Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 13-18

Friday, July 10, 2020
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 and prepare a speech to virtually present for the second class. Presented by The Chattery.
Speaker: Emily Hardy
Register at thechattery.org.
$35 (for both weeks)

July 14, Primary Day is coming.
A conversation on elections with TN Secretary of State, Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins.
11-11:30 a.m.
With Tennessee’s primary elections coming (early voting starts a week from Friday), the Chattanooga Chamber is hosting a conversation with TN Secretary of State, Tre Hargett and TN Coordinator of Elections, Mark Goins.
Register at https://bit.ly/31Zz6A2.
 
July 14, ONLINE - Getting Started: Small Business Finance
10-11 a.m.
This class will introduce small business owners to some basic financial concepts and strategies when starting a small business. We will discuss several topics including choosing a bank with the right fit for the business, selecting the right types of accounts to open, building credit for the business during start-up and other basics that many business owners are unsure about as they approach opening day. Sponsored by Bank of America. Presented by The Chattery.
Register at thechattery.org.
No cost. 
 
July 16, ONLINE - Data Privacy: Implementing CCPA & GDPR
9:30-10:30 a.m.
When it comes to data privacy, what’s the difference between Facebook & Unum? Learn from the Unum VP & Chief Privacy Officer + AVP, Privacy Practices.  
Register at https://bit.ly/38IDJje.
No cost.
 
July 16, ONLINE - Business Building Q&A Series from Bench Builders
10-11 a.m.
Amanda Jelks, founder & managing attorney of Jelks Law PLLC, will join Bench Builders and share "The 5 Things Everyone Should Know When Starting Their Own Business." Join us to hear Amanda's unique perspective as a small business owner & small business champion. We will also have a Q&A on timely HR topics. Presented by Bench Builders.
Register at https://bit.ly/3iOzDdT.
No cost.
 
July 16, ONLINE - Southside Virtual Happy Hour
5-6 p.m.
Join the Southside Chamber Council for a Virtual Happy Hour. 
Register at https://bit.ly/2ALBS0u.
No cost.

July 18, 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. You'll learn about major platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and how to use them to suit your needs. Presented by The Chattery.
Speaker: Jordan Scruggs
Register at thechattery.org.
$15

PODCAST: Clint Powell Interviews Tiffanie Campbell Robinson

TVA Board Encourages Written Comments From Public Regarding The Pandemic

Tennessee July Revenues Exceed Budgeted Estimate By $667 Million


Clint Powell interviewed Tiffanie Campbell Robinson, founder and CEO of Second Story Real Estate Management and a Hamilton County School Board member. They discussed life, how has COVID changed ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors will again seek written comments from the public as part of a modified listening session necessary to maintain physical distancing and public ... (click for more)

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Butch Eley on Thursday announced that Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in July. Overall July revenues were $1.86 ... (click for more)



Business

PODCAST: Clint Powell Interviews Tiffanie Campbell Robinson

Clint Powell interviewed Tiffanie Campbell Robinson, founder and CEO of Second Story Real Estate Management and a Hamilton County School Board member. They discussed life, how has COVID changed business, opening up schools, and more. Click here for the interview. (click for more)

TVA Board Encourages Written Comments From Public Regarding The Pandemic

The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors will again seek written comments from the public as part of a modified listening session necessary to maintain physical distancing and public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The format will be same as used in May. Written comments may be submitted beginning on Thursday, Aug. 20, and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on ... (click for more)

Breaking News

UTC Dealing With COVID Outbreak At Fraternity House On Vine Street

The Hamilton County Health Department, in partnership with UTC, is notifying the community of potential COVID-19 exposures at Kappa Sigma Fraternity House, located at 927 Vine St. Potential exposures began last Saturday and continue. Case investigations revealed that UTC students and members of the community who visited or are presently residing at the fraternity house ... (click for more)

Fire Engulfs Home On Roberts Mill Road Saturday Morning

Firefighters battled a fire early Saturday morning on Roberts Mill Road. At 7:30 a.m, a 911 call was made reporting a house fire at 505 Roberts Mill Road. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting a single-story house was fully involved with fire. Dallas Bay VFD requested a Mutual Aid response for additional manpower. The Mowbray ... (click for more)

Opinion

Jerry Summers: What To Do With General A.P. Stewart

Since the courthouse entrance on the south end of the Hamilton County Courthouse has been closed to any entrance/exit traffic since 9/11, I doubt that it has been given as much attention as professed by the advocates for the removal of General A. P. Stewart. The General seems to have tried to rectify his military career by serving as the first superintendent of the Chickamauga Battlefield ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

Bubba and Buster, both pipefitters, were getting their gloves and gear to start at 7 o’clock prompt last Wednesday when both agreed how lucky they were about not having to wear masks on an open construction site. “But, boy, when me and my lady go grocery shopping on Saturday, I make sure she wears one!” said Bubba. Buster, something of a roustabout, was touched by that and, stumbling ... (click for more)