Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events July 27-31

Friday, July 24, 2020
July 28, ONLINE - Contact Tracing: IT + COVID
10-10:30 a.m.
Who should attend? Businesses, manufacturers and education institutions that are preparing to reopen. Discussion on how to maximize the utilization of technology assets and resources in setting up a new campus experience. Presented by ChaTech.
Register at https://bit.ly/3jvREOJ.
Members & Non-Members: No cost

July 28, ONLINE - East Brainerd Chamber Council Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join us as we network and hear from our guest speaker, Elaine Merritt from BNI Southeast Tennessee.
Register at https://bit.ly/30XAuRJ.
No cost.
 
July 29, ONLINE - IT Sales in a Virtual World
10-10:30 a.m.
How can you develop sales relationships during quarantine? Presented by ChaTech.
Register at https://bit.ly/2EgZZWl.
Members & Non-Members: No cost
 
July 30, ONLINE - Business Building Q&A Series from Bench Builders
10-11 a.m.
Steve Hillis with Empower Partners will join Bench Builders to share tips on developing, adjusting and executing sales growth strategies, even in the COVID-19 environment.
We'll also address the reopening of schools and ways organizations can help ease the stress and uncertainties for their working parents. Presented by Bench Builders.
Register at https://bit.ly/3iOzDdT.
No cost.
 
July 31, ONLINE - YPC + Lunch: CIVICS 101 - Chattanooga & Hamilton County Government
noon-1 p.m.
The current COVID-19 environment and the unrest that has swept our country has put a spotlight on the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County governments. Join YPC as we hear from Dr. Liz Norell of Chattanooga State Community College to discuss the county and city government's roles, structures, how both work together and ways to have your voice heard. 
Register at https://bit.ly/3jDAONK.
Members & Non-Members: No cost
 
July 31, ONLINE - 2020 Leadership Chattanooga Virtual Graduation
6-7:30 p.m.
Join the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce for the 2020 Leadership Chattanooga Virtual Graduation recognizing the graduates from the 2019-2020 Leadership Chattanooga Class. To ensure the health and safety of our entire community, the Leadership Chattanooga Graduation will be an online event this year. 
Join us for the live event at chattanoogachamber.com/events. 
No cost.

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

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

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)

Keith Fogleman Retiring, Brent Goldberg Leaving County Schools; Other Changes Announced

Keith Fogleman, co-chairman of the School Reopening Task Force and chief talent officer (personnel) for Hamilton County Schools, will retire in September. At the same time, county school officials announced several new leadership changes, including the departure of Brent Goldberg, chief finance officer. Mr. Fogleman came to Hamilton County Schools in January 2018. Previously, ... (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)