The Chattanooga Chamber's 12 area Councils are the backbone of the Chamber's volunteer presence. The Councils support businesses in more specific geographic areas within our community.

The Councils provide opportunities for our members to get involved in solving problems, discussing issues and supporting events and civic projects that benefit businesses, schools and other constituencies within the Council's footprint.

At monthly meetings, members enjoy networking opportunities and stimulating speakers.

Each Council serves the unique needs of its members with its own board, strategic plan, annual budget, programs and initiatives.

Downtown Council
President: Joey Greer, EPB
President-Elect: Lesley Berryhill, Chambliss Center for Children
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 E M L King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37402

East Brainerd Council
President: Brent France, Worth Construction Restoration
President-Elect: Mark Jones, Legal Shield
Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
The Car Barn
6721 Heritage Business Ct., Chattanooga, TN 37421

East Ridge Council
President: Josh Williams, Golf Headquarters
President-Elect: Deanne Dawes , Mainstay Suites
Meets the first Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
East Ridge Community Center
1517 Tombras Ave., East Ridge, TN 37412

Enterprise Gateway Council
President: Pryor Bacon, The Pryor Bacon Company
President-Elect: Rhey Houston, Stowers Caterpillar
Meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
Hospice of Chattanooga
4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416

Hixson Council
President: Heather Edmondson, Keller Williams Commercial
President-Elect: Donald Kane, Donald Kane State Farm
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
North River Civic Center
1009 Executive Dr., Hixson, TN 37343

International Business Council
President: Marty Lester, Lester Law
President-Elect: John-Paul Morgante, Annimar Associates
Meets the fourth Friday of each month at 8 a.m.
Cross-Cultural Business Training offered monthly
Business Development Center
100 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

President: Luronda Jennings, Journey Educational Services
President-Elect: Bess Steverson, McCallie School
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
Family Justice Center
5705 Uptain Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411

North Chattanooga Council
President: Sam Young, Greens Eco Build & Design
President-Elect: Andrew Zito, Chattanooga Lookouts
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
Business Development Center
100 Cherokee Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37405

North Hamilton County Council
President: Elaine Merritt, Sandler Training
President-Elect: Catherine Melissa
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
200 Shearer St., Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Ooltewah/Collegedale Council
President:  Caleb Ray, Atlas Insurance
President-Elect: Cindy Steele, Tandem Financial
Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:15 a.m.
Collegedale City Hall, Collegedale, TN 37315
4910 Swinyar Dr., Collegedale, TN 37363

Red Bank Council
President: Wade Rowan, ACT Business Machines
President-Elect: Dr. Corey Idrogo, Centered Health and Wellness
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon
Red Bank Community Center
3620 Tom Weathers Dr., Red Bank, TN 37415

Southside Council
President: Jeff Hollis, Fairfield Inn and Suites
President-Elect: Kay Huggins, Connections Promotional Products
Meets the second Thursday of each month at noon.
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63 E Main St., Chattanooga, TN 37408

Get in Touch

To learn more or schedule a meeting, contact:
Honor Hostetler, Community Outreach Director