Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 10-14

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Sept. 10, NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping? 10 Mistakes to Avoid
Noon to 1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or considering starting your own business? Learn 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more. Bring your questions! This course is part of our Complimentary Entry Level seminars.

Speakers: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

Sept. 10, Groundbreaking for Brewhaus Restaurant
2 to 2:30 p.m.
Brewhaus Restaurant: 8206 Apison Pike
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a groundbreaking for Brewhaus Restaurant.

Sept. 10, QuickBooks Online: Course 2 – What Are You Syncing?
2 to 5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
If you’re an entrepreneur, you know how tricky it is to determine whether you’ve made enough money to pay yourself, much less anyone else! This is an intermediate-to-advanced level QBO class. Bring your laptop and questions.
Speakers: Lynn Talbott, MBA, President of HRBiz and Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Register and find more information at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
$125

Sept. 11, Hixson Chamber Council Community Coffee
8 to 9 a.m.
Dominion Senior Living: 2143 Northpoint Blvd.
Please join the Hixson Council for their Monthly Council Community Coffee.
No cost.

Sept. 12, 4th Annual Small Business Workshop
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Brainerd Crossroads BX: 4011 Austin St.
Join SCORE for a workshop where you can gain the tools and resources to start, improve and grow a business.
Featured Speaker: Ella L. Clark, CEO of The Clark Group, LLC.
Register here<https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07effh7pyq1ae7afd9&oseq=&c=&ch=>.
$15

Sept. 12, Reality Check at Hixson High School
8:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Hixson High School: 5705 Middle Valley Rd.
Reality Check teaches ninth graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as heads of household providing for their families on a set budget. Community volunteers are needed to assist with this event. To volunteer for this Chattanooga Chamber career readiness program, please contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com.

Sept. 12, Bolder Board Training with Dan Pallotta
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.
Venture Forward and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southeast Chapter are bringing Dan Pallotta back to Chattanooga for the annual "Bold Social Impact" nonprofit conference, this time for an ENTIRE day of training. The training is for Board members and staff who are serious about leading their organizations into a bold future.
Register at ventureforwardnow.org.
Venture Forward/United Way members - Individual ticket: $200; table: $1,400.
Non-Venture Forward/United Way members - Individual ticket: $250; table: $2,000.

Sept. 12, Ribbon Cutting for Old Gilman Grill
11 to 11:30 a.m.
Old Gilman Grill: 216 W. 8th St.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Old Gilman Grill.

Sept. 12, Pick the Brain of the Attorney
11 a.m. to noon
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Legal topics to be covered: Leases, Contracts, Powers of Attorney, Corporate Meetings and other business related legal topics.
Speaker: Charles G. Fisher, Attorney at Law, Grant Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C.
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

Sept. 12, MidTown Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spare Time Chattanooga: 5518 Brainerd Rd.
Speaker: Patrice Glass, History of MidTown
$12

Sept. 12, Ribbon Cutting for River's Edge Venue
2 to 2:30 p.m.
River's Edge Venue: 2130 Suck Creek Rd.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for River’s Edge Venue.

Sept. 12, North Chattanooga Chamber Council Happy Hour
5 to 7 p.m.
Feed Co. Table & Tavern: 201 W. Main St.
Join the North Chattanooga Council for networking and a happy hour celebration for being 2017-18 Council of the Year.
No cost.

Sept. 12, Understanding Behaviors: It's Not Your Personality
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Edney, Fifth Floor: 1100 Market St.
In this class, we will explore behaviors: how we act, how others see us and the impact they have on our professional and personal lives.
Register here at thechattery.org.
$15

Sept. 13, College and Career Fair Day 1
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chattanooga State: 4501 Amnicola Hwy.
The College & Career Fair gives 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to network with college representatives and members of the business community. Vendors participate by setting up booths and sharing information about higher education and career opportunities.
Please contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com to participate.
Cost for exhibiting is $220.

Sept. 13, Groundbreaking for Morning Pointe of East Hamilton
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Morning Pointe of East Hamilton: 1776 Generations Way
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a groundbreaking event for Morning Pointe of East Hamilton.

Sept. 13, Southside Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
green|spaces: 63 E. Main St.
Speaker: Vincent Phipps, Communication VIP
$12

Sept. 13, Small Business Orientation – Morning Seminar
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Get to know our TSBDC staff, as we cover topics such as 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.

Sept. 13, The Brand and Beyond Series: Defining Your Unique Selling Position
Noon to 1 p.m.
The Edney, Fifth Floor: 1100 Market St.
In this class we will establish how to communicate with your ideal audience and then define your unique selling point to a very specific audience.
Register at thechattery.org.
$15

Sept. 13, Find Your Funding
1:30 to 3 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Explore 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
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/
No cost.

Sept. 13, Ribbon Cutting for The Referrals Group
4 to 4:30 p.m.
The Referrals Group: 495 Riverfront Pkwy.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for The Referrals Group.

Sept. 13, East Brainerd “Off the Clock”
5 to 7 p.m.
Pin Strikes: 6241 Perimeter Dr.
Join the East Brainerd Council for their monthly “Off the Clock” mixer at Pin Strikes, held on the second Tuesday of every month. Enjoy complimentary light appetizers as well as bowling.
No cost.

Sept. 13, Small Business Orientation – Evening Seminar
5:30 to 7 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
This seminar addresses key topics of interest for individuals considering starting a business. Get to know our TSBDC staff, as we cover topics such as 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.

Sept. 13, YPC After Hours
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
BMW of Chattanooga: 6806 E. Brainerd Rd.
Join YPC for an After Hours event hosted and sponsored by BMW of Chattanooga.
No cost.

Sept. 14, East Brainerd Chamber Council Coffee
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Hampton Inn & Suites - Hamilton Place: 2014 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Join our East Brainerd Council for their monthly coffee on the second Friday of every month.
No cost.

Sept. 14, College and Career Fair - Day 2
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chattanooga State: 4501 Amnicola Hwy.
The College & Career Fair gives 11th and 12th graders the opportunity to network with college representatives and members of the business community. Vendors participate by setting up booths and sharing information about higher education and career opportunities.
Please contact Cathy Humble at 423.763.4321 or chumble@chattanoogachamber.com to participate.
Cost for exhibiting is $220.

Sept. 14, Ribbon Cutting for UTC's New Housing Complex
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
UTC New Housing Complex: 515 Vine St.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for UTC's new housing complex.


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