Sybil Topel, marketing communications vice president for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, has contributed to an international career blog, earned a Master of Fine Arts in writing, and led a Chattanooga Chamber team that garnered national and local awards with its tongue-in-cheek "Literally Perfect" video as the centerpiece of a recruitment campaign. She serves on a number of boards including ArtsBuild, Girls Scouts of Southern Appalachians and the Pop-Up-Project, a start-up arts organization.by Mary Fortune
Martha Leiper says she starts each work day catching up on the news on the CNBC morning program "Squawk Box" before heading into Unum where she's the insurer's chief investment officer.by Mike Pare
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Lauri Moyle joins Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga in its fight against family homelessness as director of development. Moyle will lead the work of fundraising and grant writing, as well as manage public relations efforts. Moyle comes from a rich background of nonprofit work, which includes serving on the boards of directors for Love's Arm, City of Chattanooga: Multicultural Affairs and Dynamo Studios. Before moving to Chattanooga, Moyle spent seven years as a political staffer in the United Kingdom, working on the policy side of nonprofits.
* Founded: Aug. 1, 2018, in the former East Ridge Flea Market building at 6725 Ringgold Road.by Lisa Denton
Dalya Qualls is a health care industry veteran who also has a keen interest in sports.by Mike Pare
About one in four households have a smart speaker hanging out in the background, ready and waiting to do our bidding if we'll just say the word.by Mary Fortune
History: Founded in 1969 as Allied Arts, a "united arts fund" for the purpose of centralized fundraising to support local arts organizations. The organization changed its name to ArtsBuild in 2012 to continue that support through grant making, and also to better describe the organization's strategic efforts to build a stronger arts community through initiatives in arts education, arts leadership and arts advocacy.
Miles Huff joins the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce as Senior Director, Talent Initiatives, the Chattanooga Chamber. Most recently, Huff oversaw corporate social responsibility including volunteerism, community engagement and corporate giving for Unum's Chattanooga and Glendale, California campuses, as well as Unum field offices. Huff serves on the Regional Advisory Council for Susan G. Komen and acts as a host for Dining Out for Life benefitting the Cempa Community Foundation. Miles is a Leadership Chattanooga alum and the previous Business & IT Industry Council Chair for the Hamilton County Schools Future Ready Institutes.
While his professional role for more than 32 years was at First Tennessee Bank, Michael Griffin has spent much of his career volunteering as a director, fundraiser or chairman for more than a dozen community groups, clubs and nonprofits. In both his hometown of Chattanooga and in his home for the past seven years in Cleveland, Griffin has been active in the local United Way, the Rotary Club, and the Chamber of Commerce, among other other nonprofits and civic groups.. He is also chairman of the region's biggest hospital, Erlanger Health System, and formerly headed the UTC Alumni Association, the Museum Center at Five Points and Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region. In the past year, he helped raise a record $1.6 million as co-chair for the "Momentum '22" campaign for the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce.by Dave Flessner
When you travel with your MacBook Pro, you'll likely need to bring along a power adapter and charging cable, an adapter for a projector or monitor, your iPhone lightning cable and maybe a PlugBug.by
The Skyroam Solis X WiFi Smartspot is the first personal WiFi smartphone companion for those wanting an untethered life and the ability to see, listen, speak and connect from most anywhere in the world.by
* Founded: Originally known as the Barn, the business began in 1960 in a pre-Civil War dairy barn located on McFarland Avenue in Rossville, Georgia, and was bought in the late 1960s by Frank and Wanda Webster who operated the business as a produce stand selling fruits and vegetables.
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Harry Hawkins joins Barge Design Solutions, Inc. as a client service leader in the firm's Chattanooga office. Hawkins has nearly 35 years of experience in civil engineering and commercial construction, including more than 20 years of serving clients in the Chattanooga and North Georgia region. He earned a bachelor of civil engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. Hawkins previously served as Chattanooga Office Manager for Terracon Consulting.
When Warren Logan was appointed to Chattanooga's Electric Power Board in August 2000, the city-owned utility was strictly an electricity provider headquartered in an aging office at Sixth and Market streets.by Dave Flessner
Truebill offers a a snapshot of your financial life.by Dave Flessner
Laura Fava is named vice president of operations for Steam Logistics. Having previously served as the director of enterprise responsible for Steam's contracted business, Fava plays a key role in growing and developing all operational functions at the Chattanooga-based international freight brokerage firm. Originally from Berlin, Germany, Laura joined Steam in 2016.by
Name: Aegle Brand, named for the Greek goddess of radiant health and beautyby Dave Flessner
New Volkswagen Chattanooga Chief Executive Tom du Plessis has lots of experience when it comes to bringing models to the marketplace.by Mike Pare
Jonathon Woolsey is now Development Manager for Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. Woolsey joins Vision from EMJ Construction, where his contributions were made in several capacities, including project engineer and project manager, during his six-year tenure. His background includes a strong portfolio of commercial property new-builds and re-developments across the southeast, such as Bass Pro Shops, Unum Group, Wacker Polysilicon, several LiDL grocery stores, and Market City Center, downtown Chattanooga's new mixed-use development.by