Chattanooga Chamber Holds Mayors’ Business Breakfast June 11

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will give an update on their activities and recognize key decision makers from local business and industry for their support of Chattanooga’s economy in a ceremony on Wednesday, June 11 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This will be the 11th annual Mayors' business breakfast hosted by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.



Senators Tell Administration To Abandon Plan To Sell Federal Transmission Lines

Senators Lamar Alexander and Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.) said the administration’s plan, announced on Thursday in a proposal to reorganize federal agencies, to sell the federal electric transmission assets of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Power Marketing Administrations will increase electric bills for ratepayers.   “TVA’s continued success and ability to provide ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events June 25-29

June 25, Beginner Squarespace 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Edney, Floor Five: 1100 Market St. This class is for anyone getting started with Squarespace. No previous experience required. Topics will include setting up the site, choosing a template and entering content. Register at thechattery.org . $25   June 26, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting ... (click for more)

All School Board Members But Rhonda Thurman Approve Going Ahead With Equity Study

All County School Board members except Rhonda Thurman said Thursday afternoon they are in favor of pushing ahead with an equity study sought by new Supt. Bryan Johnson. Ms. Thurman said she was "tired of bullying tactics by outside groups" such as UnifiEd and Chattanooga 2.0. She said the 132 people who signed a letter in support of the study include people "with deep pockets" ... (click for more)

CARTA Set To Launch One Of Nation's 1st Full-Size All-Electric Transit Buses

ARTA has taken delivery on one of the nation's first full-size all-electric transit buses. Officials said the bus may be ready for the road in about two weeks after some final touchups, including adding a radio. Only one other city - in Washington state - has this type bus on the road. Chattanooga will be the first in the country with three of the models. Two others are ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not A Blessed One

When I read, to no great surprise, that 132 of Chattanooga’s “leaders” had signed a letter in support of “socioeconomic integration” in Thursday’s Times Free Press, there were two things that were immediately obvious to me: Not a blessed one would have (a) written such a letter on their personal stationery, and (b) not a blessed one would have ever voted for the current president ... (click for more)