Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga announces finalists for its awards

Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga announces finalists for its awards

February 6th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Ted Alling, co-founder and CEO of Access America Transport

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Finalists have been announced by the Young Professional Association of Chattanooga for its YP awards.

The awards recognize young professionals and YP friendly businesses and organizations, a news release said.

The winners will be announced Feb. 22 at luncheon meeting at which Ted Alling, co-founder and CEO of Access America Transport, will be the keynote speaker. It will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel downtown.

Finalists include:

YP Civic Impact Award - Crystal Cadieux, Becca's Closet/Home Solutions; Heather Ewalt, Causeway/Delegator; David Martin, La Paz Chattanooga; and Teal Thibaud, Glass House Collective.

YP Entrepreneur of the Year - David Littlejohn, Pale Dot Voyage; Vincent Phipps, Communication VIP; Mike Robinson, Brewhaus, Fork & Pie Bar; and Laurie Stevens, Chattanooga School of Language

YP Friendly Business of the Year - Assemblers Inc., Full Media, The Hutton Co. and S&ME.

Young Professional of the Year - Sharon Braden, Thompson Engineering; Emerson Burch, Artisant/The 35.85 Guild; James Chapman, SE Development District; Toccora Johnson, Girls Inc.; and Christy Smith, The Vincit Group.