Member Mixer at Tease Salon


Nicole Williams (Tease Salon), Kevin Brunson (FSG Bank) and Dan Davis (First National Community Bank) enjoy chatting at the Mixer.


Marla Zuspan (First National Community Bank), Chris Stanley (Ponders Funeral Home), Morgan Luffman (Comcast Spotlight) and Lawrence Brownlee (Pinnacle Technology) have a good time at Tease Salon.


Kimberly Steed (3 Divas in the Attic), Dianna Towery (COS Business Products & Interiors), JaneMarie Wilson (Mama Wilson’s Homemade Cookies & Cakes) and John Cooper (Acree Development) enjoy making new connections.


Meagen Morrison (Tease Salon) and Shane Wilson (Edgepoint) enjoy the event.


Please join us at our next AM Mixer on July 10th at Alfa Insurance-Cherri Robertson from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. 





Ribbon Cuttings!


Enviroguard Pest Solutions
Lee Tubbs
456 Bandy Lane, Ringgold, GA 
(706) 278-9100


Jerry Leonard Insurance Agency
Jerry Leonard
2110 Cleveland Hwy
(706) 529-8156


Real Living Elite
Randy Parker
610 S. Glenwood Ave
(706) 278-6800


Waffle House-Rocky Face
Charlie Rathbun
1912 Chattanooga Road
(706) 278-2330


Waffle House-W. Walnut Ave
Charlie Rathbun
1527 W. Walnut Ave
(706) 226-2751

AIM goes Green

Penny Bike Chattanooga

AIM is a company whose corporate headquarters are located in Omaha, NE
and I am the Regional Relationship Manager for our Southeast division based
in Chattanooga TN. We run our whole company on very “green” principles.
One aspect of that is there is very little paper consumed. Most everything we
do is online and handled via Google apps. We even offer electronic signatures
for all our contracts, both internally between our employees and our HR
department as well as externally with customers. Another green initiative is
that even though we are a nationwide company, there is very little travel. I
attend weekly meetings with my co-workers, but they are handled via Google
Hangouts – so I get to “see” my co-workers but we can avoid travel expenses.

Here locally I do my part to be “green” as well. I telecommute from home a lot
in order to keep my car off the road and when I’m working in the downtown
Chattanooga area, I take advantage of the Bike Chattanooga program. If I am
going to a meeting that’s just a few blocks away from my office, I will either
walk or bike to it rather than drive. When I am working in the Downtown Dalton
business district I do the same, I park my car in one location and then walk to
all of my destinations.

Both Dalton and Chattanooga have a very walkable and bikeable downtown.
Not only is it good for the environment to give the car a break, but it’s good
exercise too. Plus it lets you experience and appreciate our beautiful city and
it’s local surroundings on a much deeper level if you’re doing so by walking or
bike riding rather than being in a car.


Spotlight on Business: Pinnacle Technology

Pinnacle Technology is an information technology company conveniently located at 209 West Emery Street. Pinnacle Technology is owned by Mr. Lawrence Brownlee. Lawrence created the company after 16 years of full-time employment within the information technology industry. Mr. Brownlee started his technology career working in the university system. In addition, he has worked for a law firm, and a local computer store, and finally a global information technology outsourcing company before deciding to become a business owner. This gives Pinnacle Technology a well-seasoned and well-rounded experience in dealing with many types of technology situations.

The office of Pinnacle Technology provides service to various corporate business models as well as residential clients. Pinnacle Technology sells new desktop computers, laptops, tablets, as well as servers and networking equipment. Most desktop computers, laptops, and other computer hardware and software is available next business day if it is not already in stock. The company provides in-house services such as virus/malware removal, operating system reloads, diagnostics, data recovery, and computer upgrades. Friendly onsite technical assistance along with remote support is available.

Flat-fee rates are provided for common services such as in-house hardware diagnostics, virus/malware removal, operating system reloads and data recovery. Other work is billed on an hourly basis and estimates can be provided if requested. A self-service helpdesk system is used to track the work performed for each client so that status updates can be requested and provided to each client for each request.

For more information you can visit the website at or give us a call at 706-529-5751. If you’d like to contact us via email you can send email to Mention this article for free computer diagnostics (a $35 value valid until 7/31/2014.)

Get to Know Diplomat of the Month…..Jennifer Baxter!



Diplomat of the Month June 2014: Jennifer Baxter

Who’s your hero? My hero is definitely my mom. She is the strongest, wisest person I know.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a lawyer.  When I was small, I wanted to be Matlock! Now that I’m an adult, I want to be everything. My idea of perfect would be getting to try a different career each week. I’m so curious about what other people’s jobs are like.

Favorite sports team? Go Dawgs!

What interesting fact about you would amaze our readers? I am the youngest of 8 children, and the oldest was 22 when I was born.

Who do you seek advice from? My mom, because she is always honest, even when it isn’t really what I want to hear.

Favorite quote? “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”― Mae West