Chattanooga Chamber’s Downtown Council celebrates 20 years and Urban League of Greater Chattanooga hosts 40th Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast

Photography by Mark Gilliland / Baron King, Emilly Elrod, Jennifer and Jason Fritts attend the Chattanooga Chamber Downtown Council's 20th anniversary party at the Chattanoogan Hotel Nov. 4.

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Council celebrated its 20th anniversary on November 4 at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Members of the business community gathered at the hotel's Highrail Rooftop Bar for an evening of drinks, appetizers and friendship.

Dec. 8 marked the 40th anniversary of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga's Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast, the organization's main fundraiser for the year. The big announcement of the morning: A $2.4 million grant from the MacKenzie Scott Foundation.

  photo  Photography by Matt Hamilton / Sarah Concepcion, right, talks to, from left, Roland McIntyre, Lynesha Lake, Denver Simmons, Corey Garrett and Kennedy Garrett have a conversation at the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast Dec. 8.