Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events March 18-22

Thursday, March 14, 2019
March 18, Ribbon Cutting for Newk's Eatery Chattanooga
10 to 10:30 a.m.
Newk's Eatery Chattanooga: 2380 Lifestyle Way
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Newk’s Eatery Chattanooga.

March 19, Ribbon Cutting for Walmart Hixson
10 to 10:30 a.m.
Walmart Hixson: 5764 Hwy 153
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Walmart Hixson.

March 19, Ribbon Cutting for AAA - The Auto Club Group
11 to 11:30 a.m.
AAA - The Auto Club Group: 2396 Lifestyle Way, Ste.
102
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for AAA – The Auto Club group.

March 19, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Bank Community Center: 3620 Tom Weathers Dr.
Speaker: Kelsey Worley, ADS Security
$12

March 20, Southside Community Coffee
8 to 9 a.m.
Smart Furniture Studio: 1700 Broad St., Ste. 110
Join the Southside Chamber Council for their monthly Morning Joe. Held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month.
No cost.

March 20, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.
Speaker: Ron Harr
No cost.

March 20, 2019 EXPO Chattanooga
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.
Join hundreds of business, civic and community leaders for Chattanooga’s largest showcase of local business. Free and open to the public.

March 20, 2019 Small Business Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.
The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2019 Small Business Awards Luncheon.

March 21, 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)
Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? In this seminar, we will cover business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and more.
Register here<https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30380071>.
No cost.

March 21, North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.
Speaker: Kelly Allen, Q Strategies
$10

March 21, Find Your Funding
1:30 to 3 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
In this seminar, we will help you explore funding options. We'll cover traditional loans, crowd funding, bootstrapping, angel funding and venture capital funding. An SBA representative will be present to discuss loans specifically for small businesses.
Speakers: Jackie Merritt (SBA) & Lynn Chesnutt (TSBDC)
Register here<https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30380072>.
No cost.

March 21, Ribbon Cutting for Tier 1 Health & Wellness
2 to 2:30 p.m.
Tier 1 Health & Wellness: 2120 Northgate Park Ln., Ste. 402
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Tier 1 Health & Wellness.

March 21, Business After Hours | Moxy-Downtown Chattanooga
5 to 7 p.m.
Moxy-Downtown Chattanooga: 1220 King St.
Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in March is sponsored by Moxy-Downtown Chattanooga.
No cost.

March 21, Small Business Orientation Evening Seminar
5:30 to 7 p.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? In this seminar, we will cover business entity options and tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and more.
Register here<https://clients.tsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=30380070>.
No cost.

March 22, Reality Check at Collegiate High School
9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Collegiate High School @Chattanooga State: 4501 Amnicola Hwy.
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.


Spectruss Wins ADDY Award And Welcomes New Team Member

Safety Fest TN 2019 Offers More Than 100 Free Safety Classes April 29-May 3

Gas Prices Rise 12.6 Cents In Chattanooga


Spectruss, a full-service marketing agency located in Chattanooga, is seeing substantial advertising growth. This month, the agency was awarded the 2018-2019 Silver ADDY for their viral video, ... (click for more)

Safety Fest TN announces that registration is now open for Safety Fest TN 2019. The annual community event offers over 100 free safety classes, sessions and demonstrations to residents and companies ... (click for more)

Chattanooga gas prices have risen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.37 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 170 stations. Gas prices in Chattanooga ... (click for more)


Business

Spectruss Wins ADDY Award And Welcomes New Team Member

Spectruss, a full-service marketing agency located in Chattanooga, is seeing substantial advertising growth. This month, the agency was awarded the 2018-2019 Silver ADDY for their viral video, “Randy the Safe Guy” by the American Advertising Federation of Chattanooga. The commercial was featured on Reddit, Digg, Info Wars, and thebigshow.com, receiving over three million views worldwide. ... (click for more)

Safety Fest TN 2019 Offers More Than 100 Free Safety Classes April 29-May 3

Safety Fest TN announces that registration is now open for Safety Fest TN 2019. The annual community event offers over 100 free safety classes, sessions and demonstrations to residents and companies from April 29-May 3. This year’s training will be offered at Y-12’s New Hope Center, ORAU’s Pollard Technical Center, and other venues in Oak Ridge and Knoxville. Registration and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

3 Men Shot In 3 Separate Incidents Overnight

Three men were shot overnight in three separate shootings. At approximately 7:33 p.m. on Monday, Chattanooga Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1900 block of Garfield Street. Upon arrival, police located evidence of a crime scene and secured the scene. While on the scene, police were advised by a local hospital that a man, 49, had arrived with non-life ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Council Puts Off Vote On Water Rates Until All Members Are Present

An important item on the Signal Mountain Council’s meeting agenda for Monday night was tabled until the next meeting, anticipating that all five council members will present. That was done because Mayor Dan Landrum was concerned with appearances of a vote by just three council members. Both Vice Mayor Amy Speek and Councilmember Robert Spalding were absent. An ordinance that ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Is That Smell?

A septic tank functions beautifully until it doesn't. When a septic tank or field line ceases to function properly, E. coli and other bacteria will leak. It can move into the surrounding land or ground water. Anyone who has lived next door to a home with a progressively failing septic system will eventually notice the smell of sewage when it discharges. Raw sewage can leak for long ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

Chattanooga being a finalist for the 2021 Ironman is great news. The business gained at the local bicycle repair shops from bent rims, busted tires and warped frames should produce some great local revenue. The local physicians should see a surge as well from the twisted ankles and busted up knees from dips, humps and pot holes on our area roads that could swallow a small child. ... (click for more)