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‘Why should I retire? I’m only 83’
Bahner, like his father, refuses to quit the profession he holds dear

Placed above a table by which octogenarian attorney Max Bahner dresses in the morning is a frame containing a piece of paper his daughter, Susan, had him sign. She penned the following on the document:

“I, Max Bahner, will inform Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel that effective Jan. 1, 2017, I will essentially retire.”


St. Charles: Bahner ‘The gold standard for lawyers’

“Max is the gold standard for lawyers. He is a leader and the consummate professional – intelligent, thorough, tough, creative, fair and honest. Max is all about making things better – his community, the bar, the firm, his colleagues, his friends, his family and himself. His myriad of accomplishments are a testament to his success in each of these areas.


Attorney connecting diverse talent with nonprofits

Chattanooga is a diverse city, with women accounting for 51 percent of the population and people of color making up close to 40 percent. Recognizing most area nonprofit boards do not reflect the diversity of the Chattanooga community and boards have a difficult time finding diverse talent, attorney Wade Hinton created Board Connector.


Bad leadership or politics? Motlow president’s fall

One day he was the golden boy, touting Motlow State’s success and posing with the governor for the signing of the Reconnect Act. The next, seemingly, he was gone with the wind.

At least publicly, everything was grand as Anthony “Tony” Kinkel helped Gov. Bill Haslam meet his Drive to 55 effort to put certificates or degrees in the hands of half of Tennessee adults by 2025. With limited space and resources, Kinkel pushed the Tennessee Promise scholarship at Motlow, the state’s fastest-growing community college, bolstering student retention, graduation and fundraising.


A box of joy for difficult journey
Luce’s gift collections feature products specifically for those undergoing chemo

As a cancer survivor, Missy Luce is all too familiar with the emotional and physical toil that accompanies the disease. For that reason, she has mixed emotions when someone orders one of her curated gift boxes for women undergoing treatment and recovery.


Robinson Team ranks No. 1 in Southeast region

Led by Jay Robinson, the local Robinson Team was the top Keller Williams Realty group in the Southeastern region for the month of June. The local office outpaced groups from Atlanta, Nashville, Savannah, Georgia, that also made it into the top 10.


Shaw tapped to lead CO.LAB as chief executive

A national search for the next chief executive of The Company Lab (CO.LAB) has concluded, with Maryland native and new Chattanoogan Marcus Shaw assuming the role.

Shaw is the former senior director of business development and partnerships for Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a D.C.-based nonprofit. While there, Shaw grew MLT’s partnerships with Fortune 500 partners and led the proposal for an entrepreneurship development program focused on women and minorities.


Critic's Corner: ‘Dunkirk’ takes war drama to new level

Writer and director Christopher Nolan has a reputation for making weighty, ponderous films that strike a tenuous balance between their exploration of cerebral themes and big screen, blockbuster action. While he has experienced several creative and financial successes (“Memento,” “The Dark Knight,” “Insomnia”), his ambitions at times have exceeded his reach (“Interstellar”).


City announces Northpoint Blvd. remedia

The City of Chattanooga will be remediating Northpoint Boulevard. Businesses that own parts of Northpoint Boulevard have agreed to donate the rights of way for the city to make repairs to the road and improve the quality of life for Chattanoogans who use the road to get to and from work, school and businesses.


New app shows city’s hotspots

The City of Chattanooga has launched the City Insider web application, a new open data tool from the Office of Performance Management and Open Data.

The platform, located at www.cityinsider.chattanooga.gov, provides citizens with current, map-based information on recent incidents involving city agencies such as police or 311 requests. The first-of-its-kind neighborhood resource uses public datasets through the Open Data Portal along with geographic information systems map layers to provide insights into neighborhood-level activity. It features searchable map views, custom date ranges and filters by neighborhood or council district.


NAR endorses key flood insurance legislation

Significant improvements to the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, key legislation aimed at strengthening and reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, have cleared the way for the National Association of Realtors’ endorsement of the bill.


Do you need a home warranty when buying a house?

In the home-buying process, the question of a warranty and what’s covered often comes up. This week, I’ll examine key points you might want to consider.

Even when you purchase a newly built home, things can go wrong. Therefore, a builder’s warranty is often requested. A builder might back the warranty themselves or they might purchase a warranty from a third-party company that assumes responsibility for specific types of claims as they arise.


Hiring a quality contractor

Chattanooga-area home owners are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality, professional contractors in the area, but everyone should still take steps to avoid the trouble that comes with hiring a disreputable contractor. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:


Financial moves for ‘empty nesters’

When your children leave home and you become an “empty nester,” you’ll probably make several adjustments in your lifestyle. But how will your empty nest status affect your financial situation?

Everyone’s story is different, involving a range of variables. But here are a few issues to consider:


Events: Jim Minick reads from first novel

The Southern Lit Alliance will host author Jim Minick for a reading from his debut novel, “Fire is Your Water,” Sunday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.

Minick is the author of five books. His memoir, “The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family,” won the Southern Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year.



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