Chamber selects Leadership Chattanooga 2017-2018 class

Chamber selects Leadership Chattanooga 2017-2018 class

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has selected the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2017-2018.

These 40 men and women were selected from the program’s most competitive process to date, according to a news release.

Chamber President Bill Kilbride said the participants have a wide variety of backgrounds, from big business to small, and represent a range of industries.

“We have some class members who have already achieved a great deal and others who are early in their careers,” he said in a prepared statement. “But they all have a love for our community in common-and a desire to learn more and to make an impact.”

Strat Parrott in First cohort of graduates from Leadership Hamilton County Schools

Strat Parrott in First cohort of graduates from Leadership Hamilton County Schools

The first class of Leadership Hamilton County Schools completed their year of work and graduated today with a better understanding of the schools in our community and the challenges faced as the district prepares graduates for success after high school. Leadership Hamilton County Schools was a new opportunity for the community to get involved in our public schools this year. The first class included 16 community leaders representing businesses, non-profits, government, and faith-based organizations. The program involved six-sessions during the school year that allowed participants to experience the people and programs in our area schools preparing our children for success.

Mayor Berke To Lead 10-Person Delegation On Trip To Japan Sister City

Mayor Berke To Lead 10-Person Delegation On Trip To Japan Sister City

The Chattanooga Tono Friendship Committee (Chatono) announced that a delegation of 10 Chattanoogans led by Mayor Andy Berke has been invited to Tono, Japan by Mayor Toshiaki Honda to participate in a signing ceremony coinciding with Tono’s largest annual festival, the Tono Matsuri, on Sept. 15.

Scenic City's Civil War history brought to life with new technology

Scenic City's Civil War history brought to life with new technology

Strat Parrott knows a lot about the Battles for Chattanooga, calling it a very pivotal part of the Civil War. For years, the story of those 5 Civil War Battles have played out through narration and small lights on this topographical map.

" I really wanted to be able to take this as a time to showcase some of what I've done around the world and bring it back home," Parrott says. He spent years making interactive exhibits in Japan.

New Battle Plans On Lookout Mountain: Former Electric Map Becomes Digital Presentation

New Battle Plans On Lookout Mountain: Former Electric Map Becomes Digital Presentation

Juncture, LLC to revitalize the former electric map to a new, digital projection-mapped show. Guests will now be able to visualize Chattanooga's Civil War history as the battles come to life in this digital panoramic display.