Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Jan. 21-25

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Jan. 22, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting

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

The Chattanooga Event Center: 2193 Park Dr.

Program: Digital Advertising Roundtable

Speakers: Cory Barnes of RallyBoost, LLC, Clay Posey of ClearBox Strategies, Inc., Shana Browne of Magnolia Heart Creative, David McJunkin of MyNooga.com & Bryan Bunch of RevLocal

$12

 

Jan. 22, Get Found on Google Search & Maps

2 to 3:30 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)

We’ve teamed up with local Google Partner McNair Media to help put every business in Chattanooga on the map. You will learn: how to be found by your customers by creating your FREE Google Search and Maps listings, and how to optimize this for desktops and mobile devices. Every attendee should pre-register.

Speakers: Erik McNair, McNair Media

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Jan. 22, Ribbon Cutting for The Plastic Surgery Group

4:30 to 5 p.m.

The Plastic Surgery Group: 901 Riverfront Pkwy.

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for The Plastic Surgery Group.

 

Jan. 22, Ooltewah/Collegedale Monthly Mixer

5 to 7 p.m.

Springhill Suites: 8876 Old Lee Hwy.

Join the Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council for their monthly mixer, held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Complimentary light appetizers as well as drink specials.

No cost.

 

Jan. 22, International Business Chamber Council Mixer

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Mad Priest Coffee & Cocktails: 719 Cherry St., Ste. 100

Join the International Business Council for a mixer at The Mad Priest Coffee & Cocktails. 10 percent of all sales during this mixer will go towards the Councils Scholarship Program to help Chattanooga business students study abroad.
No
cost.

 

Jan. 23, Ribbon Cutting for The Flying Locksmiths of Greater Chattanooga & NW Georgia

10 to 10:30 a.m.

The Flying Locksmiths of Greater Chattanooga & NW Georgia: 2212 Encompass Dr., Ste. 168

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for The Flying Locksmiths of Greater Chattanooga & NW Georgia.

 

Jan. 23, Social Media 101

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

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)

TSBDC partners with 3E Social to deliver a seminar and discussion 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.

Speaker: Lisa Brown, owner of 3E Social

Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.

No cost.

 

Jan. 24, Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting

8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Hospice of Chattanooga: 4411 Oakwood Dr.

Speaker: Coach Zach Ferrell, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy

$10

 

Jan. 24, Intellectual Property 101

9 to 10 a.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)

When building a business, it can be easy to forget to legally protect what you've created. Kevin Christopher, founder of Ridgeline Venture Law, will discuss IP best practices, so entrepreneurs can be better prepared to safeguard the unique attributes of their business.

Call 423.752.4301 for registration details.

No cost.

 

Jan. 24, 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.

 

Jan. 24, Reality Check at Ivy Academy

Noon to 2:45 p.m.

Ivy Academy: 8512 Dayton Pike, 37379

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 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.

 

Jan. 24, 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.

 

Jan. 25, ACEs, The Tennessee Story: Building Strong Brains Screening Series & Workshop 2-Day Session

Jan. 25, 6 to 9 p.m. & Jan. 26, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WTCI-TV 45: 7540 Bonnyshire Dr.

This 2-day opportunity will engage up to 140 guests in screenings and guided breakout sessions that will further educate the public on the impact of ACEs on families and the community. Participants will engage in discussions about the content of the screenings and their work in the community in order to help Chattanooga grow as a trauma-informed community.

Contact jcrutchfield@wtcitv.org to register.

No cost.


Counsel Creative Announces Launch Of Brand And Website

Alexis Stoops Promoted As First Female Regional Sales Manager At Trident Transport

Tennessee January Revenues Exceed Budget Estimates


Counsel Creative, a new marketing collective based in Chattanooga, has officially launched its brand and website. Counsel Creative was established and operates around the mission of “cultivating ... (click for more)

Alexis Stoops has become the first female regional sales manager in Trident Transport history. “To be the first female regional sales manager here at Trident means more to me than I can ... (click for more)

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter Friday announced that overall January state tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates. Revenues for January totaled ... (click for more)


Business

Counsel Creative Announces Launch Of Brand And Website

Counsel Creative, a new marketing collective based in Chattanooga, has officially launched its brand and website. Counsel Creative was established and operates around the mission of “cultivating brands and relationships that matter.” “A lot of people throw the word ‘love’ around loosely, but we genuinely love people,” said Kenny Morgan, founder and CCO of the agency. “We ... (click for more)

Alexis Stoops Promoted As First Female Regional Sales Manager At Trident Transport

Alexis Stoops has become the first female regional sales manager in Trident Transport history. “To be the first female regional sales manager here at Trident means more to me than I can really express. When I started at Trident {July 2018}, I was still in school full time pursuing my business management degree. Up until I was hired, I had no idea what I was going to do after ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Under Flood Watch Until Thursday Morning

Chattanooga is under a Flood Watch through Thursday morning. The latest forecast calls for up to three new inches of rain. Area creeks are already swollen from recent downpours. Here is the Flood Watch from the National Weather Service:' FLOOD WATCH FROM 7PM EST TUE UNTIL 7AM EST THU ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Arrested Erroneously While Starting On Family Vacation To Iceland Sues For $27 Million

A Chattanooga man who was arrested erroneously while starting on a family vacation to Iceland has filed suit for $27 million. George Harrison is suing the city and Chattanooga Police officers Kaumar Hughes and Mathew Lynch in Federal Court. He is suing the city for $5 million and the officers for $1 million each. He is asking $20 million punitive damages in the complaint filed ... (click for more)

Opinion

Heavy Rains Are Coming In The Next Few Days…

Please remember to check on folks that are vulnerable which includes the elderly and homebound. With expectations of up to 7 inches or more of rain, we may see flooding in areas that rival those of the past. As Chief Roddy told me this morning, be proactive, not reactive. Pack for an extended stay at work or someone's house. Be ready with extra food, water and blanket in your ... (click for more)

The $500,000 Tax Money Giveway

Mayor Berke, On September 5, 2017, you asked and were granted a 22-cent property tax increase for city government operations and a capital fund. At the meeting, the City Council approved your proposal for the property tax increase of 22 cents per $100 of property assessment. As a result, every business, home owner, and property owner had one-month notice that their local property ... (click for more)