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

As someone who moved around frequently in recent years, I've always chased a sense of community. This led me to relocate to Chattanooga in August of 2021. I wanted to integrate my life into the Scenic City, and the Chamber…

The effects of the global pandemic have placed a tight hold on an already strained workforce. In 2021, approximately 47.4 million workers left their positions in search of better opportunities. The same year closed with 4.6 million more job openings…

Nearly 15,000 people are released from Tennessee penitentiaries each year. Project Return is dedicated to helping the formerly incarcerated successfully transition back into communities and work. Founded in Nashville in 1979, Project Return expanded to Chattanooga in 2021. The nonprofit program provides the resources and services,…

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