Business - Around the Region

'They have already made a profound difference': How The Real (Business) Women of Ringgold are helping shape the downtown area

Published Apr. 21 2019

Cindie Robinson-Patty was walking trails with her dog around Ringgold in January 2008, eight months after she opened her business...

Consumer Watch: Be guarded in answering unknown calls

Published Apr. 21 2019

Continuing with last week's harassing and frustrating robocalls, I bet all of us tear out our hair on a perpetual...

North Georgia couple's dream of opening a men's and women's clothing boutique blossoms into three retail locations

Published Apr. 21 2019

Zach Cross is 31 years old with a college degree in business administration; Courtney Cross is 30 with degree in...

International trade supports one in five jobs in Tennessee

Published Apr. 21 2019

One of every five jobs in Tennessee is supported by international trade and, despite concerns about Mexican or Canadian imports...

Business Digest: HHM Certified Public Accountants adds CPAs, new administrator

Published Apr. 21 2019

HHM Certified Public Accountants has hired four employees in the Chattanooga office, including three staff accountants and an administrative assistant.

Environmental groups want ruling on coal ash water pollution

Published Apr. 19 2019

Two Tennessee environmental groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the federal Clean Water Act...

Erlanger's contract negotiations with trustees predated state Sen. Gardenhire's conflict-of-interest bill

Published Apr. 19 2019

Erlanger Health System executive management engaged in contract negotiations with trustees in the months before a bill that would make...

Want that first customer? Do research, don't undercharge

Published Apr. 19 2019

Many small business owners are so anxious to get their first customers or clients that they'll underprice their products or...

Shop online? Here are ways to reduce damage to the environment

Published Apr. 19 2019

Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment.

Test Drive: Is it a hatchback or a sedan? All-wheel-drive Buick Regal Sportback GS spins wheels and heads

Published Apr. 19 2019

It's been awhile since we've driven a Buick Regal that stopped traffic. Come to think of it, it's never happened...

UTC students demonstrate their ability to design solutions to real-world problems at second annual tech symposium

Published Apr. 18 2019

Small, unmanned aerial vehicles to combat malaria, a concrete canoe, a jumbo Connect 4 game for people with disabilities and...

Illinois company expands railroad business in Chattanooga region

Published Apr. 18 2019

An Illinois-based company has acquired two railroad lines in middle and south central Tennessee, citing the region's access to major...

Business Bulletin: BBB's document shred day is next Friday and Saturday

Published Apr. 18 2019

Q. Data and privacy breaches continue. What steps do we need to take helping to protect personal data and identity?

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses opens a store in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Published Apr. 18 2019

America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses has opened a store in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, offering a selection of designer eyeglass frames,...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Published Apr. 18 2019

There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public...

Tennessee jobless rate stays at historic low

Published Apr. 18 2019

Tennessee employers added nearly 50,000 more jobs over the past year, keeping the state's jobless rate at an historic low...

Sears sues former chairman Eddie Lampert, alleging he stripped company of more than $2 billion in assets

Published Apr. 18 2019

Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic...

UPDATE: EPB power outage in downtown Chattanooga is over

Published Apr. 18 2019

EPB and residents and business owners who live on or near Broad Street are reporting a significant power outage this...

Shaw Industries names Tim Baucom as president

Published Apr. 17 2019

When Tim Baucom worked at Dupont on its Stainmaster brand nearly three decades ago, he earned the nickname "Shawcom" because...

Two companies planning to create about 220 jobs at former Alstom site on Chattanooga's waterfront

Published Apr. 17 2019

A pair of companies plans to create about 220 jobs at the former Alstom site on Chattanooga's waterfront as the...

US trade deficit narrows to $49.4 billion in February

Published Apr. 17 2019

The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade...


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TVA begins first refueling of America's newest nuclear reactor

Published Apr. 17 2019

The Tennessee Valley Authority is refueling America's newest nuclear reactor after its first production cycle of nearly 17 months of...

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

Published Apr. 17 2019

Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars in the...