Spreading the local love to our small businesses

National Small Business Week was the first week in May, and we want to share some of the local spots our readers highlighted.


Chattanooga has no shortage of local small businesses, and we love them all.

Photo by Chattanooga Tourism Co.

Last week marked National Small Business Week, and we asked folks to tell us their favorite places in Chattanooga. You did not disappoint — with nearly 500 comments, the local love was felt everywhere in the Scenic City.

We wanted to share a few that seemed to get the most tags — but don’t fret, this won’t be the last time we spotlight the businesses shared in our post. In the meantime, check out these beloved spots.

Naughty Cat Café | 3742 Tennessee Ave. | Show some kitties love while sipping on a complimentary drink — you might meet your fur-ever friend.

Eros Hat Co. | 45 E. Main St. | Try out this spot’s custom hats + permanent jewelry experience.

I Go Tokyo | 34 Frazier Ave. | Purchase high-quality Japanese linens, ceramics, and more.

Cocoa Asante | Online + pop-ups | Enjoy the delicious taste of these sustainably-made chocolates that recently went viral on TikTok.

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