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LVL Up helping turn ideas into businesses
Standefer-Smith’s goal: Offer vital tools for growth, success

During flu season four years ago, a stranger knocked on Amanda Dillard’s door late at night. The woman and her children had been diagnosed with the flu, and she was seeking one of the natural remedies she’d heard Dillard made for her family.


Kapperman finds home in clerk & master’s office

Attorney Rachael Kapperman, 30, has a job she says has not existed before in Hamilton County.

Law clerks have come and gone at the local clerk and master’s office, but neither Kapperman nor her boss, Clerk and Master Robin Miller, say they believe the office has had a staff attorney.


Realtors find ageless common ground

It’s storytelling time at Crye-Leike, Realtors on Market Street, where the company’s eldest agent and its 2019 rookie of the year have met to compare notes on their experiences in real estate.

At 80, Graham Burns is the senior agent. A wellspring of comical anecdotes, she doesn’t try to pretend otherwise. “I can’t hide my age any longer,” she quips. “My family threw a big party for me on my birthday. I said, ‘We can do this now, but when I die, don’t do anything.’”


Looking to 2020

With each new year comes a time of reflection and planning, both personally and professionally. As I take over the reins from 2019 President Kim Bass, I’m grateful for her leadership and excited to be part of the ever-evolving role Realtors play nationally and in our local communities.


Top five New Year’s resolutions for your home

Homeowners in the Tennessee Valley are packing away their festive decorations and trying to restore order to their hectic homes after the holidays.

The new year is the perfect time to start planning for all the home projects you’ve been avoiding.


New look, new name for Chattanooga icon
First Horizon Pavilion signage goes up in time for new year

One of the most recognizable facilities in Chattanooga now has a new name and signage to welcome guests.

Visitors to the newly branded First Horizon Pavilion will see new banners hung throughout the structure as well as new external signage.


Are your financial and tax advisers talking? They should be

Now that we’ve closed the book on 2019, it’s officially tax season. As you prepare your tax returns for the April 15 deadline, you might already start looking for opportunities to improve your tax-related financial outcomes in the future.


Habitat for Humanity to share in $500,000 THDA grant
Funds will assist with the building of two local homes

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area will receive $31,000 in grant funding from Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee to assist in the building of two new homes in Chattanooga.

The funding comes as part of a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area and its sister organizations throughout the state will apply the grant toward the construction of 30 new homes for qualified first-time homeowners.


Learn new skills during Outdoor Chattanooga’s winter workshops

For the past nine years, Outdoor Chattanooga has hosted free winter workshops designed to teach a variety of outdoor skills in a classroom setting.

This year’s winter workshops will take place Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park. No reservation or prior experience is required and all ages are welcome.


BDS Community Fund contributes to food bank

Barge Design Solutions Community Fund recently awarded a $5,040 grant to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The money will support the food bank’s Sack Pack Program, an initiative to provide children with nutritious food in each of the 32 weekends during the school year.


Comeback in bowl game a reflection of Vols’ season

By Rhiannon Potkey

Mistakes and missed opportunities caused them to fall behind early. Spectators began losing faith and abandoning hope of a potential turnaround. The quarterback was benched after some bad plays, only to return to lead the team down the stretch.


Rare Bible exhibit opens at Southern Adventist University

Southern Adventist University is launching a new historical exhibit titled “From Script to Scripture: The History of the Bible.”

Open to the public beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, it features more than 80 books and works of art, including a leaf from the first Bible printed in North America and a Breeches Bible that was brought over on the Mayflower.


Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to present program featuring principal musicians, female composers

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present “Mozart & More” Sunday, Jan. 12, 3 p.m., at the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre.

The Chamber Series performance will feature pieces selected by the principal musicians of the CSO, including French composer Elsa Barraine’s “Ouvrage de Dame,” Mozart’s “Quintet for Piano and Winds,” contemporary American composer Libby Larsen’s boogie-woogie inspired “Four on the Floor” and “Theme and Variations for Flute and Strings» by Amy Beach, one of America›s most renowned early composers.


Pete the Peacock gets tribute at Tatum Park

Public Art Chattanooga and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association unveiled “re:Pete,” a tribute to Pete the Peacock and the spirit of the Highland Park community, during a winter celebration at Tatum Park on Dec. 19.

Minneapolis artist Randy Walker was on-site for the unveiling of “re:Pete.” Walker worked with the Highland Park community through Public Art Chattanooga’s Art in Neighborhoods program to create the sculpture.


It’s a “shell-ebration”
Tennessee Aquarium ‘shell-ebrates’ turtles with new gallery, IMAX film

From King Bowser and Aesop’s tireless tortoise to the brothers Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raphael, literature and pop culture are awash with famous turtles.

In the real world, however, these shelled reptiles are often overlooked, despite their ecological value and a global decline in turtle populations.