2014 YP-friendly Business of the Year


YP-friendly Business of the Year


Access America Transport – Access America Transport embodies the spirit of entrepreneurs and we operate with a youthful enthusiasm that our clients appreciate. We thrive because we trust and empower our team to build their own businesses from the ground up. And when our energetic people need help, our leadership is there to lend a hand or pass along our collective experience so that they continue to stay competitive and be successful in the transportation industry. Our willingness to think and do things differently has earned us recognition in national publications as one of the top ten domestic third-party logistics (3PL) companies in the country. We have been consistently recognized by Forbes and Inc. for year-over-year revenue growth and adding hundreds of jobs all across the country. Perhaps the most visible testament to AAT’s appeal to quality professionals is that Access America is a fun, growth-oriented business that values individuality and a competitive spirit. Few organizations can claim they have spontaneous cornhole tournaments or heated ping pong match-ups at random times throughout the day. Access America Transport is honored to be a part of the 2014 YP Awards and wishes this year’s nominees much success!


Derryberry PR – Derryberry Public Relations knows that the rich history of Chattanooga’s past provides a great foundation for our future. Our community’s ability to work across industries and generations makes Chattanooga simply the best place for young professionals to begin their careers and grow into community leaders. We believe that hiring young professionals keeps us on the cutting edge of important trends and positions our firm well for the future. Young professionals make a difference in our work each and every day. Our business is built on relationships and we use our reputation to build strong public relations strategies for those we serve. We’re honored to count them as colleagues and know that because of their efforts, our city’s future is even brighter than our past. We are so very honored to be nominated for this award.


Henderson, Hutcherson and McCullough, PLLC – For over 30 years, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough has enjoyed being part of the Chattanooga business community. We are grateful to call this city “home.” Our firm was founded on strong values and principles which have helped us build a firm that offers an enjoyable work environment as well as a good living for our 80+ employees. Through hard work, determination, innovative solutions, and a staff of committed professionals, HHM has established itself as one of the region’s leading public accounting firms. We are a team that embraces corporate responsibility and strives to give back to the community that has been so good to us by offering financial support and volunteer hours to countless causes and organizations in Chattanooga and surrounding areas. But nothing defines HHM quite like our group of young professionals. They are the future of our firm – they will carry on the legacy that our founding partners so passionately established in 1981. Attracting the best and brightest of tomorrow’s leaders is tantamount, so our firm culture revolves around efforts devoted to recruitment, internship programs, leadership development, and mentoring programs. We offer tools and opportunities designed to inspire and encourage our staff to advance to the level they wish to achieve. At HHM, the possibilities are endless, and that is why our partnership with YPAC  is so important. Both HHM and YPAC are committed to helping  young professionals realize how many possibilities there really are in Chattanooga to become tomorrow’s leaders.


River City Company – Working to Keep Downtown Working-that’s what River City Company does. And it does so with the help of four exceptional young professionals on its staff of eight. River City Company is the economic development engine for Downtown Chattanooga. Through our work to cultivate and advocate for a vibrant and healthy downtown, River City Company stimulates the community’s economic, social and cultural growth. From the new state of the art indoor-outdoor climbing facility at The Block to our work animating the streets of Downtown Chattanooga, young professionals energize and strengthen our work and our downtown.


TransCard – TransCard is a technology company that processes financial transactions and manages non-traditional transaction programs, such as payroll and prepaid payment cards, primarily serving the banking industry. As both a processor and a program manager, TransCard’s clients enjoy the benefits of working directly with a company that is driving the transactions and managing the data. This speeds up changes, increases success in implementation and allows for maximum flexibility. Young professionals, and especially those at YPAC, are the future of any community. The TransCard team is defined by dedication, passion, and commitment, which are some of the best elements found in the young professionals of the Chattanooga-area. In an ever-changing world of technology and innovation, young professionals help to bring ideas and inspiration that will revolutionize business and the payments industry. TransCard is proud to be a sponsor of an organization that empowers young professionals to take charge and become the next generation of leaders in our community.