Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 12-15

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
TUES/12 Hixson Chamber Council Community Coffee
8-9 a.m.
Neck and Back Pain Relief Sharing: 4841-D Hixson Pike
 
TUES/12 SCORE: Annual Free Small Business Workshop
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Brainerd Crossroads BX: 4011 Austin St.
SCORE and other workshop partner organizations provide assistance and tools to help you on your path to business ownership, improving your business processes or helping your business grow.
 
WED/13 midTown Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.
m. - 1 p.m.
Family Justice Center: 5705 Uptain Rd. 
$10
 
THUR/14 YPAC After Hours
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Daily Ration: 1220 Dartmouth St.
 
THUR/14 2017 College & Career Fair Day 1
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chattanooga State Community College: 4501 Amnicola Highway
The College & Career Fair is a two-day event that gives 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to network with college representatives and members of the business community. Vendors participate with booths and sharing information about higher education and career opportunities. Booth & rentals cost $200; lunch for both days is included.
 
THUR/14 Small Business Orientation: Complimentary Morning Course
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
This seminar will address key topics related to starting a business, 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 packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within state and federal regulations. Register at clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360141.
 
THUR/14 Southside Chamber Council Meeting
Noon-1 p.m.
green|spaces: 63 E Main St.
$12
 
THUR/14 Find your Funding, Complimentary
1:30–3 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
Explore funding opportunities that range from traditional loans to bootstrapping, crowd funding and angel and venture capital funding. A representative from SBA and TSBDC will discuss the variety of options, including the SBA 504, SBA 7a and others for small businesses.
Speakers: Jackie Merritt, SBA & Ira Weiss, Weiss Associates Business Advisory group
Register at clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360180
 
THUR/14 Ribbon Cutting for Hawthorne at the Summit
5 p.m.
Hawthorne at the Summit: 8602 Summit Peak Way
 
THUR/14 Small Business Orientation: Complimentary Evening Course
5:30-7 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
This seminar will address key topics related to starting a business, 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 packet containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within state and federal regulations. Register at clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360169.
 
FRI/15 2017 College & Career Fair Day 2
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chattanooga State Community College: 4501 Amnicola Highway
The College & Career Fair is a two-day event that gives 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to network with college representatives and members of the business community. Vendors participate with booths and sharing information about higher education and career opportunities. Booth & rentals cost $200; lunch for both days is included.
 
FRI/15 Advanced Marketing/SEO ($40) Advanced Seminar
3:30–5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
Deep dive into all things SEO. Learn Google SEO requirements and organic and paid SEO strategies across top digital assets. Gain insightful takeaways to move your SEO from basic to booming.  Prerequisites: Must have a website that has been LIVE for at least 3-6 months, Google Anlaytics setup on your website, mobile-friendly website, "Google Your Business" setup, at least 2 active social media channels for your business, and Wordpress or Squarespace website CMS. 
Speaker: Casey Knox
Register: clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30370009.
Payment link: secure.touchnet.net/C20043_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=58



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