Chattanooga Chamber Business Calendar For March 12-16

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Here is the Chattanooga Chamber Business Calendar for March 12-16:

March 12 Reality Check at East Hamilton High School
7:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
East Hamilton High School: 2015 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road
Reality Check teaches ninth graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as head of household providing for a family on a budget. Community volunteers are needed to assist with this event. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, please contact Cathy Humble at 763-4321 or 

March 12 Hiring Fundamentals for New and Small Businesses
Noon to 1 p.m.
The Edney, Floor 5: 1100 Market St.
Learn how to minimize your risk as you make a hire for your new or small business, and how to get the right person the first time. Pamper Garner and Associates has helped their clients hire thousands of employees and by attending you’ll learn a practical and immediately applicable process. 

March 13 Hixson Chamber Council Community Coffee
8-9 a.m.
Bethel Bible Village: 3001 Hammill Road 

March 13 Ribbon Cutting for RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors
4-4:30 p.m.
RE/MAX Renaissance Realtors: 6204 Hixson Pike, Ste. 112 

March 14 Contract Job Cost Accounting
8:30 a.m.-noon
INCubator at the Business Development Center: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Construction companies are really accounting companies that happen to build buildings. For any type of business, successful job cost accounting can mean the difference between a profitable business and one that struggles to stay alive. Topics include: Job Costing, Correct Formatting, Linking Accounts, Project Management, Policies & Procedures, and Top 10 Legal Aspects in Contracting. Breakfast included, free and open to all business owners and managers. Register today by contacting or 763-4338.  

March 14 midTown Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Spare Time Chattanooga: 5518 Brainerd Road
Speaker: Dr. Donna Van Natten 

March 14 Instagram Marketing Strategies: Intermediate
3:30-5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
Over 80 million photos are uploaded to Instagram every day.  Discover how to find your customers and grow your followers on Instagram utilizing hashtags and locations, engaging with influencers, content strategy tips, pre-scheduling posts and advertising.
Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social
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March 15 North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.
Speaker: Richard Tate, ACES

March 15 Find Your Funding
1:30-3 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. 
Explore funding opportunities ranging from traditional loans to bootstrapping, crowd funding, and angel and venture capital funding. A representative from SBA and TSBDC will discuss the variety of options, including the SBA 504, SBA 7a and others for small business startups.
Speakers: Jackie Merritt, SBA & Lynn Chesnutt, TSBDC
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March 15 Ribbon Cutting for Threads of Grace Studio
4-4:30 p.m.
Threads of Grace Studio: 100 Cherokee Blvd, Ste. 327 

March 15 Business After Hours Sponsored by Grandview
5-7 p.m.
Grandview: 1301 Patten Road
Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. 

March 16 Ribbon Cutting for BWY Transport Inc.
4-4:30 p.m.
BWY Transport Inc.: 100 Cherokee Blvd., Ste. 316 

March 16 OC After 5: Ooltewah Collegedale Chamber Council Networking
5-7 p.m.
Spring Hill Suites Ooltewah: 8876 Old Lee Hwy. 

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

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Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

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Roy Exum: It’s So Sad For Me

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