Resilient Business: Spice Trail weathers pandemic by serving Indian meals to-go

Spice Trail business owner Sujata Shahi Singh holds a glass of wine high in the air as she smiles standing in front of a bar

By Sadie Seaman *About this series: The Innovation District of Chattanooga is featuring businesses that were able to survive the challenges brought by Covid-19. Help your business, nonprofit, or faith-based organization stay ready for a crisis by visiting, a free tool from The Enterprise Center. * About three years ago, a stranger approached Sujata […]

Thanks to technology, pastor says fellowship is growing during pandemic

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Casey Miller Since Covid-19 reached our community, The Enterprise Center has helped connect small businesses, non-profits, and faith-based organizations to the technology and tech assistance they need to survive during social distancing. TEC’s Casey Miller sat down with one of the churches that received technical support to help transition their ministries online. Alonzo Noble is […]

Nonprofits serve clients remotely, using donated devices and hotspots

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Mary Helen Montgomery The Enterprise Center’s digital equity program Tech Goes Home had big plans this spring for another term of hosting classes across the city to residents who were interested in learning basic computer skills. Of course, plans changed — and while we could no longer host classes, we still wanted to get technology […]

Chattanooga’s Elixir community working to develop diverse tech talent

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Maggie Tate Have you been to a technical conference and been disappointed at the lack of diversity? So have we, and in 2017, Bruce Tate, author, programmer and speaker decided to do something about it. He called in every favor and friend developed over his 30-year programming career to start the Gig City Elixir, a […]

Chattanooga’s ready to disrupt the healthcare industry

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Rachel Sauceman, Full Media About Full Media: Located in The Edney Innovation Center, Full Media is a healthcare Internet marketing agency that is a part of the creative community at Society of Work. Eighty percent of healthcare consumers start their journey to care with a search engine, so as a healthcare Internet marketing partner, Full […]

Leaders of the Maker Movement arrive to Chattanooga for NOMCON

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Nikki Sneed Welcome to Chattanooga, NOMCON! We’re thrilled to have more than 300 leaders in the maker movement from around the country in town this weekend for the Nation of Makers Conference. Our guests include scientists, artists, educators, a TV celebrity (Adam Savage of “Mythbusters”), a group of “maker mayors,” and the founders of the […]

Two conferences will leave Chattanooga a better city

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Nikki Sneed What a start we’ve had to 2019! We learned this winter that Chattanooga has been selected to host not one, but two conferences this year, that will draw creative leaders from around the world to our city. The Nation of Makers Conference — nicknamed “NomCon” — will bring leaders of the maker movement […]

UTC Hosts National Machine Learning Conference in the Innovation District

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Eugenia Payne Getting the right data at the right time can mean the difference between life and death in the emergency room. Sharing how this is done—and continuing to perfect and research ways to do it better—was the inspiration behind the UTC Smart Cities Initiative’s new conference series that kicked off at The Edney in […]