MidTown Chamber Council Hosts Taste Of MidTown To Support Chambliss Center

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The MidTown Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural Taste of MidTown luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The event highlights diverse eateries in the MidTown footprint and serves as a toy drive for the Chambliss Center for Children.

Officials said, "This is a can’t-miss networking event for business and civic leaders in the MidTown community — and throughout Chattanooga."

Taste of MidTown will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Family Justice Center at 5705 Uptain Road. Attendees are invited to arrive early and stay late for networking, and encouraged to bring toys for families served by the Chambliss Center specializing in foster care, adoptions, residential care for youth and early childhood education.

All toys donated during Taste of MidTown will be designated for the center’s “Santa’s Workshop,” which ensures families participating in the organization’s early childhood education and residential programs — as well as teachers who have children — can enjoy the magic of the holidays.

“We’re thrilled to host this special event spotlighting the array of dining options in MidTown — from the airport to the zoo,” said MidTown Council President Luronda Jennings. “We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the growth of MidTown while also making this holiday season unforgettable for families touched by the Chambliss Center for Children.”

Several MidTown restaurants will provide samples of their unique menu items. Admission is $10 and the event is open to the public.

MidTown Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Learn more about the Chattanooga Chamber’s 12 area councils here.



Puckett's Gro. Celebrates First Responders This Holiday Season

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, 2 W Aquarium Way in downtown Chattanooga, will host a “First Responders Family Meal” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, allowing those who will be on duty for Christmas Day an opportunity to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. All first responders and their families are invited to attend the special meal at the Southern eatery, ... (click for more)

National Cornbread Cook-Off Seeks New Champion

It’s time to submit a National Cornbread Cook-off recipe. Lodge Cast Iron and Martha White are searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 22nd Annual Lodge National Cornbread Cook-Off.   Now through Jan. 15, 2018, Cook-Off applicants can submit an original main dish/entree recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread ... (click for more)

Home In Alton Park Damaged By Fire Friday Morning

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire in Alton Park Friday morning. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm around  8:30 a.m.  and responded to 4020 Highland Ave. with five fire companies. When the first firefighters arrived on the scene, one of the residents of the house was concerned this his wife might still be inside. The firefighters ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Severely Injured In East Ridge Thursday Night

The East Ridge Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian being struck  at 5300 Ringgold Road on Thursday around  10 p.m. Officers arrived and found that East Ridge resident Dale Henderson had been struck by a vehicle and was suffering from severe injuries. It appears he attempted to cross Ringgold Road in front ... (click for more)

Technology: The Virtual Drug

The truth is you're probably reading this on a mobile device or your computer. As a matter of fact, I’m typing this down on a MacBook Pro. The point is technology is everywhere. It engulfs like a tsunami engulfs a village, only a few ever escape. In fact, it took me two hours to start this paper because I was so hypnotized by phone, checking my Instagram and seeing what the next ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Lesbian’s Daddy

I’ve always held the belief that things work out for the best. Oh, I’ve been in some tights where I couldn’t see the forest for the trees but, in the up-and-down life I have lived, I’ve found that God doesn’t make mistakes. If I’ll just hold on long enough, no matter how bad the circumstances, something good will happen. It always does. One of the best examples I have seen lately ... (click for more)