Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 16-20

Friday, July 13, 2018

July 16, Roundtable Talk with Federal Advocate

9 to 10:30 a.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (please park in Renaissance lot across the street)

The U.S. Small Business Administration invites you to a roundtable discussion regarding the issues and challenges that face small business from a national perspective.

For registration details, call  423) 752-4301.

No cost.


July 17, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting

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

Red Bank High School: 640 Morrison Springs Rd.

Speaker: RBHS Principal Elaine Harper



July 17, Leveraging Social Media

6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace: 302 W. 6th St.  

During this class, learn the right social media platforms for your business.




July 18, SCORE Tax Workshop for Small Businesses

9 to 11:30 a.m.

TN Dept of Revenue: 1301 Riverfront Parkway

Workshop will cover the different ways to structure a business and what taxes and responsibilities are required. What to file, when to file and where to get help.

For registration details, call 423-994-4653.

No cost.


July 18, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove: 4586 Forsythia Way

Speaker: Blake Freeman, HCDE Future Ready Institutes

No cost.


July 18, Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Hixson Area Principals



July 18, Social Media 101

3:30 to 5 p.m.

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

TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar and discussion on how to utilize social media for your business. A brief overview of various social media platforms, their respective audiences and posting best practices on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more.

Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social

Register at

No cost.


July 19, North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.



July 19, Find Your Funding

1:30 to 3 p.m.

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

Explore your funding opportunities that range 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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No cost.


July 19, Ribbon Cutting for Sleep Outfitters Hamilton Place

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Sleep Outfitters Hamilton Place: 7308 Shallowford Rd.

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event at Sleep Outfitters-Hamilton Place.


July 19, Business After Hours | Sleep Outfitters Hamilton Place

5 to 7 p.m.

Sleep Outfitters Hamilton Place: 7308 Shallowford Rd.

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in July is sponsored by Sleep Outfitters Hamilton Place.

No cost.


July 20, Finding Your Zen in the Corporate World

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

The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace: 302 W 6th St.

Sitting at a desk all day handling stressor after stressor can begin to negatively affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. In this class, you will learn some basic concepts of breath and gentle motion that will allow you to stop stress in its tracks.

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Boyd Veal To Represent Town Of Signal Mountain On WWTA Board

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Government Says Former Pilot Travel Centers President Hazelwood Should Be Sentenced To 168-210 Months; Hearing Projected To Take 11 Hours Over 2 Days

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Mother Of 15-Year-Old Killed By His Father Said McElrath Had Been Acting "Manic"

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father said Michael McElrath had been acting "manic" in the days leading up to the tragic incident in Hixson on Aug. 18. Judge Alex McVeigh bound a charge of criminal homicide against McElrath, a former jail officer, to the Grand Jury. He is charged in the death of Dylan McElrath, who was a sophomore at Hixson High School. ... (click for more)

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Roy Exum: Scream ‘Sexual Assault!’

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