Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 17-21

Friday, February 14, 2020

Feb. 17, Connecting with Your Creativity through Writing
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Chattery,
 1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 108

In this class, you will learn tips and tricks to help you find your creativity, so come to class ready to play with letters and words.

Register at thechattery.org.

$20

 

Feb. 18, Creating a Business Plan

9-11 a.m.

INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

A business plan is critical for all small businesses (especially those that are seeking funding). 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. Whether you’re just starting your business, or you’re refocusing your mature business, this course is for you.

Register at tsbdc.org.

No cost.

 

Feb. 18, Red Bank/Signal Mountain Chamber Council Meeting

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

Red Bank Community Center, behind Erlanger, 3620 Tom Weathers Dr.

Speaker: Mimi Nikkel, Love’s Arm

$12

 

Feb. 18, The Fear Factor: Eliminating Risk in Your Environment, presented by Logically

4-6 p.m.

STIR, 1444 Market St.

Register at http://bit.ly/37trrJo.

No cost.

 

Feb. 19, Southside Community Coffee

8-9 a.m.

Fountainhead Taproom, 1617 Rossville Ave.

Join the Southside Chamber Council for their monthly Morning Joe. This event is held on the third Wednesday of each month.

No cost.

 

Feb. 19, Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council Meeting

8:15 to 9:30 a.m.

The Bridge at Ooltewah, 5901 Snow Hill Rd.

Speaker: Darde Long, CEO & President of the Chattanooga Zoo

Topic: The Best Little Zoo in America

No cost.

 

Feb. 19, Hixson Chamber Council Meeting

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

North River Civic Center, 1009 Executive Dr.

Speaker: Katherine Elverd, Director of Music Therapy UTC
$10

 

Feb. 19, ChattaNewbies at Flying Squirrel

5:30-7 p.m.

Flying Squirrel, 55 Johnson St.

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 www.facebook.com/chattanewbies/.

No cost.

 

Feb. 19, Money Mindset

6-7 p.m.

The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 108

Learn about how to view the world from an abundance perspective vs. a lack perspective. We will discuss old stories we tell ourselves about our ability to acquire abundance. Come ready to open your perspective and release the stigma around talking about money. 

Speaker: Christina Wright, The Sustainable Soul

Register at thechattery.org.

$15

 

Feb. 20, Small Business Orientation (Morning)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? Maybe you recently started a business but you're worried you skipped something. In this class, we will cover business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and much more. We will also provide a startup checklist and other resources that will ensure you are on the right track.

Register at tsbdc.org.

No cost.

 

Feb. 20, North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting

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

Budweiser, 200 Shearer St.

Speaker: Amy Maxwell, CEM, Public Relations Manager for Hamilton Co. Office of Emergency Management

$10

 

Feb. 20, Meet the Founders

noon-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 NorthShore 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 https://conta.cc/38sazUL.

 

Feb. 20, Business After Hours | MBI Companies Inc.

5-7 p.m.

MBI Companies Inc., 651 E. 4th St., Ste. 500

Business After Hours brings an average of 100 business professionals together for networking and refreshments. Business After Hours in Feb. is sponsored by MBI Companies Inc.

Register at https://conta.cc/3bzcwkd.

No cost.

 

Feb. 20, Small Business Orientation (Evening)

5:30-7 p.m.

INCubator, 100 Cherokee Blvd.

Have you been thinking about starting your own business, but don't know where to begin? Maybe you recently started a business but you're worried you skipped something. In this class, we will cover business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and much more. We will also provide a startup checklist and other resources that will ensure you are on the right track.

Register at tsbdc.org.

No cost.

 

Feb. 21, East Brainerd Chamber Council Coffee

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Jason's Deli, 2115 Gunbarrel Rd.

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

No cost.

 

Feb. 21, Ribbon Cutting for Pedego Chattanooga

4-4:30 p.m.

Pedego Chattanooga, 157 River St.

Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Pedego Chattanooga.


Pro Bono Report Shows Highest Number, Percentage Of Attorneys Reporting Pro Bono In History

The Dog Wizard Expands To Chattanooga

State Rep. Ron Travis Selected To Carry Contract Procurement Bill On Behalf Of Speaker Sexton


The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report detailing the pro bono legal service reported by attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, ... (click for more)

Mobile dog training franchise, The Dog Wizard, has expanded to Chattanooga. Local Professional Dog Trainer John Hayes founded the dog training franchise in Chattanooga that launched in February. ... (click for more)

House Speaker Cameron Sexton has asked State Rep. Ron Travis to serve as co-prime sponsor of House Bill 2727 as it travels through the committee process in the Tennessee House of Representatives. ... (click for more)




Business

Pro Bono Report Shows Highest Number, Percentage Of Attorneys Reporting Pro Bono In History

The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has released its annual report detailing the pro bono legal service reported by attorneys, bar associations, law firms, law schools, legal service providers, mediators and other organizations. Pro bono is a Latin term meaning “for the public good,” and attorneys working pro bono are often working for no, or a reduced, fee. ... (click for more)

The Dog Wizard Expands To Chattanooga

Mobile dog training franchise, The Dog Wizard, has expanded to Chattanooga. Local Professional Dog Trainer John Hayes founded the dog training franchise in Chattanooga that launched in February. He’s been working in Chattanooga as a dog trainer for the past few years. Always perfecting his craft, Mr. Hayes said he wanted to offer Chattanooga an array of modern, world renowned ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Company Planning $225 Million Expansion In Chattanooga; 87 Jobs To Be Added

A company is planning a $225 million expansion in Chattanooga, County Commission members were told Wednesday. There will be 87 jobs added by the project, it was stated. However, officials said they could not disclose the name of the company yet. The county is applying for a $870,000 Fasttrack Economic Develop grant to assist with construction costs. (click for more)

CDOT Planning Narrowed Lanes, Landscaping Along Route Leading To The Chattanooga Airport

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be making significant improvements along Shepherd Road and Airport Connector Road as part of the Airport Master Plan, officials said. Upgrades will include traffic calming narrowed lanes, bicycle lanes, curb and gutters, pedestrian ways and sidewalks, and landscape improvements. The new roadway cross section will ... (click for more)

Opinion

Ridiculous Bike Lanes On Shepherd Road

More brilliant thinking from the city of Chattanooga. Let’s take a five lane road leading from Highway 153 to the airport and make it three lanes, add some bike lanes, sidewalks and landscaping. Who are these idiots that come up with ways to waste money? Bike lanes? Really? How often are the ones on Shallowford at 153 being utilized? Never! I traveled Shallowford to and from ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Worst Ash Wednesday

Today, and every Ash Wednesday to come in my life, will be the anniversary of the longest one hour I ever spent. And, what’s more, either this year or next will mark the 50th year I attended an early Ash Wednesday service that provided one of my life’s greatest lessons. Back in the day a gaggle of us swells from Ole Miss had descended on what was brazenly called “an adventure” in ... (click for more)