Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 6-10

Thursday, July 2, 2020
July 7, ONLINE - Member Orientation
8:30-10 a.m.
Join us via Zoom to learn more about your member benefits and what's going on at the Chamber.
Register at https://bit.ly/2C1oyFq.
No cost.
 
July 7, ONLINE – North Chattanooga Chamber Council Meeting
noon-1 p.m.
Join us as we hear from Dionne Jenkin, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, as she speaks to diversity and inclusion and its impact on today's business culture.
Register at https://bit.ly/3eT7Wyt.
No cost.
 
July 8, ONLINE - How to Handle Customer Expectations and Complaints (COVID-19)
2-3 p.m.
This class, hosted by TSBDC, THRYV and Fish Consulting, will cover the following topics: communication tips for reopening, how to respond to customer complaints, consumer expectations for brick & mortar businesses and what we learned from states that were the first to reopen.
There will also be time for Q&A.
Register at https://bit.ly/2YTwWzP.
No cost.
 
July 9, ONLINE - Business Building Q&A Series from Bench Builders Featuring Kristen Mashburn of KPMashburn. 
10-11 a.m.
Kristen is a Company Culture Consultant who helps leaders build crazy productive teams by installing systems that create a Nurture Culture. We will also have a Q&A on timely HR topics. Presented by Bench Builders
Register at https://bit.ly/2Bw0Zot.
No cost.
 
July 9, ONLINE - Southside Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Networking: 11:30 a.m. to Noon; Program: Noon to 1 p.m.
Speaker: Darian Scott, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Register at https://bit.ly/2Bwa94j.
No cost.
 
July 9, 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 https://bit.ly/31zJApD.
No cost.

SmartBank Donates $10,000 To Top Of Georgia Economic Initiative

CBL Properties To Close Stores On Thanksgiving For 5th Consecutive Year

Women's Fund Of Greater Chattanooga Names Erika Burnett Executive Director


SmartBank made a $10,000 donation to the Top of Georgia Economic Initiative, a nonprofit fundraising arm designed to enhance the marketing efforts of the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority. ... (click for more)

CBL Properties on Monday announced that its portfolio of regional shopping centers will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day for the fifth consecutive year. “We are proud to continue our tradition ... (click for more)

The Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga has named Erika R. Burnett as its next executive director. Ms. Burnett is a long time Nashville resident, entrepreneur, founder, innovator, teacher and ... (click for more)



Business

SmartBank Donates $10,000 To Top Of Georgia Economic Initiative

SmartBank made a $10,000 donation to the Top of Georgia Economic Initiative, a nonprofit fundraising arm designed to enhance the marketing efforts of the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority. The initiative serves as a way for private individuals or companies to contribute to the economic well-being of the greater Northwest Georgia area including Catoosa, Chattooga, ... (click for more)

CBL Properties To Close Stores On Thanksgiving For 5th Consecutive Year

CBL Properties on Monday announced that its portfolio of regional shopping centers will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day for the fifth consecutive year. “We are proud to continue our tradition of closing our centers on Thanksgiving,” said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer. “Given the challenges of 2020, it’s more important to us than ever to ensure our employees and ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Virus Has Cost Tivoli Foundation Over $4 Million So Far; Patron Fund Drive Launched To Help Save Historic Venues

The fou SThe foundation that operates the Tivoli Theatre and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium has lost $4 million since being shut down by the coronavirus, officials said. In response, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation is launching a fundraising drive to try to save the two historic venues. Nick Wilkinson, executive director, said, "Since its founding in 2015, the Tivoli ... (click for more)

Head Of The Hooch Going Virtual For 2020

Officials of the Head of the Hooch rowing regatta that brings large crowds and hundreds of participants to Ross's Landing each fall said the event will go virtual this fall. Officials said, "Earlier this year the Head of the Hooch regatta’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) established a COVID-19 Task Force to monitor the ongoing status of the pandemic and to determine the feasibility ... (click for more)

Opinion

Mark Kimsey Was The Real Deal And Larger Than Life

Rest In Peace to one of the most honorable, intelligent and entertaining human beings I have ever met in my entire life. Mark Kimsey, you were an eloquent and extremely talented writer and the epitome of what an American Law Enforcement Officer should be - courageous, scholarly, empathetic, proficient and selfless. Words can not begin to express how much you are respected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Laughing With Jim Murray

When I was in high school, I would love it when the “Newspapers in Education” would roll around once a week. The Chattanooga Times was a real Godsend because it offered me something interesting to read during class and, man, I would pounce on the paper. I would immediately find the syndicated columnist, Jim Murray, and revel in his every word. He was - and this I believe to this ... (click for more)