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The Business of the Great Outdoors

Drake Farmer If you love the outdoors, chances are that Chattanooga is on your radar. Our region boasts plenty of opportunities for residents and visitors alike to explore and enjoy getting outside, and Chattanooga has become synonymous with outdoor recreation

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Thrive 2055: Beyond the Planning Initiative

Ruthie Thompson With the capping of the Thrive 2055 planning initiative, regional stakeholders are moving forward to implement the region’s 40-year vision into action. When hundreds of business, government and community leaders began convening in 2012 to create a sustainable

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2016: A Year of Innovation in Review

Maggie Neff, Chattanooga TREND Contributor There’s much to toast this holiday season, including Chattanooga’s growing foothold in the innovation space. Here are some of the highlights of 2016. Cheers! January Modeled after a nationally recognized program in Minnesota, STEP-UP Chattanooga

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Erlanger East Completes $50 Million Expansion

Tim Hanners and Christine Gordon Erlanger East Hospital, long an integral part of Erlanger Health System and a vital medical resource for our community, is now even bigger. Erlanger East Hospital has expanded in recent years to a multifaceted campus serving

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The Last Word: Oh My, NYC & Chicago Non-Stop

Terry Hart, President and CEO, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport United Airlines is coming to Chattanooga! That’s big news for our airport and our city. September 7 they begin non-stop service to Chicago and to Newark/New York. United will serve these destinations

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Teachers, Our Most Important Resource

Dr. Jared Bigham, Coordinator, Chattanooga 2.0 As conversations about Chattanooga 2.0 unfold, one question we often hear is: “What was Chattanooga 1.0?”  The answer reminds us of a time when our community rallied around renewal of the downtown area and

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Building Kids and Codes

Manseen Logan Over the summer, TechTown Chief Executive Officer Cordell Carter high-fived each of 120 students entering the Chattanooga based high-tech learning center daily. Among these students, ages 7 to 17, was a soft-spoken 12-year-old boy whose father walked him

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