Chattanooga Business Calendar Aug. 23-30

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, Aug. 26 - East Brainerd Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Car Barn: 6721 Heritage Business
Speaker: Sam Willis, State of Tennessee Economic Development Department
Meetings cost $10.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 - Ribbon Cutting for PM Pediatrics
4:30 p.m.
PM Pediatrics: 7320 Shallowford Rd.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting at PM Pediatrics.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 Hixson Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.
Meetings cost $10.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 - East Ridge Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Best Western Plus Arbour Inn and Suites: 6710 Ringgold Rd.
Meetings cost $10.

Thursday, Aug. 28 International Business Council Meeting
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Speaker: Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw, Director of Confucius Institute and Professor of Geography, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Topic: UT Confucius Institute: Enhancing the Learning of Chinese Language and Culture
The Confucius Institute at UT was established with the support of Hanban in Beijing, China and Southeast University in Nanjing, China. The institute offers Chinese programs both on and off campus. Dr. Shaw will talk about the classes offered through the Institute and events and programs in place fostering cultural and education exchange. Dr. Shaw hopes to explore opportunities in Chattanooga.
 Meetings cost $10.

Thursday, Aug. 28 - QuickBooks Online Training
8 a.m. to noon
TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Presented by: Lynn Talbott, PHR, HR Business Solutions, LLC
If you are a QBO user or if you are thinking about moving to QBO, this class is for you. We have developed a training program for this cloud-based QBO system and will review all the new features, show you how to open multiple windows in QBO so you can toggle between reports, which QBO product does what, how to reconcile, how to sync with the bank, how to turn on and off preferences, how to view registers the way you want, and how to use all of the features to their fullest. We will also cover how it integrates payroll online and time tracking. Computers provided. Registration and $110 fee are required at least 1-2 business days in advance. Call 423.756.8668 to provide payment. Register online at

Thursday, Aug. 28 - Enterprise Gateway Council Meeting
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.
Speaker: Jennifer Flynn, TDOT
Meetings cost $10.

Thursday, Aug. 28 - CEG/BDC INCubator Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Topic:  “How To Prepare for Relocating My Business”
This is a free seminar for CEG/INCubator clients and costs $10 for others.
To RSVP, contact Tabitha Erickson at 423.752.4301 or

Thursday, Aug. 28 - Small Business Orientation
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
TN Small Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
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 and taxes, as well as other start-up materials. Hosted by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, this event is free and open to the public. Visit  and scroll to view upcoming training to register.

Friday, Aug. 29 - Ribbon Cutting for Easy Money – Signal Mountain
11 a.m.
Easy Money – Signal Mountain: 617 Signal Mtn. Rd.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting at Easy Money – Signal Mountain.

Friday, Aug. 29 - YPAC Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chattanooga Chamber: 811 Broad St.
Offered the last Friday of each month, YPAC Professional Development luncheons feature networking and a keynote discussion from a local leader on topics related to the career development of the area's young professionals. Topics regularly include leadership skills, workplace dynamics, career advancement, community involvement and other subjects of interest. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and programming at noon. Admission is $10 for YPAC members, $12 for non-members or $15 at the door.

Friday, Aug. 29 - Ribbon Cutting for G’s Detroit Sausages
1 p.m.
G’s Detroit Sausages: 2514 William St.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting at G’s Detroit Sausages.

Small Businessperson 2018 Bedwell Nominations Due March 30

Do you know a successful, small businessperson whom deserves recognition?  Now is the time to nominate such a business leader. The 2018 Mel Bedwell Award luncheon sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners, slated for Wednesday, May 16, at the Museum Center at 5ive Points, will recognize the 25th Small Businessperson of the year recipient. The annual awards luncheon will ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events March 19-23

March 19, Ribbon Cutting for Chattanooga Sports Chiropractic Institute, PLLC 11:30 a.m. to Noon Chattanooga Sports Chiropractic Institute, PLLC: 1200 Mountain Creek Rd., Ste. 430   March 20, Reality Check at Red Bank High School 7:30 to 11 a.m. Red Bank High School: 640 Morrison Springs Rd . Reality Check teaches ninth graders ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Sets Press Conference To Announce New Project; Governor Haslam To Attend

Volkswagen has called a press conference at its Chattanooga plant on Monday to announce "a new project." Governor Bill Haslam is among those set to attend. Also taking part will be Antonio Pinto, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, and Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen group of America. The announcement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the plant ... (click for more)

Herman Brown Charged After Striking A Pedestrian March 10

Herman Brown, Sr. 50, was indicted by the Grand Jury and arrested by the Chattanooga Police Department for striking a pedestrian on E. 11th St. on March 10.  Brown was charged with aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular assault, driving under the influence (2nd offense), driving on revoked license, financial responsibility and due care. Police said the accident happened ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Airport Needs To Upgrade Its TSA PreCheck Benefits

Dear Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Hart,  I am a lifelong Chattanoogan who enjoys traveling. Since the birth of my toddler son in April 2016, my husband and I have been frequent patrons of the Chattanooga Airport for almost all of our flights, both business and pleasure, as this saves us time and is very convenient. In fact, our 22-month-old son has flown 24 segments with us in his ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)