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Attorney Autumn Witt Boyd, Susan Steinmetz with Telife, Joe Bozich with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Ann Dickerson with Tennessee Moonshine Cakes and Dan LeVan with Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting


Autumn Witt Boyd / Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd Linkedin Twitter Facebook

The Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd helps creative entrepreneurs take care of their intellectual property and business headaches. Specializing in helping small businesses get started on the right foot, registering and negotiating licensing of copyrights and trademarks, drafting contracts, and explaining legal issues in plain English.

Autumn has over 10 years of experience solving legal problems. She graduated at the top of her class from Vanderbilt University Law School and obtained her undergraduate degree in Journalism and English with High Honors from Indiana University – Bloomington. She began her career working for U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier, then spent time at local law firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. and copyright litigation boutique firm, Harmon & Seidman, LLC.

Susan Steinmetz  / Telife

Joe Bozich / Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Linkedin

We do one thing — outdoor lighting — with a passion for perfection. We specialize in custom design, premium quality materials, and unmatched warranties.

In 2011 I started Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greater Chattanooga. Shortly after launching, I attended lighting design training in Richmond, VA.

I design, install and service outdoor lighting for residential and commercial places. We help people beautify their assets while providing safety & security and complimenting outdoor spaces.


Ann Dickerson / Tennessee Moonshine Cakes Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Born and raised in Chattanooga; B.A. in history from Vanderbilt, master’s degree from UGA’s School of Journalism; 15 years as a staff writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; moved back to Chattanooga in 2008; husband Bill Zack and I opened Tennessee Moonshine Cakes in 2012

Dan LeVan / Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Consulting

Daniel LeVan – Managing Director; Dan has been divisional CEO and CFO with four top global companies, including AIG Central Europe living in Moscow, AEGON Asia, and GE Capital. He most recently was acted as Managing Director and Chairman of TD Bank in the Caribbean. Dan received his MBA with emphasis in International Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, graduating with distinction. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by the University of Illinois, maintains 10 other financial designations, and has a B.S. in Accounting and Business. He brings global leadership having worked on six continents and is known for creative structures for energy projects.

Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (EES) Consulting delivers energy solutions to public and private organizations using new technologies. EES innovative solutions provide comfort to our client’s environment at price points that make solid business and financial sense. As an integrator of technology and labor, EES brings cutting edge solutions for new energy sources (CHP, Solar, Wind) with efficient management applications (Monitoring, Prepaid Metering, Lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, Building Envelope, etc.).




Kathryn Foster with INCubator, Richard Carmack with RMJ Tactical, Sharyn Moreland with Tennessee Small Business Development Center and Lynn Talbott with HR Business Solutions


Kathryn Foster / INCubator Twitter

The BDC was built in the late 20’s and home to American Lava (ceramics manf), 3M, GE and a few others from 30’s-early 80’s. GE donated the building to Hamilton County and from 85-88 it was transformed into a business incubator. Second reno was in 95 and completed a $5 mill renovation in 2011 which is when we received our Silver LEED certification. It is currently the largest Incubator in TN and 3rd largest in the US @ 127,000′. We house 70+ start up businesses for 3 years, helping them achieve financially stability through a staged development program. From those businesses in house, over 400 jobs are created, making it an economic engine which pumps millions of dollars into our local economy. We provide shared services, below market rent, entrepreneurial education, State of the Art Technology Conference Center, Free SBA counseling, Free PO Box, and the synergy is amazing. The INCubator, a nonprofit program managed by the Chattanooga Chamber, has graduated over 525 successful business into the business community as we celebrate our 26th year in operation!

Richard Carmack / RMJ Tactical

Sharyn Moreland / Tennessee Small Business Development Center Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Sharyn Moreland is the Managing Director of the TN Small Business Development Center, Chattanooga State Community College. She has served in that position for 4 years.

Sharyn brings 20+ years of experience as Director of Global Education for Tech Data Corporation, (Clearwater), Training Director for First Coast Service Options (a division of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida) and the Director of Sales Training and Development for Memorex-Tele Corporation. Sharyn’s small business experience includes her position as CEO of a successful training consulting company, providing leadership, sales and marketing training for large and small businesses.

Sharyn has a bachelors and masters in Business and Vocational education.

Lynn Talbott / HR Business Solutions Linkedin Twitter 

Lynn Talbott is a small business consultant helping business owners with Human Resources and bookkeeping solutions. She is a QuickBooks expert, and a skilled trainer and coach. Her signature turnkey approach provides businesses with a solid foundation of bookkeeping and support, including proper set-up and training. She is a Human Resources Professional (PHR), and a master with business start up assistance. She has over 25 years of experience assisting and advising small businesses.

Lynn is a Consultant with EBS Human Resources Consulting and can be your outsourced HR department. If you need an employee handbook, an HR Audit, job descriptions, interview training, sexual harassment training, or just need some guidance on any Human Resources practices, Lynn can be your Go-To HR representative.





Aric Habeck with Hustle at Suite 307, Michael Greenberg with Startup Box, Carlos Pielago with Nektur Marketing, Tim Kelly with Zip Flip and Dan Gilmore with Squire Strategies


Aric Habeck / Hustle at Suite 307

Michael Greenberg / Startup Box

Carlos Pielago / Nektur Marketing Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Nektur Marketing is a Chattanooga-based online marketing company that elevates your brand with proven techniques. We are living our dream, now let us help you live yours. Aligning your brand with the customers searching for your product/service is a growing challenge for today’s business owner. We formed our business to help you meet that challenge by providing practical online marketing solutions. We compliment your marketing strategies with customized online campaigns designed to generate more traffic and conversions. By focusing on developing strong personal relationships with other local businesses, we intend to build our community in a positive way. We are living our dream, let us help you live yours.

Tim Kelly / Zip Flip Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Dan Gilmore / Squire Strategies Linkedin Twitter