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June 20, 2024 | Tom Ballard

Chattanooga Chamber names new Director of Entrepreneurial Development at the INCubator

Marcherie J. Savage takes on the new duties after nearly three as the Chamber's Economic Development Marketing Manager.

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Marcherie J. Savage as the new Director of Entrepreneurial Development at the INCubator, the Chamber’s 127,000-square-foot start-up support program located in the Hamilton County Business Development Center.

Marcherie J. Savage

“The INCubator is a critical component of Hamilton County’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the Chamber’s mission to drive economic growth for the region,” said Charles Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chattanooga Chamber. “Marcherie’s passion for entrepreneurship and commitment to collaborative leadership will empower start-ups to thrive locally and globally, ensuring the INCubator’s continued success.”

Savage previously served for nearly three years as the Economic Development Marketing Manager at the Chattanooga Chamber, where she played a pivotal role in developing and executing comprehensive marketing strategies and designing impactful marketing assets for various platforms. Her efforts have been instrumental in telling Chattanooga’s entrepreneurial story and building vital relationships with business leaders and local entrepreneurs.

“I am honored to take on the Director of Entrepreneurial Development role at the INCubator,” said Savage. “I look forward to harnessing the power in collaboration and innovation to help drive economic growth and a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chattanooga.”

The Chattanooga native holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Tennessee State University, focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship. Her extensive experience working with numerous small businesses across the region has made her an invaluable asset to our community. Savage’s deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that start-ups face ensures she can provide essential guidance and support to budding entrepreneurs.


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