On Making History: Lessons from Women Leaders 

Since becoming an official holiday in 1987, Women’s History Month has recognized the accomplishments and sacrifices of trailblazers making their mark.   In fact, many economic advancements and worker’s rights that now benefit our labor force actually emerged from the suffrage movement of the 1920s.   This year, TREND and our Chattanooga Chamber share several inspiring insights

How Gig City Keeps Remote Teams Connected

A recent Slack survey with 9,000 respondents revealed that 72% of global workers preferred a hybrid-remote work environment. For many industries, remote work is now standard and entrepreneurs are considering ways to effectively lead their teams.   Ashley Kent, a Lookout Mountain native, launched Clear Start Creative from Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. Wanting to be

Meet the Financial Crime Fighters at Mission Omega 

In part due to the digital transformation of commerce, financial crime is a growing and fast-changing concern for consumers, banks, economies, and governments worldwide. Ben Wallach and Ian Mitchell, armed with their experience in combatting fraud for more than 25 years, began to recognize unaddressed needs in this arena.   Wallach and Mitchell founded Mission Omega, formerly

Atlanta Federal Reserve Leader Says Workforce Pressure and Inflation Continue

Filling jobs continues to present a challenge to businesses – even as the economy softens, David Altig, Ph.D., Atlanta Federal Reserve executive vice president and director of research, said today. At the Chattanooga breakfast, Altig said inflation is moderating but still too high to be consistent with Federal Open Market Committee objectives. The Chattanooga Area

Protégé Chattanooga Class of 2023-24 Nominations Open

Nominations for Protégé Chattanooga 2023-24 are now open, Toya Moore, Leadership Development Director, Chattanooga Chamber Foundation announces.   “Protégé Chattanooga supports the development of our city’s future leaders and aims to empower those working to better our communities,” Moore said.   “The program attracts Chattanooga’s brightest professionals by inviting them to hear from established local business and

Chamber Chatts with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

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 interviewed two members of BlueCross

Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Spotlight: Shawanna Kendrick

Leadership Chattanooga is a 10-month leadership development program that provides local, midcareer professionals with the opportunity 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 impacts of many prominent Chattanooga-area professionals. We’re here to share their stories and

Chattanooga Businesses Featured in EPB Super Bowl Ad

On Super Bowl Sunday, while the nation tuned in to watch the NFL’s final annual playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, EPB of Chattanooga aired a commercial to promote its high-speed internet capabilities and quality service to the region. In addition to EPB products that make Chattanooga the “Gig City,” the

Chattamatters highlights solutions to local challenges

Americans consume a massive amount of media from sources around the globe  — but how much of that knowledge empowers residents to make a difference in their own communities?  Chattamatters is Chattanooga’s hyperlocal storytelling series that aims to change that dynamic and nurture community investment across the city. Created by The Enterprise Center, the project

Leadership Chattanooga Now Accepting Nominations for Class of 2023-2024

Nominations are now open for Leadership Chattanooga‘s Class of 2023-2024. “Leadership Chattanooga graduates tell us this program propelled them to a deeper level of understanding for how our community works and, equally as important, how they can give back with intention and purpose,” said Toya Moore, Leadership Development Director, Chattanooga Chamber Foundation. “Often, Leadership Chattanooga grads

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