Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events May 28-June 1

Friday, May 25, 2018

May 29, Leveraging Social Media

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Chattanooga WorkSpace: 302 W. 6th St.

During this class, learn the right platforms for your business to be on.

$15

Register at thechattery.org.  

 

May 31, Small Business Orientation: Morning Seminar

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)

This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics covered include 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 containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Speakers: TSBDC Staff

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc.

No cost.

 

May 31, Small Business Orientation: Evening Seminar

5:30 to 7 p.m.

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

This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Topics covered include 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 containing vital phone numbers and addresses for getting established within State and Federal regulations.

Speakers: TSBDC Staff

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc.

No cost.

 

June 1, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.

Consider attending this monthly networking event in Ooltewah to catch up with the best business connections around.

 

June 1, Amplify Your Public Speaking

1 to 2:30 p.m.

Edney Innovation Center: 1100 Market St.

Join Vincent Phipps for a workshop to amplify your public speaking skills. Learn the seven dynamics to improve presentations. Register by searching ‘Vincent Phipps’ at eventbrite.com

Free

 

For the most up to date event listings, check chattanoogachamber.com.



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