Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events June 22-27

Friday, June 19, 2020
June 22-26, ONLINE - Virtual Adult Summer School
Various Times
Join The Chattery June 22 through June 26 for virtual Adult Summer School. Each school day (and night) will be full of classes centered around fun subjects like art, public speaking, meditation, career, a business legal Q&A and more. Check out the lineup so far at thechattery.org.
Register at thechattery.org.
$10 day pass; $30 week pass  
 
June 23, ONLINE - East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting
noon-1 p.m.
Join us via Zoom for some excellent networking opportunities, and to learn about the exciting things happening with the East Brainerd Chamber Council.
Register at https://bit.ly/37L3yPm.
No cost.
 
June 24, ONLINE - SEO 101
10-11:30 a.m.
In this class, you will learn and understand the basics of SEO with an action-oriented approach.
We will introduce you to the most powerful resources available to understand the layout of your industry online and give you access to the tools to create your own SEO roadmap. You'll leave this class with a step-by-step guide to get you started and on the road to SEO success. This class is hosted by TSBDC and Chattanooga Web Design, and will be offered online via Zoom.
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.
 
June 24, ONLINE - INCubator Experience Talks: The Beauty in the Pivot
noon-1 p.m.
Two Chattanooga Beauty bosses proved they are definitely essential and decided to maintain momentum when the rest of the world pressed pause. Aliyah Hayoun, founder of Aliyah Hayoun Beauty, and Stephanie Sims, founder of Revamped Interior Design, had a “pandemic pivot” from standing in a salon to selling wigs and candles. Our conversation will inspire you to pick up your side hustle.
Register at https://bit.ly/3hFqROW.
No cost.
 
June 25, ONLINE – Enterprise/Gateway Chamber Council Meeting
8:30-9 a.m.
Charles Wood, vice president of Economic Development with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, manages and coordinates all efforts related to economic development, including business recruitment, existing business and research. He serves as the Chattanooga Chamber’s primary business recruitment officer. Join us as we get an update on the current economic climate within our area.
Register at https://bit.ly/37KzAea.
No cost.

June 25, ONLINE - Business Building Q&A Series from Bench Builders featuring Kevin Monroe 
10-11 a.m.
Virtual meetings are here to stay.  Don't allow 'Zoom fatigue' to be your excuse for hosting boring meetings.  Kevin will explore how you can create and facilitate online meetings that excite, ignite and engage participants. Presented by Bench Builders.
Register at https://bit.ly/3eiSDhZ.
No cost.
 
June 25, ONLINE - Small Business Orientation
1-2 p.m.
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 may have missed a critical step. In this class, we will cover business entity options, tax registration, the importance of business planning, financing options and more. We will also provide a startup checklist and other resources that will help ensure you are on the right track. This class is hosted by TSBDC and will be offered online via Zoom.
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.
 
June 25, ONLINE - PPP Forgiveness Application Walk-Through
2:30-4 p.m.
This class will provide information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Application. We will go through the application and attendees will be able to ask questions. This class is hosted by TSBDC and HHM, and will be offered online via Zoom. Registration is required.
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.
 
June 26, ONLINE - YPC + Lunch: Future of Chattanooga’s Infrastructure
noon-1 p.m.
Join YPC as we hear from Mark Heinzer, City Transportation Engineer at City of Chattanooga, about the Future of Chattanooga's Infrastructure.
Register at chattanoogachamber.com/events.
No cost.
 
June 27, ONLINE - Introduction to Social Media
3-4 p.m.
Join us for a Social Media 101 class where we get a better understanding of what social media is for, beginning steps and how to navigate these often fast-paced platforms. Hosted by The Chattery.
Speaker: Jordan Scruggs
Register at thechattery.org.
$15 

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 13-18

Local Business River Gorge Excursions' First Season Is Open

TVA EnergyRight Launches Virtual Home Energy Audits July 1


July 13, ONLINE - Introduction to Public Speaking - Two-Part Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. In this two-part series, you will learn a simple, easy method to crafting a message that can be applied to ... (click for more)

River Gorge Excursions, a pontoon boat tour and rental company, announces its opening for the 2020 year. The business allows friends and family to either experience a tour with a licensed captain ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Valley Authority is the first utility in the southeast U.S. to launch virtual home energy evaluations, enabling residents across its seven-state region to benefit from money-saving ... (click for more)



Business

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 13-18

July 13, ONLINE - Introduction to Public Speaking - Two-Part Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. In this two-part series, you will learn a simple, easy method to crafting a message that can be applied to every speaking engagement. The class takes place two days on Monday, Jul. 13 and Monday, Jul. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The participants will learn basic public speaking skills in the first class ... (click for more)

Local Business River Gorge Excursions' First Season Is Open

River Gorge Excursions, a pontoon boat tour and rental company, announces its opening for the 2020 year. The business allows friends and family to either experience a tour with a licensed captain or rent a boat to witness the beauty and nature the Tennessee River Gorge has to offer. Officials said, "River Gorge Excursions provides an eye-opening experience along the TN River ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Adds 75 New Cases, Another Death To COVID Toll

Hamilton County Health Department Administrator Becky Barnes said Friday that Hamilton County has added 75 new coronavirus cases, with the number of cumulative cases being 3,255. She said there are 2,096 recovered cases, and 1,122 active COVID patients in the community. She reported another COVID death to the total. The 37 th death was a White non-Hispanic male between 61-70 ... (click for more)

Protest Leader Takes Down Sheriff's Flag In Front Of Jail, Burns It At Miller Park

A protest leader acknowledged in an Internet post that she took down the Sheriff's Department flag from in front of the County Jail and burned it at Miller Park. Marie Mott said she did so because "I got tired of seeing it flying knowing there are black, brown and poor white people in that jail while white people are allowed not to wear a mask when we have a virus that kills ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mandates Are A Bluff - And Response (13)

Via something called an "Executive Order," the facemask mandate will go into effect in Hamilton County on Friday until Sept. 8. This is an illegal executive order and carries no legal weight. Those issuing it know this, which is why Jim Coppinger was too cowardly to issue it himself, but passed off the dirty deed to Dr. Paul Hendricks, who is not even a duly elected representative ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Some time ago The Saturday Funnies started a “CLICK HERE” section at the end of the weekly jokes and stories. With today’s magnificent media, they are easily available and now I find a good half of the “Funnies” that arrive in our emails are videos. This week I received one video that I believe should be shared with everyone in times such as this. Because I am so gleeful over ... (click for more)