Chattanooga Chamber names Ooltewah-Collegedale top council and more business news

Staff photo / The sign outside of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is shown in 2019.


Chattanooga Chamber names Ooltewah-Collegedale top council

The Ooltewah-Collegedale Area Council was recognized by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday as the top council among the 12 area councils in the Chattanooga area.

Christy Gillenwater, president of the Chattanooga Chamber, said the Ooltewah council helped raise more than $4,500 for local schools and worked with the local library to survey area businesses to identify and then start a program to address the biggest staffing and resource needs for local businesses.

The Chattanooga Chamber operates 12 such area councils across the Chattanooga region, which Gillenwater said "are leading our grassroots efforts" and combined gave more than 3,000 volunteer hours last year.

"Our Chamber councils have done great things over the past year," Gillenwater said.


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