Startup Week CHA 2021 Startup Week CHA 2021
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Attract Business from Residents and Visitors


Allison Wolfe
Chattanooga Tourism Co., Partnership Director
Donna Elle
Chattanooga Tourism Co., Director of Cultural Tourism

Donna Elle  can say with conviction she has been called to help others realize their personal worth and invest in themselves. With more than 20 years of experience in the public eye as a radio host and television personality, and women’s advocate, Donna Elle has reached out to and helped people from all walks of life. She is from Chattanooga and a graduate of CSAS. At the age of 13 she became a teen reporter for Power 94 and was hired as a full-time radio personality and pursued a career in television at WRCB-TV as a reporter and Host. Donna has 20 years of experience leading teams in Marketing, Brand Awareness and Media Relations. Donna is currently with Chattanooga Tourism Co. as the Director of Cultural Tourism & Inclusive Marketing and a Media personality and producer  for Brewer Media group. Ten years ago, she worked hard to achieve a goal that she is very proud of, losing 100lbs and being featured in Ebony magazine. She owns Donna’s D.I.V.A.s workout classes, is a Motivational Speaker and author of Smokin Cookies. Donna volunteers and sits on the boards of several organizations and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Her proudest accomplishment is her young man Brandon. She loves her hometown community and enjoys bringing out the best organizations and in others.


At this session, we’ll share data about Chattanooga’s tourism economy to help you understand the size of the market and make decisions for your businesses. We’ll also discuss marketing to diverse tourists and best practices for engaging visitors. You’ll leave this event with ideas on how to promote your business to our visitors and residents, and with a list of free ways to engage with Chattanooga Tourism Co.


Attendees (45)

Suzanne Dulin
Suzanne Dulin
Get a Bigger Boat, LLC, Founder
Chattanooga School of Language
Chattanooga School of Language
Chattanooga School of Language
Lindsey Cox
Lindsey Cox
CO.LAB, CEO
Zachary Beker
Zachary Beker
The Company Lab, Grants and Programs Manager
Lya Kimbrough
Lya Kimbrough
The Company Lab, Capital Access and Community Engagement Manager
Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell
Time for Taiji with Chris Campbell, President
Donnye Collins
Donnye Collins
Chatt Pix, President/CEO
Geoff Millener
Geoff Millener
The Enterprise Center, COO
Azurae Redmond
Azurae Redmond
Young, Black & Widowed Inc., Nonprofit Founder
Squoia Holmes
Squoia Holmes
Innovative Strategic Consulting, CEO, Consultant
Winnie Paris
Winnie Paris
Keller Williams Realty, Realtor
Jennifer Maklan
Jennifer Maklan
Chattanooga Ayurveda, Owner
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