Nominations Open For 2018 International Business Awards

Monday, April 23, 2018

The International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces the second annual IBC International Business Awards. These awards showcase the positive contributions international businesses make to the greater Chattanooga region.

Any Chattanooga area businesses engaged in international trade (either products or services, importing or exporting) are qualifying candidates for this award. Award recipients will be selected based on demonstrated community impact within the last 12 months. Honorees will receive official IBC recognition, a feature article in “Business Trend,” a one-year Premier Chamber membership upgrade, and an award for display.

Submit nominations and applications here. Applications and supplemental materials are due by Friday, May 18. Award recipients will be recognized at the IBC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 5.


Primerica Promotes Local Representative To Regional Vice President

LBMC Adds Employees To Chattanooga Office

Benjamin Brock Resigns As Astec CEO; Richard Dorris Named


Primerica announced the promotion of Gregory Highwood to Regional Vice President. In making the announcement, Glenn J. Williams, chief executive officer of the company, said, “I am pleased ... (click for more)

LBMC, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added the following employees to its Chattanooga office: Hayden Williams has joined LBMC, PC as a senior ... (click for more)

Astec Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASTE) announced that Benjamin G. Brock has resigned as president and chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors, effective as of the close ... (click for more)


Business

Primerica Promotes Local Representative To Regional Vice President

Primerica announced the promotion of Gregory Highwood to Regional Vice President. In making the announcement, Glenn J. Williams, chief executive officer of the company, said, “I am pleased to announce that Gregory Highwood has joined this exceptional group of leaders. His success is a barometer of the number of people that Primerica has helped prepare for a more secure financial ... (click for more)

LBMC Adds Employees To Chattanooga Office

LBMC, one of the Southeast’s largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added the following employees to its Chattanooga office: Hayden Williams has joined LBMC, PC as a senior accountant in the audit department. He previously served as an accounting manager for SouthEast Eye Specialists. He holds his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carson Newman University. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

DA's Office Will Not Prosecute Charges Against Man Who Was Beaten By City Officer

The District Attorney's Office said it will not prosecute charges against a man who was beaten by a city police officer after a traffic stop. The DA is dismissing charges against 37-year-old Fredrico Wolfe. Wolfe was charged in an incident last March 10 with DUI, violating the implied consent law, tampering with evidence, speeding, drug possession and resisting arrest. ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools To Close Thursday Due To Expected Ice On Roads

Hamilton County Schools will be closed Thursday due to forecast rain to last through the evening and freezing conditions to follow after 2 a.m. in the higher elevations in the county. Freezing conditions are expected to last until the afternoon in the higher elevations impacting travel in the area. Athletic events will be rescheduled and practices canceled Thursday evening. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Fake News Strikes Again And Again - Response

Two major stories exploded across the headlines this past week which confirm my opinion that the mainstream media (MSM) is biased, incompetent, and can seldom be trusted to impart the news fairly and accurately. The first instance was the BuzzFeed story regarding Michael Cohen and how he allegedly lied on President Trump's behalf to Congress. Virtually all of the big media outlets ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Has Publix Dried Up?

The legendary Baron of Baseball in Chattanooga was Joe Engel. He was a promoter of such renown his portrait was painted on the toilet in the ball park’s press box “in honor of my friends in the press.” I remember, quite vividly, when Mr. Engel traded a left-handed pitcher for a live turkey. Yes, a real bird in a crate! The best promoter in the majors was Bill Veeck who, quite famously, ... (click for more)