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.


Nominations Open For 2018 International Business Awards

The International Business Council (IBC) of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces the second annual IBC International Business Awards. These awards showcase the positive contributions international businesses make to the greater Chattanooga region. Any Chattanooga area businesses engaged in international trade (either products or services, importing or exporting) are ... (click for more)

Southside Creative Expands Its Marketing Services With 4 New Hires

Southside Creative, HHM CPAs’ affiliated marketing firm, has hired four new employees to provide for the expansion of key client services. New hires include Sarah Halloran, marketing director; Gray Gill, content strategist and writer; Jessica Blankenship, project manager and designer; and Sallie Tipton, marketing coordinator.  Ms. Halloran joins Southside Creative with experience ... (click for more)

Walker Sentenced To 4 Years In State Prison For Tragic Woodmore Bus Wreck

Johnthony Walker was sentenced to four years in state prison on Tuesday in connection with a school bus crash that claimed six lives and injured 22 other Woodmore Elementary students. Judge Don Poole declined to run any of the sentences consecutively, while finding that the 25-year- old Walker was not a "dangerous offender." Walker has already served almost a year of the sentence ... (click for more)

Pet Raccoon That Was Destroyed Did Not Have Rabies

A pet raccoon that was destroyed in order to test for rabies after biting a neighbor child did not have rabies, Chattanooga attorney Chris Jones. The family has been advised it can pick up the remains of Boomer at the Chattanooga Hamilton County Health Department. Attorney Jones, who specializes in wildlife cases, earlier argued there was no valid reason for health ... (click for more)

Set Up A Council On Love, Not A Council On Hate - And Response

In Mayor Berke's April 19 version of the Berke Bulletin, he announced plans to establish a Council on Hate and indicated a focus on tolerance. I beg of him to reconsider that plan. One problem in Chattanooga and in other places in America is that there are some people who have already established an informal version of a Council on Hate. I suggest that a more productive plan ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Corker And ‘The Code’

Of all the vows, pledges, and bonds born unto the human race, nothing overrides “The Code.” It is an unwritten but deeply important knowledge that men should abide with equal respect, fierce loyalty, and chivalrous understanding of one another. For example, The Code dictates you must not and can never date a good friend’s ex-girlfriend, or ex-wife. Rather, you respect your friend ... (click for more)