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.


TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study, Revealing Increases Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report on Friday, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated crime ... (click for more)

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. Of Risk Services, John Seidl

Reliance Partners announced the addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Mr. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance.   As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Mr. Seidl is well-versed in the transportation insurance space. He ... (click for more)

Robert Gillisse Was Pilot Killed In Plane Crash At Collegedale Airport

The pilot who was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening has been identified as Robert Gillisse, 62, of Ooltewah . Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane was a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said Mr. Gillisse frequently had flown out of ... (click for more)

East Ridge To Build Open-Air Pavilion Near City Hall

East Ridge plans to construct an open-air pavilion that will include restrooms and a concession area near City Hall and the old McBrien School.  It will be part of a Town Center for East Ridge at the Tombras Avenue property. The city is also applying for a $500,000 grant to help convert Pioneer Park into a refurbished park with a splash pad. The firm of Hefferlin and ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)