Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Jan. 15-19

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jan. 16: Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting

Noon to 1 p.m.

Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr.

Speaker: Chris Sislo, HHM



Jan. 17 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.

Speaker: Tracy Hobek, Collegedale Parks & Recreation


Jan. 17 Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Higher Education Panel



Jan. 18 Reality Check at Red Bank High School

7:30 to 11 a.m.

Red Bank High School: 640 Morrison Springs Rd.

Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as heads of household providing a on a budget. 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


Jan. 18 North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.   

Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.

Speaker: Choices Wellness Center



Jan. 18 Find Your Funding- Complimentary

1:30 – 3 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Parking available across the street in the Republic pay parking lot.)

Explore your 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 business startups.

Speakers: Jackie Merritt, SBA & Lynn Chesnutt, TSBDC



Jan. 18 Chamber Business After Hours Sponsored by Mellow Mushroom

5 to 7 p.m.

Mellow Mushroom: 205 Broad St.

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in January is sponsored by Mellow Mushroom.



Jan. 18 Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association Annual Meeting

5 – 7:30 p.m.

Turnbull Building: 1401 Fort St.

Enjoy complimentary hors doeuvres and beer and wine. This is sure to be a fun evening with LC graduates from 30+ classes.


Enrollment Period Announced For Monthly Payment Program For Bradley County Property Taxes

Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith has announced the enrollment periods for the 12-month payment program for property taxes. The program for the 2019 property taxes will have the first payment due on March 15, 2019. Enrollment for the monthly payment program is currently open through Dec 7. An additional enrollment period will be from Jan. 3, 2019, through Feb. 8, 2019. ... (click for more)

Tennessee September Revenues Exceeded Budgeted Estimates

Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for September. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin Thursday reported that overall September revenues were $1.4 billion, which is $63.4 million more than September of last year and $53.3 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for September was 4.66 percent. "September sales tax receipts continue ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Investigating Shooting That Victim Says Happened A Week Ago

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on Friday evening after a person arrived with a gunshot wound.   The injured man told police he was shot on Thursday, Oct. 11. He said he was shot while on the dance floor of a club somewhere along Brainerd Road.   If you have any information about the incident, call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. You ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

The reviews are good after we initiated “The Funny Video of the Week” but today let me take the liberty of sharing an oldie that I consider the funniest of all time. Please be aware the principals are speaking Polish, which you also need to know makes not a bit of difference. I have watched “The Polish Spoon Trick” at least 50 times because every time I watch the video it makes ... (click for more)