Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Here are the Chattanooga Chamber events for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3: 

Monday, Oct. 30 - Ribbon Cutting for Hana Japanese Steak & Sushi
10:45 a.m.
Hana Japanese Steak & Sushi: 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. 

Wednesday, Nov. 1 - Networking sponsored by EPB
8-9 a.m.
EPB: 10 W Martin Luther King Blvd. 
Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and hot coffee. November's AM Networking will be sponsored by EPB. Click here to register. 

Wednesday, Nov. 1 Free Small Business Certification Workshop
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
INCubator – Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Learn the benefits and receive step-by-step instructions from the: U.S. Small Business Administration, TN Dept. of Transportation, Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, Women’s Business Enterprise Council South and City of Chattanooga. Bring an I-Pad or laptop to start your application. Register at­ 

Wednesday, Nov. 1 - LCAA Regathering and Fundraiser
5 p.m.
The Flying Squirrel, 55 Johnson St.
Join us on Nov. 1 for the Flying Squirrels’ non-profit night for LCAA.  A percentage of the night’s profits will be donated to LCAA to provide scholarships for the next Leadership Chattanooga class.  

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Downtown Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall: 200 E M L King Blvd.
Speaker: Dan Bowers, ArtsBuild
Topic: Economic Impact of the Arts

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Reality Check - STEM School
9:45-11:30 a.m.
STEM School: 4701 Amnicola Highway
Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to role-play as heads of household while trying to provide for their families on a set budget. To volunteer please contact 

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Ribbon Cutting for The Friesen Center
10 a.m.
The Friesen Center: 7030 Lee Highway, Ste 201, 37421 

Thursday, Nov. 2 - East Ridge Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Vincent Phipps

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Ribbon Cutting for Dillard Construction, Inc.
4:45-5:15 p.m.
Dillard Construction, Inc.: 1101 Broad St. 

Thursday, Nov. 2 -Ooltewah Collegedale Council After Hours
5-7 p.m.
Habitat Restore: 9408 Apison Pike 

Friday, Nov. 3 - Ribbon Cutting for Green’s Supply & Design
4:30 p.m.
Green’s Supply & Design: 436 Frazier Ave, 37421  

For the most up-to-date event information, visit 

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