Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events May 25-30

Friday, May 22, 2020
May 25, ONLINE - Don't Throw Your Vision Out with the Pandemic
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Needless to say 2020 is not what we expected it to be. Join us as we take a look at the visions that we set for ourselves for the 2020 calendar year. Let's take stock of what has happened, let's evaluate what we said we wanted for the year and let's find hope as we realize that we don't have to throw out our vision with the pandemic. Presented by The Chattery.
Speaker: April Corbett, Upstate Mississippi
Register at thechattery.org. 
$18

May 27, ONLINE – Live Call with the Chattanooga Chamber & Rep.
Robin Smith
3-3:30 p.m.
Check the online event calendar for Zoom details at chattanoogachamber.com/events. 
 
May 27, ONLINE - Introduction to The Model: A Self Coaching Tool 
7:30-8:30 p.m.
The Model is a self-coaching tool developed by Brooke Castillo, a master certified life coach. In this class, certified life coach Haley Mathis will break down each step of the process and teach you how to effectively utilize The Model on your own. Presented by The Chattery.
Speaker: Haley Mathis
Register at thechattery.org. 
$12
 
May 28, ONLINE - Enterprise Gateway Chamber Council Meeting
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Program: The Impact of COVID-19 on Chattanooga’s Communities
Speaker: Dr. Greg Heath, Guerry Professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  
Register at https://bit.ly/2LMHERw.
No cost.
 
May 28, ONLINE - North Hamilton County Chamber Council Meeting
2-3:30 p.m.
Join the North Hamilton County Council for their first online council meeting.
Check the online event calendar for Zoom details at chattanoogachamber.com/events. 
No cost.
 
May 28, ONLINE - Bench Builders' COVID Webinar Series featuring Kevin Barber, CEO of Lean Labs 
10-11 a.m.
Kevin Barber, CEO of Lean Labs, specializing in website design & growth marketing, will share insights on how he leads an international team that works remotely to help their clients outsell & outgrow their competition in this COVID environment. We will also address the HR challenges of employees returning to work. Presented by Bench Builders.
Register at https://bit.ly/36p1knK. 
No cost.
 
May 28, ONLINE - Nonprofit Virtual Happy Hour with Venture Forward and The Chattery
4-4:30 p.m.
In this free virtual Happy Hour, Erika Roberts of Velvet Poetry will perform her poetry while we sip on cocktails. For the entire month of May, Venture Forward and The Chattery are partnering up to make your Thursday afternoons a little more enjoyable.
Register at https://bit.ly/2WVcGNa. 
No cost.
 
May 29, ONLINE – YPC + Lunch: A Home Buying Panel
noon-1 p.m.
Thinking about buying your first home? Quarantine have you rethinking your space? 
Join YPC as we discuss how to buy a home and make the move.
Register at https://bit.ly/3e5apVq.
No cost.
 
May 29, ONLINE - Ditch Your Comfort Zone
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Anything worthwhile is always outside our comfort zone. Discover what's keeping YOU in your comfort zone and how to step out of your comfort zone so that you can expand your possibilities. Presented by The Chattery.
Speaker: Marvae Eikanas, Lead Life Well
Register at thechattery.org.
$12
 
May 30, ONLINE - CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us for a free 3 hour CO.STARTERS Get Started Workshop in partnership with CO.LAB and The Chattery. This workshop is designed to equip you with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn your idea into a business.
Speaker: April Corbett, Upstate Mississippi
Register at thechattery.org.
No cost.

For more on these events and growing your business, visit ChattanoogaChamber.com.

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Business

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Georgia Reports Record Unemployment Rates Across State

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Breaking News

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Hamilton County on Friday reported 96 more positive COVID-19 cases - the largest one-day total yet. That brings the total of confirmed cases in the county since the virus broke out in March to 939. There are 29 coronavirus patients in Chattanooga hospitals, which is the largest number yet. There are 17 coronavirus patients in Intensive Care in Chattanooga hospitals - also ... (click for more)

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Twenty four patients have tested positive for coronavirus at a retirement center in Rossville. Officials also said a staff member tested positive at NHC HealthCare. A second employee is being checked, officials said. None of the patients have been transferred to the hospital, the facility said. Officials said the majority of those who tested positive are not showing ... (click for more)

Opinion

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Erma Bombeck, surely one of the greatest newspaper columnists in our lifetime, once decreed, "When humor goes, there goes civilization." With a new spate of disappointing news this week, it is easy to see the sage Erma was right, and thus we welcome this week’s newest edition of The Saturday Funnies. As longtime readers are aware, the Funnies are a collection of the nameless missives ... (click for more)