Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 17-21

Friday, September 14, 2018
Sept. 17, Ribbon Cutting for Texas Roadhouse
11 a.m. to Noon
Texas Roadhouse: 5362 Hwy. 153
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Texas Roadhouse.
Sept. 18, Government 101:  Contract Procurement Workshop from Start to Finish
9 to 11:30 a.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Learn how to do business with the government in this comprehensive course which overviews the entire federal procurement process, from start to finish.
The introductory course outlines everything you need to know about government contracting, and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace.
Speaker: Paul Middlebrooks, UT Procurement
Register at 
No cost.  
Sept. 18, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger
Speaker: Christy Gillenwater, President & CEO, Chattanooga Chamber 
Sept. 18, Ribbon Cutting for Expedia Cruise Ship Centers
3 to 3:30 p.m.
Expedia Cruise Ship Centers: 2260 Gunbarrel Rd., Ste. 204
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Expedia Cruise Ship Centers.
Sept. 19, Southside Community Coffee
8 to 9 a.m.
The Spot: 1800 E. Main St.
Join the Chamber’s Southside Council for their monthly Morning Joe at The Spot. 
No cost. 
Sept. 19, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.
Speaker: Donald Mueller, CEO, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
No cost. 
Sept. 19, Hixson Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.
Topic: Importance of Hospitality in your Business
Sept. 19, Instagram Marketing Strategies: Intermediate 
3:30 to 5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
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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Sept. 20, Pick the Brain of the CPA 
11 a.m. to Noon
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Accounting topics: financial literacy, record keeping basics, business planning basics
Speaker: Adam Osborne, CPA, Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough
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No cost. 
Sept. 20, North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.
Speaker: Chris Gobble, Sr. Director of Public Policy, Chattanooga Chamber 
Sept. 20, The Brand and Beyond Series: The Style Guide Development Process
Noon to 1 p.m.
The Edney, Floor Five: 1100 Market St. 
In this class we will establish the tools necessary to build a strong brand that accompanies marketing and advertising efforts that are both clear and effective.
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Sept. 20, 2018 Chattanooga Chamber Open House
4 to 8 p.m.
Chattanooga Chamber: 811 Broad St.
Whether you're a new member, an old friend or a future Chamber member, we'd love to see you. Come meet our Chamber staff from 4 to 5 p.m. then join us for After Hours from 5 to 8 p.m. 
No cost.
Sept. 21, North Chattanooga Chamber Council Coffee
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
The Daily Ration: 1220 Dartmouth St.
Join the North Chattanooga Council for networking and coffee.
No cost. 
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