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/



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