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  • Friday, May 04, 2007 11:01 AM | Anonymous
    An Alaska native has turned in her life in the snow for the responsibilities of law and leadership in Chattanooga.

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2007 10:39 AM | Anonymous
    Every woman enjoys the pride and delight that comes with celebrating an anniversary, and this month marks 20 years, not just for one woman, but a unified group of them. Chattanooga’s chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) is the honored organization and the entire community should be giving them a celebratory pat on the back.

    The first chapter of EWI was established in California in 1938 under the name Executives’ Secretaries, Inc., but with the personal and professional strides females began to make, the corporation decided in 1977 that Executive Women International was a better-suited moniker. As time has passed, more than 75 chapters have been formed across the U.S., Canada and Europe, including Chattanooga’s, which took shape in 1987. And what exactly do these dedicated ladies meet each month to achieve? According to their website, EWI works to bring together members of diverse businesses to encourage community involvement by “affording opportunities and structure for leadership and professional development.” And since it’s inception, EWI has been doing just that. Perhaps one of its greatest contributions is an annual scholarship awarded to an outstanding student at UTC and Chattanooga State Technical Community College in memory of a former member, Jean Bradford.

    On Tuesday, May 8, EWI is celebrating two decades of service and sustenance and you’re invited to join in the fun! Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. at the Walden Club with dinner and a program following at 6 p.m. For more event and ticket information, visit the EWI website, ewichattanooga.org, or call Nancy Templeton at 423-756-3877. Above all, this organization believes in women uplifting and supporting other women, and now’s your chance to encourage and assist these principles undefined ladies of all walks and professions can certainly benefit from them!

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  • Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:57 AM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International ® (EWI), Chattanooga's premier organization for networking and leadership development is meeting at the Walden Club on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.

    This meeting will be a special celebration of the Chapter's 20 year anniversary. Bruce Plante, editorial cartoonist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, will be giving a presentation. The Chattanooga Chapter of EWI was charted on May 13, 1987. Chartering firms included Chattanooga Bakery, Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Chattanooga Head Start, Erlanger Health System, Lyndhurst Foundation, AT&T SouthEast (then South Central Bell) and United Way of Greater Chattanooga. These firms, chartering representatives of firms, and our Chapter's past presidents will all be honored at this event.

    EWI is the leading connection for business professionals in Chattanooga. For more information, or if you'd like to attend this celebration, please see our chapter website at ewichattanooga.org or phone Carolyn Stringer at 423-757-5641.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2007 10:56 AM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International ® (EWI), Chattanooga's premier organization for networking and leadership development recently installed three new representatives.

    Kelly McCoy of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, Pam Morris of Petty & Landis, P.C. and Katie Hineman of OfficeTeam were all installed at the April meeting.


    Pictured: Nancy Harrison, Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley and Chapter President; Kelly McCoy, Citadel Broadcasting; and Pam Morris, Petty & Landis. Not pictured: Katie Hineman, OfficeTeam

    Jody Hermann of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc. was installed as Secretary and Lynda Childress of Luken Holdings, Inc. was installed as Treasurer.

    EWI's mission is to bring together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting Member Firms, enhancing personal and professional development and encouraging community involvement. The Chattanooga Chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary on May 8. Our philanthropic focus is on scholarships for women at UTC and Chattanooga State.

    EWI is a nonprofit organization of leading business, service and professional companies. It is unique in that the firm is the member, as opposed to the individual. Membership is by invitation only. For more information please see our website at ewichattanooga.org or phone Carolyn Stringer at 423-757-5641.
  • Saturday, April 07, 2007 10:55 AM | Anonymous
    Charitable Contributions

    Pictured from front left is Nathaniel Pinkard, Director of Development at UTC; Tanya Travis of Miller & Martin PLLC; Margaret Browning of Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Barbara Verhine, administrative coordinator to the UTC Chancellor; Karen Hannifin of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union; Lori Pruett of FedEx Kinko's; Nancy Harrison of the Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley; and Dr. Roger Brown, UTC Chancellor.
  • Saturday, April 07, 2007 10:53 AM | Anonymous
    The Chattanooga Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) recently made a contribution to the Jean Bradford Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund. Twenty-one awards have been made since the establishment of this scholarship fund for women. The criteria specifies special consideration be given to displaced homemakers and single mothers. Preference is given to students who have gone through UTC's Center of Community Career Education Educational Opportunity Center.


    Pictured from front left is Nathaniel Pinkard, Director of Development at UTC; Tanya Travis of Miller & Martin PLLC; Margaret Browning of Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Barbara Verhine, administrative coordinator to the UTC Chancellor; Karen Hannifin of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union; Lori Pruett of FedEx Kinko's; Nancy Harrison of the Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley; and Dr. Roger Brown, UTC Chancellor.
    Nancy Harrison, president of the chapter and representing the Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley, says, "Executive Women International members raise scholarship funds through our Annual Barnyard Auction and other fund raisers with support from many of Chattanooga's premier businesses. Our members cheer on the recipients every year at our December meeting. Their testimonials regarding the difference we have made in their lives through our donations keep us working year round."

    EWI was established in 1938 and the Chattanooga Chapter Chartered in 1987 as an association of businesswomen dedicated to personal and professional growth. Chapter members come together for networking, recognition, exchange of information and ideas, leadership and service opportunities. The Chattanooga Chapter is a who's who of leading companies and educational institutions, including The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with approximately 45 member firms participating in our fund raising efforts.
  • Friday, March 30, 2007 10:32 AM | Anonymous
    People tend to gravitate to their own styles of communication, says a consultant slated to address a leadership group in Chattanooga on Saturday.

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:32 AM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International (EWI) is presenting its Academy of Leadership on Tour business workshop at UTC on Saturday. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this business workshop located at the University Center, 642A East Fifth Street from 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.
    The Power of the Diverse Communicator Find out how to implement bias-free communication, improve your ability to think globally, and learn to motivate your team to be more productive

    Open to the public, this workshop is designed specifically for current or future managers, executives, supervisors or anyone who works in a team. The individual workshop fee is $239. Walk-ins are welcome. The student fee is $100.

    For more information about EWI's Academy of Leadership on Tour or to register, please call 877-4EWI-NOW.
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:31 AM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International® (EWI) - the leading connection for business professionals – is presenting its Academy of Leadership on Tour business workshop at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, on Saturday, March 31st. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this exclusive business workshop located at the University Center, 642A East Fifth Street from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    The Power of the Diverse Communicator
    Find out how to implement bias-free communication, improve your ability to think globally, and learn to motivate your team to be more productive

    Open to the public, this workshop is designed specifically for current or future managers, executives, supervisors or anyone who works in a team. The individual workshop fee is $239. Walk-ins are welcome. The student fee is $100. For more information about EWI's Academy of Leadership on Tour or to register, please visit www.executivewomen.org or call 877-4EWI-NOW.

    The Chattanooga Chapter of Executive Women International received its Charter in 1987. For more information, call 423-634-2277 or visit www.ewichattanooga.org.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:30 AM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International (EWI), an organization for networking and leadership development, is meeting at the Walden Club on Tuesday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m.
    Maury Nicely, an attorney with Miller & Martin PLLC (specializing in labor law and employment litigation) will give a presentation and slide show based on his book, the Chattanooga Walking Tour and Historic Guide.

    Visitors are welcome to attend, but must RSVP prior to April 6 through ewichattanooga.org. The cost, including dinner is $25. All employees of member firms may attend at a cost of $20.

    EWI professional development opportunities range from the comprehensive, proprietary Academy of Leadership series, an annual Leaders Summit for graduates of the Academy program, to an Online Learning Certified Professional Leaders Program and an online resource with leadership themes, live author book chats, and skill-building Tele-seminars called the Leadership Link. Professional development is cited as the key benefit to individuals.

    For more information contact Carolyn Stringer at (423) 757-5641

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