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12 Feb

LAUNCH Entrepreneur Celebrates Grand Opening

February 12, 2015     News

LAUNCH entrepreneur Robin Davis will celebrate the Grand Opening of her business, Loving Hands Helping Hearts Transportation this month. After more than 20 years in the medical industry, Ms. Davis decided it was time for a change.  She was inspired by a patient that came to her office, and shortly thereafter learned about the LAUNCH Business Entrepreneurship Academy.  Ms. Davis got more…
10 Feb
Dipped Fresh co-owner Antonia Poland used to wonder how other business owners got in on certain opportunities. She would hear about events and wonder how her business could have gotten the chance to cater for it. But as a new business owner, she didn't really know where to start.  That was in 2012. Since then, help from city and chamber leaders has helped her business flourish. …
5 Feb

Chattanooga boosts purchases from minority businesses

February 5, 2015     Times Free Press     News

Chattanooga has hit one of its goals for working with diverse businesses in the city four months early. According to City Spokeswoman Lacie Stone, more than 14 percent of the companies the city does business with have African American, Latino, Asian, female or veteran owners. In April, 2013, that number was 2 percent. The city set the goal of 14 percent by June. Since Jan. 1, the city has spent…
21 Jan

Academic Solutions Expands to Second Location

January 21, 2015     News

Individuals and families in the Downtown, North Shore, Signal Mountain, Red Bank and Mountain Creek areas now have a location to meet their academic challenges with Academic Solutions. Whether a student needs subject tutoring or test prep help, tutors bring to the table decades of experience helping students who struggle academically, as well as challenging high academic achievers to more…
31 Dec

Lingua Cocoa expands with two new chocolate products

December 31, 2014     News

Young entrepreneur Derelle Roshell has recently added two new products to his chocolate business, which is called Lingua Cocoa. He also recently met his fundraising goals via Kickstarter. Roshell, who is studying business management at Chattanooga State Community College, has been building his business since he took a class with LAUNCH, a local organization that aims to empower…
24 Dec

Tyner students win big at Launch Entrepreneurship Competition

December 24, 2014     Weekly Community News     News

Could an idea as simple as a self-filtering mop bucket win your high school student $10,000? Tyner High Academy engineering students found that it could when they placed first in the fourth annual Launch High School Entrepreneurship Competition. For their first place win, Pure Life, a group made up of Tyner students Terry Sales, Terry Thomas, Lorenzo Foster and Malik Yearby, won $10,000 worth of…