Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 7-11

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Aug. 7-11:

Aug. 7- NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping? 10 Mistakes to Avoid
Noon – 1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or considering starting your own business? It’s important to keep your finances tidy. 
Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more. Bring your questions! This course is part of our Complimentary Entry Level seminars.
Speaker: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
To register for this free event, visit clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360189

Aug. 8 Hixson Community Coffee
8–9 a.m.
Office of Donald Kane, State Farm: 5506 Hwy. 153
Join the Chamber’s Hixson Council for networking and coffee.
This event is free. 

Aug. 8 Etsy SEO Workshop
10:30 a.m.–noon
BrightBridge: 535 Chestnut Street, Ste. 161
Learn to optimize your Etsy SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with tools like Marmalead and creative keyword research.  Topics include: Streamline your listing process; thinking outside the box with research keywords; overview of Marmalead; creating Marmalead account, and connecting it to your Etsy store.  Computers and familiarity with Etsy aren’t required, but are encouraged.
Speaker: Rachel Bode Tucker, Indigo Tangerine and BrightBridge Women’s Business Center
To reserve your free seat visit: www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/etsy/

Aug. 9 Create a Facebook Business Page
11 a.m.–noon
Brightbridge: 535 Chestnut Street, Ste. 161
Training will cover the basics of a creating a Facebook business page.  Required: laptop computer and personal Facebook page. (If you need a laptop let us know at least three days in advance). 
Speaker: Emily Pilkington with BrightBridge Women’s Business Center
This is a workshop developed and delivered by an e-commerce seller; not a Facebook employee. As such the views or opinions expressed are those of the instructor. To reserve your free seat visit: www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/createFB8-9/

Aug. 9- China Business Experts Roundtable
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
At our China Business Experts Roundtable, China business experts from Tennessee, Georgia and China will be on hand to answer your questions and share their experiences in a casual environment. Our experts include:
- Steven Gu, Director of US China Business Advisory Services at PYA
- Lei Fang, Partner at Jin & Fang law firm
- Jim Ebel, CEO of CenterBrain Partners brand consultancy
- Evian Qiu, Global Operations Associate at CenterBrain Partners
- Jenny Li, Sourcing Consultant at AsiaSource Company
- Raymond Liu, International Business Development Specialist at McKee Foods
Thank you to our event partner and event sponsors Tennessee Small Business Development Center, PYA, and the City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs, for helping make this event possible.  Register on the TN China Network’s website: tnchinanetwork.org/event/china-business-experts-roundtable/
$25 - $35
 
Aug. 9 midTown Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
Family Justice Center: 5705 Uptain Road
Join the midTown Chamber Council for its monthly meeting.
$10. 

Aug. 9- Facebook Marketing Strategies ($25)- Intermediate
3:30–5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
You have a Facebook page for your business, now what? Discover Facebook best practices including content strategy tips, increasing website traffic, understanding analytics, and an overview of Facebook’s Business Manager, Ad Manager and Power Editor tools.
Speaker: Lisa Brown, CEO of 3E Social
To register, visit clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360229
$25
 
Aug. 10- Small Business Orientation- Complimentary Morning Course
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business.
Topics include: business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC.
Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations. 
To register for this free event, visit clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360137
 
Aug. 10 Southside Council Meeting
Noon–1 p.m.
green|spaces: 63 E Main St.
Speaker: Dr. Mounir Minkara
Topic: East Lake Park Makeover
$10 

Aug. 10- Small Business Orientation- Complimentary Evening Course
5:30–7 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business.
Topics include: business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC.
Participants receive a Start Up packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.
To register for this free event, visit clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360166
 
Aug. 10 BYOB: Build Your Own Business Plan
5:30–8:30 p.m
Brightbridge: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161
Learn the components of a business plan, then use this knowledge to draft a unique business plan outline. This will include an outline of company description, market research, product/service line and marketing and sales strategies. Financial projections will also be discussed.
Speaker: Linda Murray Bullard, LSMB Business Solutions and BrightBridge Women’s Business Center
To reserve your free seat visit www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/byob-8-10/
 
Aug. 11 East Brainerd Council Coffee
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Bright Star Care: 6016B Shallowford Rd #1300
Join the Chamber’s East Brainerd Council for their monthly coffee on the second Friday of every month.  
This event is free. 

Aug. 11 Ribbon Cutting for Open Arms Care
10–10:30 a.m.
Open Arms Care: 7817 Gamble Rd.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Open Arms Care 

Aug. 11  Ribbon Cutting for Palmetto Place Apartments
4–4:30 p.m.
Palmetto Place Apartments: 910 E 8th St.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Palmetto Place Apartments
 



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