Intern Insight: Finding my Place in Gig City

September 28, 2022

As someone who moved around frequently in recent years, I’ve always chased a sense of community. This led me to relocate to Chattanooga in August of 2021. I wanted to integrate my life into the Scenic City, and the Chamber of Commerce offered that exact opportunity.  From meeting with members of Chattanooga’s business community to […]

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How UTC Prepares Students and Combats Worker Shortage 

September 28, 2022

The effects of the global pandemic have placed a tight hold on an already strained workforce. In 2021, approximately 47.4 million workers left their positions in search of better opportunities. The same year closed with 4.6 million more job openings than unemployed workers, CNBC reports. As employers find it increasingly difficult to maintain a full […]

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Project Return Helps Former Inmates Find Jobs

September 28, 2022

Nearly 15,000 people are released from Tennessee penitentiaries each year. Project Return is dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated successfully transition back into communities and work. Founded in Nashville in 1979, Project Return expanded to Chattanooga in 2021. The nonprofit program provides the resources and services, including employment training and networking, social enterprises, education and coaching programs, transportation support, affordable housing, […]

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$1 billion 5-year Capital Investment Goal Reached in 3 years, Chattanooga Chamber Announces at Annual Meeting  

September 22, 2022

Reporting on its five-year Chattanooga Climbs economic goals, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce said its five-year goal of $1 billion in capital investment was reached and surpassed in three years.   At the Chattanooga Chamber Annual Meeting, presented by sponsor Chattanooga Gas, Jim Haley, immediate past chair of the Chattanooga Chamber Board of Directors, […]

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