Mountain View Chrysler Has Ribbon Cutting In Ringgold Friday

Friday, July 18, 2014

The all-new Mountain View Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Ringgold will celebrate its ribbon cutting grand opening celebration Friday at 2:30 p.m. along with the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. The festivities will include a grill out prior to the ribbon cutting and live music. The celebration continues on Saturday with a grill out and live music. The public is invited.

The Ringgold dealership, formerly Ringgold Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, opened under the Mountain View name on Feb. 1 and has been ramping up to this grand opening.  Don Thomas, who oversees the store says, “The last nearly six months have been great.  Our team is in place and is so excited to be in Ringgold.”  

Mountain View Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is a full service dealership offering new vehicles, used vehicles of all makes and models as well as service and parts. The dealership has been increasing inventory and now has one of the largest Jeep inventories in the area and also offers customized Jeep and Ram vehicles. Lebron Clark, general manager of the store says, “Being local to the area makes this store special to me. We’ve listened to our community and created a mecca for the Jeep and Ram lover, not to mention to those who love our sharp, new lineup of Chrysler vehicles. We invite the community to come out this weekend to say hello and meet our team.”

Mountain View Chrysler is at 7154 Nashville St. in Ringgold. Their website is www.mtnviewcdj.com. Learn more about the weekend festivities at https://grandopeningcdj.eventbrite.com



June County Unemployment Rates

County unemployment rates for June show the rate increased in all 95 counties. Specific county information for June is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/LaborJune2014.pdf . Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in June at 6.0 percent, up from 5.2 in May. Knox County was 6.3 percent in June, up from 5.3 in May. ... (click for more)

CapitalMark 2nd Quarter Earnings Remain Strong

CapitalMark Bank & Trust on Friday reported earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net income for the six months ended was $3.3 million, an increase of 39% from the same period in 2013. Net income per fully diluted common share increased 41% from the same six month period last year to $0.41. “CapitalMark had another quarter of strong results fueled by exceptional ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Cell Phones And Roundabouts

I read the article written by Chris Morgan about the use of cell phones in vehicles and the Chattanooga Roundabouts. Cell phone use in vehicles especially in crisis intersection situations is extremely dangerous. I also agree with his assessment about the roundabouts. One problem I see with roundabouts is that on the two-lane roundabouts where they are coming in from ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The NCAA’s “Division IV”

Jonathan Jensen and Brian Turner are two very smart guys. Not long ago the two sports researchers at Ohio State authored a story that appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that focused on the most successful college football teams in the country and, earlier this week, a writer named Ben Cohen broke it down in understandable terms for a fascinating Wall Street ... (click for more)