About a half dozen business people from the Chattanooga area will join their peers from across Tennessee at a forum at the White House on Wednesday, according to the group Business Forward.
Senior officials from the Obama Administration will participate in a discussion on creating jobs, the importance of workforce development, accelerating the economic recovery, and addressing the immigration system.
Among local people to take part are Charlie Brock, CEO, Launch Tennessee; Stephen Culp, CEO, Delegator.com; Travis Horton, partner, HHM CPAs; Erik Jannerbo, an attorney at Miller & Martin PLLC; and Robert Marshall, vice president of business development for MetalTek International.
Past briefings have included Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council; Silvia Matthews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget; and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...