Four Fantastic Sams stores in the Chattanooga area are now corporate-owned after being family-owned for 30 years. The change means more jobs, expanded hours and a new mission for the company, leaders said.
â€œItâ€™s already added jobs to the region,â€ Martha Clemence, district manager for Fantastic Sams, said. â€œWhen we took over [last October], we had approximately 12 to 15 stylists in four stores. Right now, weâ€™ve got close to 30 stylists. Weâ€™ve almost doubled the staffing.â€
Chattanooga Judge David Bales had been the franchisee of the four Fantastic Sams locations in the regionâ€”in Ooltewah, Hixson, East Ridge and Fort Oglethorpeâ€”but â€œdecided to retireâ€ from the business, Clemence said. Read on.