Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events May 21-25

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 22, Demystify Business Plan Writing 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic Parking lot at Renaissance Park)

From the ground up, we’ll facilitate conversations through the fundamentals of writing a business plan and guide participants in an interactive, group setting workshop to get those ideas onto paper.

Speakers: TSBDC Staff

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No cost.


May 22, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting

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

Car Barn: 6721 Heritage Business Ct.

Speaker: Mitch Patel, CEO, Vision Hospitality



May 22, Ooltewah Collegedale Chamber Council Monthly Mixer

5 to 7 p.m.

Puléo's Grille: 6108 Artesian Cir.

Join the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council for their monthly mixer at Puleo's Grille, held on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free; complimentary light appetizers as well as drink specials.


May 23, Pick the Brain of a Commercial Insurance Agent

11 a.m. to Noon

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic Parking lot at Renaissance Park)

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

Speaker: Keith Rocha, The American Insurance Group

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No cost.


May 24, Get Found on Google Search & Maps

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

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic Parking lot at Renaissance Park)

Join the TSBDC of Chattanooga as we partner with Google to help put every business in Chattanooga on the map. You will learn: how to help local customers find you whether they’re using a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Speakers: TSBDC Staff and Erik McNair of McNair Media

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No cost.


May 24, Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council BOOST Event

11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

East Chattanooga Youth & Family Development Center: 2409 Dodson Ave.

BOOST Luncheon & Program

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

Panelists include: Steve Hiatt, Nicole Lewis, Demetrus Coonrod and Cora Lanier


East Chattanooga Summer Kick-Off

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Scholarships presented at 4 p.m.

Food, games, prizes for kids and families

BOOST Job Fair

2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


May 25, Ribbon Cutting for Southeastern Consolidated Services, LLC

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Southeastern Consolidated Services, LLC: 832 Georgia Ave., Ste. 240

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Southeastern Consolidated Services, LLC.


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