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A local entrepreneur is proposing to renovate the Parkway Towers building near Finley Stadium if he can entice investors to buy the property and help finance the $3 million needed to make it a reality.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Aspen Technologies Inc., a Brighton, Mich.-based polyurethane manufacturer, is building a $5.1 million dollar plant in the Manchester Industrial Park with the intentions to double its molding capacity, while adding 161 jobs to the local economy in the process.

Jonathan Susman, brain behind Adagio, a mobile application positioned to turn music education on its head, was taker of first place at this year’s 48Hour Launch, the weekend-long startup incubator hosted by The Company Lab.

Jonathan Susman walked away with the grand prize Sunday night at the conclusion of the Company Lab's 48Hour Launch.

Project: Forest Cove Apartments, 7674 East Brainerd Road. Owner: Housing Trust Group. Architect: Michael Brady Inc.

Now the work begins.

A line of Chattanooga residents looking for work, unemployment benefits, job training or a mixture of all three backed up to the door at the Tennessee Career Center at Eastgate Town Center on Thursday.

A dozen representatives from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce this week huddled in front of Kabob-sters to officially welcome the Middle Eastern restaurant to Chattanooga.

It took none in the room by surprise on Tuesday when three UTC engineering students presented their projection of traffic patterns on Gunbarrel Road near Hamilton Place going into the year 2055.

Northside Neighborhood House, a local non-profit located off Frazier Ave., plans to extend its services now to residents in the northern part of Chattanooga with a temporary satellite location in Hixson.

Project: Walnut Hill Townhomes, phase III. Owner: Area builders Dale Mabee, Don Moon and Mike Moon. Location: 400 block of Walnut Street.

Malcolm Johnson made no bones about what the last few years have been like in the campground business.

A parking lot sinkhole at SunTrust's St. Elmo branch has turned into a $500,000-plus affair, as bank officials take their complaints against the city of Chattanooga to federal court.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's look into the goings-on at the Graysville Police Department is finished, and its findings have been handed over to the regional District Attorney Mike Taylor.

Project/owner: Privateer Yacht Club. Location: 4713 Privateer Road, Hixson. Architect: Rob Fowler, River Street Architecture.

Chattanooga developer James Pratt is trying for a second time to rezone more than 15 acres adjacent to Amber Brook Gardens to build more single-family houses in Hixson.

Project: Chicken Salad Chick.

The packed house is normal at Tremont Tavern on a Wednesday night. It's beer tasting night. The chalkboark says so.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United's $62 million expansion may be Chattanooga's biggest project in more than three years, if it comes to the city.

Chatta-cakes is a bakery, but with a twist. It provides all the services typical of bakeries: baking and serving up decorated cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, other baked goods and custom orders.

Owner: Independent Healthcare Properties LLC.

The corner spot in Miller Plaza that has been vacant since Bleacher Bums moved last year to a new location (and changed its name to J's Deli) is getting a new tenant.

Georgia Internet customers may have been lied to by a national Internet provider that promised high-speed service but failed to deliver it.

The light detection and ranging — or LIDAR — cameras Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond wanted for his department are probably as good as gone, after public outcry has county commissioners saying they'll backtrack on the cameras' contract this week.

The light detection and ranging — or LIDAR — cameras Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond wanted for his department are probably good as gone after public outcry has county commissioners saying they’ll backtrack on the cameras’ contract this week.

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — At least Jet Polymer Recycling can process the metal from its damaged semi trailers and HVAC unit right on site.

Mike Harmon’s outstretched hand opens before you, his wide eyes asking if you have the guts to go another $100.

The old Ankar’s roadside restaurant on Lee Highway was chewed apart by a trackhoe this week, demolished as developers make way for a state-of-the-art Speedway convenience store and gas station, coming later this year.

Fame doesn't equal fortune. Mike Mixson, Internet sensation, knows that.

Ami Risinger handed over the cash that she and her husband, Josh, were counting on to get them through the next few months.

On the eve of celebrating 115 years in Chattanooga come July, the Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Co. may be interested in expanding its distribution facilities in the city, if it can find a piece of land that's suitable for the purpose.

The store will be the first of its kind in the city of Dalton, according to Thomas Bradford, vice president of Springfield Investments.

RINGGOLD, GA. — Ringgold Chrysler Dodge Jeep, one of the city's oldest car dealerships, has been sold to the Mountain View auto chain, which owns and operates four auto dealerships in Chattanooga.

The Niota, Tenn. businessman who is accused of making and transporting pornography featuring underage girls who were drugged and photographed in Sept. 2012 last week entered an agreement to plea guilty to two of the 11 counts the U.S. government brought against him in September.

A new science lab will allow Kimball campus students to take science courses for the first time from the Kimball branch.

The Unicorn Institute is coming to Chattanooga.

A Chattanooga-area mansion sold for $2.3 million this week when Ellsworth McKee, son of McKee Foods' founder O.D. McKee, sold his Ooltewah dream home for $1.1 million less than what the Hamilton County property assessor's office said it was worth last year.

The consensus among plumbers and hardware store managers is that this week was not as bad on pipes as the beginning of the month was.

Businesses are opening late today after a surprise snowfall paralyzed the region Tuesday and forced companies to dig in, send employees home or deal with a huge influx of customers.

The Fox television network has told SodaStream International that it must make changes to its Super Bowl spot — the one Chattanooga's Humanaut creative consulting company helped create — if it's to run in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.

Company founder Leo Saballos, a 27-year-old Covenant College grad, wanted to start a company built on three values: Promoting startup or small-time designers, upholding fair trade standards and supporting nonprofit organizations.

Project: Retail space for prospective client. Owner: Carolina Holdings, Inc., Greeneville, S.C. Cost: $2.2 million investment by Carolina Holdings, Inc.

Propane prices are up and some rationing of the home-heating fuel is occurring amid the second bitter cold snap this month.

MoonPie and Limestone Branch Distillery officials on Tuesday examined the line of MoonPie Moonshine jars that will debut in Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana in about a month.

One of the largest real estate agencies in the South is talking about cutting its ties with Trulia and Zillow, two of the Internet’s largest real estate syndication sites.

The Northshore Grille is changing hands.

Go into most Tiger Mart convenient stores across Tennessee and there may be a life-size cardboard cutout of a blonde-haired, female comic character holding up a smartphone and asking you to opt-in to receive discounts and alerts from TigerMarket via text message.

There are several things Carla Myers doesn't want the public to know about her little daughter, and most parents would probably agree.

State bomb and arson investigators and local authorities Friday continued to comb through the rubble of the burned former East Ridge restaurant where human remains were found earlier this week.

No matter what the circumstances are, no child should go without Christmas, said Capt. Tally Glover of the Chattanooga Fire Department.

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