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Capturing Appalachia on canvas
Chattanooga’s Shuptrine preps book of work featuring region

Hundreds of millions of years ago, the Central Pangean Mountains stretched unbroken across a landmass that would someday separate into North America and Great Britain, leading to the formation of the Appalachian Mountains and the Scottish Highlands. Laced throughout those lowly hills, painter Alan Shuptrine says, was a vast vein of serpentine, a dark-green mineral the ancient Celts believed had magic powers.


3 attorneys elected members at Miller & Martin

Miller & Martin has welcomed Lynzi Archibald, Michael Dumitru and Alan Madison to membership in the firm.

The recently elected members are resident in the Chattanooga office with Archibald and Dumitru being members of the litigation department and Madison being a member of the corporate department.


Faith achieves member status at Gearhiser Peters

Justin Faith is now a member of Chattanooga law firm Gearhiser, Peters, Elliott & Cannon.

Faith practices primarily in the areas of civil business litigation and estate administration. He has experience representing both businesses and individuals in commercial litigation and business disputes, construction matters, employment law, municipality issues, trust and estate litigation, conservatorships, personal-injury cases and various other types of legal matters in state and federal courts.


Chambliss Law again ranked as leader in client service

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel has made the BTI Client Service A-Team for the ninth consecutive year. The ranking is based on interviews with corporate counsel and identifies law firms around the country that excel in client service.

BTI evaluates law firm performance from the client’s perspective and has noted how clients’ expectations of client service delivery is changing.


Tennessee Supreme Court appoints Hood to Commission

The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed Chattanooga Bar Association Executive Director Lynda Hood to a two-year term on the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education. The TCCLE is an agency of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The commission monitors CLE requirements and administers the specialization program for attorneys. The commission members are appointed by the Supreme Court and consist of 11 members, two of which must be non-attorneys.


Hardy earns new home sales certifications

Kristen Hardy, a Realtor with The Paula McDaniel Group at Real Estate Partners Chattanooga, has earned two national certifications, making her a “Certified New Home Specialist” and a “Residential Construction Certified” professional.


Realtors, real estate professionals and ethics

As I prepare to lead Greater Chattanooga Realtors into 2019 as its elected president, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to lead. I believe leading is listening. I call it “leaning in.” For example, I’ve been leaning in to learn from my clients, colleagues, and community.


Saving for a down payment on a home

When it comes to affording a home, it’s essential to tackle one thing well ahead of time: the down payment.

Long before you start searching real estate listings in earnest, take concrete steps to put funds aside. That way, you’ll be ready when the time comes to write the down payment check for your new home.


Occasional miscues impair otherwise-fine Ginsburg biopic

“On the Basis of Sex” opens with a sea of clones marching across the screen. Hundreds of men, their hair trimmed above their necks and ears and parted to one side, their dull gray, brown and charcoal suits hanging loosely from their tall frames, their briefcases held in one hand, and their shiny dress shoes clacking against concrete, all moving with purpose toward an unknown destination.


Norton to speak at Siskin’s Possibilities Luncheon

Chris Norton will be the guest speaker at Siskin Hospital’s 16th annual Possibilities: Siskin Hospital Celebrates Life Beyond Disability. The luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

The Possibilities Luncheon will also feature a video highlighting a Siskin patient who has overcome disability.


Watson reappointed to lead Senate Finance Committee

State Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee. The committee is responsible for legislation pertaining to the budget, taxes, and issuance of bonds.

Watson was also reappointed as a member of the Senate’s Health and General Welfare Committee and the Commerce and Labor Committee.


What’s keeping you from protecting your family’s future?

 Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if you weren’t in these pictures?


Newsmakers: Behar promoted to director of finance at Maclellan Foundation

The Maclellan Foundation has promoted Lee Behar to director of finance. Behar joined Maclellan in 2006.

Throughout his tenure at the foundation, he has served in multiple leadership capacities, including overseeing grant-making in Europe and Eurasia, and providing senior operating and financial leadership to Generous Giving and Generosity Path.


Chattanooga State CC honors legacy leaders

Chattanooga State Community College representatives, elected officials and Tennessee Board of Regents members gathered for a special ceremony on Jan. 11 to honor the late Sen. Ray Albright and Rep. Paul Starnes for their leadership in helping to create a lasting legacy for the community and at Chattanooga State.