German trade group adding Chattanooga office

German trade group adding Chattanooga office

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CHATTANOOGA (AP) - A group promoting German trade and investment in the United States is opening a chapter office in Chattanooga.

Martina Stellmaszek (STEL'-mah-sek), the president and CEO of the German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, said the office will serve as a contact for businesses seeking information and assistance. The office will be run by volunteers.

Chattanooga is home to German automaker Volkswagen's lone U.S. assembly plant.

Friday's office opening is scheduled to be attended by Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor who played a role in persuading Volkswagen to build the plant there.

The German chamber's regional headquarters are located in Atlanta. It also has main offices in New York and Chicago.

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