Southtree.com Expands To Downtown Chattanooga

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Local company Southtree.com has expanded to downtown Chattanooga. The company, which preserves home movies and photos digitally, has moved into a new building on Chattanooga's Southside.  

Founder Nick Macco says, "We're very excited to be a part of Chattanooga's beautiful downtown, and the revival happening here."

The move comes as Southtree.com more than doubled their business in 2012. "We shipped over 34 tons of orders this past year to families and customers in all 50 states."  

When asked how they've handled this growth Mr. Macco describe it as "a little stressful, but exciting." To keep up, they've doubled production, and added evening shifts for their team of 16. "At one point this holiday we were shipping nearly 300 orders each day," said Mr. Macco.

Their new location is on Cowart Street downtown, near Urban Stack. The team will be hosting an open house, Jan. 24 from 6-9 p.m. celebrate. The event will be open to the public and feature drinks and desserts from other local businesses including Easy Bistro, Chattanooga Whiskey Company and The Hot Chocolatier.


ndp Announces Staff Promotion And New Hire

Daniel Fell, president and CEO of ndp (formerly Neathawk Dubuque & Packett), a full-service advertising agency with offices in Virginia and Tennessee, announced Monday that Grace Viertel has been promoted to senior art director. She was previously an art director. Ms. Viertel joined ndp in 2008, and won silver and bronze awards in the "highly competitive" Richmond Show. ... (click for more)

Gas Prices Drop 6.9 Cents In Chattanooga

Average retail gasoline prices in Chattanooga have fallen 6.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.02 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 gas outlets in Chattanooga. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.31 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including ... (click for more)

Teen Shot Multiple Times On 4th Avenue; No Reportable Suspect Information Available

A teen was shot multiple times on 4th Avenue on Monday night. The victim was 19-year-old JaMarcus Davis. Chattanooga Police responded at 7:20 p.m. to the area of the 2600 block of 4th Avenue on the report of shots fired. Police did not locate any victims at this location. A victim with multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds arrived at a local hospital by personal ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Council Unanimously Approves Contract For New City Manager; Fivas To Make $140,000

The Cleveland City Council has unanimously approved a contract with Joe Fivas  as the next city manager. The council also created a new position, assistant city manager/chief financial officer. It is now one of two assistant city manager positions. Assistant City Manager Melinda Carroll will continue her management role with the title of assistant city manager/operations. ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (3)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pat Summitt’s Dash

In 1996 a woman named Linda Ellis wrote one of life’s most beautiful poems. Called “The Dash,” its first two verses read like this: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. “He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what ... (click for more)