Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Oct. 2-6

Friday, September 29, 2017
TUES/3 Member Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Chattanooga Chamber: 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/3 North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
$10
 
WED/4 AM Networking sponsored by Life Care of East Ridge
8-9 a.m.
Life Care Center of East Ridge: 1502 McDonald Rd.
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 Life Care of East Ridge. 
 
WED/4 Social Media 101- Get your “know how” before StartUp Week!
3:30–5 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.
TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar 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. 
Register for this free event at clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30360233.
 
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WED/4 Ribbon Cutting for Bees on a Bicycle
4:45-5:15 p.m.
Bees on a Bicycle: 1909 Market St.
 
THUR/5 Downtown Chamber Council Meeting
7:30-9 a.m.
Bessie Smith Hall : 200 E M L King Blvd.
Topic: Diversity + Inclusion in the Workplace
Speakers:
Natalie Rothwell, Licensed Master Social Worker at the AIM Center, Inc.
Kathy White, Coordinator for Employment Services at Signal Centers
Debbie Roth, Executive Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga
Dr. Michelle Rigler, MoSAIC Director at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga
$15
 
THUR/5 East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Carol Hunter
$10
 
THUR/5 Ribbon Cutting for Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security
4:30-5 p.m.
Resource 1 Tier 3 Data Security: 2401 Vance Ave.
 
THUR/5 Southside Chamber Council After Hours Networking
5-7 p.m.
Southern Honda Powersports: 1394 Workman Rd.
 
FRI/6 Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.
 
FRI/6 Ribbon Cutting for The Tinker Fairies' Cottage
10-10:30 a.m.
The Tinker Fairies' Cottage: 9214 Railroad Ave.


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: An Answer For Amy

Amy Schumer, whose cousin is Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, is said to be a very successful comedian and an activist of note. You may remember her most recent appearance was when she was arrested at the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago. She was part of a disgraceful mob who unlawfully protested the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the hunch is Amy wanted to get arrested so she ... (click for more)