Get Inspired Series Highlights

Amanda Ellis

Dipped Fresh

Dipped Fresh is a gourmet catering and online dessert company growing quickly through support from the Chamber's African American Business Development program. Some of their specialties include chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered bacon. For more on Dipped Fresh or to order, visit

Leadership Chattanooga

In this installment of Get Inspired, Leadership Chattanooga participants share stories of the personal and professional growth they've experienced through this program. Find out more about Leadership Chattanooga here.

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

Dr. Elaine Swafford, Director of Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA), talks about the impact of the Chamber’s school-to-work programs alongside a CGLA student. Learn more about CGLA at

Headlight Renew Doctor

Starting with a vision and now operating in countries all across the world, Headlight Renew Doctor's Chris Watts shares his business story which includes starting in our INCubator. 

Green’s Eco Build & Design

Green’s Eco Build & Design offers sustainable, competitively priced building supply and home improvement products. Learn more at

Adamson Developers

Family business Adamson Developers looks to the future of sustainable building and affordable housing. Check out this installment in our Get Inspired series for a business story rooted in history and giving back. Learn more at

Thrive 2055

Connie Vaughan, McKee Foods, and John Bridger, Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, discuss transportation in our region, one of Thrive 2055’s focal points. More on Thrive here

Other Topics

In the dynamic landscape of entrepreneurship, navigating the path to success requires more than just a visionary idea and entrepreneurial spirit. The one key element often overlooked?   A well-crafted business plan.   Integral to sustained growth and prosperity, a strategic business…

In the bustling landscape of many cities throughout the United States, innovative solutions are vital to keep traffic flowing safely, yet efficiently. At the forefront of this innovation is Xtelligent, an L.A.-based startup reshaping the way we approach traffic control.  …

Happy 160th Birthday, First Horizon Bank. You've got lots to celebrate.   "March 25, 1864," said Richard Shaffer, regional president. "Our documents go back to 1864."  It was Memphis, 1864. The US government approved bank charters for First National Bank of…

On March 2, 2024, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport marked a significant milestone to celebrate the completion of its $28 million expansion.   For those acquainted with the Chattanooga airport, many remember its compact and intimate layout. Waving off your loved ones…

As a New York University student enrolled in a course on entrepreneurism, Michael Marczi was studying the energy industry when he realized, quite acutely, the very big problem we are all facing.   To provide clean power to electric vehicles, the…

On a recent morning, Abhi Sastri, holding a Mean Mug latte in one hand and his iPhone in the other, makes a bold prediction as he looks across the North Shore landscape.   In the next five to 10 years, Chattanooga…

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