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The Chef & His Wife - Homemade Meals at Your Convenience! (Our Client Interview)

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The Chef & His Wife - Homemade Meals at Your Convenience! (Our Client Interview)

Would you like a homemade meal without the fuss? Let The Chef & His Wife be your new go-to for meals with ingredients you'd use yourself. You can choose ready-to-heat items from their refrigerator cases, pick up an order you already placed, schedule a Saturday delivery for a pre-ordered meal, or have a relaxing meal in their dining room.

And did you know you can save money on their delivery fee? You can pre-order online and pick it up at your nearest farmers' market. The Chef & His Wife is at Red Bank on Mondays, Collegedale on Wednesdays, Signal Mountain on Thursdays, and the downtown Chattanooga Market on Sundays.

We stopped by to interview Chef and Owner Tim Mulderink to get a behind-the-scenes look at what they do and why.

What prompted you to start your own company?

Friends of mine who were entrepreneurs asked me...

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Sailing Over Business Loan Hurdles - 5 C's to Consider & 7 Tips for a Good First Impression

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Sailing Over Business Loan Hurdles - 5 C's to Consider & 7 Tips for a Good First Impression

Do you remember your first experience with money? Maybe it was a “surprise” from the tooth fairy or a monthly allowance or a birthday gift. Knowing how to handle money is an important life skill, whether you’re 6 or 106. Do you have a professional, trusted financial mentor to help you navigate the steps to becoming a profitable company?

Entrepreneurship requires discipline, planning, and vision. When you do the hard work necessary for the first two, you’ll have a foundation in place to request financing for your vision. There are 5 areas a lender will assess when deciding whether to extend a loan to you...

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Something Old, Something New...Our Interview with Townsend Atelier

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Something Old, Something New...Our Interview with Townsend Atelier

We recently sat down with Peggy Wood Townsend, co-owner of Townsend Atelier, which specializes in artistic instruction, unique products, and community involvement.

What prompted you to start your own company?

My background is in Arts Administration/Non-profit Management. Between us, my husband and I have over 30 years in the arts community. Our focus on the Atelier method of instruction is unique, in that many art students have been taught styles or philosophies, but lack foundational technical knowledge. Through the Atelier model they gain opportunities for master/apprentice relationships. The instructors who teach with us are masters who work daily in their own art. They’re not removed from the creative process.

The products we sell give students good tools for good skills. We offer unique items such as...

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There's a Hole(s to Go) in My Bucket, Dear Liza

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There's a Hole(s to Go) in My Bucket, Dear Liza

One of our newer clients is Holes to Go, owned by Bill Wilcox and Tony Hunnicut. If you’re having a family reunion or a corporate event or are looking for a neat feature for a community gathering, their company rents miniature golf courses.

If you missed them at Riverbend, they’ll be at J-Fest on June 20th at Camp Jordan. They may even bring a few critter obstacles you’ll have to avoid!

Bill, what prompted you to start your own company?

I have a degree in marketing and my background is primarily in sales. My business partner and I have over 25 years’ experience in the amusement industry, including working for other miniature golf companies.

We wanted to offer...

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