Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 18-22

Thursday, September 14, 2017
MON/18 Ribbon Cutting for Super Juices, LLC
10-10:30 a.m.
Super Juices, LLC: 735 Broad St.
 
TUES/19 Young Professionals Meetup
7:30-9 a.m.
Peet's Coffee: 819 Chestnut St.
 
TUES/19 Ground Breaking for Erlanger Health System (East)
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Erlanger Health System (East location): 1635 Gunbarrel Rd.
 
TUES/19 Facebook Advertising Workshop 101
10:30 a.m. - Noon 
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St.
, Ste. 161 
Learn how to target your ads, who your customer is and about fine-tuning your page info.
Required: Active Facebook business page and laptop 
Seating limited; participants will be screened to ensure participant expectations are met.¬ If you need help establishing a page or need a laptop, contact BrightBridge 3 days in advance.
Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/fbAds9-19/
 
TUE/19 Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting
Noon-1 p.m.
Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger North
Speaker: Mayor John Roberts
$10
 
TUES/19 Etsy 101 Workshop
5:30-7:30 p.m.
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
Learn the basics of listing items on Etsy and learn to optimize your Etsy SEO with tools like Marmalead and creative keyword research.
Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/etsy101/
 
WED/20 SouthSide Chamber Council Community Coffee
8-9a.m.
Bees on a Bicycle: 1909 Market St.
 
WED/20 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.
Speaker: Dr. Bryan Johnson
Free
 
WED/20 Hixson Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.
Speaker: Dr. Bryan Johnson
$10
 
THUR/21 North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.
Speaker: Catherine Ventura, Chattanooga Career Solutions, speaks on millennial hiring and work ethic standards. 
$10
 
THUR/21 2017 Chattanooga Chamber Open House
4-8 p.m.
Chattanooga Chamber: 811 Broad St.
Whether you're a new member, an old friend, or a future Chamber member, we'd love to see you. Come meet our Chamber staff from 4-5 p.m. then join us for After Hours from 5-8.
 
THUR/21 BYOB: Build Your Own Business Plan
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
Participants learn the components of a business plan and draft their unique outline including an outline of company description, market research, product/service line and marketing and sales strategies. Financial projections will also be discussed.
Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/byob9-21/
 
FRI/22 Reality Check at Central High School
7:30-11 a.m.
Central High School: 5728 Highway 58
Reality Check teaches ninth graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as heads of household. Community volunteers are needed to assist with this event. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com.
 
FRI/22 Ribbon Cutting for EPB of Chattanooga
10-10:30 a.m.
EPB of Chattanooga: 110 N Greenwood Ave.
 
FRI/22 Ribbon Cutting for Tim Short Mazda
Noon-12:30 p.m.
Tim Short Mazda: 6015 International Dr.



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