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PODCAST: The Future of Our Miller Park District

The future of Chattanooga’s city center will look very different. By 2018 the number of people residing in our downtown will have doubled and the public spaces that we take for granted will be completely transformed. In today’s episode we sit down with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Landscape Architect Wes Michaels, & City of Chattanooga’s…

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Mayor Berke Convenes Family Friendly Workplace Challenge Summit

Today, Mayor Andy Berke and participants of the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge convened a Summit to recognize businesses — both large and small — committed to working families. Businesses that accepted the Challenge spent the summer months engaging their employees and reviewing policies before implementing a strategy to support working families and then sharing their…

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Chattanooga Eyes Using Hearing Officer to Fight Neighborhood Blight

Chattanooga may bring an administrative hearing officer on board this fall to combat neighborhood blight. The administrative hearing officer, as envisioned in a proposed ordinance coming before the City Council on Tuesday, can levy fines of up to $500 per code violation instead of the normal $50 environmental court fine. For properties where the owner does…

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Family Friendly Workplace Challenge Summit

On September 8th we are convening employers and employees from large and small organizations across our community to recognize the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge participants, hear from leading experts and explore ways to continue building a stronger city through strong employers.Mayor Berke launched the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge to recognize our city’s strongest employers as…

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Fire Department to Hire More Firefighters with Federal Grant

The Chattanooga Fire Department is in the unique position of being able to hire additional firefighters soon, thanks to a federal grant. The Department of Homeland Security notified the fire department recently that the grant application of $1,840,356 from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant has been approved, which will allow…

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Burgers with Berke

Each month I block my lunch hour and invite Chattanoogans to join me. It’s called Burgers with Berke, and it’s easy – just join me at a local burger spot, purchase a meal, and the conversation is on me. This month’s Burgers with Berke is at the Big Chill. I want to give you a…

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NYT: Chattanooga’s Innovation District Beckons to Young Entrepreneurs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — From Boston to Seattle, cities across the country are vying to create technology hubs, spurring real estate developments to attract start-ups and young entrepreneurs. To the south, this smaller but thriving city is seeing returns on its effort to do the same. Chattanooga has leveraged its lightning-fast broadband connections to develop a…

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Readers & wRiters Fair

The City of Chattanooga – Government Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts the inaugural Readers & wRiters Fair on Saturday, August 27, from 10 AM-3 PM. Free & open to the public, the Fair features 50+ booths of authors, publishers, teachers, and businesses on the streets around City Hall w/local authors presenting in Council Chambers. Don’t…

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Chattanooga Remembers July 16

Mayor Andy Berke and the City of Chattanooga will present a memorial ceremony in honor of Chattanooga’s Fallen Five. The memorial ceremony will include Manning the Rail, Presentation of Colors, the Presentation of the Star Spangled Banner, and Presentation of Proclamation. Please arrive at 10 AM to secure a seat, and listen to patriotic tunes…

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