Meet the Mother's Day Mini-Market Vendors!

Mother's Day is just around the corner - are you ready? Join us in Ridgedale for a one-stop shop for everything you need for your mother! 

This Saturday, May 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to Ridgedale for a very special Mother's Day Mini-Market, located in Amani Chattanooga at 420 S. Willow Street.

This market is the perfect opportunity to support local, community businesses while shopping for your mom! The goal is to stimulate interest in community businesses while strengthening neighbor to neighbor relationships. 

We wouldn't be able to do this event without our great vendors. Learn more about each one below! 

Meet the Valentine's Mini-Market Vendors!

Meet the Valentine's Mini-Market Vendors!

This Saturday, February 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., head to Highland Park for a very special Valentine’s Day Mini-Market!

This market is the perfect opportunity to support local, community businesses while shopping for your valentine! The goal is to stimulate interest in community businesses while strengthening neighbor to neighbor relationships. Come check out this event for some FREE hot chocolate and the opportunity to purchase local artisan goods. Show some local love!

We are thankful for RENEWfor sharing their space with us, and our partners Empower Chattanooga and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association. Find out more about our great vendors below!  

The Importance of Home at the Holidays

The Importance of Home at the Holidays

In 2008, Griselda Mae experienced the loss of her husband. Going from two incomes to one really put a financial strain on her, and by 2013 she was at a point wondering not only how she would make ends meet; but how would she be able to keep her home because her husband's income is what supported the mortgage. After speaking with a friend about her situation her friend told her about CNE. Griselda decided to reach out to CNE and see if she would qualify for assistance. 

Add the NeighborWorks book to your holiday shopping list

Add the NeighborWorks book to your holiday shopping list

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) is featured in the new book, NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network. The book highlights innovative solutions to affordable housing and community development challenges from the NeighborWorks America network of local nonprofits. The book is out now on Amazon.com.

Turning on the Lights

Turning on the Lights

Project Porchlight is a pledge made by residents of Highland Park and Ridgedale to keep their porch light on through the night due to lack of street lights.

The  program encourages and enables residents of Highland Park and Ridgedale to leave their porch lights on all night to increase perceptions of safety through lighting and developing neighborhood relationships, advocate for energy-efficient practices, and create more socially engaged, inclusive neighborhoods

Breakfast in the Garden

Breakfast in the Garden

What could be better than donuts + coffee + music in a garden?

During a recent Wednesday morning we met at Taking Root Community Garden, located at the corner of Main St. and Watkins St, for a special performance by OneBeat, an organization dedicated to cultivating a pioneering international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. 

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise receives $10,000 grant from NeighborWorks America to pursue board excellence

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise receives $10,000 grant from NeighborWorks America to pursue board excellence

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) received a $10,000 grant from NeighborWorks America in recognition of its work in in the 18-month NeighborWorks Excellence in Governance program, which is designed to build a stronger and more effective board of directors with an emphasis on improving community-level outcomes. In short, the program is designed to move organizations and their boards from “good" to "great.” 

Know Your Neighborhood: San Marcos Restaurant

Know Your Neighborhood: San Marcos Restaurant

How can we bring people together?

This was the question that we were trying to answer a couple months ago with Emerson and Khristy from the Highland Park Neighborhood Association.

The answer we all agreed on? FOOD! Great food. Food that is accessible. Not just because (but partially because) we all love to eat, but because of the opportunities that food gives us. Our community needs the ability to share a meal with other people and this gives a better, and tasty, understanding of another culture.