Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Jan. 15-19

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jan. 16: Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting

Noon to 1 p.m.

Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr.

Speaker: Chris Sislo, HHM



Jan. 17 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.

Speaker: Tracy Hobek, Collegedale Parks & Recreation


Jan. 17 Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Higher Education Panel



Jan. 18 Reality Check at Red Bank High School

7:30 to 11 a.m.

Red Bank High School: 640 Morrison Springs Rd.

Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as heads of household providing a on a budget. Community volunteers are needed to assist with this event. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or


Jan. 18 North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.   

Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.

Speaker: Choices Wellness Center



Jan. 18 Find Your Funding- Complimentary

1:30 – 3 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Parking available across the street in the Republic pay parking lot.)

Explore your funding opportunities that range from traditional loans to bootstrapping, crowd funding and angel and venture capital funding.  A representative from SBA and TSBDC will discuss the variety of options, including the SBA 504, SBA 7a and others for small business startups.

Speakers: Jackie Merritt, SBA & Lynn Chesnutt, TSBDC



Jan. 18 Chamber Business After Hours Sponsored by Mellow Mushroom

5 to 7 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom: 205 Broad St.

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in January is sponsored by Mellow Mushroom.



Jan. 18 Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association Annual Meeting

5 – 7:30 p.m.

Turnbull Building: 1401 Fort St.

Enjoy complimentary hors doeuvres and beer and wine. This is sure to be a fun evening with LC graduates from 30+ classes.


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)

Rhonda Thurman "Astounded" At Low Performance By Hamilton County Schools On TNReady; Dr. Johnson Says Some Gaps "Closing" Between County And State

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said Thursday she was "astounded" by low performance on TNReady scores that were just released.   Noting that the county schools are below state levels in many areas, she said, "I am blown away. I am just astounded. We spend millions and ten millions and this is what we get."   She said, "If people want to know why ... (click for more)

Senator Corker Calls Judge Kavanaugh "A Superb Nominee"

 Senator Bob Corker on Thursday called Judge Brett Kavanaugh "a superb nominee" for the U.S. Supreme Court.   He made the statement after meeting with President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.   Senator Corker said, “I had a great meeting today with Judge Kavanaugh and think he is a superb nominee. It is inspiring to me to see ... (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)