Ruby Falls is the tallest and deepest underground cave waterfall in the United States that's open to the public.   And, while the breathtaking waterfall is undoubtedly the main attraction, the business operations are equally impressive behind the scenes. As…

Small businesses form the backbone of our local economy. Each year our Chattanooga Chamber takes time to recognize the small businesses in our community that serve as examples of excellence. Join us in celebrating these local finalists during Chamber Awards…

Payments have become a focal point for merchants and consumers alike over the past three years. Digital payment adoption and usage ticked up during the pandemic and retailers were faced with swiftly adapting to these new payment practices to stay…

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

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EPB Super Bowl Ad Features Chattanooga Businesses

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

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Nokian Tyres Announce $174 Million Expansion

Finland-based tire manufacturer, Nokian Tyres, recently announced plans to invest $174.1 million toward expanding operations in Dayton, Tennessee. The new expansion comes in the form of a 350,000-square-foot tire warehouse which will create 75 new jobs, increasing the total number of Nokian employees to 475.  

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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

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Where your startups go to grow

Future Leaders, Start Here

Business leaders play a critical role in strengthening our region. The Chattanooga Chamber Foundation helps develop and retain talent through two prestigious, best-in-class programs for early, mid and late-career professionals – Leadership Chattanooga and Protégé Chattanooga. These programs offer comprehensive leadership training through experiential learning

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How Personality Profiles Help Create Inclusive Companies

Business leaders are tapping into popular personality-profile assessments to help drive performance, assemble strong teams, and improve organizational culture. TREND sat down with Wade Hinton, CEO and Founder of Hinton and Co., whose local firm has developed niche expertise in deploying both the DiSC® and

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5 ArtsBuild Programs To Support Our Cultural Workforce  

Did you know the arts, culture and creative sector in Chattanooga-Hamilton County is a major contributor to the local economy? It’s surprising that it’s often overlooked in discussions about workforce development. According to an Americans for the Arts report, this sector provides jobs for almost

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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

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