LBMC Second Annual Lending Hands Gives Back To Chattanooga Community

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

LBMC celebrated its second annual “Lending Hands” week, where LBMC employees across the state have the opportunity to “lend a hand” to local not-for-profits via hands-on volunteering during work hours.

This year more than 270 employees participated, donating approximately 870 hours in a span of one week, equating to more than $250,000 donation of time. Organizations like St. Jude, Chattanooga Food Bank, Chattanooga Signal Centers, Chattanooga Welcome Home, Helen Ross McNabb Center and the Red Cross were among the 25 Not-For-Profits helped by LBMC employees Dec.

3-7. 
 
LBMC CEO Jeff Drummonds said, “ We are so proud to be a part of the wonderful Tennessee community, and Lending Hands is our opportunity to give back.  We have long known how service-minded our employees are and Lending Hands allows us to bring our volunteer efforts together and have an even greater impact in our community.”
 
Dennis Blanton, LBMC managing shareholder, Chattanooga office, said, “While we volunteer throughout the year in various ways like United Way campaigns or individual volunteer efforts, as well as sitting on boards, etc., Lending Hands gives us an opportunity to do this together over the holidays. The fact that LBMC encourages this during work hours is a great example of our culture and the value we give on being an active part of this community. We will definitely be doing this again in 2019.”



Council Against Hate Welcomes Christian Picciolni Nov. 12

New Way Of Thinking: Whitfield County Public Works Crews Get Innovative To Repair Bridge On Dover Street

RISE To China: Bridging Cultures Through The Arts


The Mayor’s Council Against Hate will welcome author and activist Christian Picciolini to be the guest speaker at its next public meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Camp House. ... (click for more)

Recent repairs to a failing bridge on Dover Street in Whitfield County saved taxpayers more than $190,000, thanks to enterprising members of the county’s Public Works department who had to overcome ... (click for more)

RISE Chattanooga is launching a new initiative to showcase the diversity and excellence of the city’s creative community on a national and international level; CHA Creative Ambassador Program. ... (click for more)


Happenings

Council Against Hate Welcomes Christian Picciolni Nov. 12

The Mayor’s Council Against Hate will welcome author and activist Christian Picciolini to be the guest speaker at its next public meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Camp House. Mr. Picciolini's life since leaving the white-power movement over two decades ago has been dedicated to helping others overcome their own hate. After leaving the hate movement he helped create ... (click for more)

New Way Of Thinking: Whitfield County Public Works Crews Get Innovative To Repair Bridge On Dover Street

Recent repairs to a failing bridge on Dover Street in Whitfield County saved taxpayers more than $190,000, thanks to enterprising members of the county’s Public Works department who had to overcome several engineering obstacles in their way to complete the project. Instead of completely rebuilding the bridge at an estimated cost of $200,000, the county spent just $6,800 to ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Erlanger Eliminates, Restructures Positions In Management Reorganization

As part of a management reorganization, Erlanger Health System officials announced the elimination and restructuring of 30 management positions, effective this month. In making the announcement, Erlanger President and CEO Will Jackson, M.D., said Monday’s management realignment effort at the Chattanooga-based health system will better position Erlanger to meet the changing landscape ... (click for more)

Commissioner Smedley Asks Meeting With Teachers Who Hit Commission Majority Against Wheel Tax Referendum

County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley said she would like an opportunity to address some 70 current and past county school teachers who signed a letter hitting her and four other commissioners who voted against a wheel tax referendum. She addressed an email to Kendra Young, a teacher at East Hamilton School, whose picture was shown on the Facebook page of the Hamilton County Democratic ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Wheel Tax Wouldn't Be A Sacrifice And Supports Our Teachers - And Response (4)

I appreciate our underpaid teachers here in Tennessee so much. We as a whole have a moral obligation to make sure we contribute to their pay. A wheel tax on our cars is a minimal expense to most of us. Sixty dollars is not enough for us to complain. We shouldn't even bat an eye at that if it contributes to the hard working teachers who sacrifice daily for our children. We ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Have At It, Sisters!

Yes, it didn’t take long … not long at all … for a majority (remember this word) of the Hamilton County Commission to request a meeting with those teachers who still dare to bear the faces after sending a live warhead of stupid over the bow to their funding body. On Sunday there appeared a letter that chastised, by name, five county commissioners who neither deserved it nor toil ... (click for more)