Ellis Smith


phone: 423-757-6315




Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter.

His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology.

Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia.

He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, Ga.; as a reporter.

Contact Ellis at 423-757-6315 or esmith@timesfreepress.com.

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Chattanooga-based Unum Group grew at a brisk pace in the second quarter, beating Wall Street estimates and brushing aside the memory of previous years that saw rising profit per share but slipping revenues.

Chattanooga-based Unum Group grew at a brisk pace in the second quarter, brushing aside the memory of previous years that saw rising profits but slipping revenues.

Hundreds of fast fingers flew across strips of navy blue fabric, navigating the seams and stitches as Singer sewing machines pounded tirelessly through reams of cloth.

Hardwick Clothes announced today it is launching Hardwick.com, a new e-commerce site for America's oldest tailored clothing maker.

Chattanooga-owned municipal broadband provider EPB on Thursday applied to become the first of possibly many electric utilities to begin offering gigabit Internet and TV service across the traditional boundaries set up over years of cable TV dominance.

A Chattanooga board faces a decision on whether to appeal a judge's ruling that chastised the city for awarding taxpayer dollars to developers during secret meetings.

A pair of audits released Tuesday did little to banish the confusion and contention surrounding EPB's streetlight bills, which stem from what city auditor Stan Sewell called "systemic problems" in the way such costs are calculated by Chattanooga's electric utility.

A new audit of EPB concludes that the utility underbilled the city of Chattanooga for street lighting, but that claim was immediately challenged by Chattanooga's internal auditor.

A blighted Chattanooga community could receive a life-saving injection of new blood if a $35 million apartment complex at an abandoned factory moves forward as planned.

First Horizon Corp., the holding company for First Tennessee Bank, nearly doubled its net income in the second quarter, growing earnings to $76 million from the $40 million in the second quarter of 2013.

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