Business Bits: Verizon Wireless invests in Tenn., financial literacy seminar available to local teachers

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Verizon Wireless invests in Tennessee 

Leaders of Verizon Wireless announced today that the company invested more than $45 million in Tennessee during the first half of 2013 to improve and expand its wireless broadband and voice networks.

The company’s high-speed 4G LTE wireless service is now available to nearly 97 percent of all Tennesseans, according to a news release from Verizon. The company’s coverage spans 37,059 square miles of the state.

The investment helps with year-round preparations for severe weather that can impact networks.

Free financial literacy seminar for teachers
The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission is hosting a financial literacy seminar for teachers to take the lessons back to their students.

The commission is emphasizing the teaching of financial literacy skills to students at young ages, so they will develop and follow good habits later in life, according to a news release.

The summit will also stress the importance of reaching out to students’ parents so they, too, will develop good financial literacy skills and recognize the need to save for their children’s college education.

Participating teachers will each receive a free financial literacy curriculum packet, valued at $65, and every participant will get a $50 gift certificate from Amazon.

The summit will be held in Raccoon Room at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s University Center.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the summit will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. EDT.

Free parking will be provided.

To register online, teachers can visit For questions, contact James Armistead at 615-532-5892 or

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