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Build Within: Modern Apprenticeships That Work

During November’s Apprenticeship Week – which formally launched a remarkable new program called Apprenticeship Works – one local woman from Unum who participated and graduated from its company’s apprenticeship program declared to a crowd of Chattanooga’s business leaders, elected officials, and

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A Very Hot Hot Sauce Story:

a decade of startup success Hoff & Pepper is exploding across the nation. The award-winning Chattanooga-based hot sauce producer has committed to fresh, locally sourced peppers – not overprocessed, predictable sauces – and America noticed. With $3 million in total

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Chattanooga Unwrapped: 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

With holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to dive into the spirit of celebration and find the perfect gift for your loved ones. As we deck the halls and spread the cheer, explore our handpicked selection of six local businesses, each offering the

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Leveraging Partnerships to Advance Inclusive Procurement

Inclusive procurement practices can drive prosperity as cultural competencies are essential in today’s marketplace. A 2018 Harvard Business Review study found that companies with higher-than-average diversity yielded 19% higher innovation revenues.    Yet systemic barriers often prevent historically marginalized businesses

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Highlights from GovCon23

This week in Chattanooga, government officials, industry leaders, and experts convened at the Tennessee Economic Development Conference, GovCon23, to discuss various aspects of economic development in the state. One of the highlights of the event was the Commissioner’s Luncheon, where

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War Stories, Leadership and Camels

When it comes to real war stories, Paul Leath’s got them. A U.S. Army dependent when he was young, as he entered adulthood he fully grasped the sacrifices of choosing a military career. His father served in three wars, World

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