Chattanooga Public Library Presents Annual Creative Entrepreneurs Conference

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Chattanooga Public Library will be bringing back the Creative Entrepreneurs Conference to Chattanooga. The event is free to the public and will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Chattanooga Public Library. Keeping its roots to its first year, the Conference once again aims to provide resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners.  
 
“We want attendees to gain knowledge and information about how to succeed as a business, but also feel empowered to take their ideas, entrepreneurship and creativeness to the next level to succeed in their community,” said Megan Emery, experience coordinator at the Library.  
 
The Creative Entrepreneurs Conference will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 4th Floor of the Downtown location and will feature several local speakers. Many of the presentations will include workshops to give attendees a more hands-on and interactive experience. Throughout the day, attendees can come and go from the different sessions being offered. Keynote speakers will include musician Nick Lutsko and Dakin Cranwell from American Draft. 
 
“The goal of the conference is for attendees to gain knowledge and skills on entrepreneurship and running small businesses,” Ms. Emery said. “We are excited for this year’s speakers and line-up to accomplish that.” 
 
Event schedule:

4th Floor Event Space

9:15-10 a.m.  Nick Lutsko, keynote speaker -  I Challenge You to be Creative

10-11 a.m.  Katie Hendrix, Co.Lab -  Kiva: Learn How to Apply for Crowdfunded Loans 
 
11-11:15 a.m.  Sammy Lowdermilk, Tech Goes Home - Tech Goes Home for Entrepreneurs 
 
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Stephen Brehm, Chattanooga Market - Chattanooga Market: How to be a Successful Vendor 
 
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Dakin Cranwell, American Draft - Closing Keynote with Dakin Cranwell of American Draft  
 

4th Floor Maker Space

10-11 a.m. TK Westfield, Westfield Consulting and Management - I Wanna Be a Star! Now What? 

 
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Shawanda Mason, The Chattery - The 3 C’s with the Chattery 
 
 
4th Floor Lounge

10-11 a.m.  Brandon Ellis, Chatterbox - Fireside Chat with Chatterbox 

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Cath Shaw Truelove, Bees on a Bicycle - Fireside Chat with Bees on a Bicycle 
 
The event is free to the public, but registration is highly encouraged. To register, visit www.chattlibrary.org/events.  
 


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