Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 20-24

Thursday, February 16, 2017
MON/20 International Business Chamber Council’s Engineer Week Kick-Off Lunch 
11:30a.m.-1p.m.
Chattanoogan Hotel Ballroom: 1201 Broad St.
Topic: Volkswagen's Future of Electric Mobility for the North American Market
$26; registration required, more information at chattanoogaengineersweek.com.
 
TUES/21 Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting
Noon-1p
Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr.
Topic: Education
$10
 
WED/22 Free Constant Contact Seminar: Build Your Marketing Toolkit
9-10:30a.
m.
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce: 811 Broad St.
This free seminar offers simple marketing strategies for small business and nonprofits. Call 763-4375 to register. 
 
THUR/23 Reality Check at Tyner Academy
9-11:30a.m.
Tyner Academy: 6836 Tyner Rd.
Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by having roleplay as heads of household with a set budget. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com.
 
THUR/23 Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting
8:15-9:30a.m.
Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.
Speaker: Rich Mozingo, Chattanooga Lookouts
$10
 
THUR/23 Getting Unstuck
11a-noon
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St.
What have you been putting off? Your personal health? Taking more courageous action steps for your business? Both? This workshop teaches you a positive and sensible way to get unstuck. Leave with an action plan. Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/unstuck.

CBL & Associates Declares Common Stock Dividend And Preferred Stock Dividend

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. on Friday announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the company’s Common Stock of $0.265 per share for the quarter ending March 31. The dividend is payable on April 17 to shareholders of record as of March 30.  The Board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4609375 per depositary share ... (click for more)

Covenant Transport To Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Covenant Transport, Inc. will pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced Friday.   The EEOC’s suit had charged that Covenant discriminated against an applicant for a commercial truck driver position on the basis of his disability. Covenant conditionally ... (click for more)

Signal School Study Says Under Own School System Much More Could Go To The Classroom; Lennon Says Getting Land, Buildings A Major Issue

A panel studying a new school system operated by Signal Mountain concluded that much more money could go directly into the classroom, helping students further increase their potential.   However, County School Board member Kathy Lennon said how the town would be able to acquire the land and buildings is a major issue.   A group of Signal Mountain residents ... (click for more)

Man, 39, Shot Late Friday Night In The Vicinity Of North Chamberlain Avenue

Police said a 39-year-old man was shot late Friday night in the vicinity of North Chamberlain Avenue.   He was identified as Ruben Williams Sr.   Officers with the Chattanooga Police Department were informed just before midnight that a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital via personal vehicle.   Officers made contact with the victim who advised ... (click for more)

CVB Should Share Financials With The Home Folks

The recent debate over the Convention and Visitor's Bureau's funding and budget has gotten ugly. A Hamilton County commissioner has asked questions and made comments about the CVB. The director of the CVB has organized a campaign to dismiss the commissioner's questions and comments. The children on the playground are choosing sides and nothing useful seems to be happening. It's ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Trump's Latest Delight

I was quite amused this week when Donald Trump’s administration “locked out” several news organizations from the daily press briefings at the White House. The reason I loved it because in the 50 years I have spent in the news business, I have been locked out of press conferences, too. To be truthful, I am a longtime veteran of a bunch of “you versus me” squabbles and, if I do say, ... (click for more)