Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 20-22

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feb. 20 Red Bank Chamber Council Meeting

Noon to 1 p.m.

Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Dr.

$10


Feb. 21 Southside Chamber Council Community Coffee

8 to 9 a.m.

The Barn Nursery: 1801 E. 24th St.


Feb. 21 Reality Check at Lookout Valley High School

8:30 to 10 a.m.

Lookout Valley High School: 350 Lookout High St.

Reality Check teaches ninth graders budgeting and the connection between education and income by allowing students to role-play as heads of household on a set budget. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, please contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com.

 

Feb. 21 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING & BIDDING: Detailed Assembly Estimating & Bidding for Trade Contractors
8:30 a.m. to Noon

INCubator at the Business Development: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Improve your confidence and ability to estimate jobs. Get excited about bidding residential and light commercial projects. Learn how to read and understand construction plans, material take-offs, and how to estimate labor, equipment, material and job costs (framing, drywall, painting, roofing, masonry, labor calculations, and bid markup/overhead calculations). Breakfast included, free and open to all small business owners. Register by contacting mnoel@chattanoogachamber.com or 423.763.4338

 

Feb. 21 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.

Free.

 

Feb. 21 Ribbon Cutting for Synovus
10:45 a.m.

Synovus: 5975 Elementary Way, Ste. 119

 

Feb. 21 Pick the Brain of a Commercial Insurance Agent (Complimentary)

11 a.m. to Noon

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This Q & A group session will potentially cover insurance coverage required by law, top three policies every business should have, and how proper risk management can reduce insurance cost and protect your company.

Speaker: Keith Rocha, The American Insurance Group

Register for this free session at clients.tsbdc.org.

 

Feb. 21 Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

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

North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Christy Gillenwater, CEO, Chattanooga Chamber
$10

 

Feb. 22 Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting

8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.

$10

 

Feb. 22 Small Business Orientation, Complimentary Morning Seminar

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Get to know our TSBDC staff as we cover topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a startup packet.

Speaker: TSBDC Staff

Register for this free session at clients.tsbdc.org.

 

Feb. 22 Ribbon Cutting for Morrison Heart Center

12:30 p.m.

Morrison Heart Center: 6031 Shallowford Rd., Ste. 117

 

Feb. 21 Facebook Marketing Strategies

3:30 to 5 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

You have a Facebook page for your business, now what?  Discover Facebook best practices including content strategy tips, increasing website traffic, understanding analytics, and an overview of Facebook’s Business Manager, Ad Manager and Power Editor tools.

Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social

Register for this free session at clients.tsbdc.org.

$25

 

Feb. 22 Southside Chamber Council Community Panel

5 to 7 p.m.

Clifton Hills Elementary School: 1815 E. 32nd St.

Join our Southside Council for a community panel focused on the Rossville and East Lake areas.

 

Feb. 22 Business After Hours Sponsored by Craft Love

5 to 7 p.m.

Craft Love: 748 Overbridge Ln.

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in February is sponsored by Craft Love.

 

Feb. 22 Small Business Orientation, Complimentary Evening Seminar

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Get to know our TSBDC staff, as we cover topics such as business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options, and the extensive network of resources through the TSBDC. Participants receive a startup packet.

Speaker: TSBDC Staff

Register for this free session at clients.tsbdc.org.



Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 24-28

Sept. 24, Excel at Excel: Beginner Excel Training 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Edney Innovation Center: 1100 Market St., Floor Five Attend this session to learn about setting print parameters, formatting spreadsheets, sorting information, filtering information, splitting cells, simple formulas, PivotTables (they’re easier than you think!) and other features ... (click for more)

Georgia Labor Market Sets Records In August

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said  Thursday  that Georgia’s unemployment rate for August dipped below the national number for the first time  in 11 years . The rate, at 3.8 percent, is approaching the state’s record low of 3.4 percent, set in 2000. At 3.8 percent, it is down .1 percent from July. By comparison, the national rate is 3.9 percent. ... (click for more)

Karen Saxton, 64, Killed In Crash On Highway 58 Saturday Afternoon

One person was killed in a crash on Highway 58 on Saturday afternoon. The victim was identified as Karen Saxton, 64. Chattanooga Police responded at 5:15 p.m. to the wreck in the 5900 block of Highway 58.  Upon arrival officers located a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Allen Dickerson in the northbound lane and the Saxton vehicle in the southbound lane. Police said ... (click for more)

Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

A juvenile was shot Friday evening on East 14th Street. The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 6:45 p.m. to a person shot in the 2000 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Members of the Violent ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: On Saving A Soul

Not so long ago a top writer for the Washington Post was going through some of President Ronald Reagan’s papers and, among those his wife Nancy cherished, the Post’s Karen Tumulty happened to come across a deeply-moving letter. Four pages and written by his hand, it was a heartfelt message written by the president to his wife Nancy’s father in August of 1982. President Reagan ... (click for more)