The Chattanooga Area Chamber presented the 2016 Spirit of Innovation Award on Wednesday to Branch Technology. “We’d like to thank the community and the Chamber for supporting us,” said Platt Boyd, president & CEO of Branch Technology. “What we’ve discovered since we’ve been here is that what sets Chattanooga apart is a spirit that is unafraid to try something new, to be first at something amazing.” Along with the Spirit of Innovation Award presentation, the Chattanooga Technology Council honored Early Innovator companies Aegle Gear, Collider and i-Card.
Charlie Brock – Launch Tennessee
BusinessMakers USA checks in from Nashville, Tennessee. Russ Capper sits down with Charlie Brock, President and CEO of Launch Tennessee, the organization connecting people and fostering collaboration to enhance entrepreneurship in the state. They discuss challenges, successes and the vibrant Nashville economy.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been awarded $3.36 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to develop control technologies for connected and automated vehicles, according to a news release from the lab. The project’s goal is to achieve a 20 percent improvement in vehicle energy efficiency.
Applications are now available online for individuals interested in participating in the inaugural Paradigm Challenge that is focused on bringing new business opportunities to East Knoxville. The initiative is being led by the Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) with support from a number of other community organizations. The geographic area includes Magnolia Avenue, Asheville Highway, Cherry Street, Five Points, and Burlington.
For decades, technology has been both the boon and bane of the music industry. Advances in recording mediums, from 8-track to cassette to CD, have kept listeners engaged and buying. But the MP3 and ongoing online evolution have posed challenges to the industry, and at this past June’s 36|86 conference Nashville Music Row vets Joe Galante, Heather McBee and Randy Goodman ran through the challenges that have faced, and will continue to face, the recording world.
Spirit Of 608
Is your business legally pressed, dressed and buttoned up? If thinking about the legal side of the fashion business your building makes you yawn, cringe or just plain kinda space out for a minute, this episode brings a welcome alternative to ordinary legalese. Meet this week’s guest, Cara Jackson, founder of Cara Jackson LLC.