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Local entrepreneur Lisa Tumlin is opening a transitional home for HIV-positive women, and she's looking for a last few donations before women start moving in next week.  "I'm trying to supply everything and I'm paying the rent," she said.  Although she has gotten a lot of what she needs, such as linens and beds, she's still in need of a kitchen table, computer and washer/dryer—which…
5 Dec

Chattanooga Incubator program

December 5, 2016     FOX Chattanooga     News

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10 Nov
The nation will celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11, and many local businesses are finding ways to honor those who served their country.AFC Urgent Care/Family Care is offering free flu shots for veterans between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. "The veterans of this country have given so much to all of us," CEO Larry Kugler said in a prepared statement. "This is one way that we at AFC can give back to them." Read…
8 Nov

Local transportation company opening soon

November 8, 2016     News

A new startup that will provide relaxing transportation services for the surrounding areas will open Nov. 10. Royal Transportation, owned by LAUNCH entrepreneur Brian Allen, will open with an upcoming kickoff event at the Edney Innovation Center. LAUNCH aims to empower community members through entrepreneurship, job training and mentorship.  The idea for Royal Transportation sprouted…
7 Nov

Royal Transportation Gets Ready To Start Service

November 7, 2016     News

LAUNCH entrepreneur Brian Allen will officially open Royal Transportation for business on Thursday with a kick-off event. The event, which will include other local Chattanooga entrepreneurs who will talk about their businesses, will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Edney Building.  There will be light hors d'oeuvres and soft music. Admission is free, but attendees must RSVP, as space…
12 Oct

4 businesses recognized in LAUNCH pitch competition

October 12, 2016     News

LAUNCH recently hosted its third annual Startup Showdown, where 10 entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges. First place and a prize of $2,500 went to Pat Rowe, who owns barbecue catering company BBQ Rowe. Rowe serves a variety of items, including ribs, pulled pork, turkey legs and rotisserie chicken. Read the full story at