Chattanooga Diary

LDA Engineering has announced the hiring of Mark Harrison, P.E., P.G., as client service manager to provide engineering project management and client services to the Chattanooga area.

Do you have any tips to conserve money safely while on a vacation? — Tom Traveler

Project: New Gander Mountain store. Size: 50,000 square feet Location: In the Oak Park Town Center on Highway 153.

If the new seven-passenger SUV to be made in Chattanooga represents Volkswagen's practical side, the new Golf GTI compact car is VW with its hair on fire.

Q: Our family is looking to get a used car soon. Does the BBB have any tips to consider before making a purchase?

  • July 18th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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One of the great conundrums of 2014 so far has been the unexpected decline in interest rates.

  • July 16th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Take a deep breath, Chattanooga.

As last week’s column concerned a question from a vacationing reader, I decided the next few summer columns should also feature travel news that readers can apply this season or stick aside to use for future vacations. This week concerns one of my least favorite before-trip chores: packing. Most of the following suggestions are commonplace, although sometimes we need a nudge to remember to follow them.

Carolyn Freeman was recently named vice president of Life Care Centers of America's Cumberland region, which encompasses nine skilled nursing facilities in the company's eastern division.

  • July 13th, 2014  |
  • By Wesley Holloway

Q: My sister's birthday is soon, and she has been asking for a particular type of luxury handbag. I did some searching online, and found a really good price for the handbag she wants, but it seems a little too good. I want to be sure I'm getting her the real deal but not break the bank. Does the BBB have tips on how to be sure I get the real item, and not a fake?

  • July 11th, 2014  |
  • By Jim Winsett

Several pharmaceutical and medical device firms have been in the news recently, and not for their latest blockbuster drugs or lifesaving devices.

  • July 9th, 2014  |
  • By Chris Hopkins

Unum recently announced the promotion of Preston Rogers to assistant vice president of the customer contact center where he will manage operations and ensure high standards for customer service.

Project: New multi-lab center at Chattanooga Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center. Owner: Chattanooga Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center. Location: 3924 Volunteer Dr.

Happy Belated 4th of July.

Q: I got a call from someone saying I won an $8,400 government grant. All I had to do was get a Green Dot money card, load $240 on it, give them a call back with the card numbers, and they promised the money would be released to my bank. Sounds a little off, is this a scam?

  • July 4th, 2014  |
  • By By Jim Winsett
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