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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     Nooga.com     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     Chattanoogan.com     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     Nooga.com     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 Nooga.com.
11 Oct

LAUNCH Startup Showdown Winners Announced

October 11, 2016     Chattanoogan.com     News

LAUNCH held their 3rd annual Startup Showdown, where 10 entrepreneurs from their Business Entrepreneurship Academy pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges.  First place and a prize of $2,500 went to Pat Rowe, owner and operator of BBQ Rowe, a barbecue catering company that will "satisfy your tastes." Pat serves a variety of items, including ribs, pulled pork, turkey legs, and…
28 Sep

Feds give $50,000 to help minority-owned startups in Chattanooga

September 28, 2016     Times Free Press     News

The Chattanooga-based nonprofit Launch will receive a $50,000 federal grant to help fund its efforts to develop and encourage more minority and women entrepreneurs in Chattanooga. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Launch was picked as one of 67 recipients of SBA funding through the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Read the full story over at TimesFreePress.com.