Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events April 30-May 3

Thursday, April 25, 2019

April 30, Creating a Business Plan
9-11 a.m.
INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd. (Park across the street in the Republic lot)
We will cover the fundamentals of writing a business plan and then guide you in an interactive, group-setting workshop to get those ideas onto paper. Whether you’re starting your business, or refocusing your mature business, this course is for you.
Speaker: Sarah Mattson (TSBDC)
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

May 1, AM Networking | Sponsored by J.D. Frost & Company
8-9 a.m.
J.D. Frost & Company: 1413 Chestnut St., Ste. 400
Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings an average of 100 business people together for networking and hot coffee. This month's AM Networking will be sponsored by J.D. Frost & Company.
No cost.

May 2, Spring Job Fair
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brainerd Crossroads (BX): 4011 Austin St.
Join us for the premier job fair event in the Chattanooga area. Local employers will identify potential employees for immediate or future hires.

May 2, Ribbon Cutting for South Broad Storage
10-10:30 a.m.
South Broad Storage: 2430 Cowart St.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for South Broad Storage.

May 2, Small Business Orientation - Morning Seminar
11:30 a.m.-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, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and more.
Speaker: Lynn Chesnutt (TSBDC)
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

May 2, East Ridge Chamber Council Meeting
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
East Ridge Community Center: 1517 Tombras Ave.
Speaker: Hal Bowling, Executive Director of LAUNCH CHA
$12

May 2, Downtown Council After Hours
5:30-.7:30 p.m.
Bantam + Biddy: 728 Market St.
Join the Downtown Chamber Council for their After Hours event at Bantam + Biddy as part of Alley Hour for Cooper's Alley. Stop in to meet and network with other Downtown businesses and members.
No cost.

May 2, Small Business Orientation - Evening Seminar
5:30-7 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, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and more.
Speaker: Lynn Chesnutt (TSBDC)
Register at tsbdc.org/chscc/.
No cost.

May 3, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Coffee
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Wired Coffee Bar: 5707 Main St.
Consider attending this monthly networking event in Ooltewah to catch up with the best business connections around.
No cost.

May 3, LCAA Lunch and Learn
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Siskin Children’s Institute: 1101 Carter St.
Siskin Children’s Institute works to improve the quality of life for children with special needs and their families.  Join the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association as we hear from CEO Derek Bullard over lunch discussing the Institute’s work and his vision for the nonprofit as well as a tour of the institute.
Call 756-2121 to register.
LCAA Members: $12
Non-Members: $16

More on these events and other support for your business at chattanoogachamber.com.


LYNC Logistics Named 1 Of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces For 2019

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For May 28-31

Austin Hatcher Foundation Announces New Family Services Coordinator


LYNC Logistics has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, its fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands on May 28 in the ... (click for more)

May 28, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chattanooga Event Center: 2193 Park Dr. Speaker: Bev Brockman, The Entrepreneurial Mindset $12 May 28, ... (click for more)

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer announces Lauren Kelly has been hired as family services coordinator. Ms. Kelly has a background in multiple roles, including nonprofit fundraising, ... (click for more)


Business

LYNC Logistics Named 1 Of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces For 2019

LYNC Logistics has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, its fourth annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector. Hitting newsstands on May 28 in the June 2019 issue, and as part of a prominent Inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events For May 28-31

May 28, East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chattanooga Event Center: 2193 Park Dr. Speaker: Bev Brockman, The Entrepreneurial Mindset $12 May 28, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St. Keynote Speakers: E.J. Reed, Clint Gray ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Person Pulled From Burning Home On Airport Road Saturday Morning

A person was pulled from a burning home on Airport Road on Saturday morning. Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to 900 Airport Road Lot #92 on a residential structure fire with entrapment at approximately 9 a.m. Incident Commander Lieutenant Jack Babb reported fire and smoke showing upon arrival. Two residents had exited the structure prior to firefighters arrival, but ... (click for more)

Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department Saves Boat From Fire Saturday Afternoon

The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department saved a million-dollar boat Saturday afternoon. A boat owner called 911 reporting a boat fire located at the Chattanooga Yacht Club at 9400 North Hickory Valley Road. The Dallas Bay VFD responded by boat and arrived on the scene reporting smoke and flames in the engine area. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire due to 900 gallons ... (click for more)

Opinion

It Is Outrageous That County School Administration Used Our Tax Dollars For Political Lobbying

Dear Dr. Johnson, The campaign central at HCDE headquarters needs a Tennessee Little Hatch Act study time and education. The heart of the issue is that HCDE utilized our tax dollars to lobby against vouchers with employee time, equipment, and lobby payments. Here is my point, I supported ESA vouchers for Hamilton County, and so did a lot of families that desired parental ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Easy Way To Win

Within hours after the shocking news came Tuesday that a Twin Cities university was booted out of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “because St. Thomas won too much,” some of the talking heads in the news media put the blame squarely where it belongs. In a nation where 35 percent of the population is on some type of welfare and more than 10 million illegal immigrants ... (click for more)