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Burning ships and building dreams
Brickyard provides entrepreneurs the tools, mindset required for success

After Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés landed on the shores of Central America in 1591 with 11 ships and 500 soldiers, he ordered his men to scuttle the vessels before they attacked the Aztecs in their quest for gold. Although his men were exhausted from the voyage and the natives were hostile, sinking the ships left them with two options: fight or die.

Shekari finds second calling with Women’s Fund

Last March, Melody Shekari decided she’d spent enough time in jail and was ready to leave.

Unlike the inmates at the prisons Shekari frequented in her role as a criminal defense attorney, the choice was hers to make. While she found her work, which primarily involved representing individuals who were unable to pay for a lawyer and could not be assisted by a public defender, satisfying, she’d spent enough time behind bars, she decided.

Baker Donelson taps Sanko for managing shareholder

Baker Donelson has named Clinton Sanko managing shareholder of its Chattanooga office.

While serving as office managing shareholder, Sanko will maintain his legal practice as a litigation trial lawyer who focuses on bet-the-company cases, with a special emphasis on eDiscovery advocacy.

Inns of Court donates auction proceeds to Children’s Advocacy Center

The Chattanooga Chapter of the American Inns of Court raised $21,437 during a charity auction in December to benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center.

The total fundraising effort includes amounts raised through auction items purchased at the Dec. 7 event, as well as individual donations made by Inn members.

Find your inspiration the 57th annual Tri-State Home Show

The 57th annual Tri-State Home Show, scheduled for Taking place Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18, is the perfect opportunity to plan your dream home, shop for furnishings or get quotes for your next remodeling project, says Raquel Schrumf, Home Builders executive officer.

Love at first sight: Staging tips for buyers to fall head over heels

As Cupid took aim at the real estate market this Valentine’s Day, homeowners looking to sell made the most of the romantic spirit to attract potential buyers. With deliberate staging, you too can transform your home in a way that will make buyers fall head over heels.

Building futures through career, technical education

Throughout the month of February, the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga is shining light on the significance of career and technical education for local high school students.

Career and technical education equips students with the skills they need for lucrative and in-demand professions. It encompasses diverse educational avenues ranging from traditional classroom instruction to certification programs and hands-on apprenticeships.

Newsmakers: GPS taps Tennyson for athletics director

After a national search in partnership with The Finney Group, Girls Preparatory School has appointed Allie Tennyson to serve as director of athletics and strategic partnerships at the school.

Tennyson is currently director of athletics at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, where she oversees and manages the athletic department at the largest coeducational private high school in the state. Her responsibilities encompass the management of 19 head coaches, 36 assistant coaches and seven full-time staff members.

Briefs: United Way partners with Hinton & Company

Hinton & Company and the United Way of Greater Chattanooga will host the upcoming Ascension Leadership Conference 2024. The conference will take place in Chattanooga Wednesday, April 3. It aims to bring together emerging and established leaders to enhance their communication skills.

Rogers column: Double-dip bill does right thing for wrong reason

Graciousness is not a quality of aggrieved Republican legislators; payback is their stock in trade. Like their pachyderm symbol, they never forget. And in the partisan street fight that Tennessee politics has become, they’re the ones with brass knuckles and switchblades.

Financial Focus: Why see a financial adviser?

Investing for your future is important – but it can be challenging. How can you navigate the complexities of the financial markets and make the right decisions for your situation?

Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. A financial adviser can help you in these key areas:

Personal Finance: Build financial resilience to help with tough times

Financial resilience provides a safety net that you might rarely use – but when you need it, you’ll be glad you have it.

“A household is financially resilient if they are prepared to encounter unexpected financial shocks,” says Emerson Sprick, associate director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.

Millennial Money: Should you care about your partner’s credit score?

Discussing credit scores with your partner isn’t anyone’s idea of pillow talk. But the conversation can provide important clues about your beloved’s history with money and what your financial future together could look like.

Why do credit scores matter, and are they enough to make or break a relationship? Here’s what couples should know about scores and what else they should discuss when it comes to their finances.

Book review: Book explores long history of US entrepreneurship

Upper management came out with new policy last week that’s untenable. They can’t expect people to put up with these new rules, and they can expect a mass exodus in coming weeks. But you worked from home four years ago and liked it. Your skills are sharp. You could be your own boss.

Hoop dreams yield to high jump for Tennessee’s Campbell

Grant Campbell could sense it during his warmup routine. Something just felt different that day. His legs felt spry. He had more energy. He was more focused.

Campbell was planning to play basketball in college until competing at the 2023 Volunteer Track Classic at the University of Tennessee’s Tom Black Track. Everything changed once Campbell high jumped a personal best 7 feet, 3.25 inches to set a state record.

How to get the most money for your trade-in

Most car shoppers focus their time and energy on getting the best sale price during a vehicle purchase. This is understandable considering the purchase price is the biggest number in the transaction. But many of these shoppers fail to consider another key factor that can help save money: getting the best value for their trade-in vehicle.