Chamber Of Commerce Business Calendar

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Here is the Chamber of Commerce business calendar: 


MO/3 Ribbon Cutting for Restaurant and Kitchen Supply

    11:00 a.

m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Restaurant and Kitchen Supply: 1271 North Holtzclaw Avenue

    Join the Chattanooga Chamber for the grand opening of Restaurant and Kitchen Supply.


TU/4 Member Orientation

    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

    Chamber Board Room: 811 Broad Street

    Learn more about how the Chamber can benefit you and your business. For members and

    non-members. Free. Light breakfast provided.


TU/4 QuickBooks - Setup ($110)

    8:00 a.m. to noon

    The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Boulevard

    Presenter: Lynn Talbott, PHR, of HR Business Solutions, LLC

    This step-by-step workshop walks attendees through the process of setting up business finances

    in QuickBooks. The class includes instructions for setting up preferences,chart of accounts and

    other files.This workshop costs $110 and is hosted by the Tennessee Small Business

    Development Center. Advance registration is required at least two days prior to the event.

    Call 423.756.8668 for more information and to register.


TU/4 North Chattanooga Council Meeting

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Boulevard

    First topic of a three part series "How to Grow your Business": "How to Grow Your Business

    through Marketing”

    Panelist include: Jed Mescon, WRCB-TV; Chuck Wilkins, Market Manager, Cumulus of Chattanooga;

    Ed Bourn, Digital Sales Director, Chattanooga Times Free Press

    Meetings cost $10.


TU/4 ConnectForLunch

    noon to 1:00 p.m.

    Held at participating local restaurants

    ConnectForLunch is a Chattanooga Chamber program bringing professionals together for

    face-to-face lunch meetings with two or three different members. This setting allows participants

    to make meaningful connections that can lead to new and stronger business relationships.

    Visit to register.


TU/4 QuickBooks – Beginners ($110)

    1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Boulevard

    This class is designed for those who have had at least two months of QuickBooks experience

    and already have their files set up. Topics may include setting up and editing chart of

    accounts, vendors, customers, employees, loans, credit cards, fixed assets, bank accounts,

    reviewing P&L balance sheets, invoicing, statements and tips and shortcuts. This workshop

    costs $110 and is hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Advance

    registration is required at least two days prior to the event. Call423.756.8668 for more

    information and to register.



    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Urban League of Chattanooga: 730 East M.L. King Boulevard

    This nine week program helps both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs examine their

    assumptions and turn business ideas into action. Each week, attendees will explore concepts that

    will help determine the right type of business and how to succeed as a new business. There will be two

    class sessions per week beginning February 4, 2014.

    Class One: Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Class Two: Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon

    Cost is only $100 for nine weeks of instruction and course materials. Please contact

    Keesha Marshall at 423.756.1762 or for more information and to register.


WE/5 AM Networking at Northwest Georgia Bank

    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

    Northwest Georgia Bank: 319 Manufacturers Road

    Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of more than 60

    area businesspeople together for an hour of networking and refreshments. For more

    information, please contact Whitney Risley at 423.763.4375


WE/5 An Hour with My Attorney

    11:00 a.m. to noon

    The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Boulevard

    This seminar will explore leases, contracts, powers of attorney, corporate meetings and other topics

    of interest. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this service is free to

    the public. Call 423.756.8668 for more information and to register.


TH/6 Downtown Council Meeting

    7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

    The Sheraton Read House Hotel: 827 Broad Street

    Speaker: Ron Harris, BCBST

    Topic: Diversity in the Workplace

    Meetings cost $15.


TH/6 Small Business Orientation

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Boulevard

    Counselor will discuss basic business planning, including financial projections and legal

    entities. Attendees will receive an information packet containing phone numbers and addresses

    for information about business licenses, taxes and other start-up materials. Hosted by the

    Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this event is free and open to the public.

    Call 423.756.8668 for more information and to register.


TH/6 Southside Council Meeting

    noon to 1:00 p.m.

    South Chattanooga Recreation Center: 1151 W. 40th Street

    Speaker: Rob Robinson, Baylor School

    Topic: The Establishment of Baylor, McCallie & GPS

    Meetings cost $10.


TH/6 Financing your Business the SBA Way

    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Boulevard

    This workshop covers SBA loan options, including which loan programs meet specific

    entrepreneurial needs. The session begins with the five C’s of credit – character, cash flow,

    collateral, capitalization and conditions. The discussion then transitions to an overview of SBA’s

    loan programs and specific information about interest rates, repayment terms and preferred

    SBA express lenders. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this seminar

    will put participants ahead of the game in government guaranteed lending. Call 423.756.8668 for

    more information and to register.


FR/7 Ooltewah/Collegedale Council Coffee

    8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

    Hampton Inn: 6145 Weir Way

    Consider attending this monthly networking event in Ooltewah to catch up with the best

    business connections around.

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