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

Couple Launches Hat Company; Gives Part Of Proceeds To Public Schools

Olivia Connor was a resident in the local Project Inspire teacher residency program when she realized the need for more funding for Chattanooga's public schools so that students have every possible opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom. She and her husband Ty came up with a creative, innovative way to add more funding to the Hamilton County Department of ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Department Sponsors Crime Prevention Training For Business Owners And Managers

The Chattanooga Police Department is sponsoring free crime prevention training primarily designed for business owners and managers who are interested in making their facility and employees as safe as possible. A nationally-accredited Crime Prevention specialist from the University of Tennessee’s Law Enforcement Innovation Center will cover the following topics during the four-hour ... (click for more)

Report Of Shots Fired At Hamilton Place Mall Sends Crowd Scrambling; No Victims Found

A report of shots fired at Hamilton Place Mall shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday sent customers at the mall racing out in a panic. Police later said no shooting victims had been found.. A call to 911 at 6:07 p.m. said there was an "active shooter." There was a call for EMS to the mall, then another call at 6:10 p.m. of an "active shooter." Those in the vicinity of the mall ... (click for more)

Signal Facing Decisions On Expanding Commercial Area Past Albert Road, Mountain Community Center And Water Service

The design review committee (DRC) of the town of Signal Mountain is in the process of establishing standards for commercial buildings. In the meantime, developer Bob Elliott would like to buy property at the corner of Taft Highway and Albert Road. Albert Road has traditionally been where the commercial property ends. A number of residents in the neighborhood around that area are ... (click for more)

Legislators: Protect Our Students And Teachers

When students step into their classrooms, they are there to learn and prepare for their future. Our teachers serve to advance each student’s education and guide them towards success.  Educators have an additional responsibility: maintaining the trust and respect of their students by conducting themselves professionally and responsibly. The vast majority of our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Every day, without exception, I find a number of “treats” in my daily dose of email. These funnies, and other pertinent information, are sent to me by a myriad of “Internet Buddies” who I repay by sending out some of the funniest that I collect. Think of it as sort of a “co-op” for my readers to enjoy. When The Saturday Funnies began last summer, it was what I still think is ... (click for more)