Mayor Andy Berke To Speak At Downtown Council Meeting On Thursday

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke will be the featured speaker at the Downtown Council’s meeting on Thursday.

His discussion will cover the following points of interest:

· Chattanooga Forward: A forecast for the next 12 months

· Downtown Chattanooga: Opportunities for an economy on the rise

· Business in the Innovation District: How to attract and retain the best of the best

· Volkswagen and Downtown: Sharing the Chattanooga story with visitors from around the world

· Thrive 2055: Chattanooga’s role in building a vibrant, shared regional economy

The meeting schedule is as follows:

   7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and networking

   8 a.m. – Program begins

The meeting will be at the Sheraton Read House Hotel, 827 Broad St.

Downtown Council meetings take place the first Friday of each month. Meetings cost $15 and include a full breakfast. Valet parking is free.

For more information about the Downtown Council, contact Mical Traynor at 423 305-9692 or mical.traynor@c-w-c.com.


 


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