Uncork Your Inner Spirits Mixers To Benefit Area Non-Profits

Monday, June 23, 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga/Downtown announced a new series of monthly events beginning Thursday that will benefit local non-profit organizations. 

Uncork Your Inner Spirits will offer attendees tastings of a different featured spirit each month, paired with hors d’oeuvres provided by Eleven, the DoubleTree Hotel’s in-house restaurant. The first Uncork You Inner Spirits event on Thursday is from 5-8 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel’s H2O Lounge. An array of Biltmore wine will be featured and provided by Athens Distributing, who will be present to educate attendees on the North Carolina wine variety. Tickets can be purchased at the event for $15 per person.

Bill Mish, the DoubleTree Hotel general manager, said that the series is part of an ongoing effort to support local causes. A portion of the proceeds for June’s Uncork Your Inner Spirits event will benefit the Room in the Inn, an organization that provides transitional housing and other support services to homeless women with children. 

“I am extremely proud of our Doubletree CARE Committee members that volunteer their time to help the Chattanooga community by hosting events of this nature,” Mr. Mish said. “Their ongoing commitment to give back to our community inspires us all.”

A silent auction will also be hosted during the event, where all proceeds will benefit the organization. 

Room it the Inn Executive Director Erin Creal said, “It is through the generosity of the community that Chattanooga Room in the Inn continues to operate to help teach homeless women how not to be homeless. Benefit events such the Uncork Your Inner Spirits assists us in raising the necessary funds to provide a home and services to those women and children in our community who are vulnerable. We are so grateful to the staff at the DoubleTree for coordinating this event.”



Zaxby's To Hold Job Fair For New Ringgold Location

To hire for open positions at a Ringgold-area restaurant, Zaxby’s is hosting a job fair at the Poplar Springs Voting Precinct located at 470 Rollins Industrial Courtin Ringgold, Ga., on  Wednesday, May 13  from  12-4:30 p.m.  Set to open later this summer, the new Zaxby’s will be located at 6456 Alabama Highway in Ringgold. The new Zaxby’s location ... (click for more)

Bill Antone Named Director of Food And Beverage for The Chattanoogan

The Chattanoogan  hotel, a Benchmark Hotel , has named Bill Antone director of food and beverage.  Tom Cupo, Benchmark’s general manager for the property, made the announcement. “I am very pleased to welcome Bill to The Chattanoogan and to Benchmark Hospitality,” said Mr. Cupo.  “We look forward to his creative leadership as we continue to strengthen and ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Dies From Wreck On Barton Avenue

A 25-year-old woman has died from injuries received in a head-on accident on Barton Avenue in North Chattanooga on Saturday. The victim was Stephanie Kilburn . At approximately 2:25 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 800 Barton Ave. on an accident with injuries. V ehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barton Avenue and failed to stop at a stop ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Memorial Auditorium Flag Disgrace

How can it be that Memorial Auditorium, which was built to honor soldiers and sailors, displays our country’s flag in such a disgraceful manner?  Out of six poles on the front of the building only two battered flags remain.  Additionally, two old banners are attached to the wall that have long ago faded and look like they’ve seen better days. This is not acceptable ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Buy Ping Golf Clubs

As we set the charcoal, ice the drinks and prepare for Memorial Day, the first thing on my mind is to ask any golfers within my reach to consider buying and playing with Ping-brand golf clubs. Pings are made in America but there is a little something else you need to know, as told in an email I received earlier this week. I regret I do not know the author: * * * “On Monday, ... (click for more)