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Logistics driving area job growth

The logistics industry is creating jobs in Chattanooga and is one of its fastest growing fields in the area.

Amanda Ellis, of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, says the hot jobs in logistics are coming from companies such as Arrive Logistics, FreightWaves, Reliance Partners, Trident Transport, Covenant Transport, and U.S. Xpress.

Baker Donelson announces new shareholders

Baker Donelson has elected 11 new shareholders across the firm, including two attorneys in its Chattanooga office: Erno Lindner and Amy Mahone.

Lindner is a member of Baker Donelson’s Corporate Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group, where he focuses on representing creditors in all aspects of commercial insolvency areas, particularly in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial restructuring and CMBS. Additionally, he routinely handles business litigation matters, such as contract disputes.

What happened to Legislature’s more unusual bills?

The General Assembly has rolled out of town, but not without leaving some sordid debris in its wake.

The House speaker’s chief of staff was obliged to resign over sex, drug and perhaps rock ‘n’ roll indiscretions, and the speaker himself came under fire for lewd texts he has termed “locker room talk.” (That explanation seems vaguely familiar.)

Bucking the big-team trend
Foreman, Smith find they can do more alone than many with larger numbers

Real estate teams are becoming more common as agents band together in response to consumer demand for comprehensive services and continuous support.

As the number of teams has risen, so has their size. One successful team at Keller Williams Greater Downtown Realty has a workforce of 23, counting buyers and listing specialists, inside sales agents and other staff.

Sales, inventory, listings, prices rise in April

The warm weather is here, and homebuyers are returning in force. For well-priced homes in desirable locations, the competition can be fierce.

For much of the country, the first quarter of 2019 experienced less foot traffic, which impacted potential home sales. In some areas of the country, low affordability, higher prices and lower inventory contributed to slower sales across real estate markets.

Recycling unwanted items

Your home might be filled with items that are no longer useful but can potentially be used to make new products. Not only will getting rid of household items declutter your home, it also will reduce waste sent to landfills, conserve natural resources and create jobs in recycling and manufacturing industries in the U.S.

‘The Intruder’ pushes its way onto list of movies to skip

It’s about time Dennis Quaid played a psycho killer in a movie. The man’s face was made for it.

His smile has always looked unhinged, with his Joker’s lips and protruding cheekbones suggesting there’s something broken beneath his skin.

Why should recent graduates care about retirement planning?

If you’ve graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you’re no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away.

Briefs: LYNC honored by Women Presidents

Chattanooga-based LYNC Logistics, LLC, has been listed among the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies.

The Women Presidents’ Organization, along with Capital One, has announced the 12th annual rankings. The companies featured on this year’s list include a wide variety of industries, such as technology and finance.

Chattery launches summer class series

Local nonprofit The Chattery is joining River City Company to host a series of creative classes in Cooper’s Alley downtown. Classes will range from flower arranging to embroidery and will conclude at the end of June.

• Saturday, June 1: Hand embroidery with found objects

Events: Free safety event

The East Ridge Police Department will host a safety event for the community Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Camp Jordan Arena. All ages are welcome. Events will include a seat belt crash simulator, a DUI simulator driving course (must be at least 18 and have a driver’s license), a car seat check and more.

Career Corner: Are salary inquiry laws helping?

I hope you’ve heard the exciting news that many states and some cities have updated their hiring laws to bar employers from asking your current salary.

And, in some, the laws are even more specific. In California, for example, prospective employers are required to provide a salary range if a candidate asks.

Book Review: Finding joy, success in working with one’s hands

Necessity is not the mother of invention. Childhood. There you are: that’s the mother of invention.

When you were a kid, if you didn’t have something and you didn’t have the funds to buy it, you cobbled it together from whatever you could find – and it worked. But have you lost that initiative, the imagination, the joy in creating? As in “A Craftsman’s Legacy” by Eric Gorges, do you need to return to working with your hands?

Behind the Wheel: Perk drives away as carmakers reel in free maintenance

A number of automakers have offered free maintenance programs for more than a decade as a way to sweeten the deal on a car lease or purchase. But in recent years, automakers have begun to reel in their plans by shortening the term, reducing the scope of coverage or eliminating them altogether.

Millennial Money: Three ways to satisfy shopping urge without going broke

Shopping can be a form of relaxation, an entertaining way to spend time or even a hobby. But it can turn into an expensive habit.

Whether you sometimes give in to a weakness for designer handbags or brand-name shoes, here are three ways to help you manage the urge to spend. Pick the tactic that works best for you: postponing the purchase, making a plan or doing something else instead.