Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Aug. 20-24

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aug. 20, Intermediate Shopify

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Edney, Floor Five: 1100 Market St.

This class is for users who understand the basics of websites and/or Shopify and want to go further in their understanding of how to use its intermediate features.

Register at thechattery.org.

$25

 

Aug. 21, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr., behind Erlanger

Program: BBQ & Networking

$12

 

Aug. 21, City & Federal Government Contracting for Women-Owned Small Business

1 to 3 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

In this two part session, learn how to start doing business with the City of Chattanooga, through their free Vendor Registry for Diverse Business Enterprise. Secondly, learn about the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) program through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Key topics include eligibility requirements and steps towards the certification process.

Speakers: Jacqueline Merritt, SBA & James McKissic, City of Chattanooga

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Aug. 22, Nonprofit Startup Information Session

9:30 a.m. to Noon

United Way of Greater Chattanooga: 630 Market St.

Interested in starting a nonprofit in Tennessee? This information session covers early considerations such as for profit business options and collaboration, differences between a nonprofit and for profit and an overview of the nonprofit startup process. 

Register ventureforwardnow.org.

$25

 

Aug. 22, Pick the Brain of a Commercial Insurance Agent

11 a.m. to noon

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

Business owners, let the insurance agent know your area of inquiry regarding all things Commercial Business Insurance. This Q & A group session will cover: insurance coverage required by law, top three policies every business should have and how proper risk management can reduce your insurance cost and protect your company.

Speaker: Keith Rocha, The American Insurance Group

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.  

 

Aug. 22, 2018 Chattanooga Chamber Annual Meeting

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce presents their Annual Meeting. Local volunteers receive awards, including: Ambassador of the Year Award, Chamber Council of the Year Award, and Chamber Council Membership Award.

Keynote speaker Mick Fleming, nationally recognized Chamber of Commerce Executive, will speak about the power of community leaders.

 

Aug. 22, When Does HR Matter & Why

2 to 5 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking lot)

Every small business owner wears more than one hat. But when it comes to HR issues, they face an ever-increasing range of legal obligations and risks, and it’s good to know when outside expert help is needed. In this program, we will explore the primary HR challenges faced by growing small businesses and offer practical suggestions for addressing them.

Speaker: Attorney Dan Gilmore, Founder of Squire Strategies

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Aug. 23, Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting

8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.

Speaker: Charita Allen, Deputy Administrator of Economic Development with City of Chattanooga

$10

 

Aug. 23, Small Business Orientation: Morning Seminar

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking 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 available 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.

 

Aug. 23, Small Business Orientation: Evening Seminar

5:30 to 7 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Please park across the street in the Republic parking 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 available 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.

 

Aug. 24, Lunch & Learn: Finding Your Zen in a Corporate World

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Chattery at Chattanooga WorkSpace: 302 W. 6th St.

In this class, you will learn basic concepts of breath and gentle motion that will allow you to stop stress in its tracks. After discussing stress and its effects on you and your workplace, we will practice techniques to calm your mind, relieve your body and boost your mood.

Register at thechattery.org.

$15

 


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 19-30

Unemployment In Tennessee Continues Near All-Time Historic Low

CARTA Transit Ridership Remains Down, But Shuttle, Incline, Care-A-Van Up For The Month; Executive Direct, CFO Take Lump Sum Raises


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)

Tennessee's jobless rate in October was still near historic lows, despite a slight uptick. October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 3.7 percent, 0.1 of a percentage ... (click for more)

CARTA's transit ridership remains down, but for the past month ridership was up on the shuttle, the Incline and Care-A-Van. Overall for October, ridership was 248,226, compared to 258,995 ... (click for more)


Business

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 19-30

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 at Gas Stations & Crypto Currency $12 Nov . 27, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Car Barn: 6721 Heritage Business Ct. Speaker: Dionne Jennings, ... (click for more)

Unemployment In Tennessee Continues Near All-Time Historic Low

Tennessee's jobless rate in October was still near historic lows, despite a slight uptick. October’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 3.7 percent, 0.1 of a percentage point higher than the previous month. Tennessee’s all-time low unemployment rate was 3.3 percent which the state recorded for five consecutive months between September 2017 and January 2018. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Attorneys Ask Lifting Of Home Confinement For Hazelwood After Higher Court Allows Him To Stay Out During Appeal; Government Is Opposed

Attorneys for former Pilot Travel Centers president Mark Hazelwood are asking Judge Curtis Collier for the lifting of his home confinement after the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals said he could remain out during his appeal. In the alternative, the attorneys ask that he be able to leave his Knoxville home between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The motion also requests that Hazelwood be ... (click for more)

Tyner Man Arrested When Woman Finds Him With Items From Home Of Her Deceased Parents

A Tyner man has been arrested after police said a woman found him at the home of her deceased parents. J.C. Donaldson, 32, of 7239 Tyner Road, is charged with aggravated burglary. The woman said she found a white Buick in her parents' driveway. She said she called her sister to ask if it was her, but she said it was not. She ran into Donaldson, who told her that someone ... (click for more)

Opinion

Bring Jeff Styles Back Now That His Case Was Dismissed

Now that prosecutors have dropped charges against Jeff Styles — and he's not been found guilty by a jury of his peers — I hope Bill Lockhart and WGOW will return him to the station. I'm believe his listeners will welcome him back with open arms. After one has been through a ringer like this, I'm not sure how you get your life back unless a good guy like Mr. Lockhart steps up ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: When Coach Mike Gundy Went Off

Back in late September of 2007, a gutsy Oklahoma State football team had just won a wild 49-46 slugfest against previously unbeaten Texas Tech in Stillwater. In the loser’s locker room, this after OSU’s Zac Peterson drilled a 54-yard TD pass in the waning minute to come from behind, the soon-to-be legend Mike Leach tore his Red Raiders apart. I mean, the man with the lifelong obsession ... (click for more)