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Business Spotlight: Interactive ID

branded wine tumblerThis month we would like to spotlight a local website design company. Interactive ID, Inc. designs and builds websites for companies and small businesses around the Southeast. They offer SEO services to help clients appear higher in Google search results, as well as providing graphic design, printing, and other marketing support services.

Owner William Wilkinson gives us insight into what drives his company. “In order to do anything in life you have to foster a relationship that allows two people to interact with each other,” he says. “Communication is very key in what we do. It can make or break a website’s success. As we are interacting, we are trying to identify your clients’ needs as well as yours. We consult with your company to not just design a website for your company, but we are also designing a website that speaks to your clients and customers and gets results.”

In-house brand marketing is an important part of their sales process. They have their logo and brand identity featured on illuminated pens, mugs, and stainless steel wine tumblers. These are offered to clients during meetings, conferences and as thank you gifts. Check out Interactive ID for your web marketing and branding needs (888-623-1891).

Are you ready to expand your marketing plan through the use of products and apparel? We are here to help! With nine years of industry experience, we will work with you and your company to find the correct fit for your marketing plan.

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Business Spotlight: Lookout Valley Chiropractic

Join us as we highlight our business of the month, Lookout Valley Chiropractic.

Lookout Valley Chiropractic is a locally owned business with their offices located at 3536 Cummings Hwy #120, Chattanooga. Their history dates back to 1997. Neil Kjos graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1997 and then moved to Lookout Valley to open his new chiropractic office. In 2017, after twenty years in practice, Dr. Kjos decided to follow a new direction in life but still wanted Lookout Valley Chiropractic to continue to serve the needs of the community. Dr. Kjos and Dr. Matthew Lester met that same year and quickly realized that the two had the same vision for the office and came to an agreement to transition the ownership of the practice.

Professional, customized scrubsThe mission of Lookout Valley Chiropractic is to provide natural, medicine free, and affordable pain relief and to inspire members of the Chattanooga community to lead a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle. They do not believe in a one size fits all approach. Each patient is treated on an individual basis. Their goal is to create a welcoming environment.

These ladies will be there to greet you wearing their customized scrubs, adding a different level of professionalism to their office and uniformity to their appearance.

Stop by and see Lookout Valley Chiropractic or give them a call at 423-825-5252 for a personalized approach to improve your health.


Do you want to add visual branding through the use of apparel but are not sure how to start? Contact us at 423-364-7343 or email

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Business Spotlight: Southern Roots Landscaping

Branded apparel … more than just the clothes your employees wear.

Southern Roots Landscaping logoOur business spotlight this month focuses on Southern Roots Landscaping in Ooltewah, TN. A woman-owned company, they offer landscaping and hardscaping services for commercial and residential properties. All crew leaders with Southern Roots Landscaping are ICPI certified with years of industry experience.

From lawn maintenance to hardscape design and installation, they ensure the highest quality work, 100% satisfaction guaranteed! For their full range of services, give them a call at (423) 682-7336 or visit their services page.

What does Southern Roots Landscaping think of the apparel and car signs that they use? Here is what co-owner and CFO Tim Maddox has to say.

Southern Roots landscaping“Brand is important and should be developed both consistently and be visible. There are several reasons we use branded apparel and other branded items in our business.”

  1. Professional image: Customers comment on how professional they look which leads to customer confidence.
  1. Customer service: Potential new customers recognize their logo and call them with referrals. They equate the brand with customer service.
  1. Advertising/Brand recognition/t-shirts: People often approach them about new jobs because of their shirts and caps. The apparel makes it easy for people to know how to contact them.

Southern Roots Landscaping knows the value of using their logo wisely to enhance their brand. What about your business?  What image are you presenting to the public? Let us help. Give us a call at (423) 364-7343 or email us at to increase your brand recognition.

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Business Spotlight: Equity Solutions

“We Will Floor You”

Joining us on Chattanooga’s Southside

Equity Solutions is a locally owned and operated flooring company that values honesty and integrity and treats your home as if it were their own. With 30 years’ experience in the flooring industry, they are the professionals that you need to talk with before flooring your home or office.

This great company offer a variety of flooring options, as well as professional installation:

    • luxury vinyl plank (LVP)Happy customer of Equity Solutions
    • luxury vinyl tile (LVT)
    • hardwood
    • engineered wood
    • carpet

They pride themselves on the quality of their work, as well as their commitment to outstanding results. Equity Solutions looks forward to building lasting relationships. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!!

Pictured here is a happy customer who stopped by Equity Solutions’ booth at a recent hospitality vendor fair. This multi-functional tape measure was just the product to complete their marketing plan. The event was a great success. Look for them at their upcoming new showroom at 3425 Alton Park Blvd. in Chattanooga. Call them at (423) 779-7860.

Want your event to be a success? Talk with us about how to match product to your next event.

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Business Spotlight: Happy 40th Anniversary, JHM Certified Public Accountants!

img_4489Congratulations to JHM Certified Public Accountants! On December 1, 2016, friends, customers, and business acquaintances gathered to celebrate 40 years of serving business and nonprofit clients across the Chattanooga region.

JHM specializes in accounting, auditing and tax services in a diverse range of industries throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia, including construction, healthcare organizations, non-profit & governmental entities, real estate, employee benefit plans and other industries.

They believe in supporting the local community and encouraging their team members to participate in community groups by giving of their time, talents and treasure. The firm also supports many local charities through fund raisers, volunteering, direct contributions and service on boards.

The 40th anniversary celebration was made even more meaningful with their recent move to a spacious new location off Shallowford Road and their recent merger with Hixson CPA firm Mann & Miller PC, two changes that will allow JHM to continue providing the highest quality services.

img_4480We were honored to be able to help with the celebration with stemless wine glasses and frosted tumblers that could go home with all.

Stop by and have a cup of coffee to plan for 2017 and see what makes the most tax sense for you or your company.

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“Where you are more than a number…”

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Nonprofit Business Spotlight: Choices of Chattanooga

Choices is a local nonprofit that exists to educate, support and empower women and men in the community. Since 1985, they have been dedicated to providing a safe, confidential place where women and men can receive accurate information, medical services and practical help without judgment or bias.

They provide free, confidential services to men and women regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Some of the services offered include:

  • Lab-grade pregnancy testing
  • Ultrasounds
  • Accurate information on all options
  • Medical consultations
  • Support for men
  • STD/STI information and education
  • First time parenting program
  • After abortion counseling and support
  • Referrals

Choices attends community events like UTC campus events, festivals, and fairs. They have campus ministries and a small talk series on UTC campus where they like to bring more awareness to their organization.

To reach their audience we carefully choose products that will be kept and used such as lip balm, water bottles, and selfie sticks.

Choices provides a supportive environment, daily hours, a 24-hour hotline and two convenient locations. If you find yourself or a family member in need of help, contact Choices by calling (423) 892-0803.

Allied Eye: Business Spotlight

6-20-16 Susan in France photo IMG_0926Allied Eye of Chattanooga provides you and your family with complete eye care, including common surgeries and procedures such as premium cataract surgery, monitoring and possible prevention of glaucoma, and LASIK surgery. They can and will provide you and your family with the best overall ophthalmology care.

Allied Eye’s main doctor, Dr. Dennis C. Matzkin, has been working at LASIK and Vision Centers across the country since 1995. He has treated many prominent people throughout his work experience, including President Carter’s children Amy and Chip, world archery champion Jesse Moorehead, and many of his own colleagues and their families. He is known as a well-respected lecturer and publisher in the field of ophthalmology.

Allied Eye has recently opened a full service optical shop known as Allied Optical Shop. This shop not only offers contact lenses and quality frames for their customers, but they also offer proven brands of optical eyewear that leave customers satisfied. Allied Optical Shop strives to make sure that each customer’s optical needs are met, regardless of whether you’re at home, enjoying festivals or concerts, or traveling abroad.

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For more information about how the business puts your optical needs first, visit their webpage at Visit Allied Optical Shop today to talk to them about your new glasses.

Allied Optical shop has your new glasses in the bag.

Building Relationships: Happy 10th Anniversary, Greyhaven Realty Management

Happy 10th anniversary to Greyhaven Realty Management!


Greyhaven’s special giveaways

A full-service agency for rentals and real estate in and around Chattanooga, Greyhaven Realty Management manages residential and commercial rental properties. So whether you are renting or buying, they can help you find a place for your business or a place for your family.

If you are an owner/investor but don’t want the hassle of answering tenants’ phone calls when something breaks, Greyhaven Realty Management will be glad to manage your properties for you. If you are a buyer and don’t see what you want on their website listings, give them a call. Their people have more than 20 years’ experience in Chattanooga real estate.


10th Anniversary celebration with owner Joni Eldredge

What makes Greyhaven Realty Management stand out from the rest? It is a philosophy that owner Joni Eldredge practices every day: building relationships. Greyhaven Realty Management is committed not only to serve their owners and tenants but also to building relationships. Joni only selects promotional products that are effective in helping her build relationships.

Pictured here is their 10th Anniversary open house, complete with friends, business associates, food, drink and special giveaways for all.

Congratulations, Greyhaven Property Management! Give them a call to find out what property management done the right way looks like, (423) 648-6676.

Business Spotlight: Following the Example of JHM Certified Public Accountants

Johnson, Hickey & Murchison CPAs (JHM) is a Chattanooga firm that has taken steps toward implementing a business marketing plan – and seen successful results.

Since its founding in 1977, JHM has grown into one of the most highly respected Chattanooga accounting firms and trusted business advisors.

JHM specializes in accounting, auditing and tax services in a diverse range of industries throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia, including construction, healthcare organizations, nonprofit & governmental entities, real estate, employee benefit plans and other industries. 

 JHM believes in supporting the local community and encourages their team members to participate in community groups by giving of their time, talents and treasure.  The firm also supports many local charities through fund raisers, volunteering, direct contributions and service on boards.

For the last three years, JHM has been the proud sponsor of the survivor hospitality area at the Komen Race for the Cure as well as being the official accounting firm of the race.

The firm’s increased visibility in Chattanooga has been driven by their reputation for serving clients well, along with a thoughtful marketing campaign that includes a beautiful new website, increased social media visibility, and custom-selected promotional products.

Stop by and have a cup of coffee to see what makes the most tax sense for you or your company.  


JHM Certified Public Accountants 

“Where you are more than a number…”

Tru-Coat – Business spotlight

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Congratulations to Tru-Coat Powder Coating.

Tru-Coat was started over 20 years ago “in a garage”.  I was recently reminded that some great businesses have begun the same way.  My husband, Eddie Case, and I started this business and once again I am proud to say we are back together as co-owners of Tru-Coat Powder Coating, Inc.

Eddie has been working as Operations Manager at Finishing Solutions, Inc. for the last 10 years.  As of February 4, 2014, Tru-Coat has acquired the powder coating business of Finishing Solutions.

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Tru-Coat is grateful to our loyal employees, customers and vendors who have been with us through the growth of our business. Above are employees Amberly and Jake modeling their Tru-Coat sunglasses.

Our company has made every effort to provide our best service as a powder coater to our customers.  Our new location is equipped with a conveyorized line that will enable us to enhance our previous abilities.  This type of system will allow us the opportunity to provide a greater range of powder coating services to our customers.

Darlene Case, President