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)
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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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Roy Exum: It’s All About People

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