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

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…

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…

One day in high school, a man walked into Lovette Clay’s class with an offer that would ultimately change his life.  His name was Gerald Harris, principal of the Construction Career Center. He offered Lovette an opportunity unlike any other.…

In June 2023, seven graduates from Whitfield County and Dalton Public Schools celebrated their first full-time job opportunities after completing Project Purpose, a two-week workforce training program for high school graduates interested in careers with Whitfield County's leading manufacturers, organized…

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting, sponsored by Chattanooga Gas, celebrated the community's achievements from the past fiscal year. Charles Wood, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber, kicked off the event by acknowledging the dedication of volunteers,…

In today’s rapidly changing world, it is crucial to a community’s prosperity to have a diverse industry base. As a result, some communities are reevaluating their traditional economic development models and shifting away from the industry that has defined them…

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