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.


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Feb. 26-March 1

Heather Trotter Named Press Secretary Of Tennessee Republican Party

Advisory Task Force On Composition Of Judicial Districts To Hold Hearings


Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Freb. 26-March 1: Feb. 26, Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association AM Regathering 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mad Priest Coffee Roasters: ... (click for more)

Scott Golden, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, announced the hiring of Heather Trotter as the new press secretary. Ms. Trotter is a native of Franklin, Tn., and a graduate of Baylor ... (click for more)

The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts has announced four public hearing dates to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial districts ... (click for more)


Business

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Feb. 26-March 1

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Freb. 26-March 1: Feb. 26, Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association AM Regathering 7:30 to 9 a.m. Mad Priest Coffee Roasters: 719 Cherry St. Leadership Chattanooga graduates are invited to gather for coffee and networking. No cost. Feb. 26, Reality Check at Tyner Academy 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tyner Academy: ... (click for more)

Heather Trotter Named Press Secretary Of Tennessee Republican Party

Scott Golden, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, announced the hiring of Heather Trotter as the new press secretary. Ms. Trotter is a native of Franklin, Tn., and a graduate of Baylor University where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism-public relations. She previously worked in the music business as Publicity Manager and Director of Publicity for 117 Entertainment ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Schools Closed On Friday; Other Schools Announce Closings Or Delays

Hamilton County Schools will be closed on Friday due to the amount of rain that has fallen in the last few hours and the amount expected between now and tomorrow. School-age child care will be open at seven locations from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. to assist parents. The locations for child care are: Battle Academy, East Brainerd Elementary, East Ridge Elementary, Harrison Elementary, ... (click for more)

City Report Says Ballard Had Pattern Of Sexual Harassment Over Female Trainees; Attorney Says He Looks Forward To Returning To Work

A city report says an instructor over police academies had a pattern of sexual harassment against female cadets. Two female trainees initially filed the complaint against instructor Ricky Ballard. Ballard was suspended earlier this month for 160 hours without pay over the sexual allegations. Four female cadets said they received unwanted hugs from Ballard. They said Ballard ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway - And Response (3)

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)