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Thompson Holdings, Inc. Acquires Meyer Engineers, ExpandingLouisianaPresence

 Thompson Holdings, Inc. (Thompson), a family of companies providing engineering, architecture, and disaster response solutions, announced today the acquisition of Meyer Engineers. Meyer Engineers specializes in architecture, engineering, construction management, and construction engineering and inspection services to clients in the federal, transportation, industrial, and municipal markets. Established in 1965, its

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How Supplier Diversity Drives Economies Forward

Looking ahead at what’s new for your Chamber of Commerce and our broader Chattanooga business community in 2023, our in-house DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) experts have been working with key community partners to launch a pilot project aimed at growing the local ecosystem for supplier diversity. Lorne Steedley, VP, of Diversity and Economic Growth,

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Scenic City Tours: Two Women Redefining Chattanooga Tourism

Downtown Chattanooga has the kind of sights, tastes and outdoor experiences to attract neighbors from just up the street, and travelers from around the world. Chattanooga Tourism Co. reports that each year more than 15 million people visit Hamilton County, adding approximately $1.5 billion to our local economy.   In a city with so many activities

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With NOVONIX, Chattanooga Leaps Ahead in EV Readiness

This year, specialized manufacturer of essential EV-battery technology, NOVONIX, posted two major announcements. Along with Volkswagen’s recent innovations in the electric vehicle space, NOVONIX’s forward-thinking leadership and commitment have resulted in a new partnership on local workforce development, as well as a successful draw-down of significant public investment from Washington, D.C. Building on this momentum,

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Inclusion for All: Attracting and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

Earlier this year, the Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusive Growth team held a DEI Forum on the impact of hiring from within communities of people with disabilities. This fireside chat featured April Lomax, Director, Corporate Workforce Diversity at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee who discussed the benefits of hiring from these diverse communities and shared best practices

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Top Trends in Charitable Gift Giving

Image caption: The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga’s staff. Pictured, from left to right: Keely Gilliland, Marisa Ogles, Catherine Coker, Robin Posey, Dr. Stephanie Young, Chris Adams, Maeghan Jones, Ashley Bice, Dwayne Marshall, Woodson Carpenter, Rebecca Underwood, Caroline von Kessler, Rebekah Gouger. Photo by Matt Reiter. With Giving Tuesday this week, we’re reminded how perennially

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