Community and Chattanooga Coca-Cola Celebrates 120th

Chattanooga Coca-Cola, 120 Celebration, Local Coca-Cola Bottler

Our 120th birthday is a week long celebration of our deep roots in Chattanooga and our community.

We’ll have cookouts at each of the five Chattanooga Coca-Cola locations for associates and their families; visits by the antique Coca-Cola truck to the offices of local community and government officials; and special engagements and promotions with local retail customers and partners, such as the Aquarium, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Creative Discovery Museum, Lake Winnie,  and a Coke fan day at AT&T Field with the Chattanooga Lookouts.

“Our 120th birthday events are first and foremost a celebration of our people and their families, since they are the foundation and the drivers of what we do each and every day to serve our customers, their consumers and our communities,” said Darren Hodges, Tennessee Valley division director for Coca-Cola UNITED, who has been with the company for more than three decades.  “We are blessed with the best people, excellent business partners and customers, and local government and community leaders who have supported our success for more than a century.”

Together, we continually strive to make Chattanooga a strong, entertaining, and viable city for our local communities and tourists.

Kicking the week off, we stopped by several close community and business partners to say thank you and deliver a carton of the 120th commemorative bottles. With Chattanooga hospitality, two teams headed out to refresh a few partners.

Claire McMasters, daughter to Melinda McMasters, a long time Chattanooga Coca-Cola family member,  gladly escorted visitors from parent company Coca-Cola UNITED.  Steven Lawrence, Chattanooga Coca-Cola, led the visitation to several of our business and community partners.

Chattanooga Coca-Cola Family, 120th, Community
Claire McMasters


Bob Dollinger ,3H, with Lawrence Edwards, Chattanooga Coca-Cola


DeFoor Brothers, Chattanooga Coca-Cola 120th Celebration
Lawrence Edwards with Amber of DeFoor Brothers


Benwood Foundation, celebrates Chattanooga Coca-Colas 120th, Marsha Orr, Beeland Nielsen
Lawrence Edwards, Beeland Nielsen, and Marsha Orr with Benwood Foundation
Beeland Nielsen, Lawrence Edwards, Marsha Orr with Benwood Foundation, and Pam Cook with Coca-Cola UNITED


Imax Center, Chattanooga Coca-Cola 120, Ally Terry, Pam Cook, Scott Smith, Lawrence Edwards, Beeland Nielsen,
Ally Terry, Manager, Operational Marketing; Pam Cook, Director, Multicultural & Community Affairs, Central Region of Coca-Cola UNITED; Jill McCain, Imax Center; Lawrence Edwards, Chattanooga Coca-Cola; Beeland Nielsen, Corporate Senior Director, Commercial Leadership, Coca-Cola UNITED; Scott Smith, Director, Operational Marketing, Central Region of Coca-Cola UNITED

Having awesome fun in Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrating the world’s first local Coca-Cola bottler, Chattanooga Coca-Cola. Happy 120th Birthday!

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