Startup Week CHA 2021 Startup Week CHA 2021
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Building Social Impact Into Your Business

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Charles Wood
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President - Economic Development

Charles Wood currently serves as Vice President of Economic Development for the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Chattanooga Chamber, Charles held economic development positions in Pensacola, Florida, College Station, Texas and Mobile, Alabama. During his more than 20 year career in economic development Charles has led marketing, recruitment and expansion efforts resulting in thousands of jobs created by dozens of companies including Hewlett Packard, Mellon Financial, and Volkswagen. He also led the creation of two business incubators, a multi-state entrepreneurial network and the Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership, a tri-state regional marketing organization.

Charles holds a Masters Degree in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi, completed Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and holds the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council. He serves on the editorial board of IEDC’s Economic Development Journal and the board of the Southern Economic Development Council and is a member of Rotary. Charles and his wife Angie have one grown son and live in downtown Chattanooga. In his spare time he crews on sailboats, cooks Cajun food and can be found at his son’s coffee shop on the Northshore.


Social impact investing and conscious capital have become widespread themes in business over the last several years. This session will include a panel of entrepreneurs who have embraced social impact as part of their business model. You'll hear how they embedded in their corporate culture and get their advice to founders who want use their business to drive more than profits.


Attendees (48)

Chloe Morrison
Chloe Morrison
The Company Lab, Communications Director
Leann and Jamison Cinaglia
Leann and Jamison Cinaglia
Always Be Recycling, Owners / Founders
Ruth Kaiser
Ruth Kaiser
Eso Marketing, Business Owner
Chattanooga School of Language
Chattanooga School of Language
Chattanooga School of Language
Corri Bischer
Corri Bischer
EACL, Celebrity Licensee
Lindsey Cox
Lindsey Cox
CO.LAB, CEO
Zachary Beker
Zachary Beker
The Company Lab, Grants and Programs Manager
Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell
Time for Taiji with Chris Campbell, President
Donnye Collins
Donnye Collins
Chatt Pix, President/CEO
PM
Peter Metcalfe
Peter Drew Group, Principle
Geoff Millener
Geoff Millener
The Enterprise Center, COO
Jonathan Ingraham
Jonathan Ingraham
Chattanooga Faith + Work + Culture, Executive Director
Azurae Redmond
Azurae Redmond
Young, Black & Widowed Inc., Nonprofit Founder
Susan Vandergriff
Susan Vandergriff
The Happy Birdwatcher Company, Founder
Philip L. Donihe
Philip L. Donihe
INNOVEKT, INC., President
Squoia Holmes
Squoia Holmes
Innovative Strategic Consulting, CEO, Consultant
Donna Christian - Lowe
Donna Christian - Lowe
The Donna Show LIVE “Chattanooga’s Queen Connector” (Radio. TV. Social. Professional /On Air @WPTP 100.1 FM, Executive Producer & Radio Host
Dustin Fait
Dustin Fait
Tailormade Wellness, VP
Shasta Mignon
Shasta Mignon
MKC production, Founder
Jonathan Bragdon
Jonathan Bragdon
Capacity | Capacity Capital, CEO | Investor
Trey Joyner
Trey Joyner
Enduring Pools
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