Chattanooga Chamber Business Calendar Jan. 29-Feb. 2

Friday, January 26, 2018

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber Business Calendar for Jan. 29-Feb. 2:

Jan. 29 Reality Check at Sale Creek High School
8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Sale Creek High School : 211 Patterson Road
Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as heads of household. If you would like to volunteer in presenting this household management exercise to 9th graders, please contact Cathy Humble at or at 763-4321. 

Jan. 29 Reality Check at Center for Creative Arts
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Center for Creative Arts: 1301 Dallas Road
If you would like to volunteer in presenting this household management exercise to 9th graders, please contact Cathy Humble at or at 763-4321. 

Jan. 30 Chamber Ambassador Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Chamber Board Room: 811 Broad St.
This volunteer orientation includes an overview of Chamber Ambassador duties, as well as  training that equips participants with strategies for leveraging Chamber connections. 

Feb. 1 Downtown Chamber Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Cultural Center: 200 E M L King Blvd.
Speaker: Mark Wharton, UTC Athletic Director

Feb. 1 East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.

Feb. 2 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St. 

Feb. 2 Reality Check at Ivy Academy
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Gymnasium at Mile Straight Baptist Church: 8448 Springfield Rd.
If you would like to volunteer in presenting this household management exercise to 9th graders, please contact Cathy Humble at or at 423-763-4321. 

Feb. 2 Ribbon Cutting for Antibes Boutique
3-3:30 p.m.
Antibes Boutique: 813 Chestnut St. 

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Chamber Community Partner Events: 

Jan. 30 Business in a Box: Is Franchising for You?
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Are you considering business ownership, yet would like to eliminate typical startup concerns? There are over 3,200 franchises out there in over 80 different industries. In this seminar, gather direction, resources and support to find a business model that meets your needs. 
Speaker: Jerry Bird, FranNet of Alabama, East Tennessee & Mississippi
Free. Pre-registration required at

Shaw Industries Named To Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies To Sell For” List

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) earned national recognition, ranking No. 18 on Selling Power magazine’s 50 Best Companies to Sell For list. Shaw is the only flooring manufacturer to be ranked on the list. Each year, the corporate research team at Selling Power magazine assembles and publishes the list of the 50 Best Companies to Sell For. The list represents a variety of ... (click for more)

Trident Transport Ranks No. 1 In Chattanooga And No. 400 in America On 2018 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine revealed last week that Trident Transport is No. 1 in Chattanooga and No. 400 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses, said officials. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, ... (click for more)

Female Inmate Dies At Bradley County Jail Monday

A female inmate was found unresponsive at the Bradley County Jail on Monday afternoon. Correctional officers and on-site medical personnel performed life saving measures, but she was later declared dead after Bradley County EMS arrived.  The inmate was 54-year-old Fawn Zanette Brandham. Correctional officers contacted the 12th Judicial District Attorney's office, ... (click for more)

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Family With Down Syndrome Child Who Sued County Schools

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a couple with a Down syndrome child who sued the county schools. The parents of Luka Hyde objected when the county schools tried to move him from his zoned school to a segregated school. The ruling says under federal law that students with disabilities are supposed to be placed in the least restrictive ... (click for more)

Use Purse Building For Chattanooga Museum Of History And Industry

I was caught off-guard and pleasantly stoked by Eric Atkins' editorial on last week suggesting that one of the soon-to-be surplused city buildings could be turned into a history museum.   I didn't think anyone other than myself that I didn't know cared, or at least would turn their thoughts into the topic of an editorial.  I believe that most of the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Person Every Hour

After the first weekend in August, the United States was shaken to its core as every major media outlet reported that 67 people had been shot in Chicago, 12 of them dead in the senseless carnage. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel pleaded for calm and announced an additional 600 police officers would join other law enforcement in the five most troubled districts. This past weekend, which ... (click for more)