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Chambliss Bahner honors Tennessee Supreme Court justices

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel held a reception honoring three of Tennessee’s Supreme Court justices Tuesday, June 28 at its offices in Liberty Tower. 


Engineering a career in real estate

As a kid, Mike Purcell loved to build things. His parents even have a photograph of him putting together what he called a Tinker Toy air conditioner. So no one was surprised when he chose to become an engineer.

As an adult, Purcell has always loved real estate. He and his wife, Brenda, used to drive around on weekends, dreaming about purchasing this property or that house. Over the years, they turned their vision into reality by investing in rental properties and building three houses for themselves. So no one was surprised when Purcell retired from his engineering job and became a Realtor.


NBA S.L. Hutchins Chapter greets summer associates

The NBA S.L. Hutchins Chapter on June 21 welcomed summer interns during a happy hour event at Feed Co.

Pictured from left to right in the front row are: Ariel Anthony, attorney with Husch Blackwell; Adam Buddenbohn, summer associate with Husch Blackwell; Bethany Barclay Adeniyi, summer associate with Miller & Martin; Whitney Edwards, summer associate with Miller & Martin; Tayah Woodard, summer associate with Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison; and Brittany Faith, attorney with Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison. Pictured in the back row are: Al Henry, attorney with Luther Anderson; Judge John McClarty of the Tennessee Court of Appeals; Jimar Sanders, attorney with Miller & Martin; and Judge Walter Williams.


Re/Max broker, Joanna Jackson, becomes CARES Coaching Certified

Joanna Jackson of Re/Max Real Estate Center graduated from the two-part CARES Coaching Certification workshop on May 18 in Atlanta, Ga. The new program equips Re/Max brokers with the knowledge and tools necessary to coach their agents to success, according to a press release by the company.


Final drone rule gives clarity to real estate professionals
REALTOR Association President's Message

The popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS), commonly known as drones, has grown significantly in recent years. And the real estate industry has been paying close attention.

More than a year ago, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its proposed rules regarding how real estate professionals could use drones to aid clients in the marketing and selling of property.


Make your own landscaping master plan
Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga

Has your yard become an unused space that requires lots of maintenance every weekend? If so, don’t let another beautiful Chattanooga season go by. It’s time to make a landscaping master plan.

Step 1: Take inventory


Chattanooga-based Compass Auctions & Real Estate to sell property adjacent to Turner Field in Atlanta

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recently selected Compass Auctions & Real Estate, an auction and real estate firm headquartered in Chattanooga, to list and sell a real estate portfolio in the Metro and Southern Atlanta area totaling nearly $20 Million. The highlight of this particular group of properties is 40 parcels adjacent to Turner Field Stadium.


Registration open for 2016 Governor’s Housing Conference

Registration is now open for the 2016 Governor’s Housing Conference, to be held Oct. 12-13 at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville.

Edward DeMarco, the man who led the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the post-crisis recovery, will kick off the conference as the keynote speaker during the opening lunch.


Homebuilders Association hosts first bass fishing tournament

The Homebuilders Association of Greater Chattanooga was angling for a day of fun as it hosted its First Annual Bass Fishing tournament Saturday, June 18 at Chester Frost Park. The Association had an excellent turnout, with 90 fishermen casting their lines from 45 boats in a three-bass competition.


Consumers warned of Craigslist moving scams

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs warns residents to use caution when hiring movers through websites like Craigslist.

Last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a Craigslist moving scam that left a Georgia resident robbed of $75,000 worth of her family’s personal and household valuables. The victim hired the “two-man moving team” through Craigslist. The movers agreed to load up the family’s belongings and follow them to the new location. Instead, the movers loaded the U-Haul vehicle, which was later discovered to be stolen, and drove off, stealing the vehicle’s contents.


Born in the fires of abuse
W.I.T.S. Academy empowering victims with new approach to self-defense

After ten years of being in a relationship that was killing her, Kimmie was done. The man with whom she’d spent the last decade had just raped and beaten her, leaving her with a shattered right cheekbone and a collage of nightmarish memories.


How can you declare your financial independence?
Financial Focus

Next week, we observe the 4th of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate. But on a more personal level, you may still be working toward another type of independence – financial independence. What can you do to speed your progress toward this goal?


Women’s Fund announces keynote speaker of Voices 2016

The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga (WFGC) will host Cindy Dyer, a former specialized domestic and sexual violence prosecutor internationally recognized for her work on gender-based violence, as the keynote speaker at the Voices 2016 luncheon, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 11:30 -1 p.m. at Stratton Hall.


First Tennessee Bank presents $50,000 check to Ancla

First Tennessee Bank’s Chattanooga Community Development Manager Tracee Smith and Cleveland Community President Mike Griffin recently presented Ancla Insurance and Services President Beth Underwood with a check for $50,000 at First Tennessee’s downtown office.


Dive into ‘The Shallows’
The Critic's Corner movie review

As I drove to the theater to watch “The Shallows,” a survival thriller in which a shark traps a surfer 200 yards from shore, I thought about how it would be the perfect popcorn movie. About 45 minutes into the film, I realized I’d forgotten about the bag of popcorn I was holding. When a film can put buttery, salty goodness out of my head, it’s doing something right.


Chattanooga Chamber hosts Diversify 2016 Marketplace

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 24 at the Chattanooga Convention Center hosted the Diversify 2016 Marketplace, where minority business owners offered a variety of services and gift items.

More than 150 vendors, inaddition to local nonprofits, private firms, and government agencies, were represented.


Lynn Brown joins Pinnacle

Lynn Brown has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as a senior vice president and financial advisor for the firm’s client advisory group. She is based at Pinnacle’s downtown Chattanooga office, located at 801 Broad St.

Brown brings 10 years of financial services experience, most recently as a business banking relationship manager at SunTrust Bank, to Pinnacle. Prior to SunTrust, she held several positions with increasing levels of responsibility at Regions Bank.


RiverRocks announces changes for 2016

Since 2010, the RiverRocks festival has showcased Chattanooga’s outdoors and adventure sports scene and brought Chattanooga national attention by promoting a full schedule of high-profile adventure sports competitions during October. 


50 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1966?

Saturday, July 2, 1966

Edd L. Utley has been elected controller of Dixie Yarns, Inc., and will assume his new duties July 15, J. Burton Frierson, chairman of the board of the Chattanooga-based textile firm, announced. Utley will succeed Edmund S. Chodd, controller since 1930, who is retiring as controller but will continue to serve Dixie as a tax consultant.


100 Years Ago
What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, July 1, 1916

Congressman John A. Moon on June 21 appointed LeRoy C. Wilson, son of Prof. and Mrs. P.C. Wilson, to the United States Military Academy. He successfully passed the entrance examinations and will leave tomorrow for West Point.


‘Throwback’ something special
I Swear

THE THROWBACK SPECIAL By Chris Bachelder 213 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $25.95

“I didn’t set out to write about the melancholy bewilderment of middle-aged men,” says Chris Bachelder of his fifth novel, “The Throwback Special.” “But that’s where I ended up.” And, IMO, he ended up with a very special book.


Calendar of Events

AVA opens renovated gallery

The Association for Visual Arts will host the grand reopening of its newly renovated gallery on Friday, July 1 from 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The renovations include a new window stage, new gallery and exhibit lighting, custom hanging installation fixtures, a custom-built reception area, a sound system, and more. The event is free and open to the public. AVA is located at 30 Frazier Ave.


The ABC’s of cooking
Kay's Cooking Corner

This week my youngest granddaughter came for a visit. At just five-years-old, she is already quickly becoming a cook. She loves to do all of it: stir, break eggs, use the electric mixer, grease the pan – even clean the dishes, and she does quite well with all of it.


Are We There, Yet?

 “I don’t like to be too close or too far away,” Fred was telling me on the phone the other day, in reference to the best place to sit in a movie theater. 

 “You know something else?” he said. “There are too many previews these days. Two or three is plenty.”