Biz Briefs: Corridor summit back in Oak Ridge

Biz Briefs: Corridor summit back in Oak Ridge

February 5th, 2013 by Staff Reports and Wire Service in Business Around the Region

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga speaks at the Doubletree Hotel in Chattanooga.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

Corridor summit back in Oak Ridge

The Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit will return to Oak Ridge in May, 18 years after the first such summit was held in the Atomic City.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga, said Monday the details and dates for the forum still are being worked out. But in a statement, Fleischmann said he is working to include several national speakers, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia.

The 2013 summit will focus on energy, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurism.

"By working together our Valley has competed for and attracted important energy, research, space and national security missions that are important to our country," Fleischmann said.

Urban League plans luncheon

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, in conjunction with the Urban League Young Professionals, will host an inaugural Entrepreneur Power Luncheon on Tuesday, March 26 at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

Daymond John, star of ABC's Shark Tank, will deliver the keynote speech, and a minority-owned and woman-owned business person of the year will be recognized.

To be a sponsor or purchase a table at the Entrepreneur Power Luncheon, visit or call 756-1762.

Fish now option in Happy Meals

NEW YORK - McDonald's says it is offering its first new Happy Meal entree in a decade: Fish McBites.

The world's biggest hamburger chain said the Fish McBites will be widely available at U.S. restaurants starting this week through March, to coincide with Lent. The Happy Meals will come with seven pieces of Fish McBites, French fries, apple slices and a drink.

The company had already announced last month that the Fish McBites would be sold on the standard menu.