Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Oct. 22-26

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oct. 23, Creating a Business Plan: Your Map to Success
9 to 11 a.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Whether you just tried applying the Pitch Page worksheets after attending Small Business Orientation, or you're a mature business looking for a refocus or in growth mode, this course is for you! From the ground up, we'll facilitate conversations through the fundamentals of writing a business plan and guide participants in an interactive, group setting workshop, to get those ideas onto paper.

Leave with a business plan outline that's sure to stand out.
Speaker: Sarah Mattson, Small Business Counselor at the TSBDC
Register  at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

Oct. 23, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Car Barn: 6721 Heritage Business Ct.
Speaker: Chris Gobble, Sr. Director of Public Policy at Chattanooga Chamber
$12

Oct. 23, Get Found on Google Search & Maps
2 to 3:30 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.  (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Join the TSBDC of Chattanooga as we partner with Google to help put every business in Chattanooga on the map. We have teamed up with a local Google Partner, McNair Media, to assist with the process. You will learn: how to be found by local customers (creating your free Google Search and Maps listing), and be found everywhere (optimize for desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile device shoppers/searchers).
Speakers: Erik McNair, McNair Media
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

Oct. 23, Ooltewah Collegedale Monthly Mixer
5 to 7 p.m.
Puléo's Grille: 6108 Artesian Cir.
Join the Ooltewah/Collegedale Council for their monthly mixer at Puleo's Grille, held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. There will be complimentary light appetizers as well as drink specials.
No cost.

Oct. 24, Ribbon Cutting for Southern Heritage Bank
10 to 10:30 a.m.
Southern Heritage Bank: 2120 Northgate Park Ln.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Southern Heritage Bank.

Oct. 24, Social Media 101
10 to 11:30 a.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.  (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
TSBDC is partnering with 3E Social to deliver a seminar and discussion on how to use 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.
Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/
No cost.

Oct. 24, 2018 Spirit of Innovation Awards
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce as we present the 2018 Spirit of Innovation Awards.
10 to 11:30 a.m. & 1 to 2 p.m.: Innovation Fair
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Awards Luncheon

Oct. 24, YPC Workshop Featuring Alex Lavidge
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Edney: 1100 Market St., 5th Floor
Join YPC for a Workshop featuring Alex Lavidge.
Register at ypchattanooga.org.
No cost; light snacks provided.

Oct. 25, Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting
8:15 to 9:30 a.m.
Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.
Speaker: Dr. Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Schools Superintendent
$10

Oct. 25, Reality Check at Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences (CSAS)
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences: 865 East Third St.
Reality Check teaches ninth graders budgeting and emphasizes the connection between education and income by allowing students to roleplay as heads of household 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.

Oct. 25, 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.

Oct. 25, 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.

Oct. 26, North Chattanooga Chamber Council Coffee
8 to 9 a.m.
The Daily Ration: 1220 Darmouth St.
Join the North Chattanooga Council for networking and coffee.
No cost.

Oct. 26, Pick the Brain of the Commercial Insurance Agent
11 a.m. to Noon
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.  (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Business owners, let the insurance agent know your area of inquiry regarding all things Commercial Business Insurance. This Q&A session covers: insurance coverage required by law, top three policies every business should have and how proper risk management can reduce insurance cost and protect your company.
Speakers: Keith Rocha, The American Insurance Group
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events May 21-23

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate In April Remains At Historic Low

Thrive Yoga Raises $4,000 For Charity Through Community Outreach Events


May 21, Public Service Industry Council Meeting 9 to 10:30 a.m. Chattanooga Chamber: 811 Broad St. Public Service is one of four Industry Councils, an initiative of the Chattanooga Chamber, ... (click for more)

For the third consecutive month, Tennessee’s preliminary statewide unemployment rate for April 2019 remains at the all-time low of 3.2 percent, according to data released today by the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Thrive Yoga and Wellness in partnership with The Retreat at Nutrition World raised funds and awareness for McKamey Animal Center with Kitten & Puppy Yoga events earlier this month. Over ... (click for more)


Business

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events May 21-23

May 21, Public Service Industry Council Meeting 9 to 10:30 a.m. Chattanooga Chamber: 811 Broad St. Public Service is one of four Industry Councils, an initiative of the Chattanooga Chamber, partnering with Hamilton County's Future Ready Institutes. To become involved, email Mattie Moran , mmoran@chattanoogachamber.com , for more information. No cost. May 21, ... (click for more)

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate In April Remains At Historic Low

For the third consecutive month, Tennessee’s preliminary statewide unemployment rate for April 2019 remains at the all-time low of 3.2 percent, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Tennessee first set its all-time low unemployment rate in February and it has remained at a seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent each ... (click for more)

Breaking News

4 People Shot At 2 Hixson Locations; 2 Killed On Ardis Lane; 2 Men Shot At Northgate Crossing Apartments In Hixson

Four men were shot in two overnight shootings in Hixson. Two people were shot and killed on Ardis Lane. At approximately 10:07 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 6700 block of Ardis Lane on a report of persons shot. Upon arrival, police located two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced Kirtus Thompson, 27, deceased on ... (click for more)

Greg Vital Says Ancient Stone Cairns, Part Trail Of Tears Route Found On His Meigs Farm; Asks TVA To Reroute Project Viper Transmission Line

Greg Vital, who is fighting to keep a major TVA transmission line from crossing his Meigs County farm, said a group of ancient stone cairns and a section of the Trail of Tears have been found on the farm. He is asking that TVA reroute the line that is being built to a new TVA power center. Mr. Vital said TVA located one of the cairns and agreed to move the line from it. But ... (click for more)

Opinion

Chattanooga's Shooting Epidemic

These shootings continue and something has to be done to try and stop them whether they are domestic, robbery or gang related. We obviously can not remove these handguns from every man, woman and child. I suggest that merchants that sell handguns raise the minimum age to 21 years for the purchase of handgun ammunition only. This 21 age requirement would not include ammunition ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Alabama’s Flat-Out Wrong

Ever since Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the most nauseating abortion legislation in the history of the United States on Wednesday, I have tried to find a worse decision by the lawmakers in any state to equal such absurdity and I most certainly cannot. While I am confident those in the State house would have voted differently had each been asked, “What if it was your ... (click for more)