Chattanooga Chamber Of Commerce Events Oct. 19-23

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Here are the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce events for Oct. 19-23.

Oct. 19, ONLINE: NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping 
12-1 p.m. 
New to being an entrepreneur? This information-packed class covers 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, receipt requirements, meal expenses, personal vehicle expenses, and more. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 19, ONLINE: Returning Employees Back to the Workplace Safely Webinar 
Time slots available: 12-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. 
Businesses are now searching for ways to streamline health and safety practices at work. Join us as we discuss innovative technology to help you keep employees and visitors safe. Hosted by Sharp Business Systems. 
Register here 
No cost. 

Oct. 19, ONLINE: Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor 
2-3 p.m. 
QuickBooks is a great choice for start-ups and small businesses who need to improve their bookkeeping tools. We will begin with a presentation of the recent updates for QBO, then there will be a Q&A discussion with QuickBooks experts. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: Government Contracting 101 – Session 1 
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Contracting with the federal government can open the door to many opportunities for your small business and can aid the growth of your business tremendously. In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about government contracting (how to find contract opportunities, your responsibilities as a contractor, and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace). Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting 
12-1 p.m. 
Join us for some great networking and to hear from a guest speaker who will share with the group some of their impactful work. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: Accepting Payments from Customers (POS Systems and Credit Card Charges) 
12-1 p.m. 
How are you taking payments from your customers for your products and services? This class will teach you the basics of payment processing, the differences in point-of-sale systems, the rules and regulations around surcharging and cash discounts, and how to protect your business's and customers' data. Hosted by TSBDC and Bankcard Solutions. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: YPC + Startup Week: From Side Hustle to CEO 
12:30-2 p.m. 
As part of Startup Week Chattanooga, join Young Professionals of Chattanooga (YPC) for our virtual event as young professional small business owners share impactful stories and experiences to illustrate how the challenges they've faced helped to build their definition of success. Moderator: Alexis Willis, INCubator. Panel: Nick Macco, Southtree & Legacy Box, Briana Garza, Chatt Taste, Ji Hoon Heo, Tesla Bros, and Shawnice Beard, Callie's Avenue. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: "I'm Tired": Creating a Sense of Belonging for Women and People of Color to Build Their Own Legacy 
2-3 p.m. 
INCubator hosts "'I'm Tired': Creating A Sense of Belonging for Women and People of Color to Build Their Own Legacy." Join us to discuss the positive impact of meaningful support for employees and entrepreneurs. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: Chamber Council Networking 
4-5 p.m. 
Our Chamber Membership Team is hosting a meeting in partnership with their Councils. Get ready to make great connections! 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 20, ONLINE: Tap Into Chattanooga’s Talent Pool! 
4-5 p.m. 
As part of Startup Week, Chattanooga-based startup Eduity® is partnering with the Public Education Foundation’s STEP-UP program to give you access to some of the area’s best young talent. During this practical, hands-on workshop, you'll create a job inventory for your company with Eduity's innovative free tool. STEP-UP interns will help you define exactly what capabilities your company needs. Then PEF will tap you directly into a pool of bright, motivated young people. Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 21, ONLINE: Southside Community Coffee 
8-9 a.m. 
Grab your coffee and tea and network with fellow chamber members and Southside businesses over Zoom. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 21, ONLINE: Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting 
8:15-9:30 a.m. 
While we're still zooming along, join us to network with one another virtually--and referring business so that we can help those businesses who are still being affected by Covid-19 to build. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 21, ONLINE: Government Contracting 101 – Session 2 
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Contracting with the federal government can open the door to many opportunities for your small business and can aid the growth of your business tremendously. In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about government contracting (how to find contract opportunities, your responsibilities as a contractor, and how to be successful in today’s procurement marketplace). Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 21, ONLINE: Hixson Chamber Council Meeting 
12-1 p.m. 
Hixson will be having our first luncheon/meeting in quite some time!! Please join us as we hear from Wade Rowan, with Sandler Training! He will be addressing how to manage relationships during a pandemic. As a student of people, processes and personalities, Wade works with many organizations all around the country to help Manage Healthy Relationships. In this workshop Wade will share several of the Attitudes, Behaviors and Techniques that allow meaningful Bond and Rapport to flourish. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 21, ONLINE: Returning Employees Back to the Workplace Safely Webinar 
Time slots available: 12-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. 
Businesses are now searching for ways to streamline health and safety practices at work. Join us as we discuss innovative technology to help you keep employees and visitors safe. Hosted by Sharp Business Systems. 
Register here 
No cost. 

Oct. 21, 2020 Spirit of Innovation Awards 
7-8 p.m. 
The Spirit of Innovation Awards honor businesses that originated in the region and have potential to impact many people and inspire change either within one industry or across a broader spectrum. The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce honors finalist companies and names an award recipient at the Spirit of Innovation Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21 virtually. We are proud to feature our keynote speaker, Arlan Hamilton, Founder of Backstage Capital. 
Watch live here
No cost. 

Oct. 22, ONLINE: Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting 
8:15-9:30 a.m. 
Join us as we hear from Miles Huff, Sr. Director of Talent Initiatives with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, who will share some of the great work taking place on maintaining and retaining great talent within our region. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 22, ONLINE: Government Contracting 201 
10 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Designed for individuals who are beyond the basics, this class will help expand your understanding of the complex rules in government contracting. We will cover: evaluating solicitations, initial steps for developing pricing for a proposal, developing a list of target customers, and more. Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. 
Register here
No cost. 

Oct. 22, ONLINE: How to Write a Winning Proposal Using the StoryBrand Framework 
3-4 p.m. 
Proposals should give the recipient a short, compelling summary of work that can be easily shared with other decision-makers. This is the key to advancing your goals and winning business. In this session we’ll explore the elements of a good proposal: the problem, the hook, and the solution (BTW, that solution is you). Hosted by TSBDC and 8Bend Marketing. 
Register here
No cost. 


Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Oct. 26-30

AG Slatery Responds To DOJ Settlement With Purdue Pharma

September Unemployment Rates Decrease In Every Tennessee County


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Business

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Oct. 26-30

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AG Slatery Responds To DOJ Settlement With Purdue Pharma

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Breaking News

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Firefighter Union President Says Many Firefighters Remain Below Federal Poverty Hourly Pay Rate

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Opinion

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Roy Exum: Trump’s $455 Billion Call

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