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Chattanooga Bar Assn. celebrates 125 years
Members toast organization that rose from 1897 blaze

The Chattanooga Bar Association celebrated its 125th anniversary Sept. 22 at Gilman Event Hall.

The organization’s 2022 president, Lee Ann Adams of Gearhiser, Petter, Elliott & Cannon, toasted the CBA during the event, declaring, “May the fire which necessitated its creation continue to ignite our passion for the law and our community and light our way forward.”

A title, a survey and success
Edwards enjoys process, rewards of ‘dirt law’

As the daughter of an attorney who practiced “dirt law,” Rachel Edwards liked knowing her father had a hand in building some of the shopping centers and other commercial enterprises in her hometown.

Born in Knoxville but raised in Chattanooga, Edwards played the role of the proverbial apple that fell close to the tree when she decided to follow her father, Jeffrey Guild of Miller & Martin, into the law.

Chambliss names McKinney business, mergers and acquisitions chair

Laura McKinney is the new section chair for Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel’s business and mergers and acquisitions practice groups, which counsel clients on strategic business transactions and general corporate matters.

Epstein Law welcomes Murrell

Attorney Hannah Murrell has joined Epstein Law Firm as an associate. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, personal injury and business matters.

Murrell graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2016 with a degree in political science.

Baker Donelson adds Exum for firm’s tax group

Jennifer Exum has joined Baker Donelson’s Chattanooga office in an of counsel capacity. She’s a member of the firm’s tax group.

Exum advises individuals and families on probate, estate and tax planning and conservatorships. She also advises and defends them in situations where litigation is necessary.

Southern Adventist University impacts community through Freshman Service Day

With more than 640 students participating, this year’s Freshman Service Day was the biggest Southern Adventist University has held so far – a result of the incoming class being the third-largest in the school’s 130-year history and the largest since the annual event began.

Ukraine graduate students settling in at UTC

“How is your family in Ukraine doing?”

This is the question people most often ask graduate students Arsen Martyshchuk and Nina Klimenkova, who arrived at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga last month for the fall semester.

Newsmakers: Magnolia Trust names Todd McMullen president, CEO

Magnolia Trust Company, a Chattanooga-based trust administrator, has named Todd McMullen president and CEO.

McMullen has served as a Magnolia board member since the company was founded in 2019.

Chamber reaches $1B capital investment goal

Reporting on its five-year Chattanooga Climbs economic goals, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce said it reached and surpassed its five-year goal of $1 billion in capital investment in three years.

At the Chattanooga Chamber’s annual meeting, Jim Haley, immediate past chair of the Chattanooga Chamber board of directors, said Steam Logistics’ investment downtown and the West Star Aviation expansion at the Chattanooga Airport led the way in capital investment over the 12-month fiscal year that ended June 30.

Rotary Club of Chattanooga continues work to eradicate polio

The recent emergency declaration by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul after finding poliovirus in sewage samples has underscored the need for Rotary’s eradication efforts to continue.

Rotarians began the PolioPlus Program in 1985 to provide immunizations to children around the world. Internationally, club members have provided more than $2 billion to immunize 3 billion-plus children in 122 countries.

Chattanooga State launches health care apprenticeships

Chattanooga State Community College is now accepting applications for its first registered apprenticeship in a white-collar occupation.

The one-year apprenticeship for medical assistants will include paid full-time employment at CHI Memorial Hospital’s Chattanooga-area clinics, classes in the evening and online and on-the-job learning to prepare participants for a career with CHI.

Financial Focus: What should Alzheimer’s caregivers know?

If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or is starting to show symptoms, you will face some real challenges. 

Navigating the Alzheimer’s experience involves a long journey, and there’s no easy answer for how you can cope with your emotions. But you can at least address some of the financial issues involved to help give yourself a greater sense of control. 

Personal Finance: Mind over aging: How to cultivate a happier retirement

Researchers have identified several factors besides money that contribute to a happier retirement, including good health, strong relationships and a sense of purpose.

But setbacks are inevitable, in life and in retirement. Not everyone enjoys good health – and no one enjoys it forever. Loved ones die or move away. The pursuits you thought would give your life meaning might not – or might not be possible: Think of all the activities and plans canceled because of the pandemic.

River City: Breakfast finds great place to Dwell at Syrup and Eggs

Chattanooga has more than a few top-of-mind restaurants one can consider when dining out. I’d hesitate to even attempt to list the city’s most popular eateries because the list of candidates would exceed my word quota.

But what about the bistros, cafes and diners that don’t jump to mind? The smaller, lesser-known foodie haunts tucked into the city’s nooks and crannies that serve fare that rivals that of the heavy hitters?

GCR: Realtors and their safety

With their name and reputation being their brand, Realtors need to promote themselves and maintain visibility as part of their business. But this self-promotion can sometimes lead to dangerous situations.

For example, in the recently released 2022 Member Safety Report, 23% of Realtors were likely to say they’d experienced a situation that made them fear for their safety or personal information. This number is up from 2021 – 14% – which is a sign that Realtors should remain diligent and take advantage of safety training.

Pratt VP: Local boom is no illusion

Bill Panebianco fancies himself an amateur magician.

He points to a stack of four nickels on the desk in his office at Pratt Home Builders, where he’s the vice president of sales and marketing. After placing a small cap over the nickels and then tapping the cap three times, he removes the cap to reveal a pair of dimes.

Home builders: Smaller market housing growth continues to rise

You’ve probably noticed Chattanooga and surrounding smaller cities are experiencing a growth surge.

New findings from the National Association of Home Builders Home Building Geography Index show a shift in homebuilding activity during the past 30 months, with notable slowing in large metro urban areas as a result of COVID-19 migration.

Morning Pointe of Hixson named to National Monarch Registry

It’s monarch butterfly season, and things are really fluttering around Morning Pointe of Hixson.

The assisted living and memory care community has taken on a special project – raising monarch butterflies and offering a safe way station for the insects on their migration.

Book Review: You’re the only one who can change your life

It’s just beyond your reach.

Frustrating, isn’t it? You work and you toil and you leap on opportunities and you never get any further than right where you are. Success always seems to be a half-inch past your fingertips, but quitting is definitely the wrong idea, says Eric Thomas, Ph.D. In his new book “You Owe You,” learn how you’ve already got the right gifts to succeed.

Lewan has likely played last game for Titans
Sad ending for 3-time Pro Bowl selection

The Tennessee Titans are again going to have to learn to live without Taylor Lewan, maybe for good.

Lewan was placed on injured reserve Saturday before the Titans defeated the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday for their first win of the season. The veteran left tackle suffered a season-ending right knee injury for the second time in the past three years on the first play from scrimmage the Monday night game in Buffalo. 

First 2020, now ’21: Another recent draft class fades away

The lack of contributions from Titans 2020 draft class has been well-documented. Only cornerback Kristian Fulton, a second-rounder, remains on the 53-man roster, and defensive lineman Larrell Murchison (fifth round) is hidden away on the practice squad.

Titans at Colts: What to watch

The 1-2 Titans finally jumped into the win column and now they try to take their act on the road and at rival Indianapolis (Noon CDT on Fox). Tennessee is already beset by injuries, but the Titans need to jell quickly as four of the next five games (plus a bye week) are away from Nissan Stadium.

Behind The Wheel: The pros and cons of vehicle touchscreens

There’s no denying the impact that smartphones and tablets have had on modern vehicles. Look into just about any new car and you’ll find a touch screen and maybe even a bank of capacitive touch buttons that seek to approximate the function of mechanical buttons.