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Two New Leaders at Chattanooga CVB
The Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced the appointment of two key leaders on Wednesday.
Ed Dolliver (pictured right) has been selected as the new Vice President of Sales. As the VP of Sales, Dolliver will be responsible for cultivating and expanding the CVB’s client base in order to increase the number of meetings and conventions to Chattanooga.
“Ed brings more than 36 years of sales expertise in the hospitality industry. We’re excited to have someone with his credentials and proven track record join our team,” said Bob Doak, President & CEO of the Chattanooga Convention Visitors Bureau. “We spent more than six months searching locally and nationally for the right person for this job.
The CVB also announced Tim Morgan (pictured left) as the new President of the Greater Chattanooga Sports & Events Committee. In his new role, Morgan will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the Sports Committee’s partners to drive bookings of sporting events to Hamilton County.
Morgan brings to Chattanooga a wide range of experiences and knowledge in the sports events industry. Most recently, Morgan was the Sports Sales Manager at the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. Prior to that, he spent time with the Carolina Panthers NFL team, Charlotte Regional Sports Commission and Retail Sports Marketing, Inc. He has served as a member of the Charlotte Tennis Association Board, CRVA Diversity Committee, North Carolina Sports Association Board and the North Carolina Sports Association Strategic Planning Committee.
Dolliver was most recently a consultant to the hospitality industry. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Sales for InterContinental hotels groups’ 190 owned and managed hotels and Hilton Hotels Corporations’ Eastern region. In addition, he has held regional Director of Marketing positions with Starwood and Hilton Hotels as well as property level Director of Marketing positions at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, The Waldorf Astoria and The Waldorf Towers and the Atlanta Hilton and towers.
There will be a reception welcoming Dolliver, Morgan and the recently-announced VP of Marketing, Dave Santucci. It will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Wednesday, August 22 from 3-5 pm, upstairs on the North Rotunda (entrance closest to the Chattanooga Marriott). All are invited to join the CVB in welcoming this new leadership team.Wednesday, August 8 2012, 06:49 PM EDT
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Other Asian stock markets were also higher after the Japanese central bank's announcement Friday. The dollar rose 1.2 percent to 110.64 yen.
The bank said it would increase its asset purchases by between 10 trillion yen and 20 trillion yen ($90.7 billion to $181.3 billion) to about 80 trillion yen ($725 billion) annually.
The Nikkei was up 4.6 percent at 16,380.11 after shedding some of its initial gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.2 percent and Seoul's Kospi was up 0.1 percent.
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Also, the University of Michigan will issue its monthly index of consumer sentiment for October. In September, the index reached its highest level since July 2013, led by greater optimism that the economy will grow and incomes will rise.
The Labor Department will also release the third-quarter employment cost index.
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The New York-based bank on Thursday revised its quarterly net income to $2.8 billion from a previously reported $3.4 billion, citing legal expenses.
The bank's operating expenses rose from $12.36 billion to about $13 billion.
The company said in a statement the unexpected increase came from "rapidly-evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations, including very recent communications with certain regulatory agencies related to previously-disclosed matters."
Citi previously reported third-quarter net income of $3.44 billion, or $1.07 per share, on Oct. 14. The results exceeded Wall Street estimates.
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Lead attorney Michael Avenatti says the Texas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola used to stock the gowns but it's not clear if the nurses had used them.
The $500 million fraud suit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of a surgeon who wore the gowns.
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