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Chattanooga Tourism Co. Is Hiring! 
We want to invite you to join our team! We are hiring for a Brand Experience Director. This position is responsible for immersing the visitor in the Chattanooga brand throughout the visitor experience. View the job and apply online. You will also find 50+ job openings in the local travel and tourism industry. 

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Ed Johnson Project Memorial Dedication
The Ed Johnson Memorial dedication, Sept. 16-19, is a multi-day event that explores the story of Ed Johnson through the lens of history, art, storytelling and remembrance. All events are free and open to the public. Masks are required at all events. See the full schedule of events here.


CHA Spotlight: Soundcorps & Sidewalk Stages 
This month’s CHA Spotlight features SoundCorps and Sidewalk Stages. The CHA Spotlights provide more information on Chattanooga’s Culture Heritage and Arts experiences. To be featured in a CHA spotlight, click here to submit your application.


Here are the top July/Aug. articles featuring Chattanooga that were written as a result of our public relations efforts.


Key Takeaways from September 9 Tourism Discussion

The Chattanooga Tourism Discussions are held the 2nd Thursday of each month.  
Upcoming sessions: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, & Dec. 9. Register here.

2020 Tourism Economic Impacts and 2021 YTD State of Tourism

  • The State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development's Adam Mansell, Statistical Research Specialist, shared research insights from 2020 and the first half of 2021. Highlights of the research include:
    • July 2021 nationally tourism spending was down 6%, TN was up 8%.
    • Hamilton County has been up over 2019 since April 2021 with July 2021 being the strongest month on record for tourism. YTD Sales and Use tax collections have been up 11.4% in Hamilton County over 2019.
    • Growth in local revenues over 2019 have been led by 22% growth in hotel/lodging, Amusements up 16% and Eating and Drinking up 9%.
  • Watch the Sept. 9 Tourism Discussion and view the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development’s research deck online.


Sept. 16, 7 pm  Destination Chattanooga: MLK Food Tour with Chatt Taste
Oct. 14, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion
Oct. 16, 10 am  Destination Chattanooga: Downtown Walking Tour
Nov. 11, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion
Dec. 9, 11 am  Chattanooga Tourism Discussion


Sept. 26: Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga/Chattanooga Riverfront (Spectators welcome!)
Oct. 15-17: Chattanooga Motorcar Festival/West Village & Downtown Chattanooga (Tickets required)
Oct. 1-2: Outboard Drag Boat Association 2021 ODBA World Championships/Chester Frost Park (Spectators welcome!)
Sept. 16-19: S.H.E. Trucking Expo (Some events open to the public)


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