Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 20-24

Friday, July 17, 2020
July 21, ONLINE – Accepting Customer Payments 
noon-1 p.m. 
How are you taking payments from your customers for your products and services? This class will teach you the basics of payment processing, the differences in point-of-sale systems, the rules and regulations around surcharging and cash discounts and how to protect your business's and customers' data. This class is hosted by TSBDC, in partnership with Bankcard Solutions. 
Register at tsbdc.org.
No cost.  
 
July 23, ONLINE - Business Building Q&A Series from Bench Builders 
10-11 a.m. 
Melissa Gratias, Owner of Progress Not Perfection, will join Bench Builders with "Productivity and Working from Home - Lessons from the Past." We'll also address the reopening of schools and how that will affect your employees and your business.
Presented by Bench Builders. 
Register at https://bit.ly/3iOzDdT. 
No cost. 
 
July 23, ONLINE – DIVERSIFY Summit: Continuing the Conversation on the Southside 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 
The Southside Chamber Council is continuing the conversation that started at the Chamber of Commerce's DIVERSIFY 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMIT. Featuring guest host, Darian Scott, Director of Talent & Economic Inclusion. Guest panelist include: Dionne R Jenkins of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Debra Socia of The Enterprise Center and James McKissic of Arts Build. 
Register at https://bit.ly/3fGYJte.
No cost. 
 
July 23, ONLINE – Small Business Orientation 
1-2:30 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. This class will cover business entity options, how to get your business licenses, tax registration, planning and financing options. After attending this class, you will also have access to TSBDC counselors and other resources, including a Startup Checklist that will help ensure you are on the right track. 
Register at tsbdc.org. 
No cost.

AG Slatery Urges Congress To Consider Pandemic Liability Protections

GDOL Addresses Outstanding Claims

Finalists For Chattanooga's 1st Annual Technology Excellence Awards Announced


Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with 21 other state attorneys general, co-signed a letter to Congress urging the adoption of the protections contained in the Safe to Work Act. ... (click for more)

The Georgia Department of Labor has recently been asked why not all initial unemployment insurance claims from the middle of March have not been paid. Officials said 92 percent of all valid claims ... (click for more)

ChaTech, the Chattanooga Technology Council, announces the first annual Technology Excellence Awards (TechX). The inaugural TechX Awards will recognize regional companies for outstanding involvement, ... (click for more)



Business

AG Slatery Urges Congress To Consider Pandemic Liability Protections

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III, along with 21 other state attorneys general, co-signed a letter to Congress urging the adoption of the protections contained in the Safe to Work Act. The legislation would help mitigate the threat of frivolous COVID-related litigation for much-needed goods and services while still ensuring victims have legal options where appropriate. The ... (click for more)

GDOL Addresses Outstanding Claims

The Georgia Department of Labor has recently been asked why not all initial unemployment insurance claims from the middle of March have not been paid. Officials said 92 percent of all valid claims have received benefits in the past 19 weeks where a payment has been requested, but many of the others are not eligible for payment per state and federal law. Over 135,000 claims have ... (click for more)

Breaking News

"Good Trouble Freedom Ride" Rally Moved To Community Haven Friday Night

The Community Haven was anything but serene during Friday’s rally against police brutality and systemic racism. Originally planned to take place in Miller Park, the event had to change venues after the city strongly advised the group of Chattanoogans and Atlantans to stay away off any city property. “We’re glad that we’re at the community haven and feel welcome here with brother ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has 3 More COVID Deaths, State Has 20

The Hamilton County Health Department reported that the total number of Hamilton County resident deaths has risen to 53. Below are details of deaths 50-53: #50: 61-70 year old African-American, non-Hispanic male with multiple underlying conditions. #51: 61-70 year old African-American female with no underlying conditions and who was asymptomatic at the time of testing. ... (click for more)

Opinion

Congratulations To Marco Perez

Congratulations to Marco Perez on winning the District 2 School Board race. Marco and his team ran a well organized campaign. It is my hope that Marco will take that same organizational skill to continue the improvement of our public schools for the benefit of our nearly 45,000 students. Thanks to my incredible campaign team that worked tirelessly. Thanks as well to the many ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Tennessee Picks Hagerty

Throughout the day on Thursday, I found myself thinking about Manny Sethi and a day he once spent as a 10-year-old kid in central Tennessee. It was Little League baseball day in Hillsboro, which is right outside of Manchester, a town you know as halfway between Chattanooga and Nashville on I-75. For any energetic child, Little League Day is everything, because all the boys are assigned ... (click for more)