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Success as far as the eye can see
Hodgson enjoys reminders of land deals gone right

Real estate attorney Andrew Hodgson likes looking out the windows of the downtown Chattanooga office of Husch Blackwell and seeing spaces he had a hand in filling.

In the same manner, Hodgson enjoys walking to lunch and pointing to a building in which a business is providing a product or service to the community and employing local residents and saying, “I worked on that deal.”

Whole new outlet for competitive drive
Hayes uses lessons learned on mat to fuel legal practice

As Chanse Hayes would suit up for a high school wrestling match, he’d look back on the lessons he learned during practice and reflect on the admonitions of his coaches.

When Hayes, now 31, laces up to present a case in court, he looks back on the time he spent preparing for the trial and remembering the advice of his mentors in the law.

Kuehnel leaving nothing to chance
Realtor who loves tackling outside projects following in mom’s footsteps

Realtor Amy Kuehnel loves to plan. Whether she’s planning something small, like her day, or a little bigger, like a vacation, or life-size, like a career, she enjoys mapping things out.

Kuehnel, 46, also loves when a plan comes together.

Getting ready for Cousin Eddie

With the holiday season upon us, many will be hosting grandparents, siblings or even a Cousin Eddie or two in the coming days. Getting your home ready for overnight guests can be overwhelming, to say the least, and you might not know where to start.

Brewers rolling out the barrels for holidays
Tennessee beer makers go all-in for aging in alcohol-soaked casks

It’s late November, and Matt Simpson is brewing a Belgian-style beer at Nashville’s Tennessee Brew Works in preparation for the 2022 holiday sales season.

Once the beer is finished in the fermenter, it will go into whiskey barrels to absorb flavor and a bit of alcohol from the spirits that once were in the casks. The beer will stay in the barrels until it achieves the flavor that the brewer imagined, determined by the brewers sampling beer from the barrels on a regular basis.

Airport internships provide students with aviation training

Four seniors at Brainerd High School’s Future Ready Institute of Aviation gained practical experience through internships at the Chattanooga Airport, Wilson Air Center Chattanooga and Crystal Air this semester.

“This program is about preparing students for life after high school,” says Grady Nace, teacher with the institute. “Ideally, it will jump-start careers in aviation, but even students who choose a different direction will benefit from the experience.”

Newsmakers: Erlanger announces Believe Bash co-chairs

The co-chairs for Erlanger Health System Foundation’s 2022 Believe Bash include Daisy Maurya-Ballard, Matt Ballard, Carl Greene and Keith Wooten-Greene. The sixth annual fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Financial Focus: Give yourself some ‘paychecks’ for retirement

During your working years, you’ve probably met the costs of living through your salary. But once you retire, where will the money come from? Is there a way to give yourself a “paycheck” for retirement?

There is indeed – but you’ll have to do a good job of managing your available income sources. Here are some moves that can help:

Personal Finance: 401(k)-to-IRA rollover could be a mistake

If you leave a job or retire, you’re often encouraged to roll over your 401(k) or other workplace retirement account into an individual retirement account. That might not be the right move.

Workplace plans have rules that can protect you from subpar investments and advisers who put their own interests ahead of yours. IRA investments can be more expensive, which can result in less money to spend in retirement. Workplace plans also may offer easier access to your money.

UT Football: Vols’ biggest commitment comes from QB Hooker

Before the signatures began rolling into the Tennessee football offices last week, the Vols received a huge commitment.

But it wasn’t from an incoming recruit. It was from a player already on the roster.

Starting quarterback Hendon Hooker announced he was returning in 2022 to use his final season of eligibility.

Titans fumbling away once-promising season

After the Tennessee Titans’ Sunday loss in Pittsburgh, Coach Mike Vrabel was asked if the game got away from his club.

“It didn’t look like it got away to me. It looked like we came up a few inches short on fourth down. We overcame a lot,” Vrabel said after the game, referring to receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine being stopped by Joe Hagan a yard short of a first down at the 10-yard line in the closing seconds of the game.

Electric pickup hauls away 2021 top vehicle honors

Every year Edmunds’ experts put their heads together to determine the very best new vehicles on sale. Spread across nine categories, the Edmunds Top Rated Awards are given to the cars, trucks and SUVs that rank at the top of their class according to Edmunds’ vehicle testing program.