Chattanooga Chamber Presents Business Calendar For April 24-28

Friday, April 21, 2017

MON/24 Ribbon Cutting for Oracle Wealth Management

10-10:30 a.m.

Oracle Wealth Management: 6111 Shallowford Rd, Ste 101

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting at Oracle Wealth Management.

 

TUES/25 LCAA AM Regathering

7:30-9 a.m.

The Camp House: 149 East ML King Boulevard

Free.

 

TUES/25  Financing Your Business The SBA Way

8:30-9:30 a.m.

BrightBridge: 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161

Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt, United States Small Business Administration and BrightBridge Women’s Business Center 
Training will include: The 5c’s of credit, an overview of SBA loan programs and what loan will best suite your business needs.

To reserve your free seat visit: http://www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/financing4-25/

 

TUES/25  Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Government Contracting Workshop

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

BrightBridge: 535 Chestnutt St., Suite 161

Key session topics include:

?Overview of the WOSB Program

? WOSB Program Repository

Eligibility Requirements

? Government Contracting Opportunities

Speaker: Jacqueline Merritt, United States Small Business Administration and BrightBridge Women’s Business Center

To reserve your free seat visit: http://www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/wosb4-25/

 

TUES/25 East Brainerd Council Meeting

11:30-1 p.m.

Speaker: Chattanooga Zoo

$12.

 

TUES/25 Ooltewah Collegedale Monthly Mixer

5-7 p.m.

Puléo's Grille: 6108 Artesian Cir

Join the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council for their monthly mixer at Puleo's Grille, held on the 4th Tuesday of every month.

There will be complimentary light appetizers as well as drink specials.

Free.

 

WED/26 Reality Check - Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences(CSAS)

10-12:15 p.m.

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences: 865 East Third St.

Reality Check teaches budgeting to 9th graders 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.

Community volunteers are needed.

To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, please contact

Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com.

 

THUR/27  Government Contracting: Managing the Maze to Get the Contract

9:30-12 p.m.

BrightBridge: 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161

Paul Middlebrooks, University of TN Procurement Technical Assistance Center & BrightBridge Women’s Business Center

Are you ready for government contracting? How to sell your products and services to federal, state and/or local governments. How to register in proper databases for consideration to government contracting.

No charge. To reserve your seat visit: http://www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/contracting/

 

THUR/27 Groundbreaking for Eagle Bluff Woods

10-10:30 a.m.

Eagle Bluff Woods: 7216 River Run Rd, 37416

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a groundbreaking event for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Brokers at Eagle Bluff Woods.

 

THUR/27 – Small Business Orientation- Morning Course

11:30-1 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Register for this free morning course at: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360130

 

THUR/27- Pick the Brain of a CPA – Complimentary

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Business Owners, let the CPA know your area of interest and become informed through this Q & A opportunity! Accounting topics to potentially be covered:

Financial literacy: What do the numbers mean?

Record keeping basics: How do you keep up with the money?

Business planning basics.

Register for free at: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360195

 

THUR/27 Enterprise Gateway BOOST Summit

11-1:30 p.m.

Bessie Smith Cultural Center: 200 E MLK Blvd

Topic: The Impact of Arts and Education on the Local Economy

Moderator: Kim White, River City Company

Panelists:

Rodney VanValkenburg, Arts Build

Jill LeVine, HCDE

Maura Sullivan, City of Chattanooga

Dr. Steve Angle, UTC

Free.

 

THUR/27 Small Business Orientation- Evening Course

5:30-7 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Register for the free evening course at: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360159

 

FRI/28 International Business Council Meeting

8-9:30 p.m.

Elliott Davis Decosimo: 629 Market St. #100

Join the International Business Council for their monthly meeting!

Speaker: Kay Biscopink

Topic: International Taxation

 

FRI/28 International Trade Finance Workshop

9-11:30 am

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Parking across the street in the republic parking lot)

This workshop will help you:

Identify international payment transaction risk

Explain how you can obtain protection against the risk of foreign buyer non-payment

Demonstrate how you can enter new markets by extending credit to foreign buyers

Explore how as an exporter, you can access working capital to increase your international sales

Speakers: SBDC & EXIM Bank

Register for free at: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30370026

 

FRI/28 YPAC Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  

Waterhouse Pavilion: 850 Market St.

Register for free at: http://ypchattanooga.org/event/2482254/



Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For Oct. 23-27

TUES/24 East Brainerd Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Car Barn:  6721 Heritage Business Court Speaker: Steven Wagner, Erlanger Children's Hospital $12.   TUES/24 Grand Re-Opening of Food City 5 - 5:30 p.m. Food City:  7804 E. Brainerd Rd .   THUR/26 Reality Check - East Ridge High School ... (click for more)

Brainerd Road Food City To Reopen Wednesday

Shelves are stocked in preparation of the Wednesday reopening of the East Brainerd Road Food City.  The 48,000+ square foot supermarket has undergone an expansion and remodel over the past several months.      “The Chattanooga area residents have certainly been supportive of our company and we’re extremely excited to provide our loyal customers with this new, ... (click for more)

Shaw Industries To Invest $42 Million At Decatur, Tn., Plant

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Shaw Industries Group, Inc. officials announced Friday that the floor products manufacturer will invest $42 million to upgrade its yarn facility in Decatur. Shaw plans create 75 new jobs in Meigs County as part of the investment. “I’d like to thank Shaw for its continued ... (click for more)

$125 Million County School Building Plan Includes Shifting CSLA To Tyner Middle; Combining Tyner High/Middle; New Harrison Elementary, New East Hamilton Middle

Hamilton County School officials on Thursday unveiled a $125 million building plan that includes moving the Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts to the current Tyner Middle School, which will undergo a major renovation. Tyner Middle will move across the street into Tyner High School. Both Tyner buildings have been under-utilized for a number of years. There will also be ... (click for more)

Managed Hunting Is Necessary In Maintaining A Stable Deer Population - And Response

I enjoy seeing the whitetail deer that we have in so many areas here in East Tennessee, but here in Hamilton County we have been approaching the maximum habitat sustainability in some places including the Enterprise South area. I make this statement due to the fact that I have seen up to 20 deer driving around in Hixson in one evening during the summer. I believe that TWRA is doing ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: At Last! New Schools

In this me-me-me-only-me world of today, we-we-we-finally got a thrilling $125 million facility plan for the Hamilton County Department of Education on Thursday night. The School Board unanimously approved a well-thought-out “first Band-Aid” that will provide a new elementary school in Harrison, middle schools in East Hamilton and Howard, and a quite-satisfactory answer to move ... (click for more)