Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 14-18

Thursday, August 10, 2017
8/15 Red Bank Council Meeting
Noon – 1 p.m.
Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Drive
Join the Chamber’s Red Bank Council for their monthly meeting. 
8/16 SouthSide Community Coffee
8 – 9 a.m.
The Spot: 1800 E Main St.
Join the Chamber’s SouthSide Council for coffee and networking. 
This event is free.
8/16 Ooltewah/Collegedale Council Meeting
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.

Speaker: TDOT
This event is free. 
8/16 Facebook Advertising Workshop 101
10:30 a.m. – noon 
BrightBridge: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
Learn how to target your ads, find who your customer is and fine tune your page info.
This workshop is developed and delivered by an e-commerce seller, not a Facebook employee. As such, the views or opinions expressed are those of the instructor.
Speaker: Emily Pilkington with BrightBridge Women’s Business Center
Required materials: Active Facebook Business Page and laptop computer (available upon request with notice)
To reserve your free seat visit
8/16 Hixson Council Meeting
11:45 – 1 p.m.
North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.
Topic: Speed Networking
Join the Chamber’s Hixson Council for their monthly meeting. 
8/17 Legal Basics for New Business Owners
11 a.m. – noon 
BrightBridge: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
The training will provide an overview of legal information that a new business needs to know regarding operating in the State of TN.  
Topics include: Business documents and business silences needed to open your business; information about leases, contracts, insurance and registration with TN Department of Revenue.
Speaker: Whitney Standefer, Staff Attorney, We Mean Business Program, Legal Aid of East Tennessee and 
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8/17 Ribbon Cutting for BMC Office Technology
1 – 1:30 p.m.
BMC Office Technology: 4505 Brainerd Rd.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting at BMC Office Technology.
8/17 LCAA Reception
5 – 7 p.m.
Bessie Smith Cultural Center:  M.L. King Boulevard
Join the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association in welcoming the 2017-2018 Leadership Chattanooga Class at a reception in their honor.
Light hors d’oeurve’s and complimentary beverages provided.
8/17 North Hamilton County Council Meeting
11:45 – 1 p.m.
Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.
Join the Chamber’s North Hamilton Council for their monthly meeting.
Speaker: Outdoor Chattanooga
8/17 Business After Hours Co-Sponsored by The Daily Ration & Money Pages
5 – 7 p.m.
The Daily Ration: 1220 Dartmouth St.
Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for
networking and refreshments. In August, Business After Hours is Co-Sponsored by The Daily Ration & Money Pages.
Visit to RSVP for this free event. 
8/17 Becoming a Target Customer Magnet
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
BrightBridge: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161
If you are marketing to everyone, you are marketing to no one! Learn how to identify and cater to your target market.
Speaker: Linda Murray Bullard, LSMB Business Solutions and BrightBridge Women’s Business Center 
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Walker County Business Conference Sponsored By SouthCrest Bank Will Be Held Sept. 26

The Walker County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Walker County Civic Center. The keynote speaker is Vincent Phipps, an award-winning international speaker, author, trainer, and CEO of Communication VIP Training and Coaching. “Amplify Your Attitude!” combines what Mr. Phipps calls the ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 21-25

MON/21 Ribbon Cutting for Chicken Salad Chick 10-10:30 a.m. Chicken Salad Chick: 975 E. 3rd St., Ste. 122   TUES/22 YPAC Meetup 7:30-9 a.m. + coffee: 818 Georgia Ave., Ste. 102 Whether you take your coffee hot or cold, you can do it with the best of company.  YP is kicking off a monthly coffee meet-up for YP members only. YP Meet Ups are open to current YPC ... (click for more)

City Seeks To Be Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

Judy Kay Peer, 69, Killed When Train Hits Her Car At Hamill Road Crossing In Hixson

Judy Kay Peer, 69, was killed on Friday night when a train struck her car in Hixson on Friday night. Ms. Peer, a Hixson resident, was driving a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Police said she  was traveling west on Hamill Road and had stopped at the railroad crossing. The gates were extended with flashing lights and a sounding bell. A train that was traveling northbound on ... (click for more)

Mayor Invites Civil War II - And Response (8)

I just received an email from the Mayor stating that he filed paperwork to remove the city of Chattanooga as the trustee for the Confederate Cemetery on Third Street. I understand the Mayor's intent was to distance the city from it's racist past and subsequent hate, but I feel like this is an interesting move without much thought of the consequences. The Mayor prefaced his ... (click for more)

Confronting Racism In Public Education

Like most Americans, we have been bothered by the news in recent days. And as we have struggled to understand the racial issues that continue to confront our nation, we are left to ponder the issue even more within the context of public education.  The vast majority of Americans know that racism is wrong. It is one of the few issues on which almost everyone can agree. We ... (click for more)