Business Briefs: Forbes praises Chattanooga

Business Briefs: Forbes praises Chattanooga

November 14th, 2013 by Associated Press and Staff Report in Business Around the Region

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Forbes praises Chattanooga

A Forbes travel writer spent two days in Chattanooga, sampled a half-dozen local businesses and published a glowing review that calls his visit "perfect," "wonderful" and "feel-good."

The 1,048-word review lauds the city's tourist attractions, expecially the Hunter Museum of Art, Tennessee Aquarium and the Chattanooga Choo Choo, but also sings the praises of The Chattanoogan, Lupi's Pizza, 212 Market Restaurant, Elemental, The Blue Plate, Crabtree Farm.

"For years now, only outdoor enthusiasts and the savviest of travelers have been truly keen on Chattanooga's growth," DeMarco Williams writes in the exuberant review. "But now that our Forbes Travel Guide editors have had a few days to sample the Scenic City's budding culinary, cultural and high-end hotel scene, we're screaming its joys atop the same hills we passed through to get there in the first place."

SupplyHog expands beyond Chattanooga

Scenic City startup SupplyHog, which supplies building materials over the web, has expanded its reach from the counties surrounding Chattanooga to the entire U.S., the company announced in a news release.

SupplyHog, which negotiates with distributers to deliver supplies directly to a contractor's jobsite, aims to be a one-stop-shop for lumber, windows, shutters, roofing, vinyl siding, drywall and most other things needed by builders.