Women's History Month Experience

March 1, 2022

March is the Women's History Month. Each year the National Women’s History Alliance chooses a theme for Women’s History Month and this year’s one is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” which pays tribute to frontline workers during a pandemic.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight local women, their impact and commitment to our community. We hope this inspires more ladies to make a difference in our city and beyond.

Chattanooga ranks one of the best cities for female-owned businesses in the country, and every year more interesting startups are being launched by women locally. Here are some of the women-owned businesses in Chattanooga that we would love to highlight and support.

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Where to Go on a Women's History Month

Furnish Me Vintage (family-owned)

Furnish Me Vintage offers lovingly restored vintage furniture exhibiting exceptional design and construction. Heirloom quality furniture meant for you to enjoy every day.

Genevieve Bond Gifts

Established in 2000 in loving memory of owner, Kelly Jolley's grandmother, Genevieve Pearl Bond, Genevieve Bond Gifts keeps alive the love of true gift-giving. They intentionally hand-select fine quality gifts and beautiful gift wrapping that is unparalleled in the Chattanooga area.

FIT4MOM

FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, their fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit.

Loud and Proud Acrobats

Any skilled learned in Loud and Proud Acrobats, from developmental to acrobatic, will benefit your child’s development beyond this class. Whether your child’s future interests are football, ballet, band, or arts; building these fundamental skills at this age creates a strong foundation for your child’s future!

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to rescue and provide care to orphaned and injured native wildlife. They also help to educate the public to minimize human-wildlife conflicts, to protect both human health and the natural world.

Nature’s Finest Nutrition (family-owned)

Nature’s Finest Nutrition is a family-owned and operated nutrition store in Chattanooga TN. They offer an amazing selection of vitamins, minerals, herbs, health products, natural supplements as well as iridology and blood analysis services to help you live your best healthy life.

Modern Play

Modern Play was designed with kids and parents in mind. Lea, a gymnast, dance instructor, and mom of two, was inspired to start Modern Play when she ran into a problem: she wanted to find fitness classes for the kids but wanted to get some gym time in, too. She envisioned a gym where parents could attend to their own fitness needs while their kids took gymnastics and dance classes, and thus Modern Play was born.

ChattaNeuter

ChattaNeuter spay/neuter clinic offers professional, high-quality care for pets as well as adoptable dogs & cats housed at local shelters & rescues.

The BarkMore

At The BarkMore your dog can come to play, enjoy the spa, and feast on a Kong. Let them play while you're away!

St Francis Cottage (family-owned)

If looking for a true bed-and-breakfast experience with the friendliness of owner-innkeepers that are committed to service, then St Francis Cottage is the place for you. It is a special getaway on 2.3 acres near Chattanooga.

LearningRx

LearningRx is a one-on-one brain training center that pairs clients with brain trainers for challenging yet fun mental games that help enhance cognitive skills. Since the 1980s, they have been offering unique cognitive skills training methodology that is designed to strengthen the core skills necessary to think and learn.

Segway Tours

Segway Tours provides exciting tours of Chattanooga on segway, bike or walking tours. You will be able to get acquainted with Chattanooga museums, green spaces, entertainment, and tastes of Chattanooga.

Area 61 gallery (co-owner)

Area 61 gallery features the work of 20+ professional local artists and craftsmen and includes hand-crafted furniture, woodwork, fine art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and much more. Monthly "First Friday" events allow collectors and those that appreciate art the opportunity to meet the artists, purchase current work or commission and collaborate on their own unique piece.

Keeody Gallery (family-owned)

Keeody Gallery openly offers art, love and soul to the public in the form of inspired and original mixed-media compositions. This newly-formed collaboration of giftings is the brainchild of international artists and creative couple, Keelah Jackson-Harris and Jody Harris (lending to the moniker "Keeody").

HEART Gallery Tennessee

H♥ART Gallery Tennessee is a not-for-profit entity created with the mission of offering homeless and other non-traditional artists an opportunity to create and sell their artwork for their benefit.

Gallery 1401

Gallery 1401 offers a beautiful selection of original fine art and jewelry. Representing over 30 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, Gallery 1401 provides personalized attention in sourcing the perfect piece to add to your art or jewelry collection.

Highlighted CHA Guide attractions:

Segway Tours

Downtown

Women Owned Businesses we are Proud to Have in Chattanooga

Chicken-w-Bones (family-owned)

Fill your buckets with fried and baked chicken, potato wedges, fries and baked rolls. Fill it any way you like it as long as the lid closes. At Chicken-w-Bones you always “Pack It to the Max”!

The Spice & Tea Exchange (family-owned)

"Creating & sharing the experience of a more flavorful life," is the mission and cornerstone of The Spice & Tea Exchange. Visit a shop for the full sensory shopping experience to bring flavorful memories and ingredients to your kitchen or to check out a tea bar.

Plant Power Cafe & Juice Bar

"Eat, Live, Thrive" – the motto of Plant Power Cafe & Juice Bar – a cafe that offers healthy alternatives. They are vegan-raw-vegetarian meal friendly. Smoothies, Juice & +More! Plant Powered!

Hearth and Pantry (family-owned)

Hearth and Pantry is truly a one-of-a-kind online shopping destination, where the entire inventory of fine gourmet foods is developed and created by Matt and Tiffany Rogers.

Polly Claire’s

Polly Claire’s is a locally owned and operated restaurant and gift shop located within the Historic Dent House. Come in and relax in an elegant atmosphere while dining on fine Royal Albert china atop white linens. Polly Claire’s offers British inspired meals with an American flare. Everything is handmade to order in the historic kitchen! From crab cakes to scones, the ambitious menu has something for every palate.

Mellow Mushroom (co-owner Samantha Jones)

Mellow Mushroom – Hamilton Place – Located near Chattanooga Airport, the restaurant is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Guests come in regularly for the very best pizza, cold beer, craft cocktails, a vibrant atmosphere, and a great time!

Chatt Taste

Chatt Taste – Chattanooga’s Culinary Renaissance, an immersive experience that allows guests to visit multiple restaurants in one evening and explore the gastronomic side of the city.

DosBros (family-owned)

DosBros is where locally sourced ingredients are used to prepare fresh food daily. "Customize your food the way you like it."

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse offers an exclusive menu of sushi rolls and grilled Japanese dishes you and your family and friends will adore. With so many tasty options at your disposal, everyone in your party will find a meal that they'll love.

Lil Mama’s Chicago Style Hoagy

Lil Mama’s Chicago Style Hoagy – the newest hoagy shop, full of spunk, flavor and 90s nostalgia. Owner, Tiffany Pauldon-Banks had big dreams of creating a hip, 90's inspired, modern vibe hoagy shop. Being from Chicago, Tiffany is always looking for a piece of home here in Chattanooga.

Mindy B's Deli Killer

Mindy B's Deli Killer is a place in the heart of Chattanooga's Innovation District where you can find handcrafted sandwiches with a side of snark.

Bread & Butter

Opened June 1st, 2018, by Scottie Bowman, long time owner of The Big Chill and Grill, Scottie’s On The River, has fast become Chattanooga’s favorite spot for great seafood in casual dining atmosphere. Whether you’re a Chattanooga native or a visitor, stop by and enjoy a great dining experience!

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter is a micro-batch artisan bakery specializing in European and West Coast style breads. You can also find a variety of local products there.

Сashew

Сashew is a plant-based vegan cafe and bakery just off the river. Its mission is to provide food that is fresh, delicious, and nutritionally sound. They purchase high-quality ingredients and make use of the great local produce our area has to offer when possible.

Sluggo's

Sluggo's has served vegan food in Chattanooga since late 2009. Sandwiches, nachos, seitan and tofu clubs, Philly, BBQ tofu, cajun carrot cakes, potstickers, hummus, cheeky wings, mashed potatoes, and more. It features a simple atmosphere with some tables and a bar.

Wildflower

Wildflower was created to be a unique sanctuary in the city, a place to escape, a place of calm and respite. It’s amazing to watch what can unfold when we truly give ourselves space, and a cup or pot of tea provides the perfect companion. Come sit among plentiful plants, cozy vintage furnishings and century-plus aged brick and tile…all bathed in magical sunlight.

The Hot Chocolatier (family-owned)

The Hot Chocolatier is a European inspired gourmet specialty shop producing artisan chocolates, desserts, and drinks. It offers customers the opportunity to spoil themselves or give memorable gifts of luxurious handmade chocolates and desserts.

Southern Squeeze

Southern Squeeze is Chattanooga’s first all-natural,plant-based organic juice bar and plant-based kitchen. It offers a certified organic, gluten-free, soy-free menu, comfortable seating, and a great atmosphere.

Mad Priest Coffee Roasters

Michael and Cherita Rice started Mad Priest Coffee Roasters in 2015 as a small-batch specialty coffee roasting company + a social enterprise with the mission to “Craft excellent coffee. Educate the curious. Champion the displaced.” and they currently operate their roastery and two retail locations in Chattanooga.

Mean Mug Coffeehouse (family-owned)

Established in 2011 by Matt Lewis and Monica Smith, Mean Mug Coffeehouse is a locally owned and operated restaurant and coffee bar in Chattanooga. This coffeeshop offers a full espresso menu, drip coffee, Kyoto style cold brew and slow bar options.

Highlighted CHA Guide restaurants:

Mellow Mushroom – Hamilton Place

Mellow Mushroom – Downtown

Scottie's On The River

The Hot Chocolatier

Southern Squeeze – Hixson Pike

Mad Priest Coffee Roasters – Southside

Mean Mug Coffee House North

Mean Mug Coffee House South

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