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.


New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Martin Pierce Selected 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyer

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 19-30


Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: A NEW TWIST KRISTINA REED 4 SELF EMPLOYED PAINTER 3332 PARKER LN CHATTANOOGA TN 37419 ARLINGTON PROPERTIES INC WILLIAM ... (click for more)

Attorney Martin L. Pierce, a Certified Estate Planning Specialist with Pierce & Huisman, PLLC in Chattanooga, has again been selected in 2018 for inclusion as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in ... (click for more)

Nov. 20, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Red Bank Community Center: Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger Speaker: Juan Alicea, Credit Card Skimming ... (click for more)


Business

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: A NEW TWIST KRISTINA REED 4 SELF EMPLOYED PAINTER 3332 PARKER LN CHATTANOOGA TN 37419 ARLINGTON PROPERTIES INC WILLIAM HULSEY 3 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY 721 BROAD ST CHATTANOOGA TN 37402 CALDWELL TANKS INC 4 CONSTRUCTION OF STEEL TANKS 4211 CROWMELL ROAD CHATTANOOGA TN 37421 CELEBRITIES ENTERTAINMENT ... (click for more)

Martin Pierce Selected 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyer

Attorney Martin L. Pierce, a Certified Estate Planning Specialist with Pierce & Huisman, PLLC in Chattanooga, has again been selected in 2018 for inclusion as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the mid-south states are selected to receive the honor of a Super Lawyer. To qualify, the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Truck Driver Charged In Death Of Another Truck Driver In Head-On Crash Near Trenton

A tractor-trailer driver from Pennsylvania was charged on Friday in the death of another truck driver. The Dade County Sheriff's Office said Gustavo Rodriguez-Pagan was driving on Interstate 59 near Trenton when a head-on crash occurred. His vehicle crossed the median and struck another tractor-trailer. Authorities said they found Rodriguez-Pagan walking around the accident ... (click for more)

Girl Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On I-24 Near Wildwood Exit

A young girl was critically injured in a five-car crash on I-24 in Dade County on Saturday. The accident was near Exit 169 at Wildwood. Authorities said a roll-back tow truck that was hauling two vehicles struck a van with a family inside. The van then struck three other vehicles. The wreck happened just before noon. The girl was found unresponsive in the van. (click for more)

Opinion

HES Can't Be Matched, Replicated Or Cheaply Duplicated

As a volunteer at the Humane Educational Society for four years, I have first-hand knowledge of the work this organization does and the conditions it has to overcome to do it. The 118-year-old facility in which the administration, staff and volunteers work every day is at the end of its road. A new shelter space is more than warranted. The good news is that there are county funds ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Thanksgiving Opener

Ever so often my dear friend Dale Brown, the former LSU basketball coach, will include me as he shares his wonderful thoughts, occasional devotions, and glittering ideas how we should be our best every day. Dale is an expert at motivation yet he’s got a friend whose insight I’ve grown to adore. When Dale was at LSU, he signed a stunning basketball player named Johnny O’Bryant III ... (click for more)