Business Trend Top Stories of 2018

By Lizzie Williams

Holiday hustle and bustle is over and 2019 is officially rolling. While the season of reflecting on 2018 may be coming to a close, it's never too late to celebrate our community's people and achievements.

From Erlanger’s children’s hospital to getting to know Chamber board chair Tom Glenn, these were your top 10 favorite Business Trend stories of 2018: 

#1 Tennessee Riverpark Addition

            In 2016, the Chattanooga Riverwalk grew by more than three miles, bringing the existing 10 miles of beautifully paved trail to more than 13 miles total. And we're still excited two years later. Learn more about that expansion here.

#2 Member Notices

            Your favorite resource for local business news. Any Chamber member can submit a PDF via email highlighting your news, event or discount and we'll add it to Member Notices.

#3 Literally Perfect

            Welcome to CHA CHA Land. It's literally perfect. Check out the musical here.  

#4 In the Know: 6 Things to Do in Chattanooga This Memorial Day Weekend.

            It's no surprise that this summer kickoff piece made our top 10 list. There are only so many times you can celebrate with overcooked barbeque, so get some new ideas here.

#5 Hardware, Heritage and Heart: An Interview with Tom Glenn

            The title says it all. Learn more about Glenn and his family business serving Chattanooga, Cleveland, Knoxville and North Georgia for nearly 50 years.

#6 Erlanger’s New Children’s Hospital Will Boost Chattanooga as a Best Place to Live and Work

            Erlanger treats more than 90 percent of children with cancer in Chattanooga. This year, they made major progress expanding their Children's Hospital.

#7 Southside Creative’s Dynamic Design Duo

            When it comes to the ‘creative’ in ‘Southside Creative’, two designers are responsible for the bulk of the design studio’s work—Kacie Yates and Casey Yoshida. They share the same name and the same job title (Art Director), and both do great local work you can read about here

#8 Your Buy Local Gift Guide

            Christmas may be over, but you still need gift ideas. Is your favorite foodie’s birthday coming up? This local gift guide has something for everyone.

#9 Introducing Christy Gillenwater

            Christy has led our Chamber team for more than a year now, but you can still get to know her here.

#10 Top 5 Reasons to Relocate Your Business to Chattanooga  

            Because we're literally perfect, remember? Check out the other reasons here