Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Jan. 13-17

Thursday, January 9, 2020

January 14, Hixson Community Coffee

8 to 9 a.m.

Summit Physical Therapy at the Sports Barn: 1790 Hamill Rd.

Join the Hixson Council for their monthly Council Coffee. Check Facebook for updates.

No cost.

 

January 14, Get (Future) Ready - Day 1

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.

As part of the Chattanooga Chamber's talent initiatives to develop our area's workforce and support Hamilton County Schools' Future Ready Institutes, we're hosting 3000+ local eighth-graders for Get (Future) Ready. During this event, local companies staff booths to provide demonstrations and hand-on activities highlighting careers at your organization.

 

January 14, Help! I’m a Creative Entrepreneur and I Don’t Like Bookkeeping!

9 to 11 a.m.

The Chattery: 1800 Rossville Ave.

Are your bookkeeping habits a little too creative for your CPA? Bookkeeping getting you down? This information-packed class covers the top 10 bookkeeping mistakes beginners make and offers efficient solutions to overcome them.    

Register at thechattery.org.

No cost.

 

January 14, Build Your Confidence in Sales

2 to 3 p.m.

The Chattery: 1800 Rossville Ave.

In this class, you will learn the tools to build confidence, overcome your inner critic and reframe rejection in your sales career.  

Register at thechattery.org.

$20

 

Southside Community Coffee

8 to 9 a.m.

District 3 Hotel: 100 W. 21 St.

Join the Southside Council for their monthly Morning Joe, held monthly on the third Wednesday of each month.

No cost.

 

January 15, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

Collegedale City Hall: 4910 Swinyar Dr.

Speaker: Mayor Jim Coppinger

No cost.

 

January 15, Get (Future) Ready - Day 2

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Chattanooga Convention Center: 1150 Carter St.

As part of the Chattanooga Chamber's talent initiatives to develop our area's workforce and support Hamilton County Schools' Future Ready Institutes, we're hosting 3000+ local eighth-graders for Get (Future) Ready. During this event, local companies staff booths to provide demonstrations and hand-on activities highlighting careers at your organization.

 

January 15, TechTalk: Rise of Asia in Energy & Sustainability

8:30 to 10 a.m.

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

Tommy Gardner, CTO of HP's federal division, will discuss the rise of Asia in energy and sustainability, including thought about the impact of the micro reactor at Oak Ridge, TN. 
Register at
chatechcounciltn.memberzone.com/eventregistration/register/25.

Free to members; $20 for non-members

 

January 15, Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

North River Civic Center: 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Derek Markey, Plainview LED

Program: Business Rules and Regulations: Sign Ordinances in Hixson

$10

 

January 15, Ribbon Cutting for Scenic City Neurotherapy

Noon to 12:30 p.m.

Scenic City Neurotherapy: 7405 Shallowford Rd.

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Scenic City Neurotherapy.

 

January 15, January ChattaNewbies at Beast + Barrel

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Beast + Barrel: 16 Frazier Ave.

Come mingle with ChattaNewbies + Chattanooga locals to learn what is going on in #CHA. Grab all the newbies you know and join us for this casual happy hour.

Register at facebook.com/chattanewbies/.

No cost.

 

January 15, Long-term Savings and Retirement
 6 to 7 p.m.

The Chattery: 1800 Rossville Ave.

This class is all about starting to save and how to take some very simple steps in creating a plan and a habit in saving. Sponsored by Bank of America.

Register at thechattery.org

No cost.

 

January 16, North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Budweiser: 200 Shearer St.

$10

 

January 16, Meet The Founders

Noon to 1 p.m.

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

Tour the INCubator at the Hamilton County Business Development Center – a goldmine in the North Shore and home to over 50 startups. Meet business resources in Chattanooga's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, superstar CEOs and available spaces for you to start your own business.

Register at eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-founders-tickets-85967692683.

No cost.

 

January 16, Find Your Funding

1:30 to 3 p.m.

INCubator: 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Trying to fund your small business? In this seminar, we will help you explore your options. We'll cover traditional loans, crowdfunding, bootstrapping, angel investments and venture capital funding. A representative from the Small Business Administration will be present to discuss SBA loans.

Register at tsbdc.org.

No cost.

 

January 16, Business After Hours | Splitz Alley

5 to 7 p.m.

Splitz Alley: 6241 Perimeter Dr.

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business folks together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in January is sponsored by Splitz Alley.

No cost.

 

January 16, Helping Your Child Choose the Right College and Find the Perfect Job

 6 to 7 p.m.

The Chattery: 1800 Rossville Ave.

Dr. Rose Opengart, Career Coach, will teach you how your college student can be most prepared to have a good job upon graduation.   

Register at thechattery.org.

$15

 

January 16, Personal Finance for Women's Wellness

 6 to 7 p.m.

The Chattery: 1800 Rossville Ave.

Personal finances are fundamentally important to the success and health of everyone. But for women, the demands, circumstances and priorities of life are a lot different than a man's - so shouldn't our financial advice be too?  

Register at thechattery.org.

$15

 

January 17, East Brainerd Chamber Council Coffee

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Jason's Deli: 2115 Gunbarrel Rd.

Join our East Brainerd Council for their monthly coffee on the third Friday of every month at Jason's Deli.

No cost.

 

For more information, visit ChattanoogaChamber.com.


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Rent Sons Opens New Business In Chattanooga

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Jim Coltrin, CFP is celebrating his 20-year anniversary in the financial services industry. Mr. Coltrin began his career in the financial services industry as a financial advisor with Edward ... (click for more)



Business

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Breaking News

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Legislature Makes Staying Overnight On State Property A Felony; Those Charged Must Serve At Least 12 Hours In Jail

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Opinion

PILOTs In The Pandemic Period

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Roy Exum: ‘Sea To Shining Sea’

If you were to poll the most travelled among us, Portland, Ore., would be among the finalists on every list as “The Most Beautiful City” in the United States. Yet, today, it is a run-away choice as the ugliest in America. For over two-and-half months the state capital has unwillingly hosted a full-fledged riot almost every night. Two weeks ago, the city’s now-despicable mayor, leftist ... (click for more)