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.


Loudon County Court Services To Reopen Monday After Devastating Fire

Trident Transport Expands Chattanooga Branch To 2nd Location

LKD Consulting Has Ribbon Cutting Friday


Court services in Loudon County will reopen in a temporary location on Monday after a fire devastated the counties’ historic courthouse on Tuesday evening. The old courthouse is severely damaged ... (click for more)

Effective May 1, Trident Transport plans to expand their Chattanooga branch by opening a second location right across the street. Office space at 1500 Chestnut St. will become the home of ... (click for more)

LKD Consulting, LLC in association with Hofstede Insights, is having a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at 240 Forest Ave. Dr. Lisa DeWaard is launching and the company and moved to ... (click for more)


Business

Loudon County Court Services To Reopen Monday After Devastating Fire

Court services in Loudon County will reopen in a temporary location on Monday after a fire devastated the counties’ historic courthouse on Tuesday evening. The old courthouse is severely damaged and housed civil circuit court, criminal court, and chancery court for the county. The Loudon County Clerk and Master and Loudon County Circuit Court Clerk will be relocated, and many ... (click for more)

Trident Transport Expands Chattanooga Branch To 2nd Location

Effective May 1, Trident Transport plans to expand their Chattanooga branch by opening a second location right across the street. Office space at 1500 Chestnut St. will become the home of Trident Transport’s corporate office, a company gym that will offer fitness classes, and a nutrition bar to encourage health and wellness for Trident employees. “The success and growth ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Walker County Commissioner Announces Erlanger Debt Will Be Paid In Full In Current Tax Cycle

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said on Wednesday that the county will pay off its $8.7 million debt to Erlanger Health System within the current tax cycle. The announcement was made on Walker County's Facebook page and can be found here . The debt was incurred during the prior administration of Commissioner Bebe Heiskell, when she backed $10 million of an infusion ... (click for more)

Littlefield Proposes Using Portion Of Hotel/Motel Tax Funds To Operate New Homeless Shelter

Former Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is proposing that the city and county take $1 million each from the hotel/motel tax to operate a new homeless center. Mr. Littlefield told members of the County Commission on Wednesday that he believes it would be a justified use of the hotel/motel funds because restaurant and hotel operators often complain that homeless people are disturbing ... (click for more)

Opinion

How Can City, WWTA Get Away With Chronic Sewage Discharges Onto Our Streets?

A wastewater or service utility is simply a defined service in exchange for a fee. What if I pay a utility fee in exchange for a defined service, and the utility fails to deliver the service as agreed? As an example, I pay a private solid waste collection service to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage. Municipalities also operate waste collection and disposal. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Guest Columnists

Every day I get over 100 emails. Add what I find in My Morning Readings and I am a good candidate to be “Mr. Inspiration.” I have tried to figure out a way to pass some of what I believe are “The Wonders of Life” like I now do on weekends with “The Saturday Funnies.” You would have no idea how popular those jokes have become and several readers say they are the best thing I write ... (click for more)