MidTown Chamber Council Hosts Taste Of MidTown To Support Chambliss Center

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The MidTown Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce will host the inaugural Taste of MidTown luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The event highlights diverse eateries in the MidTown footprint and serves as a toy drive for the Chambliss Center for Children.

Officials said, "This is a can’t-miss networking event for business and civic leaders in the MidTown community — and throughout Chattanooga."

Taste of MidTown will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Family Justice Center at 5705 Uptain Road. Attendees are invited to arrive early and stay late for networking, and encouraged to bring toys for families served by the Chambliss Center specializing in foster care, adoptions, residential care for youth and early childhood education.

All toys donated during Taste of MidTown will be designated for the center’s “Santa’s Workshop,” which ensures families participating in the organization’s early childhood education and residential programs — as well as teachers who have children — can enjoy the magic of the holidays.

“We’re thrilled to host this special event spotlighting the array of dining options in MidTown — from the airport to the zoo,” said MidTown Council President Luronda Jennings. “We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the growth of MidTown while also making this holiday season unforgettable for families touched by the Chambliss Center for Children.”

Several MidTown restaurants will provide samples of their unique menu items. Admission is $10 and the event is open to the public.

MidTown Council meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Learn more about the Chattanooga Chamber’s 12 area councils here.



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