Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, November 30, 2018

Briefs: Chattanooga named best place to retire

Chattanooga has been listed as one of the 2018 10 Best Places to Retire by Livability.com, ranking No. 4.

Each of the 10 cities ranked offers access to affordable and quality health care, an accessible cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as amenities to keep residents active and engaged.

“Choosing the perfect place to spend your retirement is a very personal decision, which is why this year’s list represents a wide variety of lifestyles, climates and geographic locations,” says Winona Dimeo-Ediger, managing editor of Livability.com.

The 2018 10 Best Places to Retire rankings are:

1. Naples, Florida

2. Little Rock, Arizona

3. Scottsdale, Arizona

4. Chattanooga

5. Plano, Texas

6. Roseville, California

7. Spokane, Washington

8. Carmel, Indiana

9. Columbus, Georgia

10. Charleston, South Carolina

Skuid earns spot on Technology Fast 500

Chattanooga-based Skuid, a cloud application platform, ranked 69th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 awards list for 2018.

The Fast 500 is the leading technology awards program, combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.

“We are thrilled to be recognized in this list of emerging technology innovators,” says Ken McElrath, CEO and founder of Skuid. “Skuid has already helped hundreds of companies to unify disparate data and services into seamless, simple applications—with no code required.

Skuid was selected for its innovative products and its proven success in helping enterprise companies digitally transform. Skuid’s simple-to-use and robust design-and-deploy platform allows companies to easily connect to disparate data sources and assemble complex, made-to-order applications — all without writing code.

CBL to redevelop Hamilton Place Sears

CBL Properties has announced plans to redevelop the Sears building at Hamilton Place in Chattanooga. Construction on this project will begin in early 2019.

As part of the project, Chattanooga will welcome new-to-market entertainment venue Dave & Buster’s, which will feature hundreds of the latest arcade games, state-of-the-art sports viewing and food and beverage.

The project will include a national specialty retail junior anchor, an approximately 145-room boutique-style hotel, Class “A” office space and additional restaurants and specialty tenants. More details will be announced in the coming months.

“We are thrilled to announce the plans for this comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment at Hamilton Place,” says Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer, CBL Properties. “Our vision is to transform our traditional enclosed malls to dynamic suburban town centers, and this redevelopment is a great example of this strategy.

“These new offerings, coupled with the addition of The Cheesecake Factory, which is opening in December, will further solidify Hamilton Place as the premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the Chattanooga market.