Chattanooga Chamber marks 131 years
At the annual meeting of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce in August nearly 900 persons gathered at the Chattanooga Convention Center to hear the former CEO of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, Mike Fleming, urge the business association to take on the community's biggest challenges in a new visioning process. At the meeting, Tom Glenn of Elder's Ace Hardware was installed as Chamber board chairman, succeeding Larry Buie, the retired head of Chattanooga Gas Co.
Minding the gender gaps at work
A women's workforce symposium at the Volkswagen Academy in September, organized by the Mayor's Women's Council as part of the "All Lanes Open" initiative, highlighted ways to reduce gender disparities in the workplace. Nicole Koesling, a senior vice president at Volkswagen of America and the keynote speaker, described how men and women often have different behavior and how VW is working to increase diversity of all sorts among its staff.
Champions of Health Care
The nine Champions of Health Care for 2018 were recognized by Edge magazine during an awards luncheon at The Chattanoogan hotel in September. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from among nearly 200 nominations from peers, bosses, patients and community leaders. The 3rd annual Champions of Health Care included professionals and volunteers who have helped improve health care in Chattanooga through their medical, administrative, research and social services.