Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 13-16

Thursday, August 9, 2018

August 13, NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping? 10 Mistakes to Avoid

Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or considering starting your own business? It’s important to keep your finances tidy. Learn about 10 common bookkeeping mistakes and practical solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more. Bring your questions.

Speakers: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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No cost.


August 13, QuickBooks Online: Course 1 - Basics & Set Up

2 to 5 p.m.

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

Are you new to QuickBooks Online? Join us for an overview of how it works and learn best practices for bookkeeping.  Active clients of the TSBDC are eligible to receive a reduced rate for QuickBooks set up.  Contact your counselor to learn more.  You can have any QBO product level: Quick Start, QBO Essentials or QBO Plus for this class.

Speakers: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

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August 14, Hixson Chamber Council Community Coffee

8 to 9 a.m.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Hixson: 5000 New Country Dr.

Please join the Hixson Council for their Monthly Council Community Coffee at La Quinta Inn & Suites Hixson.

No cost.


August 15, CELEBRATE!: The Sequel

8 to 9:30 a.m.

Chattanooga Zoo: 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave.

Join Venture Forward in celebrating organizational collaboration at "CELEBRATE!: The Sequel," a bi-annual networking and recognition breakfast. This mid-year's CELEBRATE! breakfast will feature a speed networking activity that will allow you to engage with your neighboring nonprofits.

Register now.

$10 for Venture Forward members; $20 for non-members.


August 15, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

9:15 to 10:30 a.m.

Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.

No cost.


August 15, Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

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

North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Panel from Chattanooga State Community College



August 15, Facebook Marketing Strategies / Intermediate

3:30 to 5 p.m.

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

You have a Facebook page for your business, now what?  Discover Facebook best practices including content strategy tips, increasing website traffic, understanding analytics and an overview of Facebook’s Business Manager, Ad Manager and Power Editor tools.

Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social

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August 16, International Business Chamber Council Meeting

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

Elliott Davis: 629 Market St., #100

Speaker: Mary Stargel, Director of Innovation District Programs, on imagining the M.L. King Cultural Corridor



August 16, North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting

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

Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.



August 16, Business After Hours sponsored by Pin Strikes

5 to 7 p.m.

Pin Strikes: 6241 Perimeter Dr., Suite 109

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in August is sponsored by Pin Strikes.

No cost.

Enrollment Period Announced For Monthly Payment Program For Bradley County Property Taxes

Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith has announced the enrollment periods for the 12-month payment program for property taxes. The program for the 2019 property taxes will have the first payment due on March 15, 2019. Enrollment for the monthly payment program is currently open through Dec 7. An additional enrollment period will be from Jan. 3, 2019, through Feb. 8, 2019. ... (click for more)

Tennessee September Revenues Exceeded Budgeted Estimates

Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for September. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin Thursday reported that overall September revenues were $1.4 billion, which is $63.4 million more than September of last year and $53.3 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for September was 4.66 percent. "September sales tax receipts continue ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police Investigating Shooting That Victim Says Happened A Week Ago

Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital on Friday evening after a person arrived with a gunshot wound.   The injured man told police he was shot on Thursday, Oct. 11. He said he was shot while on the dance floor of a club somewhere along Brainerd Road.   If you have any information about the incident, call Chattanooga Police at 423-698-2525. You ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Teach For America Raises Concerns

For the last several years, many groups, individuals and parties interested in preserving public education for our children have stood firm as a rampantly growing privatization movement has descended upon our local educational landscape.  We saw last year the Department of Education push a plan that would form a partnership zone which could potentially lead to schools in the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Inequality & The Left

The story is told about a liberal politician who was getting a room full of snowflakes all heated up over equity and equality, which is big with the political Left right now. One of his handlers finally got the chance and whispered in his ear, “Use ‘fairness’ instead! That’s what sells … “ Afterwards a newspaper column read, “The liberals love fairness because it cannot be measured. ... (click for more)