  6:30 p.m.   Tuesday,  to a parties shot call in the 1900 block of Shepherd Road.   Upon arrival, police were told two injured parties were transported to a local hospital via personal vehicle.  Both victims told investigators they were walking ... (click for more)

In Surprise Vote, Chattanooga City Council Turns Down Short Term Vacation Rentals

In a surprise vote, the City Council on Tuesday night turned down allowing a process to legalize short term vacation rentals in Chattanooga. Only Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell voted in favor. Opposed were Carol Berz, Yusuf Hakeem, Larry Grohn, Moses Freeman, Ken Smith and Russell Gilbert. Chris Anderson was absent. Afterward, Councilman Smith said, in light of the vote, ... (click for more)

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Wrigley Field or Nationals Park packed with 40,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die from breast cancer each year.  In Tennessee alone, an estimated 900 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a sad statistic, but there is some good news: thanks to early detection and improved treatments, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)