Last weekend, more than 600 Chattanoogans made their way through our doors during the annual MAINX24 festival on Main Street. Once a small neighborhood block party honoring Chattanooga’s Southside, MAINX24 has grown exponentially over the past seven years. It’s now a city-wide celebration—and here at The Company Lab, we were thrilled to be in the thick of it.

Once again, our Holiday Market was a hit with the crowd. This year, 10 vendors—nine of them Springboard/CO.STARTERS grads—set up shop right outside CO.LAB’s doors. Featured items included pottery, hammocks, candles, crafts, food and hand-printed home textiles.

Admittedly, it was a little nippy out (we’ll call it “seasonal”), but people warmed up inside as they toured our Open House. Aside from the tasty cider and festive cookies, guests enjoyed learning more about the big CO.STARTERS national launch as well as the history of The Company Lab and Create Here—where MAINX24 all began.

For photos from the big day, check out our Facebook album. To learn more about MAINX24, visit