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Leadership Development Coordinator

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce is seeking an open-minded, inclusive and confident self-starter to become our new Leadership Development Coordinator. Overview: The coordinator position works closely with the Leadership Development Director in coordinating the logistics and support of “Leadership Chattanooga,” “Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association,” “Young Professionals of Chattanooga,” “Protégé Chattanooga,”

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Events Intern

The event planning internship is an exciting opportunity for someone who has an interest in the event planning field. Interns can apply their education, skills and experience while assisting in large and small events. Essential Functions: Assist with planning and logistics for networking events, signature events and top investor events

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Media Updates

How UTC Prepares Students and Combats Worker Shortage 

The effects of the global pandemic have placed a tight hold on an already strained workforce. In 2021, approximately 47.4 million workers left their positions in search of better opportunities. The same year closed with 4.6 million more job openings than unemployed workers, CNBC reports. As employers find it increasingly difficult to maintain a full

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Project Return Helps Former Inmates Find Jobs

Nearly 15,000 people are released from Tennessee penitentiaries each year. Project Return is dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated successfully transition back into communities and work. Founded in Nashville in 1979, Project Return expanded to Chattanooga in 2021. The nonprofit program provides the resources and services, including employment training and networking, social enterprises, education and coaching programs, transportation support, affordable housing,

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Intern Insight: Finding my Place in Gig City

As someone who moved around frequently in recent years, I’ve always chased a sense of community. This led me to relocate to Chattanooga in August of 2021. I wanted to integrate my life into the Scenic City, and the Chamber of Commerce offered that exact opportunity.  From meeting with members of Chattanooga’s business community to

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