So, You Want To Be a Podcaster

Imagine you’re an entrepreneur whose startup is beginning to establish roots. You’re growing your marketing efforts organically, building a name for yourself through social media, networking events, trade shows, and support for community organizations like your local chamber of commerce. Your fledgling company has built its brand in the most cost-effective ways possible and now

Celebrating Chattanooga’s Black-Owned Businesses

Black History Month annually serves as a season to honor the historical triumphs and struggles of notable Black Americans. This year TREND and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce are highlighting just a handful of the diverse variety of African-American entrepreneurs and Black-owned businesses, both established and startup, operating throughout our community.   Chanda Chambers, Chambers Welding

Where Are We Now? A Look Back at Chattanooga Climbs

In 2023 the Chattanooga Chamber will update the Chattanooga Climbs strategic plan and through the end of January, anyone who lives or works in Hamilton County can take a brief survey about economic and talent development priorities for 2024-2028. Community feedback from Chattanooga Climbs helped to inform a job growth and investment strategy that generated an additional $1.3 billion in

Nokian Tyres Announce $174 Million Expansion

Finland-based tire manufacturer, Nokian Tyres, recently announced plans to invest $174.1 million toward expanding operations in Dayton, Tennessee. The new expansion comes in the form of a 350,000-square-foot tire warehouse which will create 75 new jobs, increasing the total number of Nokian employees to 475.   “The lifeblood of this place is its people,” David Korda,

Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Spotlight: Cory Howard

Leadership Chattanooga is a 10-month leadership development program that allows local professionals opportunities to learn more about and engage with the community where they live and work. Leadership Chattanooga has been a launching pad for the careers and civic impact of some of Chattanooga’s most prominent professionals. We’re here to share their stories and catch

Chamber Chatts with Justin Robertson, HCDE

Chamber Chatt is a video series offering community members the chance to hear from elected officials and those in public service. This month’s Chamber Chatt was recorded live inside the Chattanooga Chamber’s Connection Conference Center, Powered by EPB. Sharon Law, Business Development Manager, Thompson Engineering and Public Policy Board Chair hosted a discussion with Justin

Getting the Scoop: An Interview with Megan Roberts of Local 3 News

Megan Roberts of Local 3 News was recently promoted to News Director for Chattanooga’s NBC affiliate, WRCB-TV. She previously served as their assistant news director for nearly two years, after having first joined WRCB-TV back in 2013 as a producer, later leading their morning newscasts as senior producer. She also served as a News Producer

iFixit Warehouse Plan Wins Approval

Recently, iFixit received approval for the modification plan of its new location. The company is now on track to begin renovations for a warehouse located in Onion Bottom Station. Once complete, the facility will house iFixit’s distribution and back-office operations, creating 200 jobs in Hamilton County.  iFixit is an innovative tech company from California focused

Chattanooga Chamber and Hamilton County Schools Present Get (Future) Ready

This week, the Chattanooga Chamber and Hamilton County Schools held Get (Future) Ready — an annual event that offers eighth-grade students in Hamilton County middle schools the opportunity to connect with business professionals and expand their understanding of potential careers. The fair was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center from January 10 to 11. Local

Intern Insight: New Members Join the Team

Recently, two new staff members joined the Chattanooga Chamber’s Marketing and Community Engagement team. Daniel Taylor joined as an Events Intern in December. In this role, Taylor is responsible for assisting with planning and logistics for networking events, top investor events and signature events including Open House 2022. On Tuesday, Ariana Medina joined the Chamber’s