* Address: 220 Compress St., Chattanoogaby Mary Fortune
Craig Fuller is the founder and CEO of FreightWaves, a provider of supply chain and logistics data, news and information, which recently debuted at No. 85 on the Inc. 5000 list of the country's fastest growing companies.by Mary Fortune
Miles Huff joins Cempa Community Care as advocacy and development administrator. In this role, Huff will oversee development, outreach, and government relations. Huff previously served as vice president of talent initiatives at the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. He directed corporate social responsibility at Unum prior to his Chamber appointment. Huff, a recent "20 Under 40" honoree in Chattanooga, has long been involved with Cempa as a volunteer, and this full-time position is a natural extension of that partnership.by
The Chattanooga Women's Leadership Institute celebrated 25 years and hosted its annual Impact Dinner at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Gravitas founder and CEO Lisa Sun was the keynote speaker at the event.
Stacy Lightfoot is back where she began, on the campus she visited as a child while her mother attended classes.by Mary Fortune
Chattanewbies recently gathered at Hotel Indigo to meet and mingle with others who are new to the Chattanooga area. The group meets monthly, and is sponsored by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.
Felicia Jackson, the inventor and owner of CPR Wrap, was certified in CPR but froze when her toddler son stopped breathing in the back seat of her car in 2002. Thanks to the quick actions of her husband, their son survived, but Jackson walked away with a new mission. CPR Wrap makes it possible for anyone to effectively perform CPR at a moment's notice. A physical therapist with over 20 years of medical experience in acute inpatient rehab, outpatient care and home health care, Jackson has built her business on the mission of making performing CPR less intimidating and more accessible to everyone. She graduated from Launch Chattanooga's Entrepreneurial Academy in 2015, and from the CO.LAB Accelerator in 2016. In 2017, she was named the Chattanooga State Community College Alumnae of the Year. In 2018, her business was named the CO.LAB Startup of the Year.
Intern Connection Chattanooga at the Moxy brought together interns, young professionals and employers in Chattanooga to network and build new connections. This event for summer interns in the Chattanooga area provided an opportunity to network with fellow students, and learn about local employers and the Young Professionals of Chattanooga program.
* Location: 1433 Williams Street Suite 1A, Chattanooga, with office locations in Atlanta and Nashville.by Mary Fortune
Amanda Mayo Leming is the new Director of Operations and Special Projects at River City Company. For the past 11 years, she has worked in property management, focusing on business development and project management. Since 2009, Leming has worked in property management, focusing on business development and project management. During that time, she spent over seven years focused on multi-family housing in the greater Chattanooga area. She has served more than three years on the Nightingale Network Grant Committee for the Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga, and previously spent two years as the Secretary on the Board of Directors to the Nooga Diversity Center.by
The new president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga has spent 37 years with the nonprofit organization, beginning with a job teaching fitness classes and managing a wellness center in Mobile, Alabama.by Mary Fortune
The Company Lab hosted Startup Week announcements at Waterhouse Pavilion to kick off planning for the October event. The gathering was the first public event for CO.LAB's new CEO Lindsey Cox. Mayor Tim Kelly provided brief remarks, and the CO.LAB team announced changes and additions to Chattanooga's weeklong entrepreneurial event.
Women in Networking gathered at the Common House in July for their monthly meet-up. The small group of professional service providers from diverse backgrounds and industries shares a common "mindset of networking," and supports each other in creating a strong network for each other's clients.
In 2007, Chattanooga native Darlene Brown decided Chattanooga was missing something - a locally owned, woman-led real estate brokerage.
Before she became president of the Better Business Bureau in Chattanooga earlier this year, Michele Mason led BBB chapters in Alabama, Florida and Georgia over the past 25 years.by Dave Flessner
Susan Harris, the CEO of See Rock City Inc., joined the organization in 2008 as director of human resources and organizational development.by Mary Fortune
Rikel Barrott joins Bridge Property Management Group as a commercial realtor for sales and leasing.
Locals gathered in July at Basecamp, a coworking day in Miller Plaza the first Wednesday of every month June through September. The free event includes a complimentary lunch, a speaker series featuring small business experts from the INCubator, coffee throughout the day, and an after-work happy hour with entertainment.
Text Request celebrated the grand opening of their new headquarters in Jack's Alley on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga in June. The company broke $6 million in sales in 2020, grew revenue 400%, and hired half a dozen people from May to November 2020. Moving into the 7,200-square-foot space on Market Street doubles their footprint and prepares Text Request for growth.by Mary Fortune
Chattanooga area business people on the move as featured in the July issue of Edge Magazine.by
Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow started Morning Pointe Senior Living in Chattanooga in 1996 with a plan to provide a different type of senior care than the nursing home model.
More than 150 people turned out for in-person, outdoor networking hosted by Chattanooga Small Business Networking at the Hotel Indigo in downtown Chattanooga on May 17. The event was the first in-person gathering for the business network in more than year. Network members Kenneth Ash with K-A Electric, and Katherine Fry with Mediafy, sponsored the event.
For the CEO of the Company Lab, her new job leading the organization at the hub of Chattanooga's startup ecosystem has offered something of a "soft landing," Lindsey Cox says.by Mary Fortune