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Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for 2024 Small Business Awards

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 2024 Small Business Awards in four categories.  

1-20 Employees: 

CPRWrap   

CPRWrap distinguishes itself through its commitment to simplicity, usability and efficacy. By championing CPR awareness and accessibility, CPRWrap contributes not only to life-saving efforts but also to the economic growth of Chattanooga, creating job opportunities within the community. 

Scenic City Neurotherapy 

Scenic City Neurotherapy was founded with a vision to revolutionize pain management and mental health treatment, quickly becoming a cornerstone of the Chattanooga community. Through Scenic City Neurotherapy, innovative treatment options were introduced, improving quality of life and setting the highest standards for care. The organization actively engages in partnerships and collaborations to enhance local educational programs and prioritizes resource allocation for local causes.  

LearningRx 

The mission of LearningRx is to transform lives in the greater Chattanooga region, facilitating improved learning and performance more efficiently. With a vision to become the most loved, trusted and effective brain training program in the Southeast, LearningRx invests in staff and leadership development through ongoing education and training initiatives. 

21-50 Employees: 

Chattanooga Football Club 

Chattanooga Football Club, established in 2009, aims to unite the city and its community through the beautiful game of soccer. With a deep-rooted belief that football clubs serve their communities, Chattanooga Football Club is dedicated to leveraging soccer to foster strong relationships across all demographics for the betterment of Chattanooga. They were the first professional soccer team in the country to offer fans genuine ownership in their club — with over 3,000 shareholders, including 1,800 Chattanoogans, spread across all 50 states and over 25 countries.  

RP Communities 

RP Communities, founded in 2018 by a team with extensive backgrounds in construction, commercial banking and residential development, emerged from a shared vision to address the need for accessible homes in Chattanooga. With a commitment to responsible neighborhood and home design, RP Communities recognizes the need to deliver top-quality housing at affordable rates and enhance the well-being of community members. 

Johnson Audiology 

In 2019, Johnson Audiology celebrated a decade of serving its communities and launched the Johnson Audiology Hearing Foundation (JAHF), the practice’s charitable arm dedicated to providing hearing healthcare to those in financial need. For more than 15 years, Johnson Audiology has empowered thousands in Chattanooga and beyond to reconnect with the world and loved ones through improved hearing, emphasizing the profound impact of hearing well on overall quality of life. 

51-300 Employees: 

Echelon Fitness 

Founded in 2017, Echelon Fitness strives to offer affordable fitness equipment and support for healthier lifestyles. Through daily live and on-demand classes led by renowned instructors, Echelon Fitness guides community members along their fitness journeys and helps them achieve their goals. Echelon and its employees actively contribute to the Chattanooga region, participating in community activities, providing financial support, volunteering, donating equipment and collaborating with local businesses to give back to Chattanooga, their hometown community.  

Vascular Institute of Chattanooga 

The Vascular Institute of Chattanooga delivers top-quality medical care for vascular conditions, guided by highly skilled specialists committed to advanced and compassionate service. Its mission is to improve community health through prompt, high-quality care, distinguishing the Institute as the region’s sole critical limb center focused on amputation prevention. By accepting self-referrals and prioritizing rapid patient attention, the Vascular Institute of Chattanooga ensures timely treatment compared to traditional practices. 

Non-Profit Organizations:  

Austin Hatcher Foundation 

Founded in December 2006 by Dr. Jim and Mrs. Amy Jo Osborn in memory of their son, Austin Hatcher Osborn, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer was born out of a desire to support families facing childhood cancer. As the nation’s only pediatric cancer foundation that provides all services at zero cost, the Austin Hatcher Foundation offers comprehensive resources to the entire family from diagnosis through survivorship. Its commitment to the Chattanooga region is multifaceted, through various therapeutic programs and comprehensive services offered at its Education Advancement Center. 

Northside Neighborhood House 

The Northside Neighborhood House is dedicated to fostering independence among residents north of the Tennessee River, offering support through education and assistance. Its services include aiding with rent/mortgage, utility bills, and food, alongside initiatives like cooking classes, computer access and adult education. Through CommUNITY School programming and Thrift Stores, the Northside Neighborhood House provides educational opportunities and low-cost options for clothing and household items. Northside Neighborhood House’s work has transformed lives, where students thrive academically, and families find hope amidst financial crises.  

Chattanooga Preparatory School 

Chattanooga Preparatory School, an all-boys public charter school, opened in August 2018. Situated in historic Highland Park, near downtown Chattanooga, the school offers a distinctive educational experience tailored to young men in urban communities. Its mission is to immerse students in a rigorous yet supportive learning environment, fostering resilience, academic excellence, leadership and critical thinking skills. 

These companies serve as examples of excellence in our community. We look forward to recognizing these incredible companies at our Small Business Awards event on April 30th from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  

To register, visit https://web.chattanoogachamber.com/events/SmallBusiness%20Awards%202024-3241/details

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