Berry To Review Local Economic Development Plans And Health Dec. 14

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Doug Berry
Doug Berry

Doug Berry, vice president for economic development, will speak at the quarterly “Food for Thought” membership, noon luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Berry will talk about progress on a variety of economic development projects, the general economic health of Cleveland and Bradley County, as well as development of the community's newest industrial park, Spring Branch. 

Since joining the Chamber of Commerce in 2009, Mr. Berry has focused on growing existing industry in Cleveland and Bradley County and in pursuing those projects that will enhance the employment opportunities for the citizens of our community. Successful projects in the eight years he has been with the Chamber include 22 existing industry expansions and four new locations. Among the projects are Whirlpool Corporation, Duracell and Mars Chocolate North America, along with projects at Olin Corporation, Lonza and Polartec Tennessee Manufacturing. He was also the community’s lead contact on the Amazon project. These projects, and others, have translated to over $2.5 billion in new capital investment and continue to place the community at the top of economic growth in the region. 

The fourth-quarter “Food for Thought” luncheon will take place in the Chamber’s conference center, with reservations required to facilitate room setup and food. Call the Chamber at 472-6587 to make a reservation or visit the events calendar, www.clevelandchamber.com, by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Members wishing to use admission credits should call the office for reservations.




New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new businesses from the County Clerk's office: ADVENTURE SPORTS INNOVATION LLC PATRICK J MOLLOY 1100 MARKET ST STE 600 CHATTANOOGA TN 374012 ALEX SCOTT ALEXANDER  SCOTT 810 FEDERAL ST B CHATTANOOGA TN 37405 ALLSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC DANIEL  BASLER 4211 TENNESSEE AVE CHATTANOOGA TN 37409 AMP UP CONSULTING ... (click for more)

Gas Prices Rise .9 Cents In Chattanooga

Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $2.53/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices ... (click for more)

Ivy Johnson, 23, And Cordarrius Johnson, 26, Shot Early Sunday Morning On Lillian Lane

Ivy Johnson, 23, And Cordarrius Johnson, 26, were shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police were notified at 4:39 a.m. of two people arriving at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, police spoke with the two victims who were suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The victims arrived at the hospital via personal vehicle.   ... (click for more)

2 Top Officials Leave Administration Of Sheriff Eric Watson

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson on Sunday announced the resignations of Chief Deputy Brian Smith and Director of Administrations Arnold Botts. He said they "served with distinction for the past four years." The Sheriff's Office said, "Smith notified Sheriff Watson that he is exploring business opportunities in the private sector, while Botts mentioned the timing was right ... (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: Rebranding & ‘Culture’

My grandfather, who ran several very successful businesses, was a very astute fellow. I can’t tell you how many times he said, “The worst thing any salesman who calls on a business can say is, ‘I am here to save you some money.’ That’s not true -- In every instance they are in front of you hoping to make some money for themselves, else they would have never come by.” Another ... (click for more)