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.

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Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Roy Exum: Kids Are Still Funny

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