Upcoming Calendar Of Events For The Walker County Chamber Of Commerce

Monday, June 2, 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

Volkswagen Chattanooga Hires 1,500th Aerotek Employee

Volkswagen Chattanooga has converted the 1500 th  employee from Aerotek to direct Volkswagen Chattanooga employment. Chattanooga native Cedric Bradley has been working at Volkswagen Chattanooga in an Aerotek position in assembly on the BA5 line. Mr. Bradley will continue in this same role as a direct Volkswagen employee, responsible for installing parts in the Volkswagen ... (click for more)

Northwest Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.3 Percent In September

The Georgia Department of Labor announced on Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in September was 5.3 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.2 percent in August. The rate in September 2015 was 5.5 percent. The rate rose as the labor force and number of new layoffs increased. The rate rose as the labor force increased by 2,955 ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

PETA And Humane Educational Society Offer Reward For Torture-Killing Of Dog After Envelope Mailed From Chattanooga

An envelope postmarked from Chattanooga and containing a photo of a dog strung between two trees arrived at PETA's office in Virginia Tuesday, along with the severed ear of a dog. PETA members are offering a reward of $5,000-and the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga has added another $1,000-for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘The Right To Bear Arms’

As the worldwide debut of the much-anticipated “Hacksaw Ridge” is set for next weekend, it didn’t take long for the anti-gun fanatics to decry “a war movie.” Mel Gibson, the director of the film that focuses on a conscientious objector Desmond Doss who refused to bear a weapon but saved an estimated 75 lives, was asked about America’s gun problem as he toured to promote the film. ... (click for more)