Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Sept. 5-8

Friday, September 1, 2017
TUES/5 Member Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Member Orientation: 811 Broad St.
Join us to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber. Light breakfast is served. Please RSVP to Ann Riley, ARiley@ChattanoogaChamber.com
 
TUES/5 North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Speaker: Megan King, Chattanooga Regional Manufacturing Association
$10
 
WED/6 AM Networking sponsored by Mike Collins & Associates
8-9 a.m.
Mike Collins & Associates: 6048 Century Oaks Dr.
Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and hot coffee.
AM Networking this month sponsored by Mike Collins & Associates. 
 
THUR/7 Downtown Chamber Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall: 200 E M L King Blvd.
Speaker: Police Chief David Roddy
$15
 
THUR/7 Ribbon Cutting for Nothing Bundt Cakes
9:30-10 a.m.
Nothing Bundt Cakes: 2321 Lifestyle Way, Ste. 104
 
THUR/7 East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Lakweshia Ewing
$10
 
THUR/7 Create a Facebook Business Page
11-Noon
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
When you leave class, you will have a Facebook business page created. Training will cover the basics of a creating a Facebook business page. Required: laptop computer and personal Facebook page (if you need a laptop call at least 3 days in advance).
This is a workshop developed and delivered by an e-commerce seller; not a Facebook employee. 
Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/createFB9-7/
 
THUR/7 BYOB: Build Your Own Business Plan
5:30-8:30 p.m.
BrightBridge Women’s Business Center: 535 Chestnut St., Ste. 161 
The goal of this training is for each participant to learn the components of a business plan and using this knowledge to draft their unique business plan outline. This will include an outline of company description, market research, product/service line and marketing and sales strategies.  Financial projections will also be discussed.
Linda Murray Bullard, LSMB Business Solutions and BrightBridge Women’s Business Center
Reserve your free seat at brightbridgewbc.org/event/byob9-7/ 
 
FRI/8 East Brainerd Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
MainStay Suites: 7030 Amin Dr.
Free
 
FRI/8 Ribbon Cutting for Super Juices, LLC
10-10:30 a.m.
Super Juices: LLC: 735 Broad St.
 
FRI/8 LCAA Lunch & Learn
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
Heath Eslinger, UTC's head wrestling coach, leads this seminar. He speaks around the country, and his 2015 session with us was a sellout, so get your seats early. $10 for LCAA members / $15 for non-members 
Seating limited; lunch included.

Startup Spectruss Sees Record Growth

Creative Solar USA Installs Solar Panels On Roof Of Dade County High School

Gas Prices Drop 3.5 Cents In Chattanooga


Spectruss, a full-service marketing agency based in the Chattanooga area continues rapid growth through its virtual CMO service that provides clients direct access to the expertise of an in-house ... (click for more)

Creative Solar USA has completed its installation of a solar generation facility on the roof of Dade County High School. A grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority helped pay ... (click for more)

Gasoline prices in Chattanooga have fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.54 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 stations in Chattanooga. This ... (click for more)


Business

Startup Spectruss Sees Record Growth

Spectruss, a full-service marketing agency based in the Chattanooga area continues rapid growth through its virtual CMO service that provides clients direct access to the expertise of an in-house marketing team minus the premium salary of hiring a full-time marketing director. Additionally, the agency recently hired multiple new team members to support their continued growth in ... (click for more)

Creative Solar USA Installs Solar Panels On Roof Of Dade County High School

Creative Solar USA has completed its installation of a solar generation facility on the roof of Dade County High School. A grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority helped pay the upfront cost of solar equipment that will extend the school’s energy conservation efforts. The 60-kilowatt installation is part of ongoing improvements that reduce energy, utility costs ... (click for more)

Breaking News

HCSO Corrections Corporal Arrested

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel on Tuesday afternoon arrested HCSO Corrections Corporal Kaquience Williams on the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Corporal Williams was arrested after she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. She is presently in the booking process at the Hamilton County Jail and has been placed on ... (click for more)

Downtown Post Office Finally Getting Handicap Ramp

Chattanooga's Downtown Post Office, after some lawsuits and numerous complaints over the years, is finally getting a handicap ramp. Federal Judge Sandy Mattice said the complaints had increased in recent months and the General Services Administration agreed to fund the project at the historic building on Georgia Avenue. The judge said, "It's a beautiful building, but it's ... (click for more)

Opinion

Too Many Questions

First it was about 2,000, then we were told it’s up to 4,000. We have no way of knowing who’s coming or what their purpose is. NBC and CNN assure us they are seeking sanctuary but how can we know? Neither Honduras or our subjective media in America have been honest with us in the past. So, how do we know why that many people are marching across Central America? Then this morning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: No, I’m Not Average

When Bear Bryant was the football coach at Alabama, he had a most delicious way of keeping his players on an even keel. If a player got a bit full of himself, Coach would set it up with one of his writer friends like this: “When everybody gets to where they ask questions, I want you to ask about (insert name) and how he is playing this year, alright?” It would always turn out ... (click for more)