Hard work, customer focus builds Jeff Morgan's contractor business

Published Jun. 1 2018

Jeff Morgan was 23 years old when he started a construction company with a handshake loan for $120,000 from Pioneer...

Developer John Wise III builds $150 million apartment portfolio from the ground up

Published May. 1 2018

When John Wise III decided to leave T.U. Parks Construction Co. to start his own construction company, the then 30-year-old...

Bob Shaw: Engineered Floors will 'get a good bit' of carpet growth

Published Apr. 1 2018

When it comes to carpet and housing starts, businessman Bob Shaw likes to say there has been "a depression" over...

Alexis Willis brings entrepreneurial, coaching skills to job as INCubator head

Published Mar. 1 2018

Alexis Willis ran track as a student at Girls Preparatory School, but she had never swam before she decided in...

Scenic city salesman: Barry White new leader of Chattanooga Visitors and Convention Bureau

Published Feb. 1 2018

Nearly 85 percent of the world's golf carts are built in Augusta, Georgia, home of The Masters golf tournament at...

Energizing home sales: Geoff Ramsey brings zeal for work, homeownership to Realtors group

Published Jan. 1 2018

Growing up in Oliver Springs, Tennessee, Geoff Ramsey watched his father's legal and political career as Anderson County's district attorney...

Chattanooga businessman Fletcher Bright joined family company in 1953

Published Dec. 1 2017

Fletcher Bright uses the word "opportunistic" when he talks about the company that bears his name.

Former engineer Boyd Simpson builds real estate empire

Published Oct. 1 2017

Atlanta-based businessman Boyd Simpson says his company has invested about $90 million in downtown Chattanooga, and he might not be...

From bricklayer to project boss: Longtime developer Bobby Joe Adamson has new projects in the pipeline

Published Aug. 1 2017

Bobby Joe Adamson grew up as one of 12 kids on a 50-acre farm in Ooltewah where his sharecropper father,...

A Q&A with new Chattanooga State President Rebecca Ashford

Published Jul. 9 2017

Rebecca Ashford, 44, a former Pellissippi State Community College administrator, takes the helm as president of Chattanooga State Community College...

Healthy competition: Ozburn returns home to Chattanooga to head Parkridge Health System

Published Jun. 1 2017

For someone who supervises one of the largest health care teams in Chattanooga, it's surprising to hear Thomas Ozburn, the...

Chattanooga City Attorney Wade Hinton works to create opportunities for all

Published May. 1 2017

A philosophy major at Emory University who originally was pre-med, Wade Hinton decided on studying the law.


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From East Ridge paper route to Malibu lawyer, Robert Barnes shows legal, political pundit skills

Published Apr. 1 2017

The future attorney and political pundit learned a lot on those routes. The routes took Barnes through racially and socio-economically...

Q&A with Chattanooga Realtor Association president

Published Jan. 1 2017

For the second time in the past five years, Mark Hite will serve this year as president of the Greater...

Powering Gig City: EPB's new CEO never stops running

Published Nov. 1 2016

In the 81-year history of EPB, David Wade is only the seventh person to head the municipal utility.

Chattanooga hotel company's grasp of online ratings helps it succeed

Published Aug. 1 2016

Patel, who founded his Vision Hospitality in 1997 with a single Chattanooga hotel, has grown his business to include 30...

EPB tops among utilities in customer service

Published Aug. 1 2016

Shortly after he was elevated to the top job at EPB n 1996, Harold DePriest brought his top managers together...

Southern Adventist University's new president is a fan of sauntering, Thoreau

Published Jul. 1 2016

David C. Smith, the new president of Southern Adventist University, plans to stroll around his school's tree-lined campus in Collegedale,...

Audrey Mosley helps lead promising startup, Aegle Gear

Published Jun. 20 2016

Audrey Mosley is on the ground floor — literally — of what she thinks might be the Chattanooga's next startup...

Lauren Templeton grew up knowing the key to value investing

Published Jun. 1 2016

As a child growing up in Winchester, Tenn., Lauren Templeton began investing in the stock market at age 7.

Young guns: Human resources brokers venture out on their own

Published May. 1 2016

In the employee benefits brokerage industry where the average age of brokers is 55 years old, Ryan Davis and Jack...


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Win Pratt helps grow Chattanooga's biggest home builder with his father

Published May. 1 2016

Win Pratt thought he wanted to be a doctor when he studied biology at the University of Tennessee in the...

Being Bill Killian: Former U.S. Attorney talks about sports, and life and how they're sometimes the same thing

Published Apr. 1 2016

A former U.S. Attorney talks about sports, and life and how they're sometimes the same thing.