Business Bits: Free parking on Labor Day, free ADD screenings


Local organizers are planning a rally on Labor Day to raise awareness about maternity practices. This photo is from last year’s similar event. (Photo: Contributed)

Labor Day rally scheduled to raise awareness about maternity issues 
Local organizers are planning a rally Sept. 2 to raise awareness about maternity care and women’s rights to make safe, informed decisions about their care and care for their babies.

The event starts at 10 a.m., and people should gather at the south end of Walnut Street Bridge. Participants will walk across the bridge to Walker Pavilion, located at 150 River St.

Members of the public can show up for the event, and there will be extra signs available.

The event goes until noon, and there will be a raffle and fundraising efforts at the pavilion.

The local event is one of more than 100 similar events happening across the country on this day.

Poplar Creek Spa open house 
Locally owned Poplar Creek Spa will offer makeovers, vitamin C masks, prizes and complimentary chair massages as part of the spa’s Glo launch party and open house on Sept. 19 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Reservations for a Glo makeover or vitamin C mask—which leaders said are good for brightening dull, uneven skin—can be made in advance for $25, which goes toward the guest’s purchase during the event.

Guests can also attend the party without a paid reservation.

Spa leaders will offer complimentary color matches, free chair and Thai massages, light refreshments, and door prizes.

Drawings will be held hourly, and prizes include a Glo giveaway basket, an all-natural product handcrafted by Poplar Creek Spa, a 60-minute massage, a spa package and baked goods made by local baker Elizabeth Bryner.

To make reservations or for more information, call 423-238-5775, send an email to, or click here.

The spa is located at 5906 Main St., Suite 140 in Ooltewah.

ADD, ADHD screenings available 

September is National ADHD Awareness Month, and local brain training expert Michelle Hecker Davis is sharing information about the high cost of not treating ADHD.

LearningRx Chattanooga will conduct free screenings for those struggling with symptoms of ADD/ADHD on Sept. 14 from 1 until 4 p.m. at the LearningRx Chattanooga brain training center, located at 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd., next to Marshall’s and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Availability is limited, and an appointment is required, so those families interested are encouraged to call in advance.

For more information, please contact Davis of LearningRx in Chattanooga at or 423-305-1599.

Free parking on Labor Day

Leaders with the Chattanooga Parking Authority announced that downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Sept. 2 in honor of the holiday.

***This is a re-post. Click here to see original article.

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