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New life for for historic Oak Grove
Developer Collier looks to turn 100-year-old mill into a community

Developer Ethan Collier has a varied collection of hats he wears from time to time. One day, he might don his engineer hat as he works with his team at Collier Construction to figure out how to plant a community on a parcel of land. Another day, he might put on his financier hat as he assembles the money he needs to pay for the project.

Family tradition steered by a dynamic matriarch
60-year attorney didn’t want any CPAs in her clan

This is the first installment in a series of articles featuring families in which successive generations have practiced law. In this entry, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel attorney Shelton Chambers sits down with her father and aunt to remember how the legal practice entered their lives and defined their destinies.

The power to overturn laws: What is the source of judicial?

Several recent Supreme Court opinions have sparked a great debate in our nation about the role and function of the Supreme Court and, to a lesser degree, federal courts in general.

One aspect of this debate concerns the power of the unelected Supreme Court to overturn laws the elected Congress passed and the elected president signed into law. The debate extends to the power of the court to overturn laws passed by states.

Burnside apartment building sells to Nashville-based Material Ventures

Nashville-based Material Ventures has purchased the last of three parcels that make up Burnside, a mixed-use community located off Central Avenue in Chattanooga.

Once fully developed, the project will create more than $37 million in asset value across three buildings and 43 townhomes.

RESPA protects buyers and sellers

It’s difficult to believe we’re more than halfway through 2022. Vacations are wrapping up, students are returning to school and Tennessee’s primary election is at hand. We’re all dotting our I’s and crossing our T’s as summer nears its end and fall approaches.

Numerous benefits Is that expensive new home worth the investment?

Despite what headlines might state, individuals continue to buy and sell homes. In fact, 88% of the homes sold in May were on the market for less than a month, a National Association of Home Builders analysis finds.

For many Americans, owning their own home is worth the time and investment. “Although interest rates are increasing, they’re still relatively low compared to previous decades,” says Loni Marcus with Lake Homes Realty. “As a lake real estate specialist, I continue to see a strong demand for lake homes in the Chattanooga area. These homes are good investments in addition to providing a gathering place for family and friends.

Newsmakers: WTCI PBS appoints new board chair

WTCI PBS named Daniel Fell chair of the governing board during the July 2022 meeting of the Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation board of directors. Fell is a senior strategist and consultant for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum.

An early Chattanooga entrepreneur, Fell co-founded the marketing and advertising company Daniel+Douglas+Norcross in 1992 in the Chattanooga Business Development Center on Cherokee Boulevard.

Hard to stop when sampling Chattanooga Cookie

I had a simple plan for my first visit to The Chattanooga Cookie: grab two cookies and leave.

I wasn’t planning a heist so I didn’t think I needed a guy in a van feeding me timestamps through an ear bud:

“You’re inside. Good job. You have three minutes.”

Driven by playoff disappointment
Titans must overcome tough schedule, better AFC for deeper postseason run

Last season, the Tennessee Titans won the AFC South and entered the playoffs as the AFC’s top seed. It wasn’t good enough, as they lost to the upstart Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round.

Now the Titans will try to regroup, put last year’s disappointment behind them and get back to the postseason this year with what they hope will be a much different result.

Five players/positions that factor large in Titans hopes

1. Ryan Tannehill. Even though the Titans’ offense largely runs through Derrick Henry, quality quarterback play is still vital. Tannehill seems motivated to put last season’s playoff failure behind him, but can he with an almost entirely new cast of pass catchers? A.J. Brown, Julio Jones and Anthony Firkser are gone, as are role players like Marcus Johnson, Chester Rogers and MyCole Pruitt.

UT’s Hooker ready for football after busy offseason

Hendon Hooker knows sleep is a valued commodity for an athlete in terms of performance recovery. But Hooker has so much he’s excited about each day that it’s hard for him to stay still.

The Tennessee redshirt senior quarterback says he looks forward to getting up each morning and “embracing the grind.”

City earmarks budget savings for parks improvements

Chattanooga’s new Department of Parks and Outdoors is leveraging cost savings from lean operations and staff vacancies to deliver improvements to outdoor spaces in each of the city’s nine council districts.

The department’s design team began working in early April to identify $500,000 in projects that could be executed by the end of the year. After identifying more than 50 ideas, it whittled those down to the final list.

Kelly administration releases roadmap to end gun violence in Chattanooga

The Kelly administration says its newly release Roadmap to End Gun Violence in Chattanooga is designed to both stop the cycle of gun violence and prevent it from returning.

The plan includes a series of community engagement sessions to review the roadmap, gather input and coordinate action across the city.

Financial Focus: When can you choose retirement?

If you’re like most people, your work has been a central part of your life. So, wouldn’t it be nice to have the flexibility to decide when you no longer want to work?

Many people of retirement age have achieved this type of control. In fact, two-thirds of workers ages 65 and older say they work primarily because they want to, not because they have to, according to a 2021 study by Edward Jones and Age Wave. But that means that one-third of workers in this age group feel financially compelled to work. This doesn’t necessarily mean they dislike the work they do — but it’s probably fair to say they would have liked the option of not working. How can you give yourself this choice?

Five ways to feel richer (even when you’re not)

In some ways, feeling “rich” is less about how many zeroes you have in your bank account and more about knowing how to use them to get what you want out of life.

For author and certified financial planner Tom Corley, feeling rich comes from having an Irish pub-style structure in his backyard in New Jersey that allows him to invite friends over for outdoor drinks.

Career Corner: Bridging workplace generations takes thought, patience

We’re at an interesting point in business culture. People with many backgrounds and experiences are working together more now than ever before.

Some young team members have never worked at an in-person job and have always had a cellphone. Others started working before laptop computers or the internet even existed. Some have only worked in at big corporate environments, while others have been at startups.

Wish you were here! Summer travel FOMO is real

Views from a tower in Portugal, gondolas in Venice, beaches in the Bahamas – as you scroll through your social media feeds, it seems like everyone you’ve ever met is on a picturesque vacation this summer.

Compared to the last two years, 2022 is seeing a steep increase in travel, especially international, and it may feel impossible to keep up.

5 electric SUVs for almost any budget

In the early days of the modern electric vehicle, your choices were largely limited to a few range-compromised models or an expensive Tesla on the high end. But 2022 offers a much wider variety of excellent EVs to choose from, and many of them are versatile SUVs.