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,

Chamber Chatts: How Choice Lanes and Transportation Plans Impact Chattanooga

Chamber Chatt is a video series offering community members the chance to hear from elected officials and those in public service. This month’s Chamber Chatt was recorded live inside the Chattanooga Chamber’s Connection Conference Center, Powered by EPB. Sharon Law, Business Development Manager, Thompson Engineering and Public Policy Board Chair interviewed Butch Eley, Deputy Governor

Where Are We Now? A Look Back at Chattanooga Climbs

In 2023 the Chattanooga Chamber will update the Chattanooga Climbs strategic plan and through the end of January, anyone who lives or works in Hamilton County can take a brief survey about economic and talent development priorities for 2024-2028. Community feedback from Chattanooga Climbs helped to inform a job growth and investment strategy that generated an additional $1.3 billion in

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

Scenic City Tours: Two Women Redefining Chattanooga Tourism

Downtown Chattanooga has the kind of sights, tastes and outdoor experiences to attract neighbors from just up the street, and travelers from around the world. Chattanooga Tourism Co. reports that each year more than 15 million people visit Hamilton County, adding approximately $1.5 billion to our local economy.   In a city with so many activities

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