Chattanooga Softball Gets Alabama Regional With Alabama, Stanford, Murray State

Chattanooga’s Newest Florist Impacts Local Community’s Heart

Monday, June 10, 2019
Katy Billings, owner of BloomHeart Flower Company, which opened its doors Monday
Katy Billings, owner of BloomHeart Flower Company, which opened its doors Monday

BloomHeart Flower Company celebrates its grand opening Wednesday. The web-based, artisan florist provides the Chattanooga community with personal and subscription flowers that come with a unique personal touch.  With each flower arrangement ordered, the recipient will also receive a complimentary bloom to be given away to brighten someone else’s day, a Bloom from the Heart.

This idea stems from owner Katy Billings. She said, “Flowers have always been a part of my story. As a little girl I’d help my grandmother tend to her roses, and that desire to create and enjoy beauty is still a part of me. A marketer by trade, I was eager to use my creativity differently than before, and I’ve always loved seeing how giving someone flowers can lift their spirits and alter their day. I’m hoping Bloom from the Heart can connect strangers, neighbors, family, and people with differences. A little love can go a long way.”

BloomHeart receives the majority of its blooms from local flower farms. This partnership is an effort to decrease the dependence on imported flowers and support regional farmers, thereby strengthening the local economy and shedding light on the quality of American-grown flowers, said Ms. Billings.

Ms. Billings resides in St. Elmo with her husband Brett and their two fur babies, chocolate lab Roux and orange tabby Grace. 

For more information on how to order flowers from BloomHeart Flower Company, visit bloomheart.com or call 400-7983. 


Virnig Manufacturing’s New Facility Opens In Pikeville

Driver Services Offers At-Home Knowledge Testing

New Hamilton County Business Licenses


Virnig Manufacturing has opened its new 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pikeville. The Minnesota-based company held a grand opening at the facility, at 403 Allen P. Deakins Road, ... (click for more)

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Business

Virnig Manufacturing’s New Facility Opens In Pikeville

Virnig Manufacturing has opened its new 62,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pikeville. The Minnesota-based company held a grand opening at the facility, at 403 Allen P. Deakins Road, on Monday. The project will allow the family-owned business to meet the growing demands for the various skid steer attachments it produces. “I am excited to welcome Virnig Manufacturing ... (click for more)

Driver Services Offers At-Home Knowledge Testing

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Driver Services division is now offering a new online service, "At-Home Knowledge Testing," for Tennessee teenagers. Teenagers between the ages of 15 to 17 may now take their written knowledge test online under a proctor's supervision (parent/legal guardian) via the Tennessee Proctor IDentification (PID) app. Those ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Woman Gets 6-Year Suspended Sentence In 2018 Stabbing Death Of George Deramus

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Florida Man Says Deal Should Go Through To Buy 6,161 Acres In Hamilton, Sequatchie Counties From Pattens

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Opinion

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Roy Exum: "Miss Mary Frances"

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