Rod Ricciardi Named New GM Of Chattanooga’s Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Monday, June 30, 2014
Rod Ricciardi
Rod Ricciardi

The Crown Automotive Group announced that Rod Ricciardi has joined the team as the General Manager of Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Chattanooga and Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Cleveland.

Mr. Ricciardi brings with him a wealth of automotive experience, having led teams to great success as the General Manager of dealerships in Alabama, South Carolina and California.

"I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join the team as General Manager of the Tennessee stores," said Mr. Ricciardi. "I've seen how dedicated the entire Crown Automotive Group is to their customers, and I know that we can work together to provide members of the Chattanooga and Cleveland communities with the utmost in automotive service."

Mr. Ricciardi is relocating to Chattanooga alongside his wife, Terri, and their dog, Dino.

The Crown Automotive Group’s team members are eager to welcome Mr. Ricciardi into his new role, and are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure the success of both Crown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram locations in Tennessee.


TDEC Announces Public Hearing Dates For 2015-2025 Solid Waste And Materials Management Plan

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced October public hearing dates in its process to develop the 2015-2025 Solid Waste and Materials Management Plan. Public participation activities for this planning process began in March with a series of four special focus meetings and continued in May with four public input meetings and one Web-based conference. ... (click for more)

Local Company Seeking Chase Bank Grant

AQQOLADE, a local professional services business, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase Bank as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main Street Grants. AQQOLADE has submitted a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and NEEDS AT LEAST 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Clients, fans and community members can show ... (click for more)

Witnesses In 17-Year-Old Murder Case Say They Saw Hollingsworth Threaten, Mistreat Wife

Two potential witnesses in a 17-year-old murder testified Monday that they saw Adolphus Lebron Hollingsworth threaten and mistreat his wife Vicky before she disappeared in 1997. Hollingsworth, who is under $200,000 bond, is set for trial on Nov. 4. Orville Hughes said he lived around the corner from Vicky when he was on Chamberlain Avenue and they were on Duncan Avenue. ... (click for more)

Family Makes Treasure Trove Of Early Chattanooga Photographs Available For Book; Stokes Collection Has Been Passed Down To Descendants

A treasure trove of Chattanooga photographs that have been passed down in the Stokes family for generations has now been assembled in an upcoming book. Chattanooga Around The Turn Of The Century: The Remarkable Stokes Collection will be published by Chattanoogan.com. Pre-orders are now being taken for the book, which includes over 700 photos on large-size pages. Publisher ... (click for more)

How To Reform The City Industrial Development Board - And Response (3)

My aims is to bring to the public’s attention the need for procedural changes that, if implemented, would significantly improve the information available the public, to the City Council and to the City Industrial Development Board about the verifiable benefits and costs of tax incentive financing structures and to make the entire process transparent. The public, the City ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: He Can Never Go Home

When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston sparked top-ranked Florida State to a 56-41 comeback over N.C. State last Saturday, you would have thought the world had forgotten and virtually excused his vulgar rant from the week before. His inexcusable mid-week antics kept him sidelined during the Clemson game and brought down the nation’s scorn but less than a week later he was ... (click for more)