Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Feb. 10-14

Friday, February 7, 2020
Feb. 11, Introduction to Public Speaking – Two-Part Workshop
1-2:30 p.m.
The Chattery
1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 108
In this two-part series, you will learn a simple, easy method to crafting a message that can be applied to every speech engagement.  The class takes place over two days on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Emily Hardy
Register at thechattery.org.
$35  
 
Feb.
11, Ribbon Cutting for Fountainhead Taproom
4-4:30 p.m.
Fountainhead Taproom
1617 Rossville Ave.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Fountainhead Taproom.
 
Feb. 11, The ABC’s of a Strategic Job Search
6-7 p.m.
The Chattery
1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 108
Dr. Rose Opengart, Career Coach, will teach you the most strategic approach to finding the right job for you in your dream company.
Speaker: Dr. Rose Opengart
Register at thechattery.org.
$15  
 
Feb. 12, MidTown Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ponders Funeral Home, Reception Hall
4203 Brainerd Rd.
Speaker: Bill Rush, Executive Director of the JA Henry YMCA Branch
$12
 
Feb. 12, Ribbon Cutting for Real Living Southern Realty
11:30 a.m.-noon
Real Living Southern Realty
3303 Cummings Hwy.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber for a ribbon cutting event for Real Living Southern Realty.
 
Feb. 12, Must-Know Tax Tips For Your Business in 2020
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
INCubator
100 Cherokee Blvd.
If you're wondering what you should be filing, how to avoid headaches when doing your taxes, what "wayfair" is and what that means for your business, how to file taxes in multiple states and what the do's and don'ts are of handling tax audits... this is the class for you. There will also be time for Q&A.
Speaker: Rhonda Hampton, Senior Tax Manager at HHM CPAs
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost. 
 
Feb. 12, How to Set and Maintain Healthy Boundaries
6-7 p.m.
The Chattery
1800 Rossville Ave., Ste. 108
Why are boundaries important? Assess the boundaries or lack of boundaries in your life. Choose a relationship or situation that could benefit from improved boundaries. In this class, we will cover a 5-step process to implement healthy boundaries in your daily life. 
Speaker: Christina Wright
Register at thechattery.org.
$15
 
Feb. 13, Southside Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
green|spaces
63 E. Main St.
Networking: 11:30 a.m.-noon
Speaker: Reggie Piercy, Sandler Training
$12 for Chamber members; $15 for non-members
 
Feb. 13, YPC After Hours + Red Shoe Society Annual Membership Drive
5:30-9 p.m. 
Whiskey Thief
102 Walnut St., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Hart Gallery
110 E. Main St., 7-9 p.m.
Join YPC + Red Shoe Society from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Whiskey Thief for After Hours, then join us for Red Shoe Society’s Annual Membership Drive from 7-9 p.m. at The Hart Gallery.  
No cost. 
 

BASF And The Manufacturing Institute Honor Outstanding Women In Manufacturing

Mike Ducker Named To U.S. Express Enterprises Board Of Directors

TVA Offers Free Virtual Money Saving Energy Workshops


A BASF leader in manufacturing was among 130 women recognized nationally through The Manufacturing Institute’s eighth annual STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain native and Red Bank High School grad Mike Ducker has been named to the board of directors of U.S. Express Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Ducker is the former president and chief executive ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Monday that it is offering a series of free virtual energy workshops to help people learn techniques to save energy and reduce their power bills. ... (click for more)



Business

BASF And The Manufacturing Institute Honor Outstanding Women In Manufacturing

A BASF leader in manufacturing was among 130 women recognized nationally through The Manufacturing Institute’s eighth annual STEP Ahead Awards. Focusing on science, technology, engineering and production (STEP), the program recognizes women who exemplify leadership within their companies. This national honor identifies top talent in the manufacturing industry, and further encourages ... (click for more)

Mike Ducker Named To U.S. Express Enterprises Board Of Directors

Signal Mountain native and Red Bank High School grad Mike Ducker has been named to the board of directors of U.S. Express Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Ducker is the former president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight. During his 43-year career with FedEx, he also served as president of international business, chief operating officer of FedEx Express and president of FedEx ... (click for more)

Breaking News

East Ridge Police Make 1 Arrest In Murder At Donaldson Road Apartments; Seek Gunman

East Ridge Police have made one arrest and are looking for the gunman in a slaying on Aug. 21 at apartments on Donaldson Road. Montrell Lebron Fears, 23, a Brainerd High graduate, was killed in the incident at 914 Donaldson Road. Lonita Fields, 29, has been charged with accessory after the fact of criminal homicide. East Ridge Police received numerous calls around 8:21 ... (click for more)

"Jealous Ex-Boyfriend" Charged With Attempted Murder In Vicious East Ridge Stabbing

A Rossville man has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault in a Sept. 2 stabbing in East Ridge. Police said the victim had a deep cut running from the right side of his head to his lower jaw. It came within inches of his carotid artery. He also received "defensive" wounds on his arm. Charged was Kevin Pascual, 21, of 601 James St., Rossville. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Increase The Pay Rate For Substitutes

Today Hamilton County Schools had 138 requests for substitutes. The answer to filing those classrooms is simple, increase the daily pay for substitutes. The pay rate is terrible for both certified and noncertified individuals. Knox County wised up and increased the pay. If a substitute works 10 to 14 days a month, he or she would receive an additional $300. If the person worked ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Our West Burns

There have been far more people than me who believe the catastrophic wildfires that now flame the width of our western states from Canada to Mexico are because “God has darn-near had enough!” Just yesterday in California a law was passed that will allow transgender prisoners to decide if they want to do their time in men’s or women’s state prison! But the better view is that states ... (click for more)