Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Jan. 22-26

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber calendar of events for Jan. 22-26: 

Jan. 22 Reality Check at Sale Creek High School
8:15-10:15 a.m.
ale Creek High School: 211 Patterson Road
If you would like to volunteer in presenting this household budget exercise to ninth graders, contact Cathy Humble at or at 763-4321. 

Jan. 23 East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Car Barn: 6721 Heritage Business Ct.
Speaker: Kim White, River City Company

Jan. 23 Ooltewah Collegedale Chamber Council Monthly Mixer
5-7 p.m.
Puléo's Grille: 6108 Artesian Cir. 

Jan. 24 North Chattanooga Chamber Council Coffee
7:30-9 a.m.
The Daily Ration: 1220 Dartmouth St. 

Jan. 24 Southside Chamber Council Morning Joe
8-9 a.m.
Atlas Bolt and Supply: 3217 Rossville Blvd. 

Jan. 24 Reality Check
10 a.m.-Noon
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences: 865 East Third St.
If you would like to volunteer in presenting this household budget exercise to ninth graders, contact Cathy Humble at or at 763-4321. 

Jan. 25 Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting
8:15 a.m.
Hospice of Chattanooga: 441 Oakwood Dr.

Jan. 25 OC After 5
5-7 p.m.
Integra Hills: 9198 Integra Hills Ln. Ooltewah, TN 37363
Network with the Ooltewah Collegedale Chamber Council. 

Jan. 25 Southside Chamber Council Community Panel
5-7 p.m.
John A Patten Recreation Center: 3202 Kelly’s Ferry Road
The Southside Council hosts a panel on Lookout Valley featuring six community speakers. 

Jan. 25 Ribbon Cutting for The Speech & Hearing Center
4:30-5 p.m.
The Speech & Hearing Center: 6016 Shallowford Road, Ste. 1500 

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Chamber Community Partner Events

Jan. 22 NEWtrepreneure Bookkeeping? 10 Mistakes to Avoid
Noon-1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
Are you an entrepreneur, a small business owner or considering starting your own business? Learn 10 common bookkeeping mistakes and efficient solutions. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more.
Speaker: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Complimentary TSBDC course

Jan. 22 QuickBooks Online Course 1: Basics and Set Up
2-5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
New to QuickBooks Online? Get an overview and learn best practices for bookkeeping with Quick Start, QBO Essentials or QBO Plus.
Speaker: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks  ProAdvisor
$125; TSBDC course 

Jan. 23 Tax Change for Businesses in 2018
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
This seminar addresses proposed tax changes and how they could affect 2018 and beyond. 
Speaker: HHM Senior Tax Manager James Purgason 
Complimentary TSBDC course 

Jan. 24 Social Media 101
3:30-5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
A brief overview of various social media platforms, their respective audiences and posting best practices for businesses on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more.
Speaker: Lisa Brown, CEO of 3E Social
Complimentary TSBDC course 

Jan. 26 YPC Luncheon: Building blocks of professional development
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  
Miller Plaza: 850 Market St.
David Steele, UTC Director of Civic Engagement, speaks on Chattanooga 2.0 and the next steps for Chattanooga.
$5 for members; $15 for non-members 

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EPB Holds Green Business Expo to Share Sustainability Practices

EPB celebrated the LEED Silver certification of its downtown headquarters building by sharing best practices for sustainability with a Green Business Expo for area businesses. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is the world’s most widely used green building program.  EPB updated its headquarters building ... (click for more)

City "Moves Away" From $4 Million Light Show On Walnut Street Bridge

The city is no longer pursuing a plan for a $4,050,000 light show on the Walnut Street Bridge. Dennis Malone, assistant city engineer, told City Council members on Tuesday, "We have moved away from that project." The council had earlier pulled capital funding that had been proposed for the "Ripples of Light" on the historic "walking bridge" that dates to 1891. “Ripples ... (click for more)

Developer Of Publix Grocery At St. Elmo To Go Before Variance Board

The developer of a planned Publix grocery in St. Elmo will go before the City Board of Zoning Appeals on Nov. 7 seeking three variances. Mike Price of MAP Engineers said the grocery has been working with community members to try to come up with an acceptable plan for the site where the former Mt. Vernon Restaurant and Pizza Hut are located. There has been controversy over ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Drivers, Please, Please Slow Down

It is  heart wrenching  to see all of these automobile accident deaths in Chattanooga. Two weeks ago six people lost their lives. Last week two lost their lives and now this week we have already had four deaths on our highways. The major factor in these accidents is speed. The faster you go the less time you have to react to a situation on the roadway. Plus ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vols: ‘Don’t Let Up’

The idea was hatched a couple of years ago. Some Tennessee football fanatic had gotten wind that an Oklahoma player had documented his baptism to havoc inside Neyland Stadium. Offensive lineman Ty Darlington was part of that 2015 double-overtime slugfest against the Vols and, afterwards, remembered OU’s 34-27 win – after being down by 17 points earlier – was an absolute “dissertation” ... (click for more)