Chattanooga Business Calendar Feb. 12-16

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber business calendar for Feb. 12-16:

Feb. 12 YPC + Coffee Morning Networking Meetup
7:30-9 a.m.
The Daily Ration: 1220 Dartmouth St.
Get your day started with coffee and good company at The Daily Ration during the second members-only YP Meetup of 2018.

Feb. 13 Tax Facts for Business
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
The Tennessee Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the TSBDC, presents a tax workshop for everything you need to know regarding business tax, sales and use tax, and collection services.
Speaker: Lisa Rousseau, TN Department of Revenue
Registration required at 

Feb. 13 EXPO Chattanooga
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.
Join hundreds of business, civic and community leaders for Chattanooga’s largest showcase of local business.
Free entry. 

Feb. 13 Small Business Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.     
Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.
The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2018 Small Business Awards Luncheon honoring local small businesses. 

Feb. 14 midTown Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Spare Time Chattanooga: 5518 Brainerd Rd.
Speaker: Vincent Phipps, Communication VIP

Feb. 15 Export Boot Camp
9 a.m.-noon
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
This workshop will discuss the nuts and bolts of becoming a successful exporter and answer key questions such as "Is my business ready?", "How long until I see a return?", "Why should my business export?", "How do I find customers?" and more. 
Free. Registration required at

Feb. 15 North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.
Speaker: Christy Gillenwater, CEO, Chattanooga Chamber

Feb. 16  Ribbon Cutting for Ponders Funeral Home
11 a.m.
Ponders Funeral Home: 4203 Brainerd Road

Feb. 16 Reality Check at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
1:30-3 p.m.
Chattanooga GIrls Leadership Academy: 1802 Bailey Ave.
Reality Check teaches 9th graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to role-play as heads of household. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, contact Cathy Humble at 763-4321 or

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Chattanooga Gas Files First Rate Request In 8 Years

Chattanooga Gas on Thursday filed its first general rate request in eight years with the Tennessee Public Utility Commission. The company reports in its petition that a $7 million increase in base rates is necessary for system improvements to accommodate new growth, avoid interruptions in service, install critical safety infrastructure and recruit and cross-train the next generation ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Accident Involving 18-Wheeler On Ochs Highway

One person was killed Saturday morning on Ochs Highway. Another person in the same vehicle was taken to the hospital. An 18-wheeler was coming down the mountain, and hit three cars traveling up the mountain. Ochs Highway was closed in both directions, and HAZMAT crews were at the scene. The wreck happened at mid-morning. (click for more)

Hixson Home Destroyed By Fire Early Saturday Morning

A home was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning in Hixson. Around  2:30 a.m. , the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded to a possible house fire at  904 Wesley Drive  in Hixson. When the first unit arrived on the scene, they reported the second floor of the home was completely engulfed with fire. Firefighters conducted a defensive ... (click for more)

Six Things We Can Do About Mass Shootings

All politics aside, the recent shooting in Florida, and every other shooting in a public place, is a senseless and, possibly, preventable tragedy. It is absurd that we can’t gather in a free society without the fear of some nut job or terrorist using us as targets.   And then the cries of “do something!” from every quarter. But, other than the obvious attempt by agenda-pushers ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

It wasn’t lost on me that during Valentine Week, when we most remember those we love, this first story was included in my weekly email. As has become my habit, every Saturday I try to come up with a new edition of The Saturday Funnies because I get some delightful ones that are shared by my friends during the week. We must never waste a giggle. So in keeping with my ... (click for more)