Making Connections in Gig City
By Gabe Evans
Chattanooga. Until recently, a city that only East Tennesseans, outdoor enthusiasts and the random Coca-Cola historian knew about. That has changed dramatically in the past few years with the renovation of the downtown area, the development and service of fiber internet, and the ever-newsworthy Gig City. Chattanooga has become a staple for daily conversation across the country. For the first time since the railroad push, Chattanooga is on the map as a model city for growth, economic development, and overall appeal of its current and future residents. The same is true for M Force Staffing. The fragrance of Chattanooga has drawn my wife and me to the great “Scenic City” to embark on new adventures in our careers and personal lives.
My wife Catherine, a Nashville native, has fallen deeply in love with everything that Chattanooga has to offer. As for me, I was raised just up the road in Lenoir City. Moving back to East Tennessee and living in a city I visited often for its many attractions has been nothing short of amazing. Work related offers brought us to Chattanooga, but the attraction of the quality of life and never ending adventures were icing on the cake. Now that we are official residents (Hixson to be exact), and have immersed ourselves in the Chattanooga culture and business world, I can’t help but fight the urge to shout atop Rock City, “I like what I see!”
My company, M Force Staffing, is a specialized Engineering, Manufacturing and IT recruiting firm and sister company to ModernTech Mechanical, the Southeast’s leading reseller of SolidWorks. Since my arrival in February, I’ve had the opportunity to meet several business owners, managers, and leaders in the community. I have been completely taken aback with the high spirited and up-beat attitudes that these individuals carry towards the continual economic development and growth of Chattanooga. But, in all honestly, how could you have any other notion? It is no secret (anymore) that Chattanooga is “doing it right.” Despite what goes on in Washington or on Wall Street, Chattanooga has labeled itself as a city that is determined to grow. Part of this attitude should be credited to the fabulous Chattanooga Chamber, who I have been extremely impressed with. From council meetings, AM Networking events and even “speed dating” for business contacts; the Chamber facilitates the true Chattanooga attitude of staying local and growing the community from within. Whatever the reasons may be, Chattanooga is growing and the business outlook, in my opinion and the opinion of many others, is great! Once again residents AND outsiders are excited about Chattanooga and the direction this great city and its surrounding communities are going.
Accompanied with that thought, M Force is here to help nurture and grow the many incredible companies in and around the Chattanooga area. Whether you have worked with us in the past, were referred by another friend or company, or have never heard of us before, M Force is excited about its presence in Chattanooga and the many possibilities that lie ahead. We have a dedicated team of account managers and trained recruiters here to serve you and your company with any of your staffing needs. Even if think your need may be off the wall or too difficult to handle, give us a shot and see how we may be able to assist you. If you have any questions about M Force Staffing and any of the services that we are able to provide, please do not hesitate to email or call me at your convenience. I look forward to speaking with you and hopefully gaining the opportunity to work with you in the near future!