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.

Miller & Martin Attorney Doug Johnson Elected President Of U.S. Section Of FICPI

Miller & Martin announced Douglas Johnson, Of Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property group, was elected president of the U.S. Section of the Fedération Internationalé des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle. His term will run through June 2020. Mr. Johnson is assuming the duties from President Andrew D. Meikle of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, whose term ends ... (click for more)

Advance Financial Adds Tenth Store In Chattanooga Area

Advance Financial continues its expansion with the opening of their 90th store in Kimball. Advance Financial’s mission is to expand its market presence to 100 storefronts in Tennessee with a digital footprint spanning 20 states by the end of 2018.  The new location for Advance Financial, at 725 Main St., is now open for business and will remain open 24/7 thereafter. Advance ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Teen Charged In 2016 Murder Of Marion County Toddler

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Chattanooga teenager, who is charged with the abuse and murder of a South Pittsburg toddler. At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on September 19, 2016, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the South Pittsburg Police Department ... (click for more)

Former County Mayor, Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey Dies

Former County Mayor and Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey has died after a recent illness. Mr. Ramsey held a number of top government posts after leaving his strawberry farm at Harrison and going into politics. He was a major factor in the development of the Enterprise South Industrial Park and landing Volkswagen as its main tenant. He served in the state legislature and was ... (click for more)

Remembering Claude Ramsey

Chattanooga and Hamilton County has lost one of the best men that has ever held any office anywhere at anytime. Claude Ramsey a simple man who believed anything could be accomplished if you worked hard and treated people good. I remember meeting Claude at age 20 after moving to the big city after growing up in rural Rhea County. I was working at Turner Funeral Home and Claude ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Participation Trophies

You may remember several years back when James Harrison, a linebacker for the Steelers at the time, came home to discover his two sons, who were then ages 8 and 6, had received “participation trophies” on a sports team. Harrison, who earned his way into the NFL (he was not drafted out of Kent State yet played in five Pro Bowls), promptly loaded his sons and the bogus trophies in ... (click for more)