Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Oct. 2-6

Friday, September 29, 2017
TUES/3 Member Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Chattanooga Chamber: 811 Broad St.
Join us to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber. Light breakfast is served. Please RSVP to Ann Riley,
TUES/3 North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
WED/4 AM Networking sponsored by Life Care of East Ridge
8-9 a.m.
Life Care Center of East Ridge: 1502 McDonald Rd.

Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and hot coffee. AM Networking this month sponsored by Life Care of East Ridge. 
WED/4 Social Media 101- Get your “know how” before StartUp Week!
3:30–5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar on how to utilize social media for your business: a brief overview of various social media platforms, their respective audiences and posting best practices on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more. 
Register for this free event at
WED/4 Ribbon Cutting for Bees on a Bicycle
4:45-5:15 p.m.
Bees on a Bicycle: 1909 Market St.
THUR/5 Downtown Chamber Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall : 200 E M L King Blvd.
Topic: Diversity + Inclusion in the Workplace
Natalie Rothwell, Licensed Master Social Worker at the AIM Center, Inc.
Kathy White, Coordinator for Employment Services at Signal Centers
Debbie Roth, Executive Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
Dr. Michelle Rigler, MoSAIC Director at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga
THUR/5 East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Carol Hunter
THUR/5 Ribbon Cutting for Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security
4:30-5 p.m.
Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security: 2401 Vance Ave.
THUR/5 Southside Chamber Council After Hours Networking
5-7 p.m.
Southern Honda Powersports: 1394 Workman Rd.
FRI/6 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.
FRI/6 Ribbon Cutting for The Tinker Fairies' Cottage
10-10:30 a.m.
The Tinker Fairies' Cottage: 9214 Railroad Ave.

Tennessee Supreme Court Rejects Request For New Trial 20 Years After Rape Conviction

In an appeal from Shelby County Criminal Court, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s request for a new trial more than 20 years after his original conviction for aggravated rape. In 1998, a Shelby County jury convicted Tommy Nunley of the aggravated rape of his thirteen-year-old cousin. In the years following the conviction, Mr. ... (click for more)

TDEC Releases Proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan For Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation today released for public comment a proposed Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for implementing the State’s initial allocation of $45.7 million from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust. “The proposed plan would reduce harmful air pollutants that negatively impact our environment, health and quality ... (click for more)

Chancellor Fleenor Sets Aug. 6 Hearing In Democratic Suit To Keep Robin Smith Off The Ballot; Ms. Smith Was Former Campaign Advisor To Judge

Hamilton County Chancellor Pam McNutt Fleenor has set a hearing for Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m. on a lawsuit brought by the Tennessee Democratic Party seeking to keep former state GOP Chairman Robin Smith off the ballot. Ms. Smith was a campaign advisor for Ms. McNutt Fleenor when she ran for judge in 2014. Her Rivers Edge Alliance was paid $13,546.86 by the McNutt Fleenor campaign, ... (click for more)

Police Say One Gang Member Shot Another After Both Just Left Gang Meeting At Mayor's Office

Police said one gang member shot another after both had just left a meeting at the mayor's office aimed at quelling gang violence. Kevin Dewayne Bush was arrested for shooting Keyshawn Kidd on May 29. Bush, 20, of 17th Street, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police said Kidd was returning to his ... (click for more)

Employee Who Stole From East Ridge Should Be Prosecuted

Why has the East Ridge employee who was fired for theft not been charged with theft?    City Manager Scott Miller made the statement that the employee had problems and that the stolen items were returned.  What does that have to do with the employee stealing ?   He has had a history of abuse of city resources. Why is he not being prosecuted? ... (click for more)

Am I Alone? - And Response (6)

Am I alone seems to be quite apt as I begin to form sentences, thoughts and concerns regarding the state of this country. I feel like I am alone trying, somehow, to justify Trump and understand why he is constantly in the middle of chaos.  Now coined as the Liar-in-Chief, Chief Foreign Affairs Coordinator acting for his pal Russian Dictator, Putin.  The silence ... (click for more)