Business - Chattanooga Diary

Biz Bulletin: How to get best customer service from a business

Published Oct. 9 2015

Q. Connecting with customer service representatives and particularly automated 1-800 numbers has become frustrating. Does BBB have advice dealing and...

Personal Finance: Trade pact great news for economic growth

Published Oct. 7 2015

Monday morning dawned to news that a final all-night session brought a successful conclusion to a five-year negotiation among 12...

Consumer Watch: Discounts available for military personnel

Published Oct. 4 2015

I'm very grateful to those who serve in our military. The last couple of months have reinforced that appreciation, particularly...

Under Construction: Erlanger expansion takes shape

Published Oct. 4 2015

* Project: Erlanger Medical Center, the region's biggest hospital, is redeveloping its East Brainerd hospital — best known for its...

Business Digest: Deborah Boggs heads Bethlehem Center fundraising

Published Oct. 4 2015

The Bethlehem Center has appointed nonprofit leader Deborah Boggs as the organization's development director.

Test Drive: GMC Terrain redesigned for 2016

Published Oct. 3 2015

Take a GMC Yukon, shrink it in hot water overnight, and you've got a 2016 Terrain.

Biz Bulletin: EMV 'chip' cards arrive with more security

Published Oct. 2 2015

Q. The "EMV" chip card program date has arrived. How does this technology benefit consumers and business?

Personal Finance: Basics of bonds part 2 -- interest rates

Published Sep. 30 2015

Last week we covered some of the basic characteristics and terminology of bonds.

Business Digest: Holloway opening State Farm office

Published Sep. 27 2015

Caleb Holloway will open a new State Farm Insurance office at 1913 Lafayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe on Oct. 1.

Business Advice: Making the right hire can make everyone more productive

Published Sep. 27 2015

Making the right hire is like putting the last piece of a puzzle together. You know how gratifying that is....

Consumer Watch: What to do when your identity is stolen

Published Sep. 27 2015

My recent presentations have spotlighted fraud and identity theft. But, what happens if the fraud actually does occur?

Test Drive: Honda Accord gets facelift, Apple's CarPlay

Published Sep. 26 2015

The story of the Honda Accord is one of evolutionary excellence. Ever since Honda introduced the Accord 40 years ago...

Biz Bulletin: How to avoid getting scammed with toll-free numbers

Published Sep. 25 2015

Q. I recently called an 800 Customer Service number with which we do business. The number was a scam; how...

Personal Finance: Basics of bonds and interest rates

Published Sep. 23 2015

The Fed laid an egg last week in punting on a long-awaited rate hike, causing bonds to rally while stocks...

Consumer Watch: Area colleges offer low-cost haircuts, massages, gourmet food

Published Sep. 20 2015

I hope many of you took advantage of last week's gratification list.

Business Digest: Spine Surgery adds Dr. Caputa

Published Sep. 20 2015

Spine surgeon Adam M. Caputo, M.D., has joined Spine Surgery Associates, a Parkridge Medical Group practice. He is accepting patients...

Test Drive: Jeep Wrangler, an American classic

Published Sep. 19 2015

There's something about a Jeep Wrangler -- its doors and roof panels jettisoned -- that's the automotive embodiment of the...

Biz Bulletin: How to best help Syrian refugees

Published Sep. 18 2015

Q. The Syrian refugee crisis is becoming a tragedy. How do I as an individual help in a meaningful manner?...

Personal Finance: Regulation and intervention stifling global growth

Published Sep. 16 2015

Last week we contemplated the recent meeting of G20 ministers, and in particular the importance of what was not discussed....

Business Digest: Atlanta tech CEO joins FourBridges

Published Sep. 13 2015

Atlanta tech CEO joins FourBridges

Consumer Watch: Where to land fall freebies

Published Sep. 13 2015

Now that the 2015-16 school year has begun and kids are outfitted from head to toe, with new computers and...

Under Construction: Work to start on Hixson retail center

Published Sep. 13 2015

' Project: North Town Point.

Test Drive: Ford gives 2016 Explorer a face lift

Published Sep. 12 2015

The Ford Explorer SUV is a clean-cut suitor — one that's safe to bring home to mama.