Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 5-8

Friday, September 1, 2017
TUES/5 Member Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Member Orientation: 811 Broad St.
Join us to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber. Light breakfast is served. Please RSVP to Ann Riley,
TUES/5 North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Speaker: Megan King, Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association
WED/6 AM Networking sponsored by Mike Collins & Associates
8-9 a.
Mike Collins & Associates: 6048 Century Oaks Dr.
Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and hot coffee. AM Networking this month sponsored by Mike Collins & Associates. 
THUR/7 Downtown Chamber Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall: 200 E M L King Blvd.
Speaker: Police Chief David Roddy
THUR/7 Ribbon Cutting for Nothing Bundt Cakes
9:30-10 a.m.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: 2321 Lifestyle Way, Ste. 104
THUR/7 East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Lakweshia Ewing
THUR/7 Create a Facebook Business Page
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
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 call at least 3 days in advance).
This is a workshop developed and delivered by an e-commerce seller; not a Facebook employee. 
Reserve your free seat at
THUR/7 BYOB: Build Your Own Business Plan
5:30-8:30 p.m.
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
The goal of this training is for each participant to learn the components of a business plan and using 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
Reserve your free seat at 
FRI/8 East Brainerd Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
MainStay Suites: 7030 Amin Dr.
FRI/8 Ribbon Cutting for Super Juices, LLC
10-10:30 a.m.
Super Juices: LLC: 735 Broad St.
FRI/8 LCAA Lunch & Learn
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Heath Eslinger, UTC's head wrestling coach, leads this seminar. He speaks around the country, and his 2015 session with us was a sellout, so get your seats early. $10 for LCAA members / $15 for non-members 
Seating limited; lunch included.

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