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With input from members and community stakeholders, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce released its annual Public Policy Agenda. Justin Groenert, Vice President, Public Policy, Chattanooga Chamber, explains our legislative priorities for 2023: This year marks new beginnings for Chattanooga and…

Imagine you're an entrepreneur whose startup is beginning to establish roots. You're growing your marketing efforts organically, building a name for yourself through social media, networking events, trade shows, and support for community organizations like your local chamber of commerce.…

Black History Month annually serves as a season to honor the historical triumphs and struggles of notable Black Americans. This year TREND and the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce are highlighting just a handful of the diverse variety of African-American entrepreneurs…

Investing in Talent: Coca-Cola Bottling United

Recently, Coca-Cola Bottling United signed a five-year partnership with Hamilton County Schools to sponsor Hixson High School’s Future Ready Institute. In this latest video created by the Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership, Avery Smith, Divisional Key Account Manager, Coca-Cola Bottling United, explains how Coca-Cola continues investing

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Chattanooga Works: Future Freight Brokers Start Here

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Center for Professional Education (CPE) is launching a new workforce education program to develop the next generation of freight brokers in Tennessee. Starting in January, the CPE’s Freight Broker Professional Program will take students through a 13-week training course

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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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Chamber Chatts with Justin Robertson, HCDE

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

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DEI Forum: Workers with Disabilities

On Wednesday, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly DEI forum, presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. The virtual forum featured a fireside chat with April Lomax, Director of Workforce Diversity, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Lorne Steedley, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusive

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Where Are We Now? A Look Back at Chattanooga Climbs

In 2023 the Chattanooga Chamber will update the Chattanooga Climbs strategic plan and through the end of January, anyone who lives or works in Hamilton County can take a brief survey about economic and talent development priorities for 2024-2028. Community feedback from Chattanooga Climbs helped to

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Top Tips for Retaining Employees

Since the onset of the global pandemic, employers have scurried to keep pace with the ever-changing dynamic of employee relationships. Between “The Great Resignation,” “The Great Reshuffling,” “Quiet Quitting,” and a shrinking labor pool, the power pendulum swung more toward favoring employees’ needs and preferences.

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Welcome to the New ChattanoogaChamber.com

Your Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a totally redesigned website, ChattanoogaChamber.com. Created with members and users in mind, the newly improved website offers a more valuable experience with contemporary design, streamlined navigation and functionality, as well as useful information on member businesses, Chamber

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