green|spaces Hosts Speaker Panel On Jobs Of The Future And Workforce Development

At Smithsonian Exhibit Open House June 24

Monday, June 22, 2015

green|spaces will welcome The Way We Worked Smithsonian Exhibit at its space with an open house and panel discussion on Wednesday. The exhibit provides a variety of opportunities of related programs that link local history and current issues enabling guests to probe community perspectives, reflect on the roots of work and employment issues that currently define Chattanooga and consider what the future of work will look like. 

Dr. Tony Donen, principal at the STEM School; Dr. Fannie Hewlett, interim president at Chattanooga State and Ben Schnell, tech recruiter for Lamp Post Group will discuss jobs of the future in Chattanooga along with workforce development that is needed today to fill the jobs.  

The discussion will be hosted at green|spaces at 6 p.m. Tours of the exhibit will be open at green|spaces that evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will remain at green|spaces through July 19. 

The event is free and open to the public with light refreshments served. Guests are ask to RSVP at www.greenspaceschattanooga.org under the events calendar. 

Group tours of the exhibit after the open house can be schedule by calling green|spaces at 648-0963. The exhibit is presented by Tennessee Humanities and Smithsonian Institution.



AOC Launching New Indigent Representation Payment System In February

The Administrative Office of the Courts will modernize its disbursement system for indigent representation payments to attorneys, interpreters, expert witnesses, and investigators in February 2018. The new AOC Claims and Payment (ACAP) system will replace the Indigent Claim Entry (ICE) system and will allow users to more accurately and efficiently input and track claims for payment.The ... (click for more)

Consistent Cold Temps Boosting EPB Bottom Line

Consistent cold temps are boosting EPB's bottom line, Chief Financial Officer Greg Eaves said. The city utility had $1.1 million in revenues from kilowatt sales in December. It wound up with a positive margin of over $3 million for the month. Mr. Eaves said January "is looking real good as well with consistent cold temperatures." He said the fact that the cold weather ... (click for more)

Fleischmann Blames Senate Democrats On Government Shutdown

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann blamed Senate Democrats after the Senate’s failure to pass the Continuing Resolution (CR), putting a government shutdown into place. He said,  “I cannot fathom how Senate Democrats, knowing the severity of the issues in question, acted with such insensitivity using our children and our military as pawns, putting party over country. ... (click for more)

Elderly Man Dies In House Fire In Cleveland

An elderly man died in a house fire in Cleveland on Friday night. Neighbors said they were able to pull a woman from the flames at the home at 685 4th St. SE, but were unable to save the man. Fire crews went to the scene shortly after 7 p.m. The cause of the fire is being investigated. (click for more)

DACA Or Amnesty To Become The Majority?

As we have the political drama that we see in D.C. let’s be honest about what DACA is all about. We understand as the liberal policies of abortion, dependency on the government and an anti-American globalist / progressive agenda that many have come to realize these policies no longer represent their core beliefs and have left a certain party. Without an influx of new dependency ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

It is said that a 15-year-old in Minnesota, where just like the rest of the United States prayer in schools is prohibited, was tasked with writing an essay. He turned in his paper and, as it was returned with an A-plus, it is only fitting that something this clever should begin this week’s edition of The  Saturday  Funnies. Those who enjoy the Funnies understand that ... (click for more)