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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The Honey Do Service Comes To Hixson

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Vision Hospitality Group Celebrates 21st Anniversary With 2nd True Blue Week

Vision Hospitality Group reached a significant milestone as the team celebrated 21 years of family, community and service. To commemorate the anniversary, the Chattanooga-based, award-winning hospitality company held its second True Blue Week, a week dedicated to giving back to the communities that Vision has been a part of over the past two decades. The company was founded on seven ... (click for more)

Witnesses Say Donaldson Was Calm After Killing Son-In-Law - "I'm Just Sitting Here Waiting For The Law"

Witnesses said Glen Allen Donaldson was calm after killing his son-in-law on Dec. 29, 2016, saying, "I'm just sitting here waiting for the law." Donaldson, 57, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 39-year-old Adam Levi. The jury in the courtroom of Judge Don Poole was told that Donaldson left the residence on Niles Terrace where Levi was living and drove ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Served Time For Attempted Murder Now Facing Armed Robbery Charge

A Chattanooga man who earlier served time for an attempted first-degree murder is now facing an armed robbery count. Garion Devilliar Lewis Jr., 33, of 6409 Rosemary Dr., is charged with aggravated robbery as well as drug and gun counts. In an incident on May 9, a man who no longer lives in Chattanooga said he was leaving his mother's residence on Sholar Avenue when he saw ... (click for more)

Refuting Racism

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Roy Exum: Please Don’t Get Numb

Several weeks ago we woke up to learn there had been another shooting in Chattanooga and the next day there were two paragraphs on the fourth page of the newspaper.  It has become so common we as a society have grown numb to it and, when a teen-aged girl in Texas said she wasn’t surprised last week when eight students and two teachers were massacred in her school some 30 miles ... (click for more)