Cleveland/Bradley Chamber To Host PPP Loan Update For Small Businesses

Thursday, February 18, 2021
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual Paycheck Protection Program loan update Friday, Feb. 26 at 8 a.m. The session will be led by Ann Zack, small business specialist from the Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State Community College. 
 
The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act was passed in the final days of 2020 and set aside $284.45 billion for Second-Draw PPP loans. In this session, Ms. Zack will answer the 20 most frequently asked questions about the latest round of PPP, including: 
 
Who is eligible to apply for a second-draw PPP?;
Do I need to reapply to get a second-draw PPP?;
Can I use payroll costs from 2020 to determine my maximum PPP loan amount?;
I am an independent contractor.
Can I get a PPP?; and
Where can I find a lender for the PPP?
 
This session is free for Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Go to the events calendar at ClevelandChamber.com for more information and to register. 


Life Care Centers Promotes Chastain To VP OF Information Technology And Cybersecurity

Hunter Bishop Joins Grant, Konvalinka And Harrison Law Firm

Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce Events March 8-12


Gene Chastain, senior director of information technology for Life Care Centers of America, has been promoted to vice president of information technology and cybersecurity. In this role, Mr. ... (click for more)

Grant, Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C. announce that Hunter Bishop has joined the law firm as an associate. Mr. Bishop is a native of Polk County, Tn. He graduated from UTC in 2016, where he ... (click for more)

Here are the upcoming Chattanooga Chamber events: March 8, ONLINE: NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping Noon to 1 p.m. New to being an entrepreneur? This information-packed class covers 10 of the ... (click for more)



Business

Life Care Centers Promotes Chastain To VP OF Information Technology And Cybersecurity

Gene Chastain, senior director of information technology for Life Care Centers of America, has been promoted to vice president of information technology and cybersecurity. In this role, Mr. Chastain will work closely with the chief information officer, Terry Leonard, to ensure Life Care has the most effective implementation of cloud services, infrastructure and cybersecurity, ... (click for more)

Hunter Bishop Joins Grant, Konvalinka And Harrison Law Firm

Grant, Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C. announce that Hunter Bishop has joined the law firm as an associate. Mr. Bishop is a native of Polk County, Tn. He graduated from UTC in 2016, where he received his B.A. in political science and a minor in business administration. Mr. Bishop then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 2020. While attending law school, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

1 Person Injured And 12 Rooms Damaged In Fire At Whitewater Lodge In Cleveland

Cleveland Fire Department units were dispatched to the Whitewater Lodge at approximately 1:13 a.m. on Friday on a reported structure fire. First units arrived on the scene at 1:17 a.m. and reported a working structure fire on the second floor. Primary searches were initiated to ensure all occupants were out of the building. Six fire companies brought the fire under control ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths, 77 New Cases; Tennessee Has 1,445 New Cases, 33 More COVID Deaths

Hamilton County reported 77 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 52 patients hospitalized and 12 in Intensive Care Units. Seven others were in the hospital with suspected COVID. Of those hospitalized, 13 are county residents. The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 40,920. There were no more death from the virus in the county reported since Thursday, leaving the total ... (click for more)

Opinion

So Long To 3 Local TV Icons - And Response

COVID or no COVID, I cannot comprehend the decision by the owners of News Channel 9 to let go Erin Thomas. I watch that show every morning and (when I can) at 6 p.m. She is outstanding at her job and very versatile doing weather, traffic, news or whatever. Totally at ease, smiling, smart, friendly and professional. What do they want? I think the entire crew is great, including ... (click for more)

Shallowford Road Walmart Closing Is Representative Of Food Apartheid - And Response (2)

The Unity Group is saddened and dismayed to hear of the closing of the Walmart Grocery store on Shallowford Road. While we recognize that the overall goal is for businesses to reach a level that obtains profit maximization, in our estimation, this recent closure is indicative of a problem that has continued to be persistent in marginalized and disadvantaged communities for more ... (click for more)