Chattanooga-Based Bellhops Mobilizes 2,800 Workers In 116 Cities

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bellhops, a tech-based moving company in Chattanooga, has launched in 68 additional cities and hired 800 more contract student workers since the beginning of February, according to Co-Founder Cameron Doody.

“We are thrilled to announce our nationwide expansion to 116 cities across the country,” Mr. Doody said. “We are ready for our biggest year yet, and we are pumped to provide high paying part-time jobs to thousands more students in 2014.”

More than 2,000 students from 150 universities are currently employed by Bellhops as 1099 workers. Students are paid $13 an hour for each move or $15 an hour if they lead the move. 

Over 800 applications come in a week from college students applying to work for Bellhops.

“We are able to hire a large number of students because ours bellhops choose the moves they will work and design their own schedule,” Mr. Doody said. “This instills responsibility and accountability in the students we employ.”

Bellhops has nearly tripled in size at its headquarters on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, going from five to 14 full-time roles in five months. Bellhops now operates moves for students, young professionals and families.

Bellhops landed in Chattanooga in October 2012 after raising a round of funding with Lamp Post Group, a Chattanooga venture incubator.  


Attorney General Slatery Names Solicitor General

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced that Andrée Sophia Blumstein will join the office as solicitor general.   Mrs. Blumstein will oversee appellate litigation in state and federal courts, review written opinions, and advise the attorney general. “I could not be more pleased that Andrée has accepted this important appointment,” Attorney General Slatery ... (click for more)

CapitalMark 3rd Quarter Earnings Up 20%

CapitalMark Bank & Trust on Thursday reported earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Net income for the quarter was $1.52 million compared to $1.27 million for the same quarter 2013. Net income for the nine months ended was $4.8 million, an increase of 32% from the same period in 2013. Net income per fully diluted common share increased 33% from the same nine ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Chattanooga Police Department, And Community Members Reach Out To Group Members To End Violence

The city of Chattanooga held a call-in on Thursday night, as part of the Violence Reduction Initiative. Dozens of law enforcement officials, community members, social service providers and clergy gathered to deliver a message to over 20 members of violent groups in Chattanooga. Family members of the probationers watched the call-in from another building. Although the call-in was ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Chairs Cost How Much?

Many times while growing up, I would go to the store with my parents. More often than not, I would see something I wanted, and ask my parents to buy it for me. More often than not, they said no. “Why?” I asked. “Son, money doesn’t grow on trees.” That’s a phrase I’m sure many of us have heard more than once over the course of our lives. However, I have since learned that they were ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)