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Robinson Team keeps pushing higher
$169M in sales eclipses previous record of $110M

“Every year, I insist on doing better,” Realtor Jay Robinson told the Hamilton County Herald in 2020 after his team at Keller Williams Greater Downtown Realty sold a record $110 million in residential real estate in 2019.

It was the first time a team based in Chattanooga had topped the million-dollar century mark in sales – according to the local multiple listing service.

CBA donates Lawyers Have Heart proceeds

The Chattanooga Bar Association has donated the proceeds of its inaugural Lawyers Have Heart 5K and 1-Mile Walk to Chattanooga Endeavors, a nonprofit that provides training, counseling and support services to former offenders.

The CBA held the 5K in memory of Mike Anderson, an attorney with Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway who died Jan. 22, 2019, after suffering a heart attack while running with his colleagues.

GPS, Signal Mountain teams top record mock trial field

After two weeks of spirited high school mock trial showdowns in Hamilton County, three teams emerged to advance to the state competition: GPS Pothos, GPS Calathea and Signal Mountain Red.

The finals of the Chattanooga Bar Association YLD Mock Trial Competition wrapped up a contest in which several teams came close to reaching the finals, including GPS Snake, Homelife 1, McCallie White, CSAS White, Notre Dame Green, CSTHEA Blue, East Hamilton Green, Signal Mountain Black, McCallie Blue, Baylor Grey and Hixson.

Miller & Martin welcomes Weidlich to Intellectual Property Group

Miller & Martin welcomes attorney Paul Weidlich to its Chattanooga office as a member of its Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Weidlich’s practice includes patents and trademarks portfolio development, preparation and prosecution; trade secrets, copyrights and licensing agreements; media, advertising and promotional law; and intellectual property litigation.

Realtor O’Dell finds his ‘Tribe’
Part of worldwide group creating handcrafted goods

When Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin in 1798, he forever changed the way products would be made. But even Whitney’s 224-year-old machine would be too modern for Brandyn O’Dell, who prefers to make things the really old way – by hand.

Giving back, getting better

Real estate depends on a community’s educational system. While it might not be obvious, the relationship between the two is critical. The strength and curriculum of our schools draw people to our community.

Education is also a significant factor when companies look to relocate to or expand their operation in Chattanooga. Without quality education, our workforce and economic development suffer.

Take it outside: Outdoor living spaces are a must-have

Outdoor living spaces now top homeowner wish lists and have become a top priority for architects and design professionals focused on residential design.

Connection to nature and outdoor entertaining both ranked high on the top 10 list of design drivers in “The Future of Home Design,” a recent survey conducted by the New Home Trends Institute in collaboration with Pro Builder.

Newsmakers: HHM welcomes senior manager, additional hires

HHM Certified Public Accountants has hired a senior manager, a senior accountant, an analyst and a financial operations assistant to accommodate growth in its Chattanooga office.

Travis Flenniken rejoins the firm as senior manager within the management advisory services department. He has 20-plus years of experience in capacities that include business valuation, merger and acquisition advisory, investment management and business consulting.

Read House celebrating 150th anniversary with historical dinner series

The Read House is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the “Throughout the Decades Dinner Series,” which will feature era-inspired meals.

The Read House’s historic menus, as well as cookbooks from each era, were used to design each course for the series.

Financial Focus: HSAs are healthy way to save for retirement

Many expenses in life are unpredictable. But there are two things you know you’ll have to pay for: Medical bills and retirement. You’ll probably need to take a variety of steps to meet these costs, but one financial instrument that can help is a health savings account.

Personal Finance: How buy-now, pay-later loans could alter your credit

Expanding access to credit is a worthy goal. Too many people can’t get a mortgage or an emergency loan at a reasonable rate because they can’t show a solid credit history. They might pay more for insurance or make large security deposits to get utilities or rent an apartment.

Behind the Wheel: Hyundai Ioniq 5 a better option than Tesla Y

By Miles Branman | Edmunds

Consumer appetites for small SUVs seem insatiable, and – as electrification reaches every corner of the automotive landscape – a spotlight has appeared over compact EV SUVs.

For two years, the Tesla Model Y has led this burgeoning niche with longer range estimates, cutting-edge driver aids and an established charging network. But other automakers are offering new alternatives, and the most promising may be from Hyundai.