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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     Chattanoogan.com     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     Nooga.com     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…
19 Dec
LAUNCH provides a chance for people to see the dream of owning their own company come to life. On December 7, 2014 a group of High School Seniors from Tyner Academy presented their business concept for a self filtering mop bucket and will now get the chance to build their company.  Listen to the story at WUTC.org.
Four Tyner Academy students took home the top prize package valued at $10,000 after pitching their business idea at the annual LAUNCH High School Entrepreneurship Competition this weekend.  The first-place idea came from students Terry Sales, Lorenzo Foster, Tery Thomas and Malik Yearby, who created Pure Life, which is a mop bucket that filters dirty water so that the user can continually…