Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Oct. 2-6

Friday, September 29, 2017
TUES/3 Member Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Chattanooga Chamber: 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/3 North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
WED/4 AM Networking sponsored by Life Care of East Ridge
8-9 a.m.
Life Care Center of East Ridge: 1502 McDonald Rd.

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 Life Care of East Ridge. 
WED/4 Social Media 101- Get your “know how” before StartUp Week!
3:30–5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar on how to utilize social media for your business: a brief overview of various social media platforms, their respective audiences and posting best practices on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more. 
Register for this free event at
WED/4 Ribbon Cutting for Bees on a Bicycle
4:45-5:15 p.m.
Bees on a Bicycle: 1909 Market St.
THUR/5 Downtown Chamber Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall : 200 E M L King Blvd.
Topic: Diversity + Inclusion in the Workplace
Natalie Rothwell, Licensed Master Social Worker at the AIM Center, Inc.
Kathy White, Coordinator for Employment Services at Signal Centers
Debbie Roth, Executive Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
Dr. Michelle Rigler, MoSAIC Director at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga
THUR/5 East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Carol Hunter
THUR/5 Ribbon Cutting for Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security
4:30-5 p.m.
Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security: 2401 Vance Ave.
THUR/5 Southside Chamber Council After Hours Networking
5-7 p.m.
Southern Honda Powersports: 1394 Workman Rd.
FRI/6 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.
FRI/6 Ribbon Cutting for The Tinker Fairies' Cottage
10-10:30 a.m.
The Tinker Fairies' Cottage: 9214 Railroad Ave.

TBI Releases Annual Statewide Crime Study, Revealing Increases Across Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2017 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report on Friday, revealing a slight overall increase in reported instances of crime in the most recent reporting year. The annual study compiles data reported from each law enforcement agency in the state through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). The TBI’s sophisticated crime ... (click for more)

Reliance Partners Announces New V.P. Of Risk Services, John Seidl

Reliance Partners announced the addition of John Seidl as V.P. of Risk Services. Mr. Seidl is recognized as a leading expert in DOT commercial transportation compliance.   As a former Wisconsin State Motor Carrier Trooper and FMCSA investigator with more than 20 years of experience in risk services, Mr. Seidl is well-versed in the transportation insurance space. He ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

A person was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said the person who died frequently had flown out of the Collegedale Airport. The FAA and NTSB are investigating ... (click for more)

$26.2 Million Grant Awarded For Bradley County Veterans Home

A $26.2 million U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Veterans Home Grant has been awarded for the construction of the future Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home. “Today is a monumental day for the veterans of East Tennessee, and I am thrilled that they have finally received the long overdue grant funding for the Bradley County Tennessee State Veterans Home," said ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

All of us who marvel at the sound of bagpipes at a funeral realize the majesty that people like piper Scottie Maclellan can lend to any “homecoming” and for years there has been a wonderful tale out of Nova Scotia that leads this week’s parade of The  Saturday  Funnies. Mind you, I do not write these stories, as many who have followed man’s laughter down through the ... (click for more)