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  • Monday, June 29, 2020 11:40 PM
    ‘It is a sign of respect’: Chattanooga mayor strongly encourages mask wearing
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – “This is a very difficult and complex problem and we have to do more as a community to combat the problem,” Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said.In a Facebook live Monday, Mayor Berke strongly encouraged folks to wear face masks in public places as coronavirus cases have continued to increase.“My mask protects you, your mask protects me. It is a sign of respect. It is a sign that we care about ourselves and our community,” Mayor Berke said.After a recent surge of cases in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee extended the State of eEmergency urging people to wear ...
  • Monday, June 29, 2020 11:29 AM
    Blackboard Announces Winners of 2020 Catalyst Awards - Yahoo Finance
    RESTON, Va., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc.[1], a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced the winners of the 2020 Blackboard Catalyst Awards. Blackboard Logo (PRNewsFoto/Blackboard Inc.)MoreNow in their 15th year, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Winners are selected by a cross-functional team of Blackboard experts. Honorees from across the globe will be recognized during BbWorld[3], Blackboard's premier annual global conference, to be held virtually July 21 and ...
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 07:10 PM
    Perseverance pays off - Cleveland Daily Banner
    By JOE CANNON 3 col subhead: The Lord rewards Smith's struggles   After years of frustration and disappointment, Ben and Sarah Smith finally got to experience something most people sometimes take for granted. "Mother's Day and Father's Day were very tough days for us. We wouldn't go to church and watch the celebrations. It was just too sad of a day for us," explained Ben, referring to previous years when the couple went through difficult trials and tribulations in trying to start their family — experiencing four miscarriages in the first half-dozen years of marriage. However this year's recent holidays were extra special for ...
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 12:39 PM
    Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke looking to see if they have the power to mandate masks - WTVC
    Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke looking to see if they have the power to mandate masks  WTVC
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 06:44 PM
    Greeson: Holy buckets, that's well said, Mayor Andy Berke - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Greeson: Holy buckets, that's well said, Mayor Andy Berke  Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 01:51 PM
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Professor, Dr. Thomas S. Lyons, is the featured keynote for the 27th annual Mel Bedwell Small Businessperson Award luncheon on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Museum Center at 5ive Points sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners.  Dr. Lyons' topic will be "Thinking and Acting Like an Entrepreneur During the COVID-19 Pandemic." The Mel Bedwell Small Business Person of the Year Award luncheon honors an outstanding small business person in Cleveland and Bradley County for their success in six areas: staying power, growth in number of employees, increase in sales, innovativeness of product or service offered, response to ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 01:01 PM
    CHS selling biggest hospital - Nashville Post
    Community Health Systems Also: VUMC inks cancer care deal with Erlanger authors Geert De Lombaerde[1] Community Health Systems leaders have agreed to sell the single largest hospital in their network to a large Florida nonprofit group.Terms of CHS’ sale of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to Orlando Health aren’t yet being disclosed. The St. Petersburg City Council still needs to approve the deal, which will have Orlando Health take over CHS’ long-term lease and is expected to close by the end of September.With 480 beds, Bayfront St. Petersburg is 68 beds larger than CHS’ next-biggest facilities, which are located in Missouri ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 11:02 AM
    Once ‘the golden boy,’ ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is out of prison and as fascinating as ever - Houston Chronicle
    Jeffrey Skilling, the notorious former CEO of Enron, has resurfaced again, this time as he reportedly seeks backers for a venture that would combine the hallmarks of his former company: energy, technology and trading. The recent report of Skilling’s overtures to investors by the wire service Reuters again sent the Houston business community buzzing, much as other reports of his activities. Seven years ago, Skilling recaptured the limelight when his sentence was reduced and again, five years later, when reports surfaced that Skilling was moved from a prison farm in Alabama to a halfway house in Houston. Nearly 20 years ...
  • Friday, June 26, 2020 09:25 AM
    Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Announce Intent to Collaborate in Cancer Care - Newswise
    Newswise — Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, on behalf of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), have entered into an agreement to design a long-term collaboration in cancer care, including VICC hematology-oncology services at Erlanger's two clinic and infusion locations.The agreement targets an effective date of October 1, 2020 for final design of the collaboration and establishing VICC as Erlanger’s exclusive contracted provider of inpatient and outpatient hematology-oncology services and medical directorship for the program. The agreement does not affect Erlanger’s relationship with its medical staff, nor does it prevent other hematologist-oncologists from providing care in Erlanger’s hospitals.“This collaborative ...