Chamber Honors Workforce Volunteers of the Year


Workforce development volunteers commit much time and energy to teaching our Hamilton County students through the Chamber’s educational programs for eighth- to 12th-graders. These volunteers include professionals with a range of business and industry backgrounds, as well as local parents and retired members of our community. 

Each year we recognize an outstanding volunteer in each of our programs. This year’s recipients include:

Lex Ryan, The Mosquito Authority, Reality Check (ninth grade budgeting program)

Kim Strong, City of Chattanooga, Get A Job (10th grade career prep program)

Stephanie Pyke, Samaritan Center, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (11th grade money management program)

“Each year we present our programs to over 15,000 students with the help of more than 1,000 volunteers,” said Mattie Moran, Director of Talent Development at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.  “Without the assistance of volunteers, the Chamber could not accomplish its goals of assisting Hamilton County students to become the best they can be. We appreciate the commitment of our many volunteers as well as their companies who often allow them to use work time to help with our programs.”

Lex Ryan (left), Mattie Moran (center) and Kim Strong (right) 


Learn more about Chamber talent development programs here. If you would like to volunteer, contact Cathy Humble at [email protected] or 423.763.4321.

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