Couple Launches Hat Company; Gives Part Of Proceeds To Public Schools

Friday, February 23, 2018
Olivia Connor was a resident in the local Project Inspire teacher residency program when she realized the need for more funding for Chattanooga's public schools so that students have every possible opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

She and her husband Ty came up with a creative, innovative way to add more funding to the Hamilton County Department of Education-- and make an impact on the local schools.  It is called 'Hattanooga'.

Hattanooga is a hat company - "one with great purpose and passion for giving back to the community." 

For every hat sold, Hattanooga gives $5 to support Chattanooga-area schools and programs through microgrants.

Since they launched their website in November, Hattanooga has already sold more than 150 hats and plans to soon begin selling in local stores.

Spectruss Adds Business Development Hire James Knicely

Tech Goes Home Graduation Caps Off A Year Of Milestones

Jim Gentry Turns Over The Keys To New Owner Of South Pittsburg Car Dealership


Spectruss, a full-service marketing agency based in the Chattanooga area, has added James Knicely to the team as account manager. Mr. Knicely joins Spectruss with a background working with ... (click for more)

More than 700 people, from age 2 to 82, have completed courses through Tech Goes Home Chattanooga this year. Participants and the public are invited to a graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander was among special friends who stopped by Monday to wish Jim Gentry well as he is retiring after a long career as a car dealer. Mr. Gentry has sold cars ... (click for more)


Business

Spectruss Adds Business Development Hire James Knicely

Spectruss, a full-service marketing agency based in the Chattanooga area, has added James Knicely to the team as account manager. Mr. Knicely joins Spectruss with a background working with large commercial accounts including Comcast, IKEA, NBC and Marriott. As the account manager, he will drive all aspects of business development and sales at Spectruss. Some of the responsibilities ... (click for more)

Tech Goes Home Graduation Caps Off A Year Of Milestones

More than 700 people, from age 2 to 82, have completed courses through Tech Goes Home Chattanooga this year. Participants and the public are invited to a graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, at The Edney Innovation Center. Like all cities, Chattanooga faces a major digital divide, with many Chattanoogans lacking technical literacy and internet access at home. The program ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Investors Planning $9 Million In Improvements At Run-Down Patten Towers Needs 25-Year Tax Abatement

An official of an investor group planning $9 million in improvements at run-down Patten Towers said a 25-year PILOT tax abatement is essential for the project to go forward. The City Council is asked to vote on the tax break on Dec. 18. The County Commission will be asked to okay a similar resolution. John Shepard of Nashville-based Elmington said current property taxes at ... (click for more)

Henderson, Mitchell Ask Council To Consider Language On Preserving Steep Slopes And Floodplains

City Council members Chip Henderson and Jerry Mitchell said they want the council to consider language on preserving steep slopes and floodplains. They said they want to go further than Councilman Darrin Ledford, who is proposing new curbs on erosion control and reducing stormwater runoff. Councilman Ledford on Tuesday presented a proposed new ordinance that adds a section ... (click for more)

Opinion

Alstom And Tubman: A Tale Of Two Sites

The former Alstom industrial site on the riverfront and the former Harriett Tubman housing site in East Chattanooga both have a lot of redevelopment potential. And yet the city of Chattanooga seems to view them quite differently. Alstom is the fair-haired child; Tubman is the forgotten child. The Alstom area was recently designated as an "opportunity zone" in a new program ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We're Torturing Millions

I’ll admit it – I would rather hurt than take an opioid pain pill. Hydrocodone and its cousins scare the willies out of me because once when I was ‘drug sick,’ it was the worst sickness I have ever known. For somebody who always has somewhere that it hurts, I know that opioids are wonderful when used properly but because they are increasingly abused by society, there are now over ... (click for more)