Every year, the Chattanooga Music Club offers scholarships to high school seniors interested in going on to college to study music. This year the club is offering eight different scholarships. To find out more, Richard Winham talked to one of the past scholarship winners and to Janet Sump, the chair for the auditions.

Mocs Insiders Podcast: 2-18-17

Feb 18, 2017

Listen to the first episode of the Mocs Insiders podcast, featuring discussion of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football team.

Joel and Melanie Krautstrunk moved to Chattanooga three years ago planning to open a micro-brewery and a taproom. By the end of this year they hope to be running Chattanooga’s largest independent brewery.  Richard Winham talked to Joel Krautstrunk about his passion for beer and how he and his wife have managed to go from a micro-brewery to a macro brewery in such a short time.  

Area businesses, restaurants and schools are invited to take part in Pink! Week, January 23 through 28. It benefits the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center, and precedes the 12th annual Pink! Gala (which is now sold out). Listen to this story for more information. 

Riverworks Marketing Group wants to design a website—or upgrade an existing site—for a local non-profit—for nothing. Gratis. Free. So they decided to run an on-line competition. Richard Winham talked to the owners, Jackie and Steve Errico, about web marketing and why they decided to donate as much as $10,000 worth of design work to a local non-profit. The deadline to nominate non-profits is January 31.

2016 has been a year of tremendous activity in Chattanooga's Startup community.  From the development of the Innovation District to more than $1 billion of new construction, Chattanooga has more new initiatives than ever before.

On this episode, Mayor Andy Berke sits down with Start It Up Host Monty Bruell to assess the year that's been and look ahead to 2017.  There's never been a better time to start or grow a small business in Chattanooga.  

When Dan Rose and Max Poppel launched The Crashpad, they were urban pioneers.  Five years later, they have also opened The Flying Squirrel and watched Southside development boom all around them.  Today their cool hostel and restaurant continue to win acclaim from fans near and far.

After years of running his family's business in Florida and working with Caterpillar dealers throughout North and South America, Larry Kaye has learned how to fine tune business operations to make companies fire on all cylinders.  In 1996, Larry founded Script International to help companies across a broad spectrum of industries learn how to optimize their performance.

On this episode, Larry talks with Start It Up Host Monty Bruell about how the right business processes lead to improved customer service, profit margins, and competitive advantage.   

Watch a video stream of the all-day concert by clicking here. Or listen on WUTC radio.

Saturday at 1 pm, tune in to WUTC 88.1 to hear a special hour of the concert. Also, the entire all-day concert will be broadcast on our second channel, WUTC HD-2.

The November fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee took a steep toll in lives, homes and businesses, touching anyone who cherishes the culture of East Tennessee and its musical soul. 

The Finish Line

Dec 13, 2016
Jobie Williams

Nathan Sexton had everything going for him: a wonderful wife, a newborn son, and a dream job at a successful startup. When his life changed in an instant, he had to learn how to just run with it. In this sound portrait, Nathan shares his powerful story in his own words.

Most CEOs don't really like to think of bad scenarios.  What happens if your product fails or your customers' accounts are hacked? Peter Gillett, Managing Director of Marketpoint Recall, helps clients with these issues everyday. 

On this episode, Peter talks with Start It Up Host Monty Bruell about how companies can get in front of potentially catastrophic customer service issues.  How well has Samsung managed its recent smartphone recall woes?  What could Volkswagen have done better in navigating its emissions scandal in the US?

The second installment of Chatt About Science, this city's Science Cafe series, is coming up Dec 8 at the Chattanooga Brewing Company. The events are informal, fun discussions with local scientists. Listen to an interview with organizer Sarah Webb and presenter Dr. Manuel Santiago.

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With almost everyone sending packages at this time of the year, you might be interested in an alternative to the conventional delivery services. It’s called Roadie. Started in Atlanta in 2015, Roadie operates much the same way as Uber, but rather than passengers they take packages and pets. Richard Winham talked to Jeremy Dollar, a local driver for Roadie which now offers delivery to all fifty states.  

As a fitness instructor, Kyle House built a loyal client base.  This popularity has inspired Kyle to co-found Kyle House Fitness on West Main Street.

On this episode, Kyle talks with Start It Up Host Monty Bruell about his unique approach to achieving and maintaining fitness.  Kyle has learned that managing a business requires different skills than teaching a class.