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A role model for women and girls
STEM pioneer Sheila Boyington celebrates 25 years as co-founder of Thinking Media

With a 2-year-old daughter at home and an itch to try something new, Sheila Boyington did what few employees had the courage to do 30 years ago and asked her boss at a Chattanooga engineering company if she could telecommute and come into the office once a week.

Practicing law with heart, purpose

Unsure what he wanted to do with his life after high school, Azarius “Zack” Yanez knew it would have to involve helping people and “creating authentic human relationships.”

 Maybe the priesthood would be a good fit, he thought, so he enrolled at a seminary college in his hometown of Miami.

Federal courts play an essential but secondary role in our nation’s elections

The very essence of representative democracy is holding free and fair elections in which the people get to make their choices through voting.

No one needs a reminder that November is voting month. Our televisions are inundated with political commercials. Our mailboxes are filled with political circulars touting one political candidate or another. On our tablets, cellphones and laptops, we see online political ads. November is undoubtedly the season for voting.

Chambliss welcomes Ellis to intellectual property section

Attorney Drew Ellis has joined Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. A former mechanical engineer and designer, he will support the firm’s intellectual property section.

Through his past work in various patent-heavy industries, Ellis developed “a deep understanding of the innovation cycle, the creation and development of patentable ideas and the process of bringing those ideas to fruition,” Chambliss says in a news release.

Taylor’s tale of two careers
Former firefighter says he uses same teamwork skills as commercial Realtor

For Michael Taylor, the road to self-employment has been neither easy nor direct. After fathering a child when he was just 15, he needed a steady income, so he earned his GED and set out to follow in the footsteps of some young firefighters he’d seen around town.

Want to make an impact? Look at the big picture

As Realtors, we tend to think locally. So whether we’re urging the public to get involved in the election process or even recommending a new restaurant to clients, Realtors think about our own communities because that’s where we live and work.

Building costs are soaring; How that affects buyers

Rising mortgage rates approaching 7% along with declining builder sentiment stemming from stubbornly high construction costs and weakening consumer demand pushed new-home sales down at a double-digit rate in September.

Following a brief uptick in August, sales of newly built, single-family homes in September fell 10.9% to a 603,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau reveals.

Holocaust traveling exhibit coming to Public Library

The Chattanooga Public Library is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

UTC plans new cybersecurity degree for 2023 launch

A new bachelor of applied science in information technology in cybersecurity degree program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga begins with the spring 2023 semester, UTC officials announced.

 The addition of the program, housed within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was made official with THE confirmation from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. It was approved by the UT board of trustees Oct. 28.

Financial Focus: What to know about sustainable investing

You might have heard about “sustainable investing.” But if you’re not familiar with it, you might have some questions. For example:

• What does it involve?

• Is it right for me?

• Can I follow a sustainable investing strategy and still get the portfolio performance I need to reach my goals?

Millennial Money: Home for the holidays? If your finances can take it

For many, visiting family for the winter holidays is a matter of “how,” not “if.” But this year, rising costs could make travel less affordable, especially when paired with other life changes – say, moving cross-country, going to school or getting married.

Chattanooga Information Center now open for visitors and residents

The Chattanooga Tourism Co. has opened a new Chattanooga Information Center, located on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza.

The Information Center, open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., serves as a welcoming hub in the heart of downtown’s Riverfront District and provides local and regional information to visitors and residents.

Titans receivers contributing little

When the Tennessee Titans traded A.J. Brown on draft day to the Philadelphia Eagles, everyone knew the offense would sorely miss his production.

But even the most pessimistic couldn’t have predicted the Titans would miss his production this much.

Rookie Willis isn’t yet a capable fill-in at QB

It doesn’t take a trained eye to see that Malik Willis is still very much a work in progress as an NFL quarterback.

The rookie from Liberty has had flashes of greatness a couple of times while filling in for Ryan Tannehill, but not nearly enough as the Titans are forced to play an even more conservative style than normal on offense.

Broncos at Titans: What to watch

The Titans rode their defense as far as it would take them against the Chiefs, and for three quarters-plus it looked like it would be enough to bring home a win from Kansas City before falling short in overtime. Now, they have the Denver Broncos coming to Nissan Stadium for a chance to get back on track.

Behind the Wheel: Hot hatch sedans: VW Arteon vs Kia Stinger

Do some shopping for a new midsize sedan and you’ll find that just about every model provides high levels of comfort and the latest in technology and safety. But what if you also want it to be stylish and engaging to drive while also still being practical? Consider the Volkswagen Arteon and Kia Stinger.