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.


Dalton Adds To Labor Force In July

Judge Rob Philyaw Given McCain-Abernathy Award

Patrick, Beard, Schulman And Jacoway, P.C. Adds Partner Eric Oliver


Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton’s labor force grew in July. According to preliminary numbers, Dalton also made monthly gains in employed residents and annual ... (click for more)

A number of Tennessee judges, including Judge Rob Philyaw, received awards at the joint Tennessee Council of Juvenile Judges/Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association Conference in Franklin. ... (click for more)

Eric J. Oliver has joined Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. as a partner. Mr. Oliver has practiced law in Chattanooga since 1995, including the last 18 years at Lewis & Oliver. ... (click for more)


Business

Dalton Adds To Labor Force In July

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton’s labor force grew in July. According to preliminary numbers, Dalton also made monthly gains in employed residents and annual gains in jobs for the month of July, for the two-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). “July was another solid month for Georgia,” Commissioner Butler said. “The state numbers ... (click for more)

Judge Rob Philyaw Given McCain-Abernathy Award

A number of Tennessee judges, including Judge Rob Philyaw, received awards at the joint Tennessee Council of Juvenile Judges/Tennessee Juvenile Court Services Association Conference in Franklin. These awards included annual service awards, as well as one award that was given for the first time ever at the conference. Judge Wayne Shelton – Lifetime Achievement Award The ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Will Not Allow Trustee To Bill For Controversial Business Improvement District After All; Move Puts BID Effort In Jeopardy For Upcoming Year

The County Commission on Wednesday reversed course and voted not to take part in any billing to downtown property owners for the controversial Business Improvement District (BID). The move puts the status of the BID in jeopardy for the upcoming year. Kim White, president of the Rivercity Company, said earlier she had been planning all along for Trustee Bill Hullander to put ... (click for more)

Undisclosed Industry Planning To Spend $61 Million On New Plant In Hamilton County; Provide 150 Jobs

An undisclosed industry plans to spend $61 million on a new facility in Hamilton County and provide 150 jobs, Charles Wood of the Chamber of Commerce told the County Commission on Wednesday. Mr. Wood said the state has changed its procedure so that economic development cases involving government grants come first to the counties. However, he said the name of the company is ... (click for more)

Opinion

What Does The White Privilege Presentation Have To Do With Education? - And Response (5)

On Aug. 2, Hamilton County Schools held a professional development presented by motivational speaker Robert Jackson. The PD was for the teachers in the Opportunity Zone, which includes the 12 lowest-performing schools in Hamilton County where 90 percent of the students are black. During the 90-minute presentation, there was a 15-20-minute segment concerning “White Privilege”. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Drum Major For Peace

There have been many Christmas Seasons when I have looked high and low for Christmas Cards that included the poem, “One Solitary Life.” I came across the revered poem easily over 40 years ago during a kiddie matinee at the famed Radio City Music Hall, which is in midtown Manhattan. The Radio Music Hall is huge – it can comfortably seat 6,000 – and so awesome is the Christmas Spectacular ... (click for more)