Jay Dale and the Future of the Chamber Board

When Jay Dale, Chattanooga Market President of First Horizon Bank, assumes leadership over the Chattanooga Chamber board of directors this summer, he’ll do so with a very clear understanding of the past, present and future. Looking behind him, he sees giants of the Chamber and business world. “I’m very honored and humbled. I think about

Diversify 2024 Recap

On June 12, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce hosted Diversify 2024 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, bringing together business leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and community members.   The day was filled with invaluable networking opportunities and captivating presentations, all geared towards enriching diversity and inclusion within Chattanooga’s vibrant business community.  The day began with breakout

Welding Viable Pathways for Hamilton County High School Graduates 

On Wednesday, May 29, Chattanooga 2.0 hosted its inaugural “Viable Pathway to Prosperity in Welding” signing day, a groundbreaking partnership with Chattanooga State Community College, Hamilton County Department of Education, American Welding Society, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, ASTEC and Miller Industries, LLC.  18 high school graduates from Brainerd, East Ridge, Tyner and Howard High

Franchise Tax Cut – Here’s What You Need to Know

In an act praised by many across the state, Gov. Bill Lee enacted a recent bill that supports the Tennessee business community in two significant ways: Under prior law, businesses paid either 0.25% of net worth or 0.25% real and tangible property in Tennessee — whichever amount was higher. The property tax was considered an

Introducing The New Protege Chattanooga Class of 2024 – 2025

The newest class of young professional leaders has been established, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce announced. Welcome to the Protege Chattanooga class of 24-25. “This Protege class will change the world,” said Toya Moore, Leadership Development Director. “We were thrilled at the experience, devotion and commitment to service embodied in all our applicants, especially

Chamber Proudly Announces Its New Leadership Chattanooga Class of 24-25

Just weeks after graduating its cohort of outstanding 2024 Chattanooga leaders, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announces its new incoming Leadership Chattanooga class of 24-25 “The incoming class members are phenomenal, all representing the best and brightest of future Chattanooga leadership,” said Toya Moore, Leadership Development Director. “They come from a wide range

On Signing Day, the Future is Bright with Regional Apprenticeships

On May 15, Jonah Gibson, 16, walked into his official Signing Day event. There was a hype video, a catered table with specially-made cookies, extra swag and out-of-town officials who gave speeches. As parents and crowd watched, the high school student inked his name, formally onto the paper.   The East Ridge High junior is a

Keeping the Scenic City Scenic: A Day of Service and Leadership 

To coincide with Earth Day weekend, Leadership Chattanooga’s 40th annual class made history, spending the day doing what had never been done in program history.  One giant day of service.   Some 40 members of the 2023/2024 graduating class split into five groups, each working through the morning at different sites across the region.   “Service is

Protégé Chattanooga: A Very Special Nine Months of Mentorship and Leadership 

Protege Chattanooga is a nine-month program that matches early-to-mid-career professionals with a red-carpet list of regional leaders. The end goal? Unforgettable connection among young professionals paired with a viable, noteworthy mentorship with real-world leaders.   It’s all by design, as the Protege program allows young professionals to learn from some of the most respected leaders from