Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 31-Aug. 4

Thursday, July 27, 2017
8/1 Member Orientation
8 – 9:30 a.m.
Member Orientation: 811 Broad St.
Join us to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber. Light breakfast is served.
Please RSVP to Anne McNutt,
8/1 2017 Chattanooga Business Opportunity Conference
9:30 a.m.  – 3 p.m.
UTC University Center: 742 East 5th St. 
Join the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for the 5th Annual Business Opportunity Conference for suppliers, contractors, manufacturers and service providers.
Learn why some firms consistently win contracts and how to improve your chances. Hear about upcoming bids and contract opportunities. Meet one-on-one with purchasing officials and construction managers. 
To learn more about this free event, visit 
8/1 North Chattanooga Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Join the Chamber for the North Chattanooga Council Meeting.
8/2 AM Networking sponsored by Dish T'Pass
8 – 9 a.m.
Dish T’Pass: 300 W 6th St.
Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of
100 business people together for networking and hot coffee. This month, AM Networking is sponsored by Dish T’Pass
To register for this event, click here.
8/2 International Business Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Elliott Davis Decosimo: 629 Market St. #100
Join the International Business Council for their monthly meeting!
Speaker: Saša Hasanbegovic
Program: Coming to America: The Story of Us
8/3 Downtown Council Meeting
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall: 200 E. M L King Blvd.
Networking and breakfast will take place from 7:30 – 8 a.m.
Program: School Budget Committee
8/3 East Ridge Council Meeting
11:45 – 1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Topic: Business Startups
Speaker: Amanda Jelks 
8/4 Ribbon Cutting for Deja Nu Thrift & Boutique
4 – 4:30 p.m.
Deja Nu Thrift & Boutique: 4784 Highway 58
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Deja Nu Thrift & Boutique.
8/4 Ooltewah/Collegedale Council Coffee
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.
Consider attending this monthly networking event in Ooltewah to catch up with the best business connections around.
This event is free.

Circadian Consulting, Barnett Jones Wilson Join INCubator Program

The INCubator in the Hamilton County Business Development Center is an "entrepreneurial sanctuary," providing space and support services for a range of up and coming businesses. With nearly 600 graduates in 30 years, and the ability to house up to 70 businesses at a time, the INCubator's businesses include those new on the scene, recent graduates launching into the local market ... (click for more)

Boyd Veal To Represent Town Of Signal Mountain On WWTA Board

Signal Mountain Town Manager Boyd Veal has been appointed by the Town Council to serve on the WWTA Board. He replaces Dick Gee who has moved outside of the town limits of Signal Mountain.   Mr. Veal has over 25 years of experience on Signal Mountain.  He began his career as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks to become chief of police in 2004.  He ... (click for more)

Mother Of 15-Year-Old Killed By His Father Said McElrath Had Been Acting "Manic"

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father said Michael McElrath had been acting "manic" in the days leading up to the tragic incident in Hixson on Aug. 18. Judge Alex McVeigh bound a charge of criminal homicide against McElrath, a former jail officer, to the Grand Jury. He is charged in the death of Dylan McElrath, who was a sophomore at Hixson High School. ... (click for more)

UT Board Considering Randy Boyd As Interim UT President

Randy Boyd, who was among the Republican finalists for the governor nomination, is being considered as interim president at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Joe DiPietro this week announced that Nov. 21 will be his last day on the job. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees are to meet next week and consider the Boyd appointment. Mr. Boyd, a UT alumnus, would ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (3)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Who Is This ‘New Voice’?

It’s easy for me to say that I either know, or know about, almost every person running in November for the state legislature. Yet when I describe Lemon Williams as the most exciting of the bunch, that’s because he's the only guy I had never heard of when he picked up his qualifying papers. He just turned out the best political aspirant I have had a conversation with in the last ... (click for more)