Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Dec. 7-11

Friday, December 4, 2020

Dec. 7, ONLINE: NEWtrepreneur Bookkeeping 

noon-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 car expenses, and more. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 7, ONLINE: Ask a QuickBooks ProAdvisor 

2-3 p.m. 

We will begin with a presentation of the recent updates for QBO, then there will be Q&A with experts.  It is encouraged for attendees to bring their own questions, but we will also cover: which QuickBooks is right for you, what is the difference between QB Online and QB Desktop, and more. Hosted by TSBDC and HR Business Solutions. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 8, ONLINE: Securing Company Data and IT Assets for a Distributed Workforce Webinar 

Time slots available: noon-1 p.m., 3-4 p.m. 

A recent study found that 48% of SMBs reported multiple serious cybersecurity incidents over the past year. Since the start of the pandemic, cyberattacks are on the rise as hackers exploit new weaknesses. Join us as we discuss solutions to protect your network and IoT devices in the new normal.  

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 9, ONLINE: Pick the Brain of an Attorney 

11 a.m.-noon 

In this one-hour Q&A session, you can ask your business-related legal questions. Frequently Asked Questions often include: How should I structure my business? Would I benefit more as an LLC or Sole Proprietor? What should I be including in my contracts and partnership agreements? Hosted by TSBDC and Grant, Konvalinka, and Harrison P.C. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 9, ONLINE: MidTown Chamber Council Meeting 

noon-1 p.m. 

You might have heard of the Brainerd Food Pantry that started up recently. The MidTown Chamber council worked with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and other community members to help start this excellent program to aid the Brainerd community residents. Bess Steverson, chairman of the BCFP Advisory Board, and Tim Bracken, senior pastor at Brainerd UMC will be speaking on this wonderful program and what it is doing for the community.  They will also share continued needs facing this community over the next few months. If you wish to support this effort, the Midtown Council will be providing a Donation Match of $1500 during the month of December. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 9, ONLINE: Creating a Business Plan 

2-4 p.m. 

This class is for those that have identified who, what, when, how, and where they are selling but need guidance with putting it on paper. From the ground up, we will cover the fundamentals of writing a business plan and then guide you in an interactive, group-setting workshop. Attendees will walk away from this workshop with the tools and resources they need to complete their business plan. Hosted by TSBDC. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 10, ONLINE: Government Contracting 201 

10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

This class is designed to introduce the business owner or manager to the diversity of government purchasing. Participants will learn how to navigate the governmental contracting process and bid successfully in the government marketplace. This program is part II of the basic introduction to government contracting program 101 and will further position your company to compete for contracting opportunities. Hosted by TSBDC and PTAC. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

  

Dec. 10, ONLINE: Southside Chamber Council Meeting 

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Join us for some Speed Networking with your best Ugly Sweater 

Networking: 11:45 a.m. to Noon; Program: Noon to 1 p.m. 

Register here. 

No cost. 

 

Dec. 11, ONLINE: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 101 Details 

10-11 a.m. 

Paul T. Doyle, Founder and CEO of Inclusive Performance Strategies, walks us through the basics of developing an intentional and effective inclusion strategy for your business. The concepts and tactics covered in this session will serve as a good foundation for future offerings from your Chattanooga Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. 

Register here

No cost.


Trident Transport Hires Jeff Kotiw As Vice President Of Strategic Accounts

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Rep. Fleischmann Named Ranking Member Of House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee


Trident Transport has named Jeff Kotiw as their vice president of strategic accounts, a new position for the company. Mr. Kotiw comes from an extensive background in logistics where he spent ... (click for more)

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Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after being named ranking member of the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee for the 117th Congress: ... (click for more)



Business

Trident Transport Hires Jeff Kotiw As Vice President Of Strategic Accounts

Trident Transport has named Jeff Kotiw as their vice president of strategic accounts, a new position for the company. Mr. Kotiw comes from an extensive background in logistics where he spent his first four years in the industry at PFT Roberson as a sales manager shortly after graduating from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Throughout his two-decade long career in ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: 10AC WHISKEY 3002 REFLECTING DR CHATTANOOGA TN 37415 99+1 PRESSINGS T-SHIRTS AND MORE TRAMAINE S JOHNSON 5144 IRVIN RD CHATTANOOGA TN 37416 AA CUSTOM HOME CREATIONS ANTHONY F GIUFFRE 3704 AZALEAN DR CHATTANOOGA TN 37415 AQUATIC AESTHETICS, INC ROBERT THOMAS 5622 HIGHWAY 153 STE C HIXSON TN 37343 ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County School Board May Vote Thursday On Options For Getting Students Back Into School

The Hamilton County School Board may vote Thursday night on options for getting students back into the classroom. Most board members stressed the importance of reopening the schools, while also weighing the safety of students and school personnel. Chairman Joe Wingate said the item was just for discussion at a lengthy Tuesday night school board agenda session. He said "consideration ... (click for more)

Lee Tells General Assembly "It's Time To Intervene For Our Kids

Saying the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions for schools, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee told members of the General Assembly, "It's time to intervene for our kids." The governor spoke at the opening of a joint convention on education that he called. His remarks as prepared for delivery are: Thank you Lt. Governor McNally and Speaker Sexton, Speaker Pro-Tem ... (click for more)

Opinion

It's Time For Impact Fees

This letter is regarding the potential high density development on Snowhill Road in Ooltewah. Growth is good. But it needs to be responsible growth. It would be instructive to see studies by other communities who have already gone through this so we can understand just what is the taxpayer cost burden of these high density developments. Additional taxes to add infrastructure, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Ramp Up

As you know, federal and state employees will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday today (Monday) so it will be tomorrow (Tuesday) when the vaccination efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Hamilton County will really begin to ramp up. This week will also mark the start of “Round Two” for our First Responders, our medical providers, and others who were given their ... (click for more)