In a new series ofshort, easy-to-digestYouTube videos, TVFCU is breaking down financial topics + demystifying everything from investing to what differentiates credit unions from banks. They’re justgetting started with the series, and they want your input.
What finance questions do you have that these local pros can answer?
To get you thinking, here’s a rundown of what financial FAQs have been covered so far:
ITMs: Interplanetary Teleportation Machines? Independent Taco Manufacturers? Intellectual TikTok Moms? Nope – in the financial world, ITM stands for Interactive Teller Machines, which allow users to virtually communicate with a live teller Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Learn more.
TVFCU’s Albert Georgekutty explaining the perks of an ITM | Image via YouTube
Needs vs. wants: Attaining financial security takes work, and it hinges on savings. Here are some helpful tips on how to identify personal needs +start building up an emergency fund.
Business services: How do I put together a business plan? How do I get a business loan?Learn how TVFCU partners with local entrepreneurs, helps connect them with investors + more.
ComingSoon ○ Chicken tenders brand + restaurant Huey Magoo’s announced plans to open seven new franchises, with five of the new restaurants coming to Tennessee, including Chattanooga. The chicken tender restaurant will offer dine-in, take-out, delivery, drive-thru, and curbside services upon opening. Currently, the restaurant is still scouting locations in the Chattanooga area. The brand will also add an eatery in Cleveland, TN. 👍
Biz ○ Nonprofit organization Causeway has announced that its resources are now available for free. To celebrate 10 years of assisting individuals and grassroots organizations within the community, Causeway has created six new online guides that are free to the public. To check out these guides, click here. 🙌 ○ Local music venue The Signal will be reopening next month with new safety procedures, including a mask requirement, social distancing, and reduced capacity. The Signal has already started announcing events for its fall calendar, so make sure to check it out. 🎵
Correction ○ Mayoral candidate Kim White is the former president and CEO of River City Co. We incorrectly identified her as the current president/CEO. Our posts have since been updated to reflect the correct information.
Asked ○ Where do you guys register to vote in-person? Anyone having voter-registration drives ahead of the November election? Let us know where you can register to vote in-person, or if you have a voter drive registration event coming up, and we may feature it in an upcoming article. 🗳️
Health ○ Something we had no idea was a thing: Breast milk donation. Here’s how it works (and why it’s so vital). Ⓟ ○ On Sept. 26, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will partner with Chattanooga’s Mt. Canaan Baptist Church (4801 Hwy. 58) for its annual drive-thru flu shot clinic. The clinic will take place in the church parking lot from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and will cost $41 for those who are not insured.
TryThis ○ Starting Sept. 15, Chattanooga Ghost Tours is sponsoring a Halloween house + neighborhood decorating contest for people to enjoy the season from the comfort and safety of their cars. You can register your house for the competition by email for free, and the address of participating locations will be available to view here so that local residents and visitors can visit and vote on the best-decorated home and neighborhood. 👻
Noogan ○ Local author Lynelle Mason recently wrote a new biography, “Climbing Mountains: Dr. Phyllis Miller’s Upward Journey.”The biography documents the life of a prominent Tennessee physician and her journey from a Polk County farmstead to becoming the first woman elected to the head of the Tennessee Medical Association. Mason has published eight other books To purchase the book, click here. 📚
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Convicted felon Reginald Yearby is working in Chattanooga to “heal the community he tried to poison.”
Through his nonprofit, ReachOne TeachOne Uca, he’s mentoring “underserved youth” and providing them with chances to explore their communities and future careers. Yearby also wants to help young people develop a positive outlook that will stick around for the rest of their lives.
Yearby, who spent 90 months in prison, hopes to expand his community outreach. The nonprofit will be having a boys leadership brunch on Sept. 19 for the community to learn about the program and eligible children to sign up. He’s also raising money for the organization via GoFundMe.
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○ Cempa Community Care is partnering with La Paz Chattanooga + Alleo Health System to offer permanent COVID-19 testing locations through the end of November. The partners will offer testing at the La Paz office (1402 Bailey Ave.) and the Alleo Health System office (4411 Oakwood Dr.). You can find more information about the new free testing locations here.
○ Recently, the Chattanooga Chamber, Chattanooga Tourism Co., Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga, and several other organizations expressed their support of extending the Hamilton County mask mandate to allow the community to continue doing business and serving visitors. On Sept. 3, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger extended the county’s mask mandatethrough Oct. 8. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
○ The Hamilton County Health Department will offer free COVID-19 testing at the Alstom Plant all of this week. The site will operate from 7:30-11 a.m. and is open to the public, with no appointment necessary. The health department and the Chattanooga Food Bank will partner to offer food boxes at the site on Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call the COVID-19 hotline here.
NOOGAdiaries Day No. 34: Chloé here, and I just got back from some sanity-saving vacation time. I’m feeling rested and mentally better after my break. And I see that Trista told y’all I had a birthday. Thank you to everyone who reached out to celebrate with me! 🙏Welcome to Virgo season.
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