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More rooftops, more people per acre
Tennessee’s cities embrace infill as housing crisis persists

Tennessee’s cities have a housing problem. Specifically, not enough rooftops and certainly not enough that are affordable.

Elected officials at the state and local levels are trying different tactics to ease the crunch. But what’s the silver bullet? Zoning-density changes? Developer incentives?


Heyer finds, makes new home at Husch Blackwell

First-year corporate attorney Blake Heyer might have felt like a stranger in a strange land when he arrived at Husch Blackwell in September, a University of Georgia graduate dropped into a sea of orange.

So one of his early tasks was making a statement with his office, more specifically decorating with a bulldog or two and the black and red of his alma mater.


Johnson thrives in second act

Realtor Diana Johnson embraces her second act at Coldwell Banker Pryor Realty in Chattanooga. After working at U.S. Xpress for 25 years, Johnson jumped into real estate in 2017 and continues to expand her practice.

Johnson says she served loyally at the same enterprise for almost half her life, 17 years of which she served as the manager of driver payroll. Following leadership changes, Johnson explains, U.S. Xpress eliminated over 100 jobs in one day, including hers. Despite the shock, she says the sudden change allowed her to escape burnout and reflect on what she truly wanted.


New area home listings jumped 25% in May

The Greater Chattanooga area experienced a thriving real estate market in May, showcasing significant growth and dynamic changes. The latest data from the National Association of Realtors shows the local market continues to be influenced by the interplay of supply and demand, with an increase in home sales despite rising prices.


Newsmakers: Savage takes new role at INCubator

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Marcherie J. Savage’s appointment as the new Director of Entrepreneurial Development at the INCubator.

Savage, a Chattanooga native, brings a wealth of experience and a strong academic background to her new role. She holds a degree in communications from Tennessee State University, focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship.


Briefs: TechX Awards nominations, applications open

The Chattanooga Technology Council has announced nominations and applications are now open for the fifth Annual Technology Excellence (TechX) Awards.

This event celebrates the achievements and contributions of the Chattanooga technology community’s people, projects and businesses.


Financial Focus: Avoid these estate planning mistakes

By the time you reach retirement age, you may have accumulated a 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts, along with insurance policies and physical properties. You’ll use some of these assets to support your retirement, but the rest might end up in your estate – which is why an estate plan is so important.


Rogers column: Today’s elite ‘athletes’ are becoming hard to stomach

Will the Fourth of July really be the Fourth of July if Joey Chestnut isn’t cramming hot dogs down his gullet for a Coney Island crowd?

Chestnut is a trencherman of the first order: a 16-time winner of the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest and the world’s No. 1-ranked competitive eater.


Past, present come together at Olympic Diving Trials

Dave Parrington was watching from his home in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) when the University of Tennessee hosted the U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials at the old outdoor pool in 1976. Along with following the results of his potential competitors, Parrington was impressed with the university’s ability to attract such a prestigious event.


Book review: Little groundbreaking in ‘Rainbow Ceiling’

You can see the CEO’s office from the outside of your workplace.

You’ve actually been in that office, so you know what it looks like inside. Big, expansive desk. Cushy, expensive chair. Ankle-deep carpet. The CEO got there through regular means over the course of his career – something you’d like to do.


Behind the Wheel: Best hybrid sedans for less than $35,000

Buying a hybrid vehicle makes more sense than ever. The latest models are just as powerful – More so in some cases – as related gas-only models and have such small price premiums that it’s easy to start saving money while reducing your vehicle-based carbon emissions.