EPB to Add 10 New Works to Community Mural on 10th Street

 EPB’s 10th Street Community Mural will soon feature 10 more local Chattanooga area artists whose work will be displayed on the third side of its 10th Street Substation. The 2023 mural theme is “Traditions on MLK” and highlights family traditions throughout the years in Downtown Chattanooga’s Martin Luther King Boulevard area.  An outside group of community stakeholders […]

Applications Open for Chatt 2.0 Child Care Substitute Pilot

Chattanooga 2.0 and early childhood leaders from its Early Matters action team recently announced a third round of the Quality Matters Fund (QMF) that will benefit both child care providers and early childhood educators. The focus of this QMF round is on the recruitment and retention of child care teachers in Hamilton County.  This year,

Growth Ahead: Economic Outlook for 2023

Charles Wood, Interim President and CEO, Chattanooga Chamber, recently shared his broad, treetop forecast on business community efforts to keep our regional economy humming throughout 2023 and beyond. Read these major takeaways from TREND’s November conversation with Wood, who also continues to serve as Vice President of Economic and Talent Development. In 2023, the Chattanooga

DEI Forum: Workers with Disabilities

On Wednesday, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly DEI forum, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The virtual forum featured a fireside chat with April Lomax, Director of Workforce Diversity, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Lorne Steedley, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusive Growth, Chattanooga Chamber. The conversation centered on BlueCross BlueShield of

Leadership Chattanooga Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Chamber’s Leadership Chattanooga program has positioned nearly 1900 civic, nonprofit and business leaders for personal and professional excellence through experiential learning opportunities, community service projects, and exclusive access to Chattanooga’s top leaders. To close out the Chattanooga Chamber’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, TREND caught up with two Leadership Chattanooga participants within our Hispanic

Rock City Gardens Hosts Region’s Longest-Running Oktoberfest

The award-winning Rocktoberfest returns to Lookout Mountain Saturday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 30 at Rock City Gardens! The 16th annual German-themed harvest festival offers delicious new German food and a variety of themed entertainment from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.  Rock City celebrates the German heritage of its founder, Frieda Utermoehlen

Christy Gillenwater Named ACCE Chair

Christy Gillenwater, CCE, IOM, president & CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber, was named chair of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Board of Directors during the organization’s annual meeting. “It’s an exciting time for our association, and I accept this role with enthusiasm,” Gillenwater said. “Chambers can build on the successes we’ve