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  • UTC Hosts 6th Annual Bloodanooga Blood Drive

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga hosted a two-day blood drive with nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26.   Read More...

  • Urban League Of Chattanooga Celebrates 35th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast

    This article was originally published chattanoogan.com.Government officials, community leaders and community members gathered on Wednesday at the Chattanooga Convention Center for the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga’s Equal Opportunity Day breakfast.  John Hope Bryant, founder and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Ventures, served as keynote speaker, and the event was chaired by Jeff Jackson, Southeast market president of First Tennessee Bank. The Urban Lea...  Read More...

  • Junior League Announces 2017-18 Board of Directors

    This article was originally published on hamtiloncountyherald.com.The Junior League of Chattanooga has selected its 2017-18 board of directors to lead the organization into its 100th year.“Our board of directors is a group of women who have one goal in mind – to make a difference in Chattanooga,” says Laura Ketcham, president of the organization. “We seek to identify and tend to the needs of our community through coalitions and programs as well as personal and professional development.”The follo...  Read More...

  • Oak Point, Saltville Elementary to Host Blood Drives

    This article was originally published on swvatoday.com.Although elementary students are not yet old enough to donate blood themselves, this has not stopped students from Oak Point Elementary School and Saltville Elementary School from partnering with Blood Assurance to save lives. Both schools will host blood drives with the nonprofit regional blood center through the “Half Pints for Life” program.The Oak Point Elementary School blood drive will take place on Aug. 25 from 9:30 a.m.   Read More...

  • First Responders Encouraged to “Register And Respond”

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Each year, 600 to 900 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with aplastic anemia — a potentially life-threatening disease where the bone marrow in the body stops working. Matthew Medina, police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), was 40 years old when he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia.   Read More...

  • Blood Drive to Honor Sierra Underwood

    This article was originally published on clevelandbanner.com. Wholesale Supply Group, Inc. will host a blood drive with nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance in honor of Sierra Underwood.   Read More...

  • Three Local Companies Unite to Donate 318 Units of Blood

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Three Chattanooga companies, Astec Industries, Inc., Roadtec, Inc. and Heatec, Inc. participated in an inaugural “Battle of the Tecs” blood drive.   Read More...

  • CWLI Experiences Growth; Looks to Increase Diversity, Programming

    This article was originally published on nooga.com.Before applying to be the executive director of the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute, Holly Ashley wasn't exactly sure what the organization did or if she'd fit in. But she soon fell in love with CWLI, which aims to boost leadership, engagement and advancement opportunities for women. And she's working to improve it and attract members who might be as uncertain as she was before taking the helm. The organization...  Read More...

  • CWLI Announces Movement to the Edney Innovation Center; Team Expansion

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute announces the organization’s move to The Edney Innovation Center in the Society of Work effective June 1. Additionally, CWLI is expanding its internal team to better serve the organization’s growing membership base, officials said."CWLI has grown more than 150 percent since 2014 to more than 650 active members and has been making strides to strengthen programming to meet the ...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Offers Donors Opportunity to Enter Vacation Giveaway

    This article was originally published on clevelandbanner.com.CHATTANOOGA — This summer, because of the many patients who are constantly in need, Blood Assurance has a goal of saving 90,000 lives during a time when blood supply levels are historically low.By donating at a Blood Assurance donor center or blood drive from June 1 through Aug. 31, community members will not only help reach that lifesaving goal but will also be entered to win a vacation to the destination of their choice worth $...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance to Donate One Dollar to K9s for Warriors for Every Blood Donation Made Wednesday through May 31

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Non-profit regional blood center Blood Assurance is inviting the community to donate this Memorial Day weekend in honor of the brave local veterans who gave their lives serving our country. In support of National Military Awareness Month and to honor those who answered the call to serve, Blood Assurance is supporting K9s For Warriors — an organization that provides service dogs at no cost for American heroes who are suffering f...  Read More...

  • Applications and Nominations Now Open for Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute Women Mentoring Women Program

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Starting Monday,  Chattanooga Women’s LeadershipInstitute (CWLI) is accepting applications and nominations for the 2017 Women Mentoring Women program. The mentorship training program is an eight-session professional development series that teaches female participants how to mentor and develop other women who are in community and business leadership roles. The deadline to apply is June 26.   Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Launches ‘Step Up to the Platelets’

    This article was originally published on clevelandbanner.com. CHATTANOOGA — Blood Assurance recently announced the launch of a new regional initiative, “Step Up To The Platelets,” in efforts to encourage platelet donations for local cancer and trauma patients in need.For hundreds of local patients they are essential to surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases and traumatic injuries. Blood Assurance is making strides to encourage more platelet donors by partnering with local businesses and...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance and UNUM Honor US Armed Forces during National Military Appreciation Month

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Non-profit regional blood center Blood Assurance announces UNUM as its May #BAChampion community partner during National Military Appreciation Month. Blood Assurance and UNUM together will be bringing awareness to the community of the constant need for blood donations. Throughout May, all donors will have the opportunity to donate at blood drives and donor centers in honor of current and former members of the U.S.   Read More...

  • Firefighter Continues to Inspire Good Work

    This article was originally published on heraldandtribune.com.Jonesborough firefighter Luke Story inspired many, dedicating his life to helping others.To continue this legacy, the annual Luke Story Memorial Blood Drive will be back again on Monday, April 24, at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center to continue to spread the idea of helping the community—a mission that both Story’s life and one of the blood drive coordinators, the Jonesborough Community Chest, both share.“We f...  Read More...

  • Junior League Rummage Sale is Coming Up

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com.The Junior League of Chattanooga is bringing back its Bargain Mart for a two-day pop-up sale in celebration of the league's centennial year.This large rummage sale will be held in Ridgedale Outreach Center, 2708 E. 13th St. off Dodds Avenue.   Read More...

  • Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute Hosting Workshop on Financial Empowerment

    This article was originally published on nooga.com.Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute will host a three-part series called Women Know Finance: Financial Empowerment 101 April 20, April 27 and May 11.The workshops will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Patten Group, located at 832 Georgia Ave.Financial Empowerment 101 is a new program offering recently added to CWLI's Women Know Finance series because of demand for financial planning education relevant to millennial leaders, as ...  Read More...

  • Third Annual "Tighten up and Donate" Blood Drive Honors Cancer Patient

     This article was originally published on wdef.com.Blood Assurance will host the third annual “Tighten Up and Donate” blood drive Friday, March 17 in honor of the late J.D. Wooten, who lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia in March 2014. Signal Mountain resident Cindy Pare created the annual blood drive event in honor of her father, a resident of Raleigh, N.C.   Read More...

  • Blood Drive to be Held in Honor of Calhoun High Student

    This article was originally published on Northwestgeorgianews.com.On Thursday, March 16, Blood Assurance will hold a public blood drive from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Calhoun High School in honor of Garrett Jordan, a Calhoun High School freshman who was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma earlier this year.Garrett’s parents, Michael and Sarah Roberson, credit pediatric cardiologist Dr.   Read More...

  • "Spring into Action" Blood Drive Collects 48 Units; Public Safety and Elected Officials Claim Bragging Rights

    This article was originally published on wjle.com.Forty eight units of blood were collected Monday during the 1st annual “Spring into Action” Blood Assurance Blood Drive in a battle for bragging rights between public safety and elected officials versus the DeKalb County School System.By the end of the blood drive, the public safety and elected officials claimed victory with 32 donations made on behalf of them versus 16 credited to the school system.“The blood drive was a great ...  Read More...

  • Chattanooga Chapter of the Junior League Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com."The Help" didn't give a bit of it.The Oscar-nominated movie from 2011, taken from the 2009 bestseller, focused on two black maids facing racism and condescension while working for upper-crust white families in Jackson, Miss. The white women were members of the Junior League."There's a stigma in the community — and nationwide — about Junior League, and 'The Help' didn't help our cause. I th...  Read More...

  • Randi Zuckerberg Tells Chattanooga Crowd Bridging Gender Divide in Tech Requires Starting at Early Age

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com.When Randi Zuckerberg began working in the male-dominated Silicon Valley nearly 15 years ago, she said she was sure that within the next decade that the share of women in technology, computer science and business startups would grow.But instead, the gender gap has not improved, and by some measures has gotten worse. Even though women comprise 56 percent of all professional workers, women still make up only about a fourth of all IT jobs,...  Read More...

  • Second Life Receives Grant to Hire Specialized Therapists

    This article was originally published on Nooga.com. Second Life of Chattanooga has just been awarded a federal grant to help hire trauma-trained therapists for survivors of human trafficking.Because of the intense fear and victimization that human trafficking survivors may experience, special therapists may be needed to help victims work past these experiences, officials said. "We understand that supporting human trafficking survivors through physical and psychological healing is essential ...  Read More...

  • What Everyone Should Know About Blood and Blood Donation

    This article was originally published on Healthscopemag.com.In the days following November’s tragic school bus crash, lines to donate blood stretched out the doors of area blood banks. Donors with blood type O- were fast-tracked to the front. From cancer patients to trauma victims, hundreds of people in our city need blood transfusions every day.   Read More...

  • Overcoming Certain Fears in Giving ‘The Gift of Life’

    This article was originally published on Clevelandbanner.com A first-person perspective on donating blood written by Cleveland Daily Banner staff writer Saralyn Norkus, and published on the front page of this newspaper in last Thursday’s edition, perhaps prompted others to follow suit.We hope it did.Donating blood through Blood Assurance, or through any such outlet across the nation, obviously is a personal choice.Regular donors have reasons — some of them based on past experiences &...  Read More...

  • Crime Tops Chattanooga Mayoral Candidates' Concerns

    This article was originally published on Timesfreepress.comCrime has topped the priorities lists of all four of Chattanooga's mayoral candidates, but each has a somewhat different vision on how to fix it.On Monday, they shared their crime-fighting thoughts during a forum hosted by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women at the packed fellowship hall of Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church in Brainerd. The contenders — Mayor Andy Berke and challengers David Crockett, Larry Grohn a...  Read More...

  • Unite, Wear White' Event Shines Light on Human Trafficking

    This article was originally published on Newschannel9.com.There was a sea of white clothing Friday morning at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Chattanooga. It was called "Unite Wear White." The event served a jumping off point for a new coalition whose lone purpose is to fight human trafficking.Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said human trafficking is now a widespread problem."It used to be something we thought of as - not in our city, not in our county. Now we realize that ov...  Read More...

  • Randi Zuckerberg To Speak At Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute IMPACT 2017

    This article was originally published on Chattanoogan.com.Randi Zuckerberg, the best-selling author and founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, will be Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute’s (CWLI) keynote speaker at the 12th annual IMPACT Leadership Dinner on Feb. 23rd.CWLI celebrates women in leadership roles and works to increase the influence of women in the Chattanooga community.As an early employee at Facebook, which was co-founded by her brother Mark Zuckerberg, Ms. Zuckerber...  Read More...

  • Best-Selling Author, Emmy-Nominated Entrepreneur to Speak in Chattanooga

    This article was originally published on Nooga.com.Best-selling author and founder/CEO of Zuckerberg Media Randi Zuckerberg is coming to speak in Chattanooga. The Emmy Award-nominated entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker at the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's 12th annual Impact Leadership Dinner.The organization celebrates women in leadership roles and works to increase the influence of women in the Chattanooga area. As an early employee at Facebook, which was co...  Read More...

  • Be a Blood Donor & You’ll be a Lifesaver

    This article was originally published on dailypostathenian.com.Have you or someone close to you ever needed a blood transfusion? Maybe it was because of an acci­dent. Or perhaps you needed blood due to a surgical procedure.   Read More...

  • Tennessee Streamlines Help Efforts For Human Trafficking Victims

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Today, on Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Day by Presidential proclamation, Tennessee announces a collaboration between non-government organization agencies in each of Tennessee’s four regions. The Tennessee Anti-Slavery Alliance ensures quality protective services are provided to local human trafficking victims in the most effective and efficient way possible, said officials. This organized effort is a direct answer to th...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance launches #BAChampion initiative

    This article was originally published on nooga.comRegional blood donation center Blood Assurance is launching the #BAChampion initiative with local businesses and organizations to educate the community on the importance of donating blood. The nonprofit seeks community partners for each month of the year to help in the mission. The January partner is Chick-fil-A. "It is a pleasure to serve our communities as Chick-fil-A operators," Mitch Collins, Chick-fil-A operator for Chatt...  Read More...

  • Chattanooga Wins Grant for Free Concert Series at Bessie Smith Center

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.comChattanooga, is one of 15 cities across America to win a $25,000 grant  to present 10 free concert series as part of the Levitt AMP Music Series, which is funding 150 free concerts across the country.The music series, funded by the Levitt Foundation, will be held on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in the historic Martin Luther King district, shining a light on its renowned musical heritage."We are very excited to r...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Seeking Blood Through Holiday Season

    This article was originally published on wrcbtv.com.Blood Assurance is asking the community to consider scheduling an appointment for blood donations this holiday season.Officials say blood donations have a shelf life of 42 days, so the blood must be used during this time frame. Blood donors are needed on a continuous basis to maintain a steady supply of blood to local hospitals serviced by Blood Assurance.After individuals donate blood, they have eight weeks until they are able to donate again....  Read More...

  • Chattanooga Residents Rush to Give Blood After Bus Crash

    This article was originally published on CNN.com.Instagram: bekah_bell_: "The line was out the door when we arrived at Blood Assurance. Full of college students, older people, and police officers who dropped everything to give blood. Blood Assurance is staying open all night and will need blood all week.   Read More...

  • Authorities Encourage Blood Donations Ahead of Busy Holiday Season

    This article was originally published on nooga.com.Law enforcement officials and first responders are encouraging area residents to donate blood to ensure the holiday supply is readily available for hospital patients. "Saving lives isn’t reserved for first responders, doctors or nurses," Chattanooga Fire Chief Chris Adams said in a prepared statement. "The entire community has the same opportunity to save lives by donating blood and making sure hospitals have enough blo...  Read More...

  • National Teacher of the Year Speaks in Chattanooga

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com.Growing up in a large housing project in Connecticut, Jahana Hayes said she never wanted pity, just a fair chance.Hayes, now the National Teacher of the Year, said communities should be working to ensure all children, especially those like her, are provided with opportunity."We have to all use our time, our talents and our energy to build bridges and not gates," she said.Hayes was the keynote speaker Friday at the Urban League of Greate...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Presents Safe Trick-or-Treating Oct. 29

    This article was originally published on daily-tribune.comOn Oct. 29, Blood Assurance will present Safe Trick-or-Treating at its Cartersville center, 921 B Joe Frank Harris Parkway. Kicking off at 9 a.m., the four-hour event will feature Halloween-themed activities for children and blood donation opportunities for adults.“Next Saturday’s Safe Trick-or-Treating event is an opportunity for families to do something meaningful and fun on the Halloween weekend,” said Mindy Quinn, marketing manager fo...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Hosts ‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive Oct. 22

    This article was originally published on heraldchronicle.com On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Tullahoma Police Department and the Tullahoma Fire Department will compete in a “Battle of the Badges” blood drive in an effort to  encourage the Tullahoma community to donate blood at Blood Assurance, the local non-profit blood center. The community may donate blood at the Tullahoma Blood Assurance center from 8 a.m.   Read More...

  • Chattanooga Police Hope Cash Incentive Will Bolster Minority Recruiting

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com. Chattanooga police will pay cash to community members and officers who recruit minority men and women into the department as part of an effort to boost racial diversity, officials said Monday.The Each One Reach One program will award $500 to anyone who convinces a black or Hispanic applicant to enter the police academy and train to become an officer, police Chief Fred Fletcher said. The initiative is funded by a $10,000 grant from the ...  Read More...

  • AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Luncheon

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.The AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga will be hosting its sixth annual luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.   Read More...

  • Give Blood And Save A Life

    This article was originally published on wjhl.com.As we heard last week, blood supplies in our area are low, extremely low! Our area Blood Assurance is asking you to spare thirty minutes of your time, to save lives. They have 16 locations and 13 bloodmobiles, all used to collect life saving blood products to be distributed to 70 different health care facilities.   Read More...

  • Cartersville Drive Raises Awareness for Bone Marrow Donors

    This article was originally published on daily-tribune.com.Emphasizing the need for bone marrow donors, Blood Assurance recently conducted a bone marrow and blood drive in honor of Bayley Whittle. Presented at Felton Manor Personal Care Home in Cartersville, the effort on Sept. 15 acquired more than 10 bone marrow contributions.“Bayley was a three-sport lettering athlete graduate from Gordon Central in 2015,” said Rhonda Moore, Community Engagement representative for Be The Match/Blood Assurance...  Read More...

  • Program Encourages High Schoolers to Donate Blood

    This article was originally published on heraldcourier.com. Blood Assurance, a local nonprofit blood donor center, is expanding its Cord of Courage program for high school blood donors in the region.The program recognizes high school students who have given blood by awarding them with a cord to wear on graduation day. It will now include surrogate blood donors for students not eligible to donate blood, according to a written statement from Blood Assurance.   Read More...

  • National Teacher Of Year To Keynote Urban League Equal Opportunity Day

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga presents its annual Equal Opportunity Day breakfast on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center with keynote speaker Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year named by the Council of Chief State School Officers.   Read More...

  • Eye on Health: Zika Blood Test

    This article was originally published on wrcbtv.com.A new piece of equipment is the latest tool in the effort to keep the blood supply safe in the fight against Zika. Dr. Liz Culler is the Medical Director at Blood Assurance.   Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Doubles up on Promotions with Boy Scout coupon Card, T-shirts

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com.Blood Assurance is teaming up with the Cherokee Area Council of Boy Scouts of America to host a week-long blood drive at Chattanooga-area donor centers and mobile blood drives.Community members who donate blood during Boy Scout Week, happening Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 6-9, will receive a Boy Scout coupon card valid at several restaurants and businesses. A coinciding campaign also will reward donors with an "I Bleed" college T-shirt...  Read More...

  • Randi Zuckerberg to be Keynote Speaker at Impact 2017

    This article was originally published on WRCB-TV.com.Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and best-selling author, will be keynote speaker at the 12th annual IMPACT Leadership Dinner. If the name sounds familiar, she is the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.The event is hosted by Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI) and celebrates women in leadership roles, according to a news release.As an early employee at Facebook, she led major marketing initia...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Kicks Off Annual ‘I Bleed’ Initiative Starting Aug. 15

    This article was originally published on the Cleveland Daily Banner.Nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance has invited the Cleveland and Bradley County community to participate in its annual “I Bleed” initiative beginning Monday, Aug. 15, and continuing until the end of October.During this time, all donors will receive a customized, limited edition football T-shirt from their choice of the following colleges: Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia Tech, UT-Chattanooga, Tennessee ...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Blood Drive Honors July 16 Victims

    This article was originally published on Nooga.com. As the one-year anniversary of the July 16 shootings approaches, Chattanooga's Blood Assurance is hosting a NoogaStrong blood drive July 11–16 at donation centers across the region.Community members are encouraged to donate blood in remembrance of the U.S. Navy officer and four U.S.   Read More...

  • Collegedale Residents Begin 9-day Walk to Nashville for The Commons Project

    This article was originally published on Nooga.com.With 346 official municipalities in Tennessee, it sometimes takes a bold gesture to get noticed by the state government."Sometimes, you've just got to walk to Nashville," said David Barto, executive director of the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation.Barto, along with others, will embark on a nine-day, 166-mile walk from Collegedale to Nashville to raise awareness and support for The Commons.A "cultural, recreational and civic heart for the reg...  Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Medical Director Receives Prestigious Award

    This article was originally published on Chattanoogan.com. Dr. Liz Culler, Medical Director for the non-profit, regional blood donor center Blood Assurance, received the prestigious Lemuel W.   Read More...

  • Today Declared 'Blood Assurance Day,' Goal Set to get 600 Blood Donations

    This article was originally published on HeraldCourier.com. The cities of Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia have declared today “Blood Assurance Day,” which coincides with World Blood Donor Day – a globally recognized day to encourage blood donations and raise awareness for the constant need for blood donors, a written statement from Blood Assurance says.The nonprofit regional blood center asks 600 community members to make a blood donation today to help replenish t...  Read More...

  • Applications Being Accepted For Local Women's Empowerment Program

    This article was originally published on Chattanoogan.com. Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute (CWLI), a non-profit organization for empowering and educating local businesswomen, announced on Monday that it is accepting applications for its 2016 Women Mentoring Women program.Since 2008, the annual program has encouraged strong and passionate businesswomen to develop critical leadership skills by providing an intricate and extensive network of women in the community. Participants will ...  Read More...

  • City Of Chattanooga Declares June 14 "Blood Assurance Day"

    This article was originally published on Chattanoogan.com. The city of Chattanooga has declared Tuesday, June 14 “Blood Assurance Day” which coincides with World Blood Donor Day, a globally recognized day to encourage blood donations and raise awareness for the constant need for blood donors. The organization is asking 600 community members to make a blood donation on Blood Assurance Day to help replenish the blood supply used by local hospitals so far this summer.As a thank you for ...  Read More...

  • Tee Up & Wine Down for Habitat and GCAR Golf Tournament

    This article was originally published on newschannel9.com. Two local nonprofits are joining together to make home-ownership a reality for people in our community.Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors held a golf tournament fundraiser today.More than a dozen teams took part at Black Creek Club to raise money.. which will be used to build a home for someone in the coming year.Chattanooga Association of Realtors President, Nathan Walldorf, says serving the communi...  Read More...

  • MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Keynotes CWLI Leadership Dinner

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. MSNBC news anchor Mika Brzezinski, co-host of "Morning Joe," will deliver the keynote address for the Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute's 11th annual Impact leadership dinner, set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Feb.   Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Will Hold Blood Typing Day on Thursday

    This article was originally published on wrcbtv.com. Blood Assurance is kicking off a blood typing campaign with local community leaders on Thursday.Join Blood Assurance for a number "typing days" at businesses and organizations across Chattanooga. The blood typing days will take place in February and March.These "typing days" will give local community members a chance to find out their blood type in just a few minutes, with just a simple prick of the finger.The blood typing campaign, known as "...  Read More...

  • Videos: Coppinger, Berke, Fletcher, Adams Pitch Blood Assurance's #HeroesHunt Campaign

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. Community leaders recently partnered with Blood Assurance to get the word out on the seriousness of blood typing through goofy videos in advance of the Hero’s Hunt campaign kickoff event at City Hall, 101 E. 11th St., on Thursday from 11 a.m.   Read More...

  • Chattanooga Area Nonprofit Gives Former Inmates New Chances, More Hope

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. Prison is gray concrete and no privacy.Women entering for the first time strip naked, squat and cough. Then it's two to a cell with a shared toilet."You always had to courtesy flush," notes Donna Stephenson, who served time for stealing items worth more than $500 in 2008 — a felony in Tennessee.   Read More...

  • Giving Life: The Need for Blood Donations Never Lets Up

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. "A lot of people, for example, think that if you've had a recent tattoo, you can't donate. And, yes, you can, if you got your tattoo in Tennessee, and you've waited for it to heal.   Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Stepped Up; We Must do the Same

    This article was originally published in the Cleveland Daily Banner.As Chattanooga and her Southeast Tennessee neighbors continue their recovery from last week’s senseless — and still inexplicable — shooting deaths of five military servicemen, it is prudent to remember life must go on because our region’s needs demand it.One such need lies with an organization whose life-giving resources played an integral role in gallant attempts to save the lives of those four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy lo...  Read More...

  • 'Shark' Investor Highlights Urban League Luncheon

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. The man who transformed dead air space into infomercials and was an original investor on NBC television's "Shark Tank" will share wisdom he's gleaned from four decades as an entrepreneur with local businesses this month.Kevin Harrington was an obvious fit for the May 26 Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Third Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon, said Warren E. Logan, Jr., the organization's president and CEO."We think he does a lot fr...  Read More...

  • Tax Tips, Resources and April 15 Giveaways

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. Few things strike fear into the hearts of Americans like tax season. But don't worry.   Read More...

  • Blood Assurance Celebration Offers Free Lunch, Donors Get Free Vouchers for Movie Tickets, Mayfield Ice Cream

    This article was originally published on dailypostathenian.com. Blood Assurance, a non-profit regional blood center, will hold grand opening celebration of its Athens donor center on Tuesday, April 7 from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.Visitors will have the opportunity to receive a free lunch courtesy of Don Armando, as well as Mayfield Dairy ice cream vouchers.The grand opening will feature a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m.   Read More...

  • Fifty Plus Racing Foundation Ramps Up Fundraising Efforts

    This article was originally published on racingnation.com. As drivers rev up their engines at the 12 Hours of Sebring event this weekend, the Fifty Plus Racing Foundation team will be raising support and encouraging donations for Alzheimer’s research as well as for unfunded caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. The team of vintage car racers will be participating in this year’s Sebring endurance race with the same driver line up featured at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.   Read More...

  • This Is What It Looks Like To Flip On Your Car's Roof

    This article was originally published on blackflag.jalopnik.com. Here's an in-car video from onboard Byron Defoor's roof-bound Highway to Help Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype, running at Daytona for the Roar Before the 24. It's one of the most bizarre videos I've ever seen, mainly because it feels like forever before the car hits the ground.The announcer describes it as "peaceful." I don't want to agree with that knowing what it's going to feel like in a couple seconds, but I do.   Read More...

  • Urban League Partners for Program to Boost Small Businesses

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga has partnered with other local and national organizations to launch NextLevel Chattanooga, a program that will help area small businesses grow and succeed. NextLevel Chattanooga is a seven-month program that will provide business owners with the tools and connections to help them create jobs and grow, according to a news release. "Chattanooga is an inherently entrepreneurial region and has a lon...  Read More...