Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 28-Sept. 1

Friday, August 25, 2017

MON/28 QuickBooks Online: Course 2 - Payroll & How to Pay Yourself ($125)

9 a.m. – Noon

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you know how tricky it is to determine whether you’ve made enough money to pay yourself, much less anyone else. This is an intermediate-to-advanced level QuickBooks Online class.  Bring your laptop and questions.

Speaker: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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TUES/29 Cómo crear una página de negocios en Facebook

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Cocoa Cola Bottling Company United: 2111 W Shepherd Rd. 37421

Venga y aprenda sobre las herramientas para crear y administrar una página de Facebook comercial para su negocio, consejos de seguridad para manejar en redes sociales y mucho más.

Se necesita tener una computadora, si no tiene una, escribanos y con gusto trataremos de conseguirle una para el taller. DESAYUNO DE NEGOCIOS GRATUITO

Presented by BrightBridge Women’s Business Center. Reserve your free seat


TUES/29 Financing Your Business the SBA Way

8:30-9:30 a.m.

BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 37402

Training will cover which loan program meets specific entrepreneurial needs. The session begins with the 5 C’s of credit including character, cash flow, collateral, capitalization and conditions. It then transitions to an overview of SBA’s loan programs. Whether you are an existing entrepreneur or have given thought to starting a business, this seminar will put you ahead of the game in government guaranteed lending.

Led by Jacqueline Merritt, United States Small Business Administration.

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TUES/29 Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Contracting Rule

10:30 a.m. - Noon

BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 37402

Key session topics include: Overview of the WOSB Program, WOSB Program Repository, Eligibility Requirements, Government Contracting Opportunities.

Led by Jacqueline Merritt, United States Small Business Administration.

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TUES/29 HR Overview

2-5 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Every small business owner hopes to grow the company to the point that others  -- independent contractors, interns, part- or full-time employees – will be  needed in order to fully prosper. But with increasing commitments comes an increasing range of legal obligations and risks. In this program, we will explore the primary human resource challenges faced by growing small businesses and offer practical suggestions on how to successfully address them. Speaker: Attorney Dan Gilmore, Founder of Squire Strategies.

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WED/30 What Your Business Needs To Know About Commercial Real Estate

11:00 a.m. – Noon

BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 37402

How do I find what locations are available? Do I lease or purchase? If I lease, what items need to be included in my commercial lease? Am I allowed to make renovations? Who pays for the renovation? What do I need to know about purchasing commercial real estate? These and other questions will be addressed.

Led by Christi Doll, Broker/Owner at Premier Property Group Inc.

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WED/30 Instagram Marketing Strategies ($25) - Intermediate

3:30–5 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Over 80 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day.  Discover how to find your customers and grow your followers on Instagram utilizing hashtags and locations, engaging with influencers, content strategy tips, pre-scheduling posts and advertising.

Speaker: Lisa Brown, CEO of 3E Social.

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THUR/31 Alternative Health Plans for Small Employers

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Large employers have many alternatives available to them for the financing and design of their employee benefit plans, which allow them to more effectively control their health plan costs. However, small employers have historically been limited to fully insured plans, limited plan design options and no real opportunity to control premium costs. By simply changing the manner in which you finance the cost, you can regain control of your health plan costs and maximize the opportunity for future savings. Join First Citizens Bank and OneDigital Health & Benefits to learn more about this alternate approach to your health insurance needs.

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FRI/1 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.



Alexander: Supreme Court Decision On State And Local Sales Taxes A Big Boost for Main Street Businesses, Local Governments

Senator Lamar Alexander today told the nation’s county leaders that a recent Supreme Court decision allowing states to collect state and local sales taxes from out-of-state sellers will be “a big boost for Main Street businesses and local governments.”    “Main Streets across America are under pressure. One reason is that the federal government has prevented state ... (click for more)

New MY SALON Suite Location Set To Open In Chattanooga

MY SALON Suite, an upscale salon suite franchise, announced on Thursday the opening of a new location in the Chattanooga market. Conveniently located at the intersection of Lee Highway and McCutcheon Road (7053 Lee Highway Road) in Chattanooga, the new MY SALON Suite location includes a collection of private, spacious suites for a variety of health and beauty professionals, ... (click for more)

5 People Shot On Cowart Street Early Sunday Morning

Five people were shot on Cowart Street early Sunday morning.   At approximately 2:55 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the area of 1400 Cowart Street on reports of multiple people shot. The shooting was near Coyote Jack's where one person was killed and another injured in a shooting in December 2017.   Upon arrival, police found several ... (click for more)

Body Of Robert Townsend, 60, Found In Dumpster On Laura Street

The body of Robert Townsend, 60, was found on Friday in a dumpster on Laura Street.   At approximately  11:19 a.m. , Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a deceased party in the 2500 block of Laura Street. Upon arrival, officers located the body inside the bin.     Violent Crimes Bureau responded to the scene. The decedent was transported to the ... (click for more)

Remembering Barry Parker

The news came like a thunderclap, jolting and unexpected…followed by that painful silence awaiting a clash of lightning and the dreadfully long hours of solemn rain. “Did you hear that Barry passed away,” read the message from our mutual friend John Wilson. Not “Barry Parker,” but just “Barry.” John could have sent that message to hundreds of people and they would have instantly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

(Roy Exum took a fall, on his newly-operated knee on Friday, and will be out for a few days. This is one of his Saturday Funnies from a few months ago.) It is purported that “The Letter from The Sick Bed” came from the hand of Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, and while I can find no evidence this is true, its message is one we should never ignore in this week’s version of “The Saturday ... (click for more)