Khroma Key Media allows its subjects to be photographed almost anywhere without leaving the comfort of the studio. By using chromakey technology, including a green screen, Khroma Key Media lets subjects seemingly appear in any exciting locale they choose, from a jungle to a Hollywood scene to the surface of the moon. This technology also enables their staff to create special packages for their clients, such as kid-created storybooks, cereal boxes, or movie posters.
Signature service: Wedding and event planning
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Pro Tip: Let us bring the wedding of your dreams to life.
Samantha Klaburner found her calling early in life; she was eight years old, in fact. She planned one perfect event in her mind, and she hasn't stopped since. In 1991, she founded Extreme Event Planning to turn her passion into her life's work, and by the end of the year she found herself with a robust staff managing multi-day affairs such as weddings and corporate getaways. She and her team have planned more than 930 weddings in the intervening years, ranging from small family getaways to parties for 1,500 guests.
Weddings are her favorite events to tackle; she loves "watching our bride's dream come true and making it happen." In fact, she and her team go to great lengths to turn clients' visions into realities. They track down the perfect venue by casting a wide net?they've hosted events everywhere from Santa Barbara to Miami, in everything from rustic lodges to urban parks. Once the venue is solidified, Samantha personalizes the event, beginning with custom letterpress invitations and moving on to all of the other nitty-gritty details: linens, lighting, flowers, table service, and making sure the sun rises.
Valerie Baker Accounting crunches numbers to ensure its clients' finances are in a solid position for the future. The team is available for income-tax preparation, general accounting, and a variety of other financial services to help people save money.
Declared a 2011 finalist for the area's Best Mattress Store by readers of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Mattress Outlet has culled an extensive arsenal of mattresses from top-brand manufacturers for more than 30 years. At eight locally owned locations throughout the Tennessee Valley, its knowledgeable staffers navigate showrooms that brim with cushy memory-foam slumbering surfaces from brands such as Serta and Tempur-Pedic. The staff procures the store's inventory from top manufacturers, who have partnered with Mattress Outlet for years, working to keep the prices affordable and to ensure no under-the-bed monsters are damaged during travel.
What is now the Elise Chapin Wildlife Sanctuary was once the Walker family farm, where highly respected naturalist and Chattanooga Audubon Society founder Robert Sparks Walker was born in 1878. Walker formed the Chattahooga Audubon Society in 1944, with a vision of educating citizens on the importance of protecting the environment and respecting nature the way the area's Native Americans had for thousands of years.
Today, the society is the steward of three sanctuaries: Elise Chapin Sanctuary at Audubon Acres, Maclellan Sanctuary on Audubon Island, and David Gray Sanctuary on Audubon Mountain. Each offers a unique look into the history, wildlife, and natural splendor of the area as well as educational programs that help children and adults discover the area.