2014 Young Professional of the Year


Young Professional of the Year Finalists     Hodgen Mainda – With a head for management and the brawn for rugby, Nairobi native Hodgen Mainda is carving a wide path to success. The 36-year-old director of legal operations and government relations for Chattanooga law firm Dale Buchanan and Associates is a champion for the disabled community in the Scenic City … Read More

2014 YP Entrepreneur of the Year


YP Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists   Nolberto Ayala – AK Roofing & More – Born In Puerto Cortes, Honduras Central America in January 12, 1977.  My Mother’s name Daisy Delgado. I have one older brother and one older sister and two younger sisters, all currently living in Chattanooga. I have two kids Jackie, 8 years old and Julian 5 years … Read More

2014 YP Corporate Innovator of the Year


YP Corporate Innovator of the Year Finalists   Lindsey Hagan – Lindsey Hagan is an educator who gained experience teaching in West Africa, Colorado, and the South, with the mission to inspire character and competence in every student. She earned a B.A. in Music Education and will graduate with a M.Ed in Educational Leadership this May. Through unique experiences serving on … Read More

2014 YP Civic Impact Award


YP Civic Impact Award Finalists   Heather Jones – My passions are strengthening communities by developing relationships and networking to draw more resources that can empower people to bring positive change in their lives. As Assistant Director of the NNH, I lead a team of dedicated staff in helping our clients to become more self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. … Read More

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 … Read More

Protege Chattanooga 2013-14

Protégé Chattanooga 2013-2014 mentors: Stephen Culp, Co-founder/CEO of Delegator & PriceWaiter, Founder/Chairman of Smart Furniture, General Partner of Chattanooga Renaissance Fund Tom Griscom, former Executive Director of Chattanooga Times Free Press, former White House Communications Director Michael Lebovitz, Executive Vice President of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. MaryStewart Lewis, Regional Director of AT&T Ladell McCullough, Partner of Henderson, Hutcherson & … Read More