Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 7-11

Friday, August 4, 2017
TUESDAY, AUG. 8

Hixson Community Coffee
8:00-9:00 a.m.
Donald Kane, State Farm: 5506 Hwy. 153
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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

midTown Council Meeting
11:45-1:00 p.m.
Family Justice Center: 5705 Uptain Rd
Meeting cost $10.
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THURSDAY, AUG. 10

Southside Council Meeting
12:00-1:00 p.m.
green|spaces: 63 E Main Street
Speaker: Dr. Mounir Minkara
Topic: East Lake Park Makeover
Meetings cost $10
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FRIDAY, AUG. 11

East Brainerd Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Bright Star Care: 6016B Shallowford Rd #1300
Join our East Brainerd Council for their monthly coffee on the second Friday of every month.

Ribbon Cutting for Open Arms Care
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Open Arms Care: 7817 Gamble Rd, 37336
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Open Arms Care

Ribbon Cutting for Palmetto Place Apartments
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Palmetto Place Apartments: 910 E 8th St, 37403
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Palmetto Place Apartments
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Entrepreneurial Alliance Events
MONDAY, AUGUST 7

NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping? 10 Mistakes to Avoid
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Renaissance paid parking lot)
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                 
Register: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360189
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TUESDAY, AUG. 8

Etsy SEO Workshop
10:30-12 noon 
Learn to optimize your Etsy SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with tools like Marmalead and creative keyword research. During this class, Rachel will share how she increased her Etsy shop revenue by 800% in one year using keyword strategies. Other topics include: Streamline your listing process ? Thinking outside the box with research keywords ? Overview of Marmalead ? Creating Marmalead account and connect it to your Etsy store.It is preferable that attendees either have an Etsy shop, or have a product they are considering selling on Etsy, and that they are at least familiar with the process of setting up listings on Etsy. Computers aren't required, but are welcome.Rachel Bode Tucker, Indigo Tangerine and BrightBridge Women's Business Center 
Located at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161, Chattanooga, TN  37402
No charge. To reserve your seat visit: https://www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/etsy/ 

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

Create a Facebook Business Page
11-12 noon 
When you leave class, you will have a Facebook business page created.
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 3 days in advance)
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.
Emily Pilkington with BrightBridge Women's Business Center
Located at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161, Chattanooga, TN  37402
No charge. To reserve your seat visit: https://www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/createFB8-9/ 

China Business Experts Roundtable
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Renaissance paid parking lot)
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
Tickets: $25 for TN-China Network (discount code was emailed) or Georgia China Alliance members; $35 for non-members
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: http://tnchinanetwork.org/event/china-business-experts-roundtable/

Facebook Marketing Strategies ($25)- Intermediate
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Renaissance paid parking lot)
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
Register: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360229
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THURSDAY, AUG. 10

Small Business Orientation- Complimentary Morning Course
11:30 am - 1:00 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Renaissance paid parking lot)
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as 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.
Register: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360137

Small Business Orientation- Complimentary Evening Course
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Renaissance paid parking lot)
This seminar will address key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics such as 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.
Register: https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360166
 
BYOB: Build Your Own Business Plan
5:30-8:30 p.m .
The goal of this training is for each participant to learn the components of a business plan. Then they will use this knowledge to draft their 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.
Linda Murray Bullard, LSMB Business Solutions and BrightBridge Women's Business Center
Located at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161, Chattanooga, TN  37402
No charge. To reserve your seat visit: https://www.brightbridgewbc.org/event/byob-8-10/
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